CE Week 2017 – What’s in store …
Once again this year, CE Week has partnered with getgeeked New York and ShowStoppers to create the tech industry’s only “B2E” (business-to-everyone) event. Participating companies can set up once at the Metropolitan Pavilion and meet with the press, industry attendees, influencers, and enthusiasts over the course of two carefully curated days.
Attendees will see hundreds of amazing new products from tech’s biggest brands and hottest startups on the show floor. They can attend conference sessions featuring tech industry thought leaders, check out exciting special events like the Young Innovators To Watch Awards, take advantage of show specials in the getgeeked Shopping Zone, and lots more.
One Location. Two Days. Three Events.
For over 10 years, CE Week has been where the tech industry goes to lay the foundation for success in the second half of the year, but this year it will deliver participating companies more ROI than any other tech industry event.
That’s because CE Week has partnered with getgeeked New York and ShowStoppers to deliver exhibitors all the audiences they need to engage to be successful in the second half of 2017 at one event.
Whether a company signs up with CE Week, getgeeked New York, or ShowStoppers, all CE Week exhibitors are invited to participate in all three events at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Midtown Manhattan on July 12th and 13th.
That means companies only need to set up once to showcase their products to the tech industry’s most influential journalists, meet with key industry partners, channel representatives, and investors, and turn influencers and passionate tech enthusiasts into their most important advocates.
The carefully curated two-day schedule gives each audience segment an exclusive time to attend the show, allowing exhibitors to communicate effectively with each one. To see the full schedule, click here.
For attendees, there will be hundreds of amazing new products from tech’s biggest brands and hottest startups to check out, free CE Week conference sessions featuring industry leaders to attend, and great special events like the Young Innovators to Watch awards ceremony, Drone Obstacle Course, Best in Show presentation, The TV Shootout, and more.
Attendees can also participate in getgeeked’s social media contests and take advantage of discounts on the products being showcased in the getgeeked New York Shopping Zone.
And with both CE Week and getgeeked live-streaming from the show floor, even if you can’t make it to the show, you can check out some hot new products and hear from executives at the companies that make them.
CE Week 2017 featuring getgeeked New York is the tech industry’s first and only “B2E” (“business-to-everyone”) event!
Eric Schwartz, Managing Direction/Executive Producer, NAPCO Media
Barry Myers, Founder & President, getgeeked Media
Dave Leon, Partner, Showstoppers
EXCLUSIVE MEDIA EVENT
Shake hands with more than 1,500 pre-qualified journalists, bloggers, analysts and key industry influencers – to score news coverage, product reviews and executive interviews.
This is NYC’s blockbuster event where reporters and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies for work, for home, for play – hot products from cool companies, companies they know, companies they haven’t discovered yet. Away from the noise and distraction of the general tradeshow floor.
Open to all exhibitors on the CE Week showfloor, Showstoppers invites their exclusive list of attendees to provide an invite-only press event like none other.
July 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Kickoff VIP Media Reception
3 p.m. to 5:00 pm
Press reception continues
Exhibit Floor Opens
Thursday, July 13, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dealers, Distributors, Retailers and Journalists attend
(see who attended last year)
THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF RECEPTION OF CE WEEK
Be part of the only tech industry event this summer that will put your products and services in front of ALL THE KEY AUDIENCES you need to engage with to succeed this fall and through the all-important holiday season.
Reasons to Be Part of CE Week
Showcase the products and services you’re launching in the second half of 2017 to the press.
Network with colleagues and meet with your key industry partners.
Generate meaningful, measurable buzz to kick start your fall campaigns.
Build relationships with the influencers whose opinions are setting the trends for consumers across the country and around the world.
Take the CE Week stage to launch products, participate in panels and showcase your company as an industry thought-leader
CE Week’s Media Stats speak volumes for its central role in the technology industry.
250 Million Media Impressions
4,200 Pieces of Media Content
34 Million #CEWeek social media impressions
Drop by Muse’s booth at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17 next week and see their brain sensing headband. Other experiences will include marrying the award-winning Muse technology to VR headsets to help drive new, immersive and engaging visual and audio experiences of meditation, 3D art and neuroscience. An experience you won’t want to miss!
Meet The Winners Of The 3rd Annual New York City “Young Innovators to Watch” Awards. Join us as we honor them at a special awards presentation at 4pm on 7/12. #CEWeekNY
We LOVE the SMARTOO by Enblue Technology Global. It turns your suitcase into a smart desk and is live now on Indiegogo! See it at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17
Don’t miss the Deltaprintr Go 3D Printer on display at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17, 7/12-13!
