Wearable Technologies Conference 2013 I Asia

October 9, 2013

This year the Wearable Technologies Conference took place in Asia for the first time. Our first conference in Taipei was a great success. Read the conference recap here. The one day event took place during the Taiwan Int’l Cloud Technology & Internet of Things Show 2013.


[quote author=”Lara Chang” firm=”AiQ Smart Clothing Inc”]I enjoyed the WTconference in Taipei very much[/quote]

[quote author=”Eden Yeh” firm=”Garmin”]It was a great conference in Taipei and I learned a lot from the various speakers. I am much impressed in Christian’s presentation.[/quote]

[quote author=”Sue Chuang” firm=”Phyode “]Thank you for having a great Wearable Technologies Conference in Taipei![/quote]


  • Steve Huang, AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.

    Steve Huang, AiQ Smart Clothing Inc.


    Co-founder and Vice President of King’s Metal Fiber Technologies, is a man of vision and determination. Coming from a business savvy family and equipped with a higher education of Solid State Physics, he is cognizant of the balance between technical expertise and the art of corporate management. After obtaining his bachelors degree from the University of Taiwan, Steve departed for Japan, where he further acquired a Masters degree in the studies of super ion conductors for fuel cell technologies. His scientific background guided him to make informed and methodological decisions throughout his career. Persevering through a number of challenging years in the volatile market of business, Steve ultimately succeeded in advancing the corporate hierarchy. His first job as a manager in a notebook computer company, Chaplet Inc. of Panvest Group, opened his door to link the world of sciences and that of business management. There, he recognized the importance of product quality and grasped onto the belief that only high-quality products could eventually win the satisfaction and continual support of the market, a philosophy in which he still holds onto tightly today. After taking an opportunity as Director of the Industry Vehicle Department, Steve focused on developing the soft skills required to build lasting partnerships with clients, trustful relationships with colleagues, and effective communication channels between all parties within the organization. This valuable experience sharpened his EQ allowing Steve to well-understand others’ thoughts and concerns, sense their subtle connotations, and recognize the significances and key points that provide a win-win scenario. Also a man of ambition and aspiration, Steve strives to stay ahead of the industrial trend eager to steer King’s Metal Fiber Technologies from a domestic firm towards becoming an international role-model in the industry.

  • Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies Group

    Christian Stammel, Wearable Technologies Group


    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.

  • Stephan Freese, MPC Miniature Power Cells Ltd.

    Stephan Freese, MPC Miniature Power Cells Ltd.


    Stephan Freese graduated as a Dipl.-Ing. in Electronic Engineering in Hamburg University (Germany) with a degree. Upon his graduation he worked as an electronic engineer in Acterna and eventually moved to management position at ABB before holding a key position in Q-mo Solar AG. Mr. Freese has more than 20 years of management experience in the electronic industry, which allows him to manage the processes and control the quality of the Melaka factory Malaysia. He will oversee the operation of the factory and is always up to date on the newest trends and developments in production and R&D for electronics and solar. He is married with a latin teacher and has one son.

  • Dr. Tobias H~~u00f6llwarth, EuroCloud

    Dr. Tobias H~~u00f6llwarth, EuroCloud


    Dr. Höllwarth has worked as a corporate consultant specialised in IT projects for over 20 years. In addition to his work at the Vienna University of Economics and Business he also founded the company Höllwarth Consulting in the year 1991. The main focus of the consulting firm lies in the fields of: IT consulting, IT services and cloud consulting.
    His many years of experience and specialist know-how in the technical as well as the commercial field have proved invaluable for the numerous projects that he has led such as outsourcing and tender management for large enterprises from industry, the energy sector and administrative bodies and in his handling of the complete IT management for SMEs. Cloud consulting, the development of cloud strategies, cloud IT policies, the planning of cloud migration, the quality assurance of cloud offers and auditing of cloud service providers are all topics that have increasingly gained in importance since 2010.
    Tobias Höllwarth was a founding member of EuroCloud.Austria where he is today a member of the Board, a position he also holds with EuroCloud Europe. He acts as an expert for questions pertaining to certification at the Austrian Standards Institute ASI (ÖNORM) and is leader of the Austrian delegation that participates in negotiations with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) where cloud computing is concerned.
    In addition to other specialist publications he is also the editor of the book “Migrating to the Cloud” whose second edition came out in 2012, namely in German, English and Slovenian. The book is intended for business decision makers and provides a direct practical insight into all topics relevant for cloud computing. It is now the second time that Tobias Höllwarth has organised the Austrian CLOUD Congress that offers both providers and users of cloud solutions a joint platform for the exchange of ideas.

