It’s always exciting to kick off a fresh new year amid the hustle and bustle of CES in Las Vegas, and I’m looking forward to representing MIPI once again alongside MIPI Managing Director Peter Lefkin.
I’m sure CES 2019 will be just as informative as past events -- highlights from last year included the keynotes ”Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 5G Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, and Virtual Reality,” from Intel and ”Exploration on Future Connectivity and Strategy in Artificial Intelligence, IoT and New Smart Devices,” from Huawei; along with a keynote panel on “How 5G will Enable the Future.” Being a part of industry events, attending presentations, viewing new product releases and networking with other CES attendees always provides me with valuable insight into where our member companies are focusing their technology development, where the industry is moving and how the mobile industry is evolving. It’s an interesting time for mobile as MIPI and the industry are significantly transforming with the evolution of 5G, IoT, AR/VR, and AI.
For me, a highlight of each CES is MIPI's participation in the CTA Alliance Community Reception. At CES 2019, the CTA will host its fourth annual networking reception to unite leaders in the consumer technology industry. This is an opportunity to discuss industry alliances, network with innovators and developers, enjoy refreshments and relax amid the fast-paced action of CES.
If you’re headed to Las Vegas, I encourage you to visit MIPI at this year’s CTA reception on Wednesday, 9 January, 5–7 p.m., at the Venetian, Bellini 2005. If you're registered for CES, there's no need to register for the reception. Even if you can’t stay for long, be sure to find us and say hello!
On behalf of the MIPI Alliance team, we look forward to seeing many of you at another exhilarating CES in January.