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FRANCE TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR (WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY), OPTINVENT GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR, KAYVAN MIRZA, OPTINVENT

Optinvent: Thinking out of the Box for Wearable Tech Optinvent is a wearable technology company based in France, specialised in cutting edge head worn displays and devices. Recently, we interviewed Kayvan Mirza to learn more about the company’s work in making wearable technology which is not only useful, but also desirable beyond professional use cases. Optinvent is a pioneering maker of smart glasses. The company’s latest product is the ORA-2®, capable of supporting a multitude of professional mobile applications in remote assistance, logistics, and manufacturing environments with best in class performance, cost, and ergonomics.Kayvan took us through Optinvent’s vision for their current and future products. “Optinvent’s ORA-2 smart glasses, targets professional customers which is the first market to adopt this type of product. The ORA-2 can be used on assembly lines for manufacturing, training and quality control, as well as remote assistance use cases. Remote assistance is the act of performing a task, whereby a technician wearing an ORA-2 can communicate with an expert in another location ‘remotely’ and hands free. “Information is exchanged through the ORA-2 which is equipped with a camera, see through display, sound, and a microphone. “The expert can then guide the technician through complex tasks via a ‘see what I see’ analogy. This is like video conferencing, except that the expert sees ‘through the eyes’ of the technician instead of just seeing each other. “The technician wearing the ORA-2, is equipped with a camera that transmits the video feed wirelessly via WiFi, through the network and gets instructions from the expert via sound and the display. This obviously saves time and travel since the technician and expert can be at different locations across the globe. Optinvent Kayvan Mirza Email: kayvan.mirza@optinvent.com Web Address: www.optinvent.com Address: 14 E rue Pâtis Tatelin 35700 Rennes, France http://www.optinvent.com/our_products/ora-2/

“Remote assistance can greatly improve the reliability and speed of maintenance operations, as such it is an effective means of using novice technical staff to carry out complex tasks. “This is an emerging market which is growing, and Optinvent is a pioneer in this segment with its patented technologies and revolutionary products raising the bar in this fast moving field.”

“At the heart of our products, is the patented ‘Clear-Vu’ display. Clear-Vu is a proprietary transparent retinal projection technology that is based on a thin light guide made from molded plastic. There are 11 international patents on this technology that we have developed over 10 years. Clear-Vu is the most scalable and cost-effective approach of its kind. This cutting-edge tech is based on a simple and scalable architecture designed for high volume manufacturing. However, nobody in the industry has yet been able to offer a product to enable the consumer market.” Kayvan then goes on to explain how Optinvent has been thinking differently versus the competition to address the consumer market: “Optinvent has a different vision for the mass market. We have truly been thinking out of the box. Optinvent wants to revolutionize the purely sound based mobile music experience by adding vision and inventing a brand new wearable product category: The world’s first visual headphone called “ORA-X”. The mobile music experience was born with the Sony Walkman in 1979! One could argue that this was the first wearable technology. It’s time to fundamentally disrupt this 35-year-old experience!” “The ORA-X runs Android and seamlessly blends audio with a display for a brand new mobile music and entertainment experience. This new user experience combines audio and video content in one slick device. You no longer have to look down at a small smartphone screen but rather enjoy full rich sound and video on the go with your head up. The form factor is traditional headphones with an adjustable display and camera that can be pivoted up out of the way. This headphone form factor is something that consumers are already used to wearing, rather than imposing something that is too strange for the mainstream (i.e. smart glasses).” Kayvan in closing, explains what the future holds, as we listen to his concluding remarks. “The future is the ORA-X! It is the next big evolution and a brand new wearable product category. We can’t wait to release this product to the market and disrupt the mobile music experience. It will be the true culmination of our company’s mission which is to bring our cutting-edge wearable technology to the masses.”

