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To successfully innovate in the silvertech domain, entrepreneurs must acknowledge the complex needs and living environments of seniors and their health care providers. When we talk about aging the tendency is to focus on diminishing capacity, but to create and deliver successful products in this space innovators need to explore and attempt to understand the rich and engaging world of senior life that includes creativity, relationships, and lived experience.
The Exploring Silvertech conference presenters are innovators from across the spectrum. Some have dedicated their careers to senior care and senior health, others found their passions more recently. They will speak on topics ranging from innovative senior living settings to the challenges of managing care across providers to supporting the daily life of seniors in their homes. Uniting all of these speakers is a commitment to enhancing the lives of older adults and supporting the communities that surround them.
Speakers will give individual presentations which will culminate in a panel discussion. Lunch is included in the ticket price.
Exploring Silvertech is the kickoff event of the Aging2.0 Local: Madison Chapter. We will introduce what the chapter is about and how conference attendees and others can be involved. This is an exciting organization offering access to and participation with a global community of innovators in the aging and senior care space.
Exploring Silvertech is part of Madison's Forward Festival - Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.
Elizabeth combined her undergraduate education in fine arts with her graduate studies in education and gerontology to design the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program. OMA has been replicated in multiple locations throughout North America. As an artist, gerontologist, and educator, she frequently speaks on the intersection of the arts, dementia, and intergenerational service learning and has published in these areas. She has presented her work in North America, Europe and Asia. She is also a fiber artist.
Learn more about OMA (video).
Gary's passion for promoting quality of life for seniors is based on thirty years in the healthcare industry. His extensive background in post acute care and nursing home development informed a vision for supporting intergenerational housing and sustainable design. Following his tenure as an executive at one of the nation's leading healthcare facility development companies Gary launched Organic Health Investments, a consulting and investment group that supports alternative energy designs, local food connections, intergenerational communities and cutting edge technology.
As an entrepreneurial healthcare executive Sal has successfully led companies through the full scope of product development from securing investments to managing regulatory affairs. Sal serves as CEO of HighFive Health where he is addressing medication management, one of the major challenges confronting aging adults and their care providers along the continuum of care. Sal’s experience in healthcare innovation has given him deep insight into the challenges of navigating the immense private and public entities that govern this industry.
Nathan is a 2015 graduate of UW-Madison with a BBA in Finance & Marketing with a certificate in Environmental Studies-Food Systems. In 2013, he and his father Barrett started Chefs For Seniors LLC, an technology-enabled service that provides nutritious meals for independent senior citizens in the Madison, WI and Chicago, IL areas. Growing up in a family of restaurant owners cultivated Nathan's passion for entrepreneurship and food procurement, and he is excited to continue pursuing Chefs For Seniors as a social entrepreneurship venture.
Dr. Patel is a serial entrepreneur with a Bachelors in Operations Management Information Systems and an MD in Family Medicine with a focus on hospital medicine. He founded Beam Healthcare; a Madison based company started in 2013, which provides telemedicine physician services to community hospitals, skilled nursing facility, clinics, and charity organizations. Beam Healthcare's mission has been to provide high-quality and cost-effective healthcare to communities that otherwise do not have direct access to such services. Beam Healthcare is changing the old hub and spoke model by moving specialists to remote hospitals and clinics using HIPAA compliant video conferencing and remote diagnostics.
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