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His research at national and international levels have completed participation in executive committees of professional associations such as “European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics”, “Association Human-Computer Interaction”, “Spanish Association of Ergonomics” and “American Association of Ergonomics ” and Division 14 of the” Applied Psychology Association “of which he is President. It belongs to the editorial board of the journal “Human Technology: An International Journal of Humans in ICT Environments” “Psychological” and has been the guest editor of the journals “Theoretical Still in Ergonomics Science” and “Human Technology: An International Journal of Humans in ICT Environments”.
His recent publications include the book “People and Machines” (Editorial
Pyramid) and “Cognitive Ergonomics (Editorial Medica Panamericana). International scientific publications have been published in prestigious journals as “International Journal of Human-Machine Studies”, “Ergonomics”, “Theoretical Still in Ergonomics Science”, “Journal of Experimental Psychology”, and “Memory and Cognition”. Together with Professors Pertti Saariluoma and Jaana Leikas he has published the book “Designing for Life: A Human Perspective on Technology Development” in Palgrave-Macmillan in 2016.
In the area of Digital Health, Mr. Eaton’s team has been investigating and piloting product concepts that better serve the needs of older adults and their adult children. With Nokia’s acquisition of Withings earlier this year, Nokia is well positioned to bring these innovations to market in the near future and serve the needs of this growing population.
Mr. Eaton previously served as director of Nokia’s Z Launcher, an innovative flagship user experience for Android, and before that he was the lead product manager for a next generation phone project. Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Eaton was the lead product manager for a streaming movie service and accompanying line of products within a company called mSpot that was acquired by Samsung in 2012. In addition to Nokia, Samsung and mSpot, he has held various roles in engineering and product management and also founded several startups over the past 16+ years in Silicon Valley. Mr. Eaton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Brown University and a Master’s degree from Stanford University.
From 2004 to 2007 worked in the Federal State Institution “Moscow Oncology Research Institute named after P.A. Herzen” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in “Forecast effectiveness of conservative treatment” department.
From 2008 – Partnership with INVITRO LLC – biggest lab diagnostic company in Russian Federation. Experience of chain of medical centers managing; implementation of standard operation procedures in health and medicine sphere.
From 2013 – Co-founder and Executive Director in «3D Bioprinting Solutions» – first Russian company developing its own bioprinting technology.
Usef Hesuani is co-author in more than 10 scientific papers.
From 1976-80, Mr. Hodin was Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. During this period he was also a Visiting Scholar at Brookings Institution, on U.S. Foreign Economic Policy. He was a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc. for 30 years, where he created and then led its International Public Affairs and Public Policy operations.
Mr. Hodin is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 2010-2013, was Adjunct Senior Fellow. He sits on the Boards of the Foreign Policy Association, the Business Council for International Understanding, the NYC Blood Center, the American Skin Association, the American Society on Aging, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, Emigrant Savings Bank, Partners for a Livable Community – Aging in Place Advisory Council, and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing.
Mr. Hodin holds a BA, cum laude, Cornell University, M.Sc.in International Relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and M.Phil and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.
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Mr Manderbacka is a frequent speaker and has been addressing senior care, operational considerations and Government Policies on congresses both in Europe and Asia. In Asia he has been invited speaker at the Japanese Association of Cardiac Rehab, The Ageing Asia Investors Conference In Singapore and the Australian Retirement Village Association annual conference to name a few.
Professor Lefkos Middleton studied medicine and trained in Neurology at the Université Louis Pasteur, in Strasbourg (France) and then became Fellow at the Neurological Institute of New York, Presbyterian Hospital & Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University. He then founded and became first Chairman of the US-funded Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics. He is currently the principal investigator of the Chariot register, a cohort of > 28,000 healthy volunteers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention studies, in West London, the industry sponsored Chariot PRO biomarker-enriched observational study on the natural history of the early stages of AD and the Funnel study for early AD.
He is the Chief UK Investigator of three AD clinical trials and the principal investigator of a study on gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease and related dementias. He was the principal investigator of the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank, held at Imperial College London, during the years 2009-2014.
