Videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit

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Part 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Joshua Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Presentation: “A Market Research Overview – How Big is the Market for Smart Fabrics Really?”
    • Jeffrey C. Rasmussen, Director of Market Research, Industrial Fabrics Association International
  • Industry Demonstration by Mark Mordecai, Director of Business Development, Globe
  • Panel: “Manufacturing Smart Garments – Surprises, Challenges, and Lessons Learned”
    • Moderator: J.J. Raynor, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, The White House
    • Panelists:
      • Amanda Parkes, Chief of Technology & Research, ManufactureNY
      • Qaizar Hassonjee, Vice President of Innovation, adidas Wearable Sports Electronics
      • Despina Papadopoulos, WWA Advisors and New York University


Part 2: Industry Demonstration

  • Industry Demonstration by Amit Kapoor, President and Co-Founder, First Line Technology
  • Panel: “The Federal Investment in Smart Fabrics from Transformational Research to Start-Up Accelerators”
    • Moderator: Alan Davidson, Director of Digital Economy, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Panelists:
      • Stephen Luckowski, Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Department of Defense
      • Jesse Jur, Assistant Professor, ASSIST Center, North Carolina State College of Textiles
      • Daniel Cotter, Acting Director, First Responder Group, Department of Homeland Security


Part 3: Industry Demonstration

  • Industry Demonstration by Steven Willoughby, Microcircuit Materials of DuPont
  • Panel: “Using Intellectual Property Rights to Protect and Spur Smart Fabrics Innovation”
    • Moderator: Michael Petricone, Vice President for Public Policy, Consumer Technology Association
  • Panelists:
    • Vikrum Aiyer, Chief of Staff, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • Lynn Rzonca, Partner, Ballard Spahr


Part 4: Industry Demonstration

  • Industry Demonstration by Scott Ballenger, Senior Vice President, Business Development, PurThread
  • Panel: “Smart Fabrics Standards – Building the Foundation for Growth”
    • Moderator: Jeff Weiss, Senior Advisor for Standards and Global Regulatory Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Panelists:
      • Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
      • Sandeep Khatua, Technical Director, Consumer Products, Bureau Veritas
      • Alpesh Shah, Senior Director of Global Business Strategy and Intelligence, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association


Part 5: Keynote Panel: A Business Roundtable on the Future of Smart Fabrics

  • Moderator: Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Panelists:
    • David Lauren, Executive Vice President of Global Advertising, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, Ralph Lauren Company
    • Joshua M. Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New Technology Group, Intel
    • Mary Hennessy, CEO and President, Industrial Fabrics Association International
  • Concluding Remarks: Joshua Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce