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06 Mar 2018
7 March 2018: Ahead of International Women’s Day this Thursday (8 March), the organiser of this year’s Wearable Technology Show has confirmed 50 per cent - more than 100 - women speakers will take to its stage. The event – now in its fifth year – is proud to celebrate women in technology and shifting the balance in what has traditionally been seen as a male dominated industry.

The Wearable Technology Show returns to London’s ExCeL next week (13-14 March). This year’s diverse programme boasts female speakers from some of the biggest names in wearables, digital health, AVR and IoT from across numerous sectors and will stamp all over existing stereotypes to discuss the evolution and changing shape of the industry with women at the forefront.

Topics will include emerging relationships between consumers and technology, bringing emerging wearable technology to the market, future proofing business with wearables and whether AI driven health and fitness insights are key to the future of wearables, to name but a few.

Speakers include:
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive, ASTHMA UK
Stephanie Fried, Executive Vice President of Research, Analytics & Audience Development, CONDÉ NAST
Karen Boswell, Head of Innovations, ADAM & EVE DDB
Franki Goodwin, Creative Director, SAATCHI & SAATCHI
Alison McPherson, Performance Innovation Consultant in Paralympic Engineering, ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT
Hilary Knight, Head of Digital Content, TATE
Sarah Fatchett, Founder & Managing Director, 365 RESPONSE
Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive, HEALTH INNOVATION LONDON
Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing, SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY

The full conference programme can be viewed here:

“We’re very proud of our speaker programme for this year and in particular some of the strong and amazing women we have taking to the stage in the name of technology. The industry has, for a long time, been dominated by men and, while that’s still largely the case in lots of areas, many women are breaking through those glass ceilings and should be celebrated.” commented Conference Manager Sarah O’Connell.

She continued: “Women are such a big part of the future of our industry and the very fact that a lot of the topics to be discussed at the conference look at how the landscape is changing and the technology that will impact that, shows exactly why women should have so many seats at the table.”

Organisers are expecting 5,000 attendees at the Wearable Technology Show next week, which takes place on 13-14 March at ExCeL London and is co-located with the AVR 360 Show, IOT Connect and the Digital Health Technology Show, making it Europe’s biggest launch event for emerging connected technology.

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