Demands And Opportunities In The Tech-Fashion Industry
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
Convention Hall 1/A
10:00 - 10:20
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 works as a creative technologist and manager at The Garage, Microsoft.
Kitty received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Waves in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty then worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel.
Now at Microsoft, Kitty focuses on integrating art/design with science/technology. She works on applying cutting-edge technologies to both garment designs and manufacturing processes as well as quantum computing education. See work on www.artbyphysicistkittyyeung.com
Company Profile (Microsoft)
Microsoft is simplifying IoT so every business can digitally transform through IoT solutions that are more accessible and easier to implement. Microsoft has the most comprehensive IoT portfolio with a wide range of IoT offerings to meet organizations where they are on their IoT journey, including everything businesses need to get started — ranging from operating systems for their devices, cloud services to control them, advanced analytics to gain insights, and business applications to enable intelligent action.