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    Philips Lighting recently brought together leading experts to inspire and engage fellow professionals as part of their speaker program at Light+Building. We’ve captured these insightful talks in a series of videos – so if you couldn’t make it to the show, here’s your chance to catch up on what you missed.


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    Speaker Profiles

    John Gorse, Technical Solutions Manager

    John Gorse, Technical Solutions Manager


    With 25 years experience in Lighting gained in the UK and Internationally, John is a leading industry commentator on matters both technical and commercial. He combines this knowledge in his role as Philips Technical Marketing Manager, covering all areas of Professional and Consumer Lighting Solutions. A Member of the Society of Light and Lighting (MSLL), he is also Chair of the LIA Lamps Technical Committee & sits on the LIA Technical Board, has a place on the Lighting Journal Editorial Board (ILP) and is Chair of Voltimum’s Lighting Experts Panel. He is proud to be a Philips LED ambassador.

    Mike Simpson, Technical & Design Director

    Mike Simpson, Technical & Design Director


    Mike has been in the lighting profession for over 30 years in a variety of technical and design roles. He began his career with Philips in 1977, working in the company's lighting lab after graduating from South Bank University with a BSc Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Mike has worked with the professional institutions in developing lighting guides and codes and presented many papers on lighting technology and its application. He is also leading the development of cross industry guidelines for LED products. Mike is currently a guest lecturer on the MSc in Light and Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture and on the BA in Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup. In 2009-2010 Mike was President of CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers). The professional body is regarded as a standard setter and authority on building services engineering. Prior to this, he had been President of the Institution of Lighting Engineers and President of the Society of Light and Lighting.

    Darren Smith

    Darren Smith, National Key Account Manager – Strategic Design Partnerships Office Healthcare and Education


    With 20 years’ experience gained in the Lighting industry, including roles in Business Development, Product Management and Product Design, Darren is a passionate ambassador for Innovative LED solutions. More recently, Darren has been actively involved in designing and delivering custom solutions for high profile projects, and the integration of new technologies into the market.

    He has recently become a member of the Society of Light and Lighting (MSLL), held a position on the ICEL Technical Committee for 3 years and is a regular speaker at key Industry events.

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