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Episode 43 – Learning to Dance Alongside Elephants With Nathan Dyck of Nanoleaf


with Nathan Dyck

November 24, 2022

33 minutes

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 with 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:

👉 [02:22] The concept of dancing with the elephants 

👉 [08:30] The evolution of Nanoleaf over the decades 

👉 [09:58] The role of Nanoleaf in a smart house

👉 [11:57] The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event that propelled their light panels 

👉 [14:03] The various Nanoleaf products 

👉 [16:50] What changed the DNA of Nanoleaf

👉 [18:30] The relationship between art and engineering in developing products

👉 [20:05] Finding out what smart lighting should be all about

👉 [22:50] Building an amazing mousetrap that competes with big companies like Apple and Amazon 

👉 [28:39] Why people like their products a lot

👉 [30:17] Having self-driven professionals working to bring out the best products in the smart lighting 

👉 [32:19] What to expect from Nanoleaf in the coming years 


Hosted by: Ryan Prosser

CEO at Very

As Very's CEO, Ryan collaborates daily with product, sales, and marketing to deliver the IoT solutions our clients look for. He is also a champion for our culture, fostering transparency and efficiency across our distributed team.