The FASTEST-MOVING Conference of the Year, CES 2023


The Consumer Technology Association’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gathering is the premier event in consumer technology. This year’s fast-moving CES 2023 event featured exhibitions from global tech powerhouses and presentations from entrepreneurs and industry-leading keynote presentations. 

During this weeklong Las Vegas event, transportation/mobility was very much a hot topic, and in fact, led many of the exciting discussions within this year’s conference.  With such a focus on transportation this year, it should come as no surprise that Are We There Yet?’s Grant Harrell found himself walking the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and Venetian Expo Hall, tracking down the innovators making a difference in mobility, and those leading transportation technology development.  Harrell even mixed in some fun while at CES this year, remotely operating a bulldozer on the expo floor, taking the Tesla loop, and a secret, VIP event at the Mirage?!   

“Believe it or not, a nonprofessional driver such as myself had the opportunity at CES, right on the expo floor, to remotely operate a bulldozer over a thousand miles away in Arizona,” Harrell said. “So, it was a cool opportunity to try my hand at operating a bulldozer remotely.” 

Harrell put together a special installment of Are We There Yet? to highlight all of the exciting things he experienced at CES 2023, and there are a lot of highlights and takeaways to share, including: 

  • Interviews with industry leaders 
  • The growing electrification movement within transportation/mobility 
  • Advancements within autonomous technologies and sensor improvements 
  • Connectivity innovation 

 CES® is the most influential tech event in the world—the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This event is where the world’s largest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA),® CES features every aspect of the tech sector.  

Grant Harrell is the Head of Transportation & Mobility for MarketScale, and Host of the Are We There Yet? video podcast series. Harrell holds a BBA from The University of Northern Colorado and an MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington. 

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