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:
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.
IEEE 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.
IEEE 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.
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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