Connected Homes is at the forefront of IoT in the UK. Spun out of British Gas in 2012, its expanding Hive IoT product range & its access to the largest pool of UK smart meter data uniquely positions it as a key player in the UK market. We will share with you how Apache Kafka has become a strategic technology used throughout the business and explore some of our use cases. We will give a brief overview of Connected Homes and why Apache Kafka is being adopted in teams for operational, feature and realtime data science purposes. Deeper technical insights will be shown around smart meter customers and how we use Apache Kafka to provide realtime alerting.