Vice President Strategic Alliance
Creating a more sustainable world, aiming for carbon neutral continents and a safer and healthier environment has been my key passion over the past 20 years. For me, wireless solutions for the smart home, smart buildings and smart spaces play an integral part in reaching this goal. They help make our buildings, and hence our world, a better place not only for us but also for next generations.
After having graduated in Physics at Edinburgh University, Scotland, I have worked in various engineering and management positions across Europe and the USA since the 1980s, pioneering in new technologies such as NFC, GSM, Z-Wave, Zigbee and EnOcean. As working in partnerships is very important to me, I founded the EnOcean Alliance in 2008 to further develop and promote sustainable buildings around the globe. The EnOcean Alliance is a non-profit standardization organization which has created the international wireless standard for ultra-low power/energy harvesting-based solutions.
I’m proud that we have grown to 400 member companies with 5000 different interoperable products and have already equipped over 1 million buildings with our devices. Today, this complete EnOcean eco-system enables interoperable IoT solutions for our smart homes, smart buildings and smart spaces which are environmentally friendly, cost-effective, safe and healthy.