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Over these two days, delegates will hear essential start-up advice and inspiration from healthcare and wearable innovators, witnessing demos of the latest smart technology live on our stage. Come to the stage to see exclusive product demonstrations and the latest technology.

Hear from experts within the wearable ecosystem and supply chain, who will offer invaluable insight: from advice on finding a supplier or partner, to accelerating your wearable business.

This theatre is geared to anybody who is excited about innovation. From those considering launching a wearable business, through to young start-ups and entrepreneurs looking for funding and advice, to those who want access to more information and contacts. Come to connect with business leaders, and learn insights about investment, marketing, product manufacturing and design.


This is a free track and available to all ticket holders

If you would like to participate then contact Grace Baldwin:

Themes: Enterprise IT & Wearables, Workplace, Data, Security Threats, Self-Driving Trucks, Connected Cars
Welcome Address and Thanks

Hassan Chaudhury, Hassan Chaudhury, Department for international trade

Making digital health innovation happen at the NHS frontline: services, strategies and learnings
Health innovation doesn’t just happen; it’s a complex agenda that needs local structures and support services to flourish. This presentation describes the importance of dedicated support, the frontline clinical professional, bridging the demand-supply gap and multidisciplinarity in making real-world frontline NHS innovation happen. We share experiences on how innovation can work beyond conventional top-to-bottom strategies. The presentation discusses strategic and operational learnings from frontline innovation at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust but also limitations and challenges that still lie ahead.

Lawrence P. Petalidis, PhD, HO Innovation & Impact, CW Health Charity

How to accelerate success
With its fragmented structure, complex decision-making processes, and sometimes disjointed funding mechanisms, the NHS can be a difficult nut to crack. But it treats over one million patients every 36 hours, and has recently published its Long Term Plan, outlining priorities in prevention, personalised care, and mainstreaming digital technologies. The NHS therefore also represents a huge potential market for companies looking for validation and business expansion. In this session, a panel of technologists, policy makers, and former NHS decision-makers will tackle the practical question of how engagement with, and uptake of digital innovations in the NHS can be accelerated.

Jenny Thomas, Programme Director, Digital London Accelerator

Hassan Chaudhury, Specialist - Digital Health, Department for international trade

Self-triage: the Segue into Artificial Intelligence
The first wave of results from a ground breaking trial with the NHS

Martin Taylor, CMO, Content Guru

11.15am Networking break
How to make your product compelling

Hassan Chaudhury, Specialist - Digital Health, Department for international trade

The clinical entrepreneur and more

Harry Thirkettle, Senior Medical Advisor, Mhealth

1.00pm Lunch
The Start Up clinic
An exclusive in-depth conversation about the emerging relationships between consumers and technology, conducted by Stephanie Fried's team at Condé Nast.

Stephanie Fried, Executive Vice President of Research Analytics & Audience Development, Condé Nast

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

Product demonstrations

Doug Delpha, Director, Apizee

Alex Russell, VP BD, Gait Up

Alan Foreman, CEO, B Secure

WTS Awards
Toshiba joins us for an exclusive presentation discussing the link between wearables and the intelligent edge, the growing number of use cases of such technology within numerous sectors, and a first-look at its own innovations in this area.

Neil Bramley, B2B Client Solutions Business Unit Director, Toshiba Northern Europe

David Sims, Solutions Sales Specialist, Toshiba Northern Europe

4.10pm Closing Remarks
Themes: Future Of, Smart Citizens, Smart Glasses, Personal Data, Wearable Data, Insurers, Connectivity & Infotainment,
Welcome address and thanks

Olena Kaplan, Senior Analyst, Beecham Research

Forget having to wear your tech, you'll be able to just speak to it.
The ten-year Human Brain Project Flagship was launched by the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies scheme in October 2013. Now approaching the halfway point of the project, Executive Director Chris Ebell discusses what the research so far might mean for the exploding Wearables industry. From data security, to ethics, to developments in medicine, this far-reaching view of our future is not to be missed.

Chris Ebell, Executive Director, Human Brain Project EU

How to launch a wearable business

Russell Feldman, Head of Digital, Media, and Technology, You Gov

Dr Jacob Skinner, CEO, Thrive Wearables

Protect your IP

TBC, Potter Clarkson

11.15am Networking break
The future of payment systems

Nim Haas, Head Of Marketing, Global Processing Services Limited

Lex Sokolin, Fintech Entrepreneur, Autonomous Research

How we can change the process of e-commerce

Lex Sokolin, Fintech Entrepreneur, Autonomous Research

1.00pm Lunch
Dragons’ Den Style Session: Innovation in Wearable Technology
Opportunity to hear different case studies through quick talks of 5 minutes per presenter pitching their projects implementing the latest digital innovations in wearables. Your vote will decide which one would have the biggest impact x6

Paul Armstrong, Writer, Forbes


Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager EMEA, Bluetooth

Richard Barrington, Business Development Manager, Perform Green

4.00pm Closing Remarks


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