Selected Speaking Engagements

The New Realities of Life Transitions & Well-Being, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 4, 2014

Disruptive Demographics: Transforming the Future of Financial Services & Advice, LIMRA 2014 Marketing and Research Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 29, 2014

Walking in Your Customer’s Shoes: Consumer-Centered Innovation & the Future of Healthcare, United Health Group Innovation Day, Minnetonka, Minnesota, May 22, 2014

Great Places to Live – The Community of the Future, AARP 2014 Life@50+ Event, Boston, Massachusetts, May 9, 2014

Boomers, Technology in the Age of Disruption, Washington Post Booming Tech, Boston, Massachusetts, May 8, 2014

Technology, Longevity & New Questions for Old Age, German National Academy of Sciences & Robert Bosch Foundation Total Immersion in Science Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 3, 2014

Understanding the New Older Customer: Transforming the Future of Financial Services and Advice, Life Insurance Marketing & Research Association (LIMRA), Secure Retirement Institute, Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 2014

Age, Well-Being & New Technology: Implications for Motor Carrier Operator Performance & Safety, USLAW Network Client Conference, Miami Florida, April 5, 2014

Connecting with Older Adults in the Age of Well-Being, Healthways Well-Being Summit, Nashville, Tennessee, April 4, 2014

Demography is Destiny: How Population Change Will Disrupt the Who, What & Where of Investment Tomorrow, JP Morgan Treasurers Forum, New York, New York, March 19, 2014

Planning for Tomorrow’s Customer…Today: The Next Phase of Seniors Housing, National Investment Center Regional Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, March 18, 2014

The New Realities of Life Transitions & Well-Being, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, March 13, 2013

Inventing the Future of the Aging Services Workforce, Aging in America General Session, American Society on Aging Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 12, 2014

Demographic Transition, Retirement & the Technology Workforce, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Cañada Flintridge, March 11, 2013

Aging & Technology: How Do We Translate Inventions Into Innovations in Living? Global Aging & Technology Summit, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 10, 2014

Living Longer, Better: How Technology & Innovation Will Help Us Meet the New Expectations of Old Age?, Tufts Health Plan Foundation Healthy Aging Forum, Newton, Massachusetts, January 24, 2014

Can Robotics Serve the New Requirements of Old Age? Future of robotics Summit, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 13, 2013

Demographic Change, Consumer Expectations & the Possible Futures of Banking, JP Morgan Bank CEO Round Table, New York, New York, December 6, 2013

Understanding the Future Roles of Technology in Health and Well-Being in Older Age, Geriatric Grand Rounds, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, November 27, 2013

Life in Transition & Three Retirement Questions to Plan Life Tomorrow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 2013

Living Longer & Rethinking the Future of Work, Towards a Policy Agenda for an Aging America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Capitol Hill Conference Center, Washington, DC, November 19, 2013

Disruptive Demographics: The Future is Small, Gray & Female, JP Morgan CEO Round Table, Napa, California, November 9, 2013

A New Look at Old Age: Longevity & Inventing Life Tomorrow, University of Colorado Excellence in Leadership Lecture, Brown Palace, Denver, Colorado, November 8, 2013

New Technology, Older Consumers & the Future of Health, American Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 29, 2013

Disruptive Demographics & the New Older Financial Services Client, Money Management Institute, New York, New York, October 15, 2013

Starting a New Conversation for Financial Services & Longevity, Barron’s Top Advisors Summit, Orlando, Florida, September 26, 2013

Changing Consumer Expectations, Technology & Envisioning the New Futures of Senior Living, LCS Senior Living Summit, Danbury, Connecticut, September 25, 2013

Disruptive Demographics: The Changing Face of Retirement, Insured Retirement Institute, Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2013

How Aging Baby Boomers Will Invent the New Meaning of Retirement, National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) General Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 19, 2013

Older Consumers, New Technology & the Futures of Healthcare Delivery, MassPro Quality Improvement Organization, Boxborough, Massachusetts, September 12, 2013

