WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 EUROPE

January 30-31, 2018
ICM – Internationales Congress Center München (Germany)

In 2018 WT | Wearable Technologies went into the 12th year with the conference in Munich! It has become THE meeting point for global professionals involved in this field of technology. This is the 2018 B2B2C event for the entire wearable ecosystem. On top of the conference stage, WT has an extensive exhibition area which features companies from every market segment, therefore offering you the ideal networking experience. You are a startup? Do not hesitate to apply here for our reduced fees on tickets and exhibition packages.


  • Nicolas Evans, FIFA

    Nicolas Evans, FIFA


    Nicolas has two postgraduate degrees with honours in management and international affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris and the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland respectively

    He joined FIFA in 2010 since when he has been responsible for the development of the technical standards and been in charge of research projects for the different products and technologies under the FIFA Quality Programme umbrella. He has been working in the newly created Football Technology Innovation Department since 2016 and recent innovations projects include the introduction of goal-line technology in 2012, the on-going stanardistation of performance tracking systems and the experimental phase for Video Assistant Referee Systems.

  • Johanna Bellenberg, Picavi GmbH

    Johanna Bellenberg, Picavi GmbH


    I joined Picavi in 2016 during my last semester of college. Picavi is an award-winning and well-recognized full-service provider with a 100 percent dedication of its intralogistics and wearable expertise to Pick-by-Vision solutions.

    Working hard on Picavi’s visibility I soon became Brand Manager. Today I am Director Marketing & Communications and make sure that everybody sees and experiences the potential of smart glasses and Assisted Reality.

  • Neven Murugan, Fanmode

    Neven Murugan, Fanmode


    Neven is an ISP and telecommunications engineer with more than 30 years’ experience shouting team support at TV screens.

    Prior to founding Fanmode, he worked as a Principal Engineer at Internet Solutions (a Dimension Data subsidiary) in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was responsible for extending the company’s global network footprint and researching and implementing cutting-edge core network technologies.

    When it comes to sport, Neven believes technology should be applied in a way that is fun for fans and profitable for teams. He setup Fanmode to deliver solutions for a new and exciting digitally transforming world. Embracing Wearable Technology and Leveraging IOT, Fanmode is making the World a Stadium sports fans and beyond.

  • Wolfgang Walcher, Robotic Eyes

    Wolfgang Walcher, Robotic Eyes


    Dr. Walcher holds a PhD from TU-Graz, Austria and is a leading geo-spatial innovator and domain expert. He launched city-scenes.com (1997) and built a global 3D city modeling business (2000). He was partly funded by the US Navy and initiated the sale of his employer Vexcel to Microsoft (2006).

    There, in charge of the imagery budget, he created the world’s largest aerial program and other strategic partnerships. Dr. Walcher left Microsoft at the end of 2015 and has since started 4 companies.

  • Fiona O’ Brien, Adhesives Research

    Fiona O’ Brien, Adhesives Research


    Fiona O’ Brien is a Senior Product Development Chemist at Adhesive Research Ireland Ltd.

    She has over 12 years of experience in developing custom adhesive tapes for medical applications such as wound care, microfluidic devices, biosensors, and wearable devices.

    In her Current role at Adhesives Research, her focus is to understand the challenges of skin attachment to develop adhesive tapes for applications with unique design requirements.

  • Emre Ozan Polat, ICFO

    Emre Ozan Polat, ICFO


    I received my BSc. degree from Izmir Institute of Technology (Physics,2009) and Ph.D degree from Bilkent University (Physics, 2015). My research is mainly on the development of graphene based optoelectronic smart systems.

    During my PhD, I developed new graphene based devices such as optical modulators, flexible smart windows, saturable absorbers, ultra-thin paper displays, flexible radar absorbing surfaces by combining the advanced optoelectronic properties of graphene within the innovative device schemes.

    After PhD, I joined University of Glasgow, (UK) as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow under Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and worked on the realization of graphene based flexible tactile sensors for robotics and prosthesis. Currently I am working as a post- doctoral researcher at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, (Spain).

    I am exploring the light-matter interaction in flexible graphene devices for smart sensing and health wearables. I have many publications in high impact factor journals and hold three provisional patents. I am awarded “Young Scientist Award” of European Material Research Society (E-MRS) in 2014, “Silver Leaf Award” of IEEE Prime in 2015 and "Young Innovator of The Year" of Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology in 2017.

