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MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS  

Derek is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 250 Chapters in 100 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind's values of giving, helping others, and making friends have spread across the world. In 2009 Derek founded Vaporware Labs, incubating many products including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred, which was acquired by Income.com in 2012. He started his career in product management at Electronic Arts.

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Moderator
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 

David helps lead BAYADA Home Health Care and is focused on helping make The BAYADA Way come true by balancing a long-term orientation, values-based leadership, and entrepreneurial thinking. David has a degree in economics from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He lives in center city Philadelphia with his wife Mindy and two daughters, Gweneth and Annabelle.

  • RISK IS THE NEW BUSINESS: NAVIGATING NEW CARE MODELS, Panelist
  • November 14 • 2:00pm 

Scott Barclay leads "Computational Care" practice for a world-class early stage venture fund, Data Collective. Previously, he helped create and scale Surescripts. Lover of teams, believer in data and empathy. Involved or invested: Karius, InnaMed, Medical Informatics, PatientBank, Propeller, NaviHealth, Lumiata, Carelinx, Carrum, Syapse. Based in Palo Alto. Dad to 4. Tottenham fan.

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Moderator
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 

Yves Béhar is a designer and entrepreneur fusing new technologies and human experiences. He is the Founder and Chief Designer of fuseproject, an award-winning design, digital experience and branding firm. He is also co-founder and CCO of August, the market leader in smart locks and home access.

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Keynote
  • November 14 • 9:55am 

Mr. Boaz founded McKinney Assisted Living in 1998 and Reliant Home Health/Hospice in 2004.  He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of both companies while maintaining an active role in the Dallas startup community. Mr. Boaz believes that people vastly underestimate their ability to cause disruptive change in today’s healthcare space.  He believes that good people, with access to the market and investors, will produce great results and that Aging2.0 is a proven ecosystem to accelerate these innovative ideas.

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Judge
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 

Cynthia Breazeal is an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc.
Breazeal is a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction. Her recent work investigates the impact of social robots on helping people of all ages to achieve personal goals that contribute to quality of life in domains such as education, health, wellbeing, and emotive connection and engagement despite distance.

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Keynote
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 

In 2013, NY Times bestselling author hospitality entrepreneur, Chip Conley, accepted an invitation from the young Airbnb founders to help grow their start-up into the world's biggest hospitality company. The CEO also wanted Chip as his mentor, but, with no previous tech industry experience, Chip quickly realized he was an intern, too ("mentern"). Today he uses the term "Modern Elder" to describe himself and all those sharing and receiving intergenerational wisdom at work.

  • WISDOM@WORK: THE MAKING OF A MODERN ELDER, Keynote
  • November 15 • 2:00pm 

Si France, MD, Founder/CEO of WelbeHealth, is dedicated to helping seniors live to their full potential by expanding PACE to underserved communities through a venture-backed model. Previously, Dr. France was the Chair of Groups (venture-backed opiate addiction centers) and Founder/CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care with higher net promoter scores than Apple or Nordstrom and joint ventures with Dignity Health, Northwell, and Legacy Health. He began his career at McKinsey & Company and earned his MD/MBA from Dartmouth.

  • RISK IS THE NEW BUSINESS: NAVIGATING NEW CARE MODELS, Panelist
  • November 14 • 2:00pm 

Mary is passionate about building community and has worked with groups of entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan, and previously led numerous international partnerships for Google. Mary earned her BA and MA from Stanford University. She is the co-founder of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit that connects youth from the Midwest to Silicon Valley. She has served on the Board of the Techstars Foundation, UP Global, and the Stanford Alumni Association.

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Judge
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 
 

Dan Hirschfeld is President of Genesis Rehab Services (RHS)/Respiratory Health Services (RHS)/International Operations and GRS Academy, as well as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer for Genesis HealthCare. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in accounting from Duke University, and both Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Finance degrees from Loyola College of Maryland.

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Judge
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 

Ellie Hollander is president and CEO of Meals on Wheels America, leading a nationwide network of community-based programs committed to assuring the health, safety and independence of America’s seniors. Prior, Hollander served as chief strategy officer and EVP of business development at Good360, and as interim associate executive director for membership, executive vice president and chief people officer at AARP.  She graduated from Duke University with double-majors and later from the Duke Fuqua School of business’ Advanced Management Program. Ellie has been honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of its “Women Who Mean Business,” is a 2016 Silver Stevie® Award Female Executive of the Year winner in the nonprofit/government category, and was named a Results for America “Moneyball for Government Nonprofit All-Star” in 2017 for Meals on Wheels America’s commitment to evidence-base work.

