WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 ASIA – HONG KONG

October 12, 2017
Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong

Join us in Asia at the key event for the wearables industry. 2017 will mark the fifth consecutive year, we gather the entire value chain of wearables at the Asian leg of the WT | Wearable Technologies Conferences. Meet both innovative startups and well-known giants from all market segments and continents to learn about the technologies shaping the future.

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Since 2006, WT | Wearable Technologies stands for the most astonishing, vibrant and informative conference program in the wearable space. Register now to save your seat.

If you are a startup you can apply for our startup discounts here.

* The official language of the conference will be English.

 

Speakers 2017

  • Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies AG

    Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies AG

    Biography

    Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of the – first of its kind – innovation and business development platform for Wearable Technologies (WT). As serial entrepreneur, Christian founded his first two companies during university. Since the mid-90s he has founded more than 10 companies in the fields of geo data, navigation, internet, open innovation and technology consulting with a proven success record.
    Currently he operates as CEO of Wearable Technologies AG. He is a frequent keynote speaker on topics like IoT and beyond. His work cultivates multinationals and entrepreneurs alike to connect with forward thinkers, investors and most influential people within disruptive and converging industries. He developed the renowned open innovation platform, Innovation World Cup Series, through which he and his team support hundreds of companies every year. A well-known supporter of companies of all sizes his brainchild Wearable Technologies is a business accelerator for the entire WT ecosystem. Mr. Stammel is as keen to technology as he is passionate about surfing and snowboarding – always riding the biggest waves first.

  • Ryan Kraudel, Valencell

    Ryan Kraudel, Valencell

    Biography

    As VP of Marketing, Ryan leads global marketing for Valencell and is responsible for all areas of marketing strategy and execution. Prior to Valencell, Ryan led marketing and enterprise engagement at 6fusion, rapidly growing market awareness and adoption of an innovative approach to standardizing the economic measurement of IT infrastructure. At GXS, Ryan led product marketing and product management for GXS Managed Services, helping grow the business from $40M to $150M in 7 years. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

  • Tong lu yao, Entertech

    Tong lu yao, Entertech

    Biography

    Graduated from Zhejiang University, Major in Biomedical Engineering & Instrument Science
    Founded Entertech in 2014
    The judge of the 10th China Graduate Electronics Design Contest
    A pragmatic idealist

  • Michael Kirwan, PCHAlliance

    Michael Kirwan, PCHAlliance

    Biography

    Michael J. Kirwan is the Vice President of Continua, a division of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) – a membership-driven non-profit organization focused on developing an eco-system of open plug-and-play interoperable personal connected health devices.

    Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, Continua publishes global certification guidelines built upon international criteria from IEEE, HL7, IHE, ITU, WSI, Bluetooth, USB, NFC and ZigBee.

    Michael has over 35 years of experience in driving wired and wireless special interest groups and alliances and believes that, together, we are all on a journey as unique individuals who know that by coming together with a shared purpose, we can make it possible for everyone everywhere to be healthy and, for those who do fall sick, to receive the care and treatment they need in a way that fits into their day to day lives -- and that we can do this digitally.

    Michael advanced as Continua’s Technical Operations Manager, starting in 2009, to its Director and now VP of Continua. Michael has extensive experience within both non-profit and for-profit technology organizations. His prior role within the Bluetooth SIG as its BQA (Bluetooth Qualification Administrator) and a leading role in the development of the Bluetooth low energy technology, has helped shape his vision for personal connected health – so that it can work for everyone.

    Michael holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, a BS in Industrial Technology from Northwest Missouri State University and is PMP certified (Program Management Professional). Michael also works directly with each of the Working Groups at the PCHAlliance and is also a Co-Chair of the IEEE 11073 PHD WG.

  • Daidi Zhong, PCHAlliance

    Daidi Zhong, PCHAlliance

    Biography

    Daidi Zhong is a Professor at Bioengineering College, Chongqing University since 2010. Prior to this he has worked at Nokia Corp advancing the Bluetooth technology. Daidi joined the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Devices (PHD WG) in 2008 and both Continua and the Bluetooth SIG in 2007, where he has been contributing to personal connected health interoperability standardization activates ever since.
    Daidi is also the Co-Chair of PHD WG since 2011 and has served as a member of IEEE-SA Standards Board and its Review Committee. He is also an active member of ISO TC215, ITU SG16, IHE, AAMI and several Chinese national SDOs.

