Apple continues to recruit new figures from the fashion and biomedical industry to reinforce the already considerable team in charge of preparing the ground for the launch of its smart watch, the Apple Watch . This very morning we told you that all the betting communities are counting on this launch taking place next March, so the Apple campus has to be a real pressure cooker right now.
On the one hand we have Jacob Jordan, who after working in Paris for nearly two and a half years as Director of Pret-a-Porter Men for Louis Vuitton , has updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect that he has been in Cupertino since last October as Director of Product Marketing within the “Special Projects” division.
Even more recently, Dr. Stephen H. Friend, co-founder and president of Sage Bionetworks , a non-profit company dedicated to biomedical research and development of Synapse, a collaborative technical services platform that allows scientists to access, share and analyze data together. Another of the company’s projects is BRIDGE, an open-source web platform designed to enable patients to share data with researchers.
Friend is advising Apple on medical technology issues, as is the third name on our list: Dr. Dan Riskin, founder and CEO of Vanguard Medical Technologies and Associate Consulting Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. Vanguard is a “medical technology incubator firm” with projects as diverse as finding a faster and less painful substitute for the needle and thread to treat lacerations and new technologies for the application of local anesthesia or intensive care.