Leveraging the smartphone ecosystem and Moore’s law, entrepreneurs are launching a new class of small wearable devices. These general purpose compute platform devices are about to disrupt the world of consumer electronics and embedded devices, because they provide modern UIs and open software development environments.
Startups and giant global companies like Sony Ericsson and Motorola target the wrist as the beachhead to launch these new platforms.
Will entrepreneurs reinvent watches, consumer electronics, sporting gear, medical equipment, etc.? Will the devices work as clients to smartphone or the cloud or both? Will entrepreneurs build apps and services for wearables, as they did for smartphones and tablets? We explore these questions, plus the challenges of startups’ creating wearable platforms.
When: Jan. 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Stanford Graduate School of Business — Cemex Auditorium
641 Knight Way, Stanford, Calif.
Moderator: Rafe Needleman, Editor at large, CNET
- Tim Twerdahl, VP Product, WIMM
- Bill Geiser, CEO, MetaWatch
- Dan Eisenhardt, CEO, Recon Instruments
- Rich Redelfs, General Partner, Foundation Capital
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