The UK is finally getting its own conference specifically targeting wearable tech when the Wearable Technology Show comes to London on March 18th and 19th. This event will bring together key industry professionals, developers and decision makers on the leading edge of this rapidly expanding industry. The wearables market is estimated to be worth $30-50 billion in the next 3 years and major innovations are expected in 2014.
As quoted on the event’s website: “The wearable technology area is ripe for exploration. I think there will be tons of companies playing in this space.” Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
QTOOTH is excited to be an official media partner for The Wearable Technology Show and are looking forward to the dedicated conference programs. Among these are ones covering augmented reality devices such as Google Glass, wearable health devices like FitBit and Jawbone, smartwatches such as the Samsung Gear and Pebble, as well as the medical, sports, security and enterprise sectors. There will also be a start up forum that will give entrepeneurs and new businesses the opportunity to hear from some of the wearable technology industry’s leading lights, as well as seek advice and funding.
They have and incredible roster of speakers, among them: Grant Allen (Technology Program Manager at Google), Dan Cui – VP (Business Development at Vusix), Dave Evans (Chief Futurist at Cisco), Erik Jorgensen (Director, Intel Capital), and many more. The complete list can be checked out here.
There is also a FREE Hackfest where participants are provided with APIs, SDKs and data and are challenged to code, design, engineer and build their own prototype solutions or ideas using technology of the event sponsors. Prizes will be awarded from the sponsors and with media interest in the event already building, participants can also expect great exposure through post event PR activities. Getting involved with a hackfest is a great way to showcase your talent, work with cutting edge innovators, and build new relationships at the forefront of wearable technology. Click here for more info.
In addition, The Wearable Awards 2014 will honor the best products and solutions on display at the show in the Wearable Technology Market. This will be the first award of its type given in the UK.
If you’re in the area and would like to attend or participate, more details about registration can be found here.