Daniel Herscovici – Integrating the Smart Home Experience

Daniel Herscovici on The Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

When it comes to the Internet of Things, Daniel Herscovici (@DanHerscovici) believes consumers want integrated experiences rather than individual devices. It’s nice to have a Nest Thermostat or a Phillips Hue lightbulb or a smart security system, but if consumers have to manage each individually then they are no better than their analog forefathers. This isn’t a surprise from someone whose personal mission statement starts with Balancing vision and force of will with the ability to partner is what separates the good from the great. Herscovici is recognized as a leader in the Smart Home, IoT, and digital transformation.

Over the past 20 years, he served in leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies like Comcast and Motorola and spent much of his career focused on creating new businesses within large enterprises. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded and led several new to market business lines focused on consumer tech and tech services. He has a passion for consumer-centric design and is always looking for innovative ways to address unmet, unarticulated market needs.

In this episode, Daniel and Blake discuss Herscovici’s Five Pillars of the Smart Home Experience, the future of ISP product offerings and his thoughts on the biggest opportunities presenting themselves to large corporations in today’s digital landscape.

Learn more about Daniel and his current role with Edison Partners at https://www.edisonpartners.com.

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Luke Norris – Designing User-Centered City Services

Luke Norris on The Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

Luke Norris (@norrisluke) believes that if leveraged properly, smart technology and data can be used by governments for more than reporting potholes. As Managing Director of Strategy and Government Relations for OpenCities (OpenCities.com), Norris works to facilitate better, more efficient communication between citizens and local government.

Over the past eight years, Norris has become a recognized thought leader in digital government through his work at PayIt (PayItGov.com) and Code for America (CodeForeAmerica.org) where he’s been tapped to address the nation’s Mayors and city/county managers.  Luke has 12 years of experience in executing growth strategies for start-ups, including not-for-profit and Fortune 500 companies and that work, in addition to his role at CWC-KC landed him on the Top Connectors list in the Kansas City education and entrepreneurship community.

In this conversation, Luke & Blake discuss the importance of local governments providing better data to citizens, providing smart technology to affordable housing, and why user-centered design must be used to build better cities and neighborhoods.

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Rob Martens – Unlocking What’s Next with Allegion Venture’s Futurist & President

Rob Martens on The Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

Rob Martens (@schlagefuturist) is a legit Futurist. He uses his in-depth knowledge of technology and how it works to look at the big picture and determine how that tech will most benefit people going about their day in the real world. He spends his days looking for patterns and associations in tech advancements, identifying trends and determining how they can be applied to everyday people to make their lives easier.

As the former Corporate Chief Information Officer for Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS), and CIO for Ingersoll Rand’s Security Technologies Sector (NYSE: IR), Martens is in tune with the challenges and opportunities that today’s technology executive faces.

Currently, Martens serves as Allegion Futurist and President of Allegion Ventures. He’s recognized as one of the 20 Most Influential People in IoT and published in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Twice, Venture Beat, The IoT Agenda and many more. In addition to his Twitter account linked above, you can learn more about Rob at http://allegionventures.com.

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Joe Colistra on Community, Senior Living, and Sustainability

Joe Colistra believes in the power of community and that if we could share more meaningful data, instead of trying to steal it, we might see advancements beyond our wildest imaginations.

Colistra is Associate Professor of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. In addition to his work with KU, he is the founder of In Situ Design, an international architecture and urban design firm. In Situ has won multiple awards and been published even more. The firm is obsessed with finding ways to use architecture as an instrument for transforming communities.

Joe is uniquely interested in merging new technology into senior living communities. An area often ignored. This conversation covers a lot of ground, from floors equipped with accelerometers, to the potential of population health data.

Andrew Thomas on Security, Blockchain, and Connected Life

Future of Living with Andrew Thomas Skybell

Andrew Thomas (@andrewthomas) sees a massive paradigm shift in the making. Things like the blockchain will not only make our connected lives more secure but also more accountable. He hopes that this shift will give way to greater diversity in technology leadership, rather than the patriarchy that runs things currently.

