Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Rockley Photonics talks future of wearables
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Rockley Photonics CEO Andrew Rickman will lead an exciting roster of speakers at a Wareable event in London.

Wareable Presents: Wearables London is the reboot of a successful series of events – and Wareable is taking an active role. And we’ve assembled some top speakers to talk about the world of wearable tech in 2022 and beyond.

The free event will be free at Techspace Shoreditch in London on Tuesday 28 June at 7PM. Just sign up here to be there on the day (Eventbrite).

Rockley Photonics

Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Dr. Andrew Rickman, OBE, is the chairman and chief executive officer of Rockley Photonics. Rockley’s clinic-on-the-wrist biosensing technology is capable of tracking multiple biomarkers non-invasively, including core body temperature, hydration, blood pressure, heart rate, glucose, and alcohol, among others.

Rockley Photonics' work has been thrust into the limelight as a supplier to Apple – and just last month it revealed the results of successful trials of its hydration tracking metrics.

Andrew will lead a fascinating talk on future biosensors and consumer wearables, and exactly where we’re heading in the next few years.

Femtech and wearables

Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Next up is Issy Towell, wearables analyst at CCS Insight, who has been leading important research into Femtech, and the development of wearables with women in mind.

Issy has studied how poorly women have been represented in the development of wearable tech hardware, and on-going issues with the implementation of software features such as cycle and fertility tracking. You can check out her blog the issues here.

Issy's talk will touch on the historic biases at play, how that’s (hopefully) changing, and what needs to happen for women to be better represented by wearable devices.

Classic wearables from the past

Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Finally, Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight and James Stables, Wareable co-founder and editor, are going to join forces on stage for a fun look at some iconic wearables that got us to where we are today.

Ben will be bringing a collection of wearables that are part of the Mobile Phone Museum, a charity project founded by Ben and others. James and Ben will be discussing how far wearables have come – and what might be next.

Finally, Ben, Issy and Andrew will come together for a panel discussion – with plenty of time for questions.

Join us on 28 June at Techspace

Wareable Presents: Wearables London will be hosted at Techspace Shoreditch on 28 June at 7pm. It’s a free event (we’re too good to you) – and to be there just sign up using the Eventbrite.

It’s set to be a fascinating look at the near future of wearables from those on the inside.

Rockley Photonics CEO leads speakers at Wearables London event

Wearables London is sponsored by Audiowings, and hosted by Techspace, a European community for pioneering technology teams. Based in London and Berlin, Techspace is an ecosystem of 3500+ members across 6 locations. Offering them flexible work and event spaces.

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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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