Talks

The world´s leading speakers on stage!

Wear It Festival has gained great reputation when it comes it´s speakers line up!

From young and uprising designers to hidden champignons to in depth experts that are pushing research and development you will be able to attend a brought speakers program. We are proud of presenting the brightest minds on two stages this year!

All the Talks

Day 1
25 Jun 2019

Welcome

Thomas Gnahm is the founder and CEO of Wear It Berlin, an agency for wearable electronics and digital innovation. He brings in experience in startup coaching and user experience design. Since 2013 in the business of fashiontech. Mentor for the EU Worth project. Founder of the internationally renowned “Wear It Festival” (2014) and the world’s first “Fashion Hack Day” (2016)...
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Thomas Gnahm

Startup Bootcamp

by De:FINE The Startup Show is the perfect place for startups to get together with investors and customers. The Masterclass sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected Startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful founders, top IoT talents, and communication wizards. You’ll be able to discuss...
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Hightech Luxury Clothing

Peter Bona is highly motivated in creating, developing and evolving wearable technologies concepts, considering his background of Professional Snowboarder, Electrotechnical Engineer, and more than 23 years in fashion design and research (FILA 2 years, Zegna 12 years, and Hugo Boss 4 years). He has started at a young age to develop and design garments, first as a professional athlete and...
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Peter Bona

Spacesuit for the AMADEE-18 Mars Simulation

Sophie Gruber is a board member at the Austrian Space Forum, where she works in the project management team for Mars analogue missions and several space research projects. She is currently finishing her graduate degree in Physics at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2017, she is Austria´s National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council. Sophie is also...
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Sophie Gruber

The Art of Biosignals

Hugo is a researcher at the IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações and co-founder of biomedical device company PLUX – Wireless Biosignals, S.A.. Lately, he has been actively working (i.e. having fun) towards making the world a bit more physiological through BITalino, an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone to create innovative applications using biosignals. His main...
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Hugo Plácido da Silva

Digital Iris – Immerse the human being into the digital loop

Nils is an experienced founder and serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in information services, technology consultancy and in the automation industry. His deep tech company Viewpointsystem has invented the award-winning “Digital Iris” technology which uses the eyes as HMI. Making eye tracking applicable for mixed reality, Digital Iris creates an intuitive connection between man and machine. Viewpointsystem’s new...
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Nils Berger

Intrapreneurship, Wearables and Track Workers

Who am I? I am a young and motivated innovator in the field of mobility solutions. My passion is new work and a lean and fast way of innovation. Together with Siemens Mobility, I am shaping the future of mobility.
Philipp Wehn

Energizing The Wearable Industry

Andreas Warta is a Key Account Manager at VARTA Microbattery GmbH for rechargeable and primary battery systems in central- and eastern-Europe. Andreas has a long experience in electrical engineering starting from high-frequency technology, network technology, measurement systems (x-ray, near-infrared) and electronic components.
Andreas Warta

entrepreneurship, innovation and Sustainable Development

Rey leads the Airbus BizLab Campus in Hamburg, where he promotes entrepreneurship and innovation as well as their contribution to the Sustainable Development. Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace accelerator, where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Prior to setting up the innovation accelerator for Airbus in Hamburg, Rey worked on two...
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Rey Buckman

Future Challenges In The Wearable Tech Industry- A European Perspective

Andreas Lymberis is a physicist, post-graduated with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and sciences (1990, Paris, France). He worked for more than 20 years as a researcher/engineer and R&D manager in biomedical technology and health telematics. In 1999 he joined the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) as a scientific officer in eHealth where he initiated R&D activities on “smart wearable health...
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Andreas Lymberis

hardware and software for wearable development

Tony Olsson is an Interaction Designer that spent over a decade working and lecturing within the area of wearable design and researching telehaptic technology. He is a firm believer in the open source and DIY movement and has published multiple publications on the topic hardware and software for wearable development.
Tony Olsson

Blockchain Explored

Jannik Lockl is a Ph.D. Research Assistant at the University of Bayreuth in the field of Digital Technologies and works for Fraunhofer FIT. During projects in the industry, he worked for large OEMs, manufacturing suppliers, and service providers. Since 2017, when he won the 10th International Business Plan Competition in Hong Kong where he was awarded as the best speaker,...
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Jannik Lockl

Worth Partnership Project & Re-FREAM

Ms Korina Mollá, Master Degree in Industrial Engineer (Industrial Engineering High School. Politechnical University of Valencia). She works as International Project Manager of AITEX since April 2008. She has wide experience in management logistic, IC projects, and teams. She has been working for Colortex, S.A. as Logistic Manager from 1993 to 2008. She has wide experience in project management acquired...
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Korinna Molla

New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance

Camille Baker’s practice is focussed on Performance and Emerging Technologies, with emphasis on wearable technologies 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. She was the initiator and one of the consortium partners’ principle...
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Camille Baker

Enhancing the human Perception

With a Master in Biomedical Engineering and work experience in Sales and Product Management in the Sensor Industry, Laura and Isabella started a haptic Feedback Company called GHOST – feel it. GmbH. They plan to revolutionize User Experience by adding a haptic dimension for direct feedback.
Laura Bücheler

Networking Session Materials and Product Development

CREATING A NEW VALUE CHAIN Hands-on Session: Spacesuit Session In Seminar Room. It is not just the finished product that counts… it is all the steps in the redefined value chain, that need to be considered when creating the future. At Wear It, we put a light on these aspects and join experts from product development related areas to give...
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Andreas Warta
Jim McCann
Philipp Wehn
Peter Bona
Sophie Gruber
Alexander Lichti
Korinna Molla
Wolfgang Huther
Georges Kotrotsios

Limitless Sportswear

Tim is the CEO and Founder at KYMIRA, a life-conscious technology company with the sole aim of enhancing people’s lives through innovation, blending technology and biology in perfect harmony to release the limitless potential of human ability. KYMIRA produces wearable products that react and interact with the human body using patented technology to convert heat into energy and information, enhances...
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Tim Brownstone

Building up a wearable tech lifestyle brand

Suzaan has spent the past 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/panelist.
Suzaan Sauerman

Rapid Prototyping – Getting quick ideas for apps to level up your business

Ackee was founded in 2012 by graduates in Prague and entered the market with their own application App4Fest, which is now used by festivals around Czech (and hopefully you, if you use the WEAR IT App ;). Today, with a team of 60 people and a branch in Berlin, Ackee is one of the most innovative and leading tech companies...
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Alexander Lichti

Do School and H&M Challenge

We founded the H&M Laboratory Germany in January 2018 to work on disruptive innovations. We are looking for interesting ideas and partners to collaborate and define the future of retail while closing the loop in a sustainable fashion. The Startup Show is the perfect place for startups to get together with investors and customers. The Masterclass sessions are designed to...
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Oliver Lange

Eye Pressure Measurement System

Max is co-founder and CEO of Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH. He has extensive experience in the commercial development of technologically advanced products, in building operational capabilities for aggressively growing companies and in creating businesses, attracting potential acquirers in the global market. As a serial entrepreneur, he was founder and CEO of a German medical device start-up, developing a new to...
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Max Ostermeier

Berlin Startup Ecosystem

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin. Our Start Alliance forms...
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Julia Krüger

The Sportstech Ecosystem Overview, Facts and Figures

Benjamin is a SportsTech expert who is providing the world with data & insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem. He has been working as a Management Consultant and Strategy Expert for large corporations before joining the startup community in various positions. He lived and worked in Budapest, Cologne, Malmö and New York and is now based in Berlin...
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Benjamin Penkert

Investors panel TBA

The Startup Show is the perfect place for startups to get together with investors and customers. The Masterclass sessions are designed to help startups in tech-based industries to accelerate their business, value and impact. Selected Startups can take part in in-depth mentoring sessions with investors, successful founders, top IoT talents, and communication wizards. You’ll be able to discuss current challenges...
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Day 2
26 Jun 2019

Welcome

Thomas Gnahm is the founder and CEO of Wear It Berlin, an agency for wearable electronics and digital innovation. He brings in experience in startup coaching and user experience design. Since 2013 in the business of fashiontech. Mentor for the EU Worth project. Founder of the internationally renowned “Wear It Festival” (2014) and the world’s first “Fashion Hack Day” (2016)...
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Thomas Gnahm

Recovery made simple

Camil Moldoveanu is a serial IT entrepreneur and former professional athlete. He founded his first company, an IT outsourcing company in 2006. During the same time, Camil was competing as a professional athlete. During his career as an athlete, he won four World and six European Championships. In 2015 Camil was injured during the final of the World Championship. After...
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Camil Moldoveanu

UX and Digital assistance Designe

Wolfgang Huther is a freelance UX designer and has worked for companies such as Lufthansa, BMW, and Adidas. For Zeiss, he works on operating concepts for high-end light and laser microscopes as well as medical devices. One focus of his work is on new, “screenless” interaction techniques such as gesture or voice control, augmented and mixed reality or LED as...
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Jannic Hassing
Wolfgang Huther

Making sense of hearing

Mimi Hearing Technologies is the world’s leading company for digital hearing tests and hearing-ability-based sound personalization. Mimi develops and licenses sound personalization technology integrated to all consumer electronic devices.
Guido Knook

