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Honeywell hosts technology symposium in Kuwait

KUWAIT, September 5, 2018

Honeywell, a global software-industrial leader, today organised a technology symposium in Kuwait in support of the country’s long-term vision to drive sustainable development and build smarter cities.

The Honeywell Technology Symposium 2018 was held under the theme ‘Experience the IoT Evolution in Kuwait’s Future Smart Buildings’, at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

The event brought together building owners and operators from key industries, as well as thought leaders, end users and sector stakeholders.

Attendees discussed the latest technologies, business trends and Internet of Things (IoT) innovations driving the adoption of smart buildings and smart cities in Kuwait and around the world, said a statement from Honeywell.

The symposium also outlined the evolution of digital transformation in Kuwait, with a focus on the significant impact data analytics, IoT and cloud solutions have on the development of buildings, cities and real estate projects, it added.

Honeywell's President (Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon) George Bou Mitri said: “Kuwait is modernising its national infrastructure and focusing on smart city developments under the ambitious Kuwait National Development Plan 2035.”

“Driven by these initiatives, buildings are becoming increasingly online and connected, presenting building owners and operators with an unparalleled opportunity to harness the power of the IoT and realise previously unobtainable levels of safety, productivity and efficiency,” stated Mitri.

“Through this symposium we are demonstrating how Kuwait’s building owners and operators can capitalise on the IoT revolution to meet their objectives, and underscoring our commitment to supporting the country as it embarks on transforming its national infrastructure through cutting-edge innovation,” he added.

During the symposium Honeywell's top officials showcased key solutions which are making buildings smarter and more connected across several industry verticals, including healthcare, airports and premium commercial facilities.

Spending on the technologies that enable smart city initiatives is forecasted to reach $1.26 billion for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region in 2018. Security and energy efficiency were also high on the agenda, in line with the Kuwaiti government’s objective to ensure greater safety and sustainability across industries, it said.

Paolo Cervini, president for Honeywell Building Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa, added: “Our customers in Kuwait and across the region are highly innovative, and are focused on becoming even more data-driven.”

“They are looking for ways to not only generate more data from their buildings, but turn that data into business insight that helps them drive safety, productivity and efficiency improvements,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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