  • Dr. Ted Chang, Quanta Computer Inc.

    Dr. Ted Chang, Quanta Computer Inc.


    Dr. Ted Chang is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Quanta Computer Inc. He oversees corporate technology strategy, future product development and global research partnership. Along with his role as CTO, he also serves as president of Quanta Research Institute (QRI) for advanced technology and innovation research.
    Starting in 2004, Dr. Chang has initiated and served as the Quanta program director of the T-Party Project, a 10-year strategic research collaboration project for future computing and communication between Quanta and Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a Visiting Scientist at MIT CSAIL.
    Dr. Chang had been the executive assistant to the CEO and Chairman of Quanta on his strategic planning effort for almost ten years. During the same period of time, he also led the planning office, the corporate intellectual property team, as well as incubated several new business units, new spin-offs and research labs in Quanta.
    Dr. Chang is a board director of Epoch Foundation, Quanta Research Cambridge, Inc. and Digimax, Inc., the best 3D animation film winner of Tokyo Anime 2008 and LA Movie Festival 2010.
    Over the past decade, Dr. Chang along with the QRI team have received recognition globally, including Best Technology Management Team Award from CSMOT (2006), Regional Winner Award from European Satellite Navigation Competition (2008), Best Innovation Enterprise Award from MOEA in both 2003 and 2010, Quanta Best Invention Award (2010, 2013) and Outstanding Alumni Award of IAA NCKU (2012) among many others.
    Dr. Chang's past projects, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the QRI research model, were published as business cases by Harvard Business School.
    Dr. Chang holds B.S. (88), M.S. (92) and Ph.D. (96) degrees, all from the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng-Kung University. Dr. Chang’s research interests now focuses on human centric innovation for better lifestyle through cloud computing and big data analytics.

  • Abel Chung, VARTA Microbattery
  • Mike Lee, Echowell

    Mike Lee, Echowell


    Mike Lee joins Echowell Electronic co., ltd. as a Technical Vice President (CTO) since 2009, Ph.D. Candidate in Tamkang University Department of Electrical Engineering. His main research interests include system design in wireless communication systems and body sensors. He involved low power system, high data rate transmission and system performance evaluation for various wireless communication systems developed over 20 years. A ultra-low power 12uW Heart Rate sense chip build by Mike Lee. Wearable ECG sensor application promotion right now.

  • Pierre Jallon, Movea
  • Wei Liang Lin, T.Ware

    Wei Liang Lin, T.Ware


    Wei Liang is an award-winning designer. With 9 years of multi-disciplinary experience in experience design, interaction design in the haptics technology field and industrial design, he leads the user experience and design team at T.Ware, where he shares his love for innovating interactive products with user empathy. Before he worked on the T.Jacket, Wei Liang was a design consultant and oversaw projects with Sara Lee, ST Electronics and OSIM International. Wei Liang has a Masters in Media Design from Keio University and has had a number of his works honored by Red Dot Design, Japan Design Foundation, CES, Microsoft and the Singapore Design Association.

  • Hugh Charles Smiddy, STMicroelectronics

    Hugh Charles Smiddy, STMicroelectronics


    Hugh Smiddy is Business Development Manager for Environmental Sensors at STMicroelectronics. Prior to this he was the Program Manager for MEMs manufacturing at STMicroelectronics in Singapore. After a BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Hugh Smiddy has held various engineering and managerial positions in both technical and commercial areas during his 20+ years in the semiconductor industry. Hugh Smiddy also obtained an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK.

  • Ryan Moore, HzO Inc.

    Ryan Moore, HzO Inc.


    Ryan Moore is the creative marketing manager at HzO, Inc. HzO is the creator of WaterBlock™, a nano-coating that protect electronic devices from liquid damage, including full submersion. Ryan comes from the world of advertising where he was an art director and designer at Ogilvy & Mather as well as other companies in various markets. A recipient of the Art Director’s Club Cube Award in 2010, Ryan is a graduate of Brigham Young University and works with his marketing team to continue to strategically bring the next generation of water protection to the world. Ryan currently resides in Utah with his wife and two daughters.

