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Founder & CEO, CareBand, US
Mr Adam Sobol is driven by making people’s lives easier, healthier, and more sustainable through emerging technologies and machine learning. He is currently the Founder and CEO of CareBand, location-based health and safety wearable solution for people living with dementia. Trained in informatics and cybersecurity, Mr Sobol has a background in consulting, leadership, and project management. Before CareBand, he had founded three SaaS startups focused in education, sports, and healthcare.
CEO & Founder, SilVR Adventures Pty Ltd, Australia
Mr Colin Pudsey is the Founder and CEO of SilVR Adventures, a Melbourne-based startup using virtual reality to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation among seniors and enrich their quality of life. SilVR Adventures' vision is a world without barriers for seniors, where their needs are not only met but exceeded using VR. Mr Pudsey is a highly experienced entrepreneur and founder with 15-years of business development, sales and innovative solutions expertise, and LASA Next Gen. Young Leader Award Finalist.
Director & Senior Homecare Physician, Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd, Singapore
Dr Tan Jit Seng is trained as a medical doctor and still is a full-time eldercare clinician, doing primary health care work and running long-term home-based services. He has been involved in public, charity, military, social enterprise, and private systems for the past 19 years. He is currently Founder and Director of Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd. Dr Tan has always been keen in new technologies supporting patients and healthcare workers alike and is currently the Vice President of Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association and Head of Centre for Digital Therapeutics Research for Demand, Korea.
Vice President of Innovation, Cypress Living, US
Mr Joe Velderman serves as Vice President of Innovation at Cypress Living – supporting Cypress Cove and Cypress at Home. As VP of Innovation Mr Velderman has an external focus, leading IT-powered digital innovation, while building and supporting the innovation capabilities of the organisation. In addition to the innovation efforts, he is responsible for all technology operations within the Cypress brand; guiding strategy and direction for all infrastructure, enterprise applications and data initiatives.
Executive Director, The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore
Mdm Low Mui Lang is Executive Director of The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home. Peacehaven operates a 430 bedded nursing home with 4 daycare centres ranging from Integrated Home & Day Centre, Senior and Dementia Day Care Centres. Peacehaven in her endeavour also forges forward in creating a new model of care for Person Living with Dementia (PLD) known as Jade Circle that includes a modern gaming activity centre, training centre for lifelong learning beside the apartment for PLD.
Always looking to solve problems, she actively participates and trials innovations inclusive of face recognition for fall detection and monitoring of resident’s movement thereby empowering older persons to ambulate and keep active.
CEO, Healthcare DENMARK
Mr Jakob Skaarup Nielsen is the CEO for Healthcare DENMARK, a public-private partnership and non-profit organisation. Healthcare DENMARK is the official gateway for international stakeholders to Denmark’s healthcare and life science expertise and innovation.
He has broad international experience from leadership positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and has served at diplomatic mission in the USA, China, Japan, Singapore as well as with the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union in Brussels.
Born in 1970, he holds a master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration and Commercial Law from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark.
Chief Scientific Officer, PainChek Ltd, Australia
Prof Jeff Hughes is the Chief Scientific Officer of PainChek Ltd, and one of the co-inventors of the PainChek® pain assessment App. He is the former Head of School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia, and currently holds an honorary appointment in the Curtin Medical School. He has published over 300 research and professional papers, and contributed to 37 books. He has received a number of national and international awards for his contribution to pharmacy research, education and practice, including the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association’s Medal and the 2020 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia’s Fred J Boyd Award.
Co-founder & CEO, Binah.ai, Israel
Mr David Maman spearheads the team in fulfilling Binah.ai’s vision and mission. A serial entrepreneur, Mr Maman has taken numerous start-ups from vision to international success: Hexatier (acquired by Huawei), Precos, Vanadium-soft, GreenCloud, Teridion and others. Binah.ai is his 13th start-up where he sets the strategy and manages the execution of the company's mission to enable health and care, anywhere.
Outstanding Third Age Citizen
Mr Yip Pang Wai is the recipient of the Outstanding Third Age Citizen Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards Best Digital Inclusion (Outstanding Individual) Award and the University of 3rd Age “Outstanding Teacher” Award. After his retirement 20 years ago, Mr Yip participated in volunteer services such as promoting the elderly to learn information technology and serve the community, supporting the development of the University of 3rd Age, training volunteers, organising culture and ecology guide scheme for the elderly, etc. Currently, he is active in projects including Dementia Friendly Community Campaign, Smart Power Services and Gerontechnology Ambassador.
