Amanda Parkes, Chief Technology Officer, Manufacture NY
Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Robert Goldberg used neuroimaging methods for over a decade to examine the human brain and how frontal cortex mediates our multisensory experiences of sounds, photos, videos, tastes, and touches. As a researcher in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, he became interested in wearable, connected technologies for brain health and performance based on his own family history. Rob founded Neumitra to measure and manage the autonomic nervous system during daily life demands and how we relax from stress. He leads the development of their biowatch platform and the integration with mobile and cloud computing for data-driven software applications.
Rachel Kalmar’s goal is to make sensor data both accessible and actionable. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she is passionate about using data to explain, predict and influence behavior. She is active in the Bay Area hardware community and runs Sensored, a 1000+ person meetup group for people working on sensor devices and applications. Today she joins Health 2.0 demo the Misfit Bloom which combines fashion and function in health activity tracking.
Amanda Parkes, PhD is fashion technologist and biomedia/wearable tech designer, and is leading the development of MNY’s Tech Annex- high technology fashion & textiles R&D space. She is also the founder of Skinteractive Studio, offering conceptual design and technological development on wearable technology, hi-tech textiles, fashion manufacturing, and interactivity.