#27 • Smart Lighting and the “Digital Ceiling” w/ Cree VP Greg Merritt + Cisco CTO John Baekelmans

Today’s LED lights are really IoT devices — with sensors, processing, and memory — which are deployed every 8 feet in a typical building. That makes lighting the nodes that enable “digital ceilings”, which in turn enables building- and site-wide intelligence.

We’re delighted to share our in-person interview with both Greg Merritt, Cree’s VP of Marketing, and John Baekelmans, CTO of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group.

This episode will be over your head, in a good way!

Our guests

John Baekelmans is Chief Technology Officer in Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group. His organization delivers solutions in a number of vertical areas like manufacturing, smart cities, utilities, retail, oil and gas, mining, transportation, etc. John and his team drive next generation innovations and drive thought leadership globally.

Greg Merritt is Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, for Cree, Inc. Greg is one of Cree’s top marketing executives working to drive the game-changing transformation from obsolete, energy wasting lighting to higher-quality, more efficient, better LED technology.

John Baekelmans
John Baekelmans
Greg Merritt
Greg Merritt

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