WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 AUSTRALIA

December 7-8, 2017
International Convention Centre , Sydney

The key streams of the event focus on wearables in safety, security, performance and transactions.

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Speakers 2017

  • Christian Stammel, WT | Wearable Technologies AG

    Christian Stammel, WT | Wearable Technologies AG


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

  • Dr John F Lambert, eHealth NSW

    Dr John F Lambert, eHealth NSW


    Dr John Lambert was appointed as eHealth NSW’s Chief Clinical Information Officer in 2014. As a practicing clinician with broad experience in digital solution development and a passion for designing solutions that help clinicians deliver better patient care, he was the standout choice for this inaugural position. Prior to his appointment, John was Medical Director of Intensive Care at Orange Health Service. He has a long history of contributing to major health projects including hospital redevelopments and clinical digital transformation programs, such as the Critical Care Advisory Service in Western NSW Local Health District.

    At eHealth NSW, John continues to focus on putting patients’ needs at the centre of digital healthcare, embedding human centred design methodologies throughout a design and build process that is built on a foundation of continual clinician engagement, ensuring optimal, safe use of all digital clinical solutions in NSW Health.

  • Gilles Novel, Wearify
  • Andrew Johnson, Australian Computer Society
  • Andrew Hayek, Ammo.co
  • Dr Ruth De Souza, North Richmond Community Health

    Dr Ruth De Souza, North Richmond Community Health


    Dr Ruth De Souza is a nurse, writer, speaker and researcher with a passionate interest in culture and health. She has combined her academic career with governance and community involvement. Ruth is currently developing a program of research exploring the potential of consumer health technologies such as fitness trackers and “wearables” to enhance health literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. She is a member of the Nurse Informatics Community of Interest (The Australian College of Nursing), Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA) and Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA).

  • Kiah Hickson, StartFizz.com

    Kiah Hickson, StartFizz.com


    The spark started at 14, hacking MySpace to out-glitter her friends. Something about the granularity of code would resurface in her 20’s.

    After realising her dreams weren’t being fulfilled and her inability to make animpact, and drawn by the endless possibilities of tech, Kiah quit the corporate world and sold everything she owned to learn code. This knowledge propelled her into a world where making a difference was possible.

    Kiah’s high impact project is her “Girl on Fire” LED wearables dress, which she uses to inspire young women to learn to code. The dress is also a gateway to Kiah’s vision of IoT wearables merging with the human body, breaking down disability barriers and access to technology.

    She is the founder of Australian startup resource StartFizz.com, leveraging knowledge acquired (sometimes the hard way) through past entrepreneurial projects.

  • Dr Liliana Laranjo, Centre for Health Informatics

    Dr Liliana Laranjo, Centre for Health Informatics


    Liliana Laranjo (MD MPH PhD) is a Medical Doctor and a Specialist in Family Medicine - General Practice. She has a Master of Public Health from Harvard University and a PhD in Medicine (Epidemiology). Liliana works at the Centre for Health Informatics, part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, at Macquarie University. Her current research focuses on the use of mobile health technologies and online social networks to promote behaviour change (e.g. increasing physical activity, modifying dietary habits, managing weight), with the aim of improving health outcomes.

  • Dirk Ullrich, Avanade

    Dirk Ullrich, Avanade


    Dirk is the Practice Lead for Immersive Technology for Avanade Australia specifically identifying and building innovative AR/VR applications and use cases leveraging experience design and design led thinking with a focus on distilling applications which drive efficiency, productivity or consumer and employee engagement across entertainment, manufacturing, mining, gas, utilities, healthcare and telecommunications. He recently lead the AR development for one of Australia’s largest telecommunications businesses and is running ideation sessions for a number of entertainment// and sporting companies around immersive storytelling, experiences, marketing and advertising to drive end user engagement.

  • Dr Lee Walsh, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    Dr Lee Walsh, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)


    Dr Lee Walsh is an electrical and computer systems engineer, and physiologist. He spent over a decade designing instruments and software for measuring human physiology and psychology, including some wearable devices. He currently leads a team of regulatory engineers in the Laboratories of the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

  • Kevin White, Collingwood Football Club

    Kevin White, Collingwood Football Club


    Kevin White is the head of conditioning & Sports Science at Collingwood Football Club after initially graduating BSc Hons Sport & Exercise Science at University of Limerick in Ireland (2010). For the past 7 years Kevin has been working in the sports science department at Collingwood FC developing new methods of quantifying a holistic load for effective individual player management. He has integrated GPS data analytics into the football program which facilitates programming, drill design, player positional profiling, rehab return to play and soft tissue injury risk.

    Kevin’s main area of expertise is in load management and looking more specifically at ways to better individualise programming across the 45 players. His passion lies within innovation, looking at finding better ways to use the correct data and educating coaches and players around what the data is really telling us. Kevin follows an ethos of “Art versus Science” in his foundations of programming at the football club.

  • Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, 776BC International

    Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, 776BC International


    fter being recruited by the Western Bulldogs in 1999, Cameron returned to rowing in 2001 with the goal of representing Australia at the Olympic Games. Cameron rowed for Victoria and Australia for over 12 years, winning multiple World Cup and World Championships medals. The highlight of Cameron's rowing career was competing at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, winning a SILVER IN THE MEN’S FOUR AT THE BEIJING OLYMPICS. Drawing on the knowledge gained from Cameron’s 15 years of training and competing as an elite athlete, Cameron co-foundered 776BC in 2013, with the focus on developing products to improve athletic performance.

