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September 28-29, 2015
Pasadena convention center. Pasadena, CA
Wearable Tech & IoT LA, curated by industry experts come to LA this fall. With a full day of 20 dynamic keynotes, cutting-edge technologies, investment opportunities, wearable tech and IoT startups, and 50 speakers (experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, athletes (NBA, Baseball players, etc..)), Wearable Tech and IoT LA is the event of the year in Los Angeles.
Pioneers, thinkers, athletes and investors from entertainment, health, sports, fashion and IoT will join us to discuss how wearables are evolving and becoming an integral part of our life
Chris Gore, comedian, G4TV
Chris Gore is a comedian and writer who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show where he did the popular DVDuesday segment as well as film coverage. He is also the founder of Film Threat, the author of several movie books including the Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide and the writer/producer of the feature comedy My Big Fat Independent Movie. Chris has appeared as a film expert on MSNBC, E!, CNN, Reelz Channel and has also hosted shows on FX, Starz, IFC as well as G4TV’s Attack of the Show. As an author, Chris has written “The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made” (St. Martin’s Press) and “The Complete DVD Book” (Michael Wiese Publications). You can find Chris on Twitter @ThatChrisGore and on his site ThatChrisGore.com.
JP Labrosse, CEO, Founder, Chief Designer, STIR
JP is an executive leader, product designer, and technology innovator with a 20-year track record of impact and success. JP co-founded RayTracker, Inc., a solar tracking company, and served as Vice President and Head of Marketing, Product Development and Biz Dev. At RayTracker, JP led development of the company’s founding business plan, product strategy, and strategic partnerships. RayTracker was acquired by First Solar Inc., the world's largest solar company. The acquisition was broadly recognized as delivering one of the highest VC investor returns of any acquisition in the solar industry. Prior to joining the solar industry and co-founding RayTracker, JP worked at Apple where he was one of the first thirty-five employees of the iPod division, where he led the engineering development teams for two of the early iPod programs, the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Classic. Before Apple, JP was one of the first ten employees and Director of Business Development for a newspaper publishing startup in Silicon Valley, the Daily News Group, which he helped grow into the largest daily circulation of any newspaper in Palo Alto and the surrounding cities. The company was sold to Knight Ridder with an investor return of 100x. JP started his career leading successful startup companies at age 19, when he founded and ran a toy company in Palo Alto, CA. JP holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Ed Delahunty, Producer at Drone Dudes and Founder/President Of Media Giraffes LLC
Ed started his first tech when he was 22 out of Philadelphia and has since sold that company and moved on to the Production world in Los Angeles. Flying drones for over 8 years Ed has now completed and continues to work for very top tier companies: Youtube, Google, Microsoft, Tesla, The FBI, and many more. Accumulating over 150,000,000 million views on youtube alone in 2015 on various projects, Ed is one of the leaders in robotic and aerial cinematography.
Gerald “Jerry” J. Wilmink, PhD MBA, WiseWear
Jerry, who is the CEO of WiseWear, is a high octane PhD-turned-entrepreneur who gets things done and never gives up. Fueled by inspiration, workouts, and daily shots of espresso he is dedicated to empowering people with the tools that they need to live a happy, healthy & productive life. Jerry has 15 years of experience as a thought leader, inventor, start-up business consultant for Venture Capital firms, and program manager for the DoD SBIR program. Jerry has several patents pending worldwide, has published 55 manuscripts, book chapters, invited review articles, and has delivered 70 keynote presentations. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt U., and his MBA from McCombs School of Business, U. of Texas at Austin.
Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies,Inc
Dirk Ahlborn started his career in 1993 as an investment specialist in Germany. After moving to Italy in 1997 he founded several companies in the alternative energy and interior design space. Since 2009 he is a part of the Girvan Institute of Technology a non-profit business incubator for start-up tech companies funded by NASA. He co-founded and become CEO of Jumpstarter in 2013, a company which provide crowdsourcing tecchnology. He is also the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc, a project initiated by Elon Musk and incubated using JumpstartFund's crowd collaboration process, which is developing a high speed, intercity transporter using a low pressure tube train which would reach a top speed of 800 miles per hour (1,300 km/h) with a yearly capacity of 15 million passengers.
Alex Kavanagh, Founder of DroneGear
Australian native and Founder of DroneGear, one of the Largest independent drone social networks online, Alex's love for drones started 5 years ago on a trip to New York and was inspired by an aerial cinematographer that captured his attention. As carpenter/builder/designer by trade for 10 years, Alex is a natural building, flying, and working with drones. He could not stop leaning towards photography and videography and took all the photos of the houses on completion eventually leading to his transition as a full time Drone enthusiast/pilot. His passion is sharing drone content online and jumping in front of the camera to do a review or interview. DroneGear’s aim is to provide followers with drone news, content from fellow pilots, reviews on products from leaders in the Industry. Alex has Piloted jobs for Youtube, Google, BMW, and Volvo just to name a few.
