Lilian Myers leads IBM’s Global Ageing Initiative. In that role she helps governments, industries, and companies around the world, as they seek to develop products and tech-enabled services for consumers in the new ‘longevity economy’.  Lilian joined IBM from 25 years as a startup founder and executive with companies focused on health and commerce.  Her tech career started at Microsoft where she pioneered its solution provider partner network.  She left Microsoft to found one of the earliest electronic medical record startups later sold to Siemens. In subsequent founder and executive roles Lilian has led product, marketing, strategy, and internationalization, helped raise hundreds of millions in venture and strategic capital, and patented consumer technologies for health in companies acquired by Aetna, Google. She’s also consulted to companies such as Microsoft on M&A, and operated the Venture Lab at the University of Central Florida, part of Orlando’s tech community where she continues to serve as an mentor and investor. Lilian’s passion for technology as a means to solve for human needs brought her to IBM where the intersection of cognitive technology with mobile, social, and cloud, provide a platform for boundless innovation to benefit people. As a caregiver and a part of the longevity economy herself, she considers her role at IBM fulfillment of her life’s purpose.