Living Longer, Better: Inventing a New Vision of Longevity, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, September 11, 2013

The Changing Demographics of Rural America, Agriculture & Life Tomorrow, Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, Texas, July 16 2013

Understanding the Changing Context & Consumer Attitudes Toward Retirement Planning, Financial Communications Society, New York, New York, May 22, 2013

Inventing Life Tomorrow @MIT AgeLab, MIT Cardinal & Gray Society Keynote, Cambridge, MA, June 7, 2013

Old Age, Technology& Envisioning the New Opportunities of Living Longer Better, Silver Economy Summit Keynote Address, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 23, 2013

Understanding the Changing Context & Consumer Attitudes Towards Retirement Planning, Financial Communications Society Luncheon Keynote, New York, New York, May 22, 2013

Living Longer, Living Better & Inventing Life Tomorrow, Council for Women of Boston College Annual Alumni Event, Chestnut Hill, MA, May 14, 2013

Investing Our Future: Best Cities for Global Aging, Milken Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 29, 2013 (video)

Technology, the Older Consumer & Envisioning the Future of the Pharma Industry, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, April 16, 2013

Innovation & Healthy Aging, American Federation on Aging Research & Global Coalition on Aging, New York, New York, April 15, 2013

Joined industry and academic leaders in aging to speak on Innovation and the Future of Healthy Aging addressing the successes and failures of new ideas to successfully penetrate an global aging marketplace.

Keynote, Senior Living 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference, San Diego, California, March 12, 2012

Disruptive Demographics, Technology & the New Business of Senior Living
The great expectations of today’s consumers combined with new technologies will disrupt current assumptions and senior living business models. Today’s adult children research and validate their senior housing choices in person with family, and online. They expect technology — from smart toilets to smart walls — to provide 24/7 safety, security and social connectivity, creative financial products and a new future for living in old age. Read More >>

Past Events

Has AgingGotten Old? Rethinking Today’s Institutions & Technology to Innovate Life Tomorrow, Max Pollack Award Lecture, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 20, 2009.Getting Better But Feeling Worse: Why Health Systems Innovation Begins with the Patient as Consumer, MIT SDM Systems Thinking Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 23, 2009Get (Your House) Smart: Aging in Place, at Home, Aided by Technology, Panel Discussion, Partners Health Center for Connected Health Annual Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 2009.Personal Agendas & Personal Health: How Business Can Acquire Employee Mindspace for Wellness. Gallup Wellbeing Summit, Washington, DC, October 2, 2009.Retiring Retirement: Implications: Implications of Longer Worklife on Work, Pensions & Capital Markets. Longevity 5, International Longevity Risk & Capital Markets Solutions Conference, JP Morgan, New York City, September 25, 2009.Great Expectations: Older Boomers, New Demands & the Future of the Pharmacy, NABP/American Association of College of Pharmacy (NE), Providence, Rhode Island, September 25, 2009.Healthy Living, Healthy Aging, 5th Annual Medicaid Summit: Solutions for Government Healthcare Reform, Center for Health Transformation, Washington, DC, September 17, 2009.Old Age, New Technology & Innovation. Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9, 2009.Keynote, Long-Term Care Health Information Technology Summit, American Health Information Management Association, Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 2009.Keynote, Beyond Health: Wellness & Well-Being as a Business Strategy. Gallup, Washington, DC, May 15, 2009Health IT & the Health Consumer: Innovation or a Solution in Search of a Problem?University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Health Policy Symposia Series, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2009 

Keynote, Aging Boomers, Business & the Future of Play, 2009 National Ski Areas Association National Convention & Trade Show, Marco Island, Florida, May 14, 2009.