We’re thrilled to have B&H Photo Video Pro Audio hosting the #CEWeekNY Official Opening Night Party, sponsoring the ‘Young Innovators to Watch’ Award Competition and exhibiting on the show floor!
Check out Switchmate’s Lighting Power Pack at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17! The first product in their new “Instant Smart Home Starter Kit” line!
Don’t miss ReSound LiNX 3D – the first hearing aid that can be fine-tuned by a hearing care expert anytime, anywhere #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17
Want Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in your classic or exotic car? Check out Pioneer Electronics (North America)’s AVH-3300NEX at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17! #upgradeyourcar
Need a better night’s sleep? See how REM-Fit’s ZEEQ Smart Pillow integrates with Alexa at #CEWeekNY + #ggNY17!
NEW EXHIBITOR ALERT! HairMax, Floyd Rose Audio, BumpOut, GoSun Stove, NEOFECT_Global, Bond Home, Switchmate, TripIt and HANDL have been added to the #CEWeekNY exhibitor list! Register now to see what’s new from these companies and many more!
Video experts and a panel of esteemed judges will evaluate the newest flagship displays to help choose 2017’s best TV’s in three distinct categories at the 14th Annual TV Shootout during CE Week 2017 #CEWeekNY
Simon Applebaum Hi there! Simon Applebaum from Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the program all about TV, urging CE Week to devote a panel session to smart TV sets and devices. Sixty percent of all US homes now have such a set and/or device (Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, etc.) and usage of them is growing rapidly. This is a situation that demands a seperate panel at CE Week happen. Make it happen!
Excited to welcome Live by EarlySense, cradl., Kobo, Enblue Technology Global and Merge VR to the #CEWeekNY 2017 exhibitor lineup
New Exhibitor Alert! Excited to have Nuheara, Protect-A-Bed and Ooma exhibiting at #CEWeekNY 2017! Register now to see what’s new from these companies and many more!
#TBT to M3D – Micro 3D Printer at getgeeked during CE Week 2016. Looking forward to seeing their latest and greatest at #CEWeekNY 2017!
Have you checked out our exhibitor list yet? We’re thrilled to have Fizzics, Focal, JLab Audio, M3D – Micro 3D Printer, ownerIQ, Ozobot, Phazon, Pioneer Electronics (North America), Westinghouse Home and more signed up to exhibit with new exhibitors being added daily!
We’ve partnered with Showstoppers to produce the 6th annual press preview event at #CEWeekNY 2017
ShowStoppers @ CE WEEK 2017 kicks-off CE Week exhibits. This exclusive VIP event starts at 12:00 pm – and is a special opportunity for exhibitors as we focus the media attention on you!
Utilize the unique ShowStoppers experience to deliver your message, your way. Inspire new opportunities, and create unlimited global exposure for your brand. Introduce new products and demonstrate exciting technologies for media coverage, interviews and product reviews – away from the noise and distractions of the show floor.
The media comes to ShowStoppers to see the latest digital technologies, products and services aimed at today’s diverse lifestyles, changing work-styles and transformative business models.
At CE Week, the media also enjoys the ShowStoppers atmosphere, along with good food and drink. This relaxed ambiance facilitates networking, conversations and relationships that have the potential for extending beyond this one-night ShowStoppers event — for greater media coverage year around.
ShowStoppers makes it easy to participate. It provides a turnkey exhibit stand/table, so that all you need to do is show-up with your products, literature and be prepared to convey your message.
NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, CE Week, the tech industry’s most important mid-year B2B event and getgeeked New York, the event that has reinvented the traditional tech industry media event, are joining forces to offer companies access to a unique combination of audiences not found at any other tech industry event.
In addition to bringing over 1500 passionate, early-adopter tech enthusiasts to the show on the first night, this year getgeeked Media is developing an Influencers Program that will deliver highly sought after influencers such as mommy and lifestyle bloggers, YouTubers, social media influencers, and more from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the first day of the two-day event.
“Our specialty is the geeks – the authentic, tech-loving consumers that are reviewing, recommending, and sharing real opinions about tech products every day. But over the last several years, we’ve seen the growth of communities of influencers with the ability to create broader awareness of companies’ products and we felt it was critical to find ways to deliver this audience to our exhibitors too,” said Barry Myers, Founder and President, getgeeked Media.
CE Week 2017 featuring getgeeked New York kicks off with its annual opening night party at B&H Photo Video on the night of July 11th. The exhibits at the Metropolitan Pavilion open to the press at noon on July 12th, followed by the Influencer Program at 3:00 PM. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the show opens its doors to members of the getgeeked community, giving companies a chance to turn these passionate consumers into their most important advocates heading into the second half of the year.
