PLENARY SESSIONS
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

PLENARY SESSION 1

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
LED Lighting Market Review and Forecast
Philip Smallwood, Director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited

Philip Smallwood, Director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited
Philip Smallwood is the Research Director for the LEDs and Lighting Group at Strategies Unlimited, where he oversees the creation and completion of the group’s market research reports and is the author of several of the groups worldwide lighting reports. He has been invited to speak at several lighting and LED events in the US and Europe and was quoted in several international periodicals, including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Strategies Unlimited, he was the lead lighting analyst at IHS and author of the 2011 and 2012 Lighting reports. He conducted extensive research on the global lamp and luminaire markets with a particular interest in the effect LEDs are having on incumbent technologies.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
LEDs Beyond Light Sources: Enabling Luminaires as Communication Devices
Emmanuel Dieppedalle, CEO, General Lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH

In the two decades since the introduction of the first white LEDs the industry has focused on replacing the traditional vacuum tube lighting technologies of incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and HID with LED light sources. The main drivers have been energy efficiency, long life and the enablement of dynamic lighting (color changing, CCT tuning, etc.). Now the industry stands at a new dawn where we can realize the full benefits of solid state LED technology beyond just replacing old light sources with new for energy savings. In this keynote we will discuss both the needs of LED technology for replacement of traditional sources of light, but also the development of advanced technologies which allow connected luminaires as sources of information display, and real time, for retail, industrial and other applications.

Emmanuel Dieppedalle, CEO, General Lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
Emmanuel Dieppedalle is CEO of the General Lighting division of Osram Opto Semiconductors (Osram OS) GmbH (Regensburg, Germany).  Based in Penang, Malaysia, Dieppedalle is responsible for product development, R&D, production, sales & marketing, and general management of Osram OS’ lighting group. Dieppedalle joined Osram in September 2016. Dieppedalle has held a variety of positions in sales, marketing and general management throughout his career, leading multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams in Europe, Asia and North America.  Before coming to Osram, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Global LED Products at Lumileds. Dieppedalle spent 12 years with NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), gaining experience in Semiconductors for telecommunications, consumer and commodity markets, culminating in a four-year post as Vice President / GM of the Logic Semiconductors product division. Dieppedalle spent 8 years with Philips Electronics in sales and marketing gaining experience in Consumer products, culminating in a two years post as General Manager of the Nafta Cable set-top boxes division. Dieppedalle earned his Master’s in Computer Engineering from École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon (Lyon, France) and later his MBA in International Business from MBA International CECE de Marseille  (Marseille, France).

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9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Fred Maxik, Founder and CTO, Lighting Science Group

The first light emitting diodes appeared almost 50 years ago, but their use was originally restricted to indicator lights in electronic equipment, due to their cost and availability.  Much has changed for LEDs since they first appeared, and as a pioneer in the industry, Fred Maxik has been a key player for the last several decades witnessing and playing a role in steering the path of LEDs from a highly specialized technology to a household commodity.  Through changes in the supply chain, costs, applications and availability within the industry's lifespan, Mr. Maxik has had a vision of what the capability of spectral engineering with LED technology could do, and he has championed for the expanded use of light in fields outside of illumination, including health and well-being.  Light is now being studied and analyzed within the health field, and LEDs, as a digital technology, have the capability to offer more than was ever imagined half a century ago.  Fred Maxik will take you on a personal journey through the past of light emitting diodes, mixing some of his own experiences working with LEDs into the conversation, while offering insights into where he thinks the field is going, what it is capable of, and how we get there.

Fred Maxik, Founder and CTO, Lighting Science Group
Fred Maxik is one of the world’s foremost experts in Solid State Lighting. He is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Lighting Science Group, the premier developer and manufacturer of ground-breaking HealthE™ LED bulbs and lighting systems. He has over 25 years of experience designing environmentally friendly technologies. He is the principal inventor on more than 175 patents in the United States, and many more worldwide, and he has published several papers on light and its interaction with biological systems. His current project interests include biological lighting, off-grid lighting infrastructure and expanding sensing capabilities of lighting solutions.

Mr. Maxik speaks regularly on the future of light and sustainability at global strategy and technology conferences, universities, as well as the United Nations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bard College, and has been awarded the Champion for Change Award (White House, U.S.), A Congressional Medal of Merit (Congress, U.S.), the NASA Group Achievement Award, Friends of the Phelophepa Award, given by Desmond Tutu and the John and Samuel Bard Award in Science and Medicine. His extensive knowledge on the biological effects of light earned a research grant through the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program for Alertness, Safety and Productivity. His first book, The Meaning of Light, was published in 2011.

PLENARY SESSION 2

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Strategies Unlimited’s Annual Global LED Market Update
Philip Smallwood, Director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited

Philip SmallwoodDirector of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited
Philip Smallwood is the Research Director for the LEDs and Lighting Group at Strategies Unlimited, where he oversees the creation and completion of the group’s market research reports and is the author of several of the groups worldwide lighting reports. He has been invited to speak at several lighting and LED events in the US and Europe and was quoted in several international periodicals, including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Strategies Unlimited, he was the lead lighting analyst at IHS and author of the 2011 and 2012 Lighting reports. He conducted extensive research on the global lamp and luminaire markets with a particular interest in the effect LEDs are having on incumbent technologies.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Mark McClear, Executive Vice President, President North and South American, Seoul Semiconductor