In 2015, in partnership with academic, industry and NGO groups, he contributed to the development of the EIT-Health funded CARE e-based School for Carers. He served as the clinical lead for the Department of Health Global Dementia Initiative (2014-2015). He also served as Council member of MRC in years 2005-2008. He has authored or co-authored 158 publications.
Her focus areas and strategic themes include design thinking, the impact of technology on everyday life, ageing in an information society and technology ethics.
In this context, she is particularly interested in how new technologies can best serve the quality of life, changing life goals and lifestyle preferences into advanced age.
Dr. Leikas is a member of the board of the International Society for Gerontechnology. As visiting researcher, she has worked several periods at the University of Granada, Spain.
She has co-authored and edited several books and reports and written over 130 articles. Her recent books include “Ihminen ja teknologia – Hyvän vuorovaikutuksen suunnittelu” [Designing Good Human-Technology Interaction]; “Ikäteknologia” [Ageing and Technology]; “Anni ja Onni – Huomaamaton teknologia arjen apuna” [Ubiquitous Technology and Independent Living], and “Hyvä paha teknologia – Tarinoita teknologiasta suomalaisessa arjessa” [Good and Bad Technology – Stories of technology in a Finnish everyday life].
Together with Professors Pertti Saariluoma and Jose J. Cañas she has published the book “Designing for Life: A Human Perspective on Technology Development” (Palgrave MacMillan) in 2016.
Lilian Myers leads IBM’s Global Ageing Initiative. In that role she helps governments, industries, and companies around the world as they seek to develop products and tech-enabled services for consumers in the new ‘longevity economy’. Lilian joined IBM from 25 years as a startup founder and early-stage executive with companies focused on health and commerce where she’s led products, marketing, strategy, and internationalization. She has raised multiple rounds of venture and strategic capital, patented consumer technologies for health, benefited from four acquisitions, and operated the Venture Lab at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she continues to serve as mentor and investor in the region. Lilian’s passion for technology as a means to solve for human needs brought her to IBM where the intersection of cognitive technology with mobile, social, and cloud provide a platform for boundless innovation to benefit people through the companies that serve them, large and small.
Mr. Nicholson received a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with an emphasis on immunology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he pursued post-graduate research in the lab of Dr. Robert I. Mishell. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Business at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he focused on finance and entrepreneurship.
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From 2007 to 2014, Ms. Officer was the Coordinator for the Disability and Rehabilitation Team where she lead the development of such landmark resources as the WHO global disability action plan 2014–2021: Better health for all people with disability (2014), the World report on disability (2011) and the Guidelines on community-based rehabilitation (2010). among many others.
Ms. Officer joined the Department of Ageing and Life course in July 2014 to lead the development of the World Report on Ageing and Health, which was published in October 2015. She currently overseas the organization’s work on age-friendly environments, including the Global Network on Age-friendly Cities and Communities as well as the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.
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The WDA Forum was founded in 2002 and acts as platform and Think Tank for a worldwide coordination of efforts and activities related to demographic change and ageing.
Regina has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years – primarily in Human Resources where she was responsible for delivering global strategies, employee development trainings and HR processes for front, logistics, IT and back office units. During the recent big financial crisis she co-launched the independent corporate Ombudsman Office for UBS employees in Switzerland.
After joining WDA in 2014, she founded the WDA demography network for big corporates as well as small and midcap enterprises. More than 25 companies already joined and follow the demography road map by tackling their specific demographic challenges on „How to create the future of work?“
At WDA Regina is focussing on the demographic changes that will especially influence our “Work Life”. She provides a co-creative platform by facilitating and promoting demography workshops engaging and bringing together diverse representatives from academia, business leaders and human resources experts. The workshop results go beyond „best practice exchanges“: new and innovative rapid prototyping methods are applied for quick analysis and recommendations. The workshop participants – especially employers – benefit from a fresh unbiased spirit, interactive exchanges and open discussions.
