“Alvaro Fernandez synthesizes and translates the latest neuroscience into compelling, provocative, and entertaining stories about the future of brain brain and enhancement” –David Pescovitz, Research Director at the Institute for the Future
“Job well done! I want to thank you for your keynote dinner presentation at our recent meeting of the Council of HR Executives. You provided key insights into the linkages between brain health, resiliency and creativity., and members appreciated your knowledge, the examples you provided, and your sense of humour! –Judith L. MacBride-King, Network Executive for The Conference Board of Canada
Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains’ CEO & Editor-in-Chief, speaks regularly to a wide range of audiences. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Alvaro has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, AP, CNN, and more. He co-authored the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, and is the Editor-In-Chief for seminal market reports on Pervasive Neurotechnology and Digital Brain Health. Alvaro enjoys serving in the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, and in the Global Teacher Prize Academy run by the Varkey Foundation, and holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Universidad de Deusto, in his native Spain.. To check out his LinkedIn profile: Alvaro Fernandez.
October 12th: The Future of Brain Health, at the BrainMind Summit in Stanford, CA.
November 4th: The Future of Digital Neurotechnology, at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils in Dubai, UAE.
November 11th: El Cerebro Que Cura at Librería Lé in Madrid, Spain.
November 13–14th: The Future of Applied Neuro at Future Trends Forum in Madrid, Spain.
How Innovation Leads to New Healthcare Realities, at the Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal.
Brain Health — What Works, What Doesn’t?, at the Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit in Washington, DC.
Cómo preparar la mente de nuestros alumnos para el siglo XXI…comenzando por el cerebro de sus profesores y padres, for teachers in the Federación de Cooperativas de Enseñanza Multilingüe in Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Araba, Spain.
Opportunities and Risks in public-private partnerships to advance Neurotechnology, at the Global Neuroethics Summit in Seoul, South Korea (virtual keynote).
The Future of Mental Health, at the YGL Summit in San Francisco, CA.
(For a general audience) How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age
Just like the rest of our body, the brain requires care, attention and proper exercise. Yet, we often ignore this most vital organ because we don’t know know where to begin. Based on the acclaimed-book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness –named a Best Book by AARP — Alvaro Fernandez will discuss exactly how to “use it or lose it,” offering a comprehensive and fresh approach to improving brain health and performance at any age — from children to younger and older adults. With practical insights and thought-provoking exercises, this talk combines a user-friendly tutorial on how the brain works with advice on how to choose and integrate lifestyle habits to improve mental focus, build emotional resilience, and enhance memory, and to ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
(For a corporate audience) Train Your Brain to Become More Innovative and Resilient
How can we enhance our core mental capacities to innovate and to thrive in today’s complex and rapidly-changing workplace? What can we do to invest in our most precious resource –our human brain– and boost individual and collective resilience? Discover the practical applications of emerging research on brain functioning and neuroplasticity, based on the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, and learn how to become a lifelong “mental athlete” ready to face professional and personal challenges in the Digital Age.
(For a tech and industry audience) When Digital Health Meets Applied Neuroscience
Brain Health and Mental Health are rapidly-evolving marketplaces, and executives and pioneers should be aware of the far-reaching impact this transformation will have in the near future. Alvaro Fernandez, the CEO of the leading independent market research firm SharpBrains — tracking health and wellness applications of brain science — will discuss the latest market data and forecasts on how digital platforms will revolutionize brain health by 2020. Participants will discover and brainstorm how the growing mainstream demand for “brain fitness” is creating a significant demand and opportunity for web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning.
A FEW CLIPS
> Post-keynote interview at the Digital Health Summit (9 minutes).
> Presentation of Practical Advice to Keep Your Brain Sharp at New York Public Library (87 minutes)
OTHER PAST TALKS
> Imperial College, London: Why the Future of Brain Enhancement & Mental Health is Digital & Pervasive.
> New York City: How Can We Invest in Our Brains to Boost Innovation and Resilience, at New York Public Library.
> San Francisco, CA: Cortical Plasticity: Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health, at the Neurotech Leaders Summit
> Stanford University: How Neuroscience Will Impact Education and Healthcare: A 5–10 Year View, at the Stanford SELA Summit.
> San Diego: I’ll Take Brain Health for $6 Billion, at the Digital Health Summer Summit
> Los Angeles: Marriage of Science & Industry– ow to create a sustainable business model that proves end-user value, at ESCoNS2 (Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society)
> Lima, Peru: Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America
> Toronto, Canada: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh
> Victoria, BC, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board’s Council of Human Resource Executives
> Coral Gables, FL: Cómo invertir en su cerebro, at Books & Books
> Toronto, Canada, Canada: Breaking the Silos and Boosting Our Brains, at McMaster University
> San Francisco, CA: Brain Fitness for Adaptive Organizations, at the NeuroLeadership Summit.
> Los Angeles: Brain Fitness Today and Tomorrow, at the UCLA Technology & Aging Conference.
> San Francisco, CA: The Consumer Market for Neurotechnology, at 2011 Neurotech Leaders Forum.
> San Francisco, CA: Translating Neuroscience Into Marketable Therapeutic Interventions, at ESCoNS.
> Barcelona: How and Why Digital Technology Will Transform Education, Training and Brain Health, during the “Evenings with…” series at Esade.
> Barcelona: La salud en el siglo XXI — Como combatir el envejecimiento cerebral, at Fundacion Edad y Vida.
> San Francisco: Harness Your Brain Plasticity for Lifelong Brain Fitness, during the series “The Amazing Brain: Anatomy & Function organized by California Pacific Medical Center.
> San Diego: Brain Fitness Offerings to Attract and Retain Baby Boomers, at the Convention of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
> San Francisco: Teaching Brain Fitness in Your Schools and Communities, at the Learning & the Brain Conference.
> Ontario, Canada: Maintaining Autonomy — the Brain Fitness Movement, during the Ontario Innovation Summit.
> San Francisco: Brain Fitness For Peak Performance, at the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Speaker Series.
> Palo Alto, CA: Brain Fitness — Fad or Revolution?, SmartSilvers MIT Northern California event.
> New York Public Library, Stephen Schwarzman Building: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness.
> Stevens Point, Wisconsin: Brain Fitness in Senior Housing, at WAHSA’s 2009 Senior Housing Conference.
> University of North Carolina Greensboro: Cognitive Fitness and the Aging Workforce: Opportunities and Challenges, at the Silvering Workforce Summit.
> New York Academy of Medicine: Brain Fitness Software — Consumers Guide to distinguishing hope from hype, at the Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Symposium sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center.
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