Main Stage

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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Welcome Address and Thanks


James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research


Where are we heading

We know more about the human brain than ever before. Affordable data, especially with wearable technology, means we can understand human behaviour better than every before. We are more connected than ever. Technology get smarter every day.
We’ve got all the pieces of the puzzle to create conditions where people - and the world - can thrive in unprecedented ways. And yet the trajectory is not good.
The world is at a crossroads and technologists are at the wheel. Katz, looking through the lens of cognitive science and based on 20 years of research and design, will explain how to steer towards what she calls the “Internet of People


Katz Kiely, Founder and CEO, Kiely & Co


Wearable payments panel discussion

Everyday we create habits, moovements and make decisions that affect our daily routines. This session will look at the future of technology and how and why we need it in our daily routines


Phil Campbell, Founder, K Wearables

Agnes Davies, CMO, Tovi Sorga

Jo Baptista, Young entrepreneur, She

Philip Barnett, MD, Intelligent Wearables

Lisa Ruttledge, PhD, COO & Co-Founder, FoodMarble

Francesca Guerrera, Director, Art Wonder

Aonghus Shortt, founder & CEO, FoodMarble


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


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, Knowledge Transfer Manager Emerging Technologies and Industries, The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tommy Williams, Founder & CEO, Wearable Link

Ravinder Dahiya, Professor of electrontics and nanoengineering, University Of Glasgow

Leon Marsh, CEO, Bodytrak

Simon Julier, CEO & Co-founder, KIT-AR


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


What happens when wearable devices are used to bring the digital customer experience into the physical world?

A Use case on how an international fashion retailer improved its staff sales performance


Laszlo Csibi, Sales VP UK&Europe, Inovretail




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?

Do we still wear smart watches like we used to? Is this new innovation that was going to change the world created an impact or a loss in recent times? This discussion will look at the benefits and downfalls of the wearable technology we all was so excited to welcome


Mark Catchpole, CTO, Snapwatch

Raj Partheban, Founder, WITGrip

Paul Pallin, Creater, 21st Sense


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


Closing Remarks


James Moar, Senior Analyst, Juniper Research


Welcome address and thanks


Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow for MR, Ravensbourne Uni London


Is IoT Becoming a Reality for Industry and Consumers?

Keynote Speaker:

Matthew Scherba, Partner, Breed Reply


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

Are wearables technologies a must for everyday life, or do businesses and consumers use these technologies because it’s a new 'trend' This panel will look at the perils and potentials of wearables within our lifestyle and how much or little we have actually adapted to them in 2019


Manish Kumar, Delivery Director, Vix Technology

Nim Haas, Head Of Marketing, Global Processing Services Limited


The wearable ring

Quick intro to the field of wearable sleep given by wearable pioneer and inventor Hannu Kinnunen. Sleep and circadian rhythms affect our daily performance, but how do you know what to pay attention to in order to improve your sleep? The vision behind this talk a world where people become aware of how their behaviors and habits affect their personal health and well-being, and change their behavior accordingly


Hannu Kinnunen, Chief Scientific Officer, Oura


Networking break


Holographic Digital Fittings

Where do 3D Scanning, Virtual Garments and Mixed Reality meet? Walk into any retail fashion store and you can see yourself in a mirror that is unlikely to show your true shape, even with 'Magic Mirror' Augmented Reality video screens. New approaches are now being developed to 3D scan your body, match it to a digitised virtual garment that is sized with standardised international body measurements and finally project it holographically on your body for fit and style using modern Mixed Reality technology such as Microsoft's Hololens or Google's Magic Leap. The process has now begun its initial development and won first prize for disruption in Fashion Technology competing against over 50 other ideas from around the world. In the near future it could very well be that we may be trying on wearable holographic garments as seen in the movie 'The Hunger Games' and worn by its main character, Katniss Everdeen.


Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow for MR, Ravensbourne Uni London


How wearables are revolutionising the workplace

A 'must' for any business. This session looks at how wearable technology is intergrating within bussinesses seamlessly, from improving business performance to keeping staff safe within situations. New developments will increase the need for wearable technologies in the enterprise. This panel of experts share experiences and thoughts on the matter.


Kourosh Atefipour, CEO & Co-founder, Valkyrie Industries

Bryan Statham, CEO, LifeBooster

Paul Speight, Watch Manager, Fire & Rescue Service


What 5G and mobile edge computing mean for the future workforce in the UK

With various 5G trials taking place across the UK in recent months, it is anticipated that the next-gen cellular network will be commercially available later this year, bringing with it better connectivity, increased capacity, and faster speeds. This in turn will pave the way for a host of emerging technologies to gain prominence in the enterprise space, most notably mobile edge computing. What does this mean for UK businesses and their workforce?
By processing data at the edge of the network, edge computing has the potential to revolutionise the operational efficiency of remote and field-based workers. Mobile edge computing devices will act as the gateway to bringing IoT solutions and wearables (for instance Assisted Reality (AR) smart glasses) into the enterprise IT infrastructure – providing businesses with new methods of gathering and processing data in a more secure and efficient manner.
Companies such as Ubimax and Vuzix are already innovating in this space, creating the hardware and software applications to make wearable technology accessible to professional users. The possibilities for such technology are ripening, to give one example workers in remote manufacturing operations, for example, could use AR technology to access detailed specifications or instructions in real-time, reducing any errors, and increasing efficiency overall. Such use cases span sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, logistics and healthcare.
2019 certainly looks to be the year wearables reach the mainstream in business, but how will the wearable landscape evolve in the longer-term, and what are the opportunities for the workforce?


David Sims, Solutions Sales Specialist, Toshiba




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

What creates a truly compelling wearable technology? Are the future market opportunities along with current trends influencing the market? This panel will discuss a successful business model along with keeping in line with new innovations and competitors


Cathal Loughnane, Creative Director, Design Partners

Nigel Townsend, Managing Director, Kiroco

Paul Armstrong, Founder, Here/Forth

Justin Marshall, Associate Director, You Gov


Training of the Future

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have been named the lead Fire Service for VR in the UK, using new emerging technologies they are going to influence the biggest change in fire fighter training not only in the UK but possibly across the world.


Paul Speight, Watch Manager, Fire & Rescue Service


Smart Glasses for the Masses: Reality or Illusion?

The destiny of mobile augmented reality has been inextricably linked to the success of Smart Glasses. Although Smart Glasses and AR have good traction so far in the enterprise space, consumer adoption has remained elusive. Many have tried and failed including Google, Microsoft, and Magic Leap. Will Smart Glasses ever succeed in bringing AR to the masses or is something else needed?


Kayvan Mirza, CEO & Co-Founder, Optinvent


Closing Remarks


Jazz Rasool, Research Fellow for MR, Ravensbourne Uni London