We just got back from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where we were floored by the latest inventions, gadgets, and gear presented by the world’s hottest companies. From lawn-mowing robots to rotorless helicopters, we geeked out big time.

We were excited about CES for many reasons, and all of them delivered. Data was a hot topic, VR innovations were everywhere, and machine learning is powering much of the latest tech. We also learned about the top retail trends to watch in 2018 from Hudson’s Bay Company CMO, Milton Pappas. He discussed how we’re in the middle of a major disruption in retail, and that collaboration between brands will be key to unlocking future success in the industry.

We also saw smart cars, smart appliances, smart devices, and robots of all shapes and sizes. Even smart homes were part of the exhibit.

We were thrilled to be on the ground at CES 2018, a show that’s not just about devices, but also about shopping, shoppers, and key trends in buying and selling, online and off.

Here’s what we saw:

Michelle Pruett

As Global Head of Content at Criteo, Michelle leads a high-performing team of talented marketers. Her writing has been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, AdWeek, eMarketer, and more. She's lived on three continents and is proud to be a New Yorker at heart.

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