Thought-Provoking Debates at Schneider Electric Innovation Talk on “Homes of the Future” By Realty+ Masterclass
The Innovation Talk Webinar curated to highlight the future of homes and its three key pillars- Safety, Connectivity and Sustainability featured some engaging conversations and presentations on technologically enabled smart home and products. This webinar was conducted on April 08, 2021 on a virtual platform.
Event started with insightful keynote address given by Bidisha Nagaraj, Vice President – Global Marketing, Greater India, Schneider Electric which was followed by an informative presentation on various innovative smart products and solutions by Vikas Khandpur, Lead – Connected Living, Home & Distribution, Schneider Electric.
First panel discussion “Thoughtful Living: Buyers Preference for Smart, Connected & Efficient Homes” was moderated by Deben Moza, Executive Director – Head of Project Management Services, Knight Frank India. The panellist were Abhishek Kapoor COO -Residential Business, Puravankara Limited., Anubhav Gupta, Chief Executive Officer – Vikhroli | Chief CSR & Sustainability Officer | Founder GPL Design Studio, Godrej Properties Limited, Akhil Ganatra, Managing Director, Clancy Global , Rajendra Joshi, CEO, Residential- Brigade Group , Shabbir Kanchwala, Sr. VP, Purchase Contracts & Project Co-Ordination, K Raheja Corp and Srinivas Shanbhugue, Vice President – Retail Business Schneider Electric India. Speakers pointed out the factors driving homebuyer’s inclination towards technology-enabled residential spaces and how luxury features have now become a necessity.
The next session “Agile & Green Designs: Technology shaping functionality, Safety & Sustainability” was moderated by Jayant Vaitha, Director & Head Design Services, Colliers. And the speakers were Architect Dinesh Verma, Principal Architect & Managing Director, Ace Group Architects [P] Ltd, Ar Divya Kush Immediate Past President Indian Institute of Architects & Member Central Vista Committee, Kavita Sastry – Principal Architect, KS Design Studio, Pooja Bihani, Founder and Principal Architect, Spaces & Design, Ar. Rahul Dalvi – Co-Founder, Dalvi Associates and Nandan Mahale, Head, Wiser, Home & Distribution, Schneider Electric. Panellist emphasized on intelligent homes becoming a norm with increasing affordability of automation solutions. They explained smart home technology becoming the new normal in the post-covid situation and wellness & sustainability as the key in the process of enabling green homes, buildings and cities..
After the thought provoking panel discussions Shreekant Nadagouda, Head, Business Development & Sales, Schneider Electric concluded the event by presenting vote of thanks to all the eminent speakers for highlighting the importance of smart home technology and reiterated the commitment of Schneider Electric towards knowledge sharing with industry stakeholders.