It’s really rewarding to showcase the story of Philips in Eindhoven and how we’ve been making things that matter for over 125 years.
“We coordinate over 1,000 groups visits every year and have over 50 key hospital reference sites with more coming on board all the time. Of course, they come to see, try and find out more about our state of the art products like Azurion and Ingenia Elition MR but more importantly, we also get to explain our strategy and vision for healthcare which reaches beyond the Customer Center. We go to the Philips Museum, the High Tech Campus and to our factories where they can see our Lean, responsible ways of working, our commitment to the circular economy or even our Refurbishment services. It’s great to see the WOW factor these visits give.”
We host thousands of people but I’m still a technical person at heart so not used to the limelight. That’s why my biggest surprise to date was seeing my picture in all the papers!
“Technical people don’t often tend to be natural extroverts. Imagine my surprise then when I was asked to support a campaign by appearing in a photo with one of our systems. The picture ended up as the key visual so I kept seeing myself everywhere; in newspapers and welcome materials and more! I guess, as well as being a bridge between the engineers and marketers, I’ve also learned how to become more of an extrovert. I don’t know what the next surprising experience or shift will be but I know at Philips I can keep growing and I like it!”