IDC at CES 2019

Connecting Life to an Evolving Device Landscape

Las Vegas, NV, January 9, 2019


The consumer technology market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with the intersection of software, hardware, and services driving an ever-changing experience for consumers. New form factors, the rise of voice as an interface, the advent of 5G, and the impact of AI will dramatically change the way consumers interact with technology, and which vendors they choose to trust with their personal data. In this thought-provoking breakfast briefing, IDC analysts discuss some of the primary trends impacting the consumer segment and focus on interesting developments in categories that include smart watches, connected vehicles, smart assistants, and personal computing devices.

Join IDC for a complimentary analyst briefing and breakfast This annual IDC event will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (7:15-10:10 a.m.) in Ballrooms A&B.

Contact: Patrick Gorman - - for more information.

Who Should Attend:

  • Consumer and mobile device and component vendors
  • Product management and marketing professionals
  • Marketing/advertising executives
  • Content and service providers
  • Financial analysts
  • Press and PR representatives

General Information


7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

7:45 AM - 8:25 AM
Breakfast Roundtables
Join an IDC analyst at breakfast for more in-depth discussions on specified topics. Be sure to arrive early as analyst roundtables are available on a first come, first served basis. Go here to see a complete list of breakfast roundtable topics and analyst hosts.

8:25 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Mainelli, Group Vice President, Devices & AR/VR, IDC

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Smartwatches: Disrupting the Way You Live and Work --- and Everything in Between
Ramon T. Llamas, Research Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR, IDC

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Connected Vehicles: A Data-Driven Revolution
Matt Arcaro, Research Manager, Next Generation Automotive, IDC

9:20 AM - 9:45 AM
Smart Assistants: The Rising Cornerstone of Consumer IoT
Adam Wright, Senior Research Analyst, Internet of Things: Consumer,IDC

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Personal Computing Devices: Their Future is In the Hands of Users
Linn Huang, Research Vice President, Devices & Displays, IDC 


Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

Contact Us

Patrick Gorman

Marketing Director

+1 (508) 935-4369

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