This event's focus: Wearables redefining identity, Nymi - the heart beat authentication wristband & the privacy and security needs of a smart world + WWOTT joins IoT613
If the world is going to be connected through the Internet of Things, we will need to be part of that network. That's where wearables come in. Wearable tech will serve as a way for us to identify ourselves in the newly connected world. But as wearables use our biometrics and other information to authenticate us, privacy and security measures need to be in place.
At this event we will hear from Karl Martin, CEO & Founder of Nymi. Nymi has developed the Nymi Band, a wristband that authenticates identity using the wearer’s cardiac rhythm, and serves to replace passwords, PINs, keys, and cards. Martin will talk on "Redefining Identity: Taking a Big Idea and Making it Practical, Usable, and Wearable".
Following Nymi we have put together a panel to explore the use of wearables as a form of identity and to discuss the privacy and security needs in a world with fingerprints, facial recognition and cardiac rhythms will unlock the smart world around us.
BIG NEWS! We Are Wearables Ottawa will take place at the end of IoT613 which means that this is going to be one HUGE event!IoT613 is a two-day conference taking place September 24-25 at MakerSpace North dedicated to the Internet of Things. A unique collaboration between the user experience (UX) and design communities, this hands-on conference will explore how IoT will shape our daily lives, businesses, and governments. Discover the next big wave in connected communication and learn about UX considerations, design challenges, and the transformative technology that will make it all happen. Want to go to IoT613? The first ten WWOTT members to register with the code WWIOT613 gets 15% off a full event ticket after that this code is good for 10% off the ticket price! Grab them here.
This WWOTT will be operating with a cash bar but pizza from Pizza Pizza will be served while it lasts!
Plus one lucky event go-er will walk away winning a pair of Pivothead wearable camera sunglasses. Winner must be at the event to take home the device.
4:30-6:30PM: Doors open, pizza served, cash bar, networking & featured demo by Active Bionics
6:30-6:35PM: Opening remarks from Jen Greenberg, We Are Wearables Ottawa organizer and Tom Emrich, Founder of We Are Wearables & Senior Editor at BetaKit
6:35-6:50PM: "Redefining Identity: Taking a Big Idea and Making it Practical, Usable, and Wearable" - Karl Martin, CEO & Founder, Nymi
6:50-7:30PM: Panel: Wearable Identity, Privacy and Security
- Karl Martin, CEO & Founder, Nymi
- Chris Stewart, Director, Strategic Alliances & Business Development at Arbor Networks
- Tom Emrich, Founder of We Are Wearables and Senior Editor at BetaKit
- Moderated by Jen Greenberg, We Are Wearables Ottawa Organizer
7:30PM: Event Close
About Our Speakers
Karl Martin is the founder and CEO of Nymi. Nymi's first product - the Nymi Band - is a wristband that authenticates identity using the wearer’s cardiac rhythm, and serves to replace passwords, PINs, keys, and cards. Pre-launched late 2013, with first shipments going out in December 2014, the Nymi Band has gained worldwide attention, being covered in Wired, Popular Science, The New York Times, BBC, The Economist, Forbes, and many others. Karl has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, with expertise in biometrics, security, and privacy.
Chris Stewart is a seasoned business development and sales executive with over 17 years experience in IT and specifically IT security. Chris is currently the head of business development for Arbor Networks, the undisputed global leader in combatting Distributed Denial of Service or “DDoS” attacks. In this role Chris and his team manage all strategic alliances, M&A, technology partnerships and OEM’s. Previous to Arbor Chris led worldwide partner sales at IBM Security focusing on infrastructure and application security as well as managing business efforts with security consultant organizations globally. Prior to that Chris held senior business development roles at Watchfire & Entrust Technologies. Chris is an Ottawa native and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree Carleton University. Chris’ real passion is his family and specifically parenting his 5 year old little girl who will soon turn 45 and chasing his 2 year old wrecking ball of a son.
Tom Emrich uses his passion for new technologies to act as a catalyst to bring on the future. He founded We Are Wearables, an organization that rallies the tech community together to discover, discuss and demo wearable tech in order to foster adoption and facilitate innovation in the wearable space. We Are Wearables is the largest wearable tech community of its kind in the world with chapters in Toronto, Ottawa and Chicago. Tom writes regularly about wearables and other emerging technologies for MobileSyrup, BetaKit, Design News and Designers of Things. He also works with startups, and large organizations as an advisor and consultant offering assistance on product development, marketing and organizational strategy.
About Our Sponsors & Partners
IoT613 is a two-day conference taking place September 24-25 at MakerSpace North dedicated to the Internet of Things. A unique collaboration between the user experience (UX) and design communities, this hands-on conference will explore how IoT will shape our daily lives, businesses, and governments. Discover the next big wave in connected communication and learn about UX considerations, design challenges, and the transformative technology that will make it all happen. The first ten WWOTT members to register with the code WWIOT613 gets 15% off a full event ticket after that this code is good for 10% off the ticket price! Grab them here.
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