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Panelist
  • November 14 • 11:15am 
 

David Inns is CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health solutions for active aging. Since its inception in 2006, GreatCall has developed a complete portfolio of products and services that help enable independent aging. Under David’s leadership, GreatCall has grown from a startup in 2006 to a company with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue and over 1,000 employees.   

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Judge
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 

Stephen is co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0, Founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy, and a member of the Future Agenda, the world's largest open foresight initiative. Stephen serves on the board of Music and Memory, a New York 501c3 nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for older people. He is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar. 

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Moderator
  • November 14 • 11:15am 

Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP serves CareMore Health System/Anthem as a practicing internist and Regional Medical Officer for Northern California. There, he oversees clinical operations, quality and outcomes for CareMore’s high-utilizer, vulnerable senior members across two counties in the Bay Area. A board-certified internist, Ali serves on the Yale Medicine faculty, where he completed his training. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, and their three young children. 

  • RISK IS THE NEW BUSINESS: NAVIGATING NEW CARE MODELS, Panelist
  • November 14 • 2:15pm 

Ulya Khan joined Tivity Health in October 2016, bringing over 25 years of experience in operations, technology, product management, product development and growth strategy execution. As Chief Operating Officer at Tivity Health, she leads the company’s operations including a network of over 14,000 fitness centers, over 1,000 instructors, and over 40,000 practitioners. Khan is a dynamic leader who combines business acumen with a strong vision and sense of humanity to help both organizations and individuals reach their goals.

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Panelist
  • November 14 • 11:15am 
 

Adam C. Lichtl, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Delta Brain Inc. He holds a PhD in Computational Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the Tepper School of Business, and a Bachelors of Science from Caltech. Over the past decade, he has built analytics teams and systems to tackle the hardest problems in government research, Wall Street trading, and aerospace vehicle design.

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Panelist
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 
 

Satish has over 30 years experience in technology with 23 of those in healthcare. He previously founded ContinuLink to commercialize the first SaaS software for Homecare and Hospice agencies that he developed while serving as CIO at Interim Healthcare. Prior to that Satish was the founding CIO of Sheridan Healthcare where he created the first mobile EMR device on a Palm Pilot in 1998 and the first SaaS EMR for Neonatal ICUs in 2000.

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Panelist
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 
 

Karen Mulville is an experienced property development entrepreneur, with an excellent track record in delivering profitable projects in Prime Central London. Karen has a unique flair and vision for interior design. She is working closely with Auriens care partner, Draycott Nursing & Care, to create the best possible level of service and design integration within the development, as well as delivering world class hotel standard services. 

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Introduction
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 
 

George Netscher is the CEO of SafelyYou Inc. on leave from the computer science PhD program at UC Berkeley. He is broadly interested in developing novel technology that makes a positive impact. Specifically, he work on computer vision methods to predict and facilitate care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments. He has had the great fortune of building a team of like-minded individuals representing the top 1% in their fields and look forward to what we can accomplish together.

  • ‘AI-GING’ INTO THE FUTURE, Panelist
  • November 14 • 3:10pm 

Over his 10+ years with P&G, Chetan has led businesses and brands across multiple categories including Skin Care, Health Care, and Oral Care, delivering significant and sustained business growth. Chetan’s work has spanned the spectrum from upstream innovation (Managing Crest/ Oral-B’s global innovation portfolio & brand campaign development) to running a going business (owning the brand, business, and profit responsibilities for North America Olay Skincare) to leading marketing for P&G’s Health & Wellness portfolio on the Walmart team.

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Panelist
  • November 14 • 11:15am 
 

After nearly 90 years of success in design, business, and education, Chief grandAdvisor, Betty Parker is drawing on her vast experiences to help innovators in the aging space incorporate and address the needs of older adults. 

  • GLOBAL STARTUP SEARCH FINALS, Judge
  • November 15 • 2:30pm 

Fabrizio Renzi is the Director of Technology and Innovation of IBM Italy since 2014. Master degree in Electronic Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, he also got an International Executive MBA from INSEAD in Paris and Singapore. His core competence is R&b (Research&business) management in multicultural environment. i.e. using innovation and technology to partner with clients for transforming their business. He leads all the technical structures that works together with Italian companies for bringing IBM research capabilities into Italian markets.

