Oliver Iltisberger, Managing Director of ABB Building Products and Gabriel Wetzel, CEO of Bosch Smart Home GmbH, opened SBC 2019 with their vision of a smarter future.
Michael Schneider, Creative Technology Director Hardware at the world’s largest global architectural design and planning firm Gensler, set the tone for much of the day’s discussion.
“Typical tools for smart buildings are sensors and interfaces, but what I would like to suggest is that, if we are really thinking about the performance of the space, then we need to think about the performance of the people in that space,” he argued. “It’s not just the lights, sound, temperature, but about people, storytelling, communities and social elements. We need to create immersive touchpoints which are the core endpoint for smart buildings.”