Richard Adler has been a leader in the field of aging and technology for more than a decade. He is principal of People & Technology, a research and consulting firm based in Cupertino, CA. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future, where he is co-leading a major new research project on the future of the Baby Boomers. Mr. Adler has also served as a Senior Advisor to Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based non-profit whose mission is to promote greater involvement of older adults in community service. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Adler was Vice President for Development at SeniorNet, a national non-profit organization that provides adults aged 50 and older with access to computer and telecommunication skills.
Before joining SeniorNet, Mr. Adler was a director at the Institute for the Future, where he headed a research program in new information services. He has taught communications at Stanford and UCLA and was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He serves on several boards and is a member of the Leadership Council of the American Society on Aging’s Business Forum on Aging. Mr. Adler has written and spoken extensively about aging and information technologies, and is currently preparing a report on “Next Generation Media” for the Aspen Institute. He holds a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.