Clearly, the death of retail has been greatly exaggerated.
What has been a running joke at CES is now a firm reality: everything is now either Smart or Connected.
Simply put, technology has too often become the idea in and of itself, rather than the enabler of a great idea. But this year at Cannes we saw many examples of technology-as-catalyst for great ideas, big and small.
In just a few weeks, several hundred thousand people will head to Las Vegas right after New Year’s Day. They’re not going because they want to put their resolutions to the ultimate test; they’re going because of the annual ritual that is CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.