AN INVITATION TO CES ATTENDEES TO Advance Agetech
MITRE Engenuity works at the intersection of government and industry to accelerate innovation, advance technology, and solve the complex challenges facing our nation and the world. We invite CES attendees to partner with us on grand challenges to catalyze innovation, to collaborate with us in a co-design approach to shape meaningful AgeTech solutions, and to leverage our capabilities to enhance the cyber security of AgeTech offerings.
MAXIMIZING Years of HEALTHY life with technology
We all want to maximize the number of years of our life in which we have good health and delay age-related disability (i.e., maximizing our ‘healthspan’). Consumer electronics over the generations have improved quality of life and enhanced safety in the home and beyond. As we move into an era where more people will be focusing on how to stay healthy and remain in their homes as they age, there is enormous potential for consumer product innovation in the fast growing AgeTech market.
Opportunities for CES Attendees
As CES 2023 urges the Tech community to drive innovation to promote human security, MITRE Engenuity brings our deep expertise to explore three AgeTech opportunities with CES attendees:
AgeTech Grand Challenges
Uniting private and public sectors to unlock the potential of AgeTech through grand challenge initiatives that accelerate connectivity and interoperability for platforms, connected devices, and data
Codesign and AgeTech Testbeds
Applying codesign principles and offering platforms and testbeds to generate connected AgeTech solutions that meet the needs of stakeholders
LAUNCH AgeTech GRAND CHALLENGES
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us that tomorrow’s innovations are already relevant to today’s aging challenges. Grand challenge initiatives can stimulate the next wave of needed innovations and help today’s promising technology evolve on an accelerated timeline. At the intersection of private and public sectors, MITRE Engenuity is positioned to convene the conversations and establish the consortia to lead needed “Healthy Aging Grand Challenges.”
CODESIGN AND TEST RELEVANT SOLUTIONS
Some critics would say that AgeTech solutions are technology in search of a problem versus technology providing a solution. Codesign (or participatory design) rests on a democratic process of engaging stakeholders in identifying problems as well as designing and implementing solutions. MITRE Engenuity works with MITRE Labs to apply scientific methods based on this philosophy, including creative and design thinking, contextual inquiry, and rapid prototyping.
2 in 5
The number of adults 50-plus who don’t feel technology is designed with older adults in mind, citing the offerings’ complexity, poor user experience, and insufficient training materials. And the older a person is, the more inclined they are to feel that technology is not designed for them. 2022 Tech Trends and the 50-Plus AARP
MITRE Labs and our ACTIVATE platform teams are interested in collaborating with industry to unite the ecosystem of aging individuals, community members, providers and caregivers, technologies, private enterprise, and policymakers to enable interoperability and connectivity for new solutions that maximize healthspan – the healthy lifespan. Expanding the lens from homescape to cityscape, our MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium and our Smart City Lab team offer collaborative environments for technology providers, researchers, and adopters. MITRE serves as the unbiased, trusted entity with the guiding principles of safety, security, and privacy to ultimately create resilient smart cities.
AGETECH CYBER SAFETY AND SECURITY
MITRE and MITRE Engenuity’s extensive expertise in cyber and connected-device security ranges from developing landmark industry cyber security standards such as MITRE ATT&CK, to incidence response frameworks like the medical device security preparedness and response playbook to threat-informed evaluations of a solution’s ability to detect or protect against adversary behavior.
Also, MITRE operates the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (NCF). NCF supports the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the NIST, relies on the public and private communities of interest promoting business insight, technical expertise, challenges, and perspectives to guide developing practical guidance advocating for critical infrastructure improved cybersecurity. A current NCCoE project examines mitigating cybersecurity risk in telehealth smart home integration.
