2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Smart Everything: Wearables and Tech Converge

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 206
110 E 2nd St

The recent focus on wearable technology may be understating a bigger opportunity. The true power of wearable tech lies in its role in an emerging ecosystem of digitally interwoven objects, and people.

In this panel, we will discuss how the rise of wearables is combining with other technology trends, including the Internet of things, social media, sensors and cloud computing, to create a radical new model for how our needs be met in the near future.

The implications for individuals and businesses are profound. Ordinary people will begin to experience new service models as providers move to meet customers’ needs before they are vocalized. Companies will compete to provide value, not only through speed of delivery, but through more sophisticated anticipation tools, and through more frictionless service.

The panelists will discuss future roadmaps in the converging technology landscape, including critical areas of focus in the short, medium and long term.


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Eddie Hold

VP, Connected Intelligence

The NPD Group Inc

Eddie Hold is the Vice President of The NPD Group's Connected Intelligence business unit. In this role, Eddie is responsible for managing the overall unit, maintaining the direction, creation and e...

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Mike Bell


Intel Corporation New Devices Group

Shel Israel


Shel Israel is a writer, speaker and occasional company advisor. He is co-author with Robert Scoble of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data & the Future of Privacy and is currently collaborating w...

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Simon Pearce


Fabric Branding

Simon founded Fabric Branding, in 2012, to help update the theory and practice of branding for the digital age. Simon helps his clients to integrate emerging technologies into their existing brandi...

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