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

NEWS

DIGITAL SILVER

Whenever there’s a problem, there are also opportunities. This universal rule also applies to population ageing. Although we cannot change the demographic trend, by our choices we can influence the ways it transforms the society and economy.

Technology – especially digitalization – opens up amazing opportunities to produce more high-quality services for the needs of the ageing population. But, as always, technology alone is not the answer. Everything depends on our ability to harness it to serve us. The Digital Silver Forum was born out of the need to gather together different actors, to be able to speed up the production of new and better solutions. For a mission like ours, Finland is a great place. Our technical know-how, the ongoing reform of health and social affairs and strong entrepreneurship, combined with the small size of the country, make us well positioned for world-wide leadership

Digital Silver is a unique event. We are on the lookout for technological solutions, but doing it on senior citizens’ terms.

For information on the event, see www.digitalsilver.eu.

DIGITAL SILVER

Missä on ongelma, siellä myös mahdollisuuksia. Tämä sääntö pätee myös väestön ikääntymiseen. Itse demografiselle muutokselle emme mahda mitään, mutta sen vaikutukset yhteiskuntaan ja kansantalouteen riippuvat omista valinnoistamme.

Teknologia – erityisesti digitaaliset ratkaisut – avaavat huikeat mahdollisuudet tuottaa laadukkaampia palveluja entistä tehokkaammin ikääntyvän väestön tarpeisiin. Mutta niin kuin aina, teknologia itsessään ei ole ratkaisu. Kaikki riippuu siitä, kuinka hyvin osaamme valjastaa sen palvelukseemme.

Digital Silver –tapahtuma syntyi tarpeesta koota toimijat yhteen, jotta saisimme vauhtia uusien ja parempien ratkaisujen tuottamiseen. Suomi on tällaiseen loistava paikka. Teknologiaosaamisemme, meneillään olevat sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon uudistushankkeet sekä vahva alan yrittäjyys yhdessä maan pienen koon kanssa antavat mainiot eväät murtautua maailmanluokan edelläkävijäksi.

Digital Silver on ainutlaatuinen tapahtuma. Etsimme teknologiasta ratkaisuja, mutta seniorikansalaisten ehdoilla ja heidän tarpeisiinsa.

Lisätietoja tapahtumasta osoitteesta www.digitalsilver.eu

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

SCHEDULE

 We reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Main Stage

9:00

Introduction
Emcee: Marco Steinberg, Founder, Snowcone & Haystack

9:10

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

9:20

Welcome from the Government of Finland
Speaker: Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services

9:30

Welcome (video)
Speaker: Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

9:35

Keynote: Technology will change the lives of elderly people the most.
Speaker: Perttu Pölönen
Why did NASA invite this brilliant young futurist to Silicon Valley, and what can a 22-year-old teach us about aging and longevity anyway? Join us at Digital Silver 2017 to find out!

9:55

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: Robin Wegener, Head of Medical Affairs, Europe, Bayer; Brook Eaton, Head of Product Engineering and Innovation, Nokia Technologies; Elli Aaltonen, Director General, Kela
Co-Moderators: Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Michael W. Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging

10:40

Coffee

11:00

From the Hospital to the Home: How Remote Care is Transforming Our Lives
New tools that allow us to manage our health and wellness at home and on the go are changing how we live our lives. Remote care delivery is poised to become the new standard of care for the 21st century as new research shows that it improves quality of care and quality of life, all while reducing costs. But widespread adoption of these new tools is not without its challenges. Global Coalition on Aging’s Michael W. Hodin and Intel’s David Ryan sit down for a frank conversation about remote care delivery, where it is heading, and what that means for the rest of us. 

11:25

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.

Panelists: David Ryan, General Manager, Intel; Nicola Palmarini, Global Manager, IBM; Jack (Byunghwan) Lee, CEO, Sky Labs; Latt Mansor, Director, Business Development, Holmusk; Charles Consel, Research Lead, Inria
Moderator: Prof. Yrjö Neuvo, Chairman of the Digital and Energy Platform Boards, Aalto University

12:25

Lunch

13:25

How is WHO planning to address population ageing in the mid-term? (video)
Speaker: John Beard, Director, Ageing and Life Course Department, World Health Organization (WHO)
In this short video presentation, we will learn how the world’s leading health policymakers are responding to one of the biggest megatrends of our time and the important role that technology startups and entrepreneurs play in addressing policy needs in our aging world.