  • Christophe Ramstein, Myotest

    Christophe Ramstein, Myotest

    Biography

    Ramstein is an entrepreneurial and innovative executive with over 20 years of experience in designing and developing consumer products and solutions for mobile, gaming, PC, automotive, and virtual reality markets now shipping in 100s of millions of devices. Prior to Myotest, Ramstein was Vice President of Engineering at Logitech, and Chief Technology Officer at Immersion. Ramstein is the author of numerous patents, and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute in Grenoble, France.

  • Xinyi Wang, Catapult Sports

    Xinyi Wang, Catapult Sports

    Biography

    Xinyi Wang works as researcher and consultant in sports industry for over 10 years, and holds a PhD. in Sports Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK. As Business Development Manager in China, Xinyi leads the sales and marketing for Catapult in this region. The Australia-based company, Catapult is the global leader in athlete analytics,
    protecting thousands of elite athletes at the intersection of sport science and analytics. Retaining its research-based approach to innovation, Catapult enables insight in to athlete risk,
    readiness and return to play. Catapult empowers coaches globally with scientifically-validated metrics for the advancement of athlete performance.

  • Karl J. Weaver, Simulity Labs/ARM

    Karl J. Weaver, Simulity Labs/ARM

    Biography

    Karl J. Weaver (魏卡爾) is a senior
    Mandarin Chinese-speaking, Mobile Device
    ecosystem specialist for the Smart Card sector of the
    Wireless industry and a top public speaker on Wearable
    Payment Smartwatches for subway transit ticketing in
    China. Karl works for Simulity as OEM Biz Dev Director,
    Asia-Pacific/Greater China Region. Simulity has recently
    been acquired by ARM. Karl’s career in the Smart Card/
    Semiconductor ecosystem and embedded software World
    spans 13 years. Additionally, Karl spent 5 years working in
    China for Gemalto (and Trustonic) as Rainmaker for
    design in of embedded Mobile NFC Payments & TEE
    security technologies to the OEM Smartphone/Tablet
    PC ecosystem. He possesses a B.S degree in
    Business Management from Salve Regina University,
    Certification in Mandarin Chinese Language,
    Customs and Culture from National Taiwan Normal
    University – Mandarin Training Center and
    Certification in Broadband wireless communications
    from University of Washington (Seattle). Karl has
    many streaming videos on YouTube and Yoku
    discussing mobile payment and security
    technologies. In 2014, Karl established an NFC, Payments
    & TEE Security Meetup Group in the Seattle tech corridor.

  • Dr. Gary J. Sagiv, HealthWatch Technologies

    Dr. Gary J. Sagiv, HealthWatch Technologies

    Biography

    Dr. Sagiv has a twenty-year track record of building and leading successful business programs for global diagnostic and biotechnology start-up companies. With a diverse and rich background in worldwide activities in the Medical Devices segment, Gary adds a broad base of commercialization expertise from responsibilities in marketing research, business development, marketing & sales and general management. In his senior management positions, he has initiated programs of international growth for the company, encompassing both pre and commercial sales; built and lead commercial teams globally and has conducted business in over 70 countries.

  • Dr. Ellie Fu, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited

    Dr. Ellie Fu, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited

    Biography

    Dr. Fu is currently a Technical Manager at Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI). Her current researches focus on the material and process development for batteries, sensors and printed electronics. Prior to NAMI, she was Technology Director at Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc., leading the product development of a CVD system for 300mm wafers. From 2000 to 2004, she worked for Applied Materials in developing front-end CVD equipments and thin film deposition processes for semiconductor industry. Dr. Fu holds a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, and an MS and a Ph.D from University of Michigan.

