Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: KPMG Tower, Vancouver, BC
ABI Research estimates the global market for wearables in health and fitness alone could reach 170 million devices by 2017. Big-time technology players have taken the hint and are making a big leap into the world of wearable tech. Wearable technology has moved beyond product concepts to actual consumer products. However, building hardware for the wearables market is only the first challenge. Companies are challenged to create differentiated experiences, products that work, and useful technologies people will incorporate into their daily lives. 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 consumers will adopt.
5:00pm – Registration, light reception, and networking
6:15pm – Panel
7:00pm – Close announcements and networking
8:00pm – End of event
Kharis O’Connell – Director of Experience Design, Global Mechanic
Shane Luke – Chief Product Officer, Recon Instruments
Liz Dickinson – CEO, MIO
Mike Morrow – CEO, Commandwear
Nikola Obrknezev – Technology & Partnerships Lead, Fatigue Science
Bayan Vandrico – Lead Research and Hardware Engineer, Vandrico Inc.
Ashish Syal, Principal Engineer, Sierra Wireless
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.