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The Internet of Things was a star of CES 2017.
January 9, 2017
The Internet of Things seemed to be nearly everywhere at CES this year. In 2017, there was a parade of new IoT devices, ranging from connected cars to wearables. In addition, Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant technology is beginning to emerge as a sort of operating system for connected consumer devices. It is now employed in everything from cars, smart fridges, robots, and smartphones.
Read on to learn about several IoT products and services showcased at the event:
Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).
At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on kurzweilai.net, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.
Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.
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