Wearable Wednesday SF: Avoiding Traps When Building Wearable Hardware

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Event Details:

Think beyond watches, beyond glass, to a world fueled by the smallest bits of hardware humans have ever had the joy of experimenting with! Join us for another Wearable Wednesday SF as we dive into talking about the hardware powering tomorrow's hottest innovations. Sensors, batteries, and hard drives are no longer limited to clunky machines, rather they are being integrated seamlessly into jewelry, fabrics, appliances, and more. As the bits of technology that fuel our apps grow smaller and smaller the questions beg to be asked: how tiny can we truly go, how long can they really last between charges, and when will we finally live in a wireless world? We will dive into these questions and more Wednesday with the industry's great minds - picking apart the pieces to the market's leading technological products. 


AGENDA: 5:30 PM - Registration, Light Cocktails & Reception


6:45 PM - Fireside Chat: 

Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower

Moderator: Eliane Fiolet, Co-Founder and Editor of Ubergizmo


7:00 PM - Panel: "Avoiding Traps When Building Wearable Hardware"

Moderator: Ben Bateman, Hardware Campaign Specialist at Indiegogo

Panelists:John McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer at Silego Technologies

Sutha Kamal, Former Founder & CEO at Massive Health


7:30 PM - Demos :

Sense6


7:45 PM - Closing Announcements  


Philippe Kahn, CEO of FullpowerPhilippe studied at the ETH in Zurich Switzerland and Sofia-Antipolis. Philippe received his Masters Degree in Mathematics. Philippe and a Masters Degree in classical flute, with simultaneous minors in composition and chamber music from the Zurich Music Conservatory. Philippe is the CEO of Fullpower, the creative team behind the MotionX 24/7 wearable technology platform.


Eliane Fiolet, Co-Founder and Editor at UbergizmoEliane is the Co-Founder and Editor at Ubergizmo where she writes about mobile applications, tablets, design and usability.


John McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer at Silego John McDonald, Silego’s VP Marketing, led Silego’s turnaround into the mobile and wearable fast configurable IC market.  Silego is now profitably the world leader in enabling mobile wearable hardware fast customization having shipped over 1 billion CMICs since 2009 with a CAGR of 105%.  Prior to Silego John led marketing in Cypress Micro and SiTime and over the past 11 years. These three start-up teams created over $1.3 billion dollars in market capitalization. Mr. McDonald early in his career worked for Analog Devices in the Precision Op Amp group and as an advanced analog design bio-medical engineer for 6 years in neurophysiology. John has his BSEE from the University of Washington, authored numerous technical articles, and holds 6 patents in power, timing, and non-volatile programming.

Sutha Kamal, Former Founder & CEO of Massive Health

Sutha is a product development and marketing entrepreneur and executive. He was the founder and CEO of Massive Health, a mobile health software company acquired by Jawbone. At Massive Health he led design and development of The Eatery app, chosen by Apple as one of the best of 2011. As a consultant, he's worked on the design and development of several mobile and tablet apps, including for Foursquare and Flickr. Sutha began his career developing wireless data services at a telco, was an entrepreneur in residence at a global venture capital fund, and has ran a global mobile games business building top-rated iOS games. He tweets about product and consumer tech at @suthakamal, and blogs at blog.suthakamal.com

Ben Bateman, Campaign Specialist at Indiegogo

Ben Bateman is a Campaign Specialist at Indiegogo, where he focuses on developing strategies and tactics to help campaigns more effectively raise funds, and has worked with some of Indiegogo's largest campaigns including the Ubuntu Edge, Canary, Scanadu Scout,  and many more.

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