Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 | USA

July 8 - July 9, 2014
Fort Mason, San Francisco

Wearable Technologies is one of the most compelling new technology areas today. From devices that constantly monitor and improve health and wellness, to technology that literally moves entertainment to the next level, to improved workplace productivity – the potential for wearable technologies is huge.

The 12th WTconference 2014 I USA, in San Francisco on July 8 and 9 highlighted what’s here today and what’s coming next for wearable technology.

The entire Wearable Technologies ecosystem from chip vendors, integrators, network providers, product and service solution providers to distribution networks gathered at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in beautiful San Francisco.

Some highlights at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 I USA:

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Selected press coverage

Established and emerging companies, creative thinkers, artists, designers and media joined together to explore and invent the latest trends and developments. You could see product launches of the hottest new wearables, hear discussions about opportunities and challenges in this business, learn about the most innovative enabling technologies and meet influential new contacts. At the WT Innovation Show, attendees tested products and saw demos live at the venue.

Exhibitors 2014

The WTconference is the definitive event to experience the best, newest and most important developments in the category. Please find an overview of this year´s exhibitor list here.


  • Babak Parviz, Google

    Babak Parviz, Google


    Babak Parviz is the creator of Google Glass, a pioneer of building contact lens microsystems, and a Director at Google X. He received his BA in Literature from University of Washington, BS in Electronics from Sharif University of Technology, MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from University of Michigan, PhD in Electrical Engineering from Univ. of Michigan; and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard. His research and engineering interests span novel computing and communication paradigms, bionanotechnology, bioengineering, MEMS, and photonics. His work has been put on display at the London Museum of Science and has received numerous recognitions and awards including NSF Career Award, MIT TR35, Time magazine’s best invention of the year (2008 and 2012), Your Health Top 10 Medical advance of the year, and About.com top invention and has been reported on in thousands of articles worldwide. In 2012 he was selected by Ad Age as one of the 50 most creative people in the United States.

  • Deepa Sood, Cuff

    Deepa Sood, Cuff


    Deepa is the CEO and Founder of Cuff -- smart jewelry that bridges the fashion/function divide. In its short tenure, Cuff has been profiled everywhere from E! News to Good Morning America, and Deepa has become a spokesperson of sorts for wearables that women might actually want to wear. Deepa received her B.A. from Columbia University in psychology and creative writing (which her father jokes are the same thing), and went onto receive her J.D. at Northwestern University, in a joint law and journalism program. She practiced law at Latham & Watkins for 8 years before making a most unusual lateral leap to become the VP of Product at luxury retailer, Restoration Hardware. She's always loved making things and treasure-hunting, and lives in Berkeley with her equally-fond-of-treasure-hunting gaggle of children.

  • Dr. Aart de Geus, Synopsys

    Dr. Aart de Geus, Synopsys


    Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis enterprise to the world leader in electronic design automation. Dr. de Geus has long been considered one of the world’s leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation, and frequently keynotes major conferences in Electronics and Design Automation. He is the recipient of numerous industry and community honors, including Electronic Business Magazine’s “CEO of the Year” (2002) and “Top 10 Most Influential Executives” (2005), the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal (2007), the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) “Spirit of the Valley” Lifetime Achievement Award” (2007), the GSA “Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award” (2009), and most recently, the 2013 Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame Award. Dr. de Geus is active in the business community, serving on the Boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Applied Materials, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC). He is also heavily involved in education for the next generation, having created the Synopsys Outreach Foundation in 1999, which promotes project-based science and math learning throughout Silicon Valley.

  • Dave Lamb, 3M

    Dave Lamb, 3M


    Dave Lamb is a Senior Physics Research Specialist working in the 3M Display Materials and Systems Division Laboratory at 3M Company since 2000. Dave joined 3M upon completion of his doctorate in physics and post-doctoral research The University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Dave's current research focuses on display efficiency and the development of meaningful metrics for display visual quality.

  • Joshua Windmiller, Electrozyme

    Joshua Windmiller, Electrozyme


    Dr. Windmiller is an internationally-recognized expert in printed biosensor technology. His Ph.D. research focused on the development of printed biosensors, bioelectronics, and biofuel cells. He has published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and has eleven US patents issued or pending. Dr. Windmiller, a Gordon Fellow and SHIFT Award recipient, is the recipient of Printed Electronics USA 2010 Academic R&D award for his developments in textile-based printed bioelectronics. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Laboratory for NanoBioElectronics at UCSD in 2013, where he was supported by the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and led a commercialization grant sponsored by the DOE. He currently serves as the CEO of Electrozyme, a startup that he co-founded devoted to the development of novel printed biosensors and biofuel cells for application in the personal wellness and healthcare domains.

  • Liz Dickinson, Mio Global

    Liz Dickinson, Mio Global


    Liz is a visionary leader who knows how to get new technology to the market. She started MIO in 1999 to address a gap she identified in the market for heart rate monitors for physical training. She is now one of the world’s most experienced leaders in the field of heart rate monitors and holds 5 patents and 2 patent pending in the area of fitness and sport performance.
    Under her direction, MIO has continued to grow and launch new innovative products for heart rate monitoring training including the award-winning Mio ALPHA, the world's first performance level heart rate sport watch without a chest strap.
    Liz’s background includes positions with leading high tech companies including Oracle, AT&T, IBM and TELUS. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

  • Aaron Salow, XOEye Technologies

    Aaron Salow, XOEye Technologies


    Aaron Salow is the CEO and Co-Founder of XOEye Technologies, a
    Nashville, Tenn. based company that produces end-to-end wearable
    tech solutions for industrial markets. Aaron oversees product development,
    long-term marketing strategies and investor relations. Aaron’s working experience in industrial-collar and manufacturing
    companies allowed him to develop his vision early-on for how wearable
    technology can solve a number of the inefficiencies and safety
    issues in blue-collar environments. After nearly four years of research
    and development, Aaron, alongside a team of handpicked enterprise
    tech experts, launched an industrial-grade eyewear device
    that captures and streams high fidelity audio and visual content,
    enabling first-person point-of-view (POV) workplace collaboration.
    To complement the device Aaron also drove the development of the company’s
    proprietary development platform (XOLinux) and cloud-hosted
    content management suite (Vision). Aaron holds an MBA in Management from Belmont University in
    Nashville, TN.

  • Kip Fyfe, 4iiii Innovations

    Kip Fyfe, 4iiii Innovations


    Kip Fyfe is a Wearable Technology innovator and visionary. In 1999, as co-founder and CEO of Dynastream, he introduced a patented running footpod sold through Nike and other high-profile companies. He then developed ANT+ as the ultra-low power wireless protocol, soon becoming an industry standard. Dynastream was successfully sold to Garmin in 2006. Kip took a few years off, but his imagination led him to start 4iiii Innovations, providing an ecosystem of interoperable wearables for both sport and general self-quantification all with the goal to provide relevant information ‘when you need it’.

  • Paul Gaudio, adidas

    Paul Gaudio, adidas


    As Vice President of adidas Digital Sports, Paul Gaudio leads the creation, development and operations of new end-to-end interactive businesses. With the aim of building a deeper connection to consumers through interactive services, Paul has led key initiatives in the areas of CRM/Consumer Marketing, miadidas Mass Customization, miCoach Wearable Technologies and Connected Experiences. Paul earned a degree in Industrial Design from Carnegie-Mellon and over the last 25 years has held a variety of key roles including: Director of Design at adidas America, Co-Founder, I-Generator, a boutique innovation consulting firm in Portland OR, Director of Design and Development, Norton Motorcycles, and most recently Head of Strategy, adidas Sport Performance, where he championed the idea of extending the adidas brand into the interactive space.

