Building the LiFi Ecosystem

presentation by Musa Unmehopa, Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances for LiFi at Signify

There are many exciting LiFi innovations taking place and there is a lot of important LiFi research going on. But as we continue to push the boundaries of what is technologically possible, it is important to realize that the current generation of LiFi technology is mature enough to build the first commercial products.

What we need to do now is grow the market. For this, it is essential to create a healthy ecosystem where all players in the value chain are represented and can thrive. This presentation will highlight the key activities in the industry to build this ecosystem, including market education, standardization, interoperability testing and certification, as well as policy and regulations.

Musa Unmehopa is Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances for the LiFi Business Unit of Signify. Prior to joining Signify and Philips Lighting in 2013, he worked for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and Alcatel-Lucent. Musa has held executive leadership roles in various standards bodies, trade organizations and industry consortia. His publications include two books, numerous papers in technical journals and conferences, as well as several patents. Musa received a BSc. and MSc. degree in computer science from Twente University and MBA degrees from TIAS Business School and University of Bradford School of Management.

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers, as well as lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Trulifi by Signify is our new range of LiFi systems providing two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light.

Musa Unmehopa will be speaking at the 2021 edition of the Li-Fi Conference.

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