Thomas’s background is in numerical mathematics and embedded software platforms with a Dipl.-Math. degree from Munich Technical University. The major part of his professional career he spent with Embedded Software Systems in the Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Lighting Industry. After initial career roles in software development, Thomas soon transitioned into leading Product Management roles. He successfully conceptualized and introduced Wireless Hands-free Platforms at many global car manufacturers in his role at Harman International and launched a wide set of Mobile Phones models in his Product Management role at NOKIA Mobile Phones. Thomas joined TRIDONIC GmbH & Co KG in October 2014 as Head of Product Management in the area of Controls and Emergency Lighting products. Since April 2017 he is leading the Application Segment “Controls & Connectivity” reflected the increasing demand for Connected Lighting Solutions. In this role he formulates TRIDONIC’s strategy in the area of Connected Lighting, leads Road mapping and Goto Market of Connected Lighting solutions while carefully observing emerging trends and standards. Thomas brings a wide knowledge in communication technologies and user interfaces and experiences in bridging the gap between the development cycles in consumer electronics and those cycles more common in traditional B2B industries like Automotive and Lighting.