  • Kenny Chan, ASTRI

    Kenny Chan, ASTRI

    Biography

    Mr Kenny Chan Kin-lung is a Senior Manager in ASTRI specialising in Sensing Technologies within the Manufacturing Technologies Group. He has over 20 years of industry experience in this particular technology domain, covering R&D, project management, commercialisation and technology marketing. Among his successful technology developments are many industry-acclaimed solutions including the world’s first single-lens dual panel 3D pico projector, the world’s first single camera based depth sensing projector, and the world’s first bi-sensing wearable display. He has received five innovation awards till date, including two Hong Kong ICT Gold Awards. He had mentored aspiring tech-entrepreneurs in the ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) programme, helping the students to realise their innovative technology business ideas. He played an instrumental role in setting up the ASTRI-TRULY Joint Research and Development Centre and Delphi-ASTRI Digital Optical Simulation Joint Laboratory in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
    Before joining ASTRI, Kenny held senior roles in Epson’s Hong Kong and China operations, responsible for component device development, product marketing, and project management. Under his leadership, Epson’s market share in Gyro sensor and Image backplane IC grew to nearly 80% between 2002 and 2006, and the annual sales revenue hit RMB 260 million. That earned him the company’s ‘Group President Award’.

  • Phil Cheng, VENN

    Phil Cheng, VENN

    Biography

    Phil Cheng is a british industrial designer based in Hong Kong. He specializes in design strategy, user and consumer insights, engineering and manufacturing support. Phil is the head of Venn Reactor, an up-and-coming design consultancy.
    Phil has over 20 years of experience within product development, creating commercially successful design solutions across a wide scope of product categories, ranging from wearables, audio, electrical appliances and consumer electronics.

  • Adrian Quek, VARTA Microbattery

    Adrian Quek, VARTA Microbattery

    Biography

    Adrian Quek is a member of the Sales and Marketing team of VARTA Microbattery GmbH. He has a technical background with a wide knowledge of the Asian Pacific market.

  • Tony Leung, Global Virtual Design and Construction

    Tony Leung, Global Virtual Design and Construction

    Biography

    Tony Leung has over 20 years experience in Construction IT, Engineering and Education covering innovation, strategic planning, business development, VR/AR and Innovation product and services localizations and customizations to create new customer experiences Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore and Malaysia markets. Mr. Leung holds an executive master degree in business administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong and bachelor degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from University of Toronto.

  • Brian Lam, Platysens

    Brian Lam, Platysens

    Biography

    Brian Lam is the COO of Platysens, a Hong Kong startup company focused on sports wearable device and analysis. 
    Founded by sport enthusiasts in 2014, Platysens' sports sensors are designed to help athletes understand their performance with data. Since joining the company, he has helped launched the Marlin, a GPS swim tracker that provides realtime audio feedback.  The Marlin was successfully funded on Kickstarter and is selling to swimming enthusiasts around the world. 
    Prior to joining Platysens, Brian worked in integrated circuit design focusing on memory and video processing. Brian earned his BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.  

  • Chandan Sethi, innoWear

    Chandan Sethi, innoWear

    Biography

    With a career spanning 2 decades, Chandan has led global cross-functional teams across the techno-commercial industries in fields including Wearable Technology, Consumer Electronics & Healthcare. He also designed as well as set up PMOs/processes for design & development, NPI, industrialization and manufacturing operations for many of the world's most revolutionary technologies – being a vital part of their success.
    Such technologies include: Nike Fuelband, Amazon Kindle, Nokia & Blackberry mobile phones, IBM Thinkpad, Ricoh Fax and Photocopier Devices to name a few revolutionary products over the years.
    Having lived in HK for the past 14 years, and with extensive connections across the industry in China, India and across the Asia Pacific, he is looking forward to become an even bigger part of shaping the world's future technologies and innovations with innoWear.

  • Wallace Wong Ming Yip, Well Being Digital

    Wallace Wong Ming Yip, Well Being Digital

    Biography

    Wallace Wong is a co-founder, director, and CTO of Well Being Digital Limited (WBD101) where multiple product and technology patents are filed and its groundbreaking and accurate technologies into wearable and hearable devices are implemented. He is directly related to the strategic development of WBD101’s almost 50 innovative intellectual properties and holds an impressive product realization (ref: ISO 9001:2008) record.
    He was a Project Manager and Technical Lead in a listed company in Hong Kong where he started a team to research and develop technologies in non-invasive sensing since 2007. Prior to that, he was Partner and VP of IDO Limited, where he focused on portable designs in consumer electronics.
    Before pioneering the award-winning company, WBD101, he attended the University of Pennsylvania (U Penn) for one year where he was a team member in the ENIAC-ON-A-CHIP Project, received his Master of Philosophy and undergraduate Engineering degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he was involved in the RFIC field.