  • Peter Colbert, Inamo

    Peter Colbert, Inamo


    Recovering engineer who decided to drop out of University and become an

    After working 4 years as an engineer at Honeywell, Peter left to become a sports agent and was instrumental in establishing surfing as a professional sport and in 1989 negotiated the sports’ first $1 million contract between Tom Carroll and Quiksilver. Peter was named by US Surfing Magazine as one of the 10 most influential people in professional surfing and by Australia’s Surfing Magazine as one of the top 50 who were changing the sport. Peter was also featured in publications such as The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and USA Today.

    Peter then went on to found the world’s first online sports registration and ticketing portal, SportsDNA, in 2000, though unfortunately the dot com bust followed soon thereafter and there was no funding available in the industry to continue.

    Peter went on to establish Travellersxpress that became the largest work and travel company. In 2010, Travellersxpress launched the industry’s first Visa Prepaid Travel Card in conjunction with Macquarie Bank and the Citibank Debit Card.

    This led to Peter founding The Card Group in 2012, which provided white label
    prepaid cards and reward solutions for its clients.

    In early 2016, Peter had a light bulb moment when he went surfing one day and didn’t have any money to pay for a coffee with friends afterwards. Peter applied his knowledge and experience in engineering, finance and prepaid cards to develop wearbale products; the first being the INAMO CURL, a waterproof payments solution that can be worn on a watch band, fitness band or other devices or jewellery. Peter is currently piloting the CURL with the full launch in Australia in time for summer and then intends to take it to the US market in 2018.


Thursday, 7th December 2017
09:30 Introduction and Welcome Keynote by Christian Stammel, CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies AG
10:00 Riding the Exponential Wave of Change
  Kaila Colbin, Australian Ambassador, Singularity University
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Healthcare and Wellness Part 1
  The Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare John Lambert, Chief Clinical Information Officer, eHealth NSW
  How Intelligent Hearables Will Drive The Future Growth of the Wearables Market Justin Miller, CEO & Co-Founder, Nuheara
  Complying with Wearable Health Device Regulation Lee Walsh, Senior Engineer, Laboratories, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Federal Department of Health
  Ask the Experts: How to Make eHealth Wearables Useful to Industry John Lambert, Chief Clinical Information Officer, eHealth NSW; Lee Walsh, Senior Engineer, Laboratories, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); Justin Miller, CEO & Co-Founder, Nuheara; Ruth De Souza, Stream Leader, Research, Policy and Evaluation, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, North Richmond Community Health
12:40 Networking Lunch
02:00 Healthcare and Wellness Part 2
  Cochlear Case Study: Engineering Industry Leading Wearable and Implantable Devices Simon Ward, Senior Manager, Mechanical & Sustaining Group, Sound Processors & Accessories, Cochlear
  Assessing the Effect of Common Wearable Devices on Physical Activity and Weight Management Dr Liliana Laranjo, Specialist in Family Medicine and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Health Informatics
  Develop Technologies and Applications that Can Change the World Ruth De Souza, Stream Leader, Research, Policy and Evaluation, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, North Richmond Community Health
03:00 Coffee Break
03:30 Sport and Performance
  AFL Case Study: How Collingwood are Using Data to Improve Player Performance Kevin White, Head of Conditioning and Sport Science, Collingwood Football Club
  International Case Study: Achieving Dream Team Results Phil Cheetham, Senior Sports Technologist, US Olympic Committee
  Panel Discussion – The Future of Sports Analytics Phil Cheetham, Senior Sports Technologist, US Olympic Committee; Kevin White, Head of Conditioning and Sport Science, Collingwood Football Club
Friday, 8th December 2017
09:00 Introduction and Welcome Keynote by Christian Stammel, CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies AG
09:30 Growing the Wearable Technologies Ecosystem
  Wearables in Australia – Where to From Here Gilles Novel, CEO, Wearify
  Innovation in Smart Devices and Their Effect on Wearable Technology Qaizar Hassonjee, CEO, Tilt Textiles (USA) - Former VP Innovation, Adidas Wearable Sports Electronics
  Panel Discussion: Growing the Wearable Technologies Ecosystem – A Design and Technology Based Approach Christian Stammel, CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies AG; Stuart Waite, Founder and CEO, Timpani; Gilles Novel, CEO, Wearify; Anuraj Gambhir, Director - Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Adjunct Faculty, S P Jain School of Global Management; Kiah Hickson, Founder, StartFizz.com
10:50 Coffee Break
11:10 Transactions and Payments
  Wearables in Payments – Are We Ready Lance Blockley, Managing Director and Payments Landscape Expert, The Initiatives Group
  Industry Presentation
  Working with Silicon Valley to Create Dynamic Payment Solutions Peter Colbert, Founder and CEO, INAMO
  Openloop – The Secret to Advancing Wearable Payments Andy White, COO, Australian Payments Network (Formerly APCA)
12:30 Lunch Break
01:30 Safety and Security Part 1
  How to Create Safe, Fully Automated Systems for All Heavy Industries Andrew Hayek, Co-Founder, Ammo.co
  Panel Discussion: Creating bespoke IoT networks with autonomous machines, humans and wearables James Mack, General Manager, M2M One; Andrew Hayek, Co-Founder, Ammo.co; Renaldo Gallis, VP Ecosystem and Marketing, Thinxtra
  Leveraging IoT Hyper-connectivity to Unlock WT’s Full Potential Andrew Johnson, CEO, Australian Computer Society
02:40 Coffee Break
03:10 Safety and Security Part 2
  Emerging Mega-Trends, New Paradigms: Visions of Future Mobility & Immersive User Experiences Anuraj Gambhir, Director - Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Adjunct Faculty, S P Jain School of Global Management
03:40 Wearable Innovation Showcase
4:10 Summary and Closing Remarks