Susan Ayers Walker

Susan has over 35 years experience in emerging technologies encompassing semiconductors, hardware and software design and applications development.

Susan is starting a new company called SmartSilvers Alliance . The goal of SmartSilvers is to "leverage technologies which foster active aging"TM. Our mission is to promote awareness, development and deployment of innovative, consumer friendly products and technology-leveraged services which cater to the unique needs of our expanding senior population, providing independence, mobility and quality of lifestyle within safe, comfortable and familiar home environments.

Susan is also an active board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum. The MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. was formed in 1978 to support the missions of the MIT Alumni Association and of MIT itself by building connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Enterprise Forum produces a series of educational programs about entrepreneurship through a network of 23 worldwide chapters and through programs such as the Global Broadcast Series, which is available for viewing live via satellite at a variety of locations. MIT Alumni, students, parents and non-alumni technology entrepreneurs are invited to participate in Forum activities. Susan has recently retired as Chairman of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB). The VLAB is one of the global chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum.  

Susan organizes and directs the CEO Pitches at the AlwaysOn Innovation Summits at Stanford University which highlights the business models of over 35 of the hottest private technology companies and is involved in the business Plan competition for the Boomer Business Summit as a screening judge.

Susan Ayers-Walker holds a BSEE from Northeastern University, and a MSCS from Rutgers. She is an experienced freelance writer.


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