IoT Podcast: Over the Air
Learning to Dance Alongside Elephants with Nathan Dyck of Nanoleaf
November 24, 2022
In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan is joined by Nathan Dyck to discuss the challenges of building a smart lighting system and how good innovations can be generated to compete with big companies or complement their innovations.
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In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Nathan Dyck, Chief Product Officer at Nanoleaf. They discuss how Nanoleaf designed the perfect mousetrap to compete with elephants in the smart house industry. They also look at their smart lighting products in terms of providing sustainable lighting and improving the smart lighting industry using their wide range of products, like aurora, elements, canvas, controllers, and much more. They further explore the relationship between engineering and art in producing the perfect smart lighting innovations. Nanoleaf is building products that are compatible withh other big giants in the smart industry.

Nathan Dyck is an acclaimed scientist and technologist with a background in material engineering and products. He is responsible for supervising the production line of his company, Nanoleaf. Before his current position, he was Nanoleaf's Director of Product Development and led product development for products such as light panels, canvases, remotes and rhythms. He also supervised the development of integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 

Nathan also helped Nanoleaf to secure 2.3 million dollars in non-dilutive funding through SDTC. His company Nanoleaf is an IoT company that uses technology to provide smart lighting solutions. 

They cover:

πŸ‘‰ [02:22] The concept of dancing with the elephants 
πŸ‘‰ [08:30] The evolution of Nanoleaf over the decades 
πŸ‘‰ [09:58] The role of Nanoleaf in a smart house
πŸ‘‰ [11:57] The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event that propelled their light panels 
πŸ‘‰ [14:03] The various Nanoleaf products 
πŸ‘‰ [16:50] What changed the DNA of Nanoleaf
πŸ‘‰ [18:30] The relationship between art and engineering in developing products
πŸ‘‰ [20:05] Finding out what smart lighting should be all about
πŸ‘‰ [22:50] Building an amazing mousetrap that competes with big companies like Apple and amazon 
πŸ‘‰ [28:39] Why people like their products a lot
πŸ‘‰ [30:17] Having self-driven professionals working to bring out the best products in the smart lighting 
πŸ‘‰ [32:19] What to expect from Nanoleaf in the coming years 

If you’re interested in practical frameworks to find product-market fit and overcome difficult problems to ensure long-term customer value, tune into this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air.

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