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Join Us at CES 2014

Former consumer electronics buyer, Frank Fotia, highlights the major technology breakthroughs made at CES and reviews what makes the show so valuable.

For over 40 years, The International CES has served as the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, CES has built a reputation as a birthplace for innovators and breakthrough technologies. Since CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders to a forum addressing the industry’s most relevant issues.

CES holds over 152,000 attendees from more than 150 countries and showcases about 3,200 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems, etc. The show also offers a conference program with over 300 sessions. The International CES features products—and the companies that create them—from 15 consumer technology markets.

CES first landed in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the annual show, including many that have revolutionized not only the way we live, but also the way we do business:

HDTV PVR, 2003 Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
Compact Disc Player, 1981 Ultrabooks, 3D OLED, Android 4.0 tablets, 2012
Blu-Ray DVD, 2003 Ultra HDTV, Driverless Car Technology,  2013
Microsoft Xbox, 2001 Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970  
Plasma TV, 2001 Digital Audio Technology, 1990


The 2014 CES keynote lineup promises a comprehensive snapshot of the consumer technology industry. The Tech Titans Keynote series is the stage where CEOs from the most powerful technology companies present their respective visions for innovation  that will shape the next generation of products, services, and networks.

The Technology Innovators Keynote series offers insights by technology creators, disruptors, and thought leaders – the ”rock stars” of their industries. It is a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today and in years to come.

Will you be attending CES? I want to meet you there.

I am a former consumer electronics buyer at Costco, so I truly understand and relate to some of the competitive challenges that you face on a daily basis.

If you book a meeting with us at CES, you will receive:

  • An Apple TV
  • Access to a competitive retail pricing report on Ultra HDTVs

Please email me directly at to book your meeting. You will gain insight into how you can leverage our price intelligence solution to make smarter and more profitable pricing decisions. We are servicing major retailers in the CE industry across Canada and the US. These retailers are using our data to drive sales and margin, increase in-store and online conversion and capture market share.

About the Author
Francesco is a former consumer electronics (CE) buyer, with years of experience at a successful multi-billion dollar retailer. He offers first-hand knowledge on how to convert price intelligence into practical and value- added merchandising strategies and concepts. Currently, Francesco is 360pi’s retail industry lead, and is an ongoing contributor to Profitable Insights, focusing on the various ways to leverage price intelligence to help increase margins, sales and market share.