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Research Associate, Founder, Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre;
President, North American Chapter, International Society for Gerontechnology; and
Advisor, MindfulGarden Digital Health Inc., Canada
Dr Gutman, PhD is President of the North American chapter of the International Society for Gerontechnology, Vice-president of the International Longevity Centre-Canada, Past-president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. She is co-editor (with Andrew Sixsmith) of 'Technologies for Active Aging' (Springer, 2013) and has published widely on seniors housing, long term care, health promotion, prevention of elder abuse, and seniors and disasters. She established the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University and is recipient of many awards and honours including the Order of Canada, Canada's highest non-military award.
Dr Gutman is also on the Advisory of MindfulGarden Digital Health and is the principal Investigator on the first feasibility clinical studies for MindfulGarden, which is a digital treatment of hyperactive dementia in long-term care setting.
CEO, Dementia Australia, Australia
Ms McCabe is the Chief Executive Officer of Dementia Australia. A recognised leader in the health and aged care sector, she brings extensive experience across the health, mental health and aged care sectors to her current role.
Her career accomplishments include leading the successful unification of Alzheimer's Australia and rebranding to Dementia Australia, the development of internationally recognised technology at Alzheimer's Australia Vic, now used nationally and internationally.
Executive roles in aged care and mental health, she is a member of a number of commonwealth health and aged care sector committees and Boards. Internationally Maree is a member of the Alzheimer's Disease International Asia Pacific Regional Committee and Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Founder, Tover, The Netherlands
Dr Le Riche has a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. She found her passion during design projects that influence people's behaviour and contribute to their health. Her dissertation 'Playful Design for Activation' entails an evidence-based approach of developing a product service system to stimulate physical activity of people with severe dementia. She is fascinated by how people interact with each other and with products, especially of whom that perceive the world differently. She is passionate about research and design that benefit people with (cognitive) challenges, their carers and family members.
During her PhD, she designed the 'Tovertafel'. The serious games on the Tovertafel use interactive light animations on the dining table in care homes. These games reduce apathy by stimulating physical and cognitive activity and social interaction. Her strong and authentic aim to contribute to the residents' quality of life, the carers' enjoyment in their work and to meaningful encounters between family members makes the success of her company. Her mission is to evoke 10 million moments of joy per day in care and education.
President, Road Worlds for Seniors, Motitech AS, Norway
Mr Ebbesvik has a background as a journalist, but has for the past six years worked with entrepreneurship. He became a part of the Motitech team in 2017, and was central in the establishment and execution of Road Worlds for Seniors in 2017 - an event that today is an international success with thousands of older people from all over the world participating- hosted by the Norwegian company Motitech.
Motitech's Road Worlds for Seniors is a unique championship. It allows older people and people with dementia to take part in a global sporting event - even though they might live in a long term care facility. The championship makes the cyclists become a part of something bigger.
Mr Ebbesvik also works within communications and marketing in Motitech.
Founder and CEO, Moove & Groove, Australia
Ms Harrington is a passionate social entrepreneur who has founded several technology businesses. More recently, she has dedicated her passion and skills to social impact and has completed post-graduate studies in social impact at UNSW. During her studies, she applied her technology expertise to create an innovative project that utilised silent disco technology to create better physical and mental health outcomes for seniors.
Ms Harrington has presented at Aging 2.0 in San Francisco, is a 2020 finalist for female entrepreneur program “SheEO” and was a finalist in the 2019 Australian innovAGEING National Award.
She is committed to re-inventing aging and utilising technology to assist those living with dementia and their families by creating connections, conversations and joyful moments.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Genieland Company Limited, Hong Kong
Ms Chui, Founder and Managing Director of Genieland Company Limited, believes that life is full of fun and adventure. She graduated from the University of New South Wales and possesses over 15 years of experience in business development. In 2018, she established Genieland Company Limited, which makes use of artificial intelligence and technology to provide wellness solutions for organisations and individuals. Genieland aims to raise public awareness of self-health management to minimize the negative impacts of a sedentary lifestyle and prevent chronic illnesses.
Registered Clinical Psychologist, Baycrest Health Sciences; and
Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada
National Chair, the National Association of Care Catering (NACC); and
CEO, Harrogate Neighbours, UK
Ms Cawthray has worked within the elderly social care sector for over 28 years including hands on support and care, business management and strategic planning, marketing and fundraising and specialising in Nutrition, Hydration and Dementia.
She has been the Chief Executive of Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association for 15 years supporting older people in the care and Extra Care Sector and the Meals on Wheels Service and received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for her food service in June 2020.
Sue has been a member of the National Association of Care Catering holding various roles including National Chair in 2007/8 and then taking over as National Chair in 2019.
CEO and Founder, SilverConnect Pte Ltd., Singapore
Shen Yiru (PhD) is the CEO and Founder of SilverConnect. She holds a PhD in Physiology and an MSc in Biochemistry. She brings with her business management and technical expertise which she has gained throughout multinational companies like Thermo Fisher Chemicals, Sysmex Healthcare and Abbott Molecular. Her technical experience will help and contribute significantly SilverConnect's growth in terms of product development and penetration of new accounts. Before taking over SilverConnect Pte Ltd in 2019, she was heading the medical device commercialization business unit at Accelerate (A*STAR commercialization arm). She worked with many startups and this motivated her to start her own company in medical nutrition in Singapore.
Secretary General, Japan Care Food Conference, Japan
* Presentation in Japanese with English subtitles
Mr Fujisaki was graduated from the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nihon University in April 1993. He then joined the Japan Canners Association. In 2004, he was appointed to Dissemination Manager. He has become the Secretary General of the Japan Care Food Conference since April 2006.
