Coming into CES 2014, we knew there would be some recurring themes at the show: wearables, connected cars, home automation and 3D printing would all have a major presence on the show floor. So, we were sure to talk to some of the biggest names in those industries to give us the lowdown on what's new and what we can look forward to in 2014. Naturally, when you've got a slate of CEOs and celebrities coming to talk to you, you wan't to give them a proper forum in which to chat, and this year's Engadget stage was bigger and better than ever. Our interview lineup was packed from day one through day four and included the likes of new Sony Electronics President Mike Fasulo, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park, Nest founder Matt Rogers, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. And, of course, we also got to chat with Mr. CES himself, Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro.
Not all the interviewing happened on stage, either. We chatted with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, Will.i.am (3D Systems' new creative director) and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe out on the show floor, too. Of course, that's just a sampling of the folks who joined us, so head on past the break for a full list. We recommend settling in someplace comfy with a nice bottle of pinot, some cushy headphones, and letting the words of some of the biggest names in tech in all the world wash over you.
Juha Alakarhu, Head of Digital Imaging, Nokia
Colin Angle, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, iRobot Corporation
Yoni Benatar, Product Manager, Parrot + Thomas Barse, Lead Designer, Parrot
Dilip Bhatia, Vice President and General Manager, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo
Maxwell Bogue, CEO, WobbleWorks, Inc./3Doodler
Michael Buckwald, CEO, Leap Motion
Jim Buczkowski, Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research & Innovation, Ford
Sam Cervantes, Founder & CEO, Solidoodle LLC
Jim Clayton, EVP Home Entertainment, New Business Development, LG Electronics
Giulia D'Amico, Vice President Business Development, One Laptop per Child Inc.
Walter de Brouwer, Founder and CEO, Scanadu
Ujesh Desai, Vice President, Corporate and Product Marketing, NVIDIA
Mike Dunn, President, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Worldwide
Mike Fasulo, President, Sony Electronics
Ziv Gillat, Co-founder and Head of Business Development and Sales, Eye-Fi
Neil Hand, Vice President, Tablet Group, Dell
Scott Hardy, CEO, Polaroid
Michael Hawkey, VP and General Manager, Sling Media, Inc.
Kaz Hirai, CEO, Sony
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, CEO, SMS Audio
Martin Kallstrom, CEO, Narrative
Alex Lawn, Director of Communications, KnCMiner AB
Kevin Lensing, Director, Mobility Product Line, AMD
Ty Liotta, Vice President of Custom Manufacturing, ThinkGeek, Inc.
Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder, Formlabs
Palmer Luckey, Founder, Oculus Rift
Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility
Eric Migicovsky, CEO, Pebble Technology & Myriam Joire, Product Evangelist, Pebble
Clément Moreau, CEO, Sculpteo
Mike Muller, CTO, ARM Holdings
James Park, CEO and Co-founder of Fitbit
Rahul Patel, Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combo, Broadcom
Bre Pettis, CEO, MakerBot
Bill Plummer, Vice President, External Affairs, Huawei Technologies
Aneesh Rajaram, SVP TV and Devices, Opera Software
Avi Reichental, CEO, 3D Systems
Matt Rogers, Founder and VP of Engineering, Nest
Daniel Sennheiser, CEO, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Julie Samuels, Senior Staff Attorney, Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Brad Schmidt, Creative Director, GoPro
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.
Davin Sufer, Chief Technical Officer, WowWee
Jay Sullivan, COO, Mozilla
Raj Talluri, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Chief Gamer, Razer
Edward Tang, CEO, Avegant + Allan Evans, CTO, Avegant
Paul Travers, CEO, President and Director, Vuzix Corporation
Sonny Vu, CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables
Will.i.am, Creative Director, 3D Systems
Adam Wilson, Founder, Chief Software Architect, and Ian Bernstein, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Orbotix
Masahiko Yamada, President and CEO, Wacom Company Ltd.