Just before the end of last year, my Samsung sound bar began failing. Audio would fade and return and sometimes it just vanished entirely for a few seconds. Time for a replacement. Since I knew CES 2017 was around the corner, I decided I’d check out the very latest gear to find a suitable replacement.
January begins the same way, year after year. For over a decade, I’ve had the opportunity to travel with the Ask Dave Taylor team to CES, the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Some assume I attend for the parties and although that is true, it’s so much more than that. It’s my time to dive deep into the latest technology trends, reconnect with some old friends and get to know potential clients. I’ve been fortunate to spend time with some of the smartest people in our industry at CES, debating the future of the latest trends, while reviewing some of the coolest gizmos and gadgets that have come to market. Every year brings new challenges, new opportunities and stories to tell. This year was no different.
I’ve been using my Human Scale Float desk for a few months now and must admit that it’s added a whole new dimension to my workflow. It’s simple, yet compelling design fits into any workspace, at home or at the office, and the design aesthetic hits the mark.
The worlds of media and entertainment are evolving faster than ever before, nowhere is this more apparent than in the broadcast industry. As streaming media services mature, young artists create strong communities on YouTube or other services and fewer people tune into traditional television, broadcast content, programing has to evolve to stay relevant and maintain their position in this complex market and this is what the PromaxBDA conference was all about.
Finding a taxicab during #CES2015, the Consumer Electronic show in Las Vegas is virtually impossible. One might try, but they’ll be standing around for at least a hour. After 9 years attending the show, I’ve realized it’s just easier and I prefer to walk. I’ll walk anywhere in Las Vegas under 3 miles and have always thought that added up to about 8 to 12 miles a day. However, family and friends questioned that I was walking that many miles until this year, and now I have the proof.
The International Consumer Electronics Show, #CES2014 has come and gone, it was my 7th year attending as press, but not my last. If you are in the Consumer Electronics, mobile, gaming, healthcare, energy or any industry that is remotely related to consumers and electronics, you cannot miss this show. Every executive, every company, every product that a consumer might want or need will continue to journey to Las Vegas in January for this show because it is the must attend convention every year…
The health industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. As the business grows and we add this vertical to our areas of interest at AskDaveTaylor, we will be attending a variety of upcoming medical device and health focused conventions this year.
Most recently I attended HRS, the Health Rhythm Society, with a colleague, Ben Kinsella, who has been in the medical simulation industry for the past decade. The show is focused on the industry niche of heart medical devices in use with Electrophysiology. It featured more than 8,000 attendees, 250 educational sessions, and more than 130 exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services within the industry.
Heart Rhythm 2013 builds on years of operations and brings together the globe’s most noted experts to explore advancements and network in the cardiac arrhythmia field.