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George Yianni, Head of Technology, Philips Hue, joined Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) in 2007 as a connected lighting systems architect. George was part of the team that founded Philips Hue in 2011 and brought it to market in 2012. He was and continues to be responsible for technology, architecture, security and platform design for the smart home lighting system.
Before joining Signify, George worked as a software engineer for the UK-based startup Autonomy, where he designed software for helping large companies better organize and use their internal knowledge.
Among his many achievements, in 2011, George was elected into Global Shapers, a World Economic Forum community of young leaders at the forefront of their respective industries, who are driving positive disruption to build a more peaceful world. George received two master’s degrees from Cambridge University in England.