  • Daniel Lin, Ericsson

    Daniel Lin, Ericsson


    As a veteran in telecom industry for more than 15 years, Daniel Lin has been senior consultant of Ericsson Region North East Asia since 2011. In this role, he is responsible for customer engagement and development of business strategies, specializing in mobile broadband field. Before taking the current post, he had been Account Director of Ericsson Taiwan.

    Mr. Lin holds master degree in Telecom Management from Michigan State University.

  • Allen Wang, Telit

    Allen Wang, Telit


    Experience: 19 years in Cellular industrial
    2006 Nov – Present Telit Wireless Solutions Limited
    Country Manager, Taiwan and South East Asia for M2M module solutions
    2001 Dec – 2006 July Wavecom Asia Pacific Ltd Hong Kong
    Sales Manager, Taiwan for M2M module solutions
    2001 Feb - 2001 Dec Iconn Wireless Inc San Diego, USA
    Sales Manager, Taiwan for CDMA module solutions
    1999 Jan - 2001 Feb Mobilex, Inc San Diego /Taipei
    OEM Project Manager for Cellular phone
    1995 Apr -1998 Dec Cenozoices Enterprise Taipei, Taiwan
    Sales Manager for Cellular product
    1993 Jan -1995 Mar Mobilex Inc. Taipei, Taiwan
    IPO Manager for Cellular product
    1988 Jun -1992 Dec HomeCare Enterprise, Taipei, Taiwan
    Marketing Specialist for medical equipment

  • Peter Lemmens, imec Taiwan

    Peter Lemmens, imec Taiwan


    Peter Lemmens is the general manager of imec Taiwan. He has played a key role in establishing imec’s first R&D centre outside Europe and growing imec’s business scope in Taiwan by contributing more than 15 years of experience in bringing consumer electronics products to the market, from early research concept to mass production. Imec Taiwan licenses SOC IP and System solutions to fabless semiconductor and system integrator companies. Before joining imec, Peter has held several R&D management positions at Philips Electronics in Belgium, The Netherlands and Taiwan. He also served as a coordinator for FP7 research projects, in the area of technology aware design and multi-core embedded systems. He holds a master of science in industrial engineering, with a major in micro-electronics.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, 9th October 2013
9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:10 Keynote: Convergence Between Cloud, Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies
  Christian Stammel, CEO Wearable Technologies
10:30 Smarter Living on a Smarter Planet - Interaction of the Body with Connected Devices in Peoples Surroundings
  Wearable Sensors – The Next Wave in the Socialization of Sensors Hugh Charles Smiddy, Business Development Manager – Environmental Sensors, STMicroelectronics
  Cloud Computing - Standards, SLA and Certification Tobias Höllwarth, Vice-president EuroCloud Europe
  How Suitable Chip Technology Makes Your Wearable Device More Efficient Gary Lin, Sr. Field Application Engineer, Texas Instruments
  A New Perspective for Wearable Cloud Computing Dr. Ted Chang, CTO, Quanta Computer Inc.
12:00 Lunch Break
1:15 Connected Devices (m2m) - Stable Enablers for Major Wearable Technology Applications
  M2M and the Networked Society Daniel Lin, Senior Consultant, Ericsson Region North East Asia, Ericsson
  Device Connection: the Opportunities and Challenges Gary Yao, Industrial Observer
  Getting Your Device Connected Allen Wang, Country Manager Taiwan, Telit Communications
  Wearables: Humanizing the Digital World Pierre Jallon, Wearable & sports Products Manager , movea
2:30 Break
3:00 Smart Technologies for Smart Devices - Latest Technology Developments for Connected Devices
  Art to Experience, Design to Technology, Integration to Solution Steve Huang, Vice President, AiQ Smart Clothing
  The Era of Ubiquitious Sensing Has Arrived Peter Lemmens, General Manager, imec Taiwan
  The Right Energy Source for Wearable Technologies Abel Chung, Key Account Manager Taiwan, VARTA Microbattery
  Energy Harvesting Stephan Freese & Dr. Eugene Chang , Managing Director, Miniature Power Cells & General Manager, Innovation Spring Tech. Inc.
  The Next Generation of Water Protection in the Day in the Life of a Wearable Ryan Moore, Creative Marketing Manager, HzO Inc.
4:30 Wearable Technology Stars - Best practice: Examples for Wearable Devices
  A Wearable Haptic Platform for Sensory Overload Individuals Wei Liang Lin, Chief Innovation Officer, T.Ware
  Wearable ECG Sensor in Exercise and Healthcare Application Mike Lee, Echowell
5:30 Closing Remarks
5:45 Get-Together