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News Commentary2020-01-06

Essence at CES 2020

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From January 7th to January 10th 2020, Essence attended the Consumer Electronics Show, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association in Las Vegas, NV.

Essence executives participated in a range of public events and conversations, including:

Conversation with the Best of the Badass Bosses at CES 2020

On Tuesday, January 7th, Essence's Global CEO Kyoko Matsushita joined She Runs It President & CEO Lynn Branigan, Google ChromeOS Global Head of Growth Zena Srivatsa Arnold, Church & Dwight CMO Britta Bomhard, and Wavemaker U.S. CEO Amanda Richman for a discussion aimed at empowering female leaders in the year ahead. A recap of the event, sponsored by Catalyst, can be found here.

Maximizing Every Dollar Through Transparency

From 10.00 - 11.30am on Wednesday, January 8th Essence's Global Chief Media Officer Adam Gerber joined Kinesso's Chief Investment Officer Vin Paolozzi and Noah Tratt, Senior Global Vice President at Expedia, for a session moderated by Tim Hsia of The Operators podcast on the importance of transparency in the media industry hosted by NYIAX at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Voice Enabling Consumer Products: The Audio Explosion and Opportunities for Customer Engagement at Voice Live from CES

From 1.30 - 2pm on Wednesday, January 8th, Essence's Global Head of Experience Garrick Schmitt joined CNET Senior Reporter Joan Solsman,'s Exec VP of Digital Sales Ken Lagana, XMOS CEO Mark Lippett, Deutsche Telekom VP Software Engineering Reghu Ram Thanumalayan, Diageo's Digital Director Jason Acker, and Lexus Creative Director Amanda Abrams for a wide ranging conversation about engaging users in the critical new field of Voice based interaction as part of Voice Live from CES, a full day of sessions devoted to voice technology.

To get in touch with Essence at CES and for updates about what we're up to in Las Vegas, follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal, GroupM at @GroupMWorldwide, and learn more about WPP at CES 2020.