What an amazing debut for AudioTelligence at this year's CES tech show in Las Vegas. We returned home with more than 90 business leads – not bad in four days…
It was definitely a good move to be part of the Department for International Trade delegation of British companies showcasing UK innovation – as it meant we had help with things like building the stand, which made such a difference. And the footfall to our stand was excellent.
With more than 4,400 companies exhibiting this year, we faced a lot of competition for the attention of the attendees from 160 countries. But we more than held our own. Our stand was very busy – with lots of genuine interest from visitors and very productive discussions.
We were staging demonstrations of our technology breakthrough that enables your home assistant, smart speaker, VoIP product or in-car voice control system to focus on what you are saying when there is a lot of background noise. And some of the top global consumer electronics giants couldn't get enough of it – one household name sent four different people along to hear for themselves.
Other visitors to our stand included a major car manufacturer to hear how our solution could help with automotive voice control, a company specialising in bespoke smart systems and a top telecoms firm.
But it wasn’t just about us – we also made time to check out some of the weird and wonderful companies that make CES such a magnet for anyone interested in innovation. Artificial intelligence (AI) was everywhere. Some of our favourite applications were AI insoles – and an AI bathroom, in case you forget how to turn on a tap. But our vote for the product of the show was an AI litter tray.
All in all, the event was a fantastic success for us and we'll definitely be back for more next year. In the meantime, do excuse us, we've got a few leads to follow up…