  • Peter TC Yeung, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

    Peter TC Yeung, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

    Biography

    Ir Yeung, Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Electronics Clusters, Smart Cities of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, is responsible for the cluster development, market strategy and development of the Smart City platform.
    A Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and served as the Chairman of the Electronics Division (2009-2010 Session) of the Institution, Ir Yeung has over 25 years of experience in business management and technology development.
    Peter holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Oregon State University and a Master degree in Business Administration from the York University of Toronto. Peter is also a member of IEEE and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society.

  • Oliver Duric, FireRunner by Grezzy
  • Dr. Lawrence Law, Kopin Corporation

    Dr. Lawrence Law, Kopin Corporation

    Biography

    Dr. Lawrence Law received his PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from City University of Hong Kong. Since graduated from the City University, Dr. Law held several senior positions in multi-national and local companies such as Motorola, Freescale, NXP and Intercel for market and product development in Asia. Dr. Law has been leading product development teams, located in Australia, Hong Kong, UK and Shenzhen, to develop wireless systems based on WiFi and ZigBee technologies for home, office and industrial applications. Dr. Law is now a Senior Program Manager in Kopin (HK) Limited, managing several wearable product development programs based on Kopin’s state-of-the-art Micro-display and Voice-Extraction Filter technologies.

Contributors

Agenda WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 ASIA

Thursday, 12th October 2017
10:00 Introduction by Christian Stammel, CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies
10:10 Welcome speech by Peter TC Yeung, Head of ICT and Electronics Clusters, Smart Cities, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
10:20 Wearables for Healthcare, Elderly Care and Sports Performance
  Wearables and the Elderly – Total Independence while Moving to the Next Dimension Dr. Gary J. Sagiv, CCO and EVP, HealthWatch Technologies
  Flexible Battery Powered Sensors for Smart Care Solutions Dr. Ellie Fu, Technical Manager, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
  Smart Athlete Performance Management in Sports Xinyi Wang, Business Development Manager - S. China, Catapult Sports
  Using A.I. to provide personalized recommendations with data from wearables Oliver Duric, CEO, FireRunner by Grezzy
11:40 Distributor, Interoperability, User Satisfaction
  Design for Wearability Phil Cheng, Associate Director of Design and Operations, VENN
  Interoperability Standards for Personal Connected Health Daidi Zhong, Chair of China WG and Michael Kirwan , VP of Continua, Personal Connected Health Alliance
12:20 Networking Lunch
14:00 Wearables and the Smart City/ Urbanisation/ Smart Building
  Wearable See Through AR Display & Sensing Technologies Kenny Chan, Senior Manager , Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
  Wearable AR/VR HMD Dr. Lawrence Law, Senior Program Manager, Kopin Corporation
  VR/AR Application of Virtual Design and Construction in Hong Kong Tony Leung, Business Development Manager, Global Virtual Design and Construction
15:00 Networking Coffee Break
15:30 The Latest Enabling Tech for Wearables
  Accurate Biometric Tech for Wearables Mark Felice, VP Business Development, Valencell
  High Energy Density in Rechargeable Microbatteries Adrian Quek Tze Kwang, Senior Product Marketing Engineer, VARTA Microbattery
  Myotest Smart Coach - combining Biomechanics and AI to run better Christophe Ramstein, Ph.D., CEO, Myotest
  A New Chapter of The Wearables: Artificial intelligence, Openness, Security Tong lu yao, Co-Founder, Entertech
  The Rise of eSim for Wearable Payment Smartwatches with NFC and Subway (Mass) Transit Ticketing Karl J. Weaver, OEM Business Development Manager , APAC | ARM
17:05 Start-Up Elevator Pitches
  Designing sport-specific Wearables for Sports Enthusiasts Brian Lam, COO, PlatySens
  Wearables - past, present and future Chandan Sethi, Founder & CEO, innoWear
  Future of Wearable IoT, from Wearable 1.0 to 2.0 Wallace Wong Ming Yip, Director, Well Being Digital
17:30 Closing Remarks by Christian Stammel, CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies
17:45 Evening Networking Reception