Jon Bibo represented ICBA at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He shares insights on what's up and coming in technology, and how college stores can benefit.
Another CES is in the rearview mirror (of a self-driving car!). This was my 28th straight year of attending CES, so I’ve learned to navigate the circus that is 180,000 attendees (from 160 countries), 4,400 exhibitors, and 2.8 million square feet of exhibit space. Working CES efficiently is part of the challenge, or part of the fun, since it’s part trade show, part conference, part athletic event, and part logistics and obstacle course. It really is a mix of how technology will alter/enhance how we go about our personal and professional activities, but also how communities, cities, and society itself will change based on the tremendous opportunities that technology promises. Can technology bring us closer together and be more connected, or will it cause us to be more isolated? Samsung called it the “Age of Experiences,” and I can’t argue with that!