Demands And Opportunities In The Tech-Fashion Industry (Wearable Europe 2019)

Dr Kitty Yeung, Creative Technologist + Sr. PM
Microsoft
United States
 

Presentation Summary

With the development of open-source hardware, creatives have started to include decorative and/or functional electronics in garments. Driven by creative designs, the industry has tremendous opportunities but also faces significant challenges in scaling. This talk discusses gaps in the ecosystem and how technologies can help transform the traditional garment industry.

Speaker Biography (Kitty Yeung)

Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Silicon Valley, California. She currently manages the Bay Area Microsoft Garage, a program that drives a culture of innovation at Microsoft. Her role with Microsoft Garage focuses on creating collaboration and experimentation synergies between employees and the local ecosystem. In addition to driving quantum computing education, she is passionate about enabling the digital transformation of the fashion industry through the Microsoft cloud platform.
 
Kitty's early career had been conducting research in condensed matter physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. After grad school, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel.
 
Kitty frequently presents about the Microsoft Garage program and gives talks reflecting her personal passion and career and experience in the wearables industry and quantum computing. See her design work on www.artbyphysicistkittyyeung.com External Link

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