TEDxBoston 2009

Joshua Wachman

Smart Medication Packaging

How light, sound, and an Internet-connected pill-bottle cap reminds patients to take their prescriptions and alerts caregivers when they forget.

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Biography

Selected by Boston Business Forward magazine as one of the “Forty Under 40 to Watch,” Joshua Wachman has a track record developing head-turning products and building innovative businesses in technology, media & entertainment, financial services and consumer healthcare.

He began his professional career as an Imagineer developing theme parks and new businesses for Walt Disney’s highly secretive R&D division.

As President of WatchPoint Media, Wachman was the creative and technical visionary behind a “clickable video”v technology that embedded advertising and commerce links directly into TV. (WatchPoint was acquired by GoldPocket in 2003.)

As Vice President of Business Development for Fidelity’s Online Strategy Group, Wachman led new product development and was point-person for strategic initiatives in social networking, multi-media publishing and content syndication.

Wachman has been retained as a technology strategist by Sony, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Ambient Devices, Viant, Dreamworks and Fidelity. He has a film credit for special effects sequences in the Dreamworks/PDI film ANTZ and holds several patents.

He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees at MIT where he studied at the renowned MIT Media Laboratory.

He resides in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife and 2 children.

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