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Evolving Digital Self

Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Heidi talks with some of the interesting technology visionaries at the IDTechEx Show 2018. From Wearables and IoT to what makes them work. This episode is a bit more on the techy side, but I think you will enjoy learning more about what is inside some of these amazing innovations.

Vincent Ball is the visionary force behind Nytecs' Product Innovation Center. Over the years, he has expanded Nytec globally, and formed a talented interdisciplinary team to deliver industry-leading innovative consumer lifestyle products, industrial and IOT through design, engineering and manufacturing management solutions for some of the top Fortune 50 companies. Ball leverages his innate ability to combine his deep business experience and holding over 26 patents gained over two decades of design, management, and leadership expertise ensures Nytec is able to help clients turn dreams into reality.

John Field, talks about the amazing opportunities in thin-film battery development at ULVAC. John Field lives and works in the Silicon Valley in California.  His Chemical Engineering education prepared him for a career oriented to Micro-electronics and fabrication technologies. After college, John went into the semiconductor industry taking on a number of increasingly responsible roles. He started as an engineer working in semiconductor fabrication, then moved into Product Line management for equipment OEM’s, and eventually had several Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing. After leading two start-ups to corporate acquisitions, John began consulting with companies helping them with business planning.

He now runs the Silicon Valley region for ULVAC. He is responsible for working with industry leading companies to establish relationships that leverage ULVAC’s technology in Semiconductor, Display, Solid State Battery, MEMs and other technologies. ULVAC is a Japan based company, with global operations, and the company is known as a leader in all aspects of vacuum processing.

Tejash Unadkat is the chief executive officer of Motiv Inc. Previously, he was a General Manager of the platform and partnerships group at August Home (acquired by ASSA Abloy). He has deep experience building both consumer and enterprise products. Prior to August Home, Tejash built the product management team at Basis Science (acquired by Intel), initiated new social and ebook products at Adobe, and launched PayPal’s first Partner API Platform. He began his career building enterprise software at Vignette (acquired by OpenText) and Epicentric (acquired by Vignette).

He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Motiv was started in 2013 by four forward-thinking entrepreneurs with a desire to build products that fit seamlessly into people’s lives. This group of friends share a passion for disruption, as well as a breadth and depth of experience in product design, consumer goods, and startups. Headquartered in San Francisco, Motiv is dedicated to developing revolutionary solutions that connect the human body with technology in an almost magical way.

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Carl Byers is the chief strategy officer of contextere, an industrial software company creating AI-powered solutions focused on human performance. He has spent over thirty years helping businesses increase knowledge capture, decision-making and individual performance using simulation, augmented and virtual reality, and machine learning. He is the past president and current treasurer of the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA), a member-based organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of augmented reality in the enterprise. He is an active contributor to World Economic Forum (WEF) initiatives on the future of work through contextere’s membership in the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Byers is also a co-founder of United World Voices, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable persons and communities in Canada, India, and Africa through skills development and entrepreneurship. Byers holds an MBA, a Master’s in Human Security & Peacebuilding, and a Bachelor’s in Engineering Physics.




contextere is an industrial software company creating AI-powered solutions focused on human performance, helping companies capture value through increased productivity and safety while reducing equipment downtime. contextere sees a future driven not by more job losses due to automation, but by more job opportunities created with technology. The company is making sense of the overwhelming amount of data and information generated from smart machines and enterprise analytics to help workers perform better, to increase their competencies and skills, and to close the global gap in skilled workers.