Innovation by ENGIE. After 4 days of intense ingenuity, ENGIE looks back on the highlights of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest tech fair dedicated to the objects and services of tomorrow. Connected robots, the Internet of Things, tomorrow's homes and buildings... the new ideas discovered at the show have been more than surprising. See for yourself!
The CES has been the annual get-together of the consumer electronics industry ever since... 1967! This now-unmissable international show showcased more than 20,000 innovations this year, sparking the curiosity of 150,000 visitors.
How is digital innovation transforming the energy sector? Connected objects, robots, big data, the smart home... throughout this year's CES, the ENGIE camera has been covering the aisles of this enormous show to take the pulse of all the latest trends. ENGIE offers you a 'Best Of' selection from all 4 days at the heart of global electronic innovation and introduces you to its own favorite products.
With around 190 startups making the trip to Nevada, France was particularly well represented amongst the 3,600 exhibitors at CES 2016. For this year's event, the Group got together with French Tech to support those innovators flying the flag for France.
Represented at CES for the first time this year, ENGIE was the only major corporate to have opted for Eureka Park, the section of the CES dedicated to startups and French Tech. "We wanted to be amongst startups to maximize exposure for those we work with and support," explains the Group's Senior VP Innovation Stéphane Quéré.
Visitors to the ENGIE stand were able to meet with the young French company Sigfox, whose low power wide area network makes everyday objects smart, and US startups Tendril, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Ecova. Tendril analyzes energy supplier customer data, while AMS is a specialist in battery energy storage. Ecova offers companies an advanced energy management solution.
The ENGIE stand also showcased the Group's own innovations, such as the Homnistat smart thermostat and the Diya One air purifying robot.