Eric Kihlstrom - Disruption Summit Europe

Eric Kihlstrom

UK Ambassador to Aging2.0

Eric is the UK Ambassador to Aging2.0, a global innovation network supporting innovators taking on the greatest challenges and opportunities in ageing.

Prior to this role, he helped to launch the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Healthy Ageing as the Interim Director.  He was responsible for scoping the challenge and facilitating collaborations with industry, Government, 3rd sector and academia to unlock opportunities deriving from the UK and global demographic shift.  The Healthy Ageing Challenge Fund is a £98 million fund to invest in innovations enabling  people to live better for longer.

Eric is an established innovation, product development professional with experience in large corporations like General Electric and KPMG as well as disruptive new startups.  Select past experience includes being a part of a pioneering team at Teleport Communications Group (now AT&T Local) in the early nineties to create the US competitive local exchange carrier telecoms industry.

More recently, he was head of European Strategy for Mobiquity, a global digital transformation agency that helped to deliver health solutions that required a doctor’s prescription and are clinically proven to outperform medication.