Keynote, To Age or Not to Age…Health and Wellness for Physicians and Patients, Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, May 9,


Friends, Finance & the Future of Advice: Understanding How Aging Baby Boomers Use Social Technologies, Million Dollar Round Table, April 28, 2009


Understanding the New Older Consumer, Financial Planning Association CT Planners Conference, Plantsville, Connecticut, April 22, 2009


Keynote, Impact of Aging & Changing Demographics on the Transportation System, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan, Transportation & Education Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 7, 2009.


Keynote, Health, Wellness & the Older Worker, Massachusetts Building Trades Council AFL-CIO, Annual Convention, Plymouth, Massachusetts, March 11, 2009


Market & Policy Innovations in an Aging Society, MIT-Portugal Sustainable Energy Systems Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 6, 2009.


Retail Health: Health/Care Innovation in a Consumer-Directed World, Partners Healthcare Innovation Seminar, Wellesley, Massachusetts, March 5, 2009.


Keynote, Silver Linings: Innovation and the Demographics of Aging, Annual Conference of Brown University Forum for Enterprise, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, February 26, 2009

Telling a New Story of Old Age & Business InnovationBusiness Innovation Factory (stream video)- Storyteller, BIF-4, Providence, Rhode Island, October 15-16, 2008Understanding the New Older Consumer: Seven Myths of Financial Planning for Older Boomers, Annual Meeting of the Financial Planning Association, Boston, Massachusetts, October 6, 2008Keynote, Technology, Innovation & the Future of Aging Services, National Association of State Units on Aging, 24th Annual National Home and Community Based Services Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29, 2008Opportunities in Retirement Planning: A Global Perspective, Institutional Investor’s Investment Funds Institute Roundtable, American Best Practice – Applied to Europe, Boston, Massachusetts, September 26, 2008Keynote, Attention Employees! Getting on the Personal Agenda of Today’s Workforce, 2008 Health & Productivity Forum, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Des Moines, Iowa, September 25, 2008Emerging Mobility Lifestyles Across the Generations & the Future of the Automobile, MIT Future of Mobility Conference, September 23, 2008.Technology, Transformative Change & the Future of Senior Housing, Annual Meeting of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry, Chicago, Il, September 11, 2008.Inventing Longevity 3.0: Creating the New Future of Old Age, AARP 50th Anniversary Meeting Staff/Volunteer Summit, Theatre in the Round, Washington, DC, September 3, 2008Keynote, Not Your Father’s Drug Store: How Aging Boomers and New Technology Will Reinvent the Pharmacy, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, San Diego, CA, August 25, 2008


Keynote, Disruptive Demographics & Converging Futures in Global Life Insurance, 7th Globals Conference, Trends & Shocks in Global Life & Health Insurance, Zurich, Switzerland, July 9, 2008


Shaping Future Policy to Drive Innovations in Healthcare, World Healthcare Congress on Chronic Care and Prevention, Alexandria, Virginia, June 2, 2008.


Technology, Aging & Inventing Longevity 3.0, UCLA Technology and Aging Conference: Aging Successfully in a High-Tech World, Skirball Cultural Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Center on Aging, Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2008


Keynote, Healthy Aging and the New Older Workplace, Healthways Conference on Workplace Health & Productivity, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 14, 2008


New Technology & Old Age: Innovating the Future of Healthy Aging, Massachusetts General Hospital Grand Rounds, Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 2008


Innovating the New Business of Old Age in Southeast Asia, Silver Industry Conference & Exhibition, Singapore, January 10, 2008


Developing a Systems Approach to Aging & Public Policy Innovation, Civil Service College, Centre for Governance and Leadership, Singapore, January 9, 2008.

Keynote, Disruptive Demographics: The Impact of Longevity on Business, HSM Business Leaders Expomanagement, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 7, 2007Keynote, Life, Lifestyle & Legacy: Envisioning the 50+ and the Car of the Future presented at AARP’s Future Drive 2020, Detroit, MI, October 30, 2007Keynote, Disruptive Demographics: The New Business of Old Age, Annual Meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Philadelphia, PA, October 23, 2007