The purpose of this site is to create an online community that connects people with the assistive technologies and services that enable home healthcare and aging in place, with the aim of improving their quality of life and lowering their healthcare costs.
A passion of mine is “Universal Design,” so products can serve both special needs and mainstream needs. Another passion is “Universal Adoption of BIG Broadband,” and a related vision is “Consumers with Easy access to services and service providers with Equal access to consumers.”
As a technologist, futurist and marketer with IBM, Dell, Siemens and my own consulting firm, I know the positive effect digital technologies can have on society and the challenges of adopting them. I started my 40 year career as an IBM punch card and computer operations before moving through applications and systems programming and systems engineering. When I helped launch the IBM PC, my focus shifted from enterprise technology solutions to consumer marketing, planning and strategy.
I introduced IBM to the emerging Digital Home market in the early 1990’s, promoted a unified Home Systems strategy, influenced OS/2® & HomeDirector™ product development, helped pioneer the Residential Gateway concept and RG standards, and served as the Marketing Chairman of a home networking standards initiative that converged wireless voice, data and entertainment networks.
After retiring from IBM, I founded CAZITech Consulting, co-founded Homeowners of Texas, a nonprofit consumer advocacy, and most recently founded HabiTalk. My full BIO is at http://waynecaswell.com/bio2.htm.
We’ll soon post this to the About page and invite you to comment on our mission and vision. As a test, this text is cut and pasted from Microsoft Word to see how WordPress handles the formatting.