On day 2, CE Week’s traditional B2B audience, featuring retailers, distributors, channel partners and more are invited to attend along with members of the press. In addition to the show floor, Day 2 features the annual CE Week Conference designed by Dealerscope, the industry’s leading technology retailing publication. Once again this year, the CE Week Conference will give executives from the tech industry’s biggest brands and hottest startups an opportunity to address the hottest issues facing the consumer technology industry.
Barry Myers, Founder & President, getgeeked Media
GET TO KNOW THE GEEKS
Turn today’s true influencers into your most important advocates when getgeeked New York takes over CE Week 2017!
Finding ways to turn influencers and enthusiasts into passionate advocates for your products is a critical element of any successful marketing campaign today.
The opinions they’re sharing, the reviews their writing, and the social content they’re posting about your products is more trusted by other consumers than any other form of marketing communications.
With the continued growth of social media, their voice reaches further every day and their influence over the purchase decisions of others keeps getting bigger. In short, these hard-to-reach consumers may hold the key to the success or failure of your next product launch.
The good news is that these hard-to-reach consumers aren’t just coming to CE Week featuring getgeeked New York. They’re coming to meet with you, check out your products, and give you feedback you can’t get anywhere else. Engage them authentically, listen to what they have to say, and they WILL become your most important marketers.
Opportunities associated with getgeeked New York include…
Social Media Activations – generate awesome social content featuring your products from getgeeked NY attendees.
Shopping Zone – let getgeeked NY attendees order your products without leaving the show.
getgeeked@Night – reach thousands of additional geeks by being part of the official getgeeked NY live stream and take home a recording you can share with your fans.
Techfluence – tap into getgeeked Media’s new research program to follow up with getgeeked attendees and turn the interactions you have at the show into lasting relationships.
We look forward to working with you to make sure you get the most out of getgeeked New York this July. For more information on getgeeked Media, visit http://getgeeked.tv/
You can’t have an event that’s focused on innovation without recognizing the amazing work today’s startups are doing to drive innovation and adoption across all the most exciting technology categories from connected cars to artificial intelligence, drones, IoT, smart homes, robotics, AR/VR, and so many others.
To ensure these amazing innovators can participate at CE Week 2017 featuring getgeeked New York, we’re offering companies that are under two years old or have fewer than 20 employees a 50% discount off our $3995 entry-level package.
For just $1995, qualifying companies can showcase their products to the following audiences over two days at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Midtown Manhattan.
1000+ Industry Attendees
1200+ passionate Tech Enthusiasts
To take advantage of this amazing offer, just go to our Exhibitor Selection Form and select the “Startup 6’ Tabletop Package.” Here’s what’s included-
6’ Table Demo Station with Linen
Logo & Company Description
Additional Promotion Associated with The Startup Pavilion
Mention in Startup Pavilion Press Release
Pre and Post Event Press List Access
Social Media Promotion
CE Week Feeds
getgeeked Media Feeds
Best of Show Entry
Participation in the getgeeked NY Shopping Zone (example)
Participation in getgeeked NY Social Media Contests
getgeeked Post Event Survey Presentation (example)
BONUS: Reserve your space before June 20th and we’ll include an interview with one of your company representatives in one of our two live stream programs!
Wednesday, July 12
12:00 PM Indiegogo Keynote: From Zero Sales to Big Box Retail Presenter: John Vaskis, Head of Hardware, Technology and Design Sales at Indiegogo Vaskis’s keynote will detail what the process of using the Indiegogo platform is like for manufacturers or those who simply have a brilliant idea.
1:00 PM Connected Lifestyles Panel, Sponsored by EarlySense LIVE Presenter: Colin Marshall, Vice President of Fantem Inc.
Presenter: Ted Cardenas, Vice President of Marketing in the Car Electronics Division, Pioneer Electronics
Moderator: Rob Stott, Editorial Director, Dealerscope Representatives from a number of companies in the connected home and car industries will talk about trends in the area of IoT and connected lifestyle technology.
2:00 PM Press Conference TBD New products will be presented during a sponsored press conference right on the showfloor at CE Week
2:40 PM Live Demo Stage Presentations Various companies Leveraging the CE Week Stage, companies will launch/showcase the products and services they are launching in the second half of 2017
3:00 PM Hot Button Issues for 50+ Tech Set Presented by Tech50+
Moderator: Gary Kaye, Founder, Tech50+
Presenter: Rebecca Wasley, Director of Marketing, BeWellConnect
Presenter: Malcom Glenn, Strategic Partnerships, Uber
Presenter: Jonathan Greer, Director, Marketing Strategy and Operations, Canary
Presenter: James Slaby, Senior Manager, Global Marketing Campaigns, Acronis
Health technology, self-driving cars, online security, and smart home products are a few of the most important tech topics for today’s seniors. Join Gary Kaye, founder of the number one tech blog for seniors, as he discusses these issues with representatives from the companies leading the way in bringing these innovative technologies to market.
