Laurie Orlov
Founder, Aging in Place Technology Watch; Writer, Speaker and Elder Care Advocate

Laurie Orlov –

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch — market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.

In her previous career, Laurie spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors.  She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary have been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management.

Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, where she was profiled as well. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester.

Laurie has provided testimony about technology at a 2015 Senate Aging Committee hearing, consulted frequently to AARP, and served on the Think Tank for The Philips Center for Health and Well-Being. Advisory clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Healthcare, CDW, Bose, Cox Communications, Yahoo, and Philips. She was one of the judges for the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit in 2016 and a 2016 Stanford Longevity design challenge. She has published research sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and AARP, among others. Her latest reports were Tech-Enabled Home Care 2017 published in January and a 2017 Update Market Overview Technology for Aging in Place.