For the first time at Strategies in Light (Feb. 13–15, 2018; Long Beach, CA), a special opening keynote session will be offered on Tuesday afternoon, prior to the start of the main conference on Wednesday morning. This session will be open to all conference and exhibit attendees, including exhibit-only and LightSpace California registrants. This session, as well as the plenary session on Wednesday morning, will feature high-level speakers offering wide-ranging insights on critical issues facing the LED and lighting industries. In addition, Strategies Unlimited’s director of LED and lighting market research, Philip Smallwood, will present the latest market data and forecasts.
The keynote and plenary speakers and their presentation topics are summarized below.
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Keynote Session — Tuesday, Feb. 13
Guido van Tartwijk, CEO, Tridonic GmbH & Co. Kg
In his keynote address entitled “The Internet of Light: The transformation of lighting continues,” van Tarwijk will discuss how there remains a highly visible barrier to further progress — the risk of a Babylonian confusion in control protocols and interfaces. This confusion is making life complicated for end users and site managers. Van Tartwijk will discuss a set of fundamental principles on which the Internet of Light should be built to minimize this confusion, and illustrate this concept by a variety of applications that transcend the operational technology domain where lighting has been positioned to date, showing a joint way forward for lighting and building and site-management systems.
Michael Pawlyn, director, Exploration Architecture Limited
In his keynote address entitled “Squid, spookfish, and snail shells — Light lessons from biology,” Pawlyn will describe the emerging discipline of biomimicry with particular examples of how light is produced, gathered, and distributed in nature. He will argue that biomimicry is one of the best sources of innovation to address key challenges of the future.
Plenary Session — Wednesday, Feb. 14
Emmanuel Dieppedalle, CEO, General Lighting, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
In his talk, Dieppedalle will discuss how the lighting industry stands at a new dawn where we can realize the full benefits of LED technology beyond just replacing old light sources with new for energy savings. He will tackle both the needs of LED technology for replacement of traditional sources of light and the development of advanced technologies that allow connected luminaires as sources of information display, in real time, for retail, industrial, and other applications.
Fred Maxik, founder and CTO, Lighting Science Group
In his presentation, Maxik will take the audience on a personal journey through the past of LEDs, 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.
Mark McClear, executive vice president, Lighting Division, and president, Americas, Seoul Semiconductor
McClear’s presentation will address the LED supply chain, the changes that it has undergone to deliver increasing performance and decreasing cost, and how the future may not be as linear and stable as the past. His talk will look back on the LED supply chain a few years ago and contrast it with the current state. It will examine supply, the effects of government subsidies and intellectual property, and the impacts, opportunities, and threats that outsourcing and contract manufacturing pose to the LED supply chain.
Adrian Velicescu, CEO, StandardVision
The theme of Velicescu’s presentation will be how to inspire memorable experiences with media and architecture. He will discuss how the use of architecturally-integrated digital media and high-quality narrative lighting can form emotional connections between viewers, brands, artists, and architecture. In addition, he will review case studies of recent developments and explore industry trends.