205 – Ben Cooper of IoClothes – A New Era of Fashion Tech

Bridging the gap between technology and the footwear, apparel & textile industries…

Ben Cooper, Founder/Managing Director of IoClothes (helping companies deliver breakthrough innovation) discusses Wear Conference, wearable technology, and the spurring the intersection of fashion and technology. Recorded at the 2017 Wear Conference in San Francisco, CA. Powered by Sennheiser.

Footwear in the army, bridging a gap, and the holy grail of data

Cooper talks about his past as an athlete, physics, biomechanics, improving human performance, led footwear program for the US Army, exited from a tech company, led research and testing for VF Global Innovation Center, explored wearables, what’s lagging in the wearable space, bridging the gap between fashion apparel footwear industry and tech industry and ushering in a new era. Pursuing a model that opens up a platform, and having the same ability to impact companies regardless of size recognition. The holy grail of data, why data should be about adding more value, and the need more attempts for more data.

Igniting creativity, facilitating the future, and bringing people together

Io Clothes launching a beta, hoping to find value in interactions, a massive tech transfer department vs. handshake deals, and being meant to ignite creativity and collaboration. Being passionate about what can come on the other side, and how Io Clothes is a clearing house for consultants. Cooper doing the best he can to facilitate the future he wants to see. Bringing all these people together, like 99 Designs or Fiverr for the creative side. How answers are out there and one just needs to bring it together.

Fishing, reflecting, and crushing goals

Personal questions cover retreating with fishing, why second place mattered, the gift of a sleeping bag, taking time to reflect, and the clock doesn’t lie, reinventing and crushing goals.

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204 – Rohan Deuskar of Stylitics – The Styling Army’s Gone, The Quality Remains

How showing consumers how to style outfits with visual inspiration and merchandising with Stylitics can lead to higher purchases…

Rohan Deuskar, CEO and Co-Founder of Stylitics, one of the original fashion technology companies which scales visual inspiration and merchandising for brands discusses how the fashion industry has been changing the way it engages consumers in the recent 6-8 years. He discusses the way Stylitics can change how retailers have a conversation with the customer, tech can bundle visual merchandise across categories although his company focused in fashion due to expertise. Deuskar (profile) joins hosts Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez and Marc Raco on location at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference. Powered by Sennheiser.

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203 – Dr. Patrick Kramer of Digiwell – Human Cyborg Relations

Implant technology…

Dr. Patrick Kramer, Chief Cyborg Officer of Digiwell (offering transformation – whether by individuals or by organizations – digitally and biologically for the improvement of mental and physical performance, including implant technology) and Human Augmentation & Transformation Specialist, KeyNote-Speaker, CEO & Founder (profile), joins Pavan Bahl, Marc Raco, and Rob Sanchez on location at WEAR Conference 2017. Powered by Sennheiser.

Typical uses, security concerns, and generating passwords in the body

Kramer discusses how medical devices are usually for people with a loss or accident, how the Digiwell implants are powered by near-field communication tech, and they have partnered with a company producing them. Using implants as a key, considerations of security of biometric, the security benefits of this, access control, and the process of generating passwords inside your body.

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202 – Nicholas De Monchaux – The Fashion Tech of Apollo Spacesuits

Spacesuits as a beacon of fashion technology, with the author of “Fashioning Apollo”…

Nicholas De Monchaux , author of “Fashioning Apollo” and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media, joins Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez and Marc Raco in front of a live audience at WEAR Conference 2017 in San Francisco. Powered by Sennheiser.

The inside of a spacesuit, Playtex, and a technological mindset

De Monchaux describes how he conceived the book by considering the craziest domestic space imaginable — the inside of a spacesuit. He then wrote a book about the Apollo program and how the Apollo spacesuits were made by industrial division of the same company who made Playtex bras and girdles. The origins of Playtex, the genesis of the book ten years in the making, why it mattered, historical understanding of where technological mindset come from, designing a suit allowing the human body to operate in such a hostile environment. And insights from research, as an architect.

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