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2013 Speakers

Alicia Heazlitt

Alicia Heazlitt Managing Director, Innovate LTC

Alicia Heazlitt’s passion for building brands, market research, and strategic collaborations has led her to InnovateLTC, a unique business accelerator with a goal to transform long term care. Her work as Market Research Manager since its inception in 2010 has led to a revolutionary platform that accelerates innovative solutions to the aging population ... continue reading

Andrew Macfarlane

Andrew Macfarlane Director, CASALA, Ireland

Andrew Macfarlane is director of the Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness  (CASALA) at DkIT in Ireland since its foundation in 2009.  Andrew manages the centres industry, research and commercialisation engagements in emerging technologies that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of older people and those who care for them. Andrew is also a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in technology businesses, particularly healthcare software, since 1984 ... continue reading

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Co–Founder and CEO,

Andy Cohen, Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder, oversees the company's operations and finances, with the goal of establishing as the premiere website for people taking care of their parents and other aging loved ones. Andy has launched four successful web businesses, taking them from start-up to tens of millions of dollars in revenue. In a 20-year career before founding, he held leadership positions in management, marketing, and sales with S.C. Johnson Wax, Intuit, Peapod, Instill, and SuccessFactors. He serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Volunteers ... continue reading

Barbara O'Connor

Barbara O’Connor Executive Vice President of Marketing

Barbara O'Connor serves as executive vice president of marketing for Move, Inc. since joining in July 2012.  In this role, she leads all marketing strategy for the company - including B2C, B2B, communications, brand, advertising, creative, social media, performance marketing, events and email contract strategy. Prior to joining Move, Inc., O'Connor spent nearly ten years in senior roles at Yahoo!, including vice president of global consumer marketing, vice president of audience marketing and vice president of customer contact strategy. She was also the worldwide group marketing ... continue reading

exhibitor - Brad Fuqua

Brad Fuqua Founder, SeniorHousingNet

Brad Fuqua is a founding member of SeniorHousingNet, the senior housing channel on  Brad has been with the company since June of 1999. He is currently Vice President  responsible for the operation and growth of Move’s senior living business. Brad is a member of the ALFA President’s Council and on the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association ... continue reading
Brenda Irwin

Brenda Irwin Founder, Angel Links Capital

Brenda Irwin, Founder of ‘Angel Links Capital’, an angel investment group & consulting business focused on companies operating in the fields of ‘Health, Fitness & Nutrition’.  Angel Links Capital fosters the development of technologies, products and services that both enhance and promote an individual’s ability to stay optimally healthy & active over an entire lifetime. Brenda is a former life sciences venture capitalist for Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), a national evergreen fund with over $1 Billion under management. Brenda specializes in ... continue reading

exhibitor - Brian Glaister

Brian Glaister President and CEO, Cadence Biomedical

Brian Glaister is the President and CEO of Cadence Biomedical which manufactures the Kickstart Walking System, a wearable medical device that helps stroke survivors and people with other neurological conditions retrain the ability to walk and regain their lives. Brian co-founded Cadence in August, 2007. Prior to Cadence, he was a Mary Switzer Fellow with the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research where he developed new prosthetic technology for lower limb amputees. He was also a Technology Commercialization Fellow with the University of Washington’s Cent ... continue reading

Brian L. Clark

Brian L. Clark Sr. Director, Innovation and Business Development, United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement

Brian has 17 years of experience innovating products from concept to launch and today is responsible for developing and driving differentiation and growth initiatives to  enhance UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement portfolio of products and services. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare in 2011, Brian worked with and invested in early-stage start-up companies providing direction on multiple aspects of launching a new business from raising capital to refining business plans and developing  go-to-market launch strategies ... continue reading

Brooks Kenny

Brooks Kenny Chief Marketing Officer, Lotsa Helping Hands

A member of the Founding Team of Lotsa Helping Hands and nationally recognized expert in cause marketing and strategic partnering, Brooks Kenny is the force behind the company’s successful enterprise and nonprofit marketing initiatives. As Chief Marketing Officer, Brooks directs the company’s worldwide branding, marketing, and social media efforts by developing strategic partnerships, creating business growth opportunities, and expanding brand reach. Brooks is credited with enhancing the company’s offerings to the nonprofit sector, securing high-profile partners including the Alzheimer’s Association ... continue reading

Erika Feinberg

Erika Feinberg

Erika Feinberg has been assisting some of the top brand software, media companies and venture capitalists plan and launch market leading businesses for more than 20 years. She also funded and co-founded an eMarketing start-up, grew it to several million dollars within 2 years, and sold it to a promotions company just months before September 11th.  The tragedy of September 11th, and her market studies, pointed her toward healthcare.  She was appointed the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Medical Equipment, Safety Supplies and Healing ... continue reading

Ernesto Paiz

Ernesto Paiz Investment Manager, Ecosystem Ventures

Ernesto Paiz is the investment manager at Ecosystem Ventures and his investments have led to multiple early stage exits. Ernesto has led early stage investments in multiple countries and enjoys working with entrepreneurs on refining and executing their marketing strategies. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University and is also a published author ... continue reading

Gary Moulton

Gary Moulton

Gary Moulton is an Accessibility Program Manager at Yahoo!. In that role he is responsible for insuring the company’s products are accessible to individuals with disabilities as well as older adults with functional limitations. Previously he was a Senior Marketing Communication Manager at Microsoft and worked in Apple’s Disability Solutions Group ... continue reading

Gavin Teo

Gavin Teo Investment Professional, Comcast Ventures

Gavin Teo is an investment professional with Comcast Ventures, based in San Francisco. Gavin identifies, evaluates and executes new investments in healthcare and consumer Internet, and supports Comcast Ventures portfolio companies on product and growth strategy. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Gavin worked in Product Management at Zynga, where he was responsible for building growth features for FarmVille. Preceding Zynga, Gavin worked at Microsoft and for Bain & Company’s healthcare practice, advising payor and provider clients on M&A and expansion strategy ... continue reading

Jeff Makowka

Jeff Makowka Senior Strategic Advisor, Thought Leadership, AARP

Jeff Makowka has over a decade of experience in strategic analysis, management consulting and market research. For over 5 years, Jeff has been focused on the wants and needs of the 50 both domestically and internationally. As Senior Strategic Advisor in AARP's Thought Leadership group, he supports the organization's new brand positioning around a focus on living not just aging and for people 50 to live their best life. Prior to this role, Jeff held the position of Senior Manager, Global Member Value in AARP's Membership Development group. Before his work at AARP, Jeff was a Project Manager ... continue reading

Jeff Shoemate

Jeff Shoemate Vice President of Innovation and Business Development, UnitedHealth Group Alliances

Jeff Shoemate is Vice President of Innovation and Business Development for the senior markets segment of United Health Group, known as United Healthcare - Medicare & Retirement. In this role, Jeff leads a team responsible for development of new product and service offerings, for UHC Medicare & Retirement and the introduction of new value-added innovations to AARP, a long-term marketing partner of UHC - Medicare & Retirement. In the role immediately prior to United Health Group, Jeff was one of several leaders who built the consumer marketing function at Best Buy from 1999 until ... continue reading

Jenny Gallagher

Jenny Gallagher Senior Vice President, AARP Services Inc.

Jenny Gallagher recently joined AARP Services Inc. as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation.  In her role with AARP Services Inc., the wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP, Jenny works with the organization to develop mission-centered commercial strategies and to design and deliver compelling product and service solutions for the 50 population. Prior to joining AARP Services, Jenny led strategy, innovation and new product and service development for AAA Club Partners, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA).  Jenny held a variety of senior role ... continue reading

Jody Holtzman

Jody Holtzman Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership at AARP, has more than two decades of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals. At AARP he leads AARP's new Thought Leadership efforts which support the organization's new brand positioning around a focus on living not just aging and for people 50 to live their best life. Previously, Jody led AARP's research, competitive intelligence and strategic analysis functions. A central focus of this research is to understand the needs, wants and preferences of AARP members ... continue reading

John Reinhart

John Reinhart CEO, Innovate LTC

John Reinhart formed a partnership with Signature Healthcare and the University of Louisville to launch the International Center for Long Term Care (InnovateLTC) in February, 2010. In 2009, John directed the Intrapreneurship efforts for Signature Healthcare LLC and is a serial entrepreneur himself since 1992. John and his team have created a very unique business accelerator focusing on disruptive products, service models and technologies aimed at the enhancing both the quality of care and the quality of life for the global aging population. The center partnered with UL to ... continue reading

