Dr Kars-Michiel H Lenssen, Director /Principal Scientist
Philips Lighting Research
• Lighting is everywhere; enabled by connectivity it can deliver ever greater value beyond illumination, including a backbone for IoT.
• LED lighting is expected to be among the first & leading carriers of IoT.
• Light surrounding us is more than the opposite of dark: it allows us to see, enables to experience the environment, regulates our circadian rhythm, influences mental functioning.
Speaker Biography (Kars-Michiel H Lenssen)
Kars-Michiel Lenssen is a Director and Principal Scientist at Signify Research in the Netherlands, leading projects on a.o. smart homes, with an emphasis on Human Centric Lighting and the IoT. He received his M.Sc. degree in applied physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1989. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology and joined Philips Research as a Senior Scientist. In the period 2002-2003, he worked as a Philips assignee in Arizona in the framework of the Motorola-Philips-STMicroelectronics alliance. Kars-Michiel coordinated various international cooperation projects with other companies & universities and has been Activity Leader of the European EIT Digital projects ALIGRE and BrightAgeing. He holds 30+ granted U.S. patents and is (co-) inventor on over 40 patent applications; he (co-) authored over 30 papers in international scientific journals. He also works as an evaluator of research projects for the European Commission and as an Expert for the Skolkovo Foundation.
Company Profile (Philips Lighting)
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Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company, is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. In 2015, we had sales of EUR 7.4 billion and employed 33,000 people worldwide. News from Philips Lighting is located at www.philips.com/newscenter