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CTA Adds 5G Keynote To CES 2018

Will focus on innovations enabled by successful rollout of 5G networks

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced its 5G Mobile Innovation keynote for CES 2018, to be held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas.

The keynote will be moderated by SDxCentral editor-in-chief Sue Marek and feature Baidu vice chairman, group president and COO Dr. Qi Lu; Qualcomm Technologies executive VP and Qualcomm QCT president Cristiano R. Amon; and Verizon executive VP, president of global networks and CTO Hans Vestberg.

“Mobile Innovation — How 5G Will Enable the Future” will focus on innovations that will be enabled by a successful global rollout of 5G networks, such as self-driving vehicles, breakthroughs in health care and smart cities, AR/VR applications for commercial and consumer use, content and entertainment opportunities, IoT data applications and more.

This keynote will take place at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.

“CES is where the entire connected, mobile ecosystem comes together. The impact of 5G is groundbreaking and will accelerate innovation in all of the technologies we showcase at CES, from smart home and appliances, drones and robotics to self-driving vehicles and smart city technologies,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA. “CES is at the forefront of showcasing how the future of connectivity is extending beyond the mobile industry. This combination of communication industry leaders joining forces on the CES keynote stage, will present us with a global perspective into how 5G is catalyzing growth and binding together our physical and digital worlds.”