Moderator: Ben Cooper
Ben is a passionate product and business developer driven by the need to find practical solutions to real world problems. He is currently Managing Director of IoClothes, a strategy and project management services company helping bridge the gap between fashion and textile companies and technology companies. Previously, Ben was a founding member of VF Corporation’s Global Innovation Center. He led the product research and testing initiatives for Timberland, Vans and The North Face innovation, and VF’s wearable tech exploratory group. Before that, Ben co-founded the “smart” infant monitoring start-up, Sensible Baby, which gained international recognition for its innovative approach to disrupting the juvenile products space. Prior to that, he was the Lead Footwear Project Engineer for the US Army and successfully led fast-paced multi-million dollar development efforts for the United States Department of Defense.
Ben received a B.S. in Biomedical Physics from Northeastern University and M.S. in Biomechanics with high distinction from Boise State University.