Bastiaan de Groot has end-to-end responsibility for the lighting control business within Havells-Sylvania. Bastiaan is an expert in building new ventures within industries that are facing major disruption. He has built and launched new business for the likes of E.ON, Airbus, Vodafone, British Telecom, Philips and La Poste working on topics including smart homes, internet of things, augmented reailty and other major industry disruptions. Before joining Havells-Sylvania Bastiaan worked as a Growth and Innovation consultant at Inzenka.
How Lighting will Become a Secondary Function of the Luminary
Lighting is everywhere, it is powered and it is connected. This makes it the ideal infrastructure to place sensors inside the building. The value that the data collected through these sensors is of such high value to our customers that we now have customers that are first of all looking for luminaries with the best data gathering solution and only secondary at the lighting function (although this off course still needs to be of high quality). Feilo Sylvania is leading in this space with their SylSmart solution and Bastiaan will showcase some of the key applications they enable in their luminaries