2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Aging Population and the Internet of Caring Things

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon FGH
110 E 2nd St

People are living longer. By 2040 there will be more elderly people than children for the first time in history. Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today and every day for the next 15 years. This is creating a societal crisis as many countries face the challenge of supporting an aging population. Accessible technology has a profound purpose. It reinvents the relationship between computers and humans and levels the playing field so that all people have equal access to the information they need for work and life. Accessible technology will create the most positive impact on an aging person’s quality of life.

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Nicola Palmarini at SXSW

Nicola Palmarini

Technology Advocate

IBM Research

After a master's degree in Political Sciences I worked for more than 10 years in advertising. As creative director in McCann-Erickson, I curated the Microsoft communication and launched the first I...

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Susann Keohane at SXSW

Susann Keohane

Sr Technologist


Susann Keohane is an IBM Accessibility Senior Technologist. She is an expert in enabling human ability through accessible ICT with a strategic focus on cloud-based personalize access and adaptive i...

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