There is a clear convergence occurring between the consumer wearables and health/medical device markets. This trend can be seen in what is going on in your ear with hearables, hearing aids and other ear-based devices. This session will take the audience on an intriguing journey through the convergence of consumer wearables and medical devices with specific examples in hearables and hearing health.
As VP of Marketing, Ryan leads global marketing for Valencell and is responsible for all areas of marketing strategy and execution. Ryan is an expert on the convergence of consumer wearables and health/medical devices and is regular speaker on various aspects of that topic at conferences and customer events around the world. Prior to Valencell, Ryan led marketing and enterprise engagement at 6fusion, rapidly growing market awareness and adoption of an innovative approach to standardizing the economic measurement of IT infrastructure. At GXS, Ryan led product marketing and product management for GXS Managed Services, helping grow the business from $40M to $150M in 7 years. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and licenses this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell's PerformTek® powered sensors are the most accurate wearable biometric sensors that continuously measure heart rate and activity. Valencell has invested years into research and development of its PerformTek sensor technology, protected by dozens of granted patents and independently validated by the Duke Center for Living, North Carolina State University, the Human Performance Laboratory and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.