Closing Keynote for Wearable Technology Panel Discussion (Wearable USA 2017)

Ms Pallavi Shah, Senior Vice President
Houlihan Lokey
United States
Ms Julia Miller-Osborn, Material R&D Consultant

Presentation Summary

The panel will discuss various considerations as the high market demand for wearable health technology grows including: how consumer electronics companies are tapping into wearable health technology to drive revenues and profit, the challenges of addressing security and privacy concerns, the emergence of new business models and subsidization by insurance companies as well as employer/employee benefits.

Speaker Biography (Pallavi Shah)

Pallavi Shah is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey's Tech+IP Advisory practice. As an industry-recognized thought leader and spokesperson in technology, innovation, and intellectual property, Ms. Shah has focused on helping Fortune 100 companies and their partners monetize their innovations, bring their technologies to market, and protect their innovations through the filing of well over 100 patents. Ms. Shah has served as a Board Observer of venture-funded Silicon Valley startups, and has chaired various standards committees, including MPEG4-Java. She is also the inventor of many patents and has authored and presented multiple technical and business papers.

Speaker Biography (Julia Miller-Osborn)

Julia Miller-Osborn - Director, R&D, Celestine Materials Ltd (focus on both hard and soft technology, building and garment industries).
Originally from Dublin, Julia at a young age studied applied chemistry before running off to pick oranges in Spain and learn spanish - eventually settling on carpentry she qualified and ran her own design and building company in London. When her family moved to Asia she retrained to design and hand stitch leather, building and distributing her own brand and forming a sustainable production line with local sourced materials. Whilst studying material science and engineering the opportunity to become and R&D manager for the Clover group- a major bra and sportswear manufacturer- arose and Julia surfed onto new opportunities once again.
Celestine - Sourcing and Material development for commercialisation with University inclusion.
As the head of R&D at Celestine, Julia and her team use all their learnt and innate skills to create opportunities and see the potential of the breathtaking new ideas and tech that's available from student inventors to housewife adapters- and they have the passion and interest to share with the team and bring to the right market. Using tried and tested facilities Celestine aims to elevate the material world out of its current destructive predicament- with new sustainable materials and process that benefit and elevate the entire industry.

Company Profile (Houlihan Lokey)

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Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in M&A capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. Part of the Financial Advisory Services, the Tech+IP Advisory practice adds "smart value", creative ideas, and workable solutions for our clients. We provide strategic transaction, valuation, M&A advisory, IP-backed capital formation and restructuring, and analytic services focused on Tech+IP for hundreds of innovative companies and market leaders globally. Our clients run the gamut from global 100 corporations to emerging and midsize companies throughout North America, Europe, and East Asia.
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Company Profile (Celestine)

Celestine - Sourcing and Material development for commercialisation with University inclusion.
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