Judges

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Horne

Executive Editor - AARP Magazine

 

Bill Horne is Executive Editor of AARP The Magazine, which with 37 million readers is the world’s largest circulation magazine. In that role he is constantly striving to showcase new tech (honchoing the annual Tech Guide) and innovative ways for our 50+ readers to age in place and live long, fulfilling and healthy lives. He has also been the managing editor of three AARP The Magazine “digimags”—specialty tablet apps focusing on Beauty, Money, and Health that began launching last year; the last, Health, will drop this Spring.

 

Before AARP, Bill spent 20 years as a writer and editor at The American Lawyer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, World War II magazine and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, always paying heed (as so many journalism companies did not!) to the credo “change or die."

 

 

 

 

Robin Raskin

Founder – Living in Digital Times 

 

Robin Raskin is founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations to look at the intersection of lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces a number of notable conferences and expos at CES® and at conferences and events worldwide. The company’s trademark events include: Last Gadget Standing, Digital Health Summit, FashionWare,Fitness Tech Summit,Kids@Play Summit, The Digital Money Forum and others.

 

In a previous lifetime, Robin honed her tech chops at a variety of technology publications. She was a columnist for USA Today online, editor of PC Magazine, started FamilyPC magazine and was one of the founding contributors of Yahoo! Tech.  Author of six books, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, Robin has been a thought-leader at the forefront of an ever-changing topic: what it means to be digital.  She currently writes for Huffington Post, Everyday Health, Chip Chick, and other publications, and is frequently called upon as a technology expert for TV and media.  Robin also serves on the board of the CTA Foundation.

 

She lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop-in-now-and-then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Tehrani

Group Editor in Chief – TMC (Technology Marketing Corp)

 

Rich Tehrani is the CEO and group Editor-In-Chief of TMC, as well as the Founder and Conference Chairman of ITEXPO, one of the leading and longest-running technology trade shows. Rich oversees a diverse portfolio of successful magazines, web sites and trade events at TMC, which is currently celebrating its 44th anniversary.

 
Rich has guided TMC’s ascension and evolution from a print publishing and trade show company focused exclusively on voice/data convergence and computer telephony integration (CTI) markets, into a media powerhouse covering all of today’s most important technologies – Wireless/Mobile, Cloud Computing, IP Communications, WebRTC, Internet of Things (IoT) applications and devices, and more. Rich is TMC’s driving force in the creation and implementation of pioneering publications and events.

 

Since launching TMCnet in 1995, Rich has pioneered the development of more than 300 online communities of interest, revolutionizing the online world and changing the way companies leverage their brands online. Rich is a media icon, maintaining an active role as an Editor-In-Chief and a very prominent technology blogger/social media participant.

 

TMC’s event and online platforms serve as an incubator for new concepts from the leading minds in the technology space.

 

Rich launched and oversees the ITEXPO Franchise (which is in its 34th installment) – and is constantly adding collocated events by using his creativity and ability to launch synergistic conferences. Various collocated events include: CVx (ChannelVision Expo), MSP Expo, Asterisk World, IDEA Showcase startup event, and, of course, IoT Evolution Expo.

 

Aside from his contributions to the online media world, Rich is an active and engaged philanthropist. He a member of the local JCC, a Board Member of the UCONN Engineering Department, and the engineer behind the future TMC Technology Center at a local Boys & Girls Club.

 

This is all in addition to being an active and involved father and member of the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

 

 

Patricia Moore

President – MooreDesign Associates

 

Patricia Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements. For a period of three years, Dr. Moore traveled throughout the United States and Canada disguised as women more than eighty years of age. Named by ID Magazine as one of The 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers in the world Moore was selected in 2000, by a consortium of news editors and organizations, as one of The 100 Most Important Women in America. Syracuse University selected Moore for a 2012 Honorary Doctorate for serving as a “guiding force for a more humane and livable world, blazing a path for inclusiveness, as a true leader in the movement of Universal Design.” ABC World News featured Moore as one of 50 Americans Defining the New Millennium.

 

 

 

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Amy Goyer

Author, Speaker, Consultant

AARP’s Family and Caregiving Expert

 

Amy Goyer, author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving, is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving. She serves as AARP’s national Family and Caregiving Expert. A recognized media authority, she has provided interviews for all major print/broadcast media outlets, including appearances on The Doctors, Dr. Phil, the Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. Ms. Goyer started her career as a music therapist, and has worked in the field of aging for more than 35 years at the local, state, national and international levels. A passionate champion for family caregivers, Amy has been one her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents and sister. She currently cares for her 93 year-old Dad who has Alzheimer’s disease and lives with her along with his service dog, Mr. Jackson—her partner in caregiving. Learn more about Amy at www.amygoyer.com and view her AARP articles and videos at www.aarp.org/amygoyer