The European Knowledge Tree Workshop

Does Technology for Independent Living matter to business?

This European Knowledge Tree Group Workshop was held on the 20th March 2012 in London.

The aim was to bring together experts to discuss issues relating to the economic benefits from the application of technology to support Independent Living.

All the details and presentations are in the Document Library.

General Documents for the event were:


08:00   Registration and coffee

08.30   Welcome and introductions

08:45   Session A – Where are we now?                      Chaired by Diane Whitehouse.
            Mike Biddle, President AAL Forum, Technology Strategy Board 
            Christine McCluskie, Scottish Government Centre for Telehealth & Telecare
            Sofía Moreno-Pérez, AMITEC
            Henk Herman Nap, Netherlands

10:10   Coffee

10:30   Session B – Who pays?                                       Chaired by Peter Saraga
            Jan Komarex, Project Officer, EU INFSO
            Angela Knight, CEO, British Bankers Association
            Yokuse Kawakami, Minister for Financial Affairs, Japanese Embassy
            Giovanna Galasso, Ernst & Young, Rome

11:45   Lunch and networking

13:00   Session C – Who cares?                                    Chaired by Diane Whitehouse
             David Calder, HTM KTN
             Tom Jones, Director, Tanjent Consultancy
             Joop Tanis, The Young Foundation
             Richard Foggie, HoIP Community Interest Company

14:00   Session D – Seizing Opportunities                  Chaired by Peter Saraga
             Marek Havdra, EU SANCO, EU
             Heinz Wolff, BiBB, Brunel University
             Catherine Henderson, Research Officer,  PSSRU, LSE
             Stephen Johnson, Long Term Conditons, Department of Health

15:30   Wrap up, planning ahead.
             Chaired by Peter Saraga and Diane Whitehouse

16.00   Close