Mr Fujisaki engaged in the promotion, planning and research of canned, bottled and retort pouch foods. He also holds the post of public relations and researcher for the Japan Care Food Conference.
Part-time Lecturer, University of Hong Kong; and
Consultant, Hong Kong Food Science & Technology Association
Mr Chan is the past Chairman of Hong Kong Food Science & Technology Association. He is a part-time lecturer of Food Management & Marketing MSc Program in University of Hong Kong at present.
He is also the author to several chapters of 'Handbook of Food Chemistry', a publication of Springer (Germany).
Director, Healthcare Robotics Lab; and
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering and Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA
Dr Riek is a professor in Computer Science at UC San Diego, and jointly appointed in Emergency Medicine at UCSD Health. She directs the Healthcare Robotics Lab, and leads research in healthcare robotics and human-robot interaction. Her recent work includes creating neurorehabilitation and wellness interventions that are personalized to individuals, including people with dementia and their caregivers. She received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon.
Dr Riek has received numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER and several best paper awards.
CEO, Tech-enhanced Life, Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), USA
Dr Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a public-benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of older adults and their families. For several years now his work has focused on the intersection of aging and technology.
Dr Caro started his career as a researcher at Stanford University, and then spent a number of years developing novel medical products including medical lasers for minimally invasive surgery, and ophthalmology (e.g. LASIK). He has a D.Phil in Physics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and has 24 patents.
General Manager (Elderly Services), Hong Kong Housing Society
Dr Carmen Ng is currently the General Manager (Elderly Services) of the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), overseeing the elderly housing and related services to assist the elderly to age in place. Before joining HKHS, Dr Ng had been the Head of Consumer Education of the Consumer Council, Secretary-General of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund of the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association, and Chief Operating Officer of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, where she assisted in developing new service models to respond to the changing needs of the elderly and the society at large.
Project Director, Jockey Club "age at home" Gerontech Education and Rental Service, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Founder, TheGerontechnologist; and
Co-Founder and VP of Product, Clanz, Israel
Ms Etkin is a Gerontologist by training and a tech enthusiast by nature. After working with older adults in the non-profit sector, she transitioned into the hi-tech industry.
Named one of the most influential people in aging by Next Avenue, Keren founded TheGerontechnologist.com, a website covering the AgeTech ecosystem. Her work was featured in several prominent publications. She is also a public speaker and consultant for startups and investors in AgeTech.
Currently, she's co-founder & VP Product at Clanz, which developed the first and only audio-based solution to keep human interactions secure, in at-risk environments, like the long-term care industry.
Previously, she worked at Intuition Robotics – the startup behind ElliQ, the world's first social robot designed with and for older adults.
CEO, Umps Health, Australia
Mr Jahnke became a carer when his grandfather was hospitalised after a fall. As he was unable to find tech-based solutions to meet his family's needs, he found Umps Health, with the goal of supporting older people to remain safe, well and independent at home. The Umps Smart Home is now one of the most widely used smart home services in the Australian aged care sector.
Mr Jahnke's background is at the intersection of technology and public health. One of his earliest roles was at Cochlear China. Prior to founding Umps Health, he worked for Ericsson where he led the development of digital infrastructure projects that leveraged the Internet of Things and AI to create more livable and accessible cities.
He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Melbourne Accelerator Program, where he advises several startups working in aged care and disability. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Languages (Mandarin) and Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.
Co-Founder and CEO, Xenoma Inc., Japan
Dr Amimori is the co-founder and CEO of Xenoma. He developed smart apparel "e-skin", a 2020 CES Innovation Award product. He was engaged in new business projects at FUJIFILM for 18 years. After leaving FUJIFILM, he has been devoting himself to creating new social values utilizing leading-edge technologies. He received his Ph.D. degree in material science from Brown university in 2006.
Associate Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and
Founder, DeepHealth Limited, Hong Kong
Prof Tsoi is an Epidemiologist specialized in digital health. He was invited to join the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. His research interests focus on digital innovation in chronic disease management and big data application in the healthcare industry. In 2018, he set up DeepHealth Limited to deliver innovative healthcare solutions to the community. His team developed a mobile blood pressure management platform 'HealthCap', which encourages citizens to measure and record blood pressure for chronic disease prevention.
President, Good Time Living Co., Ltd., Japan
Mr Etsuaki Morikawa presented a brand-new value of elderly care service by developing the large-scale lasting compound community which involves senior livings. In 2005, Good Time Living Co., Ltd. (at that time ORIX Living Corp.), a management company for nursing homes, was established, and he became president. From then, Mr. Morikawa creates “evolving nursing care services” under strong leadership.
His effort of revising the stereotypes of long-term care services through active introduction and joint development of robotic care equipment and business improvement using ICT has been highly regarded, with the result that he was awarded the Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer in 2018.
Director (Long Term Care, International and China Programmes), The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
Ms Chau is the Director (Long Term Care, International and China Programmes) of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. She currently supervises the Hong Kong Jockey Club Shenzhen Society for Rehabilitation Shenzhen Yee Hong Height in Mainland, Tsang Shiu Tim Home for the Elderly, and Lee Quo Wei Day Rehabilitation & Care Centre in Hong Kong. Recently, she is preparing the establishment of an innovative project called the Personalized, Holistic and Integrative Rehabilitative Care Project funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Ms Chau is also a member of the Specialized Committee on Elderly Service of The HKCSS and the Steering Committee of Elderly Care Services Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme of Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.