Still going strong after more than half a century, the annual CES convention has been celebrating and showcasing the latest consumer electronics innovations since the industry’s earliest days. Since 1967, the convention has expanded its mandate beyond strictly consumer electronics, and now attracts entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders and journalists from every aspect of tech and from all corners of the world.
Between January 7-10, CES 2020 will draw an estimated 170,000 attendees from over 160 countries, eager for an inside look into the future of tech, to Las Vegas. What they’ll find is that, much like many other prominent global forums for technology, Israeli innovation will take center stage.
The contingent of 22 Israeli companies featured at Israel’s national pavilion at CES will represent the cutting edge of fields ranging from AR/VR to cybersecurity, and from smart cities to enterprise solutions. As in previous years, the Foreign Trade Administration of Israel’s Ministry of Economy together with the Israel Export Institute have organized the delegation. Here are just a few of this year’s featured companies:
- With concerns over privacy and public surveillance at an all-time high, D-ID is developing unique deep-learning technologies engineered to de-identify biometric data from facial images. Established by veterans of the Israel Defense Force’s elite 8200 intelligence unit, D-ID has pioneered proprietary cryptographic methods for scrubbing facial images of invasive, identifying features, while still preserving necessary elements for certain legitimate application. The company has expanded to include offices in both Palo Alto and Tel Aviv and has successfully implemented its technology for leading companies worldwide.
- As media continues to grow more immersive, grabbing viewer attention is becoming more difficult than ever. To address this challenge, TetaVi has created a fully portable end-to-end camera system for capturing high-quality, fully 3D digital video for sports, media gaming and more. Raw input from four to eight portable cameras is then processed by specialty machine-learning algorithms. The result is striking true-3D holograms and scenes, enabling full viewer interaction with immersive, live broadcasts.
- Allegro AI is a deep learning computer vision and perception company that empowers enterprise clients to develop and deploy best-of-breed AI solutions. Founded by a team of veteran Israeli deep learning and computer vision PhDs, Allegro’s foundations are rooted firmly in technical expertise. The results have already proven themselves on the global stage, with successful partnerships with leading global brands like Microsoft, Intel and IBM, as well as start-up funding from industry giants like Samsung, Bosch and Hyundai.
- The proliferation of smart, connected devices promises to be a boon for smart technologies, but introduces major cybersecurity challenges. This challenge inspired Israeli startup Firedome to develop a host of solutions designed to proactively prevent, detect and respond in real time to vulnerabilities in connected devices. Firedome’s founder originally served as the head of Israel’s Security Agency cybersecurity unit for many years. Firedome grew from the idea that IoT manufacturers needed a simple, practical way to ensure the security of their devices.
With CES 2020 fast approaching, and the tech world gearing up to explore, invest, partner with and learn from leading global innovators, conference-goers in Las Vegas should not be surprised to find Israeli companies featured prominently.