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Shruti Singh

Shruti Singh

Shruti Singh currently leads the work on ageing and employment policies. She joined the OECD in 2007, and has since then, led and co-authored several landmark reports on active ageing, career mobility and retention of older workers, promotion of age-inclusive workplaces, age diversity, disability, mental health and work policies. Shruti also co-leads the award-winning initiative […]

Senior economist, Skills and Employment Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Breakout session:
Employment and workforce participation: The silver workforce
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Shruti Singh currently leads the work on ageing and employment policies. She joined the OECD in 2007, and has since then, led and co-authored several landmark reports on active ageing, career mobility and retention of older workers, promotion of age-inclusive workplaces, age diversity, disability, mental health and work policies. Shruti also co-leads the award-winning initiative Living, Learning and Earning Longer to support global companies reshaping employer practices and policies to nurture a multigenerational workforce. She has had articles, reviews and interviews published in a variety of publications including Journal of the Economic of Ageing, Le Monde and Financial Times.

In her previous roles at the OECD, Shruti was the Manager of the OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality (COPE), as part of the Inclusive Growth Initiative. She has also written extensively on a wide range of labour market policy issues including Active Labor Market Policies and Displaced Workers policies aimed at labour-market reintegration of the unemployed and under-represented groups. Prior to joining the OECD, Shruti was a policy analyst at the Department for Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom where she was responsible for designing and providing policy advice on UK’s key labour market policies.

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Carole Osero-Ageng’o

Carole Osero-Ageng’o

Carole Osero-Ageng’o is a respected, multilingual human rights lawyer and leader. She is an excellent negotiator, people connector, mentor, and policy influencer with broad regional and global experience.  As the Africa regional representative at HelpAge International, she influences policy advocacy around aging, women’s rights, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender, governance, climate change, and […]

Global Initiatives Lead and Africa Regional representative, HelpAge International, advocate at the High Court of Kenya
Breakout session:
Climate change, emergency and older adults: Not leaving anyone behind
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Carole Osero-Ageng’o is a respected, multilingual human rights lawyer and leader. She is an excellent negotiator, people connector, mentor, and policy influencer with broad regional and global experience. 

As the Africa regional representative at HelpAge International, she influences policy advocacy around aging, women’s rights, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender, governance, climate change, and conflict management. She also leads HelpAge International’s strategic global initiatives for the rights, well-being, and dignity of older persons.  

Previously, Osero-Ageng’o was the associate regional director for policy and advocacy at Planned Parenthood Global, senior program officer for Africa at the International Women’s Program of the Open Society Foundations, program officer for Africa at Equality Now, and legal counsel for the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya.  She started her career as a litigation and conveyancing lawyer in Kenya.

Osero-Ageng’o holds an LL. B (Hons) and an MA in International Conflict Management from the University of Nairobi. She also has a diploma in the Equal Status and Human Rights of Women from the University of Lund in Sweden. She works in English, French, German, Kiswahili, Dholuo, with fair knowledge of Gikuyu and Spanish.

Twitter Handle: @agengocarole

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Jordana Globerman

Jordana Globerman

Jordana is a strategy, user experience and service designer from Ottawa, Canada and an experienced graphic facilitator. She has worked internationally to help clients across sectors solve complex problems by putting people at the centre of solutions. Her past clients include the Government of Canada, PWC, KPMG, Fast Company, and the Public Service Alliance of […]

Graphic facilitator and strategy, user-experience (UX) and service designer
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Co-design
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Jordana is a strategy, user experience and service designer from Ottawa, Canada and an experienced graphic facilitator. She has worked internationally to help clients across sectors solve complex problems by putting people at the centre of solutions.

Her past clients include the Government of Canada, PWC, KPMG, Fast Company, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Her co-design projects include a national strategy and service design project focused on accessibility with industry leaders and diverse users for the federal government; creative coaching for Fast Company's Innovation Festival; and leading and co-developing methodology for the first Rapid Impact Assessment using Design Thinking for the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Jordana blends systemic design approaches with visualization, foresight and strategic planning for a unique approach that enables diverse minds to collaboratively tackle wicked problems. Jordana has spoken about her approaches at the Institute of Public Administrator's Canada Conference in Winnipeg (August 2019), the World Conference on Qualitative Research in Portugal (October 2019) and the Disability and Work Conference in Ottawa (November 2019). 

Twitter handle: @JordanaBetty

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Terje P. Hagen

Terje Hagen

Terje P. Hagen is one of Norway’s leading health service analysts. He is a professor at the department of health economics and health management at the University of Oslo. His works cover different forms of financing systems and organizations, their impact on patients’ use of healthcare services and an individual’s health. Recent analyses include evaluations […]

Professor, Dept. of Health Economics and Health Management, University of Oslo
Breakout session:
Health care for aging populations: Better health, better aging
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Terje P. Hagen is one of Norway’s leading health service analysts. He is a professor at the department of health economics and health management at the University of Oslo. His works cover different forms of financing systems and organizations, their impact on patients' use of healthcare services and an individual's health. Recent analyses include evaluations of initiatives in primary care to reduce the number of admissions to somatic hospitals. Hagen also works on the overall effect on patients’ mortality and health from fundamental changes in the features of healthcare systems such as reduction in hospital length of stays and the transition from institution-based to home-based primary care services. 

