Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2016 is the place to discover the digital innovation we’ll see throughout the rest of the year. CES 2016 kicks off next week in Las Vegas, and InformationWeek will be on-site to see which trends are in the spotlight.
The trend that has been a new favorite is Internet of Things. IoT has been gaining attention in the tech space and is poised to continue growth through next year.
Forrester vice president and principal analyst James McQuivey, who focuses on how digital disruption affects traditional businesses, said in a statement that we can expect “incremental — not earth-shattering — innovation at CES this year.”
“Automation is the next big thing, because it will harness the power of all the other things, making cars that drive safer, medical diagnostics that anticipate health needs, and robots that not only respond to our commands but anticipate them,” according to the research firm’s statement about CES.
While automation has tremendous potential, its influence will be more noticeable in the long run. “It will be harder to see the power of these life-changing solutions, but their long term effect will be bigger than any single device or innovation,” the statement continued.
Sensors will be a key focus area at CES 2016, said officials from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) at the 2015 CES Unveiled preview event. We can expect to see new sensors and the evolution of ways physical and virtual spaces interact at the 2016 show.
We’ll also learn more about how companies are building out the IoT ecosystem. New technologies, like 3D printing and virtual reality, are poised to change the end-user experience as they continue to develop.