With the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of appropriate housing alternatives for an aging population, transportation issues and the quickly rising ranks of retirees in the US, we face a challenge that technology can help answer.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2014
The Lifelong Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®, shows attendees the benefits of bringing technology to an aging population. Attendees will hear Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff in conversation with robots designed to care for us, learn about the latest technologies that aid in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and be introduced to the investor community stressing the importance of 50-plus funding and ventures.
The conference takes place on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006).
How big is the senior market? The 50-plus community is responsible for over $7.1 trillion in annual economic spending, and it is estimated that the opportunity to serve this untapped market with health and wellness products or services will generate $30 billion in cumulative revenue over the next five years. This summit will help attendees discover the opportunities and challenges that innovators and developers need to understand when reaching this specialized market.
“This summit identifies technologies that are going to be paramount in the lives of our elders. As they get more tech savvy we need to be ready with innovations that will benefit and inspire them,” said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Lifelong Tech Summit. “We are even seeing the White House take notice, as they start to understand the hurdles that have been brought by the 21st century and the promise that new technologies can bring to the most deserving marketplace.”
Lifelong Tech Summit session highlights will include:
Will your robot care for you? A Conversation with Robots and their Creators: Don’t miss Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff as he asks creators and their robot comrades, SaviOne and NAO the Robot, the hard hitting questions about the future of robotics. Kavita Krishnaswamy will be Beamed in to join the conversation.
Alzheimer’s and Tech: An Unlikely Marriage: Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic that shows no signs of stopping. Join leading experts and innovators in a discussion about utilizing technology to detect and help manage this debilitating disease.
Is Technology Smart Enough to Care for Us?: New York Times writer Eric Taub moderates a conversation between leading healthcare and tech representatives from Intel-GE Care Innovations, the VNA Health Group and Honeywell Life Care Solutions as they unveil the latest developments about how to bring technology to the home, promoting longer and healthier lives.
Designing Irresistible Tech: Kim Herman, president of ReSound, and Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of WHILL Inc., discuss how to design the most enticing tech for the boomer and senior markets.
5 Voices: A Can’t Miss Consumer Roundtable: Get a front row seat as Jeffrey Makowka, senior strategic advisor of thought leadership for AARP, leads Lifelong Tech’s first-ever consumer roundtable, as they divulge the insight that developers need to know about designing products for the 50-plus market.
2015: The Year of Funding it Forward: Funding the development of the most critical technologies for the 50-plus crowd has been overlooked! Join Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of thought leadership for AARP, and John Hopper, chief investment officer, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund LP, as they share their own funding plans and how aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into this market.
“With the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of appropriate housing alternatives for an aging population, transportation issues and the quickly rising ranks of retirees in the US, we face a challenge that technology can help answer,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. “The innovative products we’re seeing make both good sense and good business sense.”
About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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