In summary:

  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Expert in IOT and communication protocols
  • Specialist in data privacy and European regulation
  • Trailblazer in IP-based object communication

A graduate from a French engineering school, Philippe Michel began working on residential service infrastructure in 1999. In 2001, he founded the company Digital Home Concept to design and build IP home automation (which foreshadowed what are now called connected objects). Digital Home Concept designed the Ex-Domus software, which was chosen by Microsoft for its media center. Digital Home Concept was responsible for R&D for Legrand, Schneider, and EDF. In 2007, Philippe sold the company to Hager. The Digital Home Concept team became Hager’s software research center.
Since 2009, Philippe has been a consultant for major companies (such as Leroy Merlin and Syntec Numérique) to help them implement digital services and urban residential structures.
In 2012, he started working with the world’s fourth-largest DIY retail company to build a connected home project, integrating artificial intelligence and LPWAN (low-power wide area network). A member of the LoRa Alliance, he won the Global IOT Challenge in Las Vegas in 2016. He designed the IOT data platform and built the ecosystem partnerships.
A specialist in innovation and connected objects, he has been a speaker at several conferences and supports many innovative projects.