CYPRUS HUMAN RIGHTS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC COMMERCIAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC TAX LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC REGIONAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC LAWYER OF THE YEAR, DR CHRISTOS CLERIDES, PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC Dr. Christos Clerides got his LL.B (Hons) from Brunel University, Uxbridge having been awarded the First Price for the best examination performance in 1976. In his foreword to his First Published Book in 1976 “Some Unsolved Problems in attempts to commit a crime”, Professor George W. KEETON MA, LL.D, F.B.A wrote for Dr Clerides: “His work is a notable achievement for a young lawyer at the outset of his professional career”. In 1977 he got his LL.M specializing in Maritime Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance and General Insurance at the University of London, University College. His performance made him eligible for scholarship. In 1981 he was awarded his Ph.D. at King’s College, University of London, specializing in EEC Law. For his Ph.D at King’s College he worked under the supervision of Professor A. Chloros later the Greek Judge of the European Court of Justice and Professor Francis Jacobs, later Advocate General of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. His thesis, “Conflicts” of “Social Security Laws in the European Committees” was approved by an External Board of examiners, Professors K. Lipstein of Cambridge and Hartley of The London School of Economics in 1981. He worked in England as part of his LL.B (Hons) “sandwich” course with CITY Solicitors, Barlow, Lyde and Gilbert, under the supervision of the late President of the Law Society, Sir Denis Marshall. He was called to the Cyprus Bar in 1982 having passed relevant Bar Exams, First Grade. He is a practicing Advocate and head of the Nicosia Offices since 1982. Dr. Christos Clerides has handled before the Supreme Court of Cyprus numerous cases. He also practises in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He was a cofounder with Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, L. Loucaides, of the International Association for the Protection of Human Rights in Cyprus in 1999. DR. CHRISTOS CLERIDES, MANAGING PARTNER PHOEBUS, CHRISTOS CLERIDES & ASSOCIATES LLC AGIAS ELENIS 2, STASINOS COURT, NICOSIA, CYPRUS, 1060 Web: www.clerideslegal.com Telephone: +357 22753015 Email: INFO@CLERIDESLEGAL.COM Facebook: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLERIDESLEGAL

He served as Honorary President and President of the Association. He was Deputy Chairman of the New Horizons Party and elected Member of House of Representatives of the Nicosia District 2001 – 2006 and Deputy elected in 2006 – 2011 with the European Party. He was a member of the National Council, the highest authority advising the President of the Republic on the Cyprus problem up to December 2004 He served in the Human Rights Committee, the European Law Committee and the Legal Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. He has tabled

numerous laws and questions to Ministers in the House and has participated in numerous official delegations on behalf of the House of Representatives. He served in the Assembly of the Western European Union and its Committees in Paris as a member of the Cyprus team. He also attended numerous meetings of the Mediterranean dialogue of the NATO Assembly. He has written numerous studies and articles in Legal affairs magazines and in the local press as per Appendix C by way of indication. He served as a member of the Family Law Reform Committee 1983 – 1986 the report of which was adopted in substance culminating in the amendment of the Cyprus Constitution and the introduction of the New Family Law in Cyprus, abolishing the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Court, in matters of divorce. He has participated and organized numerous Human Rights conferences and meetings in Cyprus. He is currently Head of the Law Department at the Frederick University where he also teaches. Information about the Firm The Chambers have a history of some 60 years and more. The Law Practice goes back to the early 1950’s. It was setup by Mr. Phoebus N. Clerides Barrister-at-law, of Lincoln?s Inn. He unfortunately passed away on 30.11.2011. Phoebus Clerides came from a well known family of teachers, lawyers, politicians. His father was a well known author and teacher from Agros village. First cousin to Glafkos Clerides ex President of the Republic. Phoebus was the brother of Lefkos Clerides also a Barrister-at-Law and Senior Counsel, ex Minister of Justice and ex President of the Cyprus Bar. Phoebus was also a Minister of Justice 1983-1985 and a Member of the House of Representatives. He served in the Cyprus Regiment during the Second World War. Though he was retired he still was a valuable consultant to our firm until his death. His son Dr. Christos Clerides joined the practice in 1982. The practice was carried out under Phoebus Clerides & Co. Years later, the firm started cooperating with Neophytos Pirilides law firm in Limassol and still does until today. In 2009 the firm formed a Lawyers' Limited Company and was re-named Phoebus, Christos Clerides & Associates LLC. Many young and aspiring pupil advocates did their year of training with Phoebus, Christos Clerides and Associates and still do so.

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