Sarah Thomas

Executive-in-Residence, Aging2.0

Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. She serves as the Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0 and a principal consultant in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation. She most recently led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings - a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES.  Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity and aging innovations.

Feb 19 - 9:15 AM PST

Keynotes

Designing the Future: Creating Your Own Path Through a Lens of Innovation

Join Sarah Thomas as she shares her non-traditional professional journey that has taken her around the world and made global impact. Learn the many exciting and influential roles a clinician can play in healthcare, technology and beyond.

9:15 AM PST

Friday February 19

Designing the Future: Creating Your Own Path Through a Lens of Innovation

Join Sarah Thomas as she shares her non-traditional professional journey that has taken her around the world and made global impact. Learn the many exciting and influential roles a clinician can play in healthcare, technology and beyond.

8:00 AM PST

Friday May 21, 2021

REPLAY: Tech for All: How to Design Technology Products and Services for Every Age While Improving Resource and Care Access for All

It’s time we shed unconscious stereotypes and age bias. Dr Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer for AARP knows the older adult care and consumer needs better than anyone. Sarah Thomas, OT and AgeTech expert from Delight by Design and Aging2.0 will engage in a lively fireside chat with Dr Yeh as they paint the picture of age inclusive design and where you fit in. Come learn from two world-renowned experts in aging and design as they discuss older adult consumer needs, tech adoption, tech-enhanced care delivery, and designing for all as we create health related products and services.

 

*This is a replay from the February 2021 Rehab Tech Summit

12:00 PM PST

Friday May 21, 2021

LIVE: Age-Tech: What is it and Why it matters to YOU - Part I

Join Sarah Thomas as she speaks with us about why age-tech should matter to therapists. Sarah will discuss how age-tech can improve our clinical practice and what opportunities there are for therapists to become involved. Part I of this series will focus on companies that are promoting tech-enhanced functional independence.

 

All panelists will come together for a live Q&A following Part II.

12:45 PM PST

Friday May 21, 2021

LIVE: Age-Tech: What is it and Why it matters to YOU - Part II

Join Sarah Thomas as she speaks with us about why age-tech should matter to therapists. Sarah will discuss how age-tech can improve our clinical practice and what opportunities there are for therapists to become involved. This panel will focus on innovative companies who are impacting behavior through technology.

 

All panelists will come together for a live Q&A following the session.