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Chet Van Wert
Editor, Tech Gear Planet

About this community:

Discover what wearable tech can do for you. Keep informed and educated about the key trends impacting this multi-billion dollar industry. The “internet of things” is not just about monitoring buildings, traffic and infrastructure but will increasingly become much more personal. Miniaturized sensor based technologies and software embedded into watches, pendants, fashion and jewelry will make your workouts, outdoor activities, healthcare and work more productive, efficient and safer. Whether you’re summiting K2, taking a leisurely bike ride, diving the deep seas, watching your caloric intake, or monitoring fitness and healthcare there is high tech solution. The quantified-self movement is helping individuals do everything from improving their ski stances to avoiding debilitating injuries and chronic conditions.

About the editor:

Chet Van Wert is a digital marketer and business strategist with 20 years of experience at the intersection of online media, database marketing, and e-commerce. Since the dawn of the commercial internet in 1994, when he was responsible for launching one of the earliest e-commerce successes at ColumbiaHouse.com, he has taken part in the evolution of digital media while helping companies that face “the end of the world as we know it” develop new digital business opportunities.

Chet began his professional career as an editor of scientific reference books, and soon thereafter earned his MBA. Since 2001, he has been an adjunct instructor in NYU’s Master’s degree program in Integrated Marketing, where he teaches Competitive Strategy. In moments when he finds the Internet of Things more scary than exciting, his students restore his profound sense of optimism about the future.