Barbara Kreissler is Director of professional lighting in the global Public and Government Affairs department at Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, based in the Netherlands. She is responsible for global strategic outreach and stakeholder management of public-private partnerships with a focus on energy, climate change and smart city programs. As such she enables and facilitate the transition of cities, states and regions to energy efficient, sustainable LED lighting solutions and IOT-enabled lighting systems and services.
Prior Barbara worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria, where she held a variety of global positions ranging from Head of Business Partnerships Group to external relations to project management. In her most recent role, Barbara positioned UNIDO to foster private sector collaboration and to upscale the organization’s private sector portfolio. Barbara started her professional career as project manager at Deloitte in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University, United States.
Eric Woods is a research director leading Navigant Research’s coverage of smart cities. In this role, he brings together his research experience across the energy, mobility, buildings, and government technology sectors as well as authoring a series of ground-breaking research reports on the smart cites market.
Dr. Woods has led several major smart city consultancy projects with cities, suppliers, and utilities. He has over 24 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, data analytics, knowledge management, public sector IT, and cleantech innovation. He is frequent speaker at industry conferences and is quoted regularly in major publications. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies.
The evolution of smart street lighting in cities is creating a new playing field for suppliers. To succeed, larger and more technically complex projects need a supplier to take a leading role. Understanding the playing field is therefore critical. Navigant and other leading research organizations are continuously assessing and indexing suppliers to assist municipalities in implementing successful smart street lighting solutions. Join this webinar with Navigant and Signify to understand more.
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