• Lighting India
  • Sep 5, 2017

Bluetooth SIG appoints Philips Lighting and Google to its Board of Directors

 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has appointed representatives from Philips Lighting and Google to its board of directors. Ruud von Bokhorst and Martin Turon began serving their two-year board terms on July 1, 2017. The Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the Bluetooth SIG, and has played a vital role in growing ‘Bluetooth’ technology into the global wireless standard for simple, secure connectivity, shipping more the 3 billion products each year. 

  Ruud van Bokhorst manages the Wireless Networks Program within Philips Lighting – Standards & Regulations, and is responsible for the wireless network standardisation roadmap within the Philips Lighting Innovation sector. Over the course of his career, van Bokhorst has had the opportunity to lead change processes, negotiate Philips’ interests with competitors, steer teams of experts, and build bridges between various disciplines, nationalities, and cultures.

  In addition to his new role within the Bluetooth SIG, van Bokhorst serves in leadership positions in Lighting and Building Automation Standardisation organisations, including Secretary General of the Fairhair Alliance and General Manager of the new organisation for DÃLI technology (DiiA).

  Martin Turon is a Wireless Architect at Google and Nest Labs focusing on Internet of Things platforms and embedded low-power wireless products.

  Martin has more than 13 years of experience in the development of wireless sensor network products and standards, and has pioneered commercialisation of the technology in the asset tracking, environmental monitoring, structural monitoring, and smart home verticals.