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Find Out What to Wear at Wearables TechCon

July 15, 2016
Technology Editor Bill Wong is headed to Wearables TechCon, where he will be hosting a pair of panels on IoT hardware and software.
I am off to California to host a pair of panel sessions at this year’s Wearables TechCon, taking place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. I hope to see many of you there. It should be an interesting gathering. I have been to Wearables TechCon in the past and it has always been an eye-opener. The event targets two of the hottest topics these days: the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology.

On Monday, July 18th, I will be hosting “Tips for Rapid Prototyping Your Wearable” at 3 p.m. We will be talking about rapid prototyping and how it is essential when developing wearables. Technologies such as 3D printing are becoming more and more feasible for compact wearable devices. Rapid prototyping is also the best way to check out how a wearable design will work before it moves to manufacturing.

Joining me on this panel will be Michael Duncan, design & engineering manager for FATHOM; Lance Gleason, CEO and founder of Polyglot Programming LLC; Nicola La Gloria, CEO of Kynetics; and Aaron Moore, founder and owner of Revolution Robotics (REVO).

On Tuesday at the same time, I will be hosting “Under the Hood: Chips Powering Next-Gen IoT Devices.” We will be talking about how low-power solutions, such as Intel’s Curie Module, offer longer battery life and more functionality. These platforms might power a smartwatch or medical device.

Joining me on this panel will be Marc Naddell, vice president of ecosystems at MediaTek Labs; Mike Noonen, sales & business development at Silego Technology; and Dr. Aaron Patridge, founder and chief scientist, SiTime Corporation.

Of course I will let you know how things work out after the fact, but it is always more fun when you can be part of the discussion. I hope to see you there.

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