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Nic will introduce the work of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing through an overview of the global trends as observed from the Centre’s insight’s perspective.
Please note that this is a hybrid event with in-person speaker. You will need to register and indicate whether you wish to attend in person or online via Zoom. Please register 12 hours before the seminar.
If you attend in person please comply with Oxford University COVID-19 policy in place at OMS. Use the sanitizing station and wear a mask on arrival, and maintain a 1 metre distance from your colleagues during the seminar.
About the Speaker
Nic Palmarini, National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA)
Nic is the Director of UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing, a world-leading organisation, created with a £40 million investment from UK Government and Newcastle University, to help create a world in which we all live better, for longer. The Centre aims to bring together world-leading innovation experts, scientists, industry and the public, to develop, test and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies.
Prior to heading up NICA, Nic was Head of AI for Healthy Ageing at IBM Research and AI Ethics Lead and Research Manager at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, an academic-industry partnership for the responsible advancement of artificial intelligence.
Trained in social studies and business communication, Nic developed a deep expertise in leading heterogeneous teams and connecting dots across disciplines to bridge academic and industrial research with real-world applications to deliver return-on-community and return-on-business, with a specific focus on longevity and the coming effects and opportunities of the demographic revolution.
Having served as Director of the IBM Human Centric Solution Centre in Paris he holds a decade of experience in research on supporting older adults’ autonomy and independence, leading a global team to develop Human Activity Recognition techniques dedicated to older adults based on AI applied to IoT data.