Himanshu Mehra, Senior Manager, Product Management for IoT and Switching platforms at Cisco Systems,has joined the Smart Lighting Panel to be held a at Penton's IoTEmerge event in Chicago on Nov. 3. As one of the first members of Cisco's Digital Ceiling initiative Himanshu is responsible for driving Cisco's Digital Ceiling vision, strategy and roadmap. He has several years of experience in various engineering, marketing and business development roles. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
He joins Ken Walma, the V.P. & general manager for Eaton's Ambient & Controls Solutions business unit; Eric Lind, Vice President, Global Specifications, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., Coopersburg, Pa.,; Gary Trott, V.P. of Intelligent Lighting for Cree Inc., Durham, N.C.; and Chris Gersch, founder of Verde Solutions, a Chicago-based energy consulting firm, and Ted Konnerth, the president and CEO of Egret Consulting, Mundelin, Ill., and moderator Jim Lucy, Electrical Wholesaling's chief editor.
Ken Walma is the V.P. and general manager of the Ambient and Controls solution business for Eaton’s lighting business. In this position, Ken has P&L responsibility for commercial, specification, and industrial ambient lighting products, the global lighting controls portfolio, and the business Smart Building connectivity strategy conducting business in over 90 countries.
Eric Lind, Vice President, Global Specifications, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., Coopersburg, Pa., Eric is responsible for the Lutron interface to the lighting design community and corporate relationships with two industry groups – the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). He is also part of team that defines the commercial product portfolio road map for Lutron.
Gary Trott is the V.P. of Intelligent Lighting for Cree Inc., Durham, N.C. In his 20-year career, Gary has worked for Cree in number of senior executive positions and been awarded several lighting patents. In his LinkedIn profile, Gary says he is "a product development innovator and technologist for Cree with a passion for driving the development of breakthrough lighting products that change the way we light the world."
Chris Gersch founded Verde Solutions, an energy consultant firm focused on bringing new technologies and cost-saving solutions to commercial, municipal and residential facilities across the country through on-site utility audits. Verde Solutions has grown over 300% per year with its smart lighting solutions. The company has 26 full-time lighting professionals and is a preferred energy consultant for firms including GPC (Napa Auto Parts, Motion Industries), Goldman Sachs and Centerpoint Properties.
Ted Konnerth president/CEO, Egret Consulting Group, Mundelein, Ill., will be one of the lighting visionaries participating in the panel discussion. An industry veteran with decades of experience as a senior marketing exec for one of the world’s largest lighting manufacturers, Konnerth is well-known speaker and blogger on Smart Lighting.
Jim Lucy has been an editor with Electrical Wholesaling magazine for more than 30 years. He has written hundreds of articles for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter, many on lighting trends. In 1999, he published his first book, “The Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide,” and more recently launched several e-mail newsletters for the electrical market.
The Real Deal on Smart Lighting: How the IoT is Transforming Today’s Lighting Market,” a panel at Penton Media’s new IoT Emerge event, to be held Nov. 2-4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will provide a great introduction to smart lighting systems.
The IoT is driving revolutionary changes in LED lighting systems, and electrical & building professionals need a thorough understanding of existing applications for LED lighting systems and learn how IoT will be used to control lighting in the future.
The Smart Lighting panel is part of Penton’s ground-breaking event on IoT that will offer attendees 35-plus IoT expert speakers, more than 30 sessions, four keynote addresses, three co-located partner events, two days of sessions and one day of tours and one exciting expo floor.
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