Ken Horne

Ken Horne Founder, TauTona Group

Ken Horne is a seasoned life science investor and entrepreneur. He is a founding member at TauTona Group, an early stage venture capital fund and incubator. He takes an active roll in portfolio companies, and is co-founder and General Manager of Aline Aesthetics, as well as CEO of Symic Biomedical. Ken enjoys being involved in the investor and entrepreneur community, and is a Kauffman Fellow as well as a Lead Mentor at Stanford StartX. Earlier in his career, Ken held management positions in R&D and business development at evalve, Cierra, and Voyage Medical ... continue reading

Laura Deming

Laura Deming VC, The Longevity Fund

Laura Deming, currently a Forbes 30 under 30 and partner at The Longevity Fund, Laura has wanted to cure aging since the age of 8. After years working on nematode longevity at the UCSF graduate school, Laura matriculated to MIT at 14 to work on artificial organogenesis and bone aging, and is now based in SF, working to find and fund therapies to extend the human healthspan ... continue reading

Mary Furlong

Mary Furlong President and CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates

Mary Furlong, Ed.D., MFA's president and CEO, is a leading authority on the baby boom generation as it moves toward and beyond age 50. Through her three companies she has raised over 130 million in venture financing and corporate sponsorships for companies with products and services to serve the needs of the boomer/senior marketplace. In March 2011 Mary received an award as one of the top 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and is also the author of "Turning Silver into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace" ... continue reading

Peter Delevett

Peter Delevett Venture Capital/Startups, San Jose Mercury News

Peter Delevett covers startups and venture capital for the San Jose Mercury News. He previously edited the Merc’s government and politics coverage. Peter moved to Silicon Valley during the dot-com era and has covered health care, biotechnology and international trade, among other topics. An award-winning travel writer, he and his family live in a rehabbed cannery in Japantown ... continue reading

Scott Collins

Scott Collins CEO and President, Link-age

As President/CEO, Scott Collins is responsible for the strategic direction & growth of the company which connects its more than 460 member locations to a broad range of resources to ensure their ongoing success. Link-age collaborates with senior living providers & thought leaders throughout the country to explore new market opportunities beyond the campus as well as innovative ways of generating revenue and containing costs. Before joining Link-age, Mr. Collins was a Vice President & Senior Account Executive with GE Capital Commercial Asset Funding. Mr. Collins has also held senior ... continue reading

Scott Oliver

Scott Oliver Partner, Morrison Foerster

Scott Oliver, Partner, Morrison Foerster, specializes in the litigation and trial of patent, copyright, and complex technology-related cases in state and federal courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission. He was pivotal in the litigation that shuttered the digital file-sharing services Napster and He later defended Audiogalaxy, another music sharing service, against a flurry of recording industry lawsuits. He negotiated a settlement of those cases that satisfied the plaintiffs and left the Audiogalaxy founders free to start a new service. ... continue reading

Somesh Dash

Somesh Dash Principal, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

Somesh Dash joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, in March of 2005. He focuses primarily on later-stage investments in Internet, software, wireless, and technology-enabled services companies. Prior to IVP, Somesh was at Credit Suisse's Technology Investment Banking Group, Luxmi Capital, and Sony Entertainment Television. Somesh earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Stanford University ... continue reading

Steve King

Steve King Partner, Emergent Research

Steve King is a Partner at Emergent Research. Steve's current research and consulting is focused on economic decentralization, the growth of small business and the future of work and workplaces. Steve has extensive consulting, marketing and general management experience with both large and small companies. Steve has served as vice president of Corporate Marketing for Macromedia, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific for Lotus Development Corporation and vice president of marketing for Isys Corporation. He has also been the interim CEO, CMO or head of business development for 6 ... continue reading

Susan Ann Davis

Susan Ann Davis Chairman & CEO, Susan Davis International

Chairman & CEO, Susan Davis International ... continue reading

exhibitor - Tim Fong

Tim Fong - Angel Investor, Mentor at 500 Startups


Tom Rodgers Director of Strategic Investment, Direct Health Solutions, Cambia Health

Tom Rodgers is the Director of Strategic Investment, Direct Health Solutions at Cambia Health. Prior to accepting this role, Tom was a partner at Advanced Technology Ventures. Tom also has significant operating experience in the health care industry including various strategy, business development, sales, and marketing roles at leading technology companies. Most recently he served as VP of corporate strategy and business development at McKesson Corporation, one of the primary players in the healthcare IT and services industry. He was also a part of the early team members and managed ... continue reading