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Tom Emrich
Works at We Are Wearables
Attended University of Waterloo
Lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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According to CCS Insight, VR devices are set to explode from 2.2 million shipments this year to 20 million by 2018.
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In a world where everything is becoming connected and quantifiable, dogs, cats, and even horses won’t be spared.
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As we sit at the dawn of a new wave of computing, wearable technology will continue to evolve our use of language and our ability to communicate. But the
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Smartwatches are here to cure our smartphone addiction, but only if you are willing to put in the work. But is this enough for people to purchase?
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Smart hair, smart sunglasses & smart Mouthguards: loads of new connected devices in my Wearable Weekly just released on BetaKit

http://betakit.com/ww-the-wearable-weekly-smart-hair-connected-mouthguards-ar-driving-glasses/

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Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.
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Drawing inspiration from the Pan Am games, this month’s We Are Wearables event in Toronto focused on the impact of wearables in the sports industry.
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Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.
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Apple Watch sells out, initial reviews of the device are in and AR is set to cannibalize mobile. My Wearable Weekly is out. If you want to catch up on what happened in the wearable space this week, check it out. http://betakit.com/ww-the-wearable-weekly-ar-to-cannibalize-mobile-apple-watch-sells-out/ 
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Writer, Consultant and Community Builder
Skills
writing, blogging, management consultant, product strategy, product marketing, product development, mobile marketing, mobile apps, smartphones, tablets, emerging technology , wearable technology, 3d printing, internet of things, apps
Employment
  • We Are Wearables
    Founder, 2014 - present
    We Are Wearables connects people and businesses to the world of wearable tech through events, workshops, collaboration and resources. We Are Wearables Toronto is Canada's largest Wearable Meetup and a thriving community of wearable enthusiasts. Check out the latest events, featured videos and articles on www.wearewearables.com.
  • MobileSyrup & Betakit
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Technology writer focused on wearable tech, 3D printing and the internet of things. On a mission to raise the profile of Canadian startups and tech stories. Write regularly for MobileSyrup & BetaKit. Have contributed to Techvibes, blogTO and the GridTO.
  • Self Employed
    Freelance Consultant - Mobile, Wearables & Emerging Tech, 2011 - present
    Providing management consulting, strategic guidance, market & consumer insights, industry trends, project management and training related to mobile, wearable tech, and other emerging platforms
  • App-Promo
    Consultant, 2011 - 2013
    App Promo is a leading app marketing firm whose goal is to increase mobile and tablet application success for start-ups, developers, publishers and Fortune 500 brands by helping them with the business of their applications. App Promo offers services in app marketing, app strategy, app monetization and app store optimization.
  • Rogers Communications
    Senior Mobile Project Manager, 2010 - 2011
    Consulting and project management for digital initiatives on mobile and tablet platforms for media brands rooted in print, radio and television.
  • Transcontinental
    Product Manager: Mobile, Tablet & eReader, 2009 - 2010
    Mobile strategist and technology product owner counseling senior executives, publishers, brand managers, sales teams and advertisers on mobile opportunities across various platforms including mobile messaging, mobile web, applications (iPhone/BB/Android), Bar Codes (QR, coupons), eReaders and Tablets.
  • VeriSign
    Senior Project Manager, 2005 - 2009
    Product and project management in Mobile Marketing and Media (WAP, Messaging, Mobile Web, Web & Smartphone Applications) platforms for North American clients including Media Companies, Content Providers and Wireless Carriers.
  • SBR Global
    Business Analyst, 2004 - 2005
    Productivity improvement and project management support in the Banking, Retail, and Utilities sectors.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Tokyo, Japan - Oakville, Ontario, Canada - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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The Future is Now: IoT, 3D printing and Wearable Tech
Introduction

Tom Emrich is a writer, consultant and community builder. He founded We Are Wearables, a community dedicated to fostering adoption and facilitating innovation in the wearable space by rallying people together to learn, discuss and celebrate this new wave of computing. Tom writes about wearables and other emerging tech like the Internet of Things and 3D Printing for a number of sites including MobileSyrup, BetaKit and Designers of Things of which he is the Editor. He has a background in product marketing, development and strategy and has created many apps for mobile and wearable platforms including Google Glass apps Glass Eats and Stay Glassy, TTC. He is also a Google Glass Explorer.

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Lives in the Future
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  • University of Waterloo
    2000
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