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Follow up to the Regional Business Forum, LuxLive 2016

November 23, 2016

On Wednesday 23 November 2016, representatives from key wholesalers, manufacturers and industry bodies in the electrical installation supply chain, attended the last Regional Business Forum of 2016 at the LuxLive exhibition at London’s ExCeL.

Facilitated by Glyn Prestwood, Commercial Director at Edmundson Electrical and EDA Board Member, delegates heard the following presentations, which you can view simply by clicking on the linked text below.

Opportunities in BIM for Wholesalers

Presented by: Logan Colbeck, Sales Strategy Leader, Honeywell 

Described as the ‘Go-to Guy for BIM in our industry’, Logan Colbeck, explains what BIM is all about and why it is important in our supply chain.

In a recent EDA survey, 40% of wholesalers said they were unaware of BIM (Building Information Modelling) while 29% said they were aware of BIM and wanted to know more about it and how it might benefit their business. 

Electrical Distributors’ Association Update 

Margaret Fitzsimons, EDA Director, introduced:

With further updates on:

  • Electro-Technical Information Modelling (ETIM) by David Bate, EDA ETIM Project Manager
  • EDA Marketing & Communications Update by Anne Vessey, EDA Head of Marketing & Communications
  • EDA Education & Training Update by SImone Fonseca, EDA Educaton & Training Manager
  • Apprenticeship Levy and EDA Apprenticeships Plus by John Henry and Carmen Daley of EDA Apprenticeships Plus 

Connected Lighting: Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Light sources are omnipresent indoors and out.  

What if we empowered these light sources by giving them the ability to sense what is going on around them and then connecting them to each other?  

Gooee believes that the humble light could provide the best insight into the workings of any building and, through working with lighting manufacturers, will provide a network that will transform the way companies interact with each building and its occupants. 

Bastiaan de Groot, Global Director, Strategy and New Business Development, Feilo SylvaniaFeilo Sylvania is currently working with Gooee to add innovative technology to its lighting ranges through the use of Gooee sensing and connectivity.  He will talk about this and also explain how the IoT is the most disruptive technology to affect the lighting market and how his company is adapting to it.

There were 2 presentations in this section:

How to Adapt to Smart Lighting Disruption 
Bastiaan de Groot, Global Director, Strategy and New Business Development, FeiloSylvania 

Lighting and the Internet of Things
Ben Hughes, Senior Technical Engingeer, Gooee

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