Daniel Obodovski, Founder and Managing Director of Diosys Technologies LLC
Daniel is Founder and Managing Director of Diosys Technologies LLC, and Managing Partner of DND Ventures LLC. In 2013 Daniel co-authored "The Silent Intelligence: the Internet of Things", a book about an upcoming technology revolution, together with Daniel Kellmereit of Detecon USA. Daniel’s passion is helping companies and individuals realize their dreams of commercially launching new technologies, products and ideas. Daniel has been advising large companies, such as Samsung, and small ones on business development strategy with connected devices. Prior to launching his own companies, Daniel was Director of Business Development at Qualcomm, where he led the commercial launch of multiple M2M products and businesses. Prior to that, Daniel was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Motorola Germany. In 2011 Daniel co-founded, and currently co-chairs, M2M Special Interest Group at CommNexus San Diego. Currently he also curates TEDx San Diego. Daniel holds an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina in cooperation with Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, as well as a Master’s degree from the Moscow State Lomonosov University
Barbara Bickham, Business Strategist
Barbara Bickham is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Brainitch. She has 26+ years of Technology, Strategy, Fundraising, Digital/Mobile and Entrepreneurial Experience. Before coming to Brainitch, Ms. Bickham was the Director of Engineering for Flexeye where she architected, designed and coded the 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor Award Winning REST API for their Internet of Things Platform eyehubiot.com. Ms. Bickham founded TechGenii, Inc., a digital strategy company and Wilderforex.com, a Forex Software company. Ms. Bickham has worked for Thinque Systems, RAND, Network Associates, St. Jude Medical, Xerox, and US. Robotics. Ms. Bickham also has 4+ years experience preparing and evaluating companies for private equity or venture capital financing. She founded an investment association connecting Southern California businesses with venture funding. Success includes raising $15MM funding for Rififi, a film, game and digital studio. She has spoken worldwide on venture capital, business strategy, fund-raising trends, digital strategy. She is on the Advisory Board of the MIND Institute and a Mentor for Springboard Enterprises. She is a graduate of the New Entrepreneur’s Program from the University of Chicago, has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from West Coast University and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Beverly Macy, Founder and CEO Gravity Summit LLC, Strategic Advisory Services
A recognized influencer and thought-leader in emerging technology, media trends, Internet of Things, Big Data and more, Beverly Macy draws on her experience as author, educator and industry expert on the evolution of social and digital media to help organizations, brands, and individuals build effective digital business strategies to succeed in today’s globally connected business climate. She is the co-author of The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing, a critical best-selling business book for understanding digital and social media to strengthen or redefine a brand, listen to what customers think, need, and want, and effectively measure efforts. This ground-breaking book is now used in over 20 universities and is on the shelves of many corporate libraries. Beverly is an educator at UCLA Extension and the MEMES Center for UCLA Anderson School of Management, as well as Kelley School of Business, UI. She was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Instructor Award in 2010. She is one of the most highly rated instructors at UCLA Extension. She is a respected and highly-sought after professional speaker on real-time digital media strategy, big data and analytics, and marketing and branding. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Toyota, The Walt Disney Company, Xerox Corporation, United Healthcare, Qualcomm, Boeing, Weber Shandwick, Aston Martin, and more. She spent over a decade at Xerox Corporation as an executive, where she received top honors for sales and marketing efforts
Tania Damha, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Founder IoT LA & OC
Tania likes to do things a bit different. So the same counts for writing her bio. She is an entrepreneur, innovator, super connector, lateral thinker & founder of IoT LA & IoT OC. Her motto in life is “Ginesthoi”. This word was written by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra on a strip of papyrus and it means “make it happen.” In her free time she enjoys taking science classes, cooking colorful dishes and going to conferences to meet interesting people. She lived in Europe, Africa and the United States. She speaks several languages and is passionate about technology, people, great food, art and progress.
Dr. Diva Tommei, CEO, Solenica
Diva studied Biotechnology as an undergrad and went on to get a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge. During her PhD she was accepted at Singularity University, a program sponsored by NASA and Google on exponential technologies addressing the biggest world challenges. Diva started her tech entrepreneurial career by co-founding several biotech startups and went on to co-found and run Solenica as CEO. Solenica is a hardware startup that enhances the health and comfort of your indoor environments with a family of connected and beautiful Italian designer devices. This family of devices will completely reshape the way you experience your indoors by supplementing and enhancing your environments with natural elements from the outdoors and generating completely novel indoor data. The first of the Solenica product is "Lucy", a solar powered smart heliostat that redirects sunlight into homes and offices reducing the need for artificial light and providing exposure to healthy natural light. Diva is also a member of the Women in Aerospace association and has been elected Honorary Member of the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club. She is also the 2015/2016 Curator for the Global Shapers Hub in Rome, a World Economic Forum community of young social innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists.
Eiji “A.G.” Morishita, CEO of Genius Squared, Founder of the Movement Makers Mastermind
Eiji "A.G." Morishita is CEO of Genius Squared and Founder of the Movement Makers Mastermind. His mission is to empower leaders to Make Movements That Matter to impact millions. Eiji currently advises companies and clients to create a movement beyond the tipping point from early adopters to the early and late majority. His experience started early being born into the Sushi movement as pioneers in the 60's and the tipping point in 80's moving into the early and late majority in the 90's and as a follower from the ideation of the Guatemala Bottle School Project creating dozens of schools made out out of bottles giving kids a place to study, sleep, and play in the rainforest. Through his clients, some of the projects he advises on are creating movements in education and training for minority women, veterans transition program, PTSD, suicide/depression. His current and past clients include NY Times Best Sellers, World Champion Athletes, top leaders in business and the military. Went to University of California at Berkeley for undergraduate studies in Economics. Eiji has spoken in front of MBA students at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He and his businesses have been featured in LA Times and NY Times, CBC-TV Canada, FOX, and ABC World News Tonight.
Dan Isaacson, Fitness Guru & President of Sports Management International, Inc.
