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Mobile Monday Explores Wearable Technology

On Monday, June 22, 2015 innovators will gather in the Steele Centre Pub at Fleming College to discuss the role of wearable technology. Three speakers will demonstrate the Apple Watch, FitBit and Android Wear, just three types of smart devices that consumers are wearing. With the theme, “PTBO Going Mobile - Think Global, Act Local” participants will discuss how wearable technology can be showcased in Peterborough and how this technology can help the local economy through job creation and new business innovation.

“Wearable technology is slowly becoming common place. It’s most commonly used for obtaining a persons’ vitals for health monitoring but there are many other uses and applications in the market today,” said event organizer Michael J. O’Farrell, Founder of The Mobile Institute. “We want to explore ways we can use wearable and other mobile technology in Peterborough to showcase the region in the global marketplace.”

Rob Williams, Fleming SAC President says, “We are excited to have live product demonstrations with Steve Higgs, David Farnes and Chris Smith to introduce the technology to people who may not be familiar with it.”

With free parking for attendees, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event runs until 8:30 p.m. The event is free to attend and all who are interested in wearable technology are welcome. Pre-registration is requested online at www.mobilemondayptbo.ca and onsite registration will be available.

Launched earlier this year, Mobile Monday Peterborough is one of the 140 cities worldwide hosting Mobile Monday events taking place globally since 2000. It began in Helsinki Finland when mobile enthusiasts invited peers for an informal Mobile Monday event to share knowledge on mobile trends, markets, technologies and innovative services.

Event supporters included: Fleming SAC, Peterborough Economic Development, Marketing Media Solutions, Signarama Peterborough, Trent Marketing Association and Junior Achievement - Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka.