|By Business Wire||
|January 23, 2014 03:02 PM EST||
Sherpa, a new membership club, is tapping into the needs and desires of today’s 77.3 million baby boomers by offering personal concierge services, engaging experiences and more. Boasting a youthful mindset and seeking experiences more than physical things, the boomer generation is not moving into the “retirement phase” quietly like generations before. Sherpa is responding to their unique blend of interests. Based in the greater Los Angeles area, the Sherpa community is growing steadily. In early 2014 Sherpa will be expanding further into the LA Basin as well as the greater Washington, D.C. area, Philadelphia, and Cleveland.
“Today’s boomer generation is on the move,” said Mary McMullin, Executive Vice President of Sherpa. “Our research proves that this age group desires to be relevant, be part of communities and causes, and ultimately want support, ideas, tools, and motivation that connect them to their passions.”
Born between 1946-1964, the youngest boomer turns 50 this year. Whether designated as leading edge (1946-1955) or trailing edge boomer, (1956-1964), this demographic values personal freedom, choice and individual self-expression. In all, boomers embrace values such as personal development, psychological growth, health and wellness and social responsibility, among others. “Retired” is a bit of a misnomer for this group, as many 65-plus people will still be employed due to choice, changes in the retirement age, and the changing economic landscape.
- 44% of boomers plan to take classes or learn something new
- 71% plan to work in retirement
- 54% plan to volunteer
- Boomers spend nearly $230 billion a year in consumer goods with $7 billion spent online
- Approximately $8.4 trillion will be inherited by boomers from their grandparents, parents and others
Parent company Navigage established Sherpa in response to these changing goals and needs of today’s adults. Sherpa provides members access to experiences and personalized services that enhance and simplify life. Navigage is a not-for-profit with over 80 years of experience supporting meaning and purpose.
“Sherpa is for those who are passionate, curious, adventurous, and in pursuit of what’s next,” said William Platt, Chief Executive Officer, Navigage. “Our organization believes in and promotes active and imaginative living – because, regardless of age, there are dreams to fulfill, new careers to start and interests to explore.”
Members have access to Sherpa’s three marquee services – the SherpaGuide, SherpaDiscover and SherpaTools:
- SherpaGuide: A trusted advisor and lifestyle expert who members go to with requests, for inspiration or inquiries about what’s trending. SherpaGuides act as a traditional concierge by helping coordinate, plan and do things to leverage connections and save time. They also get to know each member on a personal level and proactively reach out to members with meaningful and timely choices based on conversations and preferences. By understanding what’s important to members, the SherpaGuide is able to share opportunities and create personalized experiences tailored to their interests and goals.
- SherpaDiscover: Where members find a great mix of all kinds of happenings, events to attend and things to do. Sherpa has developed a calendar that’s filled with something for everyone based on member feedback and what’s trending. SherpaDiscover is a one-stop-shop for all things entertainment, education and empowerment including behind-the-scene events, fun social gatherings, small group workshops, and hands-on classes.
- SherpaTools: The go-to place for information and tools that help make life more productive, manageable and enjoyable. SherpaTools offers access to key service providers who are the best in their field, from financial, legal, tech, wellness, mental health and more. The Sherpa “tool box” will continue to grow as travel services, volunteer opportunities, fitness, and work/life balance and more are added in the coming months.
Sherpa services are available by phone, online or in-person. For more information on Sherpa, visit www.SherpaLife.com or call 888-810-8820.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 20, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 5,443
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
Jan. 20, 2017 05:45 PM EST Reads: 2,085
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Jan. 20, 2017 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,462
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 3,531
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 4,942
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 3,801
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Jan. 20, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 1,070
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 20, 2017 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,641
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,117
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 606
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 3,591
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,729
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,233
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 2,575
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Jan. 20, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 3,186