Wearable Tech PasadenaFirst it was Silicon Valley, then Santa Monica, lovingly dubbed as Silicon Beach, and now it’s Pasadena’s turn.

      By Robert Gauna

      Few months ago we broke the news about Alibaba coming to Pasadena. Since then, we have teamed up with Innovate Pasadena to highlight and bring tech news of organizations, companies and events that are shaping up the city of Pasadena to be the new Silicon Rose this part of Southern California.

      Two of these big tech events, “Wearable Tech and IoT LA” and the Pasadena tech week known as “Connect Pasadena,” are taking place in the near future .

      1- Wearable Tech and IoT LA

      Wearable tech LAThis Los Angeles event of the year will take place right here in Pasadena. Curated by industry experts with dynamic keynotes, cutting-edge technologies, investment opportunities, wearable tech and IoT startups, experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, and athletes from NBA, Baseball players, etc.

      What to expect?

      Meet Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech companies, athletes from major LA teams, top scientists and researchers, OEMs, VR/AR startups, robotics startups, smart toy startups, connected car vendors, smart home vendors, drone vendors, working on technologies for wearables and IoT devices that will change the world.

      Confirmed speakers

      • Dustin Wish – Senior Product Engineer, Samsung’s Milk VR services platform.
      • Joe Rogowski, NBAPA (NBA Player Association) Director of Sports Medicine & Research.
      • Gary McCoy, Director of Sports Science and Performance, Catapult (global leader in athlete analytics, working with 500 major sports teams (NBA, NFL, MLS, NHL..) globally.
      • Gabe Grifoni, CEO and Co-Founder, Rufus Labs.
      • Paul Robbins, Director of Elite Performance, STATS LLC.
      • Matthew Borzage, co-founder of SynTouch, creator of the world’s most humanlike tactile sensor.
      • Julian Sarmiento, Visual Effects and Special Projects Supervisor, Mirada Studios.
      • Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA.
      • Stacy Morris Bamberg, CEO, Veristride.
      • Sugath Warnakulasuriya, entrepreneur, strategic advisor and investor.
      • John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong Industries; and former science advisor to hollywood movies like Minority Report, The Hulk, Iron Man.
      • Jose Bohorquez,  PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Skulpt.
      • Emmanuel Itier – Hollywood movie producer.
      • Charles Michael Yim – CEO,  Breathometer (Winner of Shark Tank TV Show).
      • Sky Christopherson, World’s record holder in cycling, Olympic athlete (1996), entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker.
      • Jon Healey, editorial staff, LA Times.
      • Nadeem Kassam, CEO, BioBeats (Founder of Basis Now an Intel company).
      • Barry Sandrew, PhD, Founder & CEO, Augmented Vision Works (AVW).
      • Corey Herscu, President, Herscu & Goldsilver.
      • Dr Sonia Sousa, CEO and Co-founder, Kenzen Inc.
      • Carla Brenner, Director of Business Development, Breathometer.
      • Ellen Leanse, Innovator, Change agent, Leadership strategist.
      • Erick Miller, Entrepreneur, investor.
      • Myriam Joire, Tech advisor, Former Chief evangelist at Pebble, Former Senior Mobile Editor at Engadget.
      • Ed Cho – Marketing manager – IOT,  Cisco.
      • Guy Bendov, CEO, Side-kick Games.
      • Takuro Yoshida – CEO,  LogBar inc/Ring.
      • Kayvan Mirza, CEO,  Optinvent.
      • Oliver Starr –  Professional wolf trainer & Chief Evangelist, Pearltrees.
      • Julien Blin – Managing Director & CEO, Gizworld.

      And many more coming from the Silicon Valley, Israel, Canada, Europe and Asia.*

      Location and cost

      The Pasadena Convention Center will host this two day conference event from Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. till Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The cost to attend both days is $299.

      Get the chance to mingle with international and domestic IOT entrepreneurs and tech companies (NBA, Samsung, Catapult, STATS, OMsignal, Skulpt..), athletes from major LA teams, OEMs, robotics startups (SynTouch, the world’s most humanlike tactile sensor..), VR/AR startups, hollywood movie directors, fashion tech, smart toy startups, connected car vendors, smart home vendors, and drone vendors, all working on technologies for wearables and IoT devices that will change the world.

      2- Connect Week

      IP-Connect-Week-2015-Logo1Connect Week is a series of independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events unfolding in venues all across Pasadena from October 19-25, 2015. More in-depth details are highlighted here.

      > Exciting tech events are happening in Pasadena. With a focus on cutting-edge tech, combined with the power of the human spirit, the future is here.

      *Click here for a full agenda at www.gizworldconf.com/la

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