Smartwatch Panel w/Motorola & TELUS + Nielsen's Connected Life Canadian Trends

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The Smartwatch space is heating up. According to a recent BI report (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-wearable-computing-market-report-2014-10), "smartwatches will account for 59% of total wearable device shipments this year, and that share will expand to just over 70% of shipments by 2019". BI suggests that Smartwatches are the "breakout category that will finally ignite the wearable computing market"

This months We Are Wearables Toronto event will focus on smartwatches examining the challenge they face in gaining adoption and the opportunities they present in changing the way we work, communicate, and manage our health. We have put together a panel made up of those working in the smartwatch space including Motorola, TELUS, Minuum and Onyx Motion to facilitate this conversation.

Prior to the panel discussion, Nielsen will be presenting some initial findings from its Connected Life survey which features trends around the Canadian wearable consumer. And we will have a lightning presentations from the winner of the N36 Wearable Tech Hackathon, Tipsy Lock, who used the Nymi to keep our streets safe from drunk drivers and the winner of SportsHack Weekend who created a Player Tracking System.

In the demo area, we feature Motorola, TELUS, Minuum, Onyx Motion, PincVR & Tipsy Lock. And yes WWTO staples, beer, wine and pizza, will be served! And we will have some of our best GIVEAWAYS yet!

*This is the last WWTO for 2014 and it's a big one! You won't want to miss it! Also, download the Reach app (http://thereachapp.com/) to take your networking to the next level at WWTO**

Agenda

6:30-7:00PM: Registration & Demo Area

7:00-7:05PM: Opening Remarks & Community Updates by Tom Emrich

7:05-7:20PM: Nielsen presents Connected Life: Canadian Trends with Nielsen Group Director, Cynthia Pachovski

7:20-7:55PM: Panel Discussion: "Smartwatch Spotlight: Adoption & Opportunities" with:

• Adam Burns - Manager, Wireless Accessories/Wearables, TELUS

• Noel Kirthiraj - Senior Product Manager, Motorola

• Will Walmsley - CEO & Lead Designer at Whirlscape (Minuum)

• Marissa Wu - Co-Founder, Onyx Motion

7:55-8:05PM: Lightning Presentations from the N36 Wearable Tech Hackathon Winner & SportsHack Weekend Winner

8:05-10:00PM: Bar & Social + Demo Area including Motorola, TELUS, Minuum, Onyx Motion, PincVR & Tipsy Lock

About the Tech

TELUS (http://about.telus.com/community/english) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.7 billion of annual revenue and 13.4 million customer connections, including 7.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 865,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

Motorola (http://motorola.com/) exists to invent, build and deliver the best mobile devices on the planet, improving the lives of millions of people.

Minuum (http://minuum.com/) is a tiny simplified one-row keyboard that allows users to see more of their screen all the while typing delightfully fast and surprisingly sloppy. It is available now on both iOS and Android. Looking into the future, Minuum's flexible one-dimensional nature enables other interesting input methods on the next generation of smart & wearable devices such as smart watches and augmented reality devices. In fact, Minuum is the first keyboard to enable typing on both Android Wear smart watches and Google Glass.

Onyx Motion (http://www.onyxmotion.com/) is building digital coaches to help you play like an experienced athlete. The app uses smartwatches to show you how you play and how to improve at the moment you need it most. Our coach fits right in your pocket and is ready to play when you are. Does learning have to be frustrating?We didn't think so.

Big thanks to our Sponsors! We couldn't have done this without you!

TELUS (http://about.telus.com/community/english) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.7 billion of annual revenue and 13.4 million customer connections, including 7.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 865,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

Motorola (http://motorola.com/) exists to invent, build and deliver the best mobile devices on the planet, improving the lives of millions of people.

MaRS Discovery District (http://marsdd.com/) is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building Canada’s next generation of growth companies.

Uproar PR (http://uproarpr.com/) is an innovative consumer technology public relations and social media agency. Along with their other technology practices, the firm has successfully built brand recognition for its wearable tech clients. Within the Toronto and Waterloo communities, Uproar works with Thalmic Labs, Bionym Kiwi Wearables and PUSH. With Uproar's media relations experience, those companies have been featured in media outlets including The Today Show, Business Insider, New York Times and CNBC, just to name a few. The firm specializes in developing campaigns that drive awareness and sales, creating industry buzz.

CloudExchange (http://cloudexchange.io/) is a white-labeled app store platform that connects you with your users and developers. Our simple and easy to use platform gets your branded app store and branded developer portal up and running quickly, no big budgets or custom code required, helping you get the very best apps into the hands of your users.

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Interested in speaking at or sponsoring the event? Or have some feedback? Email Tom Emrich at [masked]