Dan Isaacson’s scientifically-based fitness training program helped set the standard for celebrity trainers and the personal training business. He is an author, product innovator, and celebrity spokesperson, and is a true pioneer of the current multi-million dollar personal training industry. For over 30 years Dan has worked on many high profile films and television productions, consulting with and training the biggest stars in the world including; Billy Crystal, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Anne Hathaway, Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton John, Shari Belafonte, Denzel Washington, Andy Garcia, Michael Keaton, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Perry, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dan has been a trusted television expert with a variety of industry affiliations including ABC’s Good Morning America, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures. His time-tested training methods and program, based on research and standards set by the academic community in personal training, created the first science-based personal training program used on film studio lots in Hollywood. Dan continues to educate and set a global standard for preventative healthcare by promoting and creating sustainable nutrition and fitness lifestyles for kids, active seniors, and people of all ages! Dan is available for public speaking engagements as well as product endorsements
Mark Meyers, Founder, President & CEO, Spiral Toys
Combining a passion for building human connections through technology with years of experience in the entertainment industry was what led Mark Meyers to found Spiral in 2011. Spiral Toys uses innovative technology to make it easy for entertainment device manufacturers to make their products smart, fun and mobile-connected. Currently, the company offers CloudPets™, a line of stuffed animals that are enabled with Bluetooth Smart technology, allowing children and parents or grandparents to send messages to one another while they’re apart. More apps and IoT technologies are in the works. Spiral Toys is dedicated to coming up with new ways of fun and interaction in our expanding digital world. Prior to Spiral, Meyers was the vice president of Interactive Studios at The Walt Disney Company, where he developed and launched several key interactive franchises for the company. He was also a senior executive at Sony Computer Entertainment and at Midway Games.
Syuzi Pakhchyan, User Experience Lead, Boston Consulting Groups Digital Ventures
Syuzi Pakhchyan is a user experience designer and author with a passion for crafting products and experiences for next generation wearable technologies. After receiving her MFA from the Art Center College of Design, she authored "Fashioning Technology" the first DIY book on interactive fashion, and began a design and innovation consulting studio. Currently she works as an User Experience Lead at Boston Consulting Groups Digital Ventures where she leads teams in designing products that blend human-centered design with research, insights and strategy. In 2014, Syuzi was Intel’s Technologist in Residence at Art Center College of Design where she worked to produce events and happenings that encourage conversations around the future of wearable technology. As a leading expert in her field, she chronicles the constantly evolving developments in wearable technology on her blog, fashioningtech.com. Syuzi has been sharing her insight and vision for wearable technology at leading industry conferences including SXSW, Wearable Tech Expo, and the more recently at MAGIC. Her work has also been exhibited at various events including V & A Museum (London), Eyebeam, A & D Museum (Los Angeles), the Fashion Future Event, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, South by Southwest, Maker Faire and Emerging Technologies Conference.
Rob Maigret, Chief Creative Officer, Sphero
Rob Maigret is an entertainment technologist and executive mentor who currently holds the position of Chief Creative Officer at Sphero, the leaders in Connected Play. Prior to Sphero, he was SVP of Global Creative at Disney Interactive, the digital entertainment and games segment of The Walt Disney Company. While at Disney, he also started Disney Interactive Labs, which are currently responsible for harnessing emerging technologies to develop products aimed at enhancing Disney’s online and mobile experiences – including the freshly-relaunched Disney.com. Rob entered the Disney ranks through the acquisition of DigiSynd in 2008, a company that he co-founded and was the president and CTO of.
Andy Wilson, CEO & Founder, Rexter & Councilmember, City of Pasadena
Andy is the founder of Rexter (www.rexter.com), a Pasadena-based SaaS company focused on enhancing sales team effectiveness by applying automation to turn connectivity into productivity. Previously, as founder of Momentum Ventures, he led more than a half dozen SoCal tech start-ups and invested in 10 others. In addition to being the CEO/Founder of Rexter, Andy currently serves on multiple corporate boards and advisory boards for SoCal tech companies. He has extensive board experience in not for profit/community organizations and is co-founder & co-chairman of the Innovate Pasadena (www.innovatepasadena.org) which is dedicated to advancing the San Gabriel Valley area as a vibrant technology innovation hub. He also recently became a member of the Pasadena City Council, so he can better engage local government in the innovation movement. Andy holds an engineering degree from Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Harvard
Kenny Mathers, Senior Director of Developer Relations, MediaTek Labs
Kenny Mathers is the Senior Director of Developer Relations for MediaTek Labs. As an integral part of this key initiative for MediaTek, Mathers and his team work with developers and makers worldwide to ensure they have all the necessary tools, resources, and support to build cutting-edge IoT and wearable devices and services on top of MediaTek’s LinkIt platform. This work helps to support a program that has already seen three major milestones since its launch just six months ago: the launch of the LinkIt Connect 7681 development platform, the addition of MediaTek Labs Cloud Sandbox and the Labs Partner Connect program. As an industry veteran, Mathers has more than 19 years of developer-facing experience in the wireless and video game industries. Prior to joining MediaTek, Mathers founded Axis Shift, an independent, casual games developer focused on mobile and tablet devices. To date, Axis Shift has published more than 100 games on the iOS and Android platforms. His corporate experience includes work with both startups and multinational organizations, such as McCann Erickson, Sony PlayStation, Motorola, JAMDAT Mobile, and Nokia. He has managed the launch of numerous global video game brands, including the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon franchises, before turning his attention to the wireless industry where he held business development roles with Nortel Networks and Motorola. During an eight year career at Nokia, Kenny lead developer relations across the APAC region before relocating to the Bay Area to be Nokia’s Global Head of Developer Programs and Monetization. Mathers also advises startups in the wireless and games industries. Mr. Mathers has a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Stafford University in the UK. He is married with four children and has a passion for Liverpool FC.
Cole Hershkowitz, CEO, Chai Energy
Cole Hershkowitz's career was born at the crossing of technology, liberal arts, and sustainability. Cole founded Chai Energy, a company that uses energy data and an intuitive user experience to show homeowners exactly where they are wasting money on their utility bill and what they can do to curb that waste. Chai has partnered with some of the largest corporations in the world to bring it's product to the masses. As Chai's CEO Cole oversees technical development, product direction, fundraising, and partnerships. At Chai, Cole has brought 4 distinct products to market, patented deep machine learning technology used to decipher energy data, and raised over a million dollars from venture investors in support of technical development. Previous to Chai, Cole led Caltech's Solar Decathlon team to a second place win in the Engineering category with an incredibly innovative smart home system that was years ahead of its time. The home featured a first of it's kind gestural home control system that would use Machine Vision and 3d maps to allow homeowners to turn off appliances with a simple point. Cole also spent time at Southern California Edison working not he Smart Grid Deployment and time at Alsop-Louie Partners learning about Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship.
