Annina Verkkomäki is the founder of OMUUS Ltd., a CMF agency specializing in wearable technology and consumer electronics design. Annina has designed many of Nokia’s beloved mobile phones during her 13 year career working for Nokia Design. Antti Kujala, Head of Design at Suunto Ltd. Manufacturer of premium dive computers, heart rate monitors and outdoor sports instruments has said about her 'Annina is a multi-talented design professional and entrepreneur, knowing color and material design deeply while thoroughly understanding the strategic needs of the client. Working with her and Omuus, one will receive highest standard professional delivery ranging from trend insight, design strategy and excellent visualizations all the way to operative execution.’ Read more about her expertise at www.omuus.blogspot.com.
Arman Atoyan is the founder and CEO of X-TECH (http://www.X-TECH.am) - the leading IT companies in the web, mobile apps, e-Commerce and gaming industry in Armenia and co-founder and CEO of ARLOOPA (http://www.ARLOOPA.com) which is an augmented reality and virtual reality development startup. His projects won various awards and recognitions from NASA, Microsoft, GITI, etc.. Arman is a member of the iSOC Armenia. He holds an MA degree in mathematics from Yerevan State University.
OnSwitch is one of the most popular apps for Philips Hue owners.
The app provides an easy way for its users to control their home lighting, and over 50 professionally designed lighting scenes.
Before starting OnSwitch, David worked at several San Francisco startups, including a successful mobile game company and a social network.
David holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite in France, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Geoff has worked in city and county local government since 1987 and at Milton Keynes Council since 1998. His responsibilities include corporate strategy, communications and external relations and economic development.
His wider role embraces the promotion of Milton Keynes to external audiences and investors and leading major projects to secure the long-term economic success and sustainability of the city – which is the fastest growing place in the UK.
Geoff has established the Milton Keynes Future City Programme as a nationally prominent collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector, providing smart city innovations at scale.
Joss Langford is the Technical Director of Activinsights, developing wearable technologies to support the science of behavioural change. In his career within the innovation, design and technology fields, Joss has had designs recognised by DBA and D&AD and acquired patents in a range of technical disciplines. He has held senior management roles within global FMCG and consulting businesses, with extensive experience in design-centric organisations and start-ups. He was a contributing author of Growth Champions, an innovation management book published in 2012, and recently co-authored Data to Life which explores the measurement of everyday human behaviour. He is a founder member of Coelition, a non-for-profit organisation working to create standards for the responsible use of behavioural data.
Activinsights Ltd provides wearable technology for healthcare professionals and academics alike. Activinsights works directly with the healthcare professional, allowing them to educate patients to help improve their overall health through the provision of personalised lifestyle reports. Whilst the GENEActiv product range specialises in wrist-worn, raw data accelerometers for academic research in an open source environment.www.activinsights.com
Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer and campaigner. She is the founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to “Make Health Personal”. Campaigns that have emanated from 2020health’s research include a Head of Wellbeing for schools; the right to have a Personal Health Budget and Personal Health Record for those with long-term conditions; for a cross-departmental government task force to tackle obesity and ‘Health Tech and You’, a personal digital health Awards partnership with Axa PPP and the Design Museum.
Julia originally studied visual science at City University, created a digitally enabled home-visiting optometry practice in 2004 and formed 2020health in 2006. She is also a research associate at UCL in digital technology and wellbeing, and a Fellow of the RSA.
Mike Schneider, known as "SchneiderMike" has over 20 years experience
solving problems using technology with a focus on marketing and
analytics. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Skyhook
Wireless, where he has helped build the brand, as well as leading
content marketing, product marketing, analytics and CRM.
Prior to joining Skyhook, Mike served as SVP and director of the
digital incubator with ad firm Allen & Gerritsen, and VP of
analytics at Hill Holliday. Named to Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in
2010, Mike has established himself as a leader in the new marketing
space. He co-wrote the book “Location-based Marketing for Dummies” and
contributed to several blogs including Harvard Business Review and Social Media Explorer, and creator of Digital Before Digital. He has spoken at SXSW, AdClub, Internet Week NY, United Media Summit, Social Fresh and keynote at New Media Expo.
Mike earned a B.S. in MIS and Accounting from Miami University in 1995.
As one of the founding experts of Clothing+, Mikko Malmivaara has
been an active member in the wearables community since 1998. With a
background in concept design, product design and sales, Mikko is well
versed in the technical requirements of body monitoring but also has a
decade and a half worth of experience in the business side of wearables.
In between wearable tech, Mikko has had time to be a sponsored
snowboarder, guide safaris in the wilderness of the Finnish Lapland and
build and launch a line of barefoot shoes.
Today Mikko runs the marketing operations at Clothing+ and travels
the world spreading the word on textile-integrated biometrics sensors.
Clothing Plus Ltd
Clothing Plus is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of
textile-integrated biometric sensors. With more than 15 years of
experience in wearable technology and supplying the key global brands in
sports and medical business with body monitoring sensors, Clothing+ is
the pioneering expert in textile wearables. As the creator of the
world’s first textile heart rate sensor strap for Polar in 2002,
Clothing+ now seeks to reinvent and revolutionize monitoring the human
being through even better and more fine-tuned products and manufacturing
processes and adding key technology partners to its network. Clothing+
supplies some 75% of the world’s textile heart rate sensor products and
works with the key global sports electronics brands and sportswear
brands in launching sensor-equipped sports underwear. Recent launches
include Shock Absorber, Kalenji/Decathlon and Berlei in the summer of
2014 with several more to be announced shortly.
Nadia Kang is one of the visionaries in Wearable Tech world. Before the term "wearable technology" was widely used by high-tech groups, Nadia pioneered the idea of utilizing in-house stainless yarn technology for various wearable garments that we could wear in our daily lives. In early 2009 her belief that new materials and fabrics could be developed that were conductive, washable and comfortable, lead to the birth of AiQ in 2012 after a 3-year incubation period inside Tex-Ray Group. With her exceptional enthusiasm and unique view angle, AiQ and ecosystem partners play a significant role driving the formation of the trend unveiled in CES 2014.
AiQ is a Tex-Ray group company utilizing the in-house patented stainless yarn technology to provide smart clothing featured by comfort and human factors. Tex-Ray's globalized footprints cover production facilities for yarns, fabric and apparel in North America, Africa and Asia as well as local presence in more than 150 locations in the past 35 years. Self-evident continuous innovation unlimited to textile enables the seamless collaboration and integration with fellow-travelers from various domains, and the work has been well adopted and proven for human-care services / applications as AiQ's track records.
Ruth Thomson leads the Consumer business at Cambridge Consultants.
She has more than 10 years’ experience of working with consumer brands,
using technology to deliver innovative customer experiences across a
range of products and services.
Over the last five years she has focused on the sports and fitness
market, and the development of novel connected systems that monitor
performance/technique to provide actionable information to the
consumer. With many of the technical building blocks now available at an
accessible cost, it is an exciting time to be working on the next
generation of products and services that can support people in their
fitness goals. Key to Ruth’s work is bringing together technical teams
of the right engineering, scientific and user interface skills with the
system architecture to ensure the balance of the requirements of a
Cambridge Consultants has all these skills under one roof – which
enables it to rapidly develop low-power, low-cost, small-footprint
solutions, making best use of the data to deliver significant commercial
benefit to clients. Cambridge Consultants is a world-leading technology
innovation and product development company. Its 400 engineers,
scientists, mathematicians and designers work with clients to develop
breakthrough products and solve technology-critical issues across a
range of industries.
Cambridge Consultants is an technology innovation & development
company with over 400 engineers, scientists, designers &
consultants. We work with clients at all stages of the innovation
cycle, from developing strategy and novel concepts to creating
technically feasible prototypes and taking these designs all the way
through to manufacture.
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