In Swiss Re, we’re leveraging on our expertise on risk and also in our experience with smartanalytics to bring to our customers, insurers, risk intelligence which will allow them tofast track and go into the market in the new smart home business. Home automation security and the internet of things needs to be human-centered. It needs to be invisible, autonomous, responsive and it needs to understand the intent andit needs to be able to predict what people will do and they need. Diy Wooden Sign! Diy Home Decor Idea! Smart home offers engagement and therefore represents a huge opportunity for a numberof industries such as, let’s think, retail like Amazon, healthcare, hospitals, doctors and so on.
You have the security industry, you have the insurance industry, you have the energy sector,you have the telecom sector, so there’s basically lots of industries which are interested inthis. Most surprising today for me has been some of the statistics, the penetration and adoptionrates in some of the markets. Designer Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas I must say I do read my stats, but I’m surprised how many people actually do already have smarthomes and therefore how soon the opportunity is for all of us. How can insurance companies engage smart home companies? They could do that by offering a service that gives them access, for example, to their serviceproviders. It needs to be a convenience that they could not have had otherwise. In addition to that, there’s an opportunity in the smart home for insurance companiesto possibly aggregate multiple home automation systems and be maybe the glue that connectsthem together. There’s a lot of possibilities for insurance companies in home automation.
The highlight of today’s event was the fact that we sat together, different industriesof the ecosystem, and they were also complimentary, giving each their angle and view on the sametopic or challenge or opportunity. That I hope gave everybody a 360-view around the smart home opportunity and ecosystem.