Christian is founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies Group and Navispace AG. Born in 1969, he successfully enables innovation and cooperation in the Internet of Things and wearables sector. Christian had already founded his first IT company during his university years, which went public in 2000. He is one of the digital pioneers with a track record of over 20 years in IoT and has created some world´s firsts including an ECG shirt in 2002. He advises some of the biggest tech companies and organizes with his teams important networking platforms in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
WT | Wearable Technologies
WT | Wearable Technologies is the pioneer and world leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body and even in the body. Since 2006 the platform has successfully established an ecosystem of more than 30,000 companies comprising market leaders and highly innovative companies. Additionally WT | Wearable Technologies offers consulting, business development, technology marketing, and innovation introduced to the market. The WT | Innovation World Cup is an annual competition to drive newly emerging wearable companies into the market. WT also introduces innovation to the industry by cultivating international conferences and tradeshows in partnership with leading trade organizations.
The total Wearable Computing Market is expected to reach up to $34.61 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 20.7% between 2015 and 2020.
Juniper estimates wearable market to be worth approximately $80 billion annually by 2020, fashion-first wearables will have a much greater appeal than tech-centric devices, as they will blend into consumers' lives more effectively.
Wearable technology will be worth USD 22.7 billion in 2015 rising to USD 173.3 billion by 2020, but the long-term potential of the sector will make these numbers seem rather small.
North American region will be the largest and grow at a CAGR value of 39% over the next five years. More interestingly, the Asia-Pacific region will become the second largest market outpacing Europe by 2019 with a CAGR of 90%.