CASPA 2014 Spring Symposium03/08/2014 - 03/08/2014

CASPA 2014 Spring Symposium

"The Wearable Future: Moving Beyond the Hype; the Search for the Holy Grail and Practical Use Cases"




"Now that wearables are all the craze, how to make sense of all the hype?  Wearable startups are popping up everywhere with many innovative ways to address people's lifestyles and routines in an attempt to augment our lives.

The challenge is to find that spark that will make wearables more appealing, relevant and useful to the population.  Lessons learned from the first wave of wearables...Addressing the continued challenges of unobtrusiveness, simplicity of use and power management.  And how to gain wider adoption outside of the Bay Area / Silicon Valley, where Google Glass and other wearable gadgets are the norm?  More and more wearable applications and proof-of-concepts are beginning to emerge, but not yet widely ubiquitous around the world.  What will it take to take wearables to the next level?  Wearable technologies should solve problems and enhance our lives rather than hinder it.

Today's distinguished speakers and panelists of visionaries and technologists will talk about the first generation of wearable devices, share their personal experiences and challenges they have faced, as well as give us a glimpse into what the next generation of wearables will look like."


Date:        March 8, 2014 Sat.


Location:  Intel SC12 Auditorium

                  3600 Juliette Ln. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Registration: Here   

Speaker Roundtable: Here



12 pm - 1 pm           Registration & Networking

1 pm - 3 pm             Welcome & Keynotes

3:10 pm - 4:45 pm    Panel Addresses and Discussion

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm    Speaker Roundtable: CASPA Members Only (online registration w/ $5)


Keynote speakers:

     MC: Jade Hsiung, Investment Advisor, Transamerica

     1.  Internet of Things to Drive the New Wearable Market for the Healthcare Industry

          Dr. Reza Kazerounian, SVP & GM, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel (Slides, Video)

     2.  The Rise of Wearables 2.0

          Julia Hu, CEO & Founder, lark (Slides, Video)

     3.  Bringing Vision to Wearable Devices

          Farshid Sabet, SVP & Chief Business Officer, Movidius (Slides, Video)


Panel speakers:

     Moderator: Dr. Xianfeng Ding, Platform Architect of Sensing, Intel

     1.  Smart Wearables Enabled by Low Power Technologies

          Amit Rohatgi, VP, Strategic Marketing, Imagination Technologies (Slides)

     2.  Consumer Sensors Beyond Smartphones

          Marcellino Gemelli, Director, Business Development, Bosch Sensortec (Slides)

     3.  Heterogeneous World – Wearable Technology Meets Heterogeneous Computing

          Dr. Ren Wu, Distinguished Scientist, Baidu (Slides)

     4.  The Dawn of the Wearable Era

          Dr. Xiaodong Jin, President & CEO, Quintic (Slides)


Media Coverage:

     Pre-symposium press conference (2/27/2014) coverage

     DingDing TV video:  "丁丁快讯 208 - CASPA 2014春季研讨会 穿戴式产品的精彩未来"

     EE Times Magazine article:  "Baidu Grows Silicon Valley Footprint" by Rick Merritt 

     World Journal newspaper article:  "CASPA研討 穿戴式產品未來"


     Post-symposium coverage

     SemiWiki article:  "Internet of Things and the Wearable Market" by Daniel Nenni

     Atmel article:  "Moving beyond the wearable future hype" 

     China Daily post on "Across America" and "Bay Area News"

 2014 Spring Proceeding Information

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