  • FROM "AGING IN PLACE" TO "THRIVING IN COMMUNITY," Panelist
  • November 14 • 11:15am 
 

Eric Tanner leads OnPointe, an organization that develops systems of care that close the gaps in the traditionally disconnected post-acute process. With a focus on our aging population, OnPointe brings a human touch to senior care, navigating each patient on a customized journey to achieve safety and wellness while concurrently delivering cost savings to the payer in risk-based models. Eric graduated from Stanford University where he met his wife of over 12 years with whom he has three children.

  • RISK IS THE NEW BUSINESS: NAVIGATING NEW CARE MODELS, Panelist
  • November 14 • 2:15pm 

 

 

Geriatrician Bill Thomas is a rebel *with* a cause -- to reimagine how Americans will approach and experience aging in the 21st century. Dr. Thomas is best known for his senior care system innovations, Eden Alternative (a philosophy and program that de-institutionalized nursing homes) and the Greenhouse Project (a radically new approach to long term care that replaces nursing homes with small, home-like environments). His newest project and passion is Minka, a tiny house project poised to make a big impact supporting independent living for people of all ages and abilities.

  • GERIATRICIAN ON A MISSION, Keynote
  • November 14 • 12:00pm 

 

Anne Tumlinson leads an advisory services firm, Anne Tumlinson Innovations LLC, that advises business and government leaders on creating and financing high value care-delivery systems for a growing population of frail older adults. A longtime health industry and public policy professional, Anne has testified before Congress and appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission. She writes and speaks about aging services innovation and has been published in Health Affairs, Huffington Post, McKnight’s, and on MariaShriver.com.

  • RISK IS THE NEW BUSINESS, Moderator
  • November 14 • 2:00pm 

Arnold Whitman is a partner of Aging2.0 and Managing Director of Generator Ventures. He is also the founder and Chairman of Formation Capital, a leading equity investor in the seniors housing and care industry. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Whitman has strategically led Formation Capital in its growth and execution of over $6 billion in transactions. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industries (NIC).

 

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS  

Juliet Bailin 
Investor, Insight Venture Partners    
The Real Deal-Meet Investors In Senior Care

Ruth Baruchi 
CEO & Co-Founder, MyndYou    
Global Insights: How Israel Is Leveraging An Innovation Ecosystem For Aging

 

Cynthia Benjamin

CEO, Together Senior Health
Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

 

Mitch Besser
Founder & CEO, AgeWell Global      
Engagement & Purpose: Workforce Best Practices In U.S. And Abroad

Kerry Burnight, PhD          
Chief Gerontologist, grandPad       
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

Liz Bush    

SVP & Interim Direction Rental Division, Life Care Services 

Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms And Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

Candace Chartier                                 

CEO, Ontario Long Term Care Association 
Global Insights: How Canada Is Tackling Population Aging With Innovation

Vivian Chazen       
Manager, #Virtual Programs, Mather LifeWays          
Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms And Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

 

Robert Choi           ‎
Chief Strategy Officer, LG Collain Healthcare  
Care Coordination: AI and IOT-Enabled Remote Care

 

Simon d'Entremont     
Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Department of Seniors    
Global Insights: How Canada Is Tackling Population Aging With Innovation

 

Reenita Das                                     

Partner & Senior Vice President, Frost and Sullivan  
Care Coordination: AI and IOT-Enabled Remote Care

Jim Emerman       
Executive Vice President, Encore.org

Engagement & Purpose: Elder Workforce Best Practices In U.S. And Abroad

Shahin Farshchi
Partner, Lux Capital   
The Real Deal-Meet Investors In Senior Care

 

Kashtin Fitzsimons           
Manager, Quality Improvement, Amica Mature Lifestyles    
Caregiving: Scaling Safety Systems In Senior Living

 

Natalie Galucia     
Executive Director, Village to Village Network         
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

Alan Go     
Director, Comprehensive Clinical Research Unit, Kaiser Permanente          
Care Coordination: AI and IOT-Enabled Remote Care

 

Alli Groves            
Director of Memory Care Operations, Carlton Senior Living  
Engagement & Purpose: AI and IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

  

