April 30, 2012: Business of Aging Summit Agenda

 

8:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Innovation showcase
Entrepreneurs with the latest innovations around workplace wellness and flexibility – from technologies to programs – will have representatives available during all breaks in the program to demonstrate their solutions and answer questions.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION, COFFEE & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome (Watch video)
Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
9:15  – 10:15 a.m. Keynote address: Setting the stage and making the case for change (Watch video)
Learn about the aging workforce and how companies that implement creative solutions successfully will stay ahead of the pack in attracting, retaining and improving the productivity of key talent.
Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director, MIT AgeLab
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rolling out change (Watch video)
Hear from leading innovators and organizations that have implemented their employee-focused innovations related to caregiving and wellness. Learn first-hand about the challenges they faced and what they did to ensure success.
Adalsteinn D. Brown, PhD, Dalla Lana Chair of Public Health Policy, University of Toronto (moderator) 

Panel: Network-centric care: How everyone benefits (Watch video)
Vickie Cammack, President and CEO, Tyze Personal Networks
Nicole Beben, Executive Director, Saint Elizabeth Care to Know Centre

Panel: Technology-enabled preventive care solution (Watch video)
Dr. Neil Gordon, CEO, INTERxVENT
Dr. Dorian Lo, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy & Healthcare, Shoppers Drug Mart

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Innovation vignettes
Brief presentations from five entrepreneurs will spotlight workplace wellness innovations, from policies to technologies. See what’s new and what’s in development to help you keep your employees healthy, fulfilled and effective – at every age. 

  • Barbara Jaworski, CEO, Workplace Institute (Watch video)
  • Michael Meagher, President, Cogniciti (Watch video)
  • Dr. Kim Bercovitz, Chief Exercise Officer, The Exercise Doctor (Watch video)
  • William (Terry) D’Silva, CEO, Tertec Enterprises and Denyse Lynch, Director, Business Development, Mon Ami™ (Watch video)
  • Trevor van Mierlo, CEO & Founder, Evolution Health (Watch video)
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Case study: Workplace-led innovation (Watch video)
Learn how Ontario Power Generation and the Toronto Transit Commission are educating and enabling their employees with in-house colorectal cancer prevention and other wellness programs.
Dr. Alain Sotto, Chief Physician-Wellness Division at OPG and Occupational Medical Consultant at the TTC
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK & INNOVATION SHOWCASE
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Innovation implementation
Facilitated, small-group discussions will explore actionable implementation plans for each innovation and help you consider which are the most relevant to your organization’s needs.
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Closing keynote: Aging in the UK workplace (Watch video)
UK employers have implemented myriad innovations related to workplace aging. Learn about their implications for Canada.
Geoff Mulgan, CEO, NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception and innovation showcase
Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you network with fellow workplace wellness decision-makers and solutions architects, and visit the innovation showcase.

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