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With founder/CEOs Eric Chan (ECCO Design) & Despina Papadopolous (Principled Design).
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $10
SAP Leonardo Center, 10 Hudson Yards, 48th Fl

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Our inaugural event will be featuring two influential internationally recognized designers/entrepreneurs/thought leaders.

Eric Chan - CEO & Founder of ECCO Design
Eric has years of international experience in design & product innovation. He has worked with global tech companies & startups including LG, Herman Miller, Panasonic, Samsung, GE, Lenovo, Audi & Toyota. He recently established EccoX, exploring & pushing physical design seamless integration with digital / virtual technology from wearable tech,IoT, to smart appliances.

Despina Papadopolous - CEO/Founder of Principled Design
Despina is the founder of Principled Design, a systems design & strategy studio specializing in wearable technologies, building prototypes, & working with organizations to introduce innovation at the intersection of social structure & technological possibility. Despina is recognized for her expertise in systems design & expert in e-textiles & fashion wearable technology with VF, Nivea, 7 For All Mankind, & most recent collaboration with Ralph Lauren along with other partners for the launch of the US Olympics heated jacket.

Moderator for this evening's event is Nga Nguyen, User Experience Designer for emerging technology & digital experiences for various clients, as well as Chapter Lead for Hardware Massive.

At this talk, you will gain insight to the current state of smart connected devices & wearable technology & its near future trajectory.

Our topics will include:
* The evolution of hardware leveraging various modalities, interfaces & materials as part of design
* Thinking holistically in systems & networks when designing a product from concept state & how it scales
* Given the rise of smart connected devices & impervious sharing of data a we will touch upon the ethics, social & cultural ramifications from the product that we design
* As designers, founders, stakeholders this talk will challenge us to think beyond objects/devices & how it will impact the body mechanics, cognition & how these devices are shaping use behavior

Event Agenda:
6:00 - 6:45 Networking
6:45 - 7:00 Introduction/Announcements
7:00 - 8:00 Speakers, Q & A
8:00 - 8:30 Networking continues

Limited seating.


***Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend & are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.
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