CES 2018 Opening Night Keynote

Brian Krzanich Keynote / CEO Intel Corporation
Park Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed


“Thank you for all your incredible focus and support to make my CES keynote so successful. All I can truly say is WOW!

This show set the bar for future CES keynotes and is the best show that Intel has ever seen.

Please pass along my thank you and congratulations to your extended teams for a flawless CES keynote!!!”

Brian Krzanich / CEO Intel Corporation


Jan 16, 2018 by Patrick Moorhead / President of Moor Insights & Strategy / Contributor Forbes Magazine

Ranked #1 ranked tech industry analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Europe (Apollo Research January 2014) and one of the most cited tech analysts in the world

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“It’s important to understand that CES opening keynotes are typically 75% glitz and 25% content. This is particularly true when it comes to the coveted, opening spot that Krzanich had. This keynote was the most visually rich performance I’ve ever seen at a tech show—colorful, complex and stunning. Intel has really raised the bar, in my opinion.”


Event Marketer

The 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards

“Best Stage Experience”

2018 CES Opening Night Keynote – ‘Intel Takes the Gold!’

And no, we’re not talking Olympics… but rather, the prestigious 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards, the world’s largest – and only – recognition program celebrating the “best use of design, social media and event technology to enhance live experiences”. For the ‘Best Stage Experience’ category, the editors of ‘Event Marketer’ recognized the 2018 Intel CES Keynote, which John Halloran + Associates proudly supported in association with Clarity Creative Group.

This was an incredible collaboration of teamwork by an extraordinarily talented group of designers, artists, engineers, technicians, and production professionals. As well as our vendor partners from Worldstage, Mystic Scenic Studios, TAIT, 4Wall, OSA, Fireplay, Kish Rigging, and the production team at the Park Theater in Las Vegas.

Also, congratulations to all the EDTA finalists & winners, it was great to be recognized with so many talented teams!

Nominated for the “Knight of Illumination Award”

“Many of the judges commented on how diverse the entries were in this broad ‘events’ segment, but Jim Tetlow’s design for the Intel CES presentation caught the eye of everyone. The scale and scope of the project was breathtaking, and Jim took advantage of a dizzying array of technology in his design. Several of the judges have long been followers of the work of Jim and the JHA team, and we think it is fitting to acknowledge CES 2018 project with a nomination.”

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CES 2018 Opening Night Keynote Presentation


Guinness World Record

Who: Intel Corporation
What: 110 Intel Shooting Star Minis
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: January 7, 2018

The most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously from a single computer (indoors) is 110 and was achieved by Intel Corporation (USA), in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 7 January 2018. The record attempt took place at the Park Theater, Monte Carlo hotel as part of the Consumer Electronics Show. The UAVs used were Intel’s Shooting Star Mini and were airborne for 1 minute 47 seconds.