Ad van Berlo, Manager R&D of Smart Homes,is both mechanical engineer and psycho gerontologist. He has a Ph.D. in biomedical technology. He worked in industry in R & D and marketing up to 1991, in the field of biomedical technology. In 1991 he returned to the Eindhoven University of Technology as lecturer in the new area of technology and ageing. In 1993 he built a first smart home demonstration house, which also served as "test lab” for further research. From 1993 up to present time he has worked in several research project in the area of smart houses, smart living, telecare, telemonitoring and energy saving.
Chloe Feinberg, Health Knowledge Manager, Ashoka | Changemakers
Based in Amsterdam, NL, Chloe leads efforts to analyze health innovations from around the world sourced through Changmakers’ open source competition platform changemakers.com. Prior to working with Changemakers, Chloe was part of Ashoka's Health for All program. Health for All incubated the social enterprise Healthpoint Services (winner of 2011 Sankalp award, 2011 Tech Museum Laureate, and 2011 Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge). She was responsible for testing and evaluating telemedince and low-cost diagnostic tools, trained village health workers in India on mobile diagnostics, and built partnerships between technologists, social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and investors. Chloe evaluated new launch sites for Healthpoint Services in Mexico and the Philippines as part of Ashoka’s rapid piloting plan. Prior to joining Ashoka, Chloe worked at the Center for International Science and Technology Advancement at CUBRC and focused on health-related S&T capacity building in Russia and the CIS. Chloe has an MA in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has evaluated microfinance programs in Azerbaijan and user acceptance of mobile health applications in Kenya.
Dr. Karen K. Lee, Deputy Director, City of New York Bureau of Disease Prevention, USA
Dr. Karen K. Lee, MD, MHSc, FRCPC currently heads the Built Environment Program at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Lee is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the University of Alberta School of Public Health, a WHO Collaborating Center for Non-Communicable Disease Policy.
Dr. Lee is lead for the NYC Health Department in its work with the NYC Departments of Design + Construction, Transportation and City Planning in the development of the Active Design Guidelines, published in January 2010 and named in 4 recent national awards including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Smart Growth Achievement Award for Overall Excellence, the 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research Translating Research to Policy Award, the 2011 Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Grand Prize, and the 2011 American Institute of Architects Collaborative Achievement Award. Dr. Lee and her staff work closely with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in NY in the planning of the annual NYC Fit City conferences initiated in 2006. She currently leads the NYC Health Department’s efforts to implement the Active Design Guidelines through trainings, outreach and city policy efforts, in partnership with other city agencies in NYC. Dr. Lee’s program also provides support to the Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) tax and zoning incentive initiative to promote supermarket development in underserved neighborhoods in NYC.
This year, with federal stimulus funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, Dr. Lee is working with AIANY and AIA National to organize 3 Fit Nation Conferences in Washington DC, New Orleans and NYC, and to provide training and technical assistance to 14 other U.S. communities on built environment, physical activity and obesity issues. Before coming to NYC, she was with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Elke den Ouden, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Elke den Ouden is part-time full professor at the department of Industrial Design of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focuses on designing meaningful innovations that create value for people, organizations and society. She is actively involved in the Intelligent Lighting Institute and specifically looks at the design of ecosystems, bringing together private and public stakeholders for intelligent lighting solutions. Next to her role at the university she is also senior consultant at Philips Innovation Services where she supports Philips business units and other companies with the improvement of their innovation processes.
Ellen de Vries, Het Lux Lab, Netherlands
Jan Reitsma, Director, Stichting Sensor City
Josep Maria Serra, Santa&Cole
Lorna Goulden, Creative Director, Philipps Design
Lorna Goulden is a Lead Creative Director at Philips Design responsible for innovation and strategic projects for external clients. She graduated from Sheffield University (BEd hons Design and Technology 1992) and the Royal College of Art in London (MA Interaction Design 1994) where she used RFID as part of her investigations to develop more natural relationships between hardware and software interfaces. Since joining Philips Design's Interaction Design team in Eindhoven in 1996 she has worked closely with Philips Research and Business groups in both Europe, Asia and the US on interaction concepts and new product development. In 1999 she set up and managed a reformed interactive design team developing an Experience Design approach that has evolved into being widely employed by Philips Design today. In addition to her work at Philips Lorna is also on the steering committee of the Virtueel Platform in Amsterdam and a member of the board of the 'Culture for microCredit' foundation.
Marjon Meijs, Senior policy officer on well-being, The City of Eindhoven
Marjon Meijs studied economy and sociology. In the last years she worked as a researcher and projectleader on several social issues. Since 2011 Marjon worked on the municipality of Eindhoven as policy officer in the field of well-being. She is connected on several projects on 'smart care', ict and innovation.
Motoo Kusakabe, Open City Foundation, UK
Motoo Kusakabe is the founder and president of Open City Foundation (London, U.K.) which supports the enhancement of governance of local governments in developing and developed countries using the Open City Portal, as a tool to share knowledge. He developed the OCP as one of the advanced knowledge management system for local governments, which supports participatory urban & regional development strategies.