MITRE Engenuity at CES 2023
Thursday, Jan. 5:
- 2:00 – 2:30 PM: Caring for Caregivers: Tech-Focused Solutions that Ease the Burden for Women
- 5:00 – 5:30 PM: 5G for AgeTech: Building Age-Friendly Communities
Friday, Jan. 6:
- 1:30 – 2:00 PM: Managing Workplace Change with Transparency and Compassion
- 3:00 – 3:30 PM: Reverse Pitch: Big Corps Reveal Unmet Needs To Attract AgeTech Startups
For more information on AARP’s programming, visit the AARP AgeTech Collaborative website!
MITRE AND MITRE ENGENUITY CES 2023 ATTENDEES
Our experts in the AgeTech space will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how you can get involved. Stop by the booth, attend a session, or schedule an appointment.
Principal, Health Policy, MITRE Labs,
Meredith Benedict, JD, MPH is a Principal, Health Policy at the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that works with government and private sectors to improve the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. At MITRE, Ms. Benedict serves as project lead for MITRE’s Age Better Lab™, scoping and integrating MITRE’s emerging aging work and positioning the lab with academia, government, and industry for aging research and digital health solutions in partnership with Dr. Katherine Kim. She also serves on the MITRE team supporting the CodeX HL7 accelerator to advance standard health records for oncology and beyond.
Her career interest is in advancing program and policy for populations that have been traditionally underserved. Previous MITRE roles include serving as co-project lead for the independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, and as a lead of projects for MITRE’s federally funded research and development center health and veterans sponsors, many of which have focused on innovations to improve services and access. Before MITRE, Meredith worked in the health care safety net in Massachusetts, serving as director of foundation relations and government grants at Boston Medical Center and later as director of strategic planning at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, during which time she completed a Geiger Gibson Capstone Fellowship in Community Health Policy and Leadership with the National Association of Community Health Centers and the George Washington University. Her experience also includes alliance work at a digital health startup and practicing health law at a Boston law firm. She has served on the boards of a regional hospice provider and a youth development organization.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Dartmouth College.
Veronique (Nicky) Conus
Product Lead, Incubations and Investments, MITRE Engenuity
Veronique (Nicky) Conus is a Product Lead, Incubations and Investments, in the Go-to-Market team, at MITRE Engenuity, a non-profit organization that works at the intersection of government and industry to accelerate innovation, advance technology, and solve the complex challenges facing our nation and the world.
Specializing in creative strategy, execution and procedural documentation across all marketing efforts, Nicky has more than 16 years experience thriving in diverse environments from start-up to global, large-scale corporations where she managed up to 30 team members. In her role with MITRE Engenuity, Veronique works to build-out and execute external promotion and marketing initiatives for the various impact projects within MITRE Engenuity, such as MITRE’s annual embedded Capture the Flag competition (eCTF), a Cyber Risk Assessment Tool for mobile digital financial services, and the foundation’s exploration into new areas including healthy aging.
Previously while attending the University of Central Florida, Veronique completed a study abroad program in France, which inspired her to launch a gala to honor our nation’s Greatest Generation. The Greatest Generation Gala event brought together Tuskegee Airmen, women of the AAGPBL, Jewish survivors of various concentration camps, as well as servicemen from the 101st Airborne to Battle of the Bulge veterans and D-Day paratroopers. Veronique continues to serve veteran servicemen, the Jewish community, and under-represented women through participation in various volunteer programs, raising awareness of and participating in the documentation of rising needs across healthcare, safety and security in the home, and access to resources.
Director, Health Innovation Center, MITRE Labs,
Linda Fischetti is the director of MITRE’s Health Innovation Center, which applies the talents of hundreds of professionals across the healthcare ecosystem to solve some of the nation’s largest problems in health policy, technology, reimbursement, and other pressing challenges. Ms. Fischetti has experience across payer, provider, government, and private sector environments, including as Vice President of Care Delivery within the Accountable Care Solutions division of Aetna. Prior to that, she was the Chief Health Informatics Officer for the Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, she was instrumental in reaching across many federal executive branch departments to create alignment and innovation during the formative years of the government’s activities in health information technology and informatics.