4:00 PM Young Innovators to Watch Presenter: Robin Raskin, Founder and CEO, Living in Digital Times Living in Digital Times presents their annual Young Innovators to Watch Awards program, which highlights and honors the brightest young minds in the tech industry
5:00 PM Best in Show Presenter: Rob Stott, Editorial Director, Dealerscope
Presenter: Eric Schwartz, Executive Producer, CE Week The award is made based on review by our editors measuring by several criteria, including usability, design, innovation, important features and overall user value.
5:30 PM Live Demo Stage Presentations Various companies Leveraging the CE Week Stage, companies will launch/showcase the products and services they are launching in the second half of 2017
Thursday, July 13
9:00 AM How VR/AR is Changing Retail Moderator: Kathryn Howe, Senior Advisor, Cisco
Presenter: Amit Chetal, Senior Manager of Consulting Services and Sales, Cisco
Presenter: Tony Scherba, CEO and Founder, Yeti
Presenter: Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder, VR/AR Association
How are augmented and virtual reality shaping the customer experience and what can retailers do to stay ahead of the curve? This discussion, presented by the Imaging Alliance, will dive into the role of these emerging technologies in retail.
10:00 AM Christmas in July Presenter: Nathan Safran, Director of Research, NAPCO Media As retailers prepare their stockrooms and warehouses for the frenzy of the final quarter of 2017, it’s important to stay on top of the tech trends consumers are buying into. NAPCO Research’s Nathan Safran will share the results of a consumer study on shopping trends for the upcoming holiday season.
11:00 AM Get in the eSports Game Moderator: Patrick McCarthy, Senior Content Editor, Dealerscope
Presenter: Alexandra Harding, Director of Vendor Management, Ingram Micro
eSports are poised to make the biggest impact not only in 2017 but over next decade. Smashing records in revenue, viewership, and event budgets, eSports is no longer a secret. The eSports panel is dedicated to discussing where the scene is, what’s on the horizon, and how a video game has captured the attention of retailers and consumers worldwide.
12:00 PM OwnerIQ Press Conference: Data Trends for CE Retailers and Brands Presenter: Jay Habegger, CEO, ownerIQ The online shopping journey for consumers in CE has changed in a big way. ownerIQ’s Jay Habegger will give tips on how to outperform competition and drive sales online and instore by maximizing your digital advertising dollars using the largest transparent data marketplace available today from ownerIQ.
Hey CE Week-ers!
ownerIQ will be back on the main stage at CE Week 2017!
Come join us as we discuss the latest data trends for consumer electronic retailers and brands. The online shopping journey for consumers in CE has changed in a big way – and its important that your marketing tactics change with it.
Jay Habegger, CEO of ownerIQ will will give tips on how to outperform competition and drive sales online and instore by maximizing your digital advertising dollars using the largest transparent data marketplace available today.
Full Speaking Session Details:
Day: Thursday, July 13
Location: Main Stage, Metropolitan Pavilion
Speaker: Jay Habegger, CEO ownerIQ
1:00 PM How Confident is Today’s Retailer? Moderator/Presenter: Rob Stott, Editorial Director, Dealerscope
Presenter: Steve Kramer, Senior Consultant, InfoScout
Presenter: Nathan Safran, Director of Research, NAPCO Media Almost a year in, the Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index is proving its worth to the CE retail community. Dealerscope Editorial Director Rob Stott will present some of the latest findings and discuss them with a panel of retail industry peers.
2:00-2:30 PM Present and Future Challenges of Selling TV at Retail Presenter: Joel Silver, Owner, ISF
Presenter: Kevin Miller, President, ISFTV
Presenter: Tim Alessi, Sr. Director – Product Marketing, Home Entertainment, LG Electronics USA
Presenter: Tom Campbell, Global Technologist
Presenter: Robert Zohn, President at ValueElectronics.com Industry experts will discuss the challenges that retailers face selling TVs in present day and in the coming years.
2:30-3:00 PM The Annual TV Shootout (and results announcement) Presenter: Rob Stott, Editorial Director, Dealerscope
Presenter: Eric Schwartz, Executive Producer, CE Week The professional TV calibrators behind the annual TV Shootout will share the results of this year’s event, while also discussing some of the latest trends in TV technology.
John Vaskis — Keynote Speaker
Head of Hardware, Technology, and Design Sales
John manages Indiegogo’s largest sales team that is focused on driving growth in the hardware and technology vertical at Indiegogo.
Director of Research, NAPCO Media
Director of Research for NAPCO Media, heading new research initiative. Develop business strategy and go to market plan together with senior leadership. Design custom research studies for multi-national companies, develop thought leadership and proprietary research for both internal and external use.
Sr. Content Editor, Dealerscope
Patrick McCarthy is a Senior Editor for Dealerscope who covers trends, technologies, and products in the consumer electronic space. Patrick has been a journalist for the six years, working for various publications covering a variety of topics through video, photo, and print in Illinois, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and across the internet.
Editorial Director, Dealerscope
Editorial Director for the CT Lab publishing group at NAPCO Media. Oversees the editorial content strategy and direction for Dealerscope and other related publications. Avid techy and host of the UNBOXED product review series on Dealerscope.
InfoScout has rapidly established the largest and richest source of household purchases by item, brand, category, and channel. By capturing over 200,000 trips daily across all retailers and channels daily, InfoScout in the only OMNICHANNEL panel provider across the categories we deliver insights to, including CPG, Consumer Electronics, and Apparel. InfoScout’s real-world analytics make brands better marketers by providing the industry’s largest, richest & most actionable source of household purchase information, by item, across all retail and eCommerce channels.
NATM Buying Corporation
NATM Buying Corporation is a national buying co-op representing 12 regional retailers in the appliance and electronics industry. NATM coordinates the buying and merchandising strategies for its members, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas.
Imaging Science Foundation
Joel Silver is the President and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc.,(ISF) which incorporated in 1994 to introduce image quality improving calibration services into HDTVs. There are now over 12 million HDTVs shipped each year under license to the ISF.
Kevin Miller is the owner of ISFTV, a Display Product Development Consulting company to the industry’s leading television and video source manufacturers. ISFTV has also been providing professional calibration services since the inception of the ISF in early 1994. Kevin specializes in home theater design consulting for the end user and full service professional calibration for all types of displays for both the consumer and professional markets.
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships
Tom O’Connell is the Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at Code/Interactive. As a former high school physics & computer science teacher and teacher coach, Tom joined Code/Interactive to build professional development and content coaching programs for computer science teachers. Tom has fostered partnerships and supported teachers with schools and districts nationally as a part of the Computer Science For All Initiative. He is an adjunct professor at the Lehman College Graduate School of Education and a facilitator and teacher coach for Exploring Computer Science. Tom is an advisor to Facebook’s TechStart program, Teach For America’s CS Fellows initiative, and the Out In Tech Youth Program. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at computer science and technology education events
Chairman, Board of Directors
Brian Cohen is the Chairman, Board of Directors of NY Angels. He created iFluence PR a strategic behavioral-based communications consultancy for the new earned influence/social media community. Its focus is on understanding determinant business success factors and using qualitative customer research matched with highly aggressive guerrilla communications techniques to achieve client marketing objectives while providing the greatest financial value possible. He developed Good Cause Communications, the first full-service not-for-profit PR firm designed to meet the needs of struggling non-profits. Brian created and instituted the RPM (Rapid Publicity Marketing) model of strategic communications and started Focus Technology, a Focus Group company that provided qualitative research and beta site utilization services. Before launching TSI, Brian was a founding publisher of Computer Systems News and InformationWeek magazine at CMP Publications.
Former Winner of the Young Innovators Award
Mamadou Diallo, a former winner of the Young Innovators award, is a hackathon guru currently in his first year at Stanford University. He enjoys coding websites and iOS apps especially when his work solves problems that improve people’s lives. Mamadou is also the Co-founder of The Young Hackers, an organization dedicated to connecting and empowering a diverse new generation of programmers. Mamadou really enjoys playing pickup basketball, procrastinating on Youtube, and freestyle rap-battling with his friends. He aspires to work towards alleviating poverty and social injustice everywhere. He will be studying at Stanford University in the fall.
Former Winner of the Young Innovators Award
Emily Post, one of our past Young Innovator winner, has a deep interest in coding and believes that it will play an important part of her life. A student at the Chapin School in NYC, she created an online game that teaches kids about toxins and the environment. The game is called “FindingClover” and she plans to use it to raise awareness about the dangers of pesticides. Coincidentally, she learned that one of the world’s largest games companies, League of Legends, asks all their game creators to take martial arts, because the movements are perfect for game avatars. Since she already has her black belt, she is ahead of the curve.
