WEAR Conference Advisory Board

Meet the industry experts who are helping to develop an unmissable conference program this June in San Francisco!

  • Stacey Burr

    Product Management Google, Inc

    Product Management at Google

  • Dan Ledger

    Founder Path Collaborative

    Dan Ledger is founder and principal at Path Collaborative, an advisory and research firm working at the broader intersection of wearable technology, connected health, IoT and machine intelligence.  Path Collaborative is a network of industry experts who help OEMs and service providers in the wearable technology space with product strategy, partnerships, go-to-market planning, and technology differentiation. 

    Prior to forming Path Collaborative, Dan was a principal at Endeavour Partners where he led a great deal of work and research on wearable technology. He has advised numerous startups, larger service providers, and OEMs on product definition, service design, ecosystem strategy, and go- to-market planning within this space. Dan has appeared on NPR, Bloomberg and CNN talking about the future of wearable technology. His research in wearable technology has been covered by GigaOm, The Guardian, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, TechRepublic, and CBS. Dan has multiple engineering degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters degree from MIT.

  • Tom Martin

    Professor Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Virginia Tech

    Tom Martin is a professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he is the co-director of the Virginia Tech E-textiles Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

    His current research includes electronic textiles, location-based applications, and interdisciplinary design teams for pervasive computing. Martin is vice-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee for Wearable Information Systems and has published more than 50 refereed technical articles. In 2006 he was invited to the White House to receive the NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research in e-textile-based wearable computing.

  • Remington Scott

    Technical Associate The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

    Remington Scott, is a Technical Associate for The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) as well as a graduate student at North Carolina State University. My research involves the study of electronic textiles and how different fabrication techniques affect their performance and durability after exposing them to standard and accelerated laundering and drying procedures. As a Technical Associate, I have been involved with AATCC’s e-textile research committee to develop test methods for evaluating the resistance of e-textiles and developing new methods for e-textile products.  

  • Sharlene Sternberg, MBA

    Marketing Manager Sensoria Health Inc.

    Sharlene has over 12+ years of strategic, product and marketing communications experience.  She excels at multi-tasking, handling priorities in ever-changing and evolving environments and managing multiple projects with a strong reputation for driving better than expected results.  She is a creative thinker, strategic problem-solver and effective communicator.  Sharlene willingly accepts new challenges and fosters cross-functional collaboration with a positive, can-do, will-do attitude.  She holds an MBA from Texas Christian University and is a former undergraduate and graduate adjunct marketing professor at Western International University.

  • Charla Triplett

    Founder and President Catalyze

    Charla Triplett is the Founder and President of Catalyze, a Consulting Collective, bringing together expertise in Research, Design and Strategy with a focus on Medical Device and Digital Health. Charla is passionate about building relationships and bringing together the right people to tackle big problems. She is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated strength in new business development, strategy and building programs. Her science and engineering background, combined with her business acumen and experience, allow her to tailor solutions to a diverse set of clients.

    For over 20 years, Charla has worked with entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, marketing and business teams, inside companies (large and small), nonprofits, and universities. Most recently, she worked as a product development strategist for a design firm and in business development for an interactive digital marketing agency. Prior to these Business Development roles, Charla spent over 15 years of her career focused on connecting industry and academia in the area of Biomedical Engineering, including founding and running a non-profit with this mission and working with over 60 Universities nationwide.

    She has actively served on the OSU College of Engineering board for Chem, Bio and Environmental Engineering for the past 10 years and is a supporter of the OSU College of Business Advancing Women in Leadership program.  She holds an M.S. in Bioengineering from Oregon State University, a B.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University.