MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BZ Media LLC announced today its robust program of 45-minute classes and panels, as well as two keynotes for its third annual Wearables TechCon, July 18 – 20, at the San Jose Convention Center. Recognizing the wearables space is expanding beyond the traditional smartwatch, the program now offers topics that cover the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping, Legal Essentials, Ethics and Privacy, Developer Essentials and UI/UX.
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at Intel Security Gary Davis will keynote on the hot-button topic "Wearables: Panacea or Pandora's Box? A Security Perspective," discussing security vulnerabilities, privacy concerns and regulation issues that come with the ever-evolving wearable industry.
Forrest Brady, VP of hardware startup accelerator Highway1, will also keynote on the "Hidden Costs of Hardware." He will discuss common pitfalls and share his personal experiences with startups while drawing on his background at Highway1, where he has accelerated 67 hardware startups that have gone on to raise $76 million in venture and crowd funding.
Other notable speakers include Nick Crocker, MyFitnessPal's Product Innovation Lead; John Feland, Founder and CEO of Argus Insights; Jenny Tong, Developer Advocate on Cloud at Google; and Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc.
In addition to the program, Wearables TechCon also offers an exhibition hall that runs the gamut of companies that are OEMs to those selling SDKs or want to license hardware and software. Attendees at Wearables TechCon will be anyone from a developer, engineer and designer to CEOs and other business decision-makers.
This year, Wearables TechCon anticipates over 2,000 attendees and the attendance of leading publications. In 2015, more press than ever attended the event, with an impressive lineup of reporters from publications such as the Associated Press, EE Times, Engadget, Examiner.com, Forbes, Gardner, Huffington Post, IDC, IDG/Network, and many more. For any press inquiries, please visit: http://www.bzmedia.com/presspass.
Registration for Wearables TechCon, July 18 – 20, at the San Jose Convention Center, is open now at www.WearablesTechCon.com.
For information on exhibiting, please visit: http://www.wearablestechcon.com/exhibitors.
ABOUT BZ MEDIA
BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company combining the best of print and Web-based publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions. BZ Media publishes SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry, and produces AnDevCon, the world’s largest Android Developer Conference; Drone Dealer Expo, Bringing the Channel Together; InterDrone™, the International Drone Conference and Exposition; and SPTechCon, The SharePoint Technology Conference.
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