The opening CES keynote by Samsung and the Samsung Electronics CEO, BK Yoon, was a significant departure from the bombastic, bombshell-filled opening keynotes that Microsoft used to stage each year. There were no celebrity guests and no blockbuster announcements- just Yoon speaking hopefully about the future, and the Internet of Things.
After introducing new TVs and other products at a press conference a few hours earlier, Samsung made its evening keynote entirely about IoT. And the point it kept returning to was that IoT is not a technology of the distant future- it's one for now. And he called IoT "the most important topic for our industry right now."