13:30

Japan’s Challenge: Turning Silver into Gold
As countries around the globe grapple with rapidly aging populations, one country was there first. Today, the rest of the world looks to Japan for important insights into what our future will look like, and how we can prepare. The executive director of Japan’s Health and Global Policy Institute will share current policy trends in Japan, including how government and the private sector are innovating in response to the growing challenge of dementia.

13:45

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, Esko Aho will interview EasyCare Academy’s co-founder 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.

14:10

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 policy makers and companies, both large and small, employing to finance innovation for the silver market – for the development of new products and the extension of new services for older adults? How will we ensure that the needs of seniors continue to be met and paid for?

Panelists: Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Lab, OP Financial Group; Ken Londoner, CEO, BioSig Technologies; Ryoji Noritake, President, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
Moderator: Michael W. Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging

14:55

Coffee

15:10

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What’s in Store for Our Future?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are poised to dramatically change how we live our lives and manage our health and well-being. In this exciting session, experts at the cutting edge of AI and machine learning discuss the current state of our technological capabilities and what we might expect from the future.

Panelists: Prof. Dr. Christer Carlsson, Director, Institute of Advanced Management Systems Research; Antti Kivelä, Director, Capacity for Renewal, Sitra; Kari Bäckman, CEO, Benete Oy; Prof. Lauri Frank, University of Jyväskylä
Moderator: Tomi Korhonen, Director, Tekes

15:55

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

Startups: BetterDay (Finland), BioEye (Israel), Intelligence and Innovation Science (Russia), The Mealplanner (Finland), VideoVisit (Finland) + the winner of the Side Stage pitch competition!
Moderator: Paolo Borella, Co-founder and CEO, Vertical Health Accelerator
Judges: Ken Londoner, CEO, BioSig Technologies; Sylvia Shin, Head of Strategy & Digital Communications, Bayer

16:55

An Eye to the Future
Esko Aho and Michael W. Hodin will discuss what they have seen and learned throughout the day and offer their reactions and recommendations for tangible outcomes from Digital Silver.

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

17:00

Announcement of Winner and Presentation of Prize

Pitching Stage

9:00

Introduction
Emcee: Marco Steinberg, Founder, Snowcone and Haystack (stream from Main Stage)

9:10

Welcome
Speakers: Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Michael W. Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging (stream from Main Stage)

9:20

Welcome from the Government of Finland
Speaker: Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services (stream from Main Stage)

9:30

Video greeting from the European Commission
Speaker: Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (stream from Main Stage)

9:35

Keynote and Q&A
Why did NASA invite this brilliant young futurist to Silicon Valley, and what can a 22-year-old teach us about aging and longevity anyway? Join us at Digital Silver 2017 to find out!

Speaker: Perttu Pölönen, Musician and Inventor and lot more (stream from Main Stage)

9:55

Startup Pitching
Moderator: Philippe Santraine Venture Architect, OP Lab
Time to start startup pitching, 5 minutes for the short intro and 5 minutes for Q&A

10:00

Pitch 1 – Glucostratus

10:10

Pitch 2 – Onerva Hoivaviestintä

10:20

Pitch 3 – Haltian

10:30

Pitch 4 – Fiksari

10:40

Coffee

11:15

Pitch 5 – Sanoste

11:25

Pitch 6 – Kaiku Health

11:35

Pitch 7 – Terveysoperaattori (Health Operator)

11:45

Pitch 8 – ReadEar

11:55

Pitch 9 – Unitary

12:05

Wrap-up

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Kuinka mahdollistaa yksilölliset palvelut ikääntyville digitalisaation keinoin?
Suomalaiset ikääntyvät ennennäkemätöntä vauhtia. Kuinka järjestää palvelut kustannustehokkaasti ja taata samalla kullekin seniorille juuri hänen tarpeitaan vastaava palvelukokonaisuus? Mitä hyötyä digitalisaatiosta voi olla tämän tavoitteen saavuttamisessa? Kuinka rakentaa ekosysteemi, jossa sidosryhmät toimivat toisiaan täydentäen ja jossa oikeat asiat alkavat tapahtua?

Näitä aiheita pohtii Esko Ahon ja STM:n sote-uudistuksen muutosjohtaja Sinikka Salon alustamassa paneelikeskustelussa joukko suomalaisia terveydenhuollon vaikuttajia.

Panelistit: Harriet Finne-Soveri, tutkimusprofessori, THL, Mari Patronen, Senior Adviser, Kuntaliitto, Mervi Pulkkanen, Senior Adviser, Tekes, Mika Pohjonen, Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman Oy

Paneelin moderaattorina toimii Uudenmaan liiton muutosjohtaja Timo Aronkytö

14:30

Coffee
Program continues in Main Stage

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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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