Sr. Director of K-12 Education
Diane Levitt is the Sr. Director of K-12 Education for Cornell Tech. She drives their engagement with the NYC computing education community, including the Dept. of Education’s CS4All initiative, and works with individual schools to catalyze K-12 computer science. She is responsible for Cornell Tech’s annual conference, To Code and Beyond, convening educators, nonprofit and industry leaders, policymakers and funders to examine best practices and innovative solutions in K-12 computing education.Before joining Cornell Tech, Diane was the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Belkin, and philanthropic advisor to Belkin’s founder and CEO. Diane received a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College, and a Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies and Anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Children’s Technology Review
Warren Buckleitner is an educational psychologist who reviews children’s interactive media. He’s been a preschool, elementary and college teacher (currently TCNJ’s IMM program). He is the founding editor of Children’s Technology Review (www.childrenstech.com). He speaks at education and library conferences, and contributes content to many books and publications, including a decade of children’s tech coverage for the New York Times. He holds a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University (Cum Laude), an MA in early childhood education from Pacific Oaks College, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Michigan State University. He serves as a Sr. Advisor to the Breteau Foundation, and coordinates the KAPi prize at CES and the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Prize at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In 2000, he started Dust or Magic (www.dustormagic.com) and the Mediatech Foundation (www.mediatech.org), a non-profit community technology center in his town’s library where he serves as a Trustee. He is the father of two daughters, and tries to play trumpet in a Dixie band.
Producer and Project Lead, Large-Scale Event Management
Living in Digital Times
Kerry Goldstein, A native Texan, is passionate about technology and spreading the word about the individuals, companies, and organizations enhancing our lives and work via high-tech solutions. As the Marketing Director for Living in Digital Times, Kerry is responsible for creating the unique identity of the brand’s events and conferences. She brings more than 20 years of strategic marketing, product, and promotion experience to her job including working for a number of education companies including Cambium, The Princeton Review and others.
Former Winner of the Young Innovators Award
Surendra Persaud, a past winner of the Young Innovators award in 2015, is a hackathon enthusiast currently pursuing Computer Science & Political Science at the University at Albany. He emigrated to New York City from Guyana when he was three and has always had an interest in technology. He has organized inclusive events and mentored others through a variety of organizations including The Young Hackers, The Knowledge House and Global Kids. Today, his ambitions lie at the intersection of computer science, politics, and education. Surendra loves to meet new people and recite to them the Hamilton soundtrack. His favorite hobbies are lifting weights, producing films, and dancing.
Managing Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Vincent Ponzo is the Managing Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School where he leads the team responsible for all entrepreneurship related education, programming, positioning, fundraising and strategic initiatives.Vince serves as an advisor to numerous startups, is a mentor to multiple Columbia Business School students and alumni, and plays an active role in the New York City entrepreneurial ecosystem. Vince previously held client facing executive positions at a wide variety of startups, including leading the build out and growth of General Assembly’s offline education business from its earliest days. Vince has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in finance from Boston College.
Founder and CEO
Living in Digital Times
Robin Raskin has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be living in digital times. An author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, and founder of Living in Digital Times, Raskin says she’s never met a media she doesn’t like, and is happiest when she’s looking in awe at the role that technology plays in all of our lives. An early champion of the digital lifestyle, Robin has brought her unique perspective on technology to audiences around the world. Robin is the former editor of PC Magazine and editor in chief of FamilyPC. She served as Vice President at Ziff Davis Publishing, and she was one of the founding advisors at Yahoo! Tech. She has been a columnist for USA Today Online and has authored 6 books about parenting in the digital age. Robin was a regular contributor to CBS News and appeared regularly on CNBC, MSNBC, Lifetime and other networks. She’s served at the National Academy of Science and has testified numerous times in Washington to protect children in the digital age. Today she writes for Mashable and Huffington Post, and serves as the voice of Living in Digital Times as a frequently quoted expert. In 2007, Robin entered into a partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to produce conferences and events focusing on lifestyle applications for emerging technologies. From its toe-tipping beginning, Living in Digital Times has grown to encompass six different lifestyle-meets-technology events at the International CES: Kids@Play, MommyTech, HigherEd Tech, Silvers Summit, Digital Health, and FashionWare, She also created and produced The Last Gadget Standing (now in its 14th year) and The Mobile Apps Showdown, both wildly popular events at CES. Robin serves on numerous Boards of Advisors including the CEA Foundation and the Cyclic Vomiting Association.
Robin lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop-in-now-and-then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.
Tonda Bunge Sellers
Digital Kids Conference
For a decade, Tonda Bunge Sellers, President of Digital Kids Conference, has led the toy and entertainment industry in navigating the ever-evolving kids’ digital market. The Digital Kids Conference, co-located with Toy Fair, has become an annual must-attend event and think tank for all those focused on digital products for kids and services for the 21st century family. This year’s conference will focus on the future of connected smart play and feature experts in the fields of app / mobile development, children’s entertainment, and digital media. Tonda has cultivated an intimate event – attracting several hundred brand experts, toy companies and technologists – which allows for engaged discussion, networking and idea sharing to shape the future of the digital kids’ market.
Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York
Miguel Gamiño is the Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. As CTO, he is charged with two major initiatives: developing a meaningful and innovative Smart City and “Internet of Things” (IoT) strategy in collaboration with City agencies and departments; and leading the City’s Broadband Program with agencies, private industry and academia aimed at fulfilling Mayor de Blasio’s promise to provide every New Yorker and NYC business access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband service in all of New York by 2025. Prior to NYC, Mr. Gamiño served as the City Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco. His team and colleagues brought “broadband” to the mainstream conversation and charted the course for a connected city of the future. As an industry technologist, Mr. Gamiño participates in thought-leadership conversations with global colleagues, emphasizing the significance of pervasive broadband connectivity and the value of disrupting civic services through digital transformation. He is a proud recipient of 2017 HITEC 100, 2016 State IT Executive of the Year, 2016 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, and 2016 Top 21 Inspiring CIOs on Twitter. 2015 CIO 100 award from CIO Magazine, and Top 20 Social CIO by Forbes Magazine, and Top 100 Social CIOs by Huffington Post in 2015 and 2016.
B&H Photo Video
Gabriel Biderman has been exploring the night topography for over 20 years. Using film and digital, he blends the surreal look of the night to enhance historic and urban landscapes. Biderman’s work has been exhibited in NY, London, San Francisco, and Hawaii and he is the author of the book Night Photography – From Snapshots to Great Shots. Gabriel has also been teaching photography for over 10 years and is the co-founder of National Parks at Night workshop series and has created educational videos for Creative Live, KelbyOne, and B&H. To learn more about Gabriel visit ruinism.com
Jay Habegger is the co-founder and CEO of ownerIQ. Jay is a pioneer in digital media and advertising having over 20 years experience. He has built The Q from it’s humble beginnings to leading the industry in second party data and as the leading programmatic solution for digital advertisers, retailers and brands. Previously, Jay was the CEO and president of Bitpipe, leading the company through to its sale to TechTarget in 2004 in a $40 million transaction Jay has been a guest speaker at events attended by C-level marketing executives discussing the evolution of digital shopper marketing, retailer monetization, and programmatic advertising. He has also written several bylines for prominent advertising and retail publications such as Ad Age, Internet Retailer, Dealerscope, and TWICE Magazine. In addition, Habegger was acknowledged in The Rayno Report’s 2014 list of Top 11 ad tech visionaries. ownerIQ has been named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal in 2017, as a MITX Award Finalist, in Ad Age’s 2015 B2B Best Awards, Digiday Signal Awards 2015, CIO Review’s 2015 Top 20 Most Promising Retail Technologies and as a Hot Tech to Watch in 2014.
Since joining Fantem in 2014, Colin has been solely focused on the mission of bringing to market a smart home for everyone. He is responsible for driving the company’s GTM strategy for Oomi including launching the brand, scaling up its B2B and DTC channels, and establishing strategic partnerships. He is also instrumental in innovation and new product development and was a driving force behind Oomi’s record breaking crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Colin resides in Chicago with his wife and four 10 years-old children and, thanks to Oomi, can finally stop asking if they left the light on.
Nathan Pettyjohn is the Founder of the VR/AR Association—a global community of the leaders in virtual reality and augmented reality. The association is designed to foster research and industry case studies and help promote and connect member companies and individuals across all verticals of the marketplace. He is also the Founder & CEO of aisle411, the leading mobile commerce and location services platform for retailers.
Senior Manager of Consulting Services and Sales– Industry Verticals
Amit Chetal is a Senior Manager of Consulting Services and Sales – Industry Verticals, at Cisco. He is responsible for spearheading and developing the vertical strategy for Cisco America’s Consulting group, leading major client engagements and partnering with ISVs for key verticals for the Americas Theater.
Kathryn Howe is a Senior Advisor to Retail Industry clients in Cisco’s Customer Value Acceleration/Business Transformation organization. In this role, she works closely with retailers to help them understand how advanced technologies enable them to meet their business priorities. Her special expertise in utilizing shopper behavior analytics is helping these companies create differentiation through brand engagement and experience.
CEO and Founder
Tony Scherba is the CEO and Founder of Yeti. He began developing websites at age 14, shifting to mobile platforms in early 2009. He put his expertise together and started Yeti with his cofounder out of their college apartment in 2011. At Yeti they’ve launched many successful software applications and businesses. Throughout his life Scherba has been focused on exploring new technologies and creating meaningful and enjoyable products with them. Now most of his time via Yeti is concentrated on working with companies to continue exploring this passion.
