Live from WTEU17 – Day 1

What’s next on the WT Horizon? The WT | Wearable Technologies CEO will give you a heads-up shortly at the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE in Munich today.

“Wrist-based Wearables still account for the biggest market share on the Wearable market right now”, says Christian Stammel, “We are still crossing the chasm for Wearables, we are not in the maturity phase of the market yet.”

Now on stage Andi Gall, CTO of Red Bull Media House and Dr. Oliver Trinchera, MD of Kinexon. In their live demo on how to emotionalize content, they will show how to ultimately give wings to wearables.

Kevin Lloyd, Senior Consultant at WT | Wearable Technologies is guiding through the next session on Changing the Healthcare Landscape where Andrew Webb, Head of Products at Generali Vitality is giving an insight on Connecting Physical Activity and Insurance. CardioSecur’s Managing Director & Founder Managing Felix Brand presents an Instant Heart Check for 200 Million People with Heart Problems. Meet him in our conference exhibition at the Cardio Secur booth! Last speaker of the session BodyCap Co-Founder and CEO Sébastien Moussay shows Innovative Technologies in Elite Sports and e-Health – a smart pill to monitor body core temperature and more!

The next session on News from the World of Sports is moderated by Greg Varner Senior Consultant at WT | Wearable Technologies. Frederik Hermann of Huami presents the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 as well as the company’s own product range Amazfit.

Ongan Mordeniz, Co-Founder and COO of PIQ showcases their very advanced and compact sports sensor. Don’t miss our guided tour later today to see the sensor in another use case scenario. Suunto’s Senior Manager for Future Concepts Terho Lahtinen presents the new Movesense platform. For even more details on the platform visit their booth at the conference exhibition today or tomorrow. With Polar, another Finnish company is hitting the stage: Laurens van den Berg, Marketing Director DACH of Polar Electro gives a live demo of the new Polar Team Pro Shirt. Jason Janavicius, Strategic Planning Manager of Oakley and special guest William Parry, Marketing Strategy Manager at Intel and former Recon Instruments present and demo Radar Pace. We will also be visiting the Oakley booth later today with our guided tour!

Insights into the DMEXCO Story and the Digital Marketing Innovation World Cup now by Frank Schneider Co-founder & Director Marketing, Sales & Operations at dmexco.

During the break, we have demo pitches by Enfucell, Accumold, Adhesives Research and Business Oulu.

We are back after the break with our session on Games, Gamification & Lifestyle moderated by Claas Wolter of Marchsreiter Communications. Learn how games and wearable tech Will change our lifestyle from Thorsten Feldmann, CEO of Thera Bytes. Unfortunately Anne Beuttenmüller, Head of Marketing EMEA of Niantic couldn’t make it to the event today but moderator Claas Wolter is giving an overview on how Niantic managed to change the game last year. Last in this session is Safilo’s Front End Innovation Director Nicola Belli who showcases the SAFILOX platform – the company’s coop with Interaxon – and is wearing the awesome glasses on stage!

While we are taking a last short break now the suspense is killing us already: Who will be the Innovators of the Year 2017 in this year’s WT | Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup. The winners will be announced in about one hour!!!

The Award Ceremony is being kicked off by long-term Innovation World Cup sponsor STMicroelectronics’ Marco Veneri. We are heading into a crazy round of startup pitches in our Innovation Wild Fire session.

And the winners of this year’s competition are:

Sports & Fitness: PomocUp by Gait Up
Healthcare & Wellness: Carin wear by LifeSense Group
Gaming & Lifestyle: UnlimitedHand by H2L
Safety & Security: Light Flex Technology by Light Flex Sweden
Special Prize Smart Clothing: Bonbouton
Special Prize Smart Jewelry: EJOY

Congrats to all winners! Join us now for the guided tour around the ISPO fairgrounds!

Finally arrived at the ISPO Teepees for our Networking Party. See you all again tomorrow for the second day of the conference!