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What You Will Hear

Some of the world’s leading companies and disruptive start-ups deliver their insight and opinions and will debate on our Main Stage. Be clued-in to the evolution of wearable technology, the benefits of ‘getting connected’, and hear from industry leaders about how devices are being used to increase productivity on an individual and enterprise level.


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

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

Where are we heading

Katz Kiely, CEO & Co-founder, Kiely & Co

Hearables, implantables and the next generation
Panellist :

Jo Baptista, Young entrepreneur, She

Philip Barnett, MD, Intelligent Wearables

The next opportunity for wearables beyond fitness and the evolution of secure, continuous health monitoring.
The benefits and opportunity to patients, carers and hospitals to move health monitoring into the home are significant. Continuous monitoring in the home environment provides the quantity and quality of data to allow trending and to spot underlying issues that may otherwise be missed with ad hoc testing in the hospital setting. This is not a new phenomenon and even consumer technology companies such as Apple are pursuing this through ECG monitoring on the Apple Watch already. However, one challenge leads to another – how does the system ensure that data from a patient is truly theirs and has not been corrupted with data from another patient? At B-Secur, we are exploring some of these more obscure challenges that could really unlock the potential of the future

Alan Foreman, CEO, B-Secur

11.00am Networking break
How to bring an emerging wearable technology to the market
Learn from an established business and leading startups how they have tackled the challenges of launching a wearable technology product in our current market and hear about future trends

Monika Dunkel, The Knowledge Transfer Network

Wearable Tech: New Frontiers In Research
Highlighting a few case studies and recent scientific advances made possible by using new wearable technologies. Taking experiments out of the lab and into reality.

Ari Peralta, CEO, Arigami LTD

The connected enterprise

Kayvan Mirza, CEO & Co-Founder, Optinvent

1.00pm Lunch
The future vision for wearables
Five year forecasts, by region/country and product type, but also the longer term vision – where will wearables be in 2030.

James Manning Smith, Market Analyst , Futuresource Consulting

Are smartwatches still relevant ?

Mark Catchpole, CTO, Snapwatch

Raj Partheban, Founder, WITGrip

Spotlight on sensors
It's clear from the current market that the most successful products are those which are directly solving consumer problems. AliveCor discuss the solution they have brought to market in conjunction with the Apple Watch: a medical-grade tracking device which will save lives.

Francis White, VP Sales & Business Development, AliveCor Ltd.

3.00pm Networking break
The connected worker of the future
Carnell have established a new team that utilises processes and practices developed in the software engineering industry, to channel our business ambitions, to innovate with new technologies and produce products internally at pace. This team will take ideas through to a delivered product with continuous input and support from our end users, ensuring we solve genuine problems. We are adopting an approach where we “think big, start small, change fast” to allow us to learn more quickly and validate emerging technologies.
Microsoft’s investment in IoT continues to empower the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge: whether your solution is in the cloud or hybrid, Microsoft’s comprehensive IoT portfolio offers a wide range of solutions in IoT security, analytics, visualization, device – from operating systems to PaaS and SaaS solutions
In partnership with Microsoft, Carnell have developed a new hazard alert system with the potential to save lives of road workers whilst working near dangerous areas on the UK motorways. The solution is made up of wearable worn by the roadworker which has been developed from the hardware up to fully connect IoT (internet of Things) platform. Carnell’s strategy is to further develop with product with support from Highways England to capture real time behavioural data and in turn add new features in line utilising artificial intelligence.

David Goldsby, Technology Innovation Manager, Carnell

Richard Jones, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Everyone has a race to win, whether that’s to recover faster, live healthier or to be the best in a given field.
The future of health is digital, collecting and fusing data to predict better outcomes. From improving patient recovery and managing lifestyles to pushing boundaries of the elite, we create life enhancing technologies to help save lives, impact health systems, and to help people perform at their peak.

Michael Collier, Head Of Human Performance, Mclaren Applied Technologies

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

Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow for MR, Ravensbourne Uni London

Human augmentation - at work and at home
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

Are wearables now adapting to our lifestyle – or are we adapting to wearables?

Manish Kumar, Delivery Director, Vix Technology


Nim Haas, Head Of Marketing, Global Processing Services Limited

The wearable ring

Hannu Kinnunen, Chief Scientific Officer, Oura

11.15am Networking break
Holographic Digital Fittings

Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow for MR, Ravensbourne Uni London

How wearables are revolutionising the workplace

David Goldsby, Technology Innovation Manager, Carnell


Kourosh Atefipour, CEO & Co-founder, Valkyrie Industries

Bryan Statham, CEO, LifeBooster

5G is on the horizon

David Sims, Solutions Sales Specialist, Toshiba

1.00pm Lunch
The next evolution
The wearable owner and prospective market – what features do they use, want, and aspire to using. YouGov has tracked the market since 2014 and will be presenting insight in to the features that has revolutionised the market and has what it believed been the gateway to the smart home and connected device usage

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

How to make wearables truly compelling

Cathal Loughnane, Creative Director, Design Partners

Nigel Townsend, Managing Director, Kiroco

Protecting your innovation
Presented by:

Janne Kyllönen, Founder & Product Director, QuietOn

4.10pm Closing Remarks


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Hearables set to revolutionise personal audio market

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Fossil launches its first smartwatch on Snapdragon

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