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Kurt De Ruwe

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Kurt De Ruwe, Philips Lighting
Chief Information Officer
Philips Lighting
Antwerp

Professional background: Prior to joining Philips Lighting as CIO in 2013, De Ruwe was CIO of Bayer MaterialScience. He has received a Leader in the Digital Age (LIDA) award in the manager category at CeBIT, the largest computer trade show in Germany, in part for his work on a change-management project at Bayer in which he encouraged employees to contribute ideas regardless of their rank, expertise, or assigned silo. He has also held positions at Huntsman and ICI.

Education: Master’s degree, quantitative economics, University of Antwerp