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Nicola Palmarini is a researcher, teacher, writer and TEDx speaker who is focused on exploring the impact of technologies and their application in the society at scale, and in the life of aging population and persons with disabilities.

His primary field of research is within aging-related scenarios where personal dignity, human needs, business processes optimization and technology converge. In details his age-related areas of research are AI for healthy aging; loneliness as an accelerator of physical and cognitive diseases; ageism; and women and workplace. 

Palmarini has been a solution architect for aging in place & ambient assisted living solutions, part of the team for the 2016 Aging data-driven insights, and led the first-of-a-kind IBM project for the Aging Population in the city of Bolzano (Italy) in 2011.

He is Adjunct Professor in Social Communications at the Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. The work of his team has been awarded with the Computer Honors Award and the Disability Matters - Market Place Award. His principal domains of interest are: Aging Population behavior, Gerontology and Longevity studies, Social data, Social Communication, Cognitive Data, Social impact of technology on human behavior, Internet of the Caring Things, Co-working and Collaboration, Inclusion and the Gender gap.

He is the member of:

  • Board member of International Scientific Advisory Committee at McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)
  • Board member of GIMI (Global Management Innovation Institute)
  • The Gerontological Society of America;
  • Gerontechnology
  • Women in Technology (WIT)
  • Women in Technology International (WITI)
  • The Scientific Board of Political Sciences and International Relations at Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication & Society at the UoW in Seattle. 

Today he works and lives in Boston.

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