Rob Anderson, Senior in Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
Rob Anderson is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Caltech. He is passionate about sustainability, entrepreneurship and basketball. While at Caltech, Rob has started a student Formula SAE Electric team to develop a completely electric small-style formula one vehicle that aims to innovate and promote a next generation of vehicles. The team hopes to use this vehicle as a platform to develop new smart monitoring systems to track and control energy usage, vehicle performance, and even autonomous operation. Additionally at Caltech, Rob is a senior captain for the Division III basketball team and was recognized on court at the NCAA Final Four for his work in the Pasadena community on sustainability. After his sophomore year, Rob worked for the local Pasadena company, Materia, as a research and development process engineer intern on composite materials. This past summer, he interned as a design and manufacturing engineer for Microsoft. After his undergraduate degree, Rob aims to earn his Master’s degree in Engineering and an MBA.
Davide Vigano, cofounder and CEO, Sensoria Inc.
Davide Vigano' is cofounder and CEO of Sensoria Inc. The vision of the company is “The Garment is the Computer®”. Sensoria designs and develops bio-sensing wearable devices that improve people's lives. Davide is a former Microsoft Executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and extensive product management experience. Joined the Mac Works, Mac Office teams in 1987 and more recently served as General Manager of the Health Solutions Group where he was in charge of marketing and product strategy for both HealthVault and the Amalga product lines. He acted as Vice President of the Worldwide SMSP Medium Business division which he grew 18% YOY to over $14B. Davide brought the Italian Microsoft Business and Enterprise operations to number one in the world for contribution margin, $1B in revenues, 6th largest subsidiary overall
Andrew Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Technical Supervisor, Mirada Studios
Andrew Cochrane is a filmmaker currently working at Mirada - an independent studio co-founded by Guillermo del Toro. As a Digital Director and Technical Supervisor, Andrew offers a unique blend of creativity and technical savvy. He is also a leader in Mirada's exciting digital/interactive group, which focuses on combining the company's passion for storytelling with new forms of immersion and interaction. Andrew is very involved in the growing virtual reality space, making content for Google Carbdoard, and GearVR, and PC-based HMD's. He is experimenting with new techniques for storytelling using these new technologies, and recently completed the first VR app to seamlessly integrate CGI, live-action, and realtime rendering into a single experience for Google. He also just completed overseeing The Strain VR, an immersive cinema 4D experience that was released at Comic-Con 2015. His credits include directing numerous commercials for clients such as Barco, Google, VIZIO, Target, LG, and Disney. He was also a director and creative technical supervisor on the iPad App "Cornelia Funke's MirrorWorld" which won a Cannes Silver Lion for "Best Visual Design/Aesthetic." Additionally, he served as a technical lead for many exciting interactive projects that used techniques such as projection mapping, dataviz and the world's first WebGL interactive music video. Concurrently, he has worked on numerous independent projects. In 2002, he formed The AV Club Productions, which is a production company and multimedia collaborative for filmmakers that focuses on live experiences and new media projects. The AV Club was feat
Alice Taylor, Founder/CEO of MakieLab
Alice is the founder/CEO of MakieLab, a smart toys company HQ’d in London, and the creators of Makies, the world’s first 3D Printed toy at retail. Makies are award-winning, fully customisable, 3D printed dolls created by their individual owners via apps and games. MakieLab is now also working on its second product, as well as developing new IP with global media partners. Alice won two of the Hospital Club 100 prizes in 2014 (Creative Entrepreneur category and Games/Tech category), and also won the Rising Star Inventor of the Year at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2014. Previous to MakieLab, Alice was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where she commissioned multiple award-winning games and media for kids & teens, winning awards that included two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Alice was also Develop magazine's Game Publishing Hero, 2010. Pre Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles. Alice currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Cory, and her 7 year old daughter, Poesy (the inspiration for Makies!). She has served on the Board of UKIE, and Develop, is a long-running judge for BAFTA games and the Independent Games Festival.
Joe Rogowski, NBPA (NBA Player association), Director of Sports Medicine & Research
Joe Rogowski is entering his first year as Director of Sports Medicine for the players association following ten seasons in the NBA . Following seven seasons as the Strength and Conditioning Coach / Athletic Trainer with the Orlando Magic, he worked the last two seasons with the Houston Rockets as their Director of Science and Research. Rogowski was also the president of the NBA Strength Coaches Association, and coordinated the annual NBA Strength Coaches Association Educational Conference. The NCAA appointed Rogowski to its cardiac task force because of his unique research in the area of athlete cardiac physiology. In addition, Rogowski participated in the 2012 London Olympics as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Great Britain Basketball. During the offseason, Rogowski presents on several strength and conditioning topics at various conferences, both nationally and internationally. He is a published author who co-wrote several articles for both The Journal of Strength & Conditioning and The Journal of Athletic Training. In 2013, he co-authored the book "Conditioning and Strength for Human Performance." This past winter he was a panelist at the MIT Sloan Conference discussing current trends in sports science. Rogowski, originally from Chicago, graduated from DePauw University with a degree in sports medicine and athletic training. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Central Florida in the field of exercise physiology. Rogowski is certified in both ATC/L and CSCS. Before working with the NBA, he worked with several other sports organizations including the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, MLS’s Chicago Fire. Rogowski is married to Diana Lopez, an Olympic and World medalist in Taekwondo, and they have a daughter, Liliana Marie.
Phillip Leclair, Chief Information Officer, The City of Pasadena
Phillip Leclair is the Chief Information Officer for the City of Pasadena and is responsible for leading innovation initiatives through use of technology, creating new online and mobile service delivery models, and maintaining efficient and effective IT operations. Prior to joining the City of Pasadena, Phillip was an IT consultant focused on the public sector and held positions with the City of New York Department of Finance managing multiple system implementations.
