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The Smart Life
38 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Digital Communications 101: An Introduction for the Smart Home Industry
Thomas is joined by Beacon's Digital Communications Strategist, Ruthie, to talk about all things Digital Communications, especially for the smart home market. Want to know more about building a community? SEO? Paid Social? This episode is a great starting place. To find out more, sign up for our upcoming webinar at this link! Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser: http://beaconagency-co-uk-5899851.hs-sites.com/getting-started-with-digital-comms-registration
25 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
The Festive Edition 2020 - Part Two
In the second part of our festive special, Thomas and Ruthie continue their review of the past 12 months and their predictions for 2021. Featuring more contributions from our returning guests, an in-depth look at privacy and data, and a discussion of smart energy; what a way to wrap up the year. Once again, Merry Christmas from the team at Beacon Agency!
28 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
The Festive Edition 2020 - Part One
This week, Thomas is joined by Beacon's latest addition Ruthie Pinion to take a festive look back at the past year, and a look forward to 2021. With contributions from returning guests, part one of our two-part festive edition covers everything from electric vehicles, smart energy, security, wearables, and a healthy dose of Christmas puns. Merry Christmas from the team at Beacon Agency!
43 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Smart Home & the 'Do It For Me' Market
This episode, Thomas is joined by Roamler UK's Pete Gilbert to discuss how the gig economy is shaking up the customer experience for smart home, as well as the impact of privacy concerns, and what the millennial generation might expect from their home and devices in the future.
49 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
The Impact of Smart Home and IoT on Future Generations
This episode, Thomas and Jess are taking a deeper look into the opportunities and dangers of smart home, IoT, and other technological developments impacting future generations. With guests Adam Williams (Lightwave) and Nikesha Davis Shanks (City Farm Systems), the episode covers everything from the changing nature of technology in education, our right to privacy, and the social gap and elitism driven by who can afford to interact with technology.
43 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
How Smart Home Technology can Assist an Ageing Population
Jess & Thomas are joined this week by Natalie Wathan from Schneider Electric to discuss the opportunities the smart home presents to help an ageing population live independently in their homes for longer, ensuring they're safe, connected, and healthy.
39 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Using Smart Technology to Improve our Health and Wellbeing
Jess is joined this episode by Daniel Bastone from Airthings to explore the impact that smart home and wearable technology can have on our health and wellbeing, as well as the importance of data, privacy, and what the future holds for our home lives.
49 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
How we Improve Care in the Community
Hosts Jess and Thomas are joined by Caroline Laurenson, Managing Director of TL Tech, and Kris Gamble, Director of Customised Ltd to discuss how society can harness smart home technology to deliver and improve care within the community. We also take a look about how far the industry has come, but also the challenges that retailers, manufacturers, designers, and policy makers need to face to improve the lives of everyone, no matter the type of care they require.
50 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Getting to Carbon Zero
Welcome to Season 2 of the Smart Life podcast! We kick off this season with one of the biggest questions we're facing: how do we get to carbon zero? Thomas is joined by Remi Volpe from Schneider Electric, Stephen Pattenden from the UK Smart Homes and Buildings Association, and the podcast also welcomes back John Bradford from Delta Dore.
44 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Live at SH&BA June 2019
Episode 4: In this episode, Thomas chairs a panel at the June 2019 Smart Homes & Buildings Association event held at BOSCH's brand new Innovation Hub. He's joined by a panel of experts from across the smart home industry discussing the importance of security and privacy in the smart home.
45 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Energy Efficiency, Diversity, and Energenie
Episode 3: Jess and Thomas are joined by Abi Coften and Oliver Tadd from MiHome at Energenie to discuss their smart home solutions, as well as talking about energy efficiency, diversity in tech, and how different demographics are responding, and buying in, to the smart home.
32 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Energy & Security in the Smart Home
Episode 2: Live from the first Smart Home Expo at the NEC in Birmingham, Jess and Thomas are joined by Charlie Higgs from Bosch Smart Home to discuss the effect smart devices can have on energy and security in the home.
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Welcome to The Smart Life
Episode 1: Our favourite tech of #CES2019, the role marketing has to play in the smart home, and what we're most excited for in 2019! Thomas and Jess are joined by Jenny Parkinson from Lightwave, and John Bradford from Delta Dore.
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