Ronald Van Driel (Philips Research)
For Philips Research an IT infrastructure geared towards the needs of researchers is an indispensable element. In recent years Philips Research has undergone a number of major changes. As a result of the focus shift at Philips, Philips Research has also changed its programme considerably. The adoption of the open innovation concept has resulted in an open organisation that enjoys strategic cooperation with companies, universities and other institutes. Facilities are shared with partners in order to improve cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The Research ICT Department has modified its strategy so as to facilitate Research’s new wishes. An example of this is the expected increase in High Performance Computing in application areas such as medical imaging, bio-informatics and simulation of physical devices. This presentation deals with the above-mentioned changes, the way we are responding to them and the need for intensive support.