  • Silona Bonewald, Emotiv

    Silona Bonewald, Emotiv


    Silona Bonewald is the director of product development and community at Emotiv Inc – a bioinformatics company offering a unique platform for crowd-sourced brain research. Emotiv is the leading company in the field of Brainwear technology. Bonewald has been involved in developer community engagement for over 10 years and was trained as a large scale systems architect. She designed and implemented one of the first large scale multinational CMS systems on the internet. Bonewald coined the terms codeathon and citability, and produced a top iPhone app for teaching children music theory. Her goal is to create products that people want and need by making them part of the development process. She is co-writing a book to codify these processes. Bonewald has curated think tanks that people talk about a decade later in regards to identity management, open data, and APIs.

  • Frank Ball, Evena Medical

    Frank Ball, Evena Medical


    Mr. Ball describes himself “like a prism, seeing business as its component parts.” He is an original thinker who “sees around corners” to find opportunities, create new products, and devise innovative strategies. He is passionate about fostering sources of value and mitigating uncertainty. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer at Cal Poly, he has 30 years as a proven senior executive. He is accomplished at leading manufacturing operations, propelling strategic operations, as well as driving sales/marketing. His innovativeness has been demonstrated leading an enterprise of 9 facilities with over 600 employees to great success. He has grown a startup into a national franchise of 26 locations doing $128MM, then rolling up to a public company. As CEO of Evena, turned around firm from early stage development company to an enterprise with multiple products being distributed in 22 countries plus mainland China and USA. Eyes-On™ Glasses is a true medical enterprise smart-glasses solution – a full-function wearable computing platform at the patient’s bedside – the Bedside Digital Partner.

  • Kal Mos, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

    Kal Mos, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America


    Dr. Kal Mos is the Sr. Engineering Director of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. He joined Mercedes-Benz in 2002, to create and lead Connected Infotainment and Consumer Electronics Integration group.
    Kal brings extensive development and management experience for context-aware connected features, and a proven ability to turn visionary ideas into exceptional products. Prior to Mercedes-Benz, Kal worked as a Chief Technologist at OnStar where he managed a team of General Motors’ Telematics experts and engineers to define, develop and prototype the next generation of OnStar in-vehicle hardware and software platform. Earlier in his career, Kal held several positions building and leading high-performance engineering teams that developed software applications for CE Devices and Cloud platforms in Switzerland, Japan, India and US. Kal is an author of several publications and holds three patents. He has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan.

  • Bob Senior, Canatu

    Bob Senior, Canatu


    Bob Senior has founded and served in executive management positions in public and private touch-screen companies in Europe and the United States, and has an outstanding track record in initiating, developing, and closing B2B business in the global technology sphere. His previous roles include among other, President at isiQiri interface technologies, Executive Vice President at Noise Limit Inc, Board Director at FlatFrog AB, CEO at Taktio A/S (FlatFrog), Co-Founder and Managing Director at Touch International, Vice President WW Sales at MicroTouch Inc (3M Touch Systems) and Managing Director and Vice-President (EMEA) at MicroTouch Systems Ltd. He holds a B.Ed/Physics degree.

  • Jean-Francois Rubon, Gemalto

    Jean-Francois Rubon, Gemalto


    Jean-Francois Rubon is SVP of Innovation & Strategy within Gemalto. He is based in the Bay Area and is responsible for establishing technology partnerships between Gemalto and innovation players from start-ups to big brands in the mobile communication ecosystem. In his 10+ year career at Gemalto, Jean-Francois has held various positions in product management, innovation, R&D, machine-to-machine communication and standardization within the Telecommunications team. Prior to Gemalto, Jean-Francois worked with several French telecommunication companies, and lead the development and creation of several mobile products. Jean-Francois holds an MSc in Computer Science from the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) in Rennes, France.

  • Akinori Takahagi, Moff

    Akinori Takahagi, Moff


    Akinori Takahagi is co-founder and CEO of Moff Inc., a wearable device and new user interface product/service startup, based in Tokyo, Japan. Moff creates new active play experiences for kids based on low-cost wearable devices and high-level sensing analysis platform. This platform can be used easily by 3rd-party. Akinori is an expert in product planning, marketing, and business strategy. Akinori worked at A. T. Kearney as an management consultant and worked at "Mercedes-Benz" as a product manager of AMG models and achieved the highest sales volume in Japan market. He was responsible for new product planning, launch management and marketing for new models. After that, he co-founded the consulting company and social digital book service startup. He has enough experiences of B to C business in the field of both hardware and software. Akinori lives with his wife and one child.

