Katy Hartley is the Director for The Philips Center for Health & Well-being. In this role, which she has performed since August 2009, she is responsible for developing and managing The Philips Center for health & Well-being as an independent, creative and innovative platform to collaborate with key global opinion formers.
The Philips Center for Health & Well-being is dedicated to improving quality of life for people around the world, by identifying barriers to health and well-being – and developing solutions to overcome them. Together with a diverse range of independent experts, global agenda setters, policymakers and opinion leaders, the Philips Center for Health & Well-being debates and defines the critical problems that society is facing and recommends solutions for overcoming these problems with the aim of improving health and well-being worldwide.
Prior to joining Philips, Katy worked at Royal Dutch Telecom (KPN) between 2002-2007 eventually heading the Consumer division’s communications team. She also worked at KPNQwest, a start-up European telecoms company in strategic marketing and business development. Katy began her career as an industry analyst for International Data Corporation (IDC) focused on e-business and the development of broadband internet. She has a first class B.A. Hons degree from the University of Exeter in Business Economics with European studies.
The third week of September saw the second meeting of the Active Aging think tank in Boston, USA.
The second Livable Cities think tank meeting took place at the start of September in Shanghai.
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Women pull the short straw when it comes to active aging
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