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Silvers Summit in Las Vegas

by Louis on January 9, 2012

I am heading to Las Vegas to lead a panel at the Silvers Summit day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show. I am very excited because this is the first time the Silvers Summit is covering the issues of home and community. I put together what I know will be the very best panel of the day’s events!

Our theme for the day? A holistic Do The Right Thing. The thesis is that creating products and services for older consumers will have benefits – unplanned, even unguessable – for everyone. This simple but clear idea points entrepreneurs and existing business in the right direction and gives investors guidance and metrics for success.

Panel Description:

Field of Dreams 2020: Home & Community — Plan for Aging, Benefit for All

Today 35 million Americans are over age 65; in 10 short years this number will double. An older population’s lifestyle presents endless opportunities for your business. Panelists discuss trends in “smart” homes and towns: how builders and community designers are using technology to meet the needs of aging citizens.

Our incredible panel includes:

Chuck Parker, Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance, an international organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions. Chuck has over 20 years of experience in health care technology and the strategic design of evaluation and measurement strategies.

Alex Go is strategic leader of Virtual Health, the premier solutions integrator bridging consumers with health and wellness service providers. Prior to joining Virtual Health, Alex was global director of new markets for Intel’s healthcare business. He brings 20 years of experience working for Tyco Electronics and Intel Corp., in strategic planning, sales and market development positions.

Adam Vollmer is a senior mechanical engineer at IDEO, the international design firm.  Adam brings years of medical device design and biotechnology expertise to IDEO’s Health, Wellness, and Social Impact group, as well as a passion for designing products and services that  address pressing human needs. Adam is also co-host of the PBS Kids engineering show ‘Design Squad Nation”. Most recently, Adam led the IDEO design team responsible for the creation of the Faraday, an aesthetically unparalleled electric bicycle that captured the people’s choice award at the 2011 Oregon Manifest bicycle design contest.

More about the panel, the silvers summit program and reactions to come!

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Marc Gunther January 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

Some of us are wondering–how did the panel go? Give us an update when you can, please.


Joseph Hunkins January 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

Really sorry I missed this panel. Plane was delayed and I got to CES a day too late for the Silvers Summit. See you next year and please post more about the event when you have time. Thanks!


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