CES. The Super Bowl Of Technology.

New products at CES gives us a glimpse into future of wearables.

New products at CES gives us a glimpse into future of wearables and other Internet connected devices.

At 4 months away, the excitement for the Consumer Electronics Show is starting to brew. Affectionately referred to as the Super Bowl of Technology, manufacturers, exhibitors, reporters, analysts, buyers, and celebrities already have CES on the brain. With only a few days left for free registration #CES2015, our email is filling-up with registration news, hotel deals and bloggers speculating over what will be hot.

For over 40 years, companies have used CES to debut their new products, showcasing innovation and thought leadership in their respective fields. I saw my first HDTV in Las Vegas in 1998. My first Xbox in 2001, first 3D HDTV in 2009. In 2010 we saw a proliferation of tablets, netbooks and android devices. 2011 was the start of smart appliances and connected TVs. Last year we saw many more connected devices, smart appliances, electric cars and wearables that promised always-connected, easy to manage lives.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained significant momentum since CES 2014. The name refers to the concept that physical objects can communicate with each other through a global system of interconnected computer networks, sensors and devices all using Internet protocol. Many predict that 2015 will have over 6 billion devices connected to the Internet.

So what will CES 2015 bring?

More Internet connected devices for sure. Cisco is sure to progress on their vision of “The Internet of Everything” (IoE). Samsung, GE and LG most certainly will have plenty of smart TVs and appliances. Will my fridge tap into my smart phone’s GPS and text me when I’m in Whole Foods to remind me I’m out of OJ? That would be cool.

What’s fun about CES is you never know what you will discover. A trek on the CES floor, and it becomes readily apparent that those far-fetched sci-fi concepts aren’t so far-off. As our lives become entrenched with intelligent devices that openly communicate with each other, the ideas are endless. Today, over 90% of us move between multiple devices to accomplish a goal. Imagine what the future will bring when we are surrounded with smart devices.

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Jenny Bourbiel

About Jenny Bourbiel

Jenny Bourbiel is Vice President of Marketing for Skyriver. She oversees marketing, public relations, product management and customer relationship programs for Skyriver. A new addition to the Skyriver portfolio of services is the company's innovative 5G class millimeter wave broadband service, Skyriver Magnitude (TM). As a lifetime marketer and technology enthusiast, she bonds smart customer insights and creative thinking to connect people with Skyriver broadband services in profound and lasting ways. Since joining the Skyriver team, her customer centric initiatives have strengthened new customer growth as well as customer loyalty. Jenny brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to Skyriver, in both executive and brand management roles with leading consumer and technology brands including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, DirecTV, WD-40, and AT&T Wireless. At AT&T Wireless, she managed the marketing strategy for next generation wireless services, including the launch of the American Idol partnership that fueled the popularity of texting in the U.S. Prior to joining Skyriver, Jenny was a Marketing Consultant, working with companies such as Cox Business, where her campaigns earned the CTAM Marketing Excellence Gold Award. Earlier, Jenny held the position of Marketing Vice President for Buzztime, an interactive online gaming company. Jenny’s passion for marketing extends to her community involvement. She has sat on various marketing committees, and was on the Board of Directors for the Arts Center Foundation. Jenny holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.