NOVEMBER 28th 2017
WANHA SATAMA | HELSINKI, FINLAND

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“Digitization is for everyone”

A DIGITAL WORLD

The world is being transformed in remarkable & unprecedented ways by the digital revolution. No sector has been left untouched, changing the way we socialise, purchase, and produce.

AN AGEING DEMOGRAPHIC

The World is undergoing a dramatic demographic transformation. This Silver Tsunami brings great opportunities for transformation, growth, and prosperity.

ABOUT THE DIGITAL SILVER FORUM

 More than just a conference, the Digital Silver Forum is creating a dynamic opportunity where attendees, speakers, sponsors, and startups can build connections and exchange ideas. Co-led by Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland, and Mike Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, the one-day event is bringing together innovative thinkers, public policy experts, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs to connect and explore opportunities that emerge from combining our growing digital capability with the needs and demands of our ageing populations.

Attendees will hear from industry leaders, policymakers, and startups about how they are innovating to bring state-of-the-art products and services to the fastest growing demographic group in the world.

An expo area will showcase innovations, and business meeting areas are available by reservation. If you are interested in showcasing your innovation at a booth in the expo area or reserving a meeting area, please email sschwarz@globalcoalitiononaging.com

“It really inspired me to meet other founders and see how we share similar challenges and passions.”

– James Ashwell, Unforgettable

“The Digital Silver Forum 2016 was a great success, but we’ve only just touched the surface.

– Alana Officer, World Health Organization

“This was a really valuable event. In future years, my company will be sure to attend. Throughout the day, I gained many new ideas for services to offer our customers.”

–DS16 Attendee

POLICY

HOW IS AGING SHAPING OUR FUTURE?

International policymakers will discuss the implications of global population ageing and how it is changing our societies.

FINANCE

HOW ARE INCREASED WEALTH AND LONGEVITY SHIFTING THE PARADIGM IN FINANCE?

Representatives from top financial firms will discuss how ageing is changing the way people of all ages think about, save, and spend their money.

TECH

WHAT DOES THE AGEING BOOM MEAN FOR THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR?

Hear from industry leaders about new opportunities stemming from the rapid growth of the silver market.

STARTUPS

HOW IS POPULATION AGEING DRIVING THE CREATION OF NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES?

Selected startups and entrepreneurs will showcase their innovations.

SPEAKERS

Stay tuned for Digital Silver 2017 speakers

SCHEDULE

 We reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Main Stage

9 am

Introduction
Emcees: Marco Steinberg, Founder, Snowcone & Haystack, and André Chaker, Owner, C&C Global Advocates

9:10

Welcome
Speakers: Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Michael W. Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging

9:20

Keynote and Q&A
Speaker TBA

9:45

Tapping the Silver Market: Market Diversity and Meeting the Needs of Older Consumers
Older adults are a diverse group with different needs and desires. Businesses that understand and cater to this diversity will win, but achieving this flexibility within the market is no easy task. What is the role of the regulatory environment in enabling flexibility among companies and ensuring options for consumers? How are companies identifying, responding to, and meeting these new imperatives in the 21st century marketplace? Are there any commonalities across sectors? What lessons have businesses learned about capturing gold in the silver market?

Panelists: TBA, Bayer; TBA, Tekes; Elli Aaltonen, Director General, Kela; TBA, Nokia
Moderator: Lee Epting, Consultant

10:45

Coffee

11:00

Industry Demo Session
What is the role of technology in creating a good life? Technologies for seniors may enable them to stay healthy and active, live independently for longer, or simply exist to bring delight. In this session, industry leaders from global companies will introduce and demonstrate some of their most cutting-edge technologies designed for and by older consumers.

Presenting Companies: Bayer, Intel, IBM, More to be announced
Moderator: Professor Yrjö Neuvo, Chairman of the Digital and Energy Platform Boards

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Financing the 21st Century and Beyond
Countries in Europe, Asia, and North America in particular are undergoing a profound demographic shift, with more old than young becoming a reality. What strategies are the policy makers and organizations tasked with providing for the care and support of older adults employing to ensure that the needs of seniors continue to be met and paid for?

Panelists: OP Bank, Tela, More to be announced

14:00

EasyCare Academy: A Close-Up Look at How One Social Enterprise is Taking on the Global Care Crisis
With rapid population aging and a global push to age in place, the exploding need for trained elder caregivers is one of the most acute challenges facing societies today. In this special session, Michael Hodin will interview EasyCare Academy’s Peter Nicholson about the ambitious new social enterprise and its plans to use data and a cutting-edge technology platform to enable the world to meet its rapidly growing need for high-quality elder care.

14:30

Coffee

14:45

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What’s in Store for Our Future?
An intimate fireside chat between innovation leaders at Tekes and Tela.

15:15

Startup Solutions for the Age of Longevity
Back by popular demand, in this fast-paced and exciting double session, 8 founders of startups in the silver market will showcase their innovations and discuss what exciting new technology trends we can expect to see in the coming years. This year, the startups will be pitching to the audience and a panel of judges for a chance to win. Apply now for a chance to participate in the pitch competition and panel discussion.

Emcee: Paolo Borella, Co-founder and CEO, Vertical Health Accelerator

16:45

The View From the Inside
In this closing session, senior business leaders will share their unique insights, discuss what they have seen and learned throughout the day, and offer their reactions and recommendations for tangible outcomes from Digital Silver.

Panelists: Esko Aho; Mike Hodin; More to be announced

Pitching Stage

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START-UPS & EXHIBITORS

Digital Silver 2017 Start-Ups and Exhibitors will be published soon

MEDIA

Contact information and interview requests:

Please contact us in case you wish to have more information about the event or you wish to interview either Mr. Esko Aho or Mr. Michael W. Hodin.

Contact:

Päivi Yli-Kyyny: paivi.yli-kyyny(at)verbatum.fi
or
Susan Wile Schwarz: sschwarz(at)globalcoalitiononaging.com

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