Norway stands out as a country well developed in health services with relatively high user satisfaction and high life expectancy. In his speech, Hagen will focus on how the Norwegian tax-based health system is designed and how recent reforms have affected the performance of the system. 

In addition to his professorship at the University of Oslo, Hagen has served as consultant for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, several of Norway’s health authorities, and at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

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Theo Kocken

Theo Kocken

Theo Kocken (100 years in 2064) is professor of Risk Management at VU University Amsterdam, extraordinary professor at NWU University (South Africa) and founder of the Anglo-Dutch pension investment & risk management firm Cardano. He is also the chairman/co-founder of the Cardano Development Foundation that focuses on improving financial inclusion in low-income markets.  Before founding […]

Director, Your 100-Year Life, chairman and co-founder of Cardano Development Foundation, professor of Risk Management, VU University
Session:
Q&A following film screening

Breakout session:
Rethinking retirement policies: Paying for your future
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Theo Kocken (100 years in 2064) is professor of Risk Management at VU University Amsterdam, extraordinary professor at NWU University (South Africa) and founder of the Anglo-Dutch pension investment & risk management firm Cardano. He is also the chairman/co-founder of the Cardano Development Foundation that focuses on improving financial inclusion in low-income markets. 

Before founding Cardano, he was head of Market Risk at ING and Rabobank. He graduated in Business Administration and Econometrics and received his PhD at VU University Amsterdam. 

Over the past 30 years he has published many books and articles on risk management, pension fund design and financial markets. He is also a producer of documentaries. Amongst others “Boom Bust Boom” (2015) on the endogenous (human) origins of financial crises and “Your 100 Year Life” (2022), discussing the worldwide aspects of aging and a call to make better use of our human capital at elderly age. 

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Sabina Misoch

Sabina Misoch

Sabina Misoch is a research professor and heads the Institute for Ageing Research (IAF) at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST) in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and her research focuses on aging, technology acceptance, ICT, social robotics, identity work, and longevity. She is currently leading several projects […]

Head, Institute for Ageing Research (IAF), University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST)
Breakout session:
Science, technology and aging: Finding solutions through age-tech
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Sabina Misoch is a research professor and heads the Institute for Ageing Research (IAF) at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST) in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and her research focuses on aging, technology acceptance, ICT, social robotics, identity work, and longevity.

She is currently leading several projects on technologies for older adults including robotics, identity work in the transition to retirement, digital skills of 50+, and palliative care in rural regions of Switzerland. She is also leading the largest national collaborative project AGE-INT in Switzerland to address the challenges of demographic change.

An active member of the Swiss Society of Gerontology and the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Professor Misoch also serves on the foundations and administrative boards of several organizations for senior citizens.

She is recognized as an international expert on ICT, technologies, and aging for various commissions.

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Don Ezra

Don Ezra

Don Ezra is happily retired! In his previous existence, he was Global Co-Chair of Consulting for Russell Investments, enjoyed travelling to work with clients in many countries, and says he learned much more from them than they did from him. He must have done something right because the Employee Benefit Research Institute gave him their 2004 award […]

Retirement expert and author
Breakout session:
Rethinking retirement policies: Paying for your future
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Don Ezra is happily retired! In his previous existence, he was Global Co-Chair of Consulting for Russell Investments, enjoyed travelling to work with clients in many countries, and says he learned much more from them than they did from him. He must have done something right because the Employee Benefit Research Institute gave him their 2004 award “for extraordinary lifetime contributions to Americans’ economic security.” He used to consult to pension funds, but after he retired his focus changed completely to helping individuals to a happy life after full-time work. He authored several books on pension funds and retirement and co-hosted the podcast Life Two.

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Hiroko Akiyama

Hiroko Akiyama

Hiroko Akiyama is a widely recognized gerontologist and an expert on issues of global aging. She is currently a visiting professor at the Institute of Gerontology and Institute for Future Initiatives at the University of Tokyo. Professor Akiyama has conducted several cross-national surveys and is known for a long-running research on the elderly in Japan—tracking […]

Professor emeritus and visiting professor at the Institute of Gerontology and Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo
Breakout session:
Age-friendly communities: Redesigning communities for a highly-aged society
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Hiroko Akiyama is a widely recognized gerontologist and an expert on issues of global aging. She is currently a visiting professor at the Institute of Gerontology and Institute for Future Initiatives at the University of Tokyo. Professor Akiyama has conducted several cross-national surveys and is known for a long-running research on the elderly in Japan—tracking the aging patterns of approximately 6,000 Japanese elderly over 35 years. She also initiated social experiment projects that pioneer re-designing communities to meet the needs of a highly aged society. Her recent work includes the Kamakura Living Lab, a platform for open innovation to address challenges faced by citizens by a method of co-creation among users, industry, governments and academia. The Lab was started in 2017 in the seaside city of Kamakura with a rapidly aging society.

Professor Akiyama started the Institute of Gerontology at University of Tokyo in 2006. She was the vice president of the Science Council of Japan. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois and served as a fellow at the US National Institute on Aging and as a research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

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