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IEEE at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

As part of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, IEEE members from around the world offered their perspective on the top industry trends for 2012. The event was held 10 - 13 January 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. Watch their commentary below:

Henry Samueli headshot IEEE Fellow Henry Samueli
CES is no longer just about who can make the biggest and the best device; the focus has shifted to how these devices can be connected in a way that is transparent to the consumer.

Rich DohertyIEEE Senior Member Richard Doherty

Streaming Web-based video on televisions has steadily gained popularity with consumers, but in 2012, the U.S. will reach a tipping point when users will extend beyond the tech-savvy and early adopters of Wi-Fi enabled TVs. Doherty discusses the tipping point for video entertainment on the Web in 2012 and how that will impact businesses and consumers.

Tom Coughlin headshotIEEE Senior Member Tom Coughlin 

Devices that automatically aggregate and generate data such as location and time stamp information will help consumers find information more easily. Dr. Coughlin discusses the importance of metadata and the technologies driving this trend.

Oleg Logvinov headshot CESIEEE Associate Member Oleg Logvinov

Logvinov predicts 2012 will be the year more home networking technologies converge, enabling consumers to use devices for a wholistic experience, such as using a cell phone to activate the TV, various home automations, and home energy management. Logvinov notes the benefits for consumers include the ability to monitor energy use, allowing them to modify their behavior to become more energy efficient.


Nahum Gershon Headshot IEEE Senior Member Nahum Gershon

The consumerization of IT will drive companies to provide more access to social media networks and applications, as well as issue more mobile devices like tablet computers to their increasingly tech-savvy employees.  In 2012, Gershon predicts that people will begin using tablets and smartphones with geo-location applications to inform colleagues where they are working    


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