Can wearables help us motivate people to lead healthier lives? Very soon, it might be common to strap on an activity tracker, a smartwatch, or download an activity tracking app to your phone as prescribed by your employer or your university. What are the advantages and disadvantages to these programs? Why are universities and workplaces interested in our human data, our health data? How can you initiate a program? Why should you participate?
We’ll look at all of this and more in a panel discussion at our monthly event, Wearable Wednesday: Cincinnati. (RSVP here).
Stephanie Roberto is a technology consultant at TiER1 Performance Solutions in Covington, KY. Her passion is developing engaging web and mobile experiences that help improve people’s lives. In January 2014, she helped spearhead TiER’s company-wide adoption of Fitbit. She promoted weekly challenges to get employees up and moving and leveraged social media to promote accountability. She will be sharing success stories and obstacles to this program which is now in its second year.
Shawn Nason, Chief Innovation Officer for Xavier University says, “Innovation isn’t work, it’s a lifestyle.” At Xavier University, Shawn leads the strategy and implementation of the innovation process within Xavier, while developing a portfolio of innovation clients and partners, which will drive non-tuition based revenue within the university through the Center for Innovation. In collaboration with Strap, Xavier University will launch a population health program to motivate their students to live healthy lives.
Prior to Xavier, Shawn worked three years at Humana leading Strategic and Consumer Innovation with a focus on design. Additionally, Shawn spent six years at The Walt Disney Company in various capacities within Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering. An inspirational leader, Shawn has a proven record of gaining confidence from key executives, stakeholders, peers, and employees at all levels.
Shawn has a BS in Business Management and Finance and an MBA in International Business and Finance. Shawn is currently working on his DBA in Organizational Leadership & Change. Shawn states, “I have the amazing honor to ignite teams, organizations, and individuals to tap into their creative mind and spark ideas and solutions they never dreamed of!”
Wearable Wednesdays are regular industry meetups that are held in 18 cities (and counting) around the world, including San Francisco, Vancouver, London, San Paulo, and Barcelona. Our events are a blend of business and social and provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, high-level decision makers, investors and brands to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the industry forward. Participants can meet the most innovative Wearables & IoT entrepreneurs in the community, demo products, share ideas and discuss the industry. These events foster community relationships and keep sponsors and participants on the forefront of the billion-dollar wearable and IoT industries.