In an increasingly digital world, the intersection of technology and senior care has become a critical focus. Senior care facilities are embracing technology to enhance resident experiences, improve operational efficiency, and ensure cybersecurity. Understanding the significance of this ongoing transformation, vcpi hosted the Senior Care Security + Technology Summit 2023 – a two-day in-person event that left attendees enlightened, engaged, and better equipped to navigate the evolving landscape.
A Gathering of Minds: Sharing Insights and Knowledge
The event, held on August 8th and 9th, 2023, at the Westin Downtown in Milwaukee, WI, proved to be a melting pot of ideas and expertise. Attendees included senior living owners, operators, IT professionals, and senior care executives, all united by a shared passion for leveraging technology to enhance the quality of senior care and a curiosity as to what comes next.
Diving into the event, attendees were treated to two days packed with valuable insights from expert speakers. Topics ranged from cutting-edge cybersecurity measures and ransomware insights to AI-driven advancements, staffing strategies and business process automation. The presentations provided attendees with a panoramic view of the tech-driven future of senior care, allowing them to grasp the potential and implications of these innovations.
A major highlight of the event proved to be the addition of Graphic Artist, Elizabeth Beier, of Illustrious Consulting who captured endless insights with her visual note-taking (scroll to end). For each speaker, a detailed depiction of their talking points were illustrated in real time. This left attendees in awe and awarded speakers the opportunity to see their presentation from a different angle, and a take-home souvenir.
Networking Opportunities Beyond Measure
Beyond the enriching talks, the event also offered unparalleled networking opportunities. Attendees had the chance to engage with peers, experts, and industry leaders, fostering collaborations that promised to shape the future of senior care technology. Individuals naturally gravitated toward one another throughout the relationship-building activities and off-site events. These connections are sure to transcend the confines of the event, potentially leading to ongoing partnerships and groundbreaking solutions that will impact how seniors live and caregivers work.
An Evening of Camaraderie and Entertainment
The event wasn’t all business; attendees were also treated to a night of fun and camaraderie at American Family Field for a Brewers game. Against the backdrop of America’s favorite pastime, attendees continued their networking while enjoying a buffet-style dinner and fireworks to celebrate every home run. This unique blend of professional interaction and casual bonding created an atmosphere that encouraged the exchange of ideas in a relaxed setting.
A Grand Finale: Insights and Innovation
The summit wrapped up on a high note with a breakfast send-off and an exclusive tour of Direct Supply’s Innovation & Technology Center. This provided attendees with a glimpse into the tangible applications of the concepts discussed throughout the event. The hands-on experience solidified the potential impact of technology on senior care, inspiring attendees to embrace innovation in their respective roles. Joran Oppelt, Master Facilitator and support for the vcpi team hosting the event, asked each attendee to share with the group “One Big Commitment” they would be making after the experience. With responses ranging from “engage more with my peers” to “innovate within our communities,” what we all could agree on was inspired momentum toward positive change that will impact the lives of millions of seniors.
A Glimpse into the Future
The Senior Care Security + Technology Summit (SCSTS 2023) hosted by vcpi showcased the growing importance of technology, innovation and collaboration in senior care and provided a platform for professionals to not only learn but also connect and work together. As the event concluded, participants left with more than just knowledge – they left with a renewed enthusiasm for leveraging technology to create a brighter future for senior care.
In an era where face-to-face interactions have been limited, this in-person event offered a rare opportunity to reconnect, engage, and immerse oneself in the evolving landscape of senior care technology. The success of the summit underscores the importance of ongoing discussions, collaborations, and innovative thinking in the realm of senior care, ensuring that the industry continues to adapt and thrive in an increasingly digital world. With spaces limited and demand high, it’s evident that the Senior Care Security + Technology Summit has solidified its place as a must-attend event on the calendars of those shaping the future of senior care.
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