Avner Halperin      
CEO, EarlySense   
Global Insights: How Israel Is Leveraging An Innovation Ecosystem For Aging

John Hamblin        
Founder, Startup Canada-Halifax; Chapter Ambassador, Aging2.0 Halifax
Global Insights: How Canada Is Tackling Population Aging With Innovation

Russell Hirsch 
Managing Director, Generator Ventures    
The Real Deal-Meet Investors In Senior Care

 

David Inns 
CEO, GreatCall 
Caregiving: Driving Innovations To Equip The Caregiver

K.C. Kanaan 
CEO, Envoy America 
Mobility & Movement: How Transportation Innovations are Helping to Solve Care Coordination, Livability And Daily Living Challenges

Asif Khan  
Founder, Caremerge          
Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms and Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

Rami Kirshblum           
CEO & Co-founder, Uniper Care Technologies   
Global Insights: How Israel Is Leveraging An Innovation Ecosystem For Aging

Morgan Lemos      
Property Manager, PEP Housing    
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

 

 

 

 

Jewel Love           
Chief Program Officer, AgeWell Global       
Engagement & Purpose: Elder Workforce Best Practices In U.S. and Abroad

 

Catherine MacDonald       
Director of Strategy and Innovation, Greater Richmond Age Wave (Moderator & Presenter)
Daily Living & Lifestyle: Cities as Incubators for Successful Aging

 

Charles Mann        
Co-Founder, Accushield     
Caregiving: Scaling Safety Systems In Senior Living

William "Bill" McIvor
EVP & Chief Development Officer, Seniorlink   
Caregiving: Driving Innovations To Equip The Caregiver 

Scott Moody          
CEO & Chief Client Advocate, K4Connect  
Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms and Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

Rick Moss 
Managing Director & Founder, Better Ventures   
The Real Deal-Meet Investors In Senior Care

George Netscher  
CEO, SafelyYou       
Engagement & Purpose: AI and IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

Mary Noli Pilkington         
Regional Director of Strategy & Partnerships, UCLA Health System 
Mobility & Movement: How Transportation Innovations Are Helping To Solve Care Coordination, Livability And Daily Living Challenges

Terri Novak           
COO, Kisco Senior Living   
Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms and Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

Val Ornoy  
CEO, LifeAssist Technologies        
Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

Davis Park            
Director, Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, Front Porch  
Engagement & Purpose: AI and IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

Betty Parker          
Chief grandAdvisor, grandPad   
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

Sherrie Petersen         
Director, LivingWell@Home, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society           
Care Coordination: AI and IOT-Enabled Remote Care

Elisabeth Safari 
Director of Technology, Home Care Assistance    
Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

John Sanders       
Resident, Carlsbad by the Sea       
Engagement & Purpose: AI and IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

Caroline Servat 
Associate, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging    
Daily Living & Lifestyle: Cities As Incubators For Successful Aging

Ashish Shah         
CEO & Co-Founder, PreparedHealth          
Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

Yasmin Shah        
CIO & Board Member, Village to Village Network      
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

 

Dor Skuler 
CEO & Co-Founder, Intuition Robotics       
Engagement & Purpose: AI and IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

Andrew Smith      
Director, Strategy & Innovation, Brookdale Senior Living         
Caregiving: Scaling Safety Systems In Senior Living

Mary Stompe         
Executive Director, PEP Housing    
Engagement & Purpose: Empowering Elders In Community

Monica Stynchula 
CEO, REUNIONCare, Inc.  
Caregiving: Driving Innovations To Equip The Caregiver

Dov Sugarman      
CEO, Mediterranean Towers Ventures (Moderator & Presenter)
Global Insights: How Israel Is Leveraging An Innovation Ecosystem For Aging

Sarah Thomas      
Sr Director of Global Innovation, Genesis Rehab Services (Moderator)
Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

Dan Trigub             
Head of West Coast Healthcare Partnerships, Lyft
Mobility and Movement: How Transportation Innovations Are Helping To Solve Care Coordination, Livability And Daily Living Challenges

 

Gavin Ward           
Regional Director of Strategy, 24Hr HomeCare       
Mobility & Movement: How Transportation Innovations Are Helping To Solve Care Coordination, Livability And Daily Living Challenges

Charles Wu
Director, Product Management, Catalia Health           
Care Coordination: AI and IOT-Enabled Remote Care

