Upcoming Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo Convenes Global Experts on Technology and Aging

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One-of-a-kind event in San Francisco on November 19-20 brings together 500+ tech entrepreneurs and industry innovators to share best practices and collaborate on new models in care

The Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo brings together aging services providers and tech companies for cross-sector innovation insights and collaboration opportunities.

Aging2.0, the global innovation platform for aging and senior care, today announced the latest lineup of speakers and participants for its 2015 AgeTech Expo. The two-day conference and technology exposition takes place November 19-20, 2015 in San Francisco and features inspiring keynotes, practical education panels, technology exhibits, tours of Silicon Valley corporate campuses, and the live Pitch-for-Pilots (P4P) session where startups pitch to senior care executives for pilots.

“Quality, customer service and transparency are increasingly important in today’s senior care sector and technology can help providers deliver in all three areas,” said Stephen Johnston, co-founder of Aging2.0. “The AgeTech Expo creates a unique forum for innovators inside and outside senior care to come together and forge the personal connections that are so important in this industry.”

This is the sixth AgeTech Expo event, but the first held as part of Aging2.0, as a result of the combining of AgeTech West and Aging2.0 in January 2015. It will be the largest Aging2.0 event to date. “Aging2.0 provides a global innovation platform benefiting small and large, nonprofit and for-profit providers alike,” said Scott Peifer, Aging2.0’s VP of Alliance Development and former Executive Director of AgeTech West. “For example, the Global Startup Spotlight and Pitch-for-Pilots sessions will highlight the most promising startups from Aging2.0’s #30in30in30 initiative -- 30 pitch events in 30 cities in 30 days -- which are intended to inspire providers in this country and spark much-needed conversations about how we can integrate new technologies into everyday care delivery.”

Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo attendees will experience all that Silicon Valley has to offer. Here are just a few of the ‘events within the event’:

  • Keynote speeches from Cynthia Breazeal, founder of the world’s first family robot, Jibo; Michael Weiner, the Chief Medical Information Officer at IBM; Kenneth Shinozuka, the teenage founder of Safe Wander, a wander-prevention solution; and Lanning Tian, Vice Secretary General of China Association of Social Welfare.
  • SF Bay Dinner Cruise with guest speaker Jeremy Bloom, premier athlete and founder of the inspirational program, Wish of a Lifetime, which fulfills long held dreams for the oldest generation.
  • Innovation Tours of corporate campuses including Google SF, Yahoo, Lyft, One Medical Group, Frog, Amazon, and many others.
  • Panel discussion on “How Big Tech Will Change Aging” featuring participants from LG, Panasonic, IBM and Intel, moderated by Dan Tynan, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Tech.
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Kim-Mai Cutler of TechCrunch, that brings together, for the first time ever on one stage, innovators in on-demand home care: CareLinx, Envoy, HomeHero, HomeTeam and Honor.
  • The 3rd annual Pitch for Pilots (P4P), which will enable a batch of market-ready companies to pitch in front of hundreds of senior care providers to secure partners to pilot their technologies in a range of care settings.
  • 30+ education sessions covering topics such as “Bridging the Digital Divide Among Seniors,” “Design Takes Center Stage,” “Reinventing Monitoring & Caregiving with Artificial Intelligence,” “Relieving Anxiety & Depression through 3D Immersion” and “Legal and Liability Issues for Pilot Projects” from a variety of experts drawn from Aging2.0 Alliance, Academy and Leaders Circle companies and others in the Aging2.0 network.
  • Global Startup Showcase of up-and-coming companies that were selected as part of the recent #30in30in30 global pitch event series. Startups from around the world will introduce their innovative products and services.
  • Closing Senior Panel comprised of older adults over the age of 70 to discuss their views on the role of technology in their lives and thoughts about the next wave of innovation in aging.
  • Exciting product launches and major partnership announcements from several speakers, exhibitors and presenters.

The Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo is made possible through sponsorship from MatrixCare, Consumer Electronics Foundation Association, HomeHero, Dementia Society of America and Cornell Communications, as well as the Aging2.0 Leaders Circle companies. The Aging2.0 Leaders Circle members include: Formation Capital, Brookdale Senior Living, Direct Supply, El Camino Hospital/Pathways Home, Health & Hospice, Genesis Healthcare/Genesis Rehabilitation Services, Guggenheim Securities, Welltower, Home Instead Senior Care, LCS, Medline, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, PointClickCare, Revera, Silverado and TridentUSA Health Services. We also appreciate support from our AgeTech Expo tour partners: One Medical Group, Galvanize, Yahoo!, Google, Amazon Lab126, San Francisco Jewish Home, Lyft, San Francisco Towers, Institute on Aging, SYPartners, Frog Design and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences.

For further information please visit http://www.aging2.com/expo/. Media interested in speaking with Aging2.0 founders, AgeTech Expo participants or to request a press pass, please contact Kimberly Angell at kim(dot)angell(at)wishpr(dot)com or (415) 471-7272.

About Aging2.0
Aging2.0 is a global innovation platform for aging and senior care. Its global ecosystem of interdisciplinary and intergenerational programs, communities and events fosters collaboration between entrepreneurs, senior care leaders, investors and older adults themselves. Aging2.0 partners have combined expertise in gerontology, senior care, private equity, technology, investment banking and corporate innovation.

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