Welcome to CES, the largest gathering of consumer technology startups, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators in the world. The event has served as a worldwide showcase for the newest consumer technologies for more than 50 years. But, make no mistake, this is much more than bright lights and the latest gadgets.
CES is the intersection of imagination and innovation.
The world’s largest consumer technology exhibition returns January 11-14 as CES 2021 takes center stage in the tech world.
For 2021, CES is all digital.
Startups, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators from across Michigan and around the world will gather online January 11-14 to connect and share ideas for what's new and what's next. From smartphones and smart homes and smart cities to next-generation mobility solutions, CES offers a glimpse into the breakthrough technologies that will shape the future of how we live and move.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the opening keynote address during CES 2021. Barra's keynote will share a closer look at GM's transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. Laying the foundation for an all-electric future is just the beginning.
10:15-10:45 AM: Biden Administration’s Approach to Tech and Innovation OR Transform anxiety to delight for EV drivers (Bosch, HERE)
12:10-12:50 PM: Vehicle Tech Innovations Consumers Want (CAR, Bosch, Panasonic Automotive, Audi AG) OR An All-Electric Future. Everybody In? (GM)
1-1:30 PM: Supply Chain Solutions in a Rapidly Changing World (AfterShokz, Hisense USA, DHL) OR Magna Live: Vehicle Electrification & LG Explained (Magna, LG) OR The Electrifying Future of Premium Mobility (Audi)
1:45-2:15 PM: Commercialization of Autonomous Vehicles & STEM (Microsoft, VC Reilly Brennan, Indiana CTO, Energy System Network) OR Trailblazing Mobility: The Solar EV of the Future (Sono Motors)
5-5:30 PM: Up and Away: Drones and Advanced Air Mobility (CTA, Joby Aviation) OR Mobility Experiences for the Future and Today
7:30-8 PM: Making Autonomous Vehicles a Reality (Caterpillar)
Wednesday, January 13
8:15-8:45 AM: Connected Cities: Only as Good as Their Connectivity (IQ Labs, Verizon, Qualcomm, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm Technologies)
9:45-10:15 AM: Is Big Really Bad? What to do about Big Tech (CTA, ITIF, Conservative Partnership Institute) OR Magna Mezzo Panel (Magna)
11:30-12 PM: Building Sustainability and Battling Climate Change (Procter & Gamble, Philips) OR Split-second decisions in a 5G autonomous world (Verizon, HERE)
12:15-12:45 PM: Autonomous Transportation Moves Beyond the Vehicle (Axios, Virgin Hyperloop, Aurora, Caterpillar) OR EV Technology at the Turning Point (GM)
1:40-2:20 PM: Self-Driving Vehicles Moving Forward: Who Will Set the Rules? (Toyota, DOT, Waymo)
2:30-3 PM: Robotics to the Rescue OR Smart Cities: Traditional City-Living Makes Way (The Robot Report, Wing, Starship Technologies, Intel)
3:15-3:55 PM: Automotive Transformation: EVs and Connectivity (Deloitte, Continental, Zero Emission Transportation Association, GM)
5:45-6:15 PM: Investing in Resilience: How Startups and VCs Can Help Rebuild (Ice Mobility, Mammoth Biosciences)
What once was deemed the race to future mobility has since turned into a multi-state collaborative approach to accelerate the ideation, development and deployment of future mobility solutions and policies globally. As the birthplace of the automobile, Michigan has built a reputable model of leveraging public-private partnerships across city and state government, technology companies, automakers and academia, to drive innovation, increase investment, regulate policy and deliver the smart infrastructure that’s needed to move the world forward. Leveraging public-private-partnerships more effectively engages consumers to better understand the transportation challenges faced, while increasing the exposure, knowledge and understanding of the technology that’ll shape the future of mobility in their communities.
10:45-11:45 a.m. - Connected Mobility 2020: Faster, Smarter and Cooler
12:00-2:45 p.m. - Smartcars Deliver the Future of Mobility
1:15-2:15 p.m. - Connected Vehicles as Part of Smart Infrastructure
At CES 2020, Pure Michigan Business Connect and MEDC held a series of more than 150 pre-scheduled match meetings, where startups, suppliers, and corporate businesses were paired up to pitch ideas and connect potential partners.
Those one-to-one connections will continue with virutal match meetings at CES 2021 with the goal of creating global business leads for Michigan companies.
In January of 2020, the MEDC team led a delegation of legislative and industry leaders at CES 2020 to connect with tech startups, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, highlighting Michigan's entrepreneurial ecosystem as the ideal business climate to establish partnerships and bring next-generation technologies to market.
Michigan's Culture of Innovation
From putting the world on wheels more than a hundred years ago to helping to define how future generations will live and move, Michigan's culture of innovation is driving the future of consumer technology.