Wearable Technology to Take Center Stage at GigaOM Mobilize Conference

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Event Brings Together Technologists and Entrepreneurs Who are Taking Internet of Things from Concept to Reality

Some of the brightest minds in mobile innovation will take the stage at GigaOM Mobilize, being held October 16-17 in San Francisco. Now in its sixth year, Mobilize will examine the challenges and opportunities presented by the burgeoning Internet of Things, including wearable technology.

From smartwatch apps that track fitness to glasses that easily record video and post to social channels, wearable device makers generally agree that the integration of the technology must be seamless for the user. This is a pivotal time in wearable technology as the Internet of Things moves from concept to reality. Many questions remain about what it means to be connected, the role of design in user experience, and what’s next for the market.

Mobilize will address those questions in more than 30 panels and sessions, 9 workshops, and two analyst-led mapping sessions. Sessions and speakers include:

  • Providing a personal service to athletes via a wearable device

Paul Gaudio of adidas Interactive and Olof Schybergson of Fjord will discuss how adidas’ interactive strategy resulted in a wearable device. They will reveal project details, from user insight to a wearable device that offers a personalized experience, and offer insight on designing for the wearable space.

  • Building the internet of everything near me

Qualcomm’s Rob Chandhok will discuss the internet of everything, from shifting notions of what it means to be connected to complementary roles that will emerge for cloud-based services. He will review some of the challenges and solutions for consumer electronics and appliance companies introducing smart, connected products for home networks.

  • The changing role of design in a new era of device connectivity

With the growing demand for smart, connected devices, technology has entered a new era of product design. Beyond just enhancing the functionality or feel of products, hardware is now becoming the catalyst for user experience. Dennis Miloseski of Samsung Design America will explain the role of design in an era of always-on, always-connected devices.

Other speakers include:

  • Scott Miller, Dragon Innovation
  • Simon Segars, ARM Holdings
  • Joanna Lambert, American Express
  • Bridget Dolan, Sephora
  • Mike Kuniavsky, PARC
  • Hugo Fiennes, Electric Imp
  • Melissa Stevens, Citi
  • Eric Migicovsky, Pebble
  • Rich Miner, Google Ventures
  • Todd Yellin, Netflix
  • Alex Hawkinson, SmartThings

See the full list of speakers and sessions here.

Event attendees will receive a complimentary GigaOM Research Sector RoadMap™ report on enterprise mobility management, and will have access to exclusive mapping sessions led by GigaOM Research analysts. A limited number of tickets are still available. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#mobilizeconf) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.

Some of the most influential companies in mobile have already signed on as Mobilize sponsors, including Accellion, ArcSoft, Carriots, Citrix, Ericsson, HP, Intel, netbiscuits, Qualcomm, Salesforce, Synchronoss, xively and YP. Contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or 415 235 0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

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