Nikhil Jain, co-founder, Oben
Nikhil Jain is the co-founder of Oben in Pasadena, CA. Oben brings artificial intelligence closer to everyone using human's voiceprint with deep learning techniques. Oben will enable any smart device, IoT and app to speak a human-sounding voice of consumer's choice in any language. Previously Nikhil was a manager with Kaiser Permanente IT. Nikhil received an MBA from USC.
Nardo Manaloto, Chief Product Officer, Beyond Limits
Nardo Manaloto is a healthcare technology executive with 22+ years of management and consulting experience in solving healthcare challenges using innovation, user centered design, and business, service and technology architectures. Nardo had worked in many areas in healthcare from the health plan, provider, hospital, patient, consumer and community point of view. Nardo’s core competency is in platform or eco-system design and product design and development to solve challenging and complex systemic issues in healthcare. Nardo also had won several healthcare innovation awards for solution spanning the areas of secure messaging, communication and social collaboration, mobile applications, complex clinical and business systems and virtual care. For the last five years, Nardo had worked on several AI based products including virtual humans, artificial general intelligence (AGI) and natural language understanding and processing (NLU/NLP) and is very familiar current capabilities, limitations and trends . His current position at Beyond Limits, an exclusive AGI technology commercialization arm of Caltech/JPL, gives him the opportunity to work with world class scientists who are experts in solving highly complex problems.
Lior Akavia, CEO, Seebo
Lior is a driven entrepreneur and passionate about connecting the virtual world to physical objects. He is CEO of Seebo, an IoT software platform that enables companies to develop and launch smart products with its cutting-edge tools and breakthrough technology (www.seebo.com). Prior to co-founding Seebo, he successfully launched Playfect with his brother Liran, which was acquired in 2012. At 18 he completed his bachelor's degree in computer science from Ha'Universita Ha'Petuha and went on to earn an MBA from Tel Aviv University, leading multiple large-scale R&D projects in between. Originally from Tel Aviv, Lior now lives in San Francisco.
Adam Zheng, co-founder, Oben
Adam Zheng is the co-founder of Oben in Pasadena, CA. Oben brings artificial intelligence closer to everyone using human's voiceprint with deep learning techniques. Oben will enable any smart device, IoT and app to speak a human-sounding voice of consumer's choice in any language. Previously Adam was a venture partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Adam received a Ph.D. in transportation systems from UC Davis and a Master of Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Matt Borzage, co-founder and Head of Business Development of SynTouch
Matt is a co-founder of SynTouch and has been instrumental in developing the business framework for the company and coordinating its grants and contracts. His graduate education in biomedical engineering and experience in medical device engineering and sales give him unique insights into applications of SynTouch's technology. As Head of Business Development, Matt enjoys speaking with global leaders in robotics and prosthetics to explore how tactile sensing can enable their key applications.
Gabe Grifoni, CEO and Co-Founder, Rufus Labs
Gabe has had a passion for creating all his life. He grew up working in his grandfathers hardware store where he had access to every material imaginable to build and reimagine anything he could think up. When he was 10, he debuted his 9V battery powered hairdryer. While it was great in concept, his mother was clearly unimpressed by the power output (and had to buy a new hairdryer). After spending his ﬁrst two years in college as a computer engineer, he eventually switched majors and graduated with a BS in business. Gabe brings a strong technical knowledge, leadership skills, and an exhausting drive to create great products to the team at Rufus Labs. A team with which he could not have gotten here without.
Paul Robbins, Director of Elite Performance, STATS LLC
Paul Robbins is one of the country’s leading experts on cardiovascular programming and metabolic assessments. Robbins has worked with some of the world’s largest metabolic companies on product design and programming. He then developed the cardio programs and VO2 assessment programs for Athletes’ Performance and their new corporate division, Core Performance. Athletes’ Performance clients include thousands of professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and MLS, while Core Performance worked clients such as Intel and Google. Paul has worked with and has developed his programs with professional and national teams around the world and brought this knowledge to Adidas to help in the first phases of MiCoach®. Through STATS, he now works with a variety of tracking and monitoring systems in the NBA, NFL and university market.
Sugath Warnakulasuriya, entrepreneur, strategic advisor and investor
Sugath Warnakulasuriya is passionate about transforming the way people live, work, and play by combining breakthrough technology with world-class design. He is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor and investor currently working with Enterprises as well as startups across a broad range of industries. He previously built and served as the CEO of 10EQS ('Ten X'), and was co-founder and CTO of eLink Commerce. As a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co and independently, he has helped Fortune 500 companies pursue new ventures, design and launch major products, and develop and execute high-profile market initiatives. As a part of Sand Hill and Pasadena Angels, he currently invests in game-changing startup teams and concepts. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and MS/BS in Computer Science from USC.
Julian Sarmiento, Visual Effects and Special Projects Supervisor, Mirada Studios
Julian Sarmiento, Visual Effects and Special Projects Supervisor started his careers 15 years ago in the entertainment industry. Since then he has contributed in multiple areas of computer graphics to some of Hollywood biggest blockbusters. His work can be seen in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Terminator Salvation, Oscar winner- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Animated films: Beowulf, Monster House, The Polar Express, Oscar nominated- I, Robot and Gullermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim to mention a few. His background as a technical creative artist has led him to some interesting roles in areas of technology and innovation. This worked as a perfect platform for his work in interactive media (VR / AR). For the last past 3 1/2 years he has been working at Guillermo Del Toro's, creative production house Mirada Studios, where he had the chance to immerse himself in the world of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed reality while staying in the heart of Hollywood and true to Mirada's story telling DNA. One of his major roles is to research, development and explore new technologies with interactive media in mind.
Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA
Ashley Crowder is a driven visionary who leverages her engineering and event production experience to guide VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development. She co-founded VNTANA in 2012 with the goal of allowing artists to play multiple venues at the same time. Since then VNTANA has created the first scalable, affordable and interactive hologram system, which has been used by major brands including Microsoft, Nokia and Kia Motors. Prior to co-founding VNTANA she graduated from USC with a bachelors and masters in engineering and gained valuable manufacturing experience at Gulfstream, Northrop Grumman and BP. She also gained experience in event production at MTV Networks in Los Angeles and INCA Productions in London, planning events to be executed in multiple countries. As VNTANA’s CEO, she continues to push the boundaries of virtual reality to create innovative brand experiences. About VNTANA – VNTANA connects and enhances the world’s experiences through patented hologram technology. From fully-controllable life-size avatars to simultaneous global performances from the world’s top artists, VNTANA’s technology creates the most engaging and realistic holographic experiences in the world. VNTANA offers the most scalable, affordable, and advanced hologram system on the market. Their product offering includes hologram systems, content creation and production services. VNTANA’s technology has been used by big name brands, such as Kia, Microsoft and Nokia. VNTANA is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with offices in Seoul, South Korea. The company can be found on the web at www.VNTANA.com, and its corporate blog at blog.VNTANA.com.
John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong Industries
John Underkoffler is founder and CEO of Oblong Industries, developer of the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment and the Mezzanine system for conferencing and collaboration used today by firms ranging from Boeing to Beats Music. Oblong's technological trajectories build on fifteen years of foundational work at the MIT Media Laboratory, where John was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. John was a science advisor to films including ‘Minority Report’, ‘The Hulk’ (A.Lee), ‘Aeon Flux’, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, and ‘Iron Man’. His speech at TED on the future of human computer interface has generated more than 1.4M views. In 2015 John won the National Design Award for Interaction Design; examples of his work are now a part of the Smithsonian archive. John serves as adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts; on the 5D Conference advisory board; on the National Advisory Council of Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hill, MI; on MIT's Visiting Committee; and on the Board of Directors of the E14 Fund in Cambridge, MA.
Barry Sandrew, Ph.D, Founder & CEO, Augmented Vision Works (AVW)
Barry Sandrew, Ph.D. is Founder and CEO of Augmented Vision Works (AVW), the script to screen design and production leader of high volume, high quality augmented reality visual and audio content for entertainment, marketing, high tech services and education. Dr. Sandrew is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, digital imaging expert and visual effects pioneer with over 18 patents and 25 years of feature film and TV accomplishments including productions for all 6 major Hollywood studios, 3 major television networks and many cable channels. A startup maven, Dr. Sandrew was founder of three market leader feature film production studios that became gold standards for color visual effects, paperless animation, digital animated feature film production and 2D to 3D conversion. A calculated risk taker Sandrew transitioned from a professional career in academia and neuroscience at Harvard to become a successful startup entrepreneur and large-scale production management specialist and disruptive software developer.
Dr. Sonia Sousa, CEO and Co-‐founder, Kenzen inc
Sonia Sousa, before founding Kenzen Inc., served as GM for the Bio-‐Product division at Solazyme, where she contributed to the firm’s successful IPO and orchestrated the 8X expansion of the bio-‐products business from one to multiple product lines, increasing revenue from $20M to $160M. She introduced the Algenist skincare line that generated $8.5M in revenue in its first year. At Agilent Technologies, Sonia was responsible for a new business unit that extended product lines into mobile wireless devices, smart sensors, lab-‐on-‐a-‐chip, and data analytics and predictive models. She was part of the team that recommended the acquisition of Varian Inc. for $1.5B as a strategy to leapfrog into Molecular Spectroscopy. At DuPont, Sonia grew the business from $30 to $100MM. She also held strategic marketing and product development roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Sonia has extensive experience in technology; she was DuPont’s Global R&D director responsible for business innovation, expanding current business into adjacent markets. Sonia created new business models for the R&D division that increased division capability while reducing the budget by 42 percent; these changes yielded returns of $4 for each $1 spent, with an NPV of $127M Sonia has over 15 issued and pending patents in photonics, predictive models, lasers, spectroscopy, CCD sensors, and renewable performance polymers, in the United States and worldwide. She has an MBA from Pepperdine University, a PhD in Photonics and Neural Networks from Utah State University, and a BS in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Corey Herscu, President, Herscu & Goldsilver
Corey is a modern technology expert who has emerged as a leading name in techno-journalism and public relations. His on-air appearances have cemented him as a go-to for technology reviews, predictive technology insights and to cogently translate what the ever changing face of technology means for the average consumer. When is he not growing Herscu & Goldsilver, he can be found working on other side projects or cutting a rug on the dance floor.
Jon Healey, Editorial staff, LA Times
Jon Healey is a member of the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times, which means he is one of a nameless, faceless group writing screeds that, technically speaking, reflect the views of the publisher (whoever that happens to be at the time). His main contributions to the editorial page are pieces about intellectual property, technology, the economy, regulation, and general business issues. He also writes for two of The Times’ blogs, Tech Now (infequently) and Opinion L.A. (all too often). Prior to his joining the editorial board, Healey covered technology news for The Times, the San Jose Mercury News and various other publications.
Sky Christopherson, World’s record holder in Cycling, Olympic athlete, entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, public speaker
Called a 'Wunderkind' by The New York Times, and recently voted 5th nationwide in 'Top 40 under 40 in Healthcare Innovation', Sky is a current world record holder and was a member of the U.S. Cycling Team's 'Project 96' prior to the 1996 Olympics. Frustrated by the rampant doping culture in cycling, Sky retired after the 2000 Olympics and dedicated his career in search for a better solution. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using a digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol, with the previous holder of the record receiving a lifetime ban for drugs. This experiment was the genesis of OAthlete's first project that helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics, receiving international media and featured in the documentary film 'Personal Gold (2015)'. Sky has been a featured speaker at health and technology conferences ranging from The New York Digital Health Conference with Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, Verizon Healthcare & Life Science Summit, TEDx, Quantified Self, Consumer Electronics Show, and others. Sky will be speaking at selectevents in 2015.
