The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most anticipated shows of the year for Techies around the world. While most attend to get a preview of what is new and exciting in the consumer world, there are many products that can change the way we do business at events and conferences in the future. Here is a look at some of the most exciting business-friendly products showcased at CES this year.

Leave the easel, take the cannoli:  The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

Imagine a collaboration meeting where dialog is captured on a tablet and displayed simultaneously onto a wall in the meeting space; or where displaying a PowerPoint presentation to a group no longer requires 3 pieces of technology– a computer, a screen, and projector. With the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, it is not only possible, it is as easy as pushing a button.


With QHD display, immersive audio and 18 hours of battery life, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro can help turn a tug-at-your-teeth dull meeting into an efficient and responsive experience.  Cannoli can help too.

Do as I say and watch what I do: The Lily Camera

Drones are all the rage at every technology event, but this one is different and possibly the best yet for capturing that coveted personal experience at an outdoor event. Programmable and linked to a tracking device, the Lilly Camera flies itself and from a bird’s eye view will capture the experience of the person holding the tracking device. While it is made with the solo athlete in mind, it could just as effectively capture the experience of one person among many at the “It” outdoor festival of the year. Check out how it works here:


The world is not flat, so why should your event be? The Ricoh Theta 360

If social media promotion of an event is important to you, then you might want to sit down for this. The Ricoh Theta 360 captures a 360 degree view in still picture and video format, and … wait for it…. it can also LIVE STREAM in HD! Pretty amazing right? See how it works here:

Make mine a double! The Somabar Robotic Bartender

Full disclosure, I am not quite sure how this fits into the event world, but I know it can! It is compact, simple to use and it involves alcohol. Or maybe I love it because it reminds me of the Star Trek food replicator. This much I know for sure, give me a booth at a tradeshow equipped with this, a charging station and a comfy place to sit and I will give you all my contact information, that of my boss and every executive up the chain of command! Check it out: