June 18, 2018
The bustling tech innovation continues on day two of CES Asia® 2018. Leaders from Alibaba A.I. Labs, Lenovo, Horizon Robotics, Volcanics Venture, Baidu Capital and TouchPal took the CES Asia keynote stage to share visions and announce innovative tech products. CES Asia 2018, Asia’s premier technology event, runs through June 15 in Shanghai, China.
Miffy Chen, head of Alibaba A.I. Labs, kicked off day two by announcing TMall Genie AI Union to accompany its TMall Genie. She also announced the world’s first commercial Bluetooth mesh chip at a $1 USD price point. Chen emphasized the humanization, connectivity and ecological services of the TMall Genie intelligent personal assistant, AliGenie.
Lenovo presented an afternoon keynote focused on the future of mobility and 5G connectivity. Ablikim Ablimit, vice president for strategy and business development, China Geo, focused on the strategic vision of “Smart Lenovo, Serve China,” and four major business layouts of corporate transformation. Dr. Chang Cheng, vice president Lenovo Group, head of Lenovo China Mobile Business Unit discussed smart phone application technology breakthroughs, and how AI, blockchain and other new technology trends will drive the smart phone industry into the next era.
The CES Asia 2018 keynote series ended with China’s Powerful Startup Economy panel where executives from Horizon Robotics, Volcanics Venture, Baidu Capital and Touch Pal sat down to talk about the rapidly growing entrepreneurship scene in China and how it compares to other innovation hotbeds around the world.
A robust conference program focused on smart mobility, AR/VR and robotics painted a picture of cutting-edge technology that is uniting industries and furthering economic growth. Deloitte’s Simon Dixon led a discussion around the implementation of smart mobility in urban transportation, with a focus on how cyber systems could facilitate complete integration. Panel member, Evan Tahler of Voom, added his take on the role of airborne urban transport as the next logical step in solving the urban congestion issues, stating that by 2030 up to five billion people would be inhabiting urban centers.
The AR/VR Forecastpanel highlighted that 2018 and 2019 will be critical years for AR/VR especially in the development of all-in one products and stressed how the Chinese market is at the forefront particularly in industrial application.
The Union of Content and Technology session focused on how content related industries are changed and influenced by technology evolutions. Emerging technologies including AI and big data are applied to content creation and help generate marketing and content distribution platforms.
CES Asia is one of the fastest growing tradeshows in Asia. The 2018 exhibit floor is 2.5 times larger than the inaugural 2015 show, featuring products from more than 500 global companies, including more than 100 startups, across more than 50,000 gross square meters.
The Best of CES Asia Award winners were announced on day two of CES Asia 2018. The program, presented by ZOL, a leading technology portal site in China, selects and highlights breakthrough products and technologies from AR/VR, vehicle tech to best of show. TechNode honored startups with the greatest potentials to lead future investment and technology development trends through the CES Asia Startup Awards. Seven startups won best company in respective product categories.
CES Asia 2018 takes place at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) and Kerry Hotel. For the latest news, photos, b-roll and more, visit CESAsia.com.
Owned and produced by International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia 2018 concludes June 15, in Shanghai, China. The premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia, CES Asia showcases major brands and innovative companies across several vertical markets in the Asian marketplace.
About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd (Shanghai Intex), CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.
About International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and CTA:
International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
About Shanghai Intex:
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Limited. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a sum total exhibition space in excess of 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.