The Next Big Thing

Blockchain, VR, Gaming

Innovations such as Blockchain, VR, AI and other future developments can be integrated into various products and services.


We bring together tech entrepreneurs, designers, companies, investors, scientists and media representatives to share their knowledge on the next big thing.

  • What impact will Blockchain have in wearables and future services?

  • How can VR be integrated into services, products and software to create a unique experience?

  • How can the potential of the Gaming Market be considered when developing wearables?

  • How can you incorporate AI into your business?

Companies involved

We are looking at Wear It Festival, collecting information what is it about, what is the next hype, what may happen here. Not only here because this will be carried out into the entire world.

Philipp Miehlich, General Manager Business Unit OEM at VARTA Microbattery

The search for innovative solutions and wearables is a big topic at the moment! Of course we deal with the issue and we see if we can work together with one or the other here at the event.

Ramin Scharifi, VW Garage – Connectivity Lab

Rey Buckman

Campus Leader at Airbus BizLab Hamburg

Andreas Lymberis

Head of Sector Wearables & Bioelectronics at European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology

Dr. Jacob Skinner

CEO at Thrive Wearables

Alexander Lichti

Business Development Manager at Ackee

Nils Berger

CEO & Owner at Viewpointsystem

Michael Sahnau

Digital Business Transformation at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Jens Lambrecht

Managing Director at GESTALT Robotics

Matias Søndergaard

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Rokoko

Jannik Lockl

Blockchain Researcher at fim Finanz- & Informationsmanagement GmbH

recent contributors

These are your benefits

Benefits to innovation solutions providers

  • Meet senior decision makers in the area of  blockchain, gaming, VR, AI and insiders

  • Conducts 45min Industry focus Masterclass with preselect/ pre-arranged innovation professional

  • Obtain exclusive access to the senior delegation and present your services and products

  • Share your wishlist prospect list with our event Manager so we can try to arrange a meeting

  • Formal and informal networking in a professional setting that allows for focused business interactions.


Benefits to attendees from the innovation sector

  • Key industry insight: Attend cutting-edge wearable conference sessions, obtain access to unique wearable Tech & Trends expertise and take away new solutions to your day-to-day business challenges

  • Benefit from focus Masterclass with preselect IoT/Blockchain/VR… professional in focus group with max 10 attendees.

  • Meet senior decision makers in formal + informal networking: Network face to face with the world’s top executives, discuss and debate strategies with your peers and most knowledgeable experts in the wearable field, and rapidly build a network of new business relationships

  • Leading providers: Meet and make contact with leading wearable solution and service providers to solve your most pressing product design, innovation & R&D challenges.

Day 1
25 Jun 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Why mobile apps matter. For what scenarios you can use apps and how Rapid App Prototyping can give you real value for your ideas, projects, and business.
Alexander Lichti
Day 2
26 Jun 2019

Blockchain at Work: Workshop

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

Enabling Digital Innovations

Why is Digital Innovation Happening now? What are the drivers of digital innovations? Some examples of digital innovations.
Michael Sahnau

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

Modern automation systems are human-centric following the overall objective of supporting humans within their work & daily lives. The talk is about robotic support in industrial environments and highlights the significance of natural interaction technologies. Emphasis is on spatial interfaces including gesture control and Augmented Reality for workplaces of the future.
Jens Lambrecht

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

Pushing the limits of Wearable Technology

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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Dr. Jacob Skinner

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