A current member of HIMSS America’s Board of Advisors, Ms. Fischetti previously served as a board member of Health Level 7 and the National eHealth Collaborative. She also served a two-year term on a U.S. federal advisory committee, the Health Information Technology Standards Committee and as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University in the Health Systems Administration program. Ms. Fischetti holds bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science and certificate in Informatics from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.
Principal, Consumer Health Informatics, MITRE Labs,
Dr. Katherine Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAMIA is a health informatics researcher and expert in digital health and community engagement. Dr. Kim is Principal, Consumer Health Informatics at the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that works with government and private sectors to improve the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of California Davis in the School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences Department.
At MITRE, Dr. Kim currently leads ACTIVATE, a comprehensive model for equitable and sustainable digital health for underserved and rural communities. The ACTIVATE program provides technology and assistance to develop virtual care, remote patient monitoring, and digital health literacy that engages patients and improves health outcomes. She also serves as the Clinical Lead for MITRE’s Age Better LabTM, a connector and collaborator with academia, government, and industry for aging research and digital health solutions.
Dr. Kim is an elected fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association and Chair, Consumer Health Informatics Working Group. She has received numerous awards for community-engaged and participatory research related to technology and health. Dr. Kim has over 25 years of previous experience as a hospital and medical group manager, an entrepreneur–CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a technology incubator, and founder of a consulting firm—and in software product development with Oracle. She received a PhD at UC Davis, MPH/MBA at UC Berkeley, and BA at Harvard.
Director of Bridging Innovation, MITRE Corporation
Through MITRE’s public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. Russ leads MITRE’s activities building new pathways in innovation ecosystems to discover, accelerate, and deliver innovative solutions from non-traditional sources. Russ has extensive experience applying emerging technologies as novel solutions. Leveraging MITRE’s R&D capabilities and world-class talent to anticipate future disruptions and business innovations to better deliver on our mission of solving problems for a safer world. His research interests are neural networks, data analytics, and risk analysis.
Incubation Lead, MITRE Engenuity
Brendan McEntee uses market forces, cross-sector innovation, and the power of collaboration to change the world. Currently an Incubation Lead with MITRE Engenuity, Brendan’s role is to identify and rapidly scale new offerings by leveraging unique IP and expertise to make a generational impact. Brendan’s diverse career includes leadership experience spanning social entrepreneurship, stakeholder engagement, strategic communication, issue advocacy, performance measurement, and medical and scientific publishing. He has spent his career forging strong partnerships among non-profit organizations, private sector enterprises, and government entities to transform health care for millions of American residents and to reduce disparities in health, economic and societal opportunity through systems change.
Previously, at The Pew Charitable Trusts, Brendan co-directed a 21-person health policy and peer learning initiative to increase consumer access to evidence-based addiction care, and as a Director with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Brendan led Board directed efforts to improve the quality of addiction treatment, including launching an award-winning cloud-based clinical decision software solution and a care delivery certification program. Before ASAM, Brendan worked at Smart Growth America as a Federal Policy Fellow. He graduated from Wesleyan University with Honors and a degree in the College of Letters.
In his free time, Brendan volunteers with Streetwise Partners, a DC, New York City, and Detroit based non-profit that leverages mentorship to empower unemployed and underemployed individuals to build long-lasting and meaningful careers. Brendan also served as a planning committee member for the National Opioid Leadership Summit and as a health policy advisor for incoming administrations.
Brendan believes we have the power to change the world. Put simply, our systems and structures can be transformed through strategic and collective action — the power is in our hands.
Principal Cyber Security Researcher, MITRE Labs,
Dr. Matt Weir is a principal cyber security researcher at MITRE. He was one of the lead authors of the Playbook for Threat Modeling Medical Devices and is an active contributor to the BioHacking Village at the DEF CON security conference. Outside of a clinical setting, Dr. Weir has been awarded the Test-of-Time Award by the IEEE Security and Privacy Conference for his work developing new models to improve password security.