  • Chris Bryant, HZO

    Chris Bryant, HZO


    Chris Bryant is Vice President and Business Unit Manager of consumer electronics at HZO, where he utilizes his experience in technology commercialization and venture capital for early stage, high tech companies to help HZO identify, build and sustain a dynamic range of business growth opportunity. For 12 years Chris has been successful commercializing technology in a variety of roles, from product developer to chief executive. He has vast knowledge of nano technology and thin film material coatings with a strong focus on applications used to protect electronic devices. Chris also founded and acted as CEO of a venture backed nano coatings company called Xeromax Sciences, which later joined P2i. At P2i, he served as VP of Business Development, and provided oversight and direction for the licensing of new technologies.

  • Dave Hodgson, ZEISS Multimedia Devices

    Dave Hodgson, ZEISS Multimedia Devices


    Dave has more than 18 years of experience in working with and developing applications for HMD’s and is currently managing the ZEISS cinemizer OLED business for North America. After completing his B.S From Western Michigan University in Mechanical Engineering, Dave focused his attention on incorporating 3D and immersion into the classroom to improve the efficiency of learning and developed dozens of programs for US Military and fortune 100 corporations. According to Dave, the HMD has always been the key driver in his success, and as a result he has developed a passion for finding new and innovative ways to use them.

  • Sanya, Florian ~~u0026 Carine, Amoeba

    Sanya, Florian ~~u0026 Carine, Amoeba


    Carine Collé, Florian Puech and Sanya Rai are all completing their M.A./ M.Sc. in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London. Together, they have developed Amoeba - a wearable monocle that uses bio-parameters to help users intuitively organise web content. Amoeba has been featured in many design and technology blogs and new channels - including CNET, Dezeen, Gizmodo, SkyNews, PSFK and many others.

  • Karl Martin, Bionym

    Karl Martin, Bionym


    Karl Martin is the co-founder and CEO of Bionym. He is an innovator and entrepreneur, one that is constantly driven to create new things that capture the imagination. He is a recognized expert in biometrics, security, and privacy, having served as an expert witness, and an international speaker on these subjects. Karl also has unique insights into the startup world, and the future of wearable technology. He holds a Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was formerly an instructor. Karl has invented multiple security and biometric technologies still in current use today. Karl has been quoted internationally in several major media outlets, including WIRED, CBC, BBC, New York Times and Time Magazine.

  • David Holz, Leap Motion

    David Holz, Leap Motion


    David Holz is CTO and Co-founder of Leap Motion, a company breaking down the barriers between people and technology to realize the full potential of both. Using Leap Motion’s unique combination of hardware and software, users can interact with their computers using natural hand and finger movements in the air. Prior to co-founding Leap Motion, David contracted for NASA’s Langley Research Center and conducted neuroscience research while at The Max Planck Institute. David studied Applied Math at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and left his PhD program to co-found Leap Motion.

  • Anush Elangovan, Nod Labs

    Anush Elangovan, Nod Labs


    Anush Elangovan is Founder and CEO of Nod Labs whose mission is to create a beautiful way for people to touchlessly and gesturally communicate with the world around them. He worked at Google building Chromebooks before founding Nod Labs. Prior to Google he had worked at Agnilux, FireEye and Cisco. Anush has more than 20 patents pending or issued. He loves extreme skiing, mountaineering and long runs with his dog.

  • John Dwyer, Flextronics

    John Dwyer, Flextronics


    John Dwyer is VP Engineering and Technology Development for Flextronics Consumer Technology Group (CTG). CTG services customers in the consumer electronics markets with a full offering of product development and supply chain capabilities. John has held various leadership roles within Flextronics over the last 13 years. He has 25 years industry experience in operations, manufacturing technologies, and product development with companies such as Honeywell, Motorola, and Newell-Rubbermaid. John holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BS Industrial Engineering from Millikin University.

