MiniTrends 2012 Conference Speaker – Wayne Caswell
Founder & Senior Editor, Modern Health Talk, LLC; Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Sleep; Founder & Principal Consultant, CAZATech Consulting*
Wayne Caswell is an IBM-trained technologist, marketing strategist, consumer advocate and founder of Modern Health Talk, LLC. He writes, speaks and consults about tech solutions for safe & healthy living at home, to help seniors age-in-place as long as possible and to avoid the high costs of assisted living and nursing homes.
Most recently, Wayne has added Chief Operating Officer at Intelligent Sleep to his activities. Intelligent Sleep personalizes solutions for sleep wellness & brain fitness and plans to scale nationally online and through license & franchise relationships. The company addressed the emerging sleep wellness opportunity by automating the assessment and personal coaching process to prioritize solutions from a wide range of product offerings and nutritional, neurosensory, and behavioral programs. Check out his excellent article “101 MiniTrends in Health Care – Trends, Drivers, and MiniTrends You Need to Know About.”
As a technologist, futurist and marketer with IBM, Dell, Siemens and his own consulting firm, Wayne knows the positive effect digital technologies can have on society and the challenges of adopting them. He introduced IBM to the Digital Home market before retiring after 30 years when the company got out of consumer markets.
After IBM, Wayne established CAZITech Consulting, held leadership roles in industry groups developing Wireless and Home Gateway standards, volunteered with the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee, successfully lobbied the Texas legislature to protect the rights of municipalities to install public Wi-Fi networks, co-founded a nonprofit consumer advocacy to enact new consumer protection laws and abolish an abusive state agency, and founded Modern Health Talk.
Wayne is a long-time advocate for BIG Broadband and fiber-to-the-home, because of its role in telemedicine, telework, distance learning, e-commerce, and e-government. His story of what led him to become a social entrepreneur and the role of “MiniTrends” can be found at http://www.mhealthtalk.com/2011/05/were-you-there-a-history-of-tech-innovation/#mystory.
*Bio Updated 8/28/2014