CE Week Events in NYC to Kick Off with 2012 6Sight Conference

CE Week Events in NYC to Kick Off with 2012 6Sight Conference


New York, NY—The 2012 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference will star some of the world’s top imaging researchers, as imaging is experiencing more technology advances than at any other time. 6Sight is part of 2012 CE Week, a five-day citywide event in New York City, June 25-29, that includes the CEA Line Shows and the Digital Downtown Conference.

With technology advances come changes that consumers and businesses are having trouble sorting out, and understanding the value they represent. That’s why 6Sight has assembled the top imaging research analysts in one place to help executives understand their opportunities.

The conference program includes the following research components:

InfoBreakfast. Ed Lee and David Haueter of InfoTrends will provide a breakfast presentation overseeing the key market trends expected to shape the current and future direction of the photo industry.

Top Imaging Trends. 6Sight senior analysts Paul Worthington and Tony Henning will present the most innovative technology shaping the photography business today and tomorrow.
Mobile Imaging Market Trends. MobileTrax founder J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., will discuss the challenges and opportunities in mobile imaging devices.

Social Imaging Survey. Hans Hartman will present the results of the consumer social imaging behavior and product usage survey he conducted for 6Sight.

Analyst Roundtable. Alex Spektar of Strategy Analytics, Liz Cutting of NPD, Marion Knoche of GfK, Joanna Wright of Futuresource, and Kristy Holch, founder of InfoTrends, will discuss the latest issues facing imaging.
Cameraphone Global Trends. Tony Henning provides the most complete overview of the current state of cameraphones and mobile imaging technology.

The 6Sight conference program will also focus on major growth opportunities and top trends in the imaging ecosystem, including connected imaging devices, image sharing, mobile apps, smart imaging technology such as GPS and facial or scene recognition, sensors and processors, optics, photo services, and displays. Day 1 and Day 2, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Gallery Level, 4th floor. 6sight.com

                      CE Week Programming Roundup

June 25-29 is going to be a busy week in New York City as the consumer electronics industry converges for a celebration of what’s new, what’s happening and what’s coming in consumer electronics. Here’s a quick overview of what’s in store so far (CEWeekNY.com).

Gdgt Live. Open to the public June 25, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Altman Building,135 West 18th Street, Gdgt Live will engage technology enthusiasts face-to-face and leverage their viral power to generate buzz and excitement for new products. events. gdgt.com

CEA Research Summit. June 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Metropolitan Suite, 2nd floor. Gain market intelligence on the consumer technology industry, brought to you by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), offering an exclusive view into the major trends underpinning the industry. CEA’s Research Summits are distinctive single-day events designed to give executives from diverse industries a timely intelligence on the unique and important market trends and transformations emerging in the consumer electronics industry. ceresearchsummit.ontrackevents.com/registration.cfm

Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum.
Beginning 10:30 a.m. at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street. Join other industry women for a luncheon and a dynamic day of sessions, topics, workshops and keynote speakers that relate to career enhancement in consumer electronics. womenince.org

CEA Line Shows/ Showstoppers. Spanning June 27-28 with an opening night VIP preview beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building, main floor. See the latest products before anyone else in this VIP networking environment, sponsored by Women in CE, Pioneer, CEA Research Summit, live music sponsored by AudioFly. This year’s show is partnering with Showstoppers to bring more press than ever to the opening night VIP preview.

Promising to be the largest East Coast showcase of CE innovations, the Line Shows will feature over 100 showcases of new gear from major brands and start-ups. Following the 2011 sold-out event, the CEA Line Shows are moving to a bigger and more flexible exhibit space, offering more options for vendors to display midyear innovations to New York’s biggest audience of journalists, analysts, retailers, distributors and market leaders. New for 2012, the CEA Line Shows will include: nearly twice the square footage; on-the-floor demo space; expanded meeting space; premium special event space; automotive accommodations; and tractor trailer parking. cealineshows.com/2012

Developer University. June 27, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Gallery Level, 4th floor, this event is designed to provide valuable information to developers looking for new ideas on app development, monetizing apps and turbo charging adoption of their apps. techce.org

Digital Downtown Conference.
The Digital Downtown Conference at CEA Line Shows will bring together the top media, executives and key technology thought leaders for two days of conference panels and presentations focused on innovation, and what’s hot and happening in consumer electronics. It is scheduled for June 27-28, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The program is developed to showcase the latest technology trends and innovations.

Conference panel and presentation highlights include: CE Blogosphere moderated by Peter Rojas, cofounder, Gdgt; Digital Imaging moderated by Roy Furchgott, technology writer, New York Times; i-ccessories moderated by Lex Friedman, staff writer, MacWorld; Kick-starting a Revolution moderated by Brian Tong, senior editor, CNET; and the Eureka Park Challenge hosted by Cali Lewis, host of GeekBeat.TV. Over the course of two days, 10 CE start-up finalists will compete for top honors, including a free booth at the 2013 International CES. Come view the demos and help decide who will move on to exhibit at CES.

Additional programming includes: Mobile Devices moderated by Clayton Morris, cohost, Fox & Friends; Next Gen TV moderated by David Katzmaier, senior editor, CNET; Gadgets for Every Demographic moderated by Andrea Smith, ABC News; Mobile Health moderated by Natali Morris, technology contributor, CNBC; Ultrabooks moderated by Mark Spoonauer, editor in chief, LAPTOP; CEA Industry Update moderated by Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association; Mobile App Showdown hosted by Robin Raskin, CEO, Living in Digital Times; Retailer Panel moderated by Jeff O’Heir, editor in chief, Dealerscope; Audio at Home moderated by Maureen Jenson, editor in chief, CustomRetailer; Mom Bloggers moderated by Suzanne Kantra, founder/CEO, Techlicious; and TWICE/NPD Group Success Stories Awards, hosted by Steve Smith, editor in chief of TWICE. cealineshows.com/2012/the-conferences