  • Tinlan Huang, FREE Bionics

    Tinlan Huang, FREE Bionics


    Tinlan Huang is the Head of Business Development at FREE Bionics Group.

    Holder of a master in Master of Modern Literature and of Art, she graduated at both Jean Moulin Lyon III University (France) and Tamkang University (Taiwan). For the past five years, she was also a researcher of creation and theater at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France).
    Today she has combined her academic career with brand management, humaniste health care and communication with users.

    Her passion lies within innovation, looking at finding better ways to accompany the mobility reduced people walking again by using a ready-to-use wearable equipment that brings them a life with safe, comfort and independency.

  • Ichiro Amimori, Xenoma

    Ichiro Amimori, Xenoma


    Co-Founder & CEO of Xenoma Inc., a spun-off company from the University of Tokyo developing a next-generation smart apparels "e-skin".

    In his career at FUJIFILM, he was engaged in new business projects as an engineer, a business developer and a project manager. After leaving FUJIFILM, he has been devoting himself to creating new social values utilizing leading-edge technologies as a freelancer working with universities and companies.

    He is also a researcher of Science, Technology and Society (STS) focusing on technological innovations and the future relationship between human and machine. As the practice of all activities, he joined JST/ERATO Someya Bio-Harmonized Project in the University of Tokyo as a group leader and then started Xenoma Inc. He proposes "Japan Entrepreneurship 2.0" as one of start-up eco-systems.

  • Hui Lee, E Ink

    Hui Lee, E Ink


    As a Business Development professional, Ms. Hui Lee evaluates and manages global strategic business opportunities, initiatives, alliances and joint ventures on her various roles. Prior to her current responsibilities at E Ink Corporation, Ms. Lee was the Program Director at Delta Group responsible for Delta Electronics’ new business initiatives. She is also the co-founder and Sr. VP of Business Development of Trillion Science Inc. Before that, Ms. Lee was a Senior Analyst at Visa USA responsible for cross-organizational knowledge sharing, collaboration, and business intelligence.

    Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Michigan, and a MIM/MBA from the Portland State University in Oregon, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science, MLIS from San Jose State University in California.

  • Lars Heidemann, Telefónica Germany Next GmbH

    Lars Heidemann, Telefónica Germany Next GmbH


    Lars​ ​is​ ​born​ ​in​ ​1972​ ​and​ ​holds​ ​a​ ​Diploma​ ​in​ ​Economics​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Leibniz​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Hannover.

    He​ ​has​ ​over​ ​25​ ​years​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​Telecoms​ ​and​ ​IT​ ​Industry​ ​and​ ​had​ ​several​ ​Sales​ ​and Business​ ​Development​ ​Management​ ​positions​ ​at​ ​France​ ​Telecom,​ ​British​ ​Telecom​ ​and Telefónica.

    His​ ​current​ ​position​ ​is​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​Business​ ​Development​ ​for​ ​the​ ​IoT​ ​platform​ ​“Geeny”​ ​which​ ​is​ ​a new​ ​brand​ ​build​ ​by​ ​Telefónica​ ​NEXT​ ​-​ ​the​ ​corporate​ ​Startup​ ​of​ ​Telefónica​ ​Germany.

    Lars​ ​is​ ​married​ ​and​ ​has​ ​two​ ​sons.​ ​In​ ​his​ ​leisure​ ​time​ ​he​ ​likes​ ​to​ ​go​ ​hiking​ ​and​ ​climbing​ ​in​ ​the alps.

  • Yannis Pitsiladis, University of Brighton

    Yannis Pitsiladis, University of Brighton


    Yannis was appointed (in 2013) Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton.

    Current research priority is the application of “omics” technologies to the detection of drugs in sport with particular reference to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo), blood doping and testosterone.

    His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), he is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS), and has sat on two WADA committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an expert committee pool member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

    He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, written and edited a number of books and has featured in numerous research documentaries (e.g. BBC, NHK Japan, CNBC) and popular books (e.g. Bounce, The Sports Gene).

  • Josep Solà, CSEM

    Josep Solà, CSEM


    Josep Solà is signal processing expert, and chair of the biomedical research and business development group of CSEM (Neuchâtel, Switzerland).

    After writing his master thesis within the R&D department of SONY International (Germany), he received the M.S. degree on Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

    Later, in 2011 he received his PhD from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) in the field of non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

    He joined the biomedical team at CSEM in 2004 where his research activities focus today on the non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure: is author of more than 10 patents and 50 peer-reviewed papers.

