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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
9:30am
Opening & Welcome

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

9:40am
Keynote - Where are wearables headed ?
Technology is changing and evolving. We’re thinking about how we interact with wearable technology now and where this technology might be going in the future. Beyond that, we’re considering what needs to happen to make that possible, and how to ensure the next evolutions in wearable technology are a success. But how can we do that?
Speaker

Dr Raj Partheban, CEO, WITGrip


9:35am
Panel Discussion: The World Wide Wearable
An exploration of the turbulent wearables landscape. Who is (and isn't) investing in wearable technology? And who is leading the game? Our panellists discuss.
10:15am
10:55am
Case study – Wearables in the workplace
The Oura ring is all about you. It is at the unique intersection of technology, science, jewelry, and design. The ring measures your biosignals, such as heart rate and heart rate variability, and lets you know how you slept and how recovered you are. Oura’s Chief Scientist Hannu Kinnunen and Jewelry Designer Stephen Webster take the stage to talk about how smart tech is becoming more personal – through design and science.
Keynote:

Hannu Kinnunen, Chief Scientist, OURA Health

Stephen Webster, Designer, Stephen Webster

11.15am Networking break
11:30am
Integrating biometrics into wearable technology
With wearables and connected devices exploding in terms of popularity, employees bringing their personal technology into the workplace has become commonplace.

Our panel discuss how to ensure wearables are secure enough for enterprise once the right policies are in place.
Panellists

Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

12:00PM
Panel discussion - The connected enterprise
Starting life as an entrepreneur or small business can be daunting, and at first-glance, complex issues such as IP can make launching a product seem that much more difficult. In this session, delivered by the Intellectual Property Office, the foundations are laid bare. This is an essential session for any person looking to launch a new product in the foreseeable future.
Speakers:

Kelly Wren, Business Outreach Events Manager, Intellectual Property Office

12:40PM
How wearables are central to the development of the iOT
Starting life as an entrepreneur or small business can be daunting, and at first-glance, complex issues such as IP can make launching a product seem that much more difficult. In this session, delivered by the Intellectual Property Office, the foundations are laid bare. This is an essential session for any person looking to launch a new product in the foreseeable future.
Speakers:

Kelly Wren, Business Outreach Events Manager, Intellectual Property Office

1.00pm Lunch
2:00pm
Launch focus – the latest in wearable innovation
An exclusive in-depth conversation about the emerging relationships between consumers and technology, conducted by Stephanie Fried's team at Condé Nast.
Featuring:

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

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

2:20pm
Panel discussion – are smartwatches still relevant ?
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.
Speakers:

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

David Sims, Solutions Sales Specialist, Toshiba Northern Europe

2:50pm
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.
Speaker:

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

3:00pm
Protecting your innovation – a guide to IP
Further details to be announced.
Presented by:

Janne Kyllönen, Founder & Product Director, QuietOn

3.20pm Networking break
3:45pm
From prototype to retail – a wearable success story
Two industry experts share how their products are making waves in enterprise. Wearable hardware technology, fitness trackers and smart glasses.
Presented by:

Aaron Windmuller, Business Development Manager, UK, ProGlove

Gerrit Spaas, Director, Trivisio

Themes: Future Of, Smart Citizens, Smart Glasses, Personal Data, Wearable Data, Insurers, Connectivity & Infotainment,
9:30am
Opening & Welcome

Michael Sawh, Editor, Wareable

9:35am
Keynote – The augmented human
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.
Speaker

Chris Ebell, Executive Director, Human Brain Project EU

10:00am
Panel discussion – Are wearables now adapting to our lifestyle – or are we adapting to wearables ?
Panellist:

Melinda Nicci, CEO & Founder, Baby2Body

Adnan Quazi, Sales Engineer/Development at Hamamatsu Photonics UK

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

Moderator:

Helen Fricker, Senior Leisure Analyst, Mintel

10:45am
We are wearing our wearables the wrong way
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
Moderator:

Monika Dunkel, The Knowledge Transfer Network


Panelists:

Christina Petersen, Lys Technologies

Robert Boyce, ICE Robotics

Mark Hester, Swim AR

Zlatka Stoeva, DZP Technologies

10:40am
11.05am Networking break
11:35am
Creating the next mobile technology platform
The session will shift from whose device ecosystem you buy into, to whose algorithms you use to interpret data.
Speaker:

Melinda Nicci, CEO & Founder, Baby2Body

11:15am
Keynote Panel: Are AI-driven Health & Fitness Insights the Key to the Future of Wearables?
The session will shift from whose device ecosystem you buy into, to whose algorithms you use to interpret data.
12:40pm
Designing for the next generation of wearable technology
With an increasing acceptance that factors such as sleep, mindset, resilience, exercise and diet are factors that can positively impact health, wellbeing and performance this talk will draw upon over 1.5 billion data points collected using The Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment and think how personalised and objective data can influence The Human Side of Performance.
Speaker:

Simon Shepard, CEO, Firstbeat

1.00pm Lunch
2:00pm
The next evolution of battery technology
Part moonshot, part practical: where is the Smart City really going? From revolving sidewalks, to drone package-drops, to flying cars - maybe.
Moderator:

Paul Armstrong, Writer, Forbes

Panellists:

Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager EMEA, Bluetooth

Richard Barrington, Business Development Manager, Perform Green

2:55pm
Panel discussion – How to make wearables truly compelling
Paula Zuccotti has envisioned products and services throughout her career for the likes of Google Creative Lab, McKinsey, LG, & SKODA through her research and identification of emerging consumer needs, behaviours and trends. This insightful, considered presentation presents the connections a consumer has with technology, with the individual at its heart.
Speaker:

Paula Zuccotti, Ethnographer & Author

3.05pm Networking break
3:35pm
The connected worker of the future
This address, delivered by Head of Innovations at a world-leading communications agency, discusses how Wearable Technology and IoT can deliver on their vision: harnessing the power of big ideas that connect intimately with their audience.
Speaker:

Karen Boswell, Head of Innovations, adam & eveDDB

3:15pm
Securing Wearable Data
In today’s world, information security is difficult task. Wearables are collecting the most sensitive data, which means we need to get things right when it comes to handling and storing this information.
3:55pm
Keynote: Connectivity and Infotainment for the Automobile Industry
How technology and IOT will recreate business environments and revolutionise the future
4:05pm
Closing Keynote: The Transformation of the Connected Car
The experience of driving is transforming. As the ‘connected car’ increases its services, so too its vulnerability rises. Car-hacking is a legitimate concern for connected car owners, so how do we resolve this?
  • How the connected car effects security, privacy and safety
  • Understanding the consumer: what are their insecurities?
  • What preventative measures can be put in place?
  • Infotainment for Automotive


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