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WHAT YOU WILL HEAR

This track will feature some of the world’s leaders in textile innovation, from manufacturers, to fashion figureheads. Hear exclusive inside information from the developers of wearable electronics and e-textiles who are using next-generation technology in their manufacturing process, and even in the clothing produced. We are also proud to feature the latest news in sustainable innovation within the textiles industry, and a focus on recyclable textiles.

WHICH PASS?

This is a paid track and is available to holders of the following pass types – One and Two Day Conference Pass, Expo Gold Pass.

Academic and charitable discounts are available – please email info@edpltd.co.uk for further information

Themes: Enterprise IT & Wearables, Workplace, Data, Security Threats, Self-Driving Trucks, Connected Cars
9:45am
Opening & Welcome

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

9:50am
Keynote - The role of advanced materials in wearable technologies
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


10:15am
Panel discussion - Integrating clothing and robotics
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.
10:55am
Case study – Creating the ultimate smart garment
Speaker

Bo Ji, Chief Representative, CKSGB Europe

11.15am Networking break
11:30am
Can smart garments be fashionable and functional ?
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 latest advances in materials and fabrics
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
The latest in electronics and polymer sciences
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
Applications focus – military and first responders
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

2:30pm
Smart Textiles UX
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

2:55pm
Panel discussion - How E textiles could engineer a new era of smart materials
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

3.30pm Networking break
4:00pm
Conductive textiles masterclass
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

4:25pm
Embroidering smart textiles
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



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