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The Future of Smart Appliances – A CEO’s Perspective

The Future of Smart Appliances – A CEO’s Perspective

Written by Nina Peitler | Reviewed by Angelo Spörk

Created on: 04 Feb 2021 | Updated on: 04 Feb 2021

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Sandra Kolleth, Chief Executive Officer of Miele Austria on the Future of Smart Appliances

Our guest in this week's Responsible Innovation Story is Sandra Kolleth, Chief Executive Officer of Miele Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. Miele is one of the most innovative companies in the premium household appliance sector. For her, responsibility and individual solutions will play a key role in future of smart appliances.

“Contextual decision-making and perceptual capabilities of smart appliances will continue to improve”


How will the future of smart homes look like?

Artificial Intelligence will have contextual decision-making and perceptual capabilities. Future technologies will know us so well that instructions will not be necessary.

What are features of smart appliances?

The smart home is marked by invisible features which individually adapt to user requirements. Miele’s “Invisible kitchen” improves individual cooking competencies as it alerts its user before they make mistakes.

Our most important insights from this interview with Sandra Kolleth:

  • Future smart homes will consist of smart appliances, which individually adapt to user requirements.
  • Apart from product design, we must also consider user habits in sustainable product innovation as the use of products determines their environmental impacts.
  • For a CEO the company’s core values can serve as an orientation for Responsible Innovation.

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