At CES® 2019 “Living in Digital Times” Looks at Two Major Tech Disruptions: Retail and Money


LAS VEGAS, Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Living in Digital Times, LLC (LIDT), a partner program of CES™, today shared the hottest trends in the digitalization of commerce and new technologies in retail at CES® 2019 (Las Vegas).

Every year CES explores how new technology trends in emerging vertical markets as well as our daily lives.

The Digital Money Forum

Your Financial Health will be Measured the Same Way your Physical Fitness health is Measured Today: The Digital Money Forum kicks off with a press breakfast where MoneyLion and MINDBODY look at how consumers are driving this phenomenon.

A Year Ago the Prophets were Giddy over the Potential for Cryptocurrency: This year they’re calling it a Crypto Winter.  Doomsayers will see that what we’re looking at is a maturing segment that’s weeding the wheat from the chaff.

Fintech and TechFin is a Shotgun Marriage that Worked:  You’ll hear from companies that have added voice capability to robo chat, easy access, loyalty and KYC (know your customer) to the work of financial institutions.  Meet some of the most important voices in crypto.

Can Blockchain Grow Up?:  The next Wikipedia, Google or Facebook will likely be built on the blockchain if it can get over some of its biggest challenges — scalability and latency.

High Tech Retailing Marketplace and Conference

Customers are hungry for experience and want rich experiences online and off. We’ll look at AR and VR, 3D printing, personalized products, display signage, voice search, rich visual search and other inviting elements of the customer experience.  Plus, unattended retail will debut to make its mark on the scene.

The Experience Customers Want is the Data You Need:  Predictive behavior, machine learning, behavioral analysis. We’ll be dissecting customer patterns to discover more targeted, personalized approaches to identifying, acquiring  and retaining customers.  Customer acquisition is not cheap, but neither was targeting the whole world.

Efficiencies in Retail will Come from Tech: You’ll see smart-tagged garments, 5G retail experiences, Internet-of commerce-enabled things, smart contracts, and the ecosystem behind retail are all undergoing radical tech transformation.

For more information email us to join us at our press event on Jan 6th in Las Vegas at CES Press Day. 

If you’re interested in a full list of show floor exhibitors drop us an email.

About Living in Digital Times

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times (LIDT) brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  LIDT helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  LIDT produces technology conferences, exhibits, and events at CES in Las Vegas and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, FamilyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables, Last Gadget Standing and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations.  For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook.

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Leigh Anne Varney & Lisa Sheeran
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