Home Connectivity Alliance: A New Open Standard for Smart Home Interoperability

Wednesday 18th October 15:15 - 16:00

Residential Developers Theatre

Officially launched at CES 2022, the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) is a member-driven organization comprised of 15 global brands dedicated to the development and promotion of secure interoperability and energy savings across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem. HCA’s mission is simple: to provide consumers with more options within a safe, secure and interoperable smart home. Members of HCA include AEG, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Arçelik, Beko, The Electrolux Group, Frigidaire, Haier, GE Appliances, Grundig, LG Electronics, Resideo, Samsung, Trane Residential, and Vestel.
One year after its launch, HCA released the HCA Interface Specification 1.0, establishing an industry standard for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability. The HCA Interface Specification 1.0 paves the way for energy-efficient solutions that cover the entire connected home, resulting in real energy and cost savings for the consumer. In 2023 and 2024, HCA member companies will begin sharing their plans for adopting the technology and begin the rollout of HCA-enables products in the market.

This session will provide attendees with an overview of the Home Connectivity Alliance and its vision for a more holistic and interoperable smart home environment. HCA envisions a future where smart home consumers are no longer “locked” into a single manufacturer’s platform but can purchase devices from multiple brands of their choosing.

Delegates will learn about HCA’s vision of a more interoperable connected home and why it is crucial for the IoT industry that consumers have a choice when purchasing long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs. Attendees will also learn about HCA’s unique approach to energy management, and how it can reduce the power load on the grid and save consumers money on their energy bills.

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Aldo D'Ingeo

Director EMEA, Business Development Homes & Buildings, Resideo Technologies Inc.

Resideo, representing Home Connectivity Alliance

Aldo D'Ingeo is currently serving as the Director of EMEA Business Development Homes & Buildings at Resideo Technologies Inc. With over three decades of experience in the HVAC industry, he has covered several roles in Marketing, Sales and Business Development with key focus on innovation and sustainable solutions in the sector.
His extensive career has been marked by his unwavering commitment to key areas such as heat pumps, IoT-based services, HIU (Heat Interface Units), and energy management.
Aldo is supporting in EMEA the Home Connectivity Alliance, a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering interoperability between different home appliance manufacturers. The alliance's primary mission is to drive energy efficiency and simplify operability in our homes. As a representative of this forward-thinking coalition, Aldo is driving partnerships to transform the way we interact with and manage our home appliances.
Throughout his career, Aldo has excelled in establishing strategic partnerships with influential stakeholders, including Energy Utilities and prominent HVAC manufacturers. These collaborations have been pivotal in accelerating the development of innovative solutions.
Aldo's passion for intelligent home solutions, energy efficiency, and sustainable living aligns perfectly with the mission of the alliance. Aldo is eagerly anticipating the conference where he will represent the Home Connectivity Alliance and share his expertise on protecting existing buildings through IoT and cloud technologies.

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