Before he established the Foundation in March 2009, he worked for the World Bank as the Vice- President for Resource Mobilization and Co-financing for 6 years, and the senior counsellor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for four years. In both organizations, he was instrumental in drumming up support for the ICT and Development, and community-driven initiatives and promoted partnership with NGOs and foundations.He has a more than 25 year career in the Ministry of Finance, Japanese Government, during that time he served as Deputy Commissioner of the National Tax Agency, Deputy Director General of the Banking Bureau, Chief Economist in the Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policies.
He is a Visiting professor of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Oita, Japan), a Senior Enterprise Fellow, Essex University, Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance of ICT for Development (United Nations, NY), and Deputy Chair of the Development Gateway (Washington, DC).
He has a B.A and M.A. in Mathematics at the University of Tokyo, and MPhil & PhD candidate in economics at Yale University, USA, and visiting fellow of the Stanford University in 2003.
Rama Gheeraw, Helen Hamlyn Centre, UK
Rama Gheerawo, Deputy Director Helen Hamlyn Centre leads a team of design researchers on the Centre’s Research Associate Programme working closely with business partners on applied inclusive design research projects. Central to this is explaining the business benefits of inclusive design and the creation of management models to incubate the inclusive design process in industry.
Current projects: Rama leads the Centre’s programme, which teams up recent design graduates of the Royal College of Art with industry partners to work on year-long inclusive design research projects. Work focuses on knowledge transfer to business and ranges across the Centre’s themes from healthcare to workplace to technology - a growing research strand within the programme - and independent living. Recent partners have included Nokia, Research in Motion, Toyota, Levi Strauss, B&Q, Orange and GlaxoSmithKline.
Rama has experience in the creative industry and has worked in the automotive, product design, multimedia design and design engineering sectors. He writes, publishes, lectures and curates exhibitions worldwide on inclusive design to audiences that include students, academics, designers, industry and government. He has been a member of judging panels looking at socially centred design, most recently for D&AD in the UK. Rama sits on the Approval Committee for Engage, the business network for Help the Aged and is an invited member of the Inclusion by Design Group for CABE, the UK government’s advisory group on architecture, urban and public space. He is also the UK Director and representative for EIDD, a European-wide Design for All network. His first degree was a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and his second degree was an MA in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art.
Ruud Hoosemans, Programme manager, Fhealinc
Ruud Hoosemans is working as programme manager for the Fhealinc initiative. Starting innovation focussing on Food & Health
More information:www.Fhealinc.nl. Further he also works as consultant in Knowledge & Innovation initiatives and dealing with (chain) information exchange initiatives.
"Living lab at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital"
Fhealinc is an initiative to support and stimulate business and educational institutes to initiate new ideas, services and products in the area of Food & Health. Medical specialists, food and nutrition experts, advisors to the agricultural sector and businesspeople will share ideas, combine them and develop new projects and products that can be handed over to new business initiatives.
An important facility of Fhealinc is the ‘Living Lab’, which is being realized in the Jeroen Bosch Hospital. Medical-, Food & Nutrition specialists can research in cooperation with educational and research institutes in the living lab.
The session ‘Living lab at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital’ shows you how the living lab was developed and how it’s used nowadays.
Fhealinc is an initiative to support and stimulate business and educational institutes to initiate new ideas, services and products in the area of Food & Health. Fhealinc began because 4 neighbour institutions ( AVANS, HAS Den Bosch, ZLTO and the JBZ Hospital discovered that they have more in common than apparently meets the eye at a first glance. Medical specialists, food and nutrition experts, advisors to the agricultural sector and businesspeople will share ideas, combine them and develop new projects and products that can be handed over to new business initiatives.
Sascha Haselmayer, General Director, Living Labs Global
Sascha Haselmayer is an expert in the field of knowledge and innovation intensive urbanism in international environments. Trained at the Architectural Association in London, Haselmayer has worked on a wide range of design & strategy intensive urban and socio-economic development projects across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa for non-governmental, public and private organisations. He is co-founder of Interlace-Invent, a research-based consultancy and services company working with leading global cities such as Barcelona and Shanghai, Universities such as ESADE, international organisations such as the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers and companies such as HP. In 2003 he co-founded Living Labs Global and acts as General Director of this international non-profit association, and in 2011 co-founded Citymart.com a professional market place and community for innovations in cities.
In 2010 he co-authored “Connected Cities: Your 256 Billion Euro Dividend” published by the Royal College of Art & Design and Editions UB (Spanish Edition). In 2011 he co-authored “Navigate Change: How new approaches to public procurement will create new markets” published by the EU and ACC1O. In 2011 he was selected as an Ashoka Fellow and the Ashoka Globalizer programme in recognition and support of his efforts as a social entrepreneur and innovator.