Redg Snodgrass is the chief executive of ReadWrite and Wearable IoT World. An entrepreneur with a corporate background, he understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. Since the launch of Wearable IoT World, he has supported more than 80 startups through Wearable IoT World Labs and hosted three conferences in the wearables and IoT space. Prior to launching Wearable IoT World, he was head of innovation at Alcatel‐Lucent Bell Labs where he created the first open api service across multiple global carriers. He also founded Taploid, a startup leveraging Facebook’s Open Graph, and Skout, a social mobile application that reached 2.5 million users.