Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape Our Future

Breakthrough innovations WTUS18

The impact of technology is forcing many companies to try to adopt new strategies. To be a leader in your industry you need to change, adapt, and innovate. Breakthrough innovation is when a developer or a company takes a current product or process and provides greater efficiency or cost effectiveness. At our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco July 11-12 we will highlight great thought leaders and innovators from all over the globe. While these innovators will be speaking at the conference, the companies themselves will showcase their breakthrough innovations. The companies and their leaders speaking at the conference are listed below. Do not miss the chance to meet and listen to them in person and join us for #WTUS18!

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Energous Corporation is a global leader in RF-based wireless charging technology. They are passionate in their pursuit to provide mobile power to everyone. Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp®—an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. This San Jose, California-based company is deeply committed to intelligent innovation, and their WattUp RF-based charging technology is the embodiment of their pursuit to re-imagine today what is possible tomorrow.

Energous CEO Stephen Rizzone will be speaking at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. He will discuss “Wireless Charging 2.0: An Ecosystem of Complete Mobility – From Contact to Distance Charging.”

Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for integration into their products. They are a trailblazer in the field, inventing many of the foundational patents that are moving biometric wearables forward. Valencell’s technology is used by market leaders such as Bose, Suunto, Jabra, Sony, LG, and many more.

Ryan Kraudel, VP Marketing of Valencell will be speaking at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. Ryan will discuss “Best practices for integrating biometrics in wearables: Lessons learned from 50+ product development cycles.”

VARTA Microbattery GmbH is a global manufacturer of retail and OEM batteries with more than 130 years of experience. They count some of the world’s most important companies as their customers and produce batteries in many important electrochemical systems as well as in all major types and sizes. VARTA Microbattery GmbH is one of the innovation leaders in the microbattery sector, market leading in hearing aid batteries and strives market leadership for Lithium-Ion batteries. The VARTA group, through its subsidiary VARTA Storage GmbH, also focuses on stationary Lithium-Ion energy storage systems, as well as customized battery storage systems for OEM.

Philipp Miehlich, General Manager Marketing and Sales OEM at VARTA, will be speaking at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. Philipp will talk about “The Next Evolution of Batteries.”

For 50 years, Cambridge Consultants has led the way in innovative product development. They are the development partner of choice to many of the world’s leading blue chips as well as the virtual development team for ambitious startup companies. With offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore the company specializes in developing exceptional products in record time for clients around the world. Cambridge Consultants has a pedigree and track record in markets such as MedTech, Wireless Communications and Consumer and Industrial Products.

Dr. Arun Venkatasubramanian, Associate Director for Connected Implants at Cambridge Consultants, will be speaking at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. Dr. Venkatasubramanian will discuss “The Future of Connected Implants.”

W.L. Gore and Associates is a materials science company focused on discovery and product innovation. They combine advanced technical capability and commitment to creating industry-leading products that perform as promised. This Newark, Delaware-based company was founded 60 years ago by Bill and Vieve Gore. Technology is at the center of Gore’s solutions, particularly expanded PTFE, a versatile polymer that they discovered. Built upon the principles of freedom, fairness, commitment and respect for the enterprise’s waterline, Gore has a distinctive company culture in which highly motivated people thrive. Gore provides consumer products, cables & cable assemblies, electronic components & electrochemical materials, fabrics, fibers, filtration, advanced medical devices, therapeutic solutions, pharmaceutical & biopharma products, sealants, venting and more.

Gore’s Chief Technology Officer Linda Elkins will be speaking at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco, where she’ll discuss “The Role of Advanced Materials in Wearables.”

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Sam Draper
Sam Draper () is Online Editor at WT | Wearable Technologies specialized in the field of sports and fitness but also passionated about any new lifestyle gadget on the market. Sam can be contacted at press(at)