Preview of Dell at CES 2016

It’s that time of year again. Just as we all start to recover from holidays, more than 150,000 individuals and more than 3,600 companies from around the world converge on Las Vegas for CES – including Dell.

CES is touted as the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. But, over the years, consumerization of IT has meant that the impact of the show is felt in business technology, as well. We anticipate several announcements coming this week will showcase how we’ve parlayed the success and design innovations from our XPS line into our own commercial offerings.

Last year, Patrick Moorhead said Dell hit a home run at CES, where we were honored to win more than 50 CES and industry awards. Pardon me if I take a moment to remember them:

This year, nine of our products have already been named 2016 CES Innovation Award Honorees. That’s two more than 2015! So, I’m looking forward to sharing more great news in this new year.

If you’re attending #CES2016, I hope you find time to look us up. Dell will be at the Venetian in the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s space Wednesday, January 6 through Friday, January 8. We’ll have free high-speed wi-fi and charging areas to help attendees stay connected. And there will be a compelling, fully immersive and interactive experience.

Our Social Good Advocate, Adrian Grenier, has created a new underwater virtual reality experience, “Cry Out: The Lonely Whale,” which will transport attendees into the depths of the sea to witness underwater life and how pollution has disrupted it.

Other names you might recognize that will be joining us include Josh Brener, the actor known for his roles in “The Internship,” “Silicon Valley” and “Big Bang Theory;” Aerosyn Lex, designer and creative director of the UK-based label Earnest Endeavors; Indrani Pal-Chauduri, the award-winning photographer, director and digital artist known simply as “Indrani;” National Geographic explorer Mike Libickei; and Jon Gottfried, co-founder of Major League Hacking.

If you’re not in Vegas, you can watch it unfold via social media. I will be live tweeting from @Dell, as well as Periscoping highlights each day with Gottfried as our “on-air” representative. (I’m more comfortable behind the camera. We’ll also post on Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

And there will be more updates here on Direct2Dell. You can follow @Direct2Dell on Twitter to catch them all.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.