Coming Up: Hubweek in Boston, with more than 175 events exploring the future in the city for science, technology and art—and how they intersect. Events range from talks to exhibits to dance parties. Exciting! More exciting for me: I’m the moderator.
One of those events Oct. 10 (next Tuesday!) is Aging and Caregiving Digital Health in the form of a “reverse pitch.” What does that mean? Instead of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas for products and services for boomers and seniors to companies and venture capitalists, five companies will explain their technology needs to engineers and entrepreneurs in the audience who might be able to solve them. Networking before and after the panel will connect tech “suitors” and presenters.
I love that the companies’ tech needs are so different. They range from better workforce efficiency to improved communications between professional and/or family caregivers and residents.
I’m introducing the five presenters and moderating the panel, asking questions about their tech needs—what are the barriers to having it (not invented, too expensive, competitors), how their vision would change their company and what they need to do to have it happen?
MeHI (as in the Massachusetts ehealth Institute) and Aging2.0Boston are sponsoring the event, with kickoff remarks from Alice Bonner, the Secretary for Massachusetts’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Details about the companies (teaser: one is Philips), time and venue are on the Hubweek website. It’s a snap to register! Please come!