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Silver Linings Brainwaves Awards Event

Mon, May 24, 2021 · 11:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

Silver Linings is a novel, international competition to solicit implementable ‘Brainwaves’ and investable ‘Business Plans’ to help improve care and wellbeing for older generations, and make it more financially and practically sustainable.
Link to the website: https://www.silverliningscompetition.com/.

At this Digital Event on May 24 we will be announcing the winners of the ‘Brainwaves’ section of the competition, £500 each for the 8 best brainwaves, and inviting attendees to vote for the Brainwave of Brainwaves to win an extra £500.

Brainwaves entries have highlighted a key problem and provided an inspired solution in an older generations care context.

The Digital Event will feature:

- Video snippet explanations of the Brainwaves by the winners.

- Audience poll to pick the Brainwave of Brainwaves.

- Silver Linings presentation and Q&A on the Business Plans section of the competition to win £10k + 2x £5k runner-up prizes in October 2021.

Silver Linings is backed by some of the biggest financial players in the sector and will be judged by an expert, interdisciplinary panel. The competition prize money is being supported by The Pension Insurance Corporation, Darwin Alternative Investment Management, Triple Point, Federated Hermes and Audley Group.


Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Responsible Investor
A media entrepreneur, Hugh co-created Response Global Media in 2007 and has built the company to become one of the world’s most respected sustainable finance media and events companies.

As a journalist, he has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for international newspapers including The Guardian and The Financial Times.

He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability.

Hugh has won many journalism awards during his career.

In 2020, he won the Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism at the State Street Press Awards.

He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006.

From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to the Secretary General of Amnesty International.
Webinar hosting presenter
Hon Group Captain
Hon Group Captain Sally Bridgeland BSc ARCS FIA FRSA
Non executive director, adviser and trustee

Investment consultant, actuary, and former CEO of the BP Pension Fund now enjoying a portfolio of advisory and commercial, professional, and NFP non-executive appointments.
Webinar hosting presenter
Medical Matrix Consulting
Dr. Rachel Melsom MBBS, BSc (Hons)
Founder Director, Medical Matrix Consulting Ltd and Practising Doctor, NHS.

Rachel has a portfolio career working across healthcare and finance: she a practising NHS doctor, with an interest in the Care of Older Persons, and a desire to deliver improved health outcomes that also meet finance sector return objectives, by utilising new and innovative thinking.

Rachel completed her first degree in Genetics at University College London in 1987, and completed her second in Medicine in 2012. In the interim period she pursued an extensive career in advertising, commercial broadcast media negotiations, Intellectual Property development and was a Partner at corporate communications advisors Brunswick LLP in London, and set up consultancy firm Medical Matrix Consulting. From 2016-2020 Rachel also led the growth and implementation of tobacco-free finance decisions across Europe for global charity Tobacco Free Portfolios, persuading firms with combined AUM and loan book of over $12tn to cease investing in tobacco, and to become signatories to the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge – an initiative launched at UN headquarters in New York in September 2018.
Webinar hosting presenter
Design Age institute, RCA
Colum Lowe
Director, Design Age Institute

Colum is a senior design leader with a significant track record of developing inclusive products and services in the private, public and charitable sectors. He has been Head of Design at a range of organisations, including the Ministry of Justice, Sainsbury’s Homebase and the NHS National Patient Safety Agency, where he delivered a multi-partner programme to advance the patient safety agenda for the NHS. He has worked closely throughout his career with marginalised user groups, including those with age-related physical and mental frailty. His
experience includes running the design firms Crabtree Hall and CaulderMoore, as well as his own consultancy and founding the Independent Safeguarding Service CIC. Colum Lowe also spent 15 years helping the Design Council to develop and deliver its flagship
design intervention programme, Designing Demand. He holds an MBA in Design Management from the University of Westminster and originally trained as a product designer at Chelsea School of Art.
Webinar hosting presenter
Kaplan International Pathways
Clare Rawlins
Vice President, Student Recruitment and Marketing
Kaplan International Pathways

Clare’s role at Kaplan is truly international, leading a recruitment and enrolment team that spans 10 countries. The team prides itself on its world-class customer service and in-depth market knowledge. Clare has worked in over 30 countries and holds particular expertise in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. She also has a wealth of experience in supporting and shaping university internationalisation strategies. Previously, Clare spent many years in the English language and higher education industries.
Webinar hosting presenter
Intergenerational Foundation
Angus Hanton
Co-founder, Intergenerational Foundation

