Kees van der Klauw

Kees van der Klauw graduated from the department of Electronics Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and received a Ph.D. in the area of semiconductor devices. During his professional career in research and innovation, he has contributed to and has led several digital transformations and innovations inside and outside Philips.

He worked in semiconductors, molecular diagnostics, displays, consumer electronics and lighting. Kees was also a driving force in the establishment of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI, and he was the first elected chairman.

Since 2018 Kees is engaged with digital innovation in various areas as an independent consultant. He is currently leading the Netherlands AI Coalition NL AIC (, a public-private collaboration in Artificial Intelligence for the Netherlands, engaging over 500 parties from business, government, education and science and society, shaping a national ecosystem that has been rewarded with a grant from the National Growth Fund.