We’re wrapping up day 1 (is it really only day one?) of the 2013 International CES, and we’re all set for CEO Lowell McAdam to take the stage. The event should kick off in just about a minute, and we’ll be updating the live blog with text and (hopefully) video as well, so be sure to stay tuned to Techgress for all the goods from the nation’s largest network.
Also, a huge shout out is in order for Verizon, who graciously provided the Jetpacks needed to get us through the event this week.
Thanks for tuning in, everyone. Catch you on the flip side.
And the keynote is coming to a close. Verizon’s doing some wonderful things in various industries.
Today, we’re launching the Powerful Answers Award, which will open later this quarter. You can register to get updates at powerfulanswersaward.com
Working witha company called Healthspot, a company launching at CES that creates a virtual room. It’s truly a complete telehealth solution that helps instantly connect physicians and patients.
Most importantly, Verizon is working with healthcare companies on a HIPPA-certified cloud system, which should help both patients and caregivers connect in a more meaningful way.
Duke University using Verizon Wireless technology to better track research participants without them needing to come in.
talking about connected electronic medical records, which has come a long way in the last 5 years, but still has a pretty long way to go.
I geek out to medical technology, so this should be interesting.
Now we’re onto talking about healthcare.
And Mascarenas is leaving the stage.
One of the best things about Sync is that it is an open platform. It’s platform agnostic and open for people to work with us to make cool new things.
The concept seems pretty cool, a cloud connected car that shares location with friends, automatic climate control with weather sensing, and also hooks up to other smart devices. Oh, and it can reserve a charging station before you arrive, and has inductive charging. Don’t know how you’d get it on a qi mat
Rolling a video for a Smart Evos concept car
McAdam and Mascarenas
Partnered with Amazon Music, USA today, but we’re obviously not partnering with video companies, at least in the front seats.
We’re going to talk about Applink, a piece of functionality added to Sync a few years back that allows people to run an app on smartphone and interface with that application on their car. Yesterday, we announced an expansion of that program, the ford developer program, where developers can enhance this technology
Many people who purchased Ford cars recently bought them because of Ford Sync.
5 million connected vehicles on the road so far.
Now, we’re on to talking about smart car technology, certainly not a first for CES, but still cool nonetheless. McAdam bringing onstage Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas
Cut to yet another video
Cool interview with Goodell, who is now leaving the stage. Moving on to the connected environment.
“These interactive products are what is going to keep the NFL exciting for people. We want to embrace technology to find some solutions to some of the problems we have.
NFL offers cool technology to Verizon customers, allowing them to go under the hood and see what the officials are seeing on things like challenges.
Currently, NFL stadiums operate at about 98% of capacity on average. That’s a pretty high rate, though i guess it’s because they only play 8 home games/year
‘Technology that Verizon WIreless is developing is really going to change the game for the better” – Goodell
And now we’re cutting to a video of sports ball.
Here’s Goodell talking to McAdam on stage
Technology creates the golden age of football, and it’s never been a better time to be a fan.
We continue to innovate and improve the NFL, and it’s no secret that they’re a big Verizon partner with the NFL Mobile app.
We want to make sure that our game stays exciting and is safe for our players to play.
Lowell McAdam turning the stage over to Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL
Verizon’s developing a jukebox for TV. No word on whether it’ll take nickels, exist in Johnny Rocket’s
Global online consumers watch as much videos on their computer as they do their TV, and over half do on mobile devices.
our industry has only just begin to figure out how to leverage technology to solve major world problems.
Tablets will outsell PCs in 2013, and by 2015 10% of the digital universe will be held in the cloud.
Totay, 4G covers over 200 million consumers in the US, and speeds over LTE are in the 10-12 MBPS range.
How will technology make my business more efficient? HOw can we use tech to change our lives for the better? The answers to these questions are as close as the phones in our pockets.
Gary Shapiro cuts to a video ahead of Lowell McAdam taking the stage.
Gary Shapiro taking the stage again. If he says ninja, i’m going to lose it!
Oppa Gangnam Style blaring over the speakers, nice lead video from CEA to get us pumped for what will likely be a network-focused keynote. We’ll likely hear a lot about Verizon reaching 400 markets with 4G LTE and other upcoming developments as they relate to the network, but not much in the way of devices.
This article was written by Anthony Domanico
Anthony is the Editor in Chief of Techgress, and a big mobile and gaming geek. He's covered mobile technology for the better part of three years, and gets excited about shiny, new things. He currently uses an iPhone, iPad Mini, and Nexus 7, but Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry devices are never too far away.