Tom Nash
Master of Public Policy Candidate, Tufts University

Daily Living & Lifestyle: Cities As Incubators For Successful Aging

Jeannette McClennan
President, mcclennangroup.com

How To Stack The Odds In Your Favor When Building Digital Products

Flavio Masson
President, 10012

How To Stack The Odds In Your Favor When Building Digital Products

 

Charity Hefley-Leigh
Vice President-Vitality to You, Genesis Rehab Services

Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings

Paul Gunther
UX Designer, City of Centennial           
Daily Living & Lifestyle: Cities As Incubators For Successful Aging

Michelle Lam
VP Strategy & Business Development, Aging2.0 (Moderator)          
Engagement & Purpose: Elder Workforce Best Practices In U.S. and Abroad

Stephen Johnston
CEO & Co-Founder, Aging2.0 (Moderator)          
Engagement & Purpose: AI And IOT-Enabled Engagement, Wellness and Fall Prevention

Katy Fike
Co-Founder, Aging2.0 (Moderator)

The Real Deal-Meet Investors In Senior Care          
Engagement & Purpose: Leveraging Connected Devices, Social Platforms And Virtual Reality To Combat Social Isolation

Jennifer Sheets
Chief Clinical Officer, BAYADA Home Health Care

Care Coordination: Supporting Elder Independence And Health Care Savings   

George Yedinak
Co-Founder & EVP, Senior Housing News (Moderator)

Caregiving: Scaling Safety Systems In Senior Living

Mary Furlong
CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates (Moderator)          
Caregiving: Driving Innovations To Equip The Caregiver


STARTUP BOOTCAMP SPEAKERS  

Welcome Session

Grace Andruszkiewicz is Aging2.0’s Director of Marketing and Community Engagement. Grace manages the Aging2.0 brand, internal and external communications, social media, maintaining and growing engagement among the Aging2.0 community and building the global network of chapters. With a background in integrated marketing communications, Grace has worked in the healthcare, commercial real estate, non-profit and consumer industries.

Stephen Johnston MBA is co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0 a global innovation platform for aging and senior care, founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy and a member of the Future Agenda, the world’s largest open foresight initiative. Stephen serves on the board of Music and Memory a New York 501c3 nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for older people, He is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

“The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth... Lessons from Experienced Entrepreneurs”

 

Helen is passionate about caregiving and the impact that the right caregiver can have on families. She has had a career in driving outcomes for adult learners and finding meaningful ways for them to engage in learning. She has worked with Teach for America, Boston Public Schools, and Pearson Education. CareAcademy was born out of her own first-hand knowledge as a caregiver. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and masters from Harvard University.

 

As CEO of Silvernest, Wendi is responsible for driving the company’s overall direction and strategic growth, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. She boasts more than 25 years of technology experience working with venture startups, emerging technology companies, rapid-growth tech firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Her history also includes working with Home Instead, a $1 billion in-home, senior care corporation. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, as well as a mentor and coach to social ventures.

Sameer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sensassure, a company transforming incontinence management through sensor-based technology. Sameer was named as one of Canada’s 2011 Top 20 Under 20, and one of Edmonton’s 2013 Top 40 Under 40 young leaders for co-founding GEOMEER, a nationally registered charitable organization that has raised over $1,000,000 towards local poverty efforts across Alberta, and engaged over 40,000 students in the process. He had the opportunity to work for numerous firms in the financial sector including Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Clairvest, and Morgan Stanley. Sameer currently sits on the Telus Edmonton Community Board and views entrepreneurship as an opportunity to leverage his experiences in the not-for-profit and financial sectors to create an even greater impact in the world.

 

David runs brand, strategy and product consulting firm and is an Entreprenuer-in-Residence at Nokia Growth Partners, a growth stage venture capital firm. Prior, he was Co-Founder and COO of Lively, a connected health platform designed to help elders live independently. In addition to day to day operations, David led the brand development of the Lively experience, including marketing & product development. Before Lively, David held positions at SYPartners, co-foudned Unstuck (www.unstuck.com), and was a product manager at Apple, Inc.

“Pilots and Distribution from Industry Pros”

 

Grand Cheng has been with PointClickCare for approximately 13 years and serves as Vice President, Corporate Development. Areas of responsibility include identifying and execution of partnerships and acquisitions that support corporate strategies and objectives.