Thomas is co-Founder and CRO of SkyBell, a leading smart video doorbell that is partnered with Comcast, Honeywell, and Alarm.com. Inc.com listed him #3 on their list of Internet of Things Influencers and Entrepreneur Magazine named him one of the top IoT entrepreneurs. He has vivid ideas of what the future of living will actually be.

Nick Bowden on Making Smart Cities Smarter

Future of Living with Nick Bowden Sidewalk Labs

Nick Bowden (@njbowden) believes that Smart Cities should and can be more than just a network of sensors transmitting data that may or may not be useful. If anyone knows what is possible on the Smart City front, it’s Bowden.

Nick has spent his entire career at the intersection of cities and technology. From public servant to tech company founder, he has seen the impact of technology on and in cities from all perspectives. Along the way, his work and products have touched more than 10,000 public agencies and four million citizens. Most recently, Nick joined Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company, to help build Replica, a product designed to change the way cities monitor and plan for transportation and land use.

Kevin Honomichl on Mobility and Connectivity

Future of Living with Kevin Honomichl BHC RHODES

Despite reports of urban growth, Americans are still spreading out into suburban, ex-urban, and rural communities. Kevin Honomichl sees both big challenges and opportunities for the future of mobility and connectivity in these communities.

Honomichl is President of BHC RHODESa civil engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas that he co-founded in 1992. He is active in community planning roles, university development activities, professional organizations and serves on the City Council of DeSoto, KS where he is at the forefront of addressing the challenges discussed in this episode.

Ashley Z. Hand on Cities and Mobility

Ashley Z. Hand on The Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

The average commuter in Los Angeles spends over 100 hours a year in traffic. Ashley Z. Hand creates solutions for big problems just like this.

She is a co-founder of the urban change management network CityFi, where she advises cities and the private sector on a more human-centered approach to smart cities. Previously, Ashley served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation where she authored Urban Mobility in a Digital Age that includes recommendations for public policy, strategic actions and pilot initiatives to enable the city to shape a vision of the future that works for all Angelenos in an era of shared mobility and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Prior to her work in LA, Ashley served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, creating the most comprehensive smart city in North America among other civic innovation projects. Ashley is a registered architect and green building professional. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21/T-SET University Transportation Center and Open Architecture Collaborative and was recognized as a national change maker by 2018 Grist 50.

The Future Of Living Podcast Goes Live August 16, 2018

Announcing the launch of The Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller, our podcast that explores how people connect to the places they live with technology and how it will change in the future as technology and innovation changes our lives.

In this series we dive into the latest Internet of Things (IoT) and smart living technologies, trends affecting the spaces and places that make up smart cities and buildings, and new ways for managing life as more and more of the things around us get connected.

Our first episodes drop August 16th, 2018 right here on our website or your favorite podcast listening service. Please do us a big solid and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a good rating so that other people can discover The Future of Living, too.

Ashley Z. HandAshley Z. Hand on The Future of Living with Blake Miller

Ashley Z. Hand is co-founder of the urban change management network CityFi where she advises cities and the private sector on a more human-centered approach to smart cities. She served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation and was the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, creating the most comprehensive smart city in North America.

Kevin HonomichlKevin Honomichl on the Future of Living with Blake Miller

Kevin Honomichl is a founder and serves as Director and President of BHC Rhodes, a leading civil engineering firm. He is most intrigued by the future of mobility and connectivity specifically how it relates to mixed-use developments and rural living.

 

Nick Bowden

Nick has spent his entire career at the intersection of cities and technology. He is the founder of Mind Mixer and My Sidewalk. He recently joined Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company, to help build Replica a mind-blowing data modeling tool for cities.

 

Andrew Thomas on The Future of Living with Blake Miller

Andrew Thomas

Andrew is co-Founder and CRO of SkyBell, a leading smart video doorbell that is partnered with Comcast, Honeywell, and Alarm.com. Inc.com listed him #3 on their list of Internet of Things Influencers and Entrepreneur Magazine named him one of the top IoT entrepreneurs. He has vivid ideas of what the future of living will actually be.