Emmanuel Itier, Hollywood Movie Producer
An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed the thriller ‘Tell me no Lies’ (2000) and the horror film ‘Scarecrow’ (2002). He completed in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and with Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and many others worldwide peace activists. Emmanuel also produced the films ‘Wildflower’ (1999) and ‘Scarecrow Slayers’ (2003) among other pictures. He also acted as a co-producer and financing consultant: ‘Johnny Mnemonic’, ‘Another 9 1/2 weeks’, ‘Shattered Image’ (1998), ‘The Dentist’ (1996), and ‘Progeny’(1999). In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which entered the Festival circuit in 2014. He also directed and co-wrote an action picture for The Asylum: ATTILA with ultimate fighter star Cheik Kongo. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and the internet for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for various French Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. He grew up in France and moved in the USA twenty five years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Finally Emmanuel Itier released in late 2013 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned several Awards around the World. Mr. Itier is now directing five documentaries in order to keep making Peace, One movie at a time. This new series is called The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a Conscious Humanity.
Guy Bendov , CEO Side-kick games
Guy Bendov is a co-founder and the CEO of Side-kick Games, a developer and publisher of cutting edge games. Since 2010 Side-kick worked with Square ENIX, DeNA, Intel, Disney, Oculus, Samsung and other leading entertainment companies and provided cutting edge games for Mobile, VR and motion platforms. Guy is an interactive entertainment serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. Prior to Side-kick, Guy founded Double Fusion, a leader in the in-game advertising space, Cellular Magic and Click! Online, a casual games studio. In 2007, Guy founded GameIS, the Israeli games association.
Anouk Wipprecht, Artist & Fashion Tech expert
Dutch based designer Anouk Wipprecht is a rising star in the emerging field of “fashionable technology”; a rare combination of sartorial knowhow combined with engineering smarts and style, she has in a very short period created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way. She creates technological couture; with background in fashion design combined with engineering, science and interaction design, she creates systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as ‘host’ systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them.
Above from her tremendous technical skills is her ability to craft a unique sartorial style for herself. Part futuristic, part anime-meets-high fashion, her aesthetics are set apart from more utilitarian wearables (which are all about function) and can be considered artistic creations in themselves. Many of her designs have been exhibited in exhibitions as well as fashion events. In Anouk’s designs the technology creates the aesthetics as opposed to simply enhancing a function which is hidden. Keen on showing the nuts and bolts of the garments (often the valves and mechanisms are displayed on the outside) we witness the designs creating their own unique forms of interaction, movement and meaning. She seeks to create a ‘higher connectivity between the body and clothing’ by investigating the extent to which we experience fashion (emotionally, intellectual and sensual levels) in a physical and psychological way wherein what we wear responds to us, and also affects due to what we wear. Producing something more than just the traditional function of coverture and adornment; what results is one-of-a-kind, architectural, avant-garde garments with bold silhouettes, vested with circuitry and a regalia of plastic tubes, fluids or smart foils and the ability to respond in an unique and remarkable way to human bodies.
Dustin Wish, Sr. Product Engineer, Samsung’s Milk VR services platform
Dustin Wish’s experience crosses the global in product development related to video and entertainment. He is the founder of Craven Media, an immersive entertainment company and also Sr. Product Engineer for Samsung’s Milk services platform. He worked for Comcast on the Excalibur project now Infinity X-1 platform and as part of the Video Architecture team for Frontier Communications. He was a past president of the non-profit Open Source Speech Recognition Initiative (OSSRI).
Takuro Yoshida, CEO of Logbar Inc
Takuro Yoshida is CEO of Logbar Inc, making a wearable input device Ring. Born in 1985 in Hokkaido, he took a leap of faith and attended high school in Chicago. The next two years he decided to spend in Silicon Valley, learning the tricks of the technology trade. In 2006, he helped erect an apartment hotel infrastructure in New York. Upon returning to Japan, he constructed and operated several EC websites, and began developing applications for the iPhone / Android platforms, as well as producing various web-based services. In 2013, he opened Logbar, or, “A Social Bar to Connect Others Casually with your iPad” in Shibuya, and set his eyes on London for the 2nd branch. Currently, he is researching analytical programs for leap motion, and developing a revolutionary wearable device he likes to call the “Ring”.
Ellen Petry Leanse
|9:00 am - 9:05 am||
Julien Blin, Managing Director, Gizworld and SMWA President
|9:05 am - 9:30 am||
Keynote: The Future of Connected Play, presented by Rob Maigret, Chief Creative Officer at Sphero
|9:30 am - 10:15 am||
Panel: Biggest opportunity for Wearable and IoT for kids? VR/AR, wearables, smart clothing…?
- Lior Akavia, Co-Founder, CEO, Seebo
- Mark Meyers, CEO, spiral toys
- Adam Zheng, co-founder, Oben
- Alice Taylor, Founder/CEO of MakieLab
Moderator: Corey Herscu, President, Herscu & Goldsilver
|10:20 am - 11:05 am||
Panel: Women entrepreneurs in wearables and IOT
- Syuzi Pakhchyan, User Experience Lead, Boston Consulting Groups Digital Ventures
- Stacy Morris Bamberg, CEO, Veristride
- Alice Taylor, Founder/CEO of MakieLab
Moderator: Ellen Leanse, Innovator, Change Agent, Leadership Strategist
|11:10 am - 12:00 pm||
Panel: How VR/AR/3D will revolutionize industries like Hollywood/entertainment, gaming, education, retail, tourism, healthcare.
