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Philippe Kahn

Birthdate: 16. March 1952

Philippe Kahn is a mathematician, technology innovator, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland. Kahn is credited with creating the first camera phone, being a pioneer for wearable technology intellectual property, and is the author of dozens of technology patents covering Internet of Things , artificial intelligence modeling, wearable, eyewear, smartphone, mobile, imaging, wireless, synchronization and medical technologies.

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„Trying to solve the worlds problems by making things 5% more efficient is like trying to play the violin with gardening gloves. Not much good will come out of it. We must invent new ways!“

—  Philippe Kahn

On why saving a bit of power here or there will not solve our energy problems. Comments made at the opening of the movie "An Inconvenient Truth.

„We’re operating a huge sleep experiment, worldwide, unlike anything anyone has ever done. We have 250 million nights of sleep in our database, and we’re using all the latest technologies to make sense of it.“

—  Philippe Kahn

Fortune, June 29th, 2015, regarding the focus that Fullpower Technologies has on gathering and understanding sleep data https://fortune.com/2015/06/29/sleep-data/.

„I figured that I wasn't as smart or talented as the other kids around, so I just had to work twice as hard. Surprisingly, results showed quickly. I was hooked!“

—  Philippe Kahn

On what it takes to keep on building company after company and innovating, fire-chat with Stewart Alsop, Agenda Conference.

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„We are less than a decade away from the medical lab the size of a sugar cube.“

—  Philippe Kahn

Founding speech for Fullpower, 2003, focusing in particular on the power of MEMS and Nanotechnology and its applications to life sciences.

„We fight for programmer's right!“

—  Philippe Kahn

Regarding the Lotus litigation that Kahn won in the Supreme Court. Lotus maintained that the orders of the words in a menu were copyrightable and not just functional. For example "Cut, Copy, Paste" could be copyrighted. Kahn's point was that if it was so, soon all software development and innovation would cease.

„Invention is the root of innovation. Innovation is the major force for change in the future.“

—  Philippe Kahn

Comments made in the Q and A part of a speech at the Silicon Valley computer museum in 2005 regarding the energy spent in Silicon Valley at managing perception as opposed to creating new technology. In response to a question about the power of venture capital and consumer marketing and how it is determining the future of technology.

„Camera-Phones are at the root of the Citizen-Journalism revolution.“

—  Philippe Kahn

NPR Interview January 2007, regarding the use of camera phones in citizen-journalism http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/programs/2007/01/06/father_of_the_camera.html.

„If a sleep monitor has electrodes and wires that look like something from Frankenstein's lab, you might not wear it consistently, and the information it gathers and reports may be compromised.“

—  Philippe Kahn

Scientific American June 18th, 2013, regarding the need for noninvasive wearable devices http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/next-big-thing-wearable-gadgets-very-small/.

„Just like a picture is worth 1000 words, a camera phone is worth 1000 cell phones!“

—  Philippe Kahn

Speech at the firt Future Imaging conference in Monterrey, California.

„We were trying to monitor the sailboat, trying to help us keep it upright and optimized, and it turned out that sailing became an incredible practical laboratory.“

—  Philippe Kahn

http://www.wired.com/2013/07/sailor-philippe-kahn/ Wired July 12th, 2013, on how his passion for sailing inspired the creation of some MotionX sensors].

„Accelerometrics is a cool new discipline. Newton and Galileo would love it.“

—  Philippe Kahn

MarketWire Press Release, July 2008 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=414689.

„I'd gone to the Lamaze classes, and the second time I said, 'Breathe!' Sonia said, 'Shut up!' So I said, 'OK, I'll sit at this desk and find something to do.“

—  Philippe Kahn

USA Today interview January 2007, regarding the birth of the camera phone http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kevinmaney/2007-01-23-kahn-cellphone-camera_x.htm.

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