Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
Executive Strategist - Aging Innovation
Aging2.0/Nexus Insights
Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah designs spaces, experiences and communities with a focus on inclusivity. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. Sarah applies human-centered design principles to all of her work. She serves as the Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0 and a principal consultant in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation. She most recently led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings - a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES. Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity, human-centered design and aging innovations.

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January 21
1:00 pm1:30 pm

How can retail and tech companies find the best talent while keeping equity and diversity a priority? What is human-centered design and how does it affect people of color? In this discussion, leaders will talk about the women leading in retail tech, techniques for finding the best talent from recruitment to partnerships, and how companies can change their design processes to build more… Read more