A Special SIG Presentation...

Evolution of Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Where Will Bluetooth Go Next?

Bluetooth low energy is the next step in the evolution of Bluetooth wireless technology. Consuming a fraction of the power, it will give consumers new ways and new places - like sports, wellness and entertainment - to put Bluetooth technology to use.  As usual, San Diego is a hotbed of activity for this new wireless technology with the R&D operations of several companies based here.

Nick Hunn, chair of the Bluetooth SIG evangelization committee, will present an overview of the technology, its market, and target products.  Nick will share his vision of how this new Bluetooth technology will impact mobile operators, mHealth, and the sports and fitness markets.  Specifically he will cover the need for Bluetooth low energy, technology features that differ from regular Bluetooth and target markets and products.  Following Nick Hunn's presentation will be a panel available to answer more questions.

If your company is developing Bluetooth products or you just what to learn about the latest in Bluetooth technology, this is your chance to get the story direct from the Bluetooth SIG Committee and leading Bluetooth developers.

Nick Hunn
Vice Chairman / Executive Director, Mobile Data Association
Director, WiFore Consulting Ltd.
Nick Hunn is Vice Chairman of the Mobile Data Association, where he takes a special responsibility for promoting the development of eHealth to Government bodies, mobile networks and device manufacturers.  He also advises on all aspects of wireless design and applications through his role in WiFore Consulting.  Nick has over thirty years of experience in design and technical evangelisation, developing a diverse range of products, ranging from robot vision systems to laser gyroscopes, M2M communications systems and semiconductor processing equipment.  Over the last fifteen years, Nick has been heavily involved with wireless standards and has been intimately involved with the development of Bluetooth.  Within the Bluetooth standards group, Nick is Chair of the Bluetooth evangelisation committee and co-chair of the Medical Working Group.  He is also the Bluetooth liaison officer for the Continua Health Alliance.  He has been heavily involved in defining the new Bluetooth low power standard for web connected devices.  Nick holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Steve McIntyre
Senior Product Line Manager, Broadcom Wireless PAN Group

More Panelists to be Announced


Jason Hillyard
Founder & CEO, Wicentric
Jason Hillyard is the founder and CEO of Wicentric, an embedded software company specializing in Bluetooth low energy technology.  Jason started working in Bluetooth in 2000 and is connected to many leaders in that industry.  Prior to Wicentric, Jason led the Bluetooth development effort at Staccato Communications where he designed Staccato’s Bluetooth firmware architecture and contributed to the Bluetooth 3.0 specification in the Bluetooth SIG.  Prior to Staccato, Jason led the 802.15.4 MAC firmware project at Figure 8 Wireless and Texas Instruments.  Earlier, Jason led the development of an embedded Bluetooth solution for mobile phones at Widcomm and Broadcom.  Jason has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 February 11, 2010

TIME: (Note: Time)
5:30PM Registration/ Networking
6:00PM Event Begins
7:30PM Event Ends

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