San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us February 19 for our inaugural Wearable Wednesday London!
DESIGN AND THE NEW REALM OF WEARABLES
ABI Research estimates the global market for wearables in health and fitness alone could reach 170 million devices by 2017. Now as wearable tech takes off, companies are challenged to create differentiated experiences, products that work, and useful technologies people will incorporate into their daily lives. To gain widespread popularity, wearables have to be more than just functional and innovative. People have to want to wear them. In this session, we will discuss the marriage between hardware and software, how companies will take on the challenge to improve consumers lives and in the end, build something that people will buy.
6:00 PM Cocktails and light reception
7:15 PM Panel: Design and The New Realm of Wearables
Moderator: Milo Yiannopoulos, Columnist and Media Entrepreneur
- Yobie Benjamin, COO, Avegant
- John Dillon, VP Marketing EMEA, Akamai Technologies
- Phil Easter, Director of Mobile Innovation, American Airlines
- RaceYourself, David Slocombe, Director of Product, "The Killer App for Google Glass" -Techcrunch
- Glyph, Avegant, Yobie Benjamin, COO -- a Kickstarter record breaker
8:30PM Closing Announcements
Yobie Benjamin’s experience has spanned startups to mega enterprise companies. From Global Chief Technology Officer of Citibank’s Global Transaction Services, Partner and Chief of Global Strategy at Ernst and Young to web-based social enterprises such as GoodStorm (acquired by Zazzle) and volunteer projects to track hurricanes, disaster response and the Gulf Coast oil spill. Yobie has always been ahead of the curve seeking to push the boundaries of design, technology, human interface and experience. Yobie sits on both Intel Capital and Sierra Ventures’ enterprise technology boards. His other interests include synthetic biology and music.
RaceYourself, David Slocombe, CEO "The Killer App for
Google Glass" -TechcruncRace Yourself gives you access to more than 30 games that include fleeing boulders or outrunning hordes of zombies, so you'll never get bored of exercising. Like other popular fitness apps, Race Yourself also keeps track of pace and calories burnt.
Glyph, Avegant, Yobie Benjamin, CEO --- Kickstarter Record
Breaker -- In under 48 hours, Avegant doubled its Kickstarter goal with Glyph, the virtual retinal heads-up display. With 15 days left to go, Avegant more than quadrupled is funding goal with $1,008,591 pledged. Want to try out the Glyph yourself? Avegant will offer one-on-one demos to all attendees!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND MEDIA PARTNERS!
About Wearable Wednesdays
Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.
When & Where
Wearable World Inc.
Wearable World connects businesses to the social fabric of the Internet of Wearable Things. Our goal is to provide an innovation platform to foster the blend of technology, art and humanity. Through news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events, Wearable World acts as the catalyst for future Wearable Technology innovation. The Wearable World platform addresses the need for entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and engage the wider Wearable Technology global ecosystem. For additional information, please visit www.wearableworld.co.