I’m extremely excited to announce the 1st Wearable Wednesday event in Europe in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress. Since the launch of shift 2020, I have been working with the Wearable World team in San Francisco and my friend Marc Pous in Barcelona to make this happen.
The inaugural WWbcn event is scheduled on Wednesday, February 26 at 4YFN at the Fira de Montjuich. You’ll be able to meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs, demo wearable products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.
Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. The goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.
I will empower the Wearable Wednesday activities as a European Ambassador helping the team with expansion, program content, partnerships and growing the community.
The topic of the first event is “State of the Wearable Economy” and will include presentations and panellists from Raimo Van De Klein, CEO of Glasseffect, Laurent Le Pen, CEO at Omate, Christian Lindholm, CEO at Koru Labs, Raluca Oltean, Academic Manager, Corporate Affairs Europe at Intel, and some other speakers yet to be confirmed. Raimo will also launch his new startup EAZE. EAZE makes one of the most cumbersome processes we encounter on a daily basis frictionless by combining two of the most disruptive technologies around into one product. The result will amaze you (YES it will!).
The event starts at 5pm and closes at 8pm.
Book your tickets here on Eventbrite.
If you’re interested in sponsoring or to speak at the event, get in touch.
Be there or be square!
Technology Innovation Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Author/Curator of shift 2020
Rudy propels leaders to stay ahead of what will transform their business through hosting innovation events, speaking live at conferences, and facilitating senior executive brainstorms.
Over the past 18 years, Rudy has coached CXOs on how to unpack grassroots innovations that pose a risk to core business and how to predict staying ahead of the early adopter to mass-market conversion. He has helped diverse global brands such as BMW, IBM, Louis Vuitton, PayPal, Samsung and World Bank.
His latest book shift 2020 - How Technology Will Impact Our Future delivers impactful insights into how future influences such as wearables, IOT, robotics and AI will have on our collective daily lives and includes foresights by some of the world's leading technology experts from Google, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Spotify, and Telefonica.
Rudy is a graduate from Singularity University and he has developed more than 200 leading industry events across more than 50 cities globally such as Mobile Mondays, AppCircus and Wearable Wednesdays.
Known internationally as a thought leader in Mobile 2.0 where he was a proponent of open innovation and the development of the app economy ecosystem, he lectures regularly at top technology conferences.
Rudy is a Belgium native currently based in Cambridge, UK. On Fridays he disconnects from technology to practice yoga and study the saxophone.
You can contact him here to book him for an event or project.
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