Wallet on Your Wrist or Just Happy to See Me?
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Wearable technology has skyrocketed, becoming the buzzword of 2014. A Nielsen report suggests that about 36 million American adults currently own and use some form of wearable technology. But what’s next? The wearable wallet. You may think the idea of a wearable wallet is “out there,” but Juniper Research says the retail revenue from smart wearable devices, including smartwatches and glasses, will reach $19 billion by 2018. Wearable payments aren’t a replacement for mobile, but an extension. They further connect our digital and physical worlds—bridging the gap between online and offline shopping experiences. Join this session with PayPal and ReadWrite as they share recent studies, and discuss this new trend and what’s to come.
VP Global Prod Solutions
Owen has spent his career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, as well as managing some of the Web's best editorial teams. Prior ...Show the rest
Owen has spent his career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, as well as managing some of the Web's best editorial teams. Prior to joining ReadWrite, he was West Coast editor of Business Insider and founding executive editor of the Daily Dot. He has held editorial leadership roles at VentureBeat, NBC Universal and Gawker Media, where he notoriously transformed Valleywag into the Silicon Valley’s authority on tech gossip. He also spent several years at Time Inc.'s Business 2.0.Hide the rest