Sridhar Kumaraswamy

Senior Vice President and General Manager of HUE Home Systems at Philips Lighting

Sridhar Kumaraswamy leads the Philips Hue business, which is right at the forefront of transforming lighting within people’s homes. Sridhar leads an exceptionally talented and passionate team that is committed to delivering compelling personal light experiences by exploiting the power of digital technologies and collaborating with leading smart home players. He brings strong leaderships capabilities, with deep expertise in formulating and implementing innovation and consumer marketing strategies.

Prior to joining Philips Lighting, Sridhar led Philips’ forays in consumer water and air treatment categories in both emerging and developed markets. In the early stages of his career, he was also part of or led several M&A and venture transactions driving the corporate transformation of Philips. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University, India.

The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2

Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.

Image & video courtesy of Philips Lighting

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