On 7 July 2016, at London’s City Hall, the Strategic Planning Society is hosting the first in a series of provocative discussions on topics of strategic interest. This initial session is on the theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry. This invitation-only event is available to SPS Members for a special SPS Member rate.
The theme of Wellness: Defining a Nascent Industry touches on a wide range of current industries and strategies that are highly relevant to interest SPS members and the wider strategy community.
This talk is the first in a series will explore various aspects of the emergence of a completely new industry. Our first discussion will explore opportunities and the potential barriers to the adoption of promising technology and business models poised to shape the definition of this new industry. Billions are being invested by adjacent, mature industry players – Insurance, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, as well as entrepreneurial, venture-backed start-ups.
Much of the promise that the near future holds is based on the application of wearable technology. As wearables extend beyond the device (i.e. Fitbit, iWatch) to smart textiles or embedded accessories, ultimately user adoption – which is required for benefits to be realised and investments to provide returns – will experience a tipping point more similar to fashion than technology.
In this invitation-only panel debate, we will discuss the collaboration required between industries and panellists include experts from Insurance, Fintech, Textiles/Wearables, Venture Capital and Fashion.
SPS members who are interested in attending this event should email the Executive Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org