Technology innovation across every major and emerging industry has been unveiled this week at CES® 2019, including the latest in AI, 5G, entertainment, sports, automotive, resilience and smart cities. With keynotes from the leaders of AMD and AT&T, sessions featuring executives from Twitter, the National Football League, Walmart and Intel, along with thousands of product debuts, CES is the global hub for innovation that will transcend industries and fuel economic growth. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2019 runs through Friday, January 11.
During the “#NBATwitter” session, part of the CES Sports Zone Conference Track, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed how their partnership is a perfect fit for the younger demographics watching basketball – many of whom are hungry for an accessible source of information. Moderated by ESPN anchor Rachel Nichols, Silver and Dorsey explained how loyal viewers have used Twitter to create their own fast-paced channel to report the game and share their thoughts. Silver described the NBA’s relationship with Twitter as a “virtuous circle” because the league also finds out news and trends from the social media site, keeping the online community vibrant and flourishing.
CES® 2019 is the largest and most influential tech event in the world – where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges. More than 4,500 exhibitors will launch transformative tech to more than 180,000 attendees, encompassing 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more. CES 2019 will feature brand new and expanded exhibit areas, 250 conference sessions and 1,100 speakers, and more than 1,200 startups from over 50 countries.