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Wearable Technology Conference

November 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

With the first event of its kind, we will offer central convening point for wearable-tech innovators working in fashion, health, fitness and marketing.

Speakers include:

• Bandar Antabi, head of special projects at Jawbone

• John Weir, head of content at CrunchWear.com

• Dr Simon Rice, Group Manager (Technology) at the Information Commissioner’s Office

A networking buffet lunch will be provided.

If you would also like to attend the Wearables Assembly after the conference, please click here to register.

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Bandar Antabi

Vice President Head of Special Projects, Jawbone

Bandar heads Jawbone’s Special Projects division.  He is responsible for exploring innovative and new product, branding, and business opportunities that strategically align with Jawbone’s roadmap.  Since joining Jawbone in 2008, he has established much of the company’s international business including its global distribution agreements, online businesses as well as international public relations, marketing and business development efforts.

Prior to Jawbone, Bandar spent 4 years in the Middle East managing business development for a private conglomerate in Telecoms, Industrial Services, and Construction, where he secured over 200M USD in new revenues. Bandar has also worked in Venture Capital in Paris, investing in next generation wireless and optical technologies. Additionally, during University in 2000, Bandar co-founded a startup in online software collaboration.

Bandar is based in London, and holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Paul Gill

Director & Chief Design Engineer at Orsto Ltd

Paul was trained as an engineer by Philips Electronics (Mullard, CRT Production) and has 36 years of experience in Product Design Engineering, Development, Production and Supply of high end technical products to the global market.

He has held Senior Management and Managing Director positions in several Companies in the Engineering, Construction, Composite Moulding and Technology Development Industries.

Paul invented ORSTO (Option Reactive System Technology Output) which is used globally as a design guide and benchmark in machine design, product design and manufacturing. Orsto has been developed to be the world’s first premium SmartWatches with full ‘stand-alone’ functionality, and is believed to currently be the only UK Smartwatch developer and manufacturer and is quickly developing a loyal global customer base as an international mobile communication product brand.

Dr Simon Rice

Principal Policy Adviser (Technology), Information Commissioner's Office

Simon has responsibility to lead and develop the technical and information security expertise within the ICO. Simon achieves this by advising on the technical aspects of complaints received and data breach investigations. He also monitors the technology environment to identify the developments which may impact on information rights.

Between 2005 and 2011, Simon was a database and software developer at the Health and Safety Laboratory, the principal source of scientific support for the Health and Safety Executive.

Prior to joining the Health and Safety Laboratory, Simon studied for his PhD at the University of Manchester in the field of data mining. His research utilised a range of machine learning techniques to extract information from large collections of numeric and textual data.

John Weir

Head of Content, CrunchWear & CEO, Evolve Publishing

John Weir heads up content for both Crunchwear.com and The Wearable Technology Show. A trained journalist, he has over 25 years experience of the technology industry, having been a board director at one of the UK’s largest media companies as well as running his own media and events company.


Carl Thomas

Founder, Audiowings

Carl Thomas is founder of Audiowings – an audio aggregation platform powering smart headphones and other smart wearable devices. Leading an experienced team of systems designers and engineers, Carl’s background is in the telecommunications industry, where he has been commercially involved in services across the OSI model for both regional and national based Internet Service Providers.

Simon Hall

Lead Scientist for the Adaptive Optics, National Physics Laboratory

Simon Hall is the Lead Scientist for the Adaptive Optics at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK. He currently is working with Trulife Optics Ltd developing transparent Augmented Reality optics using holograms to manipulate light. These optical components enable the production of Heads Up displays for eyewear. His other work includes Photovoltaics measurement, Laser beam measurements, Dimensional measurements of freeform surfaces and optical hazard measurement. Simon is the Chairman of the British Standards “Optics and Photonics” committee and member and national expert for CIE, IEC and ISO committees. Currently he has produced 7 patents, with 5 licences granted to UK firms.


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