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Wear it Smart Conference Opening Keynote

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Wearables: a perfect storm of technology trends. Will your smart umbrella be enough for this rough weather?

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Wear it Smart Conference Opening Keynote

  1. 1. #FFDemoDay #SmartStorm Wearables: a perfect storm of technology trends Sylvain Carle Wear It Smart Conference Montréal October 2015
  2. 2. Will your smart umbrella be enough for this rough weather? @froginthevalley
  3. 3. 7 Mega Trends that made Smart Wearables Possible @froginthevalley
  4. 4. The PC
 is a mere sum
 of it’s parts
 (disintegration) @froginthevalley
  5. 5. The Smart Phone
 created the sensor ecosystem
 (and economics) @froginthevalley
  6. 6. Network is assumed
 obvious or desired @froginthevalley
  7. 7. Linux and 
 Open Source paved the way @froginthevalley
  8. 8. Kickstarting is the new bootstrapping 
 (with market insights) @froginthevalley
  9. 9. It’s in you pocket @froginthevalley
  10. 10. Near is good enough @froginthevalley
  11. 11. The Gamer Generation
 worldview and perspective @froginthevalley
  12. 12. Challenges for wearables @froginthevalley • It’s all about integration (or re-integrating) • Tech is not enough. Design wins. Easy trumps nice • Hardware is hard. No shortcuts. Good is not great • Real business models are of the 2nd order (data)
  13. 13. Connect all the “smarts”
 (wear, home, car, phone, grid) 
 @froginthevalley
  14. 14. Amazing potential. 
 Harder than you think. 
 Better than you thought. Endless possibilities! @froginthevalley
  15. 15. #FFDemoDay #SmartStorm Wearables: a perfect storm of technology trends Sylvain Carle Wear It Smart Conference Montréal October 2015

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