RAIN News’ top picks for CES 2016 sessions

CES simple canvasWhether you’re on the show floor or just following the action from home on livestreams and social media, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show promises to have lots of valuable insights for the digital audio industry. CES is the biggest showcase of consumer electronics each year, which makes it a useful touchpoint for any of the areas where technology and music intersect. This year, we could see developments in topics such as connected cars, home audio, audio quality, mobile devices, headphones, digital distribution, and advertising technology.

We’ve reviewed the schedule and picked out some of the most pertinent events for RAIN News readers. Some of these sessions require special registration, but we do expect to hear lots of other news, updates, and surprises from the digital audio space from this year’s conference beyond the scheduled sessions.

Jan. 5, 11:30 am: Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Cross-Platform Advertising

Jan. 5, 1:00 pm: Monetizing Entertainment Programming Across Platforms

Jan. 5, 2:45 pm: C Space Storytellers: Spotify

Jan. 6, 9:00 am: Music and Communications Technology: Innovation Through Collaboration

Jan. 6, 9:00 am: Connected Cars: A Landscape Fraught in Peril

Jan. 6, 11:00 am: Understanding the Hi-Res Music Customer

Jan. 6, 1:00 pm: The Future of Digital Distribution

Jan. 6, 2:15 pm: C Space Storyteller: Pandora

Jan. 6, 2:15 pm: SAE Connected Vehicle Standards

Jan. 7, 9:00 am: Building Consumer Trust in Vehicle Technology

Jan. 7, 10:15 am: Reinventing the Phone-Car Connection

Jan. 7, 10:15 am: The Emerging Hi-Res Mobile Market

Jan. 7, 11:30 am: Meet the Hi-Res Music Makers

Jan. 7, 1:00 pm: Growing the Digital Content Economy

Jan. 7, 1:00 pm: CNET Navigates the Future of Connected Cars

Jan. 7, 2:15: Headliner Conversation: Ryan Seacrest and iHeartMedia, Inc.’s Bob Pittman

Jan. 7, 4:30 pm: Keynote by YouTube Chief Business Office Robert Kyncl 

Jan. 8, 4:00 pm: IoT Spotlight: Connected Car Apps

Anna Washenko