Delegates at the upcoming Successful Ageing Symposium in the Bay of Plenty are in for a treat as organisers SUPA-NZ confirm Professor Lori Hand as the keynote speaker for the event.

The symposium will discuss what is already possible in the world of IT support for older adults, and what is on the horizon in the next few years. Lori’s keynote address will lead this discussion.

Her topic, Ageing Gracefully in the Era of Artificial Intelligence, will explore the opportunities for living longer in the context of a digital world.

As leader of Global Business Services, Public Sector business for IBM New Zealand, with extensive overseas government experience, Lori is well placed to lead a discussion on future trends. Through both her personal journey and through IBM Research, Lori is deeply connected to the public and societal impacts of older adults being treated as an invisible population.

Her current passion is creating human-centred technology solutions that use artificial intelligence, analytics and the Internet of Things to help people live more fulfilling lives.

“For generations, older adults have struggled with the balance between independence and security. In the modern era of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, we can tip the scale in favour of more independent living and greater options for safely aging in place.”

SUPA-NZ expects Lori and other speakers will help inspire new thinking and shape the leadership conversation in an effort to create integrated planning and sustainable solutions to today’s longevity and population-ageing challenges and opportunities.

The Successful Ageing Symposium will be held at the Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui, Monday October 15 2018. Register here.


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