Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatio

© ScanMyPhotos.com, 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada

Twenty-eight years is a long record and explains why we are staunch advocates for CES–the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Beyond networking and exploring the next “new–new” tech finds, we attend in our role for providing digitized photographic content for sharing and uploading to the thousands of photo-sharing gadgets and devices.

ScanMyPhotos.com President & CEO, Mitch Goldstone at CES

ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone, was interviewed for our advocacy in support of diversity and more equality representation at the world’s largest gathering place for innovations and technology.

It is not enough to have women just address the small breakout sessions at the diminutive LVCC North Hall rooms.  They and the entire rainbow canvas of diverse representation must also be on the main stage, where thousands attend to hear the keynote addresses.

This year all those keynote presentations are featuring only men.

We were among the first to take note that the keynote speakers at CES are void of diverse representation and we took action, including launching a large social media campaign. The twitter hashtag to follow is #ChangeTheRatio.

Due to the lack of diversity at CES, we pulled our 28-years of attendance because #changetheratio has become a thing. This signal along with many others creating a viral campaign is intended to encourage CES to broaden its scope of outreach and better represent women and minorities. There is just a month to go, so we are hoping to reevaluate and continue with our scheduled attendance at CES.

Part of the CES woes was revealed after reviewing archived past photos from our nearly three decades of attending. We noticed a disconcerting quandary. There have been too few female attendees. A solution is to have businesses register and send more female employees and minorities to #CES2018.


ScanMyPhotos.com was interviewed by Lauren Johnson, a senior technology editor for Adweek. The article, “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” centers around the conference’s lack of female keynote speakers.


Excerpt: For the past 28 years, Mitch Goldstone, CEO of ScanMyPhotos, a company that transfers analog photos to digital, has attended CES but after the weeklong dust-up, he doesn’t plan to attend. “CES needs to represent a better portrait of representing consumers—all the people who buy the stuff that CES showcases,” Goldstone said. “It’s not just women, it’s broader diversity.”  He suggested Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices as a name CES’ organizers should consider.


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How to Digitize APS Film For $5.00

Advanced Photo System (APS) is a discontinued film format for still photography that began production in 1996 as a one-off gateway to digital photography. It was marketed by a consortium of photography companies, including Eastman Kodak under the brand name Advantix, FujiFilm as Nexia, Agfa under the name Futura and by Konica as Centuria. The problem is there are hundreds of millions of these still-analog cartridges fading away. Most people have no way to view those memories. One APS distinction was its ability to record information other than the image, including its barcode for easier identification.

1998 commercial for Kodak Advantix system. Jim Gaffigan shows off the various features of the Advantix system which was Kodak’s branding of APS. APS’ advantages included drop-in loading and multiple image shapes including panoramic, which was experiencing a jump in popularity at the time.

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Now, for just $5.00 you easily get 15, 25, or 40 exposure APS film cartridges professionally digitize from the experts in photo digitizing, ScanMyPhotos.com


APS Negative Scanning

Though APS was a type of film used only for a short time, the images captured on those negatives might be some of your family’s favorites. Preserve them with scanning!

Take advantage of this easy way with pay one price –regardless of exposure count (15, 25, or 40 exposure). When ordering, choose 2,000 dpi JPEG scans for just $5 per roll or 4,000 dpi for $10 per roll.

Your negatives will be individually hand-scanned onsite at our corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, and handled with the greatest of care by trained professionals to ensure the highest quality digital format. CLICK TO ORDER

  • Orders include 1 DVD data disc with your scanned images (2,000 dpi, True Color, 24-bit JPEG)
  • Digital ICE is only available for color negatives
  • 1-business day scanning available.
  • All APS cartridges are also returned to you.

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“3 New Year’s Tech Resolutions You Must Keep,” Photo Scanning


Coming off feature profiles in the past from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and to the 37 million readers of AARP The Magazine, ScanMyPhotos.com begins the new year with this: ” 3 New Year’s tech resolutions you must keep,” published by USA Today

Our 28-year passion and purpose have always been digitizing the world’s 3.5 trillion analog photos for today’s all-digital world.  What better way to draw attention than from this prior profile when USA Today’s tech columnist and host of #TalkingTechJefferson Graham wrote this:

ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. Home to its 26-year digitization business which has professionally scanned more than 300 million pictures[br]



For those of you from the analog era, with your shoe boxes of photos and shelves of 8mm and VHS videotapes, let’s get them saved to digital in 2017, okay?

For one, they’ll be safe, and secondly, now you can share them on Facebook, Twitter and privately. I like the services iMemories (50 cents per image, $12.99 per video, and/or $49.99 yearly to have stored on its website for sharing) and Scanmyphotos.com ($149 for a box holding up to 1,800 photos, and $19.99 per video) for getting the entire collection done in one full swoop.)

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