Siemens Home Appliances, has formally launched its next-generation Home Connect technology in the UAE with a bang – by taking over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa for an activation. The launch was part of Siemens Future Talks – Siemens knowledge-sharing platform, where leading names and opinion leaders from different industries gave keynote speeches for the technology shaping tomorrow.
The event, held at the Dubai Address Hotel, saw the CEO of du telecoms Osman Sultan deliver a talk on the future of the smart home. Prof. Ozgur Demirtas, Founding Chairman of the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) at Sabanci University in Turkey, and a Marie-Curie Research Fellow focusing on technology, robotics and IoT, mapped out a compelling vision of a shared future thirty years from now. Other thinkers addressed a range of subjects – including the UAE’s evolution over thirty years, the future of connectivity, technological disruption and what a digitally interconnected word means for people as well as businesses.
Home Connect turns living spaces into connected homes where devices communicate with users and each other seamlessly, and can be controlled over Wi-Fi.  Appliances now pave the way for an intuitive, seamless and smart lifestyle where communication between people and appliances becomes easier than ever before.
“We’re always looking to the future, and our Future Talks are part of our desire to define the possibilities of connectedness for tomorrow.  In similar vein, we are delighted to bring Siemen’s unique Home Connect Technology to the United Arab Emirates, where a sophisticated audience is looking for intelligent solutions that fit with busy lifestyles. With Home Connect, we’re emphasising the daily stories of convenience and engagement that make owning smart appliances a joy. Now all our home appliances will be connected and we would be able to control them from wherever we are!” said BSH Home Appliances CEO Tomas Alonso Garcia-Salmones.
At the heart of the Siemens Home Appliances universe of connectivity is the Home Connect app. It’s the central console that enables users to communicate with everything – from their fridge, oven, coffee machine or vacuum cleaner – via their smartphone. Appliances can be switched on or off, timers can be adjusted, and programmes selected – all from afar.