Already in its 6th year, Wear It Innovation Summit, a conference and platform for professionals in the wearable technology business, has an impressive lineup of fashion tech speakers for their 2019 edition. Exploring the technology of tomorrow, founder Thomas Gnahm has invited game-changing innovators and industry leaders to the stage, here are five that we can’t wait to hear:
Head of Lab Germany at H&M Laboratory Germany
Oliver Lange started working for H&M Germany as a Store Manager in 2011. From 2013 until 2017 Oliver worked as an Area Retail Manager, covering Berlin and the Baltic coast. In 2018 he founded the Innovation LAB Germany, which is working closely with the laboratory in Sweden but is also running local retail innovation projects which have the potential to change the industry according to the sustainability and digitalization of the demand.
DO SCHOOL AND H&M CHALLENGE | 15:40 – 16:00 | Ground Stage
Founder at Fifth & Blue
Seetal Fatania, Brand & Marketing aficionado turned Entrepreneur & Founder of Fifth & Blue – the go-to platform for Stylish Smart Tech under one roof. A great believer in technology that can help solve life’s pain points and be stylish at the same time, last year we wrote
For the last 15 years, Seetal has worked with multiple FTSE companies within the Financial, Retail, Telecoms and more recently Fashion Tech industry. Her strength and passion include developing and launching great fashion tech brands and products that connect and engage with consumers.
LAUNCHING A FASHION TECH BRAND/PRODUCT TO CONSUMERS AND TAPPING INTO A LIFESTYLE | 12:00 – 12:20 | U
Founder of Lifestyle Technology
Earlier this year we met Suzaan for coffee in London. She impressed us with her knowledge and drive, which she gained the last 19 years working for various technology brands, leading & transforming global marketing organizations, developing innovative product ‘portfolio’s, driving digital transformation and creating consumer product experiences. Today she is a consultant, advisor & investor, working with various fitness, wellness, and fashion brands, intersecting with technology. She is also a tech columnist writer & keynote speaker/panellist.
BUILDING UP A WEARABLE TECH LIFESTYLE BRAND | 15:00 – 15:20 |Ground Stage
Founder at NEFFA
We are proud to call Aniela Hoitink a friend. The Dutch creative studied fashion design and worked for many years as a fashion designer (Tommy Hilfiger a.o.). In 2004 she founded NEFFA to focus on fashion innovation. Working on the crossover of textile, technology, and microbiology, Hoitink develops innovative personalised fashion and textile concepts. In 2018 she won the Global Change Award for MycoTEX. MycoTEX develops custom-made clothes made from compostable mushroom roots
THE POTENTIAL OF BIOMATERIAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES | 14:20 – 14:40 | Upper stage
Lecturer at University for the Creative Arts
Camille ‘Baker’s practice is focussed on Performance and Emerging Technologies, with emphasis on wearable technology and mobile phones used as a performance tool and collaborator. Dr Baker is a Reader in Interface and Interaction, in the School of Communication Design at the University for the Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK.
We were first introduced to Camille when she was the initiator and one of the consortium ‘partners’
Currently, she will be part of a 3-year follow-on EU project called STARTS Ecosystem that started in January 2019. She has also just released her monograph called, “New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance” – featuring theory and practice on mobile devices, AR/VR and wearables in various forms of artistic performance, especially since the release of the first iPhone.
NEW DIRECTIONS IN MOBILE MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE | 14:20 – 14:40 | Upper Stage
If you would like to attend, be sure to use this discount code: WearIt-FashNerd15, to receive 15% off your ticket.