Laurie Orlov

Laurie Orlov

Laurie Orlov

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker, and eldercare advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and related services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie is a certified long-term care ombudsman in Florida and the author of When Your Parents Need Elder Care: Lessons From The Front Lines.

In her previous career, Laurie spent more than 30 years in the technology industry, including 24 years in IT and nine years as a leading industry analyst at Forrester Research. While there, she was often the first in the industry to identify technology trends and management strategies that have survived the test of time. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia and was one of the 2009 CIO 100 judges. In 1996, Laurie was named to McGraw-Hill/Open Computing’s list of the top 100 women in computing. She is now a featured columnist on Gilbert Guide, and her blog entries are often referenced on numerous sites for seniors. She is one of the judges in the 2009 Silicon Valley Boomer Business Plan Competition and speaks regularly at conferences on the business of technology for boomers and seniors.