BPDA September Program Meeting

Maintaining Independence and Peace of Mind with Technology

How seniors and caregivers can benefit from advances in technology

The Problem:

The United States population aged 65 and over is expected to double in size within the next 25 years. By 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Americans -- some 72 million people -- will be 65 years or older. The age group 85 and older is now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.

As the county’s population grows, and ages, there are likely to be more and more older people living alone. The situation is exacerbated by loosening family and neighborhood bonds, with children often living far from aging parents and unable to keep tabs on them.

“Many value their privacy and their independence,” yet that there’s a difference between living alone and being isolated.

The Solution:

As long as single householders keep in contact with family, friends, neighbors or service agencies, they lessen the chances of slipping through the social safety net. Advances in telecommunication, internet, speech, and mobile technologies have opened many avenues that enable seniors to stay connected to family and friends.

We will discuss:

  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • SMS based mobile applications
  • Web Service integration

Come hear how an innovative company has developed solutions that combine the power of the internet with the standard telephone to permit seniors to keep a level of independence yet provide peace of mind for their family and friends.

Presented by: Gerald E. Green

Gerald E. Green has been with The Vanguard Group for over 14 years. He has held positions with increasing responsibility in driving decisions as to the technical directions for major SI initiatives in Vanguard. Current responsibilities include providing consultation on complex technical issues, assisting in development of IT wide technical specifications and architectural standards, directing project level technical leads in development of application deliverables, as well as establishing communication forums between key technical leads and IT management.

In January 2000, Mr. Green became a Sr. Technical Architect for Institutional System development at Vanguard. He now serves as the Institutional Systems representative on two system architecture governance boards, which set enterprise wide technical direction for internal development.

Mr. Green had previously worked for Conrail in Philadelphia Pa., Event Magazine, and Dun & Bradstreet.

Mr. Green is a graduate of the Computer Learning Center and has received extensive training in the following subjects:

CICS Command Level, CICS Advanced Command Level, M/S Projects, Basic C, Introduction to DBC (TerraData), Sybase Open Client & Server, Object Oriented Design & Methodology, Programming Using MFC, Managing Multiple Projects, COM and ActiveX Programming, Unit and Integration Testing, Windows Open Service Architecture, System and Acceptance Testing, MCSE, Advance Java Programming.

VXML, C/C++, Visual C++/MFC, COM, .NET, HTML, XML, Java, COBOL/CICS, SQL, Windows NT, UNIX, DB2, VSAM, SQL Server, Access.

Other Associations and Activities:

  • President of new Voice Portal CompanyCaryl Technologies LLC that intends to become the premiere voice portal for themobile consumer interested in easily accessing the tremendous informationresources and services available on the internet from their mobile or linephone.
  • Mr. Green is Chairman of the BusinessAdvisory Board for the School of Business at Howard University one of the nation’sleading HBCU.
  • Managing Director of a real estateinvestment company Arpeggio Management LLC.

The Vanguard Group, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is the nation’s second largest mutual fund firm and a leading provider of company sponsored retirement plans. With over 14 million clients, Vanguard manages more than $860 billion, with one - half of those assets managed in company sponsored retirement plans, and 103 funds offered to U.S. investors and 21 additional funds offered in foreign markets.

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