Going Boldly Where No One Has Gone Before—The Creation of UnaliWear's Kanega Watch, The Friend that Speaks to You
Come to MBC to hear UnaliWear’s CEO Jean Anne Booth tell how she funded, built and successfully brought to market the world’s best personal medical alert system: The Kanega Watch. It’s the only watch that seniors can wear 24/7 with fall detection that connects in seconds to medical response operators through the watch. WiFi and Bluetooth enabled with patented AI that gets smarter the more it is worn, the Kanega Watch is truly a game changer in the staid “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” industry. It’s a great product and an even better origin story, so you will not want to miss it.
About our speaker:
A serial entrepreneur with two successful exits, Jean Anne Booth has 30 years of experience in high technology, and has raised over $100M in venture capital for her startup companies.
Now on her fourth startup, UnaliWear’s Kanega watch has been named by focus groups to be a “wearable OnStar for People” because it provides discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a voice-first, classically-styled watch. With a patented quick-swap battery system in the band, wearers never have to take the Kanega watch off to charge, and patented AI learns the wearer’s lifestyle to provide predictive, pre-emptive support to independent but vulnerable populations.
Jean Anne was previously the founder of Luminary Micro, the creators of the Stellaris® microcontroller (MCU) platform and the lead partner and first to market with ARM® CortexTM-M3-based microcontroller solutions. Luminary Micro was acquired by Texas Instruments in May 2009, and was one of the top 5 venture-backed acquisitions in 2009. Jean Anne retired from TI in 2012 after serving as the General Manager for TI’s Stellaris family of products.
Jean Anne was also a founder at Intrinsity, which was sold to Apple in April 2010. Her first startup experience was at Exponential Technology, the creators of a 533 MHz BiCMOS PowerPC microprocessor. Early in her career, Jean Anne worked with AMD’s embedded microprocessor products for 10 years in a number of management, marketing, and engineering roles, and in R&D at Fisher Controls.
Jean Anne holds a BSEE from the University of Texas and an MSCE degree from National Technical University.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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