“Successful employers will have to rethink their strategies along the demographic shifts and requirements of all working generations. In future: Intergenerational work force power will dramatically enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The positive aspects of living and working in an age of longevity need to be identified and unlocked for the benefits of both: economy and society. “
Regina studied Economics & Banking (Commercial High School Diploma) and Human Resources Management in Switzerland. Since 2011 she is Board Member of the Swiss HR Association (more than 6’000 affiliated members and companies). The International Ombudsman Association also accredits her as Mediator.
He has studied and worked abroad as follows: Oxford University 1981-1982 (Alan Allport); Carnegie-Mellon University 1985-1986 (Herbert Simon); Cambridge University 1989 (Alan Baddeley); Aberdeen University1993 (Robert Logie); Oxford University 1996 (Alan Allport); International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria 1999 and 2000 (Wolfgang Lutz); and Department of Psychology, University of Granada, Spain, 2008 and 2009 (Jose Cañas).
Pertti Saariluoma has published 10 books on the theory of science, user psychology, cognitive science and human-technology interaction as well as over 150 scientific papers. He has been advisory board member of Attention and Performance, and European Psychologists. He has also been the editor and the founder of Human Technology and is an associate editor of Gerontechnology. In addition, he has been a committee member of European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP). He has supervised over 100 BS students in Psychology and Cognitive Science/Information Systems as well as 28 doctoral students in Cognitive Science, Psychology and Architectural Design. Currently, he has 20 doctoral students. The main research interests have been psychology of thinking, memory, attention, and expertise, design and innovation processes, as well as theory of science, history of psychology, the foundations of cognitive science, and the interaction of humanautonomous systems. The most important recent focus areas have been content-based psychology, user psychology, microinnovation research, and Life-Based Design.
Pertti Saariluoma has lead several joint research projects with industry concerning human-technology interaction (HTI) design and HTI-innovation processes, which total budget has been over 5 m€. He has also worked for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of the Interior, and he is a member of Matine (Scientific Advisory Board of Defense). He is the leader of Human-Dimension Research Group. Together with Jose J. Cañas and Jaana Leikas he has published the book “Designing for Life: A Human Perspective on Technology Development” (Palgrave MacMillan) in 2016.
SMARTer and SAFer HOSPITAL R&D Program for Patient Safety: analysis, design, development, testing and technology transfer of innovative safe and trusted hospital healthcare processes based on information technology, automation and robotics, and modeling and simulation, in cooperation with the medical, pharmaceutical, and information technologies industries; scientific research institutions; and policy makers.
SMARTer and HEALTHIer LIFE R&D Program for Disease Prevention and Well-Being Promotion: analysis, design, development,testing and technology transfer of innovative personalized e-Services-based processes and business models to support compliance with pharmaceutical therapies and for behavioral change and healthier lifestyles, in cooperation with the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, multimedia, and information technology industries; scientific research institutions; and policy makers.
SMARTer and HEALTHIer CITY R&D Program and Living Lab for the City of the Future: e-Services re-engineering of the urban environment in the perspective of Internet of Services and Service Robotics, to enable and promote healthier and more eco-sustainable lifestyles.
Before joining the European Commission, he was a manager in product marketing and software development at a large IT company. He also co-founded a software start-up. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. He has published widely in the field of technology and policy, including a book on electronic commerce strategies and business models. He was a visiting professor and lecturer at several universities and business schools across the world, including an EU Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina in the USA.
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Dilruk Yahathugoda is Regional Director – Europe at MAS Holdings. He is an innovative business strategist and a leader with more than 15 years of experience orchestrating enterprise ventures ranging from start-ups and transformations to growth and expansions. He is pioneering the establishment of new business models and elevating operational performance through implementation of lean methodologies, best practices, and tools. Mr. Yahathugoda is responsible for identifying and targeting new business and investment opportunities on a global level.
He is spearheading innovation within this global textile and apparel manufacturer with an annual turnover in excess of $1.7B and 85,000 team members servicing leading brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Nike, Lululemon, Speedo and Flextronics. He is driving development of sustainable products as well as business through strategic innovation based on consumer, market, technology, and investment opportunities, as well as generating pricing strategies, key partnerships, and distribution channel plans. He is leading the ‘Aging Population’ business initiative at MAS Holdings.