What is your name, title, and role at your company?
My name is Jesús Arias, Membership & Business Development at KNX. I take care of KNX Members, globally, as well as I design and implement strategies to make KNX the most deployed technology among manufacturers and developers in the smart home and building industry.
What does your company do?
KNX Association develops the KNX specifications, which are ISO, including the required tooling for product design and system integration, keeping a vendor-independent philosophy at the core. KNX Association promotes the KNX standard globally, from manufacturers to system integrators.
What are some neat projects that your company is currently working on?
Some neat projects include
- KNX IoT specifications – makes KNX a native IP technology
- KNX Secure – enhances cybersecurity in smart homes and buildings
- KNX Energy Management – makes homes and buildings sustainable.
How would you describe your company’s culture?
We are driven and inspired by our outstanding community, and we use our core values of interoperability and vendor-independent approach as a flag.
How does your company differentiate itself from your competitors?
We offer the largest development ecosystem in our industry, and as a result we have the largest portfolio of certified devices, which are interoperable by design.
If you could see anyone in concert, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
It would Queen, for sure, because of his prodigious voice but also the great shows they pulled!
Is there anything additional you would like to share about your company?
We have been in the market for more than 30 years, and the first installations with KNX products are still up and running. Even more impressive, those installations can be serviced with the newest products thanks to the backwards interoperability. We create value for our community, from the manufacturer to the end-user.