During and leading up to CES, the tech space is abuzz with the latest on all that is new and shiny. Innovative, sleeker-than-ever devices will be unveiled to a hungry crowd, and the hype will be amplified via an explosion of coverage. These cutting-edge gadgets are quite literally on display, and it’s hard not to be dazzled by the user-friendly interfaces, the outstanding resolution, the slim design. But, what about the lesser-told story? Namely, the brains behind these smart devices and the faces behind the scenes: the people that have pushed forward to innovate, to create the tech that captivates us all during CES.