Ted Fischer's company is not known for working with the elder population. As Vice President for Business Development at Hasbro toys, Ted works to identify new areas of opportunity for his company. Prior to his work at Hasbro, Ted co-founded three companies in a variety of business sectors.
He’s takes us inside the skunkworks of his division at Hasbro, explaining the process he used to create a completely “outside the aisle” innovation product and an entirely new market for his company.
Bob Hillis is a visionary serial entrepreneur, starting the first true virtual distributor, holding no inventory yet supplying over one million products. Bob’s been involved in policy advocacy, and holds two honorary doctorates in engineering in recognition of his innovation.
Listen to Bob take you on a tour of a new kind of senior living community. One that utilizes technology to deliver care in an entirely new way.
Dr. Joon Yun has a truly different view of aging. In addition to being board certified in radiology, Yun is managing partner and president of Palo Alto Investors, a hedge fund with $2 billion in assets invested in healthcare.
Yun is currently a trustee of the Salk Institute, a member of the President's Circle of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In 2013 Yun and his wife Kimberly launched the $1 million Palo Alto Longevity Prize to reverse the aging process. He recently donated $2 million to launch the National Academy of Medicine Aging and Longevity Grand Challenge
Susann is the IBM Global Research Leader for the Aging Initiative, heading a worldwide community of researchers, technologists, and academics who help governments, industries, and companies around the world as they seek to develop solutions and technology enabled services for consumers in the new ‘longevity economy'.
She founded and runs the IBM Aging-in-Place Research Lab. As an IBM Master Inventor, she holds over 150 patents world-wide, with degrees in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering.
Susann gave us a window into her work, placing inexpensive sensors in real client situations and developing software algorithms that provide unique insights into how the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence can prevent major health issues in residents.