Liat Ben-Zur is senior vice president of Connected Digital Platforms and Propositions at Royal
Philips where she is responsible for driving connected solutions across Philips, from consumer goods to healthcare services and medical devices. Her aim is to deliver meaningful digital innovation via connected propositions and services across the Healthtech continuum. Liat helps Philips define the future at the intersection of wireless, mobile and healthcare. Named by Fierce Wireless as one of only seven “Rising Stars of Wireless in 2014,” Liat believes that the future success of the ‘Internet of Things’ actually revolves around the consumer being the hero, not the technology.
Prior to her current role, Liat was Chairwoman and co-founder of the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry consortium driving an open-source language for “Internet of Things,” which eventually became the largest, global open source IoT alliance. Liat also led Qualcomm’s IoT software strategy and AllJoyn business as senior director, Product Management. Before driving AllSeen and AllJoyn, Liat Ben-Zur built and led Qualcomm’s Developer Ecosystem team and helped bridge the gap between the strongest semiconductor player in wireless with the growing influence of mobile application developers. Liat joined Qualcomm in 1998 working as an ASIC designer. Since then, she built and led the chipset division’s Technical Account Management team and later ran the competitive strategy team, managing tear downs, assessing M&As, and contributing to the division’s long-range planning and technology roadmapping. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Liat worked as a hardware engineer at Intel and for a wireless startup in Israel.