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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 located in the Enterprise Keynote Theatre. 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 corporate level.

Who Should Attend

Delegates who want to increase their understanding of the current wearables landscape, and just what the future holds in this area. Attendees will include retailers, distributors, investors, start-ups, developers, innovation managers and press.

If you would like to participate then contact Lisa Doerr: [email protected]

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

James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research

Keynote: Why We are Wearing Our Wearables Wrong
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?

Dr Raj Partheban, CEO, WITGrip

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.
How to Source and Launch Wearable Technology in China

Bo Ji, Chief Representative, CKSGB Europe

Keynote: Only Do What Your Heart Tells You
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.

Hannu Kinnunen, Chief Scientist, OURA Health

Stephen Webster, Designer, Stephen Webster

10.55am Break
Keynote Panel: Raising the Bar in Enterprise IT
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.

Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

An Overview of Intellectual Property
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.

Kelly Wren, Business Outreach Events Manager, Intellectual Property Office

12.05pm Lunch
Fireside Chat: Unlocking Brand Opportunities
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

Working on the Edge: The future of mobile working
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

Finding Purpose: Wearables becoming Medical Grade
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.

Product Launch: Exclusive from QuietOn
Further details to be announced.
Presented by:

Janne Kyllönen, Founder & Product Director, QuietOn

Case Studies: The Workplace Wearable
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

3.00pm Break
Wearable Market Insights
Exclusive research conducted by the YouGov team, has revealed some illuminating insight into the state of the Wearables market, along with shedding light on the state of its partnering technologies. Expect a talk addressing 'the Realities', IoT and more. If you are interested in seeing the results of the most recent research in this market, this is a session you must attend!

Justin Marshall, Associate Director, YouGov

Trusted Wearables: Can We Place our Faith in Wearable-collated Data?
In the early days of smart wearable devices, many of us were just overly excited to be reading text messages on our watches and use voice-activation to dictate our calendars from our wrists. Now, the honeymoon period is over, and people are desiring and expecting these devices to be highly metricated, accurate, and not to lie. This talk will cover some of the areas where wearable technologies cannot currently be trusted or even yet fully understood, and the possible ways forward in resolving these issues.

Ramsey Faragher, Founder, Focal Point Positioning

Themes: Future Of, Smart Citizens, Smart Glasses, Personal Data, Wearable Data, Insurers, Connectivity & Infotainment,
Track Host: Address & Welcome

Michael Sawh, Editor, Wareable

Opening Address:
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

Keynote Panel: Are AI-driven Health & Fitness Insights the Key to the future of Wearables?

Melinda Nicci, CEO & Founder, Baby2Body

Adnan Quazi, Sales Engineer/Development at Hamamatsu Photonics UK

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


Helen Fricker, Senior Leisure Analyst, Mintel

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


Christina Petersen, Lys Technologies

Robert Boyce, ICE Robotics

Mark Hester, Swim AR

Zlatka Stoeva, DZP Technologies

11.00am Networking Break
Applying the Data: Wellness Focus
The session will shift from whose device ecosystem you buy into, to whose algorithms you use to interpret data.

Melinda Nicci, CEO & Founder, Baby2Body

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.
12.00pm Lunch
The Data of Fluffy Stuff
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.

Simon Shepard, CEO, Firstbeat

Panel Discussion: The Evolution of the Smart City
Part moonshot, part practical: where is the Smart City really going? From revolving sidewalks, to drone package-drops, to flying cars - maybe.

Paul Armstrong, Writer, Forbes


Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager EMEA, Bluetooth

Richard Barrington, Business Development Manager, Perform Green

Everything we Touch: The Consumer Experience
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.

Paula Zuccotti, Ethnographer & Author

2.15pm Break
Future-proofing your Business: Why Wearable?
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.

Karen Boswell, Head of Innovations, adam & eveDDB

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.
Keynote: Connectivity and Infotainment for the Automobile Industry
How technology and IOT will recreate business environments and revolutionise the future
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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