Vice President of Marketing in the Car Electronics Division
Ted Cardenas is the Vice President of Marketing in the Car Electronics Division at Pioneer Electronics. He is responsible for overall brand strategy, sales initiatives, promotional activities and advertising. He and his team focuses on the primary goals of educating consumers about Pioneer’s in-vehicle entertainment, navigation and connectivity solutions, while building excitement and demand that directs them to its retail and distribution partners.
Director, Vendor Management
As director, vendor management for Ingram Micro’s Consumer Technology Solutions business unit, Alexandra Harding provides strategic direction to the distributor’s Scottsdale, Ariz.-based vendor management team, as well as ensuring profitability and managing critical vendor relationships. A 24-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Harding joined Ingram Micro in 2009 as senior manager, vendor management and purchasing, before accepting her current role in 2012. Prior to Ingram Micro, Harding worked as a buyer for DBL Distributing, Radio Shack and CompUSA, and previously held positions with Tweeter Home Entertainment Group and Sound Advice. She is a member of the Women in CE industry organization and a Gen U Generous Giver member as well as the Executive Sponsor for the Ingram Micro Scottsdale campus for United Way.
Sr. Director – Product Marketing, Home Entertainment
LG Electronics USA
Tim Alessi is Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Home Entertainment Products at LG Electronics USA in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. In this role, Tim is responsible for working with LG’s engineering and product planning departments in Korea to bring the newest home entertainment technologies to market including OLED and LCD televisions, BluRay disc players and smart audio systems. In addition to LG, his 35 years of industry experience includes more than 20 years at Sony Electronics and Sharp in various marketing, operational and financial capacities. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Digital Entertainment Group and actively participates in other industry organizations such as the CTA and UHDA. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Global Technologist, Consumer Visionary and Entrepreneur
Tom Campbell is internationally recognized as a technology strategist and visionary marketer. In addition to his own entrepreneurial ventures in electronics, retailing and clean energy, Campbell is a leading technology counselor to both the public and private sectors.
Founder and President
Robert Zohn is the founder and President of Value Electronics in Scarsdale, NY. He started the company in 1998 with the mission to provide the best a/v products, system design and custom installation. Zohn created and hosts the Value Electronics Flat Panel Shootout Evaluation Event every year, which compares all flagship TVs from every major manufacturer and rewards the top display the honor of “King of HDTV.” He started the annual TV evaluations back in 2004 and since then it has grown into an important industry event with a large following on YouTube, user forums, and among a/v enthusiasts. Before starting Value Electronics, Zohn was a Broadcast Systems Engineer, working for Hitachi Denshi America Ltd and Ikegami. Zohn is considered an expert in the new 4K HDR TV System and consults with several consumer TV manufacturers on the development and advancement of video displays. Zohn has been a speaker at NAB, IBC, CES, CE Week and Nine Lives
Jonathan Greer is a Marketing Director at Canary – one of NYC’s fastest growing consumer technology startups focused on building the next generation of security products that are changing the way people connect to their homes and to each other. At Canary, Jonathan is responsible for the company’s overall marketing and communication efforts including go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition and retention, PR/social and CRM. Prior to Canary, Jonathan spent 9 years in the Retail Strategy and Operations practice at Deloitte Consulting where he focused on customer growth strategy and large-scale business transformations. Jonathan completed his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management and his BS also from Northwestern University.
Rebecca Wasley is the Marketing Director for BewellConnect Corp, overseeing all marketing initiatives for the US including brand, promotion and strategy for both the B2B and B2C market . BewellConnect Corp. is an ecosystem of connected health and wellness devices and services that enhance care coordination and a subsidiary of the French-based Visiomed Group.
Product Marketing Manager
James R. Slaby is a product marketing manager at Acronis. Previously, Slaby was an industry analyst covering IT security, cloud computing and network technology for Forrester Research, Yankee Group, and HfS Research. With over 300 published research pieces, his findings have been quoted in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and countless tech publications. Slaby has also held marketing roles at tech vendors Sonus Networks, Acme Packet, Bay Networks and Motorola.
Malcom Glenn manages strategic partnerships at Uber in Washington, DC, where he focuses on policy and community engagement with national organizations representing underserved communities. Prior to Uber, Malcom was an executive communications manager at Google. Before joining Google, he was the national director of communications at the American Federation for Children, and previously worked on issue campaigns at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Malcom graduated from Harvard College, where he was the president of The Harvard Crimson.
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