Philip des Autels
Open Ecosystems & Blockchain Accelerate Digital Infrastructure in Smart Cities
Philip des Autels is a multifaceted entrepreneur and advocate, currently serving as the Chief Product Officer of DeviceTone and Cloud of Things, while also continuing to contribute to The Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry initiative, solving for the edge of the Internet of things as an active steward for open source evolution. Previously, Philip supported the establishment and growth of The AllSeen Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and delivering the open source IOT framework. The initiative includes more than 200-member companies including leading consumer electronics manufacturers, home appliance makers, automotive companies, cloud providers, enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, chipset manufacturers, service providers, retailers and software developers. Philip was CTO & Co-Founder, Xively a subsidiary of LogMeIn (LOGM : NASDAQ), where he built and Led Xively’s global technology team, designed and led the implementation of Xively’s open source library strategy, created, launched and managed Xively’s developer outreach program engaging 70K IoT developers, designed and developed the message-centric architecture upon which the new Xively and LogMeIn platforms are based and led efforts to define strategies for the addressing customer needs for the management and support of things.
Philip is also an advocate for human rights, including working with Verité on global supply chains in support of their mission that all workers are employed under fair, safe, and legal conditions. As technology advisor he worked to develop an architecture and detailed technology plan for the secure application of mobile technologies to inform workers of their rights, train workers with job and life skills and actively monitor worker rights. He is a recipient of the Globe Award for Sustainable Innovation. Philip graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with MS, IME degrees, and earned his PhD from the Lulea University of Technology, with a research focus on the unintended consequences of technology on society and understanding the Internet of Things. Philip and his wife Michele are the current stewards of Ferment Farm, a small family farm in Southern Maine that specializes in the making of hard cider from farm-grown apples and the keeping of bees.
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