The Internet of Things is hardly about technology: How it impacts society, business and professionsKees van der Klauw
While the Internet of Things is enabled by technological advancements in computing, communications and data storage, the success of its applications will largely depend on non-technical matters. Acceptance of use-cases by end users, trust in systems and organisations and redistribution of value in changing business models are just a few examples. Increasingly those aspects become important design factors in the architecture of IoT.
What does that mean for professionals in information technology in the future?
Kees van der Klauw graduated from the department of Electronics Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and received a Ph.D. in the area of semiconductor devices (CCD’s) in 1987. He joined Philips Research where he worked several years on the design and characterization of CMOS devices and processes. In 1992 he moved to Philips’ Flat Panel Displays where he held positions in project management, engineering-, operations- and general management of Philips LCD activities and was involved in the establishment of Philips’ LCD joint ventures in Japan and Korea. In 1999, he joined Philips Consumer Electronics and became the development manager for High-End TV in Bruges, Belgium. From 2003 he was in charge of worldwide platform development for Philips Television and in 2005 became CTO of Philips Television, Monitors and Professional Display Business. Kees joined Philips Lighting in 2009, where he was the Chief Architect and the R&D Manager for Professional Lighting Solutions. From October 2013, he has been the Head of the Research for Philips Lighting and he played a key role in the split of corporate Philips Innovation in a Healthcare and Lighting Company.
Starting in 2018, Kees has created the independent Innovation Consultancy and Interim Management Company, InnoAdds.
Since 2015 Kees has been involved in the establishment of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and he is currently the first elected chairman of this registered Association, driving IoT innovation in Europe.