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IHS Markit to Judge Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers at CES 2018

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will again host and judge the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® at CES, the media reception at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s ShowStoppers at CES will take place on 9 January, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Lafite Ballroom in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

“We’re thrilled to once again measure the mettle of the companies and products that are introduced at ShowStoppers at CES,” said Ian Weightman, vice president for technology at IHS Markit. “These awards are designed to help technology companies showcase their ingenuity and innovation to an audience of key journalists from around the globe, the industry, and to consumer and business users.”

IHS Markit Innovation Awards showcase the most innovative products in the following technology categories:

  • Automotive
  • Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and gaming
  • Fitness, wearables and health Devices
  • Home audio
  • Mobile accessories
  • Mobile computing
  • Personal entertainment
  • Robotics and drones
  • Smart home and appliances
  • Video displays and devices

Judges for the awards are technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit who cover the gamut of technology sectors related to each ShowStoppers event:

  • Joe Abelson, product management executive director
  • Lisa Arrowsmith, product management director
  • Mark Boyadjis, principal analyst and manager, automotive user experience
  • Paul Erickson, senior research analyst, connected home and service provider technology
  • Ian Fogg, senior director, mobile and telecom
  • Paul Gagnon, executive director, consumer devices
  • Paul Gray, director, consumer devices
  • Randy Lawson, subject matter expert
  • Ken Park, associate director, consumer devices

“ShowStoppers is where startups and global industry leaders alike go to introduce new products and demonstrate exciting technologies aimed at today’s diverse lifestyles,” said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. “We’re delighted to have the world-class experts at IHS Markit deliberate and identify the hot new products and services that are changing workstyles and transforming business models.”

Exhibitors may submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for IHS Markit Innovation awards. IHS Markit and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. For more detailed information, visit

To set up an interview with one of the analyst judges, please contact Colleen Seery of IHS Markit.


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IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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