Value of Senior Entrepreneurship and the Older Workforce Highlighted at the WSIS Global World Summit

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020, the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community, presents a first-ever Summit session focused on The Value of the Older Workforce: The Emergence of Senior Entrepreneurship and the Multi-Generational Workplace.   The impetus for this session is a recognition that today’s older workers face more challenges, and can explore more opportunities than ever — and that digital technology is at the center of transforming the future of work for older adults.


In this session, experts from around the world explore the growing interest in entrepreneurship after retirement and related questions:  Do people really want to retire? How are their contributions to a multigenerational workforce being valued? And is entrepreneurship a realistic option for today’s older workers?

Program speakers are:

Mary J. Cronin, PhD, Research Professor at Boston College, President of 4QCatalyst, LLC, and a Board Member of Encore Boston Network ( ), and the Steering Committee of Founders Over 55 (,

Mike Mansfield  of Aegon, Jeff Schwartz  of Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Han van Doorn, founder of the age-focused start-up Are You Okay Today? 

The live event, organized by the Global Coalition on Aging, takes place on Wednesday 12 August 2020 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM (Eastern Daylight Time).  For more information and to register (free of charge) before August 12, 2020, please visit: