Technology Trends 2020: A Look Back At CES
As it turned out, the 2020 CES was the last major electronics trade show to be held before COVID-19 put the world on hold. Pete Putman traveled there again and walked the aisles to find many interesting products, some compelling trends, and a few "just plain silly" demos. (Sure, CES was six months ago. So, how many shows have you been to, this year?)
Peter H. Putman, CTS®, KT2B, is president of ROAM Consulting LLC in Doylestown, PA. A 40-year industry veteran, Pete provides consulting, training, and product testing/development services to manufacturers and end users with a focus on display technology, signal management and distribution, and RF and wireless connectivity.
Pete has authored hundreds of columns, features, and tech tutorials for numerous consumer, trade, and association publications. He has also been a regular presenter and session chair at major trade shows and technical conferences, including SMPTE, SCTE, CES, NAB Las Vegas, NAB East, the HPA Tech Retreat, Integrated Systems Europe, InfoComm, and CEDIA Expo.
Pete has taught seminar and workshops at InfoComm for over 20 years, is a Senior Academy member of AVIXA (InfoComm) faculty, and was recognized as their 2008 Educator of the Year. He is also an Education Director and a member of the board of editors for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Pete was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He has also held an amateur radio Extra Class license since 1982.