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If you are an innovator who wants to take on some of the challenges and opportunities in aging, the Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter invites you to join us for an interactive event to help you better understand the needs, abilities and desires of older adults and caregivers. This program is appropriate for entrepreneurs with products in development, as well as if you only have an inkling of an idea about a product you want to create.
The program is also of interest to older adults who want to see opportunities to contribute to improving products and services to meet the needs of the senior community.
Engaged Seniors Shaping Innovation is our second event in this series to help entrepreneurs better understand the aging market and provide insights about designing products and services for older adults and caregivers.
The evening showcases organizations that provide unique service to training or assisting innovators in creating products and services for the aging community. Common to all of the organizations is that older adults are critical contributors to the organization and service they provide.
Core to this event is significant interactive audience Q&A with the speakers. Make sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share to help other entrepreneurs. Working together we can make people's lives better as we grow up!
Gretchen Addi, Designer in Residence, Aging2.0 will provide a user perspective on her experience working with innovators to create products for older adults. She was previously an Associate Partner and business lead for IDEO in the Bay Area for 17 years.
Dr. Richard Caro, Founder Tech Enhanced Life. Dr. Caro will describe the work of the Longevity Explorers - a unique sharing, evaluation, and ideation community made up of older adults (in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s), and their friends, families, and caregivers.
David L. Jaffe, MS, Lecturer in Stanford's Mechanical Engineering Design Group.will provide an overview of Perspectives in Assistive Technology, the course he has taught for the past eleven years, explain the engineering design development process he advocates for assistive technology devices, and highlight the role of stakeholders in product development.
Dr. Paul Tasner Founder PulpWorks, Inc. founded his first start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion.
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:30-9:00 PM
5:30-6:30 PM - Networking Reception
6:30-8:00 PM - Program and Q&A
8:00-9:00 PM - Post Program Networking
BART: Montgomery St. Station
Public Parking: 525 Market St. Garage Garage closes at 7 PM. Pre-pay and get key at lobby when leaving.
If you have questions about the event, suggestions of programs effectively engaging seniors in developing solutions, or are a savvy company wanting to showcase your brand by sponsoring this event, contact Bill Brasier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Tasner, Co-founder and CEO of PulpWorks, Inc., is a senior-level executive with 40 years of experience in all facets of supply chain management. He has held leadership positions in packaging, manufacturing, and logistics in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. For the past decade, his focus has been on supply chain sustainability.
Paul’s corporate affiliations include The Clorox Company, Clif Bar, Method Products, Hepagen Vaccines and Unilever. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this subject in the MBA Programs at San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University.
Five years ago, Paul took a leap of faith. While his peers were contemplating retirement, he embraced the challenge of disrupting the traditional packaging industry. Appalled by the amount of plastic pollution on our planet and no longer content to accept the dangers of plastic packaging materials, he founded PulpWorks and set out to create safe, eco-friendly packaging for consumer products. The development of the Karta-Pack™ – a compostable replacement for the toxic plastic blister pack – followed immediately.
PulpWorks and Paul have been the recipients of 20 awards and the subject of more than 40 articles in the media.
Paul was selected as a TED Resident in 2017.
PulpWorks - “Molding a Better World”!
Gretchen Addi is currently a consultant and designer-in-residence at Aging2.0. She was previously an Associate Partner and business lead for IDEO in the Bay Area for 17 years. She led IDEO’s efforts to build a domain of work in the Aging space as well as providing mentorship and guidance to the Design Research discipline.
She is passionate about the power of empathy and design, and the people who make it happen as well as speaking and writing on the needs of the aging population. She brings a strong strategic point of view to all of her work, both from a brand and service perspective.
Gretchen is a board member for SF Village and At Home with Growing Older and on the advisory board for the Center for Aging + Brain Health Innovation in Toronto, Canada.
David L. Jaffe, MS will provide an overview of Perspectives in Assistive Technology, the Stanford course he has taught for the past eleven years, explain the engineering design development process he advocates for assistive technology devices, and highlight the role of stakeholders in product development.
David L. Jaffe, MS is a Lecturer in Stanford's Mechanical Engineering, Design Group where he has been teaching Perspectives in Assistive Technology, a course that explores human and engineering issues in the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to Stanford, he was a Research Biomedical Engineer at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Rehabilitation Research and Development Center where he designed and developed microcomputer-based devices for veterans with disabilities including communication, mobility, and information systems.
Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management consultancy.
Richard’s prior experience includes operational roles in high tech companies in Silicon Valley and Boston. He was CEO (founder) of Vital Insite, a venture-backed, medical device start-up, developing noninvasive monitoring products; Engineering Program Manager at Coherent, one of the world’s largest laser manufacturers; and CTO (employee #5) of Summit Technology, a pioneer in the laser refractive surgery (LASIK) business. Before entering industry, he was a member of the research staff at Stanford University.
Richard has been responsible for development of a number of successful products; has 24 issued patents; and received a Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an active member of several Silicon Valley angel investor groups, with a particular focus on the intersection of healthcare, aging, and technology
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