Session 4: The Future is Now: Exploring the Intersection of Human Touch & Tech in Aging

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How well we move forward together along with technology has yet to be determined. Whether by enriching the lives of consumers through technology or connecting them directly, this esteemed panel of experts will bring forth the list of hopes and expectations leading the way for our future and those who follow us.


Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN, LDN
Award Winning Health Journalist, Former Executive Producer CNN Food & Health Unit, Adjunct Professor Florida State University
Award winning food journalist, speaker, author, nutrition communications consultant, cookbook author, television personality and registered dietitian nutritionist, Carolyn believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!” Carolyn writes food, nutrition, travel and healthy lifestyle features for numerous publications. Read full profile…


David Allan
International Board Certified Paramedic.”Lead Community Paramedic
For 40 years, David Allen has been committed to standing in the gap for those who could not stand for themselves. He has been a Firefighter Paramedic in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Today, David is completing the final leg of his career as an International Board Certified Community Paramedic in Alpharetta, Georgia. Read full profile…

Majd Alwan, Ph.D.
SVP of Technology & Business Strategy, and Executive Director Center for Aging Services Technologies at LeadingAge
Majd Alwan, Ph.D., a noted researcher and authority on aging-services technologies, is LeadingAge’s senior vice president of technology & business strategy, and executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST). Read full profile…

John Braley
VP, Business Development, Delos
As VP of Business Development for Delos, John brings his 25+ years of experience in real estate and construction to bring the company’s health and wellness platforms to designers, developers, financial institutions, and technology partners. Since joining Delos, John has launched programs in multi-family residential, student housing, office, education, and other building sectors, as well as establishing strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Johnson Controls International (JCI) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Read full profile…

Dana Burr Bradley, Ph.D.
Dean of the Erickson School of Aging Studies and Professor of Social Gerontology at the University of Maryland
Dana Burr Bradley, Ph.D., Dean of the Erickson School of Aging Studies and Professor of Social Gerontology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a global leader in aging innovation. The Erickson School of Aging Studies, unique in the US, identifies and connects visionaries in the longevity economy in fields as diverse as data science, management, dementia, and global studies. Read full profile…

Joe Ebberwein
Co-Founder & CFO, Corstata, Inc.
Joe Ebberwein is the Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Corstrata, a Telehealth solution for wound and ostomy patients. He has spent the majority of his career in the post-acute Home Health and Hospice industry with extensive executive management experience, running multiple lines of business. Read full profile…

Marc McGrann
Director of Business Development for Home in North America at Vayyar Imaging
Marc McGrann, director of business development for Vayyar Care, is an experienced professional with an extensive background in PERS, IoT, M2M, SaaS, Channel Development, and IT Consultative Services. He has a 10+ year track record in Business Development / B2B Sales, generating millions of dollars in new business and providing consultancy on the development of multiple products. Read full profile…

Elena Remillard
Research Scientist II at Georgia Institute of Technology
Elena Remillard is a research scientist at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Elena has 9 years of experience as a researcher in the areas of: design and technology for aging-in-place, technology acceptance among older adults, and aging with disability. Read full profile…

Jon Warner
CEO and Board Chair Decision-support Architect for Innovation, Technology, DigitalHealth, Aging populations
A five-time company CEO, Jon Warner is a health and healthcare entrepreneurship expert who has founded and led three startups of his own. Following his 15 years in the corporate world Jon founded and grew a management consulting business – The Worldwide Center for Organizational Development…Read full profile…