Preview: International CES 2015 and Dell

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android™ TabletFor more than 40 years, the International CES has been the world’s gathering place for everyone who thrives on the business of consumer technologies.

The industry’s business leaders, pioneering thinkers and fans of all sorts of electronic geekery look forward to starting each new year at this massive event.

That includes us at Dell.

Some of the things we’ll be showcasing this week in Las Vegas aren’t big secrets. Our Venue 8 7000 Series tablet has been noted as “a technology tour de force” and is a 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honoree.

But, that’s not all we’ve got planned to kick off 2015!

All I can tell you now is that our portfolio of award-winning devices will be expanding, and that additional Dell products are 2015 CES Innovation Award Honorees.

You can watch it unfold via social media as we post on Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

I’ll also be live tweeting from @Dell and posting more updates here on Direct2Dell. I’m flying out today to ensure there’s not a repeat of my 2008 CES trip when flight delays almost made me miss our Dell mixed reality event.

If you’re heading to Vegas, too, be sure to stop by our Dell Lounge, open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT, January 6 and 7 inside the Venetian Palazzo, adjacent to the Blue Man Rock of Ages Theatre on Restaurant Row. There you can experience “The Book of Life” — the Day of the Dead-themed movie produced by Guillermo del Toro and developed and produced by Reel FX — in an entirely new, immersive way, via the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

And while we all wait for other cool things coming, here’s a little sneak peek:

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.