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  1. WSIS Forum 2021 and the Global Coalition on Aging Partner on Hackathon to Inspire Cutting-Edge ICT Innovation for Older Persons

    New York, NEW YORK (February 18, 2021) – The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today announce their partnership on the Ageing Better Through ICTs hackathon, a first-of-its-kind global hackathon focused on innovation for the Silver Economy. The hackathon, conducted virtually, will draw participants from around the world and of all ages to generate ideas for information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the lives of older persons.
  2. The Longevity Economy: Why Seniors Are a Fast-Growing Emerging Market

    It’s the mother of all untapped markets: the world’s 65-plus population. Already at a historical high of over 600 million people, it’s projected to hit a full billion by 2030, and 1.6 billion by 2050. And unlike many other fast-growing markets, this expansion will take place primarily in wealthy countries. As
  3. New York Times Letter to the Editor

    While Glenn Kramon’s sentiments are exactly right — policies and institutions created in another era are not fit for 21st-century demographics — I’d like to make two essential points.

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