Alan has over 25 years of experience innovating across P&G. His expertise ranges from managing Disruptive Market Innovation (new businesses) to extensive Open Innovation, Design and Consumer Products. Alan has played an instrumental role delivering innovations across P&G key business units such as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Swiffer, Febreze, as well as numerous products under the Dawn and Cascade, brands. Alan also has over 30 granted 30 patents.

Prior to joining AARP, Andy has been the Co-Founder and CEO of several businesses, including Quece (acquired by Intellectual Ventures), Lumifi and CardStar (acquired by Constant Contact). Andy also served as the Chief Innovation Architect at digital marketing company, Constant Contact. He is on the board for the Center for Innovation & Change Leadership at Suffolk University, and YouthCITIES. Andy has a BA in Economics from SUNY Oswego; and a MS in Entrepreneurship from Suffolk University. 

 

Tom Paprocki is the Managing Director of Direct Supply’s Innovation and Technology Center, where he works closely with startups, universities, and investors from around the world to identify and adapt technologies for senior care. Prior to Direct Supply, Paprocki worked in the biotechnology industry, did consulting work for CPG companies, and served in the U.S. Department of State in Russia. He is a side sleeper, and his favorite color is yellow.

 

Sarah Thomas joined the Aging 2.0 team as the Genesis Innovation Fellow primarily to help advise the Aging2.0 Academy cohort. Serving also as Director of Global Innovations for Genesis Rehabilitation Services/Genesis Healthcare, one of the largest post-acute care providers in the country, Sarah is passionate about innovation and improving the lives of older adults. She has dedicated 15 years to aging services, including five years consulting for emerging technology companies. Most recently, she served as the Legislative Affairs Liaison for Hallmark Rehabilitation. Sarah combines her Occupational Therapy background with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire passionate changes to the current systems in the elder care environment. Sarah currently is appointed to the Administration and Management Special Interest Section Committee for the American Occupational Therapy Association, an active member of LeadingAge, the California Association of Healthcare Facilities, and is on the Telehealth workgroup for The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care. She is a contributing author for the recent book Readmission Prevention – Solutions Across the Provider Continuum by Josh D Luke and is a sought-after speaker for national conferences.

 “Funding Fundamentals from Senior Care Investors”

 

Katy Fike is a founding partner of Generator Ventures and Co-Founder of Aging2.0, a global innovation network and startup accelerator program. Katy is a PhD gerontologist, former investment banker and systems engineer. Recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Katy is a sought after speaker on topics related to innovation and aging and has been featured in national media including NPR, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, TechCrunch and Huffington Post. Katy has taken the stage at conferences such as South by Southwest, Consumer Electronics Show, Boomer Venture Summit, American Senior Housing Association, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Senior Living 100. Katy is on the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging and the Family Caregiver Alliance. Katy earned her doctorate in gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and her undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia. Katy has taught Gerontology at the university level and her research on care transitions has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several national conferences.

Ms. Barbato is Senior VP, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships for Revera Inc. She has also served as SVP, Retirement and SVP, Home Health. In her current role, Trish is responsible for creating and driving an innovation culture within Revera. She has held executive roles at COTA Health, Providence Healthcare and Bayshore Healthcare. Ms. Barbato is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association, author of Inspire Your Career and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.

Saurabh is a Partner at Health Velocity Capital, a healthcare software and services focused venture and growth capital investment firm. Prior to HVC, Saurabh helped build and lead investments for Humana Health Ventures, the venture capital arm at one of the nation’s leading healthcare companies and second largest Medicare Advantage insurer. He received his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from The Wharton School.

CEO Launchpad Digital Health. 20+ years in digital health, medical, life sciences. Current boards/observer include: Hint Health, Tueo Health, Stop Breathe & Think, Moving Analytics, LifeDojo, InsightRx, Breezometer, Limelight Health, Sensely, Addicaid, Agathos, WellStart Health, QueueDr, Medable, TheraChat, Happy Couple, Elemeno Health, Mentia. Prior Executive or Board 30+ public and private companies. CEO HealthCentral; Executive Chairman & CFO RxList (co-founded, sold to WebMD); CFO C8 MediSensors (approved glucose monitoring device, accompanying mobile software, sold). Managing partner investment banking firms, healthcare funds, 100+ investments, 60+ investment banking transactions raising $2+ billion, 15+ M&A transactions.