  • Urs Ruggaber, Vexatec

    Urs Ruggaber, Vexatec


    ▪ Education at Art Center of Europe and Domus Academy in Italy
    ▪ since 1998 self-employed at Ruggaber Design AG, based in Switzerland
    ▪ Customers such as Heineken, Nespresso, Swarovski, Nestle and
    British American Tobacco
    ▪ Official Advisor as part of the Free Trade Agreement between China and Switzerland (2012)
    ▪ Numerous awards for outstanding design projects (Such as Prix-Award)

  • Sandeep Erat, Sumeru Solutions

    Sandeep Erat, Sumeru Solutions


    Sandeep is director cyber security at Sumeru with more than a 15 years of experience in security industry.

    He is passionate about helping companies to build secure products and has helped many organizations to achieve security goals. He is expert in ISO 27001, ISO 20000, PCI DSS. He has directed a broad range of corporate InfoSec initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information-security solutions in direct support of business objectives.

    At Sumeru he heads the Information Security vertical and manages operations in Europe. He is a thought leader in area of cyber security.

  • Ben Bruder, TRACKTICS GmbH

    Ben Bruder, TRACKTICS GmbH


    Mr. Ben Bruder has several years of experience in project management and consulting. In 2013 he has graduated with a Master in Management from the ESCP Europe Business School with a specialisation in entrepreneurship. His passion has always been football.

    He is founder and CEO of TRACKTICS GmbH.

  • Andreas Gall, Red Bull Media House

    Andreas Gall, Red Bull Media House


    Born on July 2nd, 1964 in Munich. Professional radio and television engineer, sound engineer. CEO of SAE, Austria’s first private sound engineering school. Deputy head of technology at Antenne Bayern radio station from 1989 to 1991; head of technology of 104.6 RTL (Berlin). Founder and CEO of Mondocom GmbH (Munich and Vienna) in 1992, which operates the technical premises of Austrian national radio Ö3 since 1998. From 2002 to 2007 Chief technology officer for Austrian national broadcaster ORF. Chief technology officer Officer of Red Bull Media House since 2007. Married, one son.

  • Anne Beuttenmüller, Niantic

    Anne Beuttenmüller, Niantic


    Anne Beuttenmüller joined Google 9 years ago. After more than 6 years working in Ad Sales,
    consulting for media, creative and performance agencies, she joined Google’s internal startup Niantic Labs. When 2015 Niantic Inc. became an independent company she decided to leave Google to join Niantic, Inc. and now she is responsible for product marketing across EMEA.
    Anne is a passionate Ingress and Pokémon GO Player, mother of two and lives with her husband in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Terho Lahtinen, Suunto

    Terho Lahtinen, Suunto


    Terho has over 25 years of experience of sports wearables as an athlete and, since 2000, in various product and business related roles at Suunto including new product concepting, consumer experience and insights collection. Currently in Suunto Tomorrow Team, he is driving Movesense, an open development platform for motion sensing solutions. In his leisure time, Terho organizes popular trail running events in Finland

  • Nicola Belli, Safilo Spa

    Nicola Belli, Safilo Spa


    Born in 1967 from a 3rd generation entrepreneurial family, in the industrious North-East of Italy.
    I graduated with honors in Aerospace Engineering thanks to my fondness for speed and flight.
    I grew in the Dolomites with a great passion for sport and I had the honor to attend 3 Winter Olympic Games with different technical roles: I scaled up from minibus driver to General Manager of the Italian National Bobsleigh Teams, and got the prize of seeing the Teams winning 3 Olympic medals.
    1993 – My first dreamful job at Ferrari as Project Leader dealing with aerodynamics, materials and special projects for ESA and NASA. I almost got arrested for speeding into a military zone the first time I entered Cape Canaveral. Our experiment container, the BDPU-TC4, successfully flew in the STS78 Spacelab Mission. In 1995 the Ferrari F50 got special rollbars because my head didn’t fit in the cockpit. Safety first.
    1996 - Innovation Manager at Benetton Sportsystem for Nordica, Rollerbalde, Prince, Killer Loop and Playlife brands. Last project in 2001 was a sport training suit made with smart wearable fibers for astronaut Roberto Vittori, successfully flown on San Marco, Soyuz – ISS mission, April 2002. I invented and patented a smart suspensions system that has been cited by other 29 inventors from Nike, Adidas, Reebok, New Balance, Columbia, and others. Very proud.
    2001 – Founder and Director at Matech – Innovative Materials - Galileo Science Park. The first technology transfer center in Italy on innovative materials. More than 320 projects in 9 years.
    2010 – The startups season: co-founder of Venetwork, Venetronic, Fantic Motors, VNT Medical, Start Innovation. Vision and action to help the SMEs to cooperate on common projects to relaunch and sustain the local economy.
    2013 – Back to serve a global company at Safilo with a goal and a dream: redesign Innovation organization to bring the company back to trendsetter status and deploy disruptive technologies for the health and wellbeing of consumers. Successfully developing projects for Dior, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Safilo, Oxido, Polaroid, Smith brands.
    2016 – Project Manager of SafiloX , the Brain Sensing Eyewear, a promising wearable platform.
    I spent my whole professional life in Innovation, helping companies to build their future through a proper attitude for continuous evolution. My only regret is my worst invention: Rollerblade Grind Shoes with steel rollers and ball bearings: it sold a lot but resulted in some broken legs. Too fast.
    My 4 kids keep me on the edge and hyperactive.

