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With Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao (Prof. Design + Environmental Analysis, Cornell University), Julie Gratz (Dir., Kaleida Studio), Tyana Bullocks (Retail Specialist, North).
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
SAP Leonardo Center, 10 Hudson Yards, 48th Fl

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This month's panel:

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kaois an Assistant Professor of Design + Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, where she directs the Hybrid Body Lab. She holds a Ph.D. from theMIT Media Lab. Her research practice themedHybrid Body Craftblends aesthetic & cultural perspectives into the design of on-body interfaces. Example projects include DuoSkin, a functional, stylish on-skin interface inspired by metallic temporary tattoos. Her research has been presented at top computer science conferences (ACM CHI, UbiComp/ISWC, UIST), while receiving media coverage byCNN,TIME,Forbes,VOGUE Paris, among others. Her work has been exhibited & shown internationally at the Pompidou Centre, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Ars Electronica, New York Fashion Week, & more. She has worked at Microsoft Research developing cosmetics-inspired wearables, & is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Among her awards include 3 Honorable Mention/Best Paper Awards from top computer science conferences, the Fast Company Innovation by Design Finalist, an Ars Electronica STARTS Prize Nomination, & the SXSW Interactive Innovation

Julie Gratz

Julie Gratz is an artist & founder/director of Kaleida Studio;an award-winning animation, motion graphics, & augmented reality art studio. Julie's current focus is on combining fine art & tech to create art that will heal, inspire, tell stories, & nourish the soul. Julie specializes in AR Art, film, music, documentary, & commercial projects. Kaleida Studio has been featured & awarded by Tribeca Film, Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of The Week, Choreoscope International Film Festival, Vice, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, & more. She has worked with a variety of clients including Netflix, Magnolia Films, CNN Films, Great Big Story, Future of Storytelling, & more.

Tyana Bullocks
Tyana Bullocks is a Retail Specialist at North. Based out of the Cobblehill Showroomlocation in Brooklyn, NY. Tyana has trained & acted as one of North's brand ambassadorsat conferences such as CES 2019 & Vision Expo East, showcasing Focals to people fromall over the world.
FOCALS by North

6:00p Check-In/Networking/ FOCALS by North Demos
6:30p WoW Intro/Presentation
7:00pPanel Discussion
8p Networking/Demos/ Wrap Up

North isa growth-stage, consumer tech company based in Waterloo, Ontario focused on building products that change the way we see & interact with our digital & physical worlds.
Founded by three graduates from the University of Waterloo, we've grown to a team of talented engineers, creatives, researchers & more across five offices.
North is backed by $140m USD in venture funding from the Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital & more

Women of Wearables (WoW) is a global organisation that supports & connects women in wearable tech, fashion tech, health tech, IoT & VR/AR. Its mission is to encourage more women & diverse teams to participate in building hardware & software products as designers, product managers & developers or being founders of their own companies, as well as create more jobs for women in STEM.
With headquarters in London (UK) & more than 10,000 members located around the globe, including local ambassadors throughout Europe, USA, Middle East & Asia, WoW supports its growing community of women & girls in the tech space through monthly meetups, panels, mentorship & collaboration. Our community is composed of startup founders, SMEs, industry experts, accelerators, incubators, industry partners, bloggers, journalists & investors.

SAP Next-Gen is an innovation community for SAP Leonardo supporting SAP's 350,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries.
SAP Next-Gen enables companies, startups, partners & universities to connect & innovate with purpose by:
Seeding in disruptive innovation with startups to accelerate exponential enterprise journeys
Building digital skills in a community centered on industry & exponential technology interests
Showcasing thought leadership & collaborating with other thought leaders
Connecting & crowdsourcing with academia & recruiting next-gen innovators
Reaching digital futures.
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