The Future of Living podcast explores how people connect to the places they live with technology. In this series, we dive into the latest Internet of Things (IoT), smart living & PropTech technologies, evaluate trends affecting the spaces and places that make up our cities, and look at new ways for managing life as more of the things around us connect.
Blake with Yuval Boger: Homebase & Wireless Power
Yuval Boger is the chief marketing officer of Wi-Charge, wireless charging products touted as "the future of power."
In this episode, Blake and Yuval recap some of Homebase's most recent product news and discuss how wireless charging fits into multifamily buildings.
Lee Odess - Future of Access Industry
Lee Odess runs InsideAccessControl.com, a media platform focused on the physical access control industry, and Group337, a growth studio focused on business creation in the CRETech, PropTech and smart home markets for small to large companies in the security, access control, and IoT industry.
He has worked as an Entrepreneur and an Integrator (founded E+L+C), for a multinational billion-dollar manufacturer in the lock and access control industry (Allegion), as an Executive of a start-up who pioneered the IoT/smart lock/smart physical access control industry (UniKey), and as an Executive with the first cloud-based physical access control manufacturer (Brivo).
Labeled as an uber-networker by the Washington Post, Lee Odess has over 18 years starting, building, and leading businesses with an exceptional track record for sales growth and marketing effectiveness.
Discussion Blake on the Inside Access Control podcast. Lee on the Future of Living podcast. Links https://www.insideaccesscontrol.com
Abbey Wemimo & Samir Goel - Rent in America
What's happening with Rent in America right now. It's the middle of a pandemic. Are people able to make rent? Let's level set.
Abbey Wemimo & Samir Goel are the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Esusu, the leading financial technology company helping individuals save money and build credit. Esusu's groundbreaking rent reporting platform captures rental payment data and reports it to credit bureaus to boost credit scores. The company's mission is to provide financial solutions that pave a permanent bridge to financial access and inclusion.
Introductions What is happening with rent right now? How does this affect landlords? What is Esusu's Rent Relief campaign? How does Esusu help to build a renter's credit? What ways does this help renters and landlords? Why do this? Lightning round. Links
Blake on Aruba Unplugged: Smart Living-as-a-Service
This week Blake joined the Aruba Unplugged podcast to talk Homebase, Smart Living-as-a-Service & bringing the Jetsons to real life.
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Aruba Unplugged - EP42: Smart Living as a Service
Smart living is a trend on the rise. Homebase is at the forefront of this movement. Blake Miller, founder and CEO of Homebase, joins us to discuss how smart technology is changing the way property owners manage and people live.
John Jacobs - Future of Connected Construction
John Jacobs is the Chief Information Officer of JE Dunn Construction, leads all Information Technology efforts and oversees integration of national operational processes. He continues to oversee the development of applications focused on operational and field efficiency, including mobile applications, intranet and internet portals, and database reporting tools. One of John’s main tasks is to drive technology efforts in the field to improve efficiency for all building partners.
Discussion Background of John Jacobs. What does the CIO in a large construction company do? How do you get job sites connected? The real-time job site. Getting back to specialized technology. Barriers to construction technology adoption. What has COVID changed? Lightning round questions. Links https://twitter.com/JohnJacobsJED
Note: JE Dunn is an investor in Homebase.
Luke Lucas - Future of 5G & Smart Buildings
Luke Lucas is Senior Manager of Engineering Business Development for T-Mobile USA. Luke manages the Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program, focusing on enterprise and in-building coverage, furthering the role of wireless in buildings as a 5th utility-like service. In his role, Luke is involved with smart building and smart city technologies, 5G wireless and the relationship between enterprises installing infrastructure and the connection to T-Mobile signal source and backhaul. Luke has been with T-Mobile for more than two decades, previously in several regional and market development manager roles.
Discussion Introduction. What is 5G, and all these other Gs? What is BYOC (Build Your Own Coverage)? How does BYOC get brought into properties? What are the challenges of these deployments? What consideration should buildings be taking now? What are 6G & 7G going to be? Lightning round questions. Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-lucas-a8359b6/ https://howmobileworks.com/byoc/
Forward Thinking + Thought Provoking
I had the honor of being a guest on this show and Blake has a knack for sparking really good conversation about the future of life on planet earth. I think it's a must listen for any technologist, entrepreneur, of futurist. Great stuff. Keep up the great work!
Daniel Herscovici does a great job explaining how incremential changes have compounded to create these incredibly innovative, but seemingly simple, home tech. He uses real life example so listeners can see how these small changes make a big difference, most notably creating piece of mind.
I guess my only question is that if these things were to grow into everything that we do... what if they disappeared all at once? Would society be in a state of complete anxiety because knowing everything is not an option? Does this make us less stable and more dependent? not sure if this would happen, just food for thought :)
Strong industry thinkers like Daniel Herscovici
Solid speakers discussing a variety of interesting topics. The future of home, digital security, personalized connectivity, and more.