  • Jason Janavicius, Oakley

    Jason Janavicius, Oakley


    Shaping innovation and technology at the crossroads of trend identification, Jason Janavicius is constantly pushing analytical and creative thinking within his Strategic Planning Manager role at Oakley.
    With a Masters in Business from University of California at Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the
    University of Nevada at Reno, Jason provides strategic research and product direction in the wearable category. He recently helped
    shape Oakley’s newest wearable, Radar Pace, by evaluating the overall wearable landscape and testing dozens of products, relating to
    running and cycling, to answer the question: “what is missing?”

    As an avid runner and cyclist, the work he has done to help create and launch Radar Pace has inspired him to train for his first Ironman
    on October 30th, 2016.

  • William Parry, Intel

    William Parry, Intel


    Within Intel, William occupies a marketing strategy role for the New Devices Group, where he keeps his finger on the pulse on all things wearable tech. This rapidly evolving, dynamic technology space is where he strategizes and markets for next gen headworn wearable devices, developed by Intel.

    His background lies in heading up communications for Recon Instruments – an innovative headworn wearables company – acquired by Intel in June, 2015.

    Will has spent the last five years focused on defining the consumer narrative around headworn devices – playing a pivotal role in forming Recon’s public image as a market leader, while launching and establishing a range of headworn wearable devices with defined use cases.

  • Maria Bobrowska, TUI Group

    Maria Bobrowska, TUI Group


    Maria Bobrowska has led numerous mobile initiatives related to improving in destination experience across TUI Group portfolio of hotels. She is also responsible for scope definition and roll out of specific apps for the Group. Her main objective is to ensure the adequate mobile proposition is in place across Group Portfolio to ease, satisfy and anticipate customers’ needs. At the same time she is an advocate of mobile change across the business.

  • Laurens van den Berg, Polar Electro

    Laurens van den Berg, Polar Electro


    Born and raised in The Netherlands, Laurens graduated form the Rotterdam School of Management with a Masters Degree in Strategic Management. He has over 15 years of commercial experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods with Beiersdorf/ NIVEA, which encompasses the full consumer marketing process from insight generation to execution at the POS. He has worked in local, regional and global roles, in marketing and sales, in developed and emerging markets across functions and geographies, like The Netherlands, Germany, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Early 2016 he followed his passion for sports, technologies and digital by joining Polar Electro as Marketing Director DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). With Polar, he plays a key role in building on 40 years of pioneering in wearable sports technology and leading the organisation, the products and services in it's digital transformation.

  • Patrice Slupowski , Orange

    Patrice Slupowski , Orange


    Patrice Slupowski is Vice-President Digital Innovation running the open-innovation
    corporate product marketing team of Orange, in charge of several projects around APIs,
    Internet of Things, mobile applications & mobile OS, personal data aggregation, privacy
    or emerging technologies (AI, VR, …).

    Patrice Slupowski is a marketing expert in IoT, social networks, connected TV, wellness
    & personal data and mobile multimedia services. He founded a start-up called Waptoo in
    1999, one of the first companies to believe in the opportunities around mobile data,
    creating WAP and mobile services and proposing some automated mobile testing
    software, for companies and telcos, which has been acquired by Lagardere Group.
    Patrice has been involved in digital space from the very first minute, and is permanently
    connected from 1990. Patrice is a graduate in Information Science and Technology from
    Paris-Dauphine University.

