Tuesday, January 8, 2013
LVCC, North Hall, N256

Silvers Summit People age 50+ comprise nearly 45% of the total U.S. population and control 70% of the country’s wealth. It’s time to understand just how this largest and most powerful demographic uses technology in daily life and what it wants in the future. The Silvers Summit explores new thinking, new products and services, and how the role of technology is being redefined. After all, this is the generation that invented the Internet!
Time Session Title Session Description
8:45-9:25 a.m. Welcome & Keynote: Vinton Cerf: How the Internet and Users Have Grown Up Together The boomer generation built the Internet, and it’s among the most miraculous human-made inventions ever developed. Vinton Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, looks at how the Internet changed us and how we continue to change the Internet.
Welcome: Jill Gilbert, Producer, Digital Health & Silvers Summit
Emcees:   Mary Cain, MPH, Managing Director, HT3
Jeff Makowka, Senior Strategic Advisor, Thought Leadership, AARP
Keynote: Vinton Cerf, Chief Evangelist, Google
9:25-10:10 a.m. Rethinking How We Interact With Technology Using Voice, Touch and Gesture Groundbreaking technologies that allow us to use voice, touch and even the blink of an eye are making intimidating devices accessible and easy to master. Get an insider’s look into technology that may know what we want simply by hearing our voice or reading our minds.
Moderator: Gary Kaye, Chief Content Officer, In The Boombox
Speakers: Daniel Hubbell, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Microsoft Accessibility Kwindla Hultman Kramer, CEO, Oblong Industries Carl Korobkin, VP of OEM Solutions, Tobii Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuance; General Manager, Dragon
10:15-11:00 a.m. Groundbreaking Tech: Staying Safe, Social, Mobile and Medicated A fall, a burn, isolation, a forgotten pill — all are potential threats to living to a ripe old age. Find out how inventive devices are offering crucial assistance when we need it most.
Moderator: David Weigelt, President & Co-founder, Immersion Active
Speakers: Fred Allegrezza, CEO, Telikin David Inns, CEO, GreatCall John Marick, Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Cellular Erik Sande, Vice President, General Manager, Philips Home Monitoring
11:05 – 11:35 a.m. Sex Never Gets OLD With two out of three single boomers actively dating and the 55+ demographic as the fastest growing category in online dating, it’s no wonder that we’re experiencing Sexual Revolution 2.0. Don’t miss this provocative discussion to find out how technology can support our emotional and physical wellbeing, and even stimulate (pun intended) this growing market!
Moderator: Dr. Wendy Walsh, Relationship Expert, CNN; Author, “The 30-Day Love Detox”
Panelist: Lavinia Evans-Axel, GM, People Media Danny Osadca, CEO, Standard Innovation
11:40-12:25 p.m Are Our Homes Smart Enough to Care for Us? With most people choosing to age in place, the important question to answer is, “Are we equipped to do this safely and comfortably?” Join leaders in smart-home technology as they discuss the growth of this booming market that’s keeping you in touch, monitoring your vitals and sensing your every move.
Moderator: Eric Taub, Writer, NY Times
Speakers: Jerome Arnaud, President & CEO, Doro Brian Bischoff, CEO, HealthSense Diane Marino, Vice President, Ipsos Vantis Matt Ramage, Sr. VP Product Marketing, VTech
12:25-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Special Session: Market Forces at Play How are leading companies achieving success selling to this booming demographic? You won’t want to miss this revealing discussion of how they are reaching and influencing consumers, how government is playing an important role in driving new business and what you can do to drive your companies’ big win in the market.
Moderator: Ned Russell, Managing Director, Saatchi&Saatchi Wellness
Speakers: Robert Jarrin, Sr Director of Government Affairs, Qualcomm Tom Paul, Chief Consumer Officer, UnitedHealthcare Kevin Pereau, Senior Vice President, QUENTIQ Victor Wang, CEO, GeriJoy
1:20 – 1:50 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION: Tech for the Soul #behappy Grab a ringside seat for this can’t miss session when two industry giants sit one-on-one to discuss the technology stepping up to aide us in managing stress, support us in our spirituality and increase our overall health. Caregivers, parents and grandparents alike are all handling excessive amounts of stress, but technology is here to help!
Moderator: Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Special Guest: Deepak Chopra, MD, Co-author of “Super Brain”; Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Center, YouTube/ChopraWell, Deepak Chopra LLC
1:55 – 2:25 p.m. Unexpected Connections: How Online Gaming is Bringing People Together Rather than pull families apart, gaming has drawn them together. The surprising adoption of intergenerational gaming between boomers/seniors and their families transcends age, and the data prove it. Get insights from those who have learned how to engage this population with play, and consider whether a sense of playfulness might be key for all businesses serving this sector.
Moderator: Dr. Mary Furlong, President & CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates
Speakers: Fred Howard, VP of Marketing, KingsIsle Entertainment Bob Stephen, Vice President, Home and Family, AARP
2:25- 2:55 p.m. Special Luminary Session with Intel’s Top Tech Insider: How Lives are Profoundly Altered by Assistive Technology When Stephen Hawking, the world’s pre-eminent physicist who also has Lou Gehrig’s disease, needed new ways to access technology to work, Justin Rattner, Intel’s CTO, stepped in to see what was possible. Hear the incredible story behind this terrific tale of innovation, bravery and exploration.
Moderator: Gary Kaye, Chief Content Officer, In The Boombox
Speakers: Justin Rattner, CTO, Intel
3:00-3:30 p.m. Solving the Driving Conundrum In the next 20 years the number of senior drivers in the U.S. is predicted to triple. Since these drivers have a higher crash rate per mile, safety is of utmost concern. Technology developers and automobile companies are stepping up to serve this generation with self-driving cars, telematics and other assistive technologies.
Moderator: Jody Holtzman, Senior VP, Thought Leadership, AARP
Speakers: Isaac Litman, CEO, MobileEye Nick Pudar, Vice President of Planning and Business Development, OnStar
3:30-4:00 p.m. New Blood – Why Senior Care and Healthcare Need an Innovation Transfusion Join two leading forces altering the face of technology for boomers and seniors, as they candidly discuss the need for innovators in senior care and healthcare. Technologists are bringing their arsenal of silicon and software to help reinvent a graying industry.
Find out how you can be a catalyst for change.
Moderator: Rick Valencia, Vice President & General Manager, Qualcomm Life
Speakers: Halle Tecco, Founder and CEO, RockHealth
4:05-4:45 p.m. Wellocracy – Bringing Connected Tech to the “Help Us Stay Fit” Generation Join Dr. Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health and co-author of Wellocracy, as he engages in an in-depth and revealing conversation with some of the leading companies delivering technology to the health- and fitness conscious 50+ club.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Founder & Director, Center for Connected Health
Speakers: Nate Kvamme, VP Business Development, MapMyFitness Rodrigo Martinez, Life Sciences Chief Strategist, IDEO Jeff Shoemate, VP Innovation & Business Development, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing & Call to Action: Committing to Our Futures—CEA is Here to Help! A huge industry and its most influential association are leading the way to link seniors and people with disabilities to technologies that make a difference in their lives. Learn about the CEA Foundation’s inspiring mission, initial investments and how your company can work with them.
Speakers: David Dring, Executive Director, Selfhelp Innovations, Selfhelp Community Services Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, CEA Foundation John Shalam, Chairman and Founder, Voxx International