- Dustin Wish, Sr. Product Engineer, Samsung’s Milk VR services platform
- Erick Miller, Entrepreneur, Investor
- Guy Bendov , CEO, Side-kick games
- Sunil Cherian, CEO, Mentor Global
Moderator: Jon Healey, Editorial staff, LA Times
|12:00 pm - 1:30 pm||
Please visit the expo area
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||
Fireside chat with Davide Vigano, Sensoria CEO, moderated by Dan Isaacson, Fitness Guru & President of Sports Management International, Inc.
|1:50 pm - 1:53 pm||
Remarks by Andy Wilson | CEO & Founder, Rexter
& Councilmember, City of Pasadena
|1:53 pm - 2:30 pm||
Panel: How Smart cities will make our cities greener, more connected and safer
In this panel, we will discuss the latest initiatives in the smart cities space and how it can help our cities more sustainable, greener, safer and more connected. We will also discuss the challenges and drivers.
- Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies,Inc
- Phillip Leclair, Chief Information Officer, The City of Pasadena
- Cole Hershkowitz, CEO, Chai Energy
- Gabe Grifoni, CEO; Co-Founder, Rufus Labs, LLC
- Dr. Diva Tommei, CEO, Solenica
- Rob Anderson, Senior in Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
Moderator: Josh Bradshaw, WorkTechWork
|2:35 pm - 3:20 pm||
Panel: How wearables sports will make transform the game of sports
In this panel we will bring top sports teams from the LA area (NBA, MLS..) to discuss how wearables have helped those teams better monitor the health of players, prevent injuries, fasten the recovery process..We will also discuss where we are heading in this fast growing space.
- Joe Rogowski, NBPA (NBA Player association), Director of Sports Medicine & Research
- Dr. Jose L. Bohorquez, CEO & Co-Founder, Skulpt
- Dr. Sonia Sousa, CEO and Co-‐founder, Kenzen inc
- Stacy Morris Bamberg, CEO, Veristride
- Paul Robbins, Director of Elite Performance, STATS LLC
Moderator: Sky Christopherson, World’s record holder in Cycling, Olympic athlete, entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, public speaker
|3:25 pm - 4:00 pm||
Panel: The future of robotics
- Matt Borzage, co-founder and Head of Business Development of SynTouch
- Nardo Manaloto, Chief Product Officer, Beyond Limits
Moderator: Eiji "A.G." Morishita, CEO of Genius Squared, Founder of the Movement Makers Mastermind
|4:00 pm - 4:30 pm||
Keynote: The future of transportation, by Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc
|4:30 pm - 4:35 pm||
|4:35 pm - 5:30 pm||
Networking & visit the expo area
|9:00 am - 9:30 am||
Keynote: Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA, discusses the future of holograms
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||
Panel: Leading with Design by The Art Center of Pasadena
Topic; Designers are the connective tissue between technology and people. Through human-centered-design, they develop vision, tangible prototypes, and purpose in everyday life. Three project examples from ArtCenter faculty and students showcase new outcomes that arise when you lead with design.
- Karen Hofmann
- Jenny Rodenhouse
- Jeffrey Higashi
Moderator: Maggie Hendrie
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||
Fireside chat with Kenny Mathers, Senior Director Developer Relations, Mediatek
|10:30 am - 11:05 am||
Panel: IOT Visionaries
- Gerald "Jerry" J. Wilmink, PhD MBA, WiseWear
- Barbara Bickham, Business Strategist
- Beverly Macy, Instructor, Center for MEMES
- Daniel Obodovski, Founder and Managing Director of Diosys Technologies LLC
- JP Labrosse, CEO, Founder, Chief Designer, STIR
Moderator: Tania Damha, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Founder IoT LA & OC
|11:10 am - 11:45 am||
Fireside chat with Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA, on the future of holograms and music, moderated by Chris Gore, comedian, G4TV
|11:45 am - 1:30 pm||
|1:45 pm - 2:30 pm||
Panel: Successful business models for IOT
- Sugath Warnakulasuriya, entrepreneur, strategic advisor and investor
- Ed Cho, Marketing manager IOT, Cisco
Moderator: Josh Bradshaw, WorkTechWork
|2:35 pm - 3:20 pm||
Presentation by Drone Dudes and Chat with Oliver Starr, professional wolf trainer, featuring Aqutaq and Bixby
|3:25 pm - 4:15 pm||
Panel: The intersection between hollywood and the AR/VR industry
- John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong Industries
- Andrew Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Technical Supervisor, Mirada Studios
- Julian Sarmiento, Visual Effects and Special Projects Supervisor, Mirada Studios
Moderator: Barry Sandrew, Ph.D, Founder & CEO, Augmented Vision Works (AVW)
|4:15 pm - 4:20 pm||
|4:20 pm - 5:30 pm||
Networking and visit the expo area
Location: Pasadena convention center (Pasadena, CA).
Panel discussion on emerging wearable health 2.0 platform featuring Stanley Yang (NeuroSky CEO), Charles Michael Yim (Breathometer CEO), Sonny Vu (Misfit Wearables CEO), Monisha Perkash (LumoBody Tech CEO), and Jesse Slade Shantz (OMsignal CMO).
Wearable Tech LA 2014 featured by Fox LA:
Julien worked in the mobile space for 10 years. Currently advising several wearable computing startups such as Kenzen Wear, LENS, Optinvent, Craven Media, he previously worked for Samsung where he shaped the strategy and built contextual experiences as well as services such as Samsung Hub, an iTunes type service and Samsung WatchON, a video aggregation engine, two services currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. He is the founder of Gizworld (www.gizworld.com), a global wearable computing consultancy. Julien is also the co-founder of Wearable Tech LA (www.wearabletechla.com) and Wearable Tech Israel (www.wearabletechisrael.com), Israel's first major wearable computing event. Julien has been quoted in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Dow Jones, and BusinessWeek. Gizeworld, Smart World AllianceJulien Blin, Managing director, Gizworld & IOT startup advisor