Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the annual CES Conference and Tradeshow was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in January and featured the latest, next-generation breakthroughs of both business and consumer technologies.

The buzz around home assistant devices such as Amazon Alexa and Apple HomePod brought related technologies with a large presence of devices like Google Home. Other home-centric devices took center stage too with products like new 8K televisions, smarter kitchen appliances and solar-powered smart watches. Innovations ranged from ultra-thin and lightweight new laptops to advanced personal health and fitness devices. In addition, startup companies that are building technology related to blockchain and Bitcoin were featured.

During the conference, Joshua Konowe, Silent Circle’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, emphasized that the growing use of smart home devices such as Google Home will likely lead to an increase in data security threats. Joshua indicated that explosion of virtual assistant devices that accept voice commands will come with new, and possibly unanticipated threats, to that data. Read more about insights from local Baltimore exhibitors and attendees in this recent article in Technical.ly.

Watch Joshua’s full presentation from the 2018 Last Gadget Standing competition here.