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Tim