The Intergenerational Foundation (www.if.org.uk) is an independent think tank researching fairness between generations. A self-confessed baby boomer, Hanton believes that successive governments have missed opportunities to improve fairness for both young and old. As an economist, businessman, and parent, he feels that we are not meeting our duty to young people or to safeguard the future for those yet unborn. Paradoxically we are also failing older generations by not maximising (safe) intergenerational contact or helping those in the older generation to use their assets to best effect.
Webinar hosting presenter
Research Affiliate x MIT AgeLab
Carly Dickson
Architectural designer, research affiliate at the MIT AgeLab and founder of the Radically Accessible Wildly Engaging Project (RAWE Project).

Carly is an architectural designer focused on inclusive, intergenerational environments. In 2019 Carly co-authored 'Just Living', with Dominic Hailey of ColladoCollins Architects, a book about designing homes and communities that genuinely consider the needs and desires of older people. Carly began researching, designing, and advocating for social accessibility during her Master of Architecture program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has been invited to speak on these topics at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Housing LIN Annual Conference, among others. She seeks to learn and share how design can enable and empower people of all ages and abilities.
Webinar hosting presenter
Portfolio NED specialising in deep tech, risk and decision-making
Shefaly Yogendra, PhD is a portfolio NED with experience of building organisations, brands, and culturally diverse teams. Shefaly specialises in decision making and brings experience and expertise in deep tech, risk and talent to her governance roles.

At present Shefaly is a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust (LSE: JUSC) where she chairs the Remuneration Committee, and of Temple Bar Investment Trust (LSE: TMPL). She is also an independent Governor of London Metropolitan University where she chairs the Audit Committee and earlier chaired the Governance Committee. Earlier she was the COO and an executive director of Ditto AI. She founded the luxury startup Livyora. Her career began at HCL Technologies.

Shefaly was among the “100 Women to Watch” in the Female FTSE Board Report 2016 and holds a PhD in Political Decision Making from the University of Cambridge. She trained earlier in engineering, management, and technology policy.
Webinar hosting presenter
Centaur Robotics Limited
Eric Kihlstrom
Chairman, Centaur Robotics Ltd

Eric is Chairman of Centaur Robotics, a next generation personal electric vehicle designer and service provider. He volunteers as an External Advisory Board member to Royal College of Art's Design Age Institute and Honorary Associate Professor of Primary Care Innovation at De Montfort University. He also volunteers as the UK's Ambassador to Aging2.0.

Previously, Eric helped to launch the UK Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Healthy Ageing as the Interim Director. He was responsible for scoping the challenge and facilitating collaborations with industry, Government, 3rd sector and academia to unlock opportunities deriving from the UK and global demographic shift. The Healthy Ageing Challenge Fund is a £98 million fund to invest in innovations enabling people to live better for longer. Following this role, Eric went on to become a co-founder of the Secretariat to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity.

Eric is an established innovation professional with a background in large corporations (General Electric, KPMG and IBM) as well as disruptive new startups in technology and healthcare. Eric studied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from New York University. He is a Freeman of the City of London at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. He speaks French, completed the Paris, Berlin and New York marathons and is now an avid cold water swimmer.
Webinar hosting presenter
McCarthy and Stone
Paul Lester CBE
Chairman, McCarthy and Stone
Paul is Chairman of the FTSE 250 Companies Essentra and McCarthy and Stone. He has just stood down from Forterra the FTSE 350 brick company after a successful IPO.

Paul is also Chairman of Readypower (the private equity backed rail engineering services Company), Marley (the roofing manufacturing Company), Signia (the private investment business); and the private equity backed businesses FirstPort and Appello.

He has been a member of the UK Government Major Projects Review Group since 2005.

Previously from 2002 to 2010 he was Chief Executive of VT Group plc, the support services company.

Paul also held the position of Group Managing Director for Balfour Beatty plc. from 1997 to 2002, and was Chief Executive of Graseby plc from 1990 to 1997 following senior management positions at Schlumberger and the Dowty Group plc.

Paul was Non-Executive Director of Invensys, the FTSE 100 company and has also previously served as President of the Society of Maritime Industries, the BSA and the EEF.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws. Paul was awarded a CBE in 2007.

Paul is a life time West Bromwich Albion Supporter.
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