Enterprises Can Gain Mobile Insight At CES 2018

It’s the proverbial tail that wags the dog for businesses: how are employees using technology in their personal lives that will ultimately help enterprises strategize and implement the proper tools at work for better user experience and productivity?

Although it’s consumer-focused by nature, the first big tech event of 2018 may very well play a huge role in how companies view innovation and ways to enhance mobile device capabilities for their workforce.

CES 2018 is set to kick off and run January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas, offering keynote engagements from the heads of global brands, including Ford CEO Jim Hackett, Lyft President John Zimmer, Hulu’s Randy Freer, and top executives from Comcast and Discovery, among others. The show is unlike any other, and is looking to capitalize on its 2017 success, which boasted more than 184,000 attendees and 4,000 exhibitors.

And much like the enterprise mobility space, consumer technologies have sights set on a few distinct paths of innovation, including 5G, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.

With an event so large and consumer focused, organizers are wise not to let the workplace go by the wayside. On day one of the event, a morning session titled “The Wearable Workforce” will dive into the industry and its potential needs and uses in the business setting. The session highlights ABI Research’s forecast which predicts the wearable device revenue market will top $60 billion by 2022.

But two of the year’s biggest topics – artificial intelligence and analytics – will meet face to face during the session titled “AI and Analytics: Creating Compelling IoT Services,” which will look at how data opens IoT value propositions with crossover benefits for utilities, insurance companies, service providers, and others. According to the event, speakers will discuss the impact of the cloud on product design and how companies can build strong consumer connections through intelligent data management.

Arguably the most valuable enterprise-specific session at the event will include speakers from Monster, Facebook, and Operationsinc, and titled, “Views From The Workplace,” which will give insight into what the jobs of the future will hold, and how technology is augmenting the workplace and reshaping the work being done both today and tomorrow.

Some of the week’s “SuperSessions” will incorporate notable names, but one of the events may have the most insight when it comes to how regulations are being viewed and adopted as technology evolves. “Insights From The FCC and FTC” will include Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman for the FTC, and Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC in a session moderated by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Check back to Enterprise Mobility Exchange during and after the event to see how technology in the enterprise is being represented at the annual show.