Speaker "Hicham Sabir" Details Back



Open Innovation in the age of Data analytics and Machine Learning


While the pace of innovation has never been faster than today, it will also never be slower. To deal with the speed of this change, the role of a company’s partner ecosystem is changing to become a crucial tool to face these multiple disruptions. In this session, we will dive into how infrastructure will play a key role in the mass deployment of the Internet of Things and services built on top of it.


Hicham is the Open Innovation Leader in North America for Philips Lighting. After working in Philips Lighting’s R&D teams to drive the LED transformation, he lead a Philips venture and set up an internal incubator on energy access. Hicham moved to San Francisco to accelerate Philips Lighting’s digital transformation into IoT and services and build a partner ecosystem of startups and accelerators in North America. He holds an Engineering Degree from France and a MSc in Applied Physics from Sweden.