Manager, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Hong Kong
Zoe is a registered social worker. She is the Manager of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, a leading non-governmental organization specializing in mental health, in Hong Kong. She has committed herself to leveraging her social work expertise and network to provide high quality mental health services for people in recovery of mental illness (PIR), their families and the general public. She supervises innovative and need-oriented service development, especially in gerontech application and healthy ageing in mental health services, with aims to early identify and monitor the physical health conditions of PIR, and to strengthen their community living capabilities.
Home Manager, Fook Yen Home for the Aged Limited, Hong Kong
Jordan is the Home Manager of Fook Yen, a family business servicing the elderly for over three decades. In the past two years, Jordan has helped Fook Yen to become certified by HKAG and earn the "Good Practice" recognition, shared only with three others Homes on HK Island.
Jordan has over 15 years of experience, including technology and quality management implementations. Jordan sees common challenges among smaller elderly homes operators and founded Silvermorph, with the vision to help Home operators to embrace technologies and innovations. He has an MBA from Cornell University and Engineering degrees from the University of Minnesota.
General Manager (Innovation and Technology for Ageing), The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Peter Kwok is the lead for gerontechnology development in the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Prior to joining the Innovation and Technology for Ageing team, he had served in the Membership Liaison and Service and the Information Technology Resource Centre of the HKCSS, working on capacity development of the welfare sector, adoption of ICT by non-profit organizations, and promoting cross-sectoral collaboration between the social and technology sectors.
Peter holds a Master degree in Social Work and a Bachelor degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering.
Co-opted Member, The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force, Hong Kong
Timothy is a registered social worker, and also a fellow of Certified Risk Planner. He is the Founding Executive Director of Senior Citizen Home Safety Assn., of which is the most social service applying Gerontech to serve their service users via its 24 hour operating emergency alarm service. He is the Chief Consultant of Ma Kam Wah & Co, and serves as mentor of the new start up SE projects of STP. He is also a member of the JCIT looks after the digital strategy of the welfare sector. He was one of the anchor at the RTHK TV series on Gerontech / Smart Ageing years before.
Manager, Engagement, Institute for Translational Research (Biomedical Technologies), Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Jessica Lam is the Manager of Healthy Ageing Platform of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). She plans and implements the strategic directions of Healthy Ageing Platform to enhance the adoption of gerontechnology from our park companies. She also takes the lead to develop HKSTP as the Hub of Gerontechnology in Hong Kong.
She obtained Master of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Business Studies from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is an experienced sales and marketing consultant in gerontechnology industry.
VP, Business Development, Booguu Company Limited, Hong Kong
Mr. Gordon Lee has over 20 years of experience across research, engineering, and international sales and marketing in electronics, information technology, medical and healthcare fields. He started his career with Omron Electronics, and spent many years pioneering new business and solutions with Bluetooth technology. With IBM, Mr. Lee was the digital media solution owner for the Greater China region. He is responsible for numerous successful collaborations and partnerships with multinational corporations. In recent years, Mr. Lee is focused on the healthcare and medical devices industry including electronics technologies for surgery. Mr. Lee received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
CEO, INFINITI Solutions Limited, Hong Kong
Jeff Chow has over 25 years’ solid working experience in the Telecom and IT industry with comprehensive technical competences on various ICT solutions. He worked for several leading global companies, including Motorola Inc., Hutchison Telecom Ltd. and Ericsson Ltd., playing various key roles in consultancy, solution management, programme management and business engagement on large scale ICT projects. He currently dedicate on developing IoT businesses with total end-to-end solutions.
Mr Chow is a graduate of University of Sunderland in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He studied Master of MBA at University of Northern Iowa at USA. He is Chartered Engineer of the IET.
Co-founder, BNET-TECH Company Limited, Hong Kong
Brian Lam is the Co-founder of BNET-TECH Company Limited which focuses on developing the products for elderly. He was extensive experience in IT industry over 14 years and familiar with CRM, Digital Media, Usability Experience and app development. He also participates in volunteering services for Elderly.