  • Dr.-Ing. Michael Strohmayr, tacterion

    Dr.-Ing. Michael Strohmayr, tacterion


    Dr.-Ing. Michael Strohmayr invented and developed the base for tacterion’s sensorskin technology at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is responsible for Strategy, Polymer Sensor Technology, IP Management as well as the Manufacturing Technology. He studied Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg and Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He did his Ph.D. in Robotics at the
    Institute for Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at DLR. He has extensive work experience from DLR (more than 10 years) and Bosch.

  • Chris Goeltner, Osram Opto Semiconductors

    Chris Goeltner, Osram Opto Semiconductors


    Chris Goeltner is product manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors in Sunnyvale, California where is responsible for sensor products serving the wearables market. He held marketing positions at Texas Instruments and several Silicon Valley start-ups in the renewable energy and semiconductor industry. After receiving his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he started his career at Mercedes-Benz and Siemens.

  • Gerd Büschel, Covestro

    Gerd Büschel, Covestro


    Gerd Büschel is experienced in R2R production technologies and has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales of thermoplastic films, foams and adhesives for Covestro (former Bayer Material Science).

  • Sampo Härkönen, Infineon Technologies

    Sampo Härkönen, Infineon Technologies


    Sampo Härkönen Senior Manager Pressure Sensor Marketing Infineon Technologies AG
    M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. Business Administration

    Sampo Härkönen works for Infineon Technologies as a Senior Manager, Pressure Sensor Marketing. He has lived in Munich, Germany since July 2014. Sampo has never liked reading long user manuals and he has always been passionate about smart phones and other consumer electronics devices which feel human and are intuitive to use. Such a great user experience is possible by using sensors that can help the device to cope with the environment. Sensors like a barometric pressure sensor can even motivate users to follow heathier life style, for example by counting the calories consumed.

    Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) have made miniaturization and integration of sensor systems possible. Sampo has followed MEMS technology development since late 90’s when he worked for Nokia Corporation. During his time in Nokia he held several key positions and spent 3.5 years in Bay Area California scouting for new technologies. Sampo led Nokia’s audio sourcing team during the time when MEMS microphones replaced conventional Electret-Condenser-Microphones (ECMs) and considers it an excellent example of technology disruption. After Nokia he worked for AAC Technologies where he was responsible for strategy, new business development and sales. Sampo was a board member of MEMS Technologies PTE in Singapore after AAC became a major shareholder of that company.

  • Frederik Hermann, Huami/ Amazfit

    Frederik Hermann, Huami/ Amazfit


    Frederik Hermann is the Head of Marketing & Sales at Huami. Launched in 2014, Huami is the second largest manufacturer of wearables in the world. The company’s mission is to seamlessly connect biomechanical signals and daily activities with smart data services to promote healthy living and to make our lives easier. Huami’s line of activity trackers and smartwatches, including the Amazfit Pace, Arc, Moonbeam and Equator, track activity without sacrificing style. Huami is also the exclusive provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi and since establishing this partnership, the company sold over 31 Million devices. Huami is privately-held and headquartered in Beijing and Mountain View, CA. Mr. Hermann joined Huami coming from Jawbone and Lumo Bodytech, he graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Information Engineering and Management and immigrated to the United States in 2006 with telecommunications provider Jajah.

  • Sébastien Moussay, BodyCap

    Sébastien Moussay, BodyCap


    Sébastien Moussay worked for 10 years in an INSERM laboratory as a researcher in Life Science. He mainly focused his research on thermoregulation issues and chronobiology.
    In order to refine his data collection, he decided to develop some new miniaturized sensors.
    In 2011, he co-founded BodyCAP, a start-up providing innovative wearable technologies for sport and health applications.

  • Andrew Webb, Generali Vitality

    Andrew Webb, Generali Vitality


    Andrew Webb is an executive with Generali, based in Germany. He has over 15 years’ experience in China, South Africa and Europe implementing innovative insurance solutions, including products linked to the measurement of health and fitness activity. Andrew has extensive qualifications and experience in insurance and behavioral economics. He is an alumni of the University of Cape Town, Harvard Business School and University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

  • Marco Veneri, STMicroelectronics

    Marco Veneri, STMicroelectronics


    Marco Veneri is the Marketing Director of STMicroelectronics Low-Power RF Business Unit. He has joined STMicroelectronics in the 1999 as an application engineer for Audio and Multimedia applications, moving in the next few years to the R&D digital team for Audio DSP design, then head of Embedded Software Developments. The acquired competences and the visionary creativity allowed him to grow his responsibilities in the definition of new system architectures and roadmaps. Under his leadership the Strategic Marketing and Application team was created in 2010, with accountabilities in the programmable platforms, SDKs and mass-market tools for MEMS sensors. Since 2015 he has been appointed Marketing Director of the Low-Power RF BU paving the way to the IoT and Sensor to Cloud connectivity.
    Marco Veneri was born in Milan, Italy, in 1971 and graduated with a degree in Microelectronic from the University Politecnico of Milan.

  • Asli-Solmaz-Kaiser, TÜV SÜD

    Asli-Solmaz-Kaiser, TÜV SÜD


    Asli is leading the product development and innovation for TÜV SÜD for all consumer products globally. Having worked in technology and testing, inspection and certification companies for over 12 years, Asli brings extensive knowledge both from a product and service perspective. She has held various management positions in the area of marketing, sales and business development. She is an active member of the German Product Safety Council and chairs the Safety & Security working group for the Wearable Technologies Group. Asli holds an MBA degree from the University of Mannheim.

  • Dr. Benedict Doepfer, Panasonic

    Dr. Benedict Doepfer, Panasonic


    Benedict Doepfer is leading Panasonic Deutschland’s Smart Home Division driving the future development of the product portfolio, commercial models and strategic alliances. Prior he was a Manager at KPMG AG responsible for digital transformation programs. As consultant he was managing connected business solution projects for global TelCo Operators. He holds a Ph.D. in Innovation and Technology Management from the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in collaboration with Audi AG.

  • Dr. Christoph Döbrich, Allianz Worldwide Partners

    Dr. Christoph Döbrich, Allianz Worldwide Partners


    Studies of International Business at Erlangen-Nuremberg university and UB Barcelona.
    Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company
    Lecturer and PhD student at TU Munich in the field of Strategy & Organization (PhD in Behavioral Economics and Decision Making)
    Manager Innovations at Allianz Worldwide Partners S.A.S. focusing on topics in the area of IoT, Service Platforms, and Connected Life

  • Ralph Liedert, VTT

    Ralph Liedert, VTT


    Ralph Liedert holds a degree in Technical Biology and Biomimetics and has been working on roll-to-roll upscaling technologies for smart surfaces for over a decade.

    After developing antifouling coatings for the shipping industry based on self-organizing surface strucutres, he currently works at VTT’s Printed & Hybrid Electronics division on system integration of flexible electronics with biological systems for applications in diagnostics and wearables. His development of a microfluidic based personalized air condition jacket has been featured in The Economist in 2012.

  • Florian Eyben, audEERING

    Florian Eyben, audEERING


    Florian Eyben received his Diploma in information technology in 2008 from TUM (Technische Universität München), one of Germany’s Excellence Universities. In 2015 he received his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with summa cum laude grade from TUM for his research work on intelligent speech and music analysis
    at the Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group supervised by Prof. Björn Schuller. He is currently active in research and development of novel technologies for speech emotion analytics as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of audEERING GmbH, Gilching, Germany - a start-up which he co-founded.

    He is an expert in audio signal processing, real-time audio feature extraction and machine learning for Affective Computing, Computational Paralinguistics, and Music Information Retrieval. A result of his research work is his award-winning openSMILE toolkit, which has set a world-wide baseline standard in the fields of voice research and Computational Paralinguistics. The papers introducing the toolkit have been cited more than 1000 times. He is a reviewer for several conferences, including IEEE ICASSP, INTERSPEECH, and ISMIR, as well as several high-profile journals such as Speech Communication and IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. He has made major contributions to the EU-FP7 Semaine project, has worked for the ASC-Inclusion project, and national funded automatic speech recognition projects. In the PROPEREMO ERC Advanced Grant he collaborated with Prof. Klaus Scherer and successfully acquired the ERC proof-of-concept project VocEmoApI, for which he is now developing the next generation of speech emotion recognition technology at audEERING. He has worked as an intern with Toshiba Research, Cambridge, and Google UK on speech analysis and synthesis projects.

    He has authored and co-authored over 120 publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings. His work has been cited over 4500 times and his H-index is 35.

  • Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies

    Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies


    As founder and CEO Christian Stammel has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales as well as an excellent international network. Using this expertise he supported numerous international companies of all sizes regarding business development, technology marketing, and increase of sales activities with his innovation and marketing company Navispace AG. The natural next step to Navispace’s huge success “Wearable Technology” was the incorporation of the Wearable Technologies AG in 2011. Since then, WT served as a business accelerator for more than 3000 renowned companies and will remain the key hub for marketing new technologies in this field in the years to come.

Agenda Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 Europe

Tuesday, 30th January 2018
10:00 Welcome and Introduction by Christian Stammel
10:15 Keynote: Bringing Technology into Football – FIFA’s vision 2.0, Nicolas Evans, Group Leader Quality Programme, FIFA
10:45 Digitalization of the Sport and Fitness Industry
  VEXATEC Agility Shirt - Smartwear for Winners Urs Ruggaber, COO, Vexatec
  Making the World A Stadium with Wearable Tech and IoT Neven Murugan, Co-Founder and CEO, Fanmode
  GPS Football Performance Tracking Ben Bruder, CEO, TRACKTICS GmbH
  Next Generation Smart Apparel e-skin Leading Sports and Fitness for Disease Prevention Ichiro Amimori, CEO, Xenoma
12:00 Lunch Break
13:45 Artificial Intelligence and Smart Platforms
  AI & Consumer IoT - Why We Need to Give the Power to the Users! Lars Heidemann, Head of Business Development IoT, Telefónica Germany Next GmbH
  Using AR to Intuitively Visualize Sensor Data in 3D Space Wolfgang Walcher, CEO, Robotic Eyes
  Printed & Hybrid Electronics: Opportunities and Challenges for the Wearable Market Ralph Liedert, Key Account Manager, VTT
  Cloud Services to Foster A.I. Applications
  Building Digital Twins to Realize Amazing VR/AR Applications
14:45 Break
15:15 Innovation World Cup Series
  Ready-To-Go Ecosystem for Wearable and IoT Innovators ., STMicroelectronics
  Wearables and IoT in the Healthcare Market Markus Vogt, Director Segment Healthcare, EBV Elektronik
15:45 Innovation Wild Fire Startup Pitches - Innovation World Cup Award Ceremony moderated by Christian Stammel, CEO, Wearable Technologies
  AiQ Smart Clothing Special Prize Pitches
  WT Innovation World Cup Pitches
  EBV IoT Hero Special Prize Pitches
  Geeny Connected Living Challenge
  Announcement of the Winners of the Innovation World Cup
17:55 Guided Tour Through ISPO Tradeshow and Networking Party at ISPO Fairgrounds
Wednesday, 31st January 2018
10:00 Welcome and Introduction by Christian Stammel
  Keynote: SUB2 - How Wearables Can Help You Reach This Goal - Prof. Yannis Pitsiladis, University of Brighton and Founder 2HRS Marathon Project
10:30 Healthcare Revolution via Smart Products
  How to Use e-Paper Technology to Improve Patient Experience: The On-the-Patch Solution Hui Lee, Sr Director of Business Development, E Ink
  Exoskeleton Robot for Wheelchair Users and his Feasible Application to Sport Tinlan Huang, Head of Business Development, FREE Bionics
  OBPM: The First Ever Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor at the Wrist Josep Solà, PhD, Signal Processing Expert, CSEM
  Smart Patch for Accurate Medical Non-Invasive-Grade Monitoring
11:30 Break
12:00 Solutions for Enterprise and Industry
  Get Smart on the Future of Making Things Mickey Wakefield, Fusion Evangelist, Autodesk
  Exoskeleton for Industrial Applications Zach Haas, Product Manager - Industrial, Ekso Bionics
  AR Solutions for the Optimization of Logistic Processes Johanna Bellenberg, Director Marketing & Communications, Picavi GmbH
12.45 Lunch Break
14:00 Cutting Edge Enabling Technologies
  Cybersecurity Aspects for Wearables Sandeep Erat, Director Cyber Security, Sumeru Solutions
  Personal Health Monitoring by Smart Medical Patches Emre Ozan Polat, Postdoctoral Researcher, ICFO
  Unique Challenges of Skin Attachment Fiona O´Brien, Senior Product Development Chemist, Adhesives Research
  Combined UHF / WFC Chips for Higher User Satisfaction and Better Logistic
16:30 Closing Remarks - Conference Ends at Approx. 5:00pm