FITBIT, DISNEY, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, MICROSOFT, NEST, TEAM SKY AND OTHER INDUSTRY LEADERS CONFIRMED
FOR THIRD WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW
25th January 2016: Senior executives from Microsoft, Disney, Jaguar Land Rover, Team Sky, Fitbit, Nest, IBM, British Gas, and GSK are just some of the big names speaking at the annual Wearable Technology Show, which takes place at London’s ExCeL on 15-16 March 2016.
These thought-leaders will join a stellar line up of high profile technology pioneers, visionaries and innovators at the event’s third outing, which features more than 120 exhibitors – of which many are launching products in Europe for the very first time, and a 9-track conference programme with over 200 speakers.
In addition to a number of keynote speeches, including Disney Research on the Smart Home Track and a Healthcare session from GlaxoSmithKline, the event will also feature exclusive speakers, including Simon Jones, Head of Innovation at Team Sky and former UK Coach of the Year, who will take part in a Sports Performance track session.
Another notable speaker is Dr Jerry Luo from the University of Southampton who will preview the ‘Smart’ Insole, a thin and flexible insole prototype that can harvest energy from walking, with every footstep powering a sensor to transmit 32 bytes of data wirelessly.
New for 2016 is IOT Connect, which is co-located alongside the Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality shows. Keynote speakers include Steve Dunbar, IoT Commercial Director at Microsoft, Francois Girodolle of connected home giant Nest, and Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder and Board Member of the IOT Council.
The following Keynotes are also confirmed:
- Ruud de Jonge, Evangelist, Microsoft
- Aleksandr Kuboskin Project Manager, Bosch Software Innovations
- Blaine Tookey, Digital Innovation Head, BP
- Julie Alexander, Director, Urban Development, Siemens Global Centre of Competence for Cities
- Kassir Hussain, Director of Connected Homes, Hive, A British Gas Innovation
- Martin Gale, CTO, IBM
- Radislav Potyrailo, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research
A full list of all other confirmed speakers can be found here: http://www.wearabletechnologyshow.net/Speakers2016.aspx
MEDIA BLAST: SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE WEARABLE AWARDS 2016
The shortlist for The Wearable Awards 2016 has been announced, with 64 companies battling it out over 11 categories. Three new awards have been created for 2016: Rising Star, IoT Connect and Smart Home. The Best AR company has also been widened to include VR.
The winners will be announced at 4.45pm on Tuesday 15 March on the main stage at The Wearable Technology Show (www.wearabletechnologyshow.net). The Business Start Up Competition, judged by the show’s panel of ‘dragons’ will be held at 2.00pm that day on the Business Start Up Stage.
The judging panel includes:
- Ken Blakeslee, chairman, Webmobility Ventures
- Alan Boyd, Associate, Chartered Patent Attorney, D Young & Co
- Saverio Romeo, Principal Analyst, Beecham Research
- Anastasia Emmanuel, GM EMEI, Born
- Randeep Wilkhu, Investment Director, DTSI
“The Wearable Awards 2016 seek to recognise the excellence in wearable, smart device and IoT innovation and identify the best innovators in the market. Last year, more than 200 entries were received across eight categories. For 2016 we have expanded the categories to reflect the interest and excitement in new technologies spanning differing sectors of product and service excellence,” said John Weir, COO, Wearable Technology Show.
“In the grand scheme of things, wearables and smart technology is still a very new market and we feel it’s important that, through the awards and the show, we are able to shine a light on those blazing a trail for its future.”
Business Start Up Award
Best Consumer Product
Crunchwear Editor’s Award
Smart Home Award
Overall Wearable Winner
Best AR/VR Company
“The Wearable Technology Show is the largest event of its kind in the world. Back for a third year running, this year’s event is bigger than ever with over 100 speakers from world-leading businesses, all discussing the past, present and future of Wearable Tech. With thought-leaders attending from industries including AR/VR, textiles, smart home, healthcare, performance sports, and mobile payment, retail and location, the show guarantees something for everyone,” comments John Weir, COO, Evolve Media Group.
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About The Wearable Technology Show
The Wearable Technology Show is the biggest event for wearables, augmented reality & IOT in the world. The conference programme has 12 different tracks offering delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry.
The Wearable Technology Show is co-located with the Augmented Reality Show
Press can register for the show at http://www.wearabletechnologyshow.net/press-registration