Enabling Digital Innovations

20+ years experienced passionate IT professional with a proven track record in building sustainable businesses and partnerships with high customer satisfaction. Introduced and established innovative offerings, services and business models in several European markets while growing existing businesses simultaneously. Developed and adapted approaches to markets according to Business Drivers. Worked for corporations like Siemens, Philips etc before joining Microsoft.
Michael Sahnau

Assigned to assist: Why Robots are not here to steal you job

Jens studied mechanical engineering, worked in the field of simulation in industrial robotics and obtained his doctorate at the Chair of Industrial Automation Technology at TU Berlin on human-robot interaction with gestures and AR. After that, he worked in Taiwan and became a team leader for cloud robotics at Telekom Innovation Laboratories back in Berlin. In 2016 he founded the...
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Jens Lambrecht

Making things work

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – ANTELOPE.SPORTSWEAR increases training efficiency. This athletic clothing of the future is a combination of premium sportswear and wearable technology. ANTELOPE is composed of compression sportswear with integrated electrodes, a smartphone-sized power device, as well as an app to control the whole system. Muscle contractions during training are strengthened through external electrical impulses, increasing the intensity...
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Philipp G. Schwarz

Launching a Fashion Tech Brand/Product to consumers and tapping into a lifestyle

Seetal Fatania, Brand & Marketing aficionado turned Entrepreneur & Founder of Fifth & Blue – the go-to platform for Stylish Smart Tech under one roof. 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 brands and products...
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Seetal Fatania

SmartSuit Pro Live demo

As co-founder of Rokoko, Matias identified a clear market need for more accessible mocap believing creatives around the world should not be disadvantaged only based on space and money. With this mindset, Matias helped create Rokoko’s SmartSuit Pro, an accessible sensor-based motion capture suit that seamlessly captures live-action human movement in real-time to support pre-visualization and 3D character animation for...
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Matias Søndergaard

Making Sense of Motion

Benoit is an engineer from Supélec Paris and Ph.D. from EPFL, with 10+ years in movement science, wearable sensor technology, and entrepreneurship. He is the founder and CEO at Gait Up, delivering unmatched motion sensing products, which he successfully scaled up and lead to the acquisition by unicorn MindMaze in 2017.
Benoit Mariani

The Future of 3D Knitting Design

Jim McCann is an Assistant Professor in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. He is interested in systems and interfaces that operate in real-time and build user intuition. Lately, he’s been applying these ideas to textiles fabrication and machine knitting as the leader of the Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab.
Jim McCann

Biogenic dyes – an interesting alternative to synthetic dyes.

Karin Fleck holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry from the RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. She pursued a career in the oil and energy business before discovering the life of an entrepreneur. She runs her own energy consulting business and the Vienna Textile Lab.
Karin Fleck

the potential of bio material and sustainable production technologies

Aniela Hoitink studied fashion design at the HKU in Utrecht 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 personalized fashion and textile concepts. In 2018 she won the Global Change Award for MycoTEX. MycoTEX...
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Aniela Hoitink

Artificial Intelligence in Wearable Tech

Dr. Jacob Skinner is a product development expert, who works with people and technology to create user-driven products that offer real value. Especially passionate about wellbeing, health, and social impact projects, he works across disciplines to solve technical challenges in wearable technology and the wider IoT space. Alongside Dave Sandbach, he is the driving force behind Thrive Wearables, the design...
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Jacob Skinner

The Global Fashion Mechanism

Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß is a qualified lawyer and Vice Legal Director at ECCHR, where she coordinates the Business and Human Rights program. She has worked on various cases against corporations, including proceedings against Lidl relating to the exploitation of workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan and against companies trading in cotton picked through forced child labor in Uzbekistan. She regularly publishes...
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Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß

in-ear vital signs monitoring for sports, medicine and workers safety

Dr Johannes Kreuzer studied electronic engineering at the Technical University of Munich from 2000-2005. The topic of his PhD was vital signs monitoring in daily life. During his university time and later, he worked for companies like Epcos, EADS, Airbus, Daimler, and Pilatus. Together with Greta, he founded the company cosinuss° end of 2011. cosinuss° is a technology company based...
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Dr. Johannes Kreuzer

Is sustainability relevant to the jewelry industry and can it create an added value?

Danielle Keller Aviram is a sustainable jewelry and fashion researcher, consultant lecturer and designer. She graduated an M.A focusing on sustainability in fashion at AMD Berlin after doing her B.A in jewelry and accessories design in “Shenkar” Tel Aviv and having her own international fine jewelry brand operating for 5 years. At some point, she started questioning as a designer...
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Danielle Keller Aviram

Evolution in Design in 5 Transformative Stages

Drew Henson is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur and founder of twenty2b, a lifestyle and technology product design studio based in Toronto, Canada and founder/CEO of SEAM Technic, an IoT personal safety platform. Armed with both a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from The University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Industrial Design from Italy, Drew balances the requirements of both fields...
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Drew Henson

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