John Baekelmans is vice-president of imec’s IoT and Connected Health Solutions Group & managing director at imec the Netherlands. Imec in the Netherlands develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensing solutions, innovative connected health solutions and flexible electronics in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories.

John obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and is a former Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). Before imec, John spent 21 years at Cisco where he held various global leadership positions within Engineering, Services and the M&A departments and has authored numerous US and European patents. John was also the co-founder of a Belgian residential solutions startup called Fifthplay. Before Cisco, John designed, implemented and operated large PBX-networks at Siemens.

IoT research for a smarter planet

In this presentation, John Baekelmans will give an overview of the latest IoT innovations. What is the research behind them and what might their impact be on our planet?

Smart Living


09:30 – 10:00