Joe Costello has been a high tech executive and CEO for the last 28 years. He became the CEO of Cadence Designen Systems in 1987 and worked with the company from its inception until it became the largest electronic design automation (EDA) company in the world, with over a billion dollars in annual revenue. Costello was named the top CEO in America in 1997 by Chief Executive Magazine. In recognition of his service to the EDA industry, he was awarded the Phil Kaufman award in 2004, the highest accolade in the EDA industry. Costello has also served as a board member of dozens of companies including Oracle, Macromedia, Clarify and Mercury Interactive as well as numerous private companies.
Designed to change everything, Enlighted provides the world’s most advanced digital sensor and analytics platform for smarter buildings to Fortune 500 companies around the globe.
Enlighted was founded in 2009 and has received venture funding from Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
Jonathan Erland commenced his professional training in the entertainment industry in 1954, studying theatre at the Central School (where fellow students included Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench) and film at the London Film School. His eclectic backgrounds merged harmoniously when his industrial design knowledge made him a perfect fit for Industrial Light and Magic, the group formed by John Dykstra, ASC, to create the visual effects for the 1977 film, Star Wars. He continued his association with Dykstra, serving as Director of Research and Development for Apogee Productions. In 1984 Erland was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and in 1995, as Chairman of the Visual Effects Award Steering Committee. He was a founding member of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Committee, as well as the Academy Science and Technology Council, where he served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Research Committee and the Solid State Light Subcommittee. For the Council, he has appeared in a number of public programs such as,"Movie Magic" where he presented the pre-cinema segment, "Minwa-Za Company of Tokyo" a program on Japanese shadow puppetry, "Illuminating the Future: the Arrival of Solid State Lighting" from which his presentation of "The Science of Colour" can be seen on the Academy website. In 2011, at NAB and also CineGear he presented, "Chromatic Chaos: Implications of Newly Introduced Forms of Stagelight." a study of solid state lighting, which was also presented for the ASC-sponsored International Cinematographers Symposium, chaired by President Michael Goi, ASC. Erland's latest endeavor is the non-profit Pickfair Institute for Cinematic Studies which conducts research and produces educational materials and lectures on various aspects of the history, technology and advancement of cinema.
Falk Meissner serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Lumileds, leading the corporate strategy function, the development of new business fields, and M&A activities. He brings extensive leadership experience in strategy and operational roles. Prior to joining Lumileds, Dr. Meissner served the semiconductor and high-tech industry as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.
A native of Germany, Dr. Meissner holds a Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. After graduating, he performed several years of Physics research in the Nuclear Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Jed Dorsheimer currently serves as the Vice President of Commercial Office Vertical for Acuity Brands. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Equity Research Display and Lighting at Canaccord Genuity. By leveraging his knowledge of compound semiconductors and device physics, Jed has differentiated his research from the Street by identifying emerging trends such as Solid State Lighting. Through bottom-up analysis and tireless market diligence, Jed has built a franchise known for fundamental research and credited with identifying key companies that show the greatest promise of maintaining or disrupting incumbent technologies. Jed is credited with authoring some of the leading research in the sector, co-chairing and presenting at several leading events around the world. In 2014, Lux Magazine ranked Jed the 5th most influential person in the Lighting Industry. Jed has served as advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative and has consulted with most of the industry's leading companies. The Wall Street Journal ranked Jed #1 for stock picking performance in 2011 (Electronics and Electrical Equipment), following his #2 performance for 2009.