Thursday, September 3rd (Session H2) - Envisioning the Future for Technology in Aging Services

Session H2

Join Keren Etkin, a gerontologist by training and technology expert by profession, as she hosts experts in the field as they discuss the now and near-future evolution of age-tech. Get perspective from investors, inventors and implementers.

1. Understand the range of challenges age-tech can now solve or will solve within the next year.
2. Identify specific ways to learn about new technologies as they launch.
3. Articulate a vision for both age-friendly technology and technology that solves challenges for elders or those who support them.

Keren Etkin

Gerontologist, Co-Founder and VP Product at Clanz

Keren Etkin is a Gerontologist by training and a tech enthusiast by nature.  She has been working with older adults for almost a decade and writes a blog, The Gerontechnologist.  Her current role is as co-founder & VP Product at Clanz, which developed the first and only audio-based solution to keep human interactions secure, in at-risk environments, and specifically in the challenging and fast-growing elderly care industry.  Previously, she worked at Intuition Robotics – the startup behind ElliQ, the world’s first social robot designed with and for older adults. Keren speaks publicly about AgeTech, does consulting for several international organizations, and creates content for her blog and other media outlets. In her spare time, she volunteers in the “Furry Friends for the Elderly” project and takes her dog to the beach.

David Park

Vice President, Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, Front Porch

Davis Park has been developing and managing FPCIW’s technology initiatives and programs since 2011. The FPCIW is a center of excellence in Front Porch, a Southern California nonprofit provider of retirement living communities and affordable housing. Davis has over 20 years of program development experience in technology program design, testing, and implementation among older adult, low-income, and other underserved communities to explore and deploy innovations to improve access to digital solutions. He has served as a presenter or facilitator in dozens of regional, national, and international conferences. Davis is the former director of Community Technology Programs at the Little Tokyo Service Center, where he managed several community-based initiatives that focused on bridging the digital divide. Davis is also an inaugural member of the Zero Divide ZFellows, a program developed to facilitate technology adoption and social justice to underserved communities. He has served on several boards and committees dedicated to promoting technology access, adoption, and policy, and holds a BA in anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree from UCLA’s Urban Planning Program.

Carrie Shaw

CEO & Founder, Embodied Labs

Carrie Shaw works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling. She is the CEO and founder of Embodied Labs, an immersive training and wellness platform for professional and family caregivers.  After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie spent 2 years working as a Health Education Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she fell in love with the way visual communication tools have the unique potential to cross cultural, language, and education barriers. Following that time, Carrie worked as her mother's primary caregiver, who's diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer's disease opened Carrie's eyes to the needs of caregivers and the aging services workforce.  Carrie holds a Masterss of Science in Biomedical Visualization and her work has been featured by Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, JAMA, The History Channel, and the CBS National TV show, The Doctors.    

Kathy Hagen

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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Understand the range of challenges age-tech can now solve or will solve within the next year. Identify specific ways to learn about new technologies as they launch. Articulate a vision for both age-friendly technology and technology that solves challenges for elders or those who support them.
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