Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Robert Metzke, Philips

Interview Of The Week: Robert Metzke, Philips

Who: Robert Metzke is Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy and Head of Sustainability at Royal Philips, a Dutch multinational headquartered near Amsterdam which focuses on health technology. In his role as chief of staff he is responsible for initiating and driving strategic initiatives across innovation, strategy, design, intellectual property and standards and sustainability
Topic: How Philips is developing new business models and embedding sustainability thinking across all divisions of the company.
Quote: “Understand where your company can make a difference and then make a commitment. Those that respect resource constraints will have a competitive advantage long before regulators move.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.