Gus van der Feltz (Philips Horticulture, Netherlands)


    Gus van der Feltz is Global Director City Farming in the Philips Horticulture LED solutions group.


    Combining a background as a physicist complemented with an MBA, he has more than 15 years of experience in creating, developing and improving technology related businesses, by working at the crossroads of technology and business to bring innovation to market. He has worked both for multinational companies and as an entrepreneur, largely in the semiconductor equipment industry, and now leverages that background to lead Philips’ team developing solutions for multi-layer, closed environment, horticulture.


    Prior to re-joining Philips in April 2014, Gus has worked at Arthur D. Little Management Consulting, ASML – the world’s leading manufacturer of semiconductor lithography equipment -, Philips Assembleon – a manufacturer of SMT Pick & Place equipment -, and he also was co-founder and Director of Simax International that specialized in solutions for used and refurbished wafer steppers. Mr. Van der Feltz holds an MSc (ir.) degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France.


    Presentation Title: “Commercial scale solutions for City Farming”