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New Summit Speaker: David Nill, Chief Medical Officer at Cerner

DavidNillWe’re proud to announce a new and excel­lent speak­er at the upcom­ing 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th), to dis­cuss an ambitious ongoing initiative to embed brain health solutions into corporate wellness.

Dr. David Nill, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Cerner Corporation, is responsible for innovation of clinical aspects of health and care services for Healthe , an initiative aimed at increasing the resilience and wellbeing for Cerner associates. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms will Transform Brain Health in 2013

Just a quick note: we’ll host a webinar on January 30th to discuss key market predictions based on “The Digital Brain Health Market 2012-2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain functioning”, our new market report.

Here are 10 predictions, many of which will likely be realized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

Nationwide Insurance’s Kath­leen Herath on Brain-Based Corporate Wellness Initiatives

Kathleen will run an educational workshop on How Nation­wide Insur­ance rolled-out a Brain-based Cor­po­rate Well­ness Ini­tia­tive. An in-depth case study out­lin­ing busi­ness ratio­nale, ven­dor selec­tion, pilot test and roll-out, and return-on-investment, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).

Kath­leen Herath is the Asso­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­ity at Nation­wide Insurance. Kath­leen Herath, RN, BSN CRRN, over­sees the Health and Pro­duc­tiv­ity strat­egy Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Brain Training Trends – Putting our Cognitive Reserve to Work

Yesterday I had the chance to chat with Yaakov Stern, leading Cognitive Reserve researcher at Columbia University, and then with a group of 25 lifelong learners in Arizona who attended a brain fitness class (hello, Robert and friends!) based on our consumer guide The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. On reflection, I found both conversations to be very stimulating for the same reason: they were forward-looking, focused not so much on status quo but on how emerging research, technology and trends may impact our society and lives in years to come. Let’s continue the conversation. Let me share the 10 main trends that we analyzed/ forecasted in our book, and then ask you, sharp readers, to add your own 2 cents to the discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

FAQ about SharpBrains Council for Brain Fitness Innovation

We have received many good questions about the new SharpBrains Council for Brain Fitness Innovation – below you have some answers.

Question: We are based in Asia/ Australia/ Europe. Will time differences prevent us from participating in monthly briefings and benefiting from the Council?

Answer: We will do our best to facilitate a truly global community and exchange. Please consider that…

  1. we will schedule monthly briefings at 2 separate times, one at 9am US Pacific Time, the other at 4pm US Pacific Time, both covering the same topic (but perhaps with different guest speakers). And briefings will be recorded.
  2. most activities and resources are asynchronous anyway. Our market intelligence reports and other materials are available via this members-only online community 24/7, same as online discussion forums, focused groups to track/ discuss specific topics, the ability to ask questions to and connect with other members…

Question: Will something change regarding blog and monthly newsletter, which are great free resources?

Answer: We plan to  maintain those free resources, focusing on content of a general interest for everyone with a brain. The Council’s purpose is to create a new valuable in-depth resource and community for professionals and organizations active with brain fitness initiatives, so we can all learn and share during the year, and help the field mature. That will include Read the rest of this entry »

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