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Innovation Showcase

Over 2 days delegates will hear essential start-up advice and inspiration from healthcare and wearable innovators, and see the latest smart technology demos live on stage.

Hear from experts within the wearable ecosystem and supply chain who will offer invaluable insight through to help with finding a supplier or partner to accelerate your wearable business.

This theatre is geared to anyone considering starting a wearable business through to young start-ups and entrepreneurs looking for funding and advice and who need access to more information and contacts.
Invaluable start-up advice
Connect with business leaders
Investment, marketing, product manufacturing and design

If you would like to participate then contact Charmaine Baker :

Address & Welcome: Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow, Ravensbourne
Opening Keynote: Enterprise Wearables will Drive the Internet of Voice
The key challenge with wearable computing is the user interface. In the industrial enterprise, hands-free use is key for safety and the ability to perform manual work, so gestures and touch interfaces are not suitable.

The answer is to combine a heads-up display with voice recognition, providing it can be made easy to use and not frustrating, even in noisy environments. From warehouse picking, to head mounted tablets, and on to intelligent assistant avatars of industrial assets and machines, Sanjay Jhawar will chart the path to the Industrial Internet of Voice, coming soon to a factory, chemical plant, aircraft hanger or telecom tower near you.

Sanjay Jhawar, Co-founder, President & Chief Product Officer, RealWear

Opening Case Study: Personalisation: The Future for Health, Fitness and Nutrition
There are some very exciting innovations in the health and fitness industry that are taking place at the intersection of technology and personal empowerment.

João Bocas - Wearables Expert, Digital Health Influencer & Speaker, Digital Salutem

Developing & Designing Wearables
In the next decade, we will see innovations topping the wearable technology chart.

    Discussion Points:
  • Whose innovative wearable technology is at the top?
  • How do you protect them especially Intellectual Property?
  • Where are, wearables headed?

Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow, Ravensbourne

Panel Discussion:

Peter Fullagar, Head of Innovation, Kinneir Dufort

Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures

Ami Davies, Partner, Founder & Managing Director, Brand Ami

11.00am Break
Case Study: Developing the Vision for the Smart City
The vision of “Smart Cities” is ultimately the future, made safe and environmentally green along with efficiencies for power, water and transportation. How is this vision ultimately going to be developed, designed and constructed in the future?

    Discussion Points:
  • Are there future problems with the growth of smart city development such as security, processing and power?
  • Where is, the government going with smart cities?
  • Where are, they spending their money?
  • What are the key solutions they are looking for?

Jonny Voon, Innovation Lead – IoT & Distributed Ledger, Innovate UK

Women Building & Designing Future Wearables
Women of Wearables together with the Wearable Technology Show 2017 brings you a panel of female founders sharing their stories on how their diverse backgrounds led them to starting their own wearable tech companies. From wearable tech products for children, to animals, to health and fashion, our female founders are an inspiration to building the future of wearable tech products.
Chaired by:

Marija Butkovic, Co-founder, Women of Wearables

Michelle Hua, Co-Founder Women of Wearables, Founder & CEO MadeWithGlove

Panel Discussion:

Colleen Wong, Founder & Director, Techsixtyfour

Fiona Austen, Co-founder & COO, Third Skin

Pauline Issard, Co-Founder & CEO, Trackener

Dr Elin Haf Davies, Founder & CEO, Aparito

12:15pm Lunch
The 4th Platform: How Wearables are Integrating the Human Body into the Internet of Things
Jarrod Jordan will discuss the evolution of computing and how wearables will help turn the human body into a "trackpad" that will control, automate and manage the world around them.

Jarrod Jordan, CMO, Bragi

How to make wearable technologies and smart textiles ethical, sustainable and environmental?
The panel will discuss issues and constraints around the life-cycle of design, innovation, development, manufacturing, distribution and waste management for wearable technologies and smart textiles and how to get around these. The chair will announce a new EU funded project called WEAR Sustain (@WEARsustain) that brings artists and technologists together as innovators and entrepreneurs to collaborate to help solve these issues.
Chaired by:

Camille Baker, Reader, School of Communication Design, University of the Creative Arts, Epsom

Panel Discussion:

Martin Charter, Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design & Professor at University for the Creative Arts

Elena Corchero, CEO & Founder, Lost Values

Dr Rebecca Stewart, Soft Circuits Engineer & Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Product Demos

Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow, Ravensbourne

2:00 -2:10 - AIQ - BioMan 100 Collection – For Women. Revolutionary heart rate monitoring sports bra.
Speaker: Nadia Kang, CMO, AIQ Smart Clothing

2:15 – 2:25 - MYZONE - New offering to be announced
Speaker: Jonathan Monks, Director EMEA, MYZONE

2:30 – 2:40 – Energenie - Amazon Alexa
Speaker: Colin Howlett, Technical Director, Energenie

2:45 – 2:55 - Skyhook Customer hereO – The hereO GPS Watch - with location powered by Skyhook, is the world’s smallest real-time cellular-connected GPS tracking device. Designed, developed, and geared to kids age 3 and up, parents can now enjoy true peace of mind with regard to their children’s safety. With real-time pin-point tracking, breadcrumb trail logging, and smart location alerts, parents can track their children’s whereabouts directly from the hereO Family smartphone companion app.
Speaker: Allon Gladstone, COO, hereO

3:00 – 3:10 - Infi-Tex - Introduction to Infi-Tex intelligent textiles, and a demonstration of our interactive insole
Sarah Galasko, Infi-Tex COO
David Bateman, Infi-Tex Design Engineer

3:15 – 3:25 - Alango Technologies - BeHear™ is a self-tunable, truly personal Bluetooth® headset featuring advanced signal processing with hearing enhancement and assistive listening capabilities. This hearable embodies the Alango vision of a multi-functional, high-performance, low-cost alternative to traditional hearing aids.
Speaker: Ruth Bridger, Marketing Director of Assistive Products, Alango

3:30 – 3:40 - ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems - ECG Shirt with Moss Embroidered Electrodes, LED Baseball Cap and structure of a Heating Jacket & Gloves.
Speaker: Melanie Hoerr, Manager Technical Embroidery Application, ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems

3:45 – 3:55 - Navdy - See how to get directions, receive calls, texts and control your music without picking up your phone.
Speaker: Gareth Jones, VP & GM International, Navdy

4:00 - 4.10 - Ecolife - Healthy Breathing - The world's first social platform for local air quality, both inside and outside buildings with recommendations to take appropriate actions.
Speaker: Adam Pastuska, CEO, EcoLife SP

4:15 - 4.25 - Activinsights - Professional wearables for lifestyle measurement to improve health and performance.
Speaker: Stephanie Sargeant, Senior Brand Manager, Activinsights


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