  • Adam Adelman, Mighty Cast

    Adam Adelman, Mighty Cast


    Adam Adelman – Mr. Adelman’s career path has not been a straight one. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mighty Cast, the company behind The NEX Band and its patent-pending base and token technology. The goal of The NEX Band is to disrupt the wearable space and give power to the consumer to customize their smart band both on the inside and out through the company's NEX collectible "Mods". Founded in 2012, the company was recently awarded CMF’s highest monetary award, Engadget’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Award, and was a 2014 SXSW Finalist in the Accelerator Wearable Technology Competition. The company has appeared in CNET, CBS, Mobile Syrup, Gamasutra, The Verge, among others. Prior to starting Mighty Cast, Adelman Co-founded and was CEO of Juno Baby, a multiple Emmy Award winning line of children’s educational products which ranged from televised content, toys, publishing, apparel, and mobile applications - 3 of which appeared in Apple’s Top 10 List and Time Magazine’s Top 25 iPad App List.

  • Sean Hodgins, McMaster University

    Sean Hodgins, McMaster University


    Sean Hodgins is an independent inventor who has recently been making waves in the electronics and robotics community with his original concepts, and inspired inventions. Sean earned his Bachelor’s degree from McMaster University’s, Bachelor of Technology Program, with a focus in automotive and vehicle technology. Come September he is set to begin work on his Master’s degree at McMaster, in which he will be developing a proprietary automotive sensor. Sean has a deep passion for finding applications of energy harvesting in wearable technologies. His “Peltier Ring”, which served as a proof-of-concept for heat based energy extraction from wearable technologies, has been featured in Popular Science Magazine, Hackaday, and Gizmodo. His start-up company, Idle Hands Development, is currently being contracted by McMaster University to develop a series of proprietary robots that will be used as learning tools in labs and classrooms. We expect to see great things from this young and motivated entrepreneur.

  • Greta Kreuzer, cosinuss

    Greta Kreuzer, cosinuss


    Greta Kreuzer is Co-Founder and CFO at cosinuss°, a start-up specialized on the development of wearable technologies in the ear and based in Munich, Germany. cosinuss° developed a technology, called earconnectTM, that enables the monitoring of heart rate, core body temperature and arterial oxygen saturation of the blood in the ear. Based on this technology, cosinuss° provides market specific wearables for sports, for health care and for worker´s safety.
    Greta´s background includes positions at Bosch, Yahoo! and Schreiner Group and was responsible for business development at a startup in the field of robotics. Now at cosinuss°, she is responsible for financing, innovation management and business creation. Greta holds a diploma degree in economics from the Technical University of Munich.

  • Angela McIntyre, Gartner

    Angela McIntyre, Gartner


    Angela McIntyre is a research director at Gartner and covers wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, and human-computer interfaces. Ms. McIntyre's research extends to the connected home, home healthcare, and consumer privacy. Before joining Gartner five years ago, Ms. McIntyre worked at Intel, where she informed product strategy for personal computing. Prior to Intel, she was with Texas Instruments

  • Jeff Orr, ABI Research

    Jeff Orr, ABI Research


    Research Focus: Jeff Orr co-manages the analyst resources and research agenda for the mobile devices research at ABI Research. As an individual contributor, he focuses on mobile computing including tablets, ultraportables and future immersive computing technologies. He also leads research into markets for mobile broadband modems and hotspot routers. Past Experience, Memberships, Accolades and Media:
    Jeff has more than 23 years of industry, technology, and analyst experience, including product management and marketing at companies such as Proxim and Diamond Multimedia. He has carried out wireless standards development work through his involvement with both Wi-Fi Alliance and WiMAX Forum, and also has worked in the enterprise for The Walt Disney Company, where he served as strategy and technology manager on wireless and mobile initiatives across Disney business units. Prior to joining ABI Research, he was an independent consultant, freelance writer, and market analyst. Projects included publication of the “Mobile WiMAX Device Guide," a number of market research reports, and trade event strategy for Yankee Group Trendsmedia and CMP Media (both now part of UBM).

  • Marco Peluso, Qardio, Inc.

    Marco Peluso, Qardio, Inc.


    Marco Peluso founded Qardio in early 2012 with the determination to improve heart-centered healthcare by developing a line of revolutionary, personal monitoring devices. Prior to founding Qardio, Marco’s career spanned fourteen years in London’s financial industry. After graduating summa cum laude from Bocconi University with a degree in Business Administration, he initially took a position with JPMorgan. As a technology, media and telecom investment banker for JPMorgan, he advised some of the bank’s largest clients. By age 28, Marco became partner at one of Europe’s best-established hedge funds, where he shared management responsibility for a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio.Friends since childhood, Marco and co-founder, Rosario Iannella, have spent a virtual lifetime collaborating together with a shared interest in the practical uses of digital technology.
    Marco left the finance industry to start Qardio after his father suffered a stroke that’s origin was difficult to determine due to a lack of the very type of routine monitoring devices Qardio now produces.

  • St~~u00e9phane Marceau, OMsignal

    St~~u00e9phane Marceau, OMsignal


    Stéphane is co-founder and CEO of OMsignal, a VC backed, bio-sensing apparel company. He has been building technology and communication businesses for more than 15 years. He was co-founder andCEO of Theralive, a small firm specialized in mobile health applications and services, and was co-founder and CEOof Mobivox, a global mobile VoIP platform. In addition to being a repeat entrepreneur, he served as Bell Canada’s Vice President where he built and grew new lines of business including the company’s e-commerce group. He was also Chief Marketing Officer of Yellow Media, where he led the development and marketing of digital and mobile products for platforms such as RedFlagDeals.com, LesPAC, YellowAPI, AutoTRADER and Mediative. Stéphane holds a master’s degree in Management of Technology from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

  • David Birnbaum, Immersion

    David Birnbaum, Immersion


    David Birnbaum, Senior UX Design Manager at Immersion Corporation, has been creating haptic experiences for over 10 years, in which time he has collected 20 patents in the fields of user experience, wearables, gaming, medical devices, mobile communication, and rich interactive media. A world expert in haptic design, he is responsible for the creative decisions that lead to the tactile feel of Immersion’s implementations. He also oversees design for the company’s growing rich media business. He's driven by a desire to tell stories with the sense of touch and to bring emotion and realism to digital experiences. David holds a B.S. in Music Industry from USC and a M.A. in Music Technology from McGill University.

  • Byung Jin Cho, Kaist

    Byung Jin Cho, Kaist


    Professor Byung Jin Cho received Ph. D degrees in electrical engineering from KAIST, Korea, in 1991. From 1991 to 1993, he was with IMEC, Leuven, Belgium, as a Research Fellow. From 1993 to 1997, he joined the Memory R&D division of Hyundai Electronics (now SK Hynix Semiconductor), Korea, as a Section Manager, where he led a research team for the process development for 256M and 1G DRAM and Flash EEPROM. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the National University of Singapore (NUS), as a faculty member. Since 2007, he is with Department of Electrical Engineering in KAIST, Korea, as a faculty member. His main research interests are nano-scale CMOS device technology, graphene-based electronics, energy harvesting devices, and wearable electronics. He has published over 350 technical papers and holds over 50 patents. He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2001, and currently the president of Korean Graphene Research Society.

  • Ernesto Martinez, Kopin Corporation

    Ernesto Martinez, Kopin Corporation


    Dr. Ernesto Martinez is the special assistant to Kopin CEO Dr. John C.C. Fan as well as a technologist and wearable systems expert. At Kopin, Dr. Martinez works closely with Dr. Fan to direct investments in key research and development areas for the company’s wearable technologies. Before joining Kopin, he was a post doctorate at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where he worked to develop soft exoskeletons to aid children with neuromuscular gait disabilities. His expertise in the field of biomechatronics and extreme human-machine interfaces aim to advance and push the boundaries of user-experiences with wearable technology. Dr. Martinez holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab where he developed state-of-the-art bionic limbs and interfaces as a member of the Biomechatronics Research Group.

  • Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies

    Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies


    Wearable Technologies (WT) is the leading innovation and market development platform for wearables. Founder and CEO Christian Stammel is a visionary entrepreneur with profound technology know-how. He has a proven track record in founding successful companies and established the world’s leading innovation competition series “Innovation World Cup”. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and retail, and an excellent international network. He has supported hundreds of companies of all sizes in terms of business development, technology marketing and increase of sales activities.

  • Harry Strasser, Wearable Technologies

    Harry Strasser, Wearable Technologies


    Harry Strasser spent more than 15 years in senior executive roles at leading high tech companies driving worldwide innovation and business development in mobile communications, consumer electronics and IT. He co-initiated Philips Connected Planet vision and Siemens award winning Lifeworks vision of converging devices, applications and ICT infrastructures. As a senior expert in digital convergence Harry now acts as managing partner and executive advisor, and drives major innovation activities in wearable technologies, cloud computing and internet of things.

  • Joseph Wei, Wearable Technologies

    Joseph Wei, Wearable Technologies


    Joseph Wei is responsible for Business Development for Wearable Technologies Group. He is an entrepreneur and an innovator with extensive business management and product development experience with global 100 computer companies including HP, NEC, SGI and Inventec. His invaluable knowledge in enterprise cloud computing led him to be on the advisory board of several startups in cloud, wearable and IoT. He sees great potential for combining technology and fashion to broaden the appeal and adoption of wearables. He is a frequent speaker and a writer on technology trends. He is an organizer for the Silicon Valley Wearable Meetup and also the Chairman for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, SCV.

  • Amanda Le, Metaio

    Amanda Le, Metaio


    Amanda Le is head of US Marketing for Metaio, the leader in augmented reality software and solutions. At Metaio, she manages all online marketing efforts and campaigns, establishes channel partners, and runs developer outreach. She holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University, where her research was focused on HCI, gamification, and virtual reality. Outside the realm of technology, she shoots and coaches archery.

  • Mathew Holt, Health 2.0

    Mathew Holt, Health 2.0


    Matthew Holt has spent 20 years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He learned from some of the best in policy, predictive analysis, and survey organization while working at Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days he's best known as the author and founder of The Health Care Blog, and as Co-Chairman of Health 2.0, which since 2007 has been the leading conference showcasing innovative health technologies.

  • Philipp Miehlich, VARTA Microbattery

    Philipp Miehlich, VARTA Microbattery


    Started his career as an accomplished Radio- and TV-Technician for seven years before studying Economics & Electronics. In 1986, he joined former Philips Signetics Corporation. In 1991, he joined VARTA Batterie AG (now VARTA Microbattery GmbH) and has held various Key Product and Sales Management positions.Since 2009, General Manager Marketing and Sales OEM.

  • Wolf Richter, EPIC Semiconductors

    Wolf Richter, EPIC Semiconductors


    Wolf is an inventor (150+ patents), serial entrepreneur, mentor and investor for disruptive technologies. In the business since 35 years, he is a frequent speaker in flexible and wearable electronic conferences around the globe. As a representative for EPIC Semiconductors, he will demonstrate a disruptive technology for wearable IoT: tiniest battery-free sensing chips, which harvest energy from the human body and communicate RF-free!


Tuesday, 8th July 2014
10:00 Introduction by Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies
  Opening Keynote Babak Parviz, Director, Google X
10:50 Coffee Break
11:10 Enabling Tech: New Materials and Sensors moderated by Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies
  Expanding the Color Capabilities of Liquid Crystal Displays Dave Lamb, Senior Physics Research Specialist, 3M
  SmartLogos and SmartLabels Wolf Richter, Co-Founder and President, EPIC Semiconductors
  Next Generation High Contrast, Flexible and Formable Touch Bob Senior, Sales Director, CANATU
  Making End Users Believe: Design in Solutions for Real Market Differentiation Chris Bryant, VP of Consumer Electronics, HZO
12:40 Lunch Break
02:15 Enabling Tech: Communication and Energy moderated by Amanda Le, Metaio
  Wearable Thermoelectric Power Generator Byung Jin Cho, Researcher, Kaist
  Energy Harvesting Peltier Ring Sean Hodgins, Student, McMaster University
  The Next Evolution of Super Capacitors Philipp Miehlich, General Manager Marketing and Sales OEM, VARTA Microbattery
  Designing Wearable Devices with Security in Mind Jean-François Rubon, SVP Innovation and Strategy, Gemalto
03:45 Coffee Break
04:10 Enabling Tech: User Interface and Prototyping moderated by Amanda Le, Metaio
  Haptics for the Wearable User Experience David Birnbaum, Senior UX Design Manager, Immersion Corporation
  Make a Masterpiece out of Thin Air David Holz, CTO and Co-Founder, Leap Motion
05:00 Wrap-Up Session moderated by Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies
  Keynote: The Semiconductor Techonomics of Smart Everything Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman and Co-CEO, Synopsys
05:30 Get-Together at WT exhibition and Networking
Wednesday, 9th July 2014
09:00 Introduction and Keynote moderated by Harry Strasser, Wearable Technologies
  Keynote: Enabling Innovation John Dwyer, VP Engineering and Technology, Flextronics
09:30 Analyzing the market - chaired by Harry Strasser, Wearable Technologies
  Wearables are the Human Connection to the Internet of Things Angela McIntyre, Research Director, Gartner
  Market Analysis Jeff Orr, Sr. Practice Director, ABI Research
10:00 The Future of Health moderated by Matthew Holt, Health 2.0
  Evolution from Gadgets to Powerful Near-Eye Wearable Computing –A Medical Grade Tool Frank Ball, CEO, Evena Medical, Inc.
  Making Heart Health Smarter Marco Peluso, Founder and CEO, Qardio
  Emotiv’s Brainwear for Cognitive Health Silona Bonewald, Director of Product Development and Community, Emotiv
11:10 Keynote
  Wearable Technologies Enabling Athletes to Unleash Their Best Paul Gaudio, Vice President Adidas Digital Sports, adidas
11.35 Coffee break
11:55 State of the Art Watches and Wristbands moderated by Joseph Wei, Wearable Technologies
  The Wearable Tech Use Case: What do Consumers Really Want? Liz Dickinson, Founder and CEO, Mio Global
  Wearables don’t have to be Wristables Kip Fyfe, CEO, 4iiii Innovations
  New Active Play Experiences for Kids Brought by a Wearable Smart Toy Akinori Takahagi, Co-Founder and CEO, Moff
  New Business Models for Wearables Adam Adelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Mighty Cast
  Persistent Identity: The New Dimension for Wearables Karl Martin, Co-Founder and CEO, Bionym
01:35 Lunch Break
03:00 State of the Art Eyewear moderated by Joseph Wei, Wearable Technologies
  See your Business Differently Aaron Salow, CEO and Co-Founder, XOEye Technologies
  Intuitive Bookmarking Sanya Rai and Team, Creative Technologists, Amoeba
  Optics and Displays for Consumer-Facing Wearables Dr. Ernesto Martinez, Special Assistant to CEO, Kopin
  Resurrection HMD – Finally Legitimate Consumer Applications Dave Hodgson, Business Development Manager North America, ZEISS Multimedia Devices
04:30 Coffee break
04:50 Beyond Glasses and Wristbands - New Form Factors and Platforms moderated by Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies
  How Wearable Tech will Go from Gadgetry to Habit Deepa Sood, CEO and Co-Founder, Cuff
  Biosensors for Epidermal Integration: Trends and New Opportunities Dr. Joshua Windmiller, CEO, Electrozyme
  Vital Signs out of the Ear: Revolutionizing Sports & Health Greta Kreuzer, Co-Founder and CFO, Cosinuss
  Wearables: The Evolution from Quantifying Yourself to Expressing Yourself Anush Elangovan, Founder and CEO, Nod
06:20 Wrap-Up session moderated by Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies
  Keynote: How Wearable Devices can enhance the driving experience. Dr. Kal Mos, Sr. Engineering Director, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc.
  Closing remarks Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies