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Obernai, 11th March 2019

Smart home: challenges for the home of the future

Buildings are getting smarter, and that's just the beginning! How did we come to integrate the "smart" concept into our living spaces? What is a "smart home" and what are the future challenges for users and professionals?

During the live Hager Forum conference, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, a pioneer in the Internet of things, will enlighten us on the Smart Home and its main developments.

Smart home: the future of our living spaces

Remote-controlled lighting, smart thermostats or solutions to make buildings safer or more energy-efficient are just some of the examples of what home automation can do today.

But what about tomorrow? Our guest, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, will retrace the development of our homes from several perspectives: historical, architectural, technological, societal and from a user design point of view. She will point out the various definitions of the smart home from the geographical, cultural and economic perspective. She will address the future challenges in light of the context increasing urbanisation of our societies as well as that of genuine user needs.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino - IoT expert - will be live on Thursday 4th April from 1 to 2.30 pm (CET)

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer and entrepreneur based in London and a specialist in the Internet of Things.
In 2018 she published the book Smarter Homes in which she studies product-innovations being developed in consumer and industrial spaces.
She runs Designswarm, an Internet of Things strategy-focused consulting firm working for governments and companies that aim to position themselves on new generations of connected products. She performs a great deal of research in this area.
She has been creating connected devices for clients such as BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF and British Telecom since 2006. As a speaker, she explores the following topics: the Internet of Things, Smart Home, thinking about future generations of connected products, creative solutions, innovation and design.

Learn about this topic with our expert on 04.04.2019 from 1 to 2.30 pm live.
The talk will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into French.
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