The New Supply Chain: How Wearable Technology is Disrupting the Apparel Industry
Great America Ballroom J
15:45 - 16:10
Wearable technology market revenue is growing at more than 10x the speed of traditional apparel. However, when it comes to producing wearable technology and smart textiles, inventors, government agencies, businesses and startups are still relying on traditional methods for manufacturing. During his speech, Tony Chahine will walk you through how clothing used to be made and how the design-to-production process is being radically redefined based on innovations in smart textile.
Speaker Biography (Tony Chahine)
Tony is an entrepreneur with a passion for solving problems. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Tony's natural entrepreneurial gift transformed his single store business start-up to a 100+ store chain before the age of 30. He has subsequently acquired and restructured many more businesses of much larger scales. As an innovator, he has pioneered movements in sustainable clothing, spearheaded many research and development projects in smart fabrics, and recently founded A.I.A. labs - a wearable technology hub created to make products for inventors, start-ups and established companies.
Company Profile (Architects of Intelligent Applications (A.I.A.))
Architects of Intelligent Applications (A.I.A.) is a specialized platform for designing, developing and manufacturing wearable technology. We are experts at integrating and embedding technology seamlessly into textiles, to change the way we live. Located in Toronto, Canada our facilities include a printed electronics laboratory, design studio, cut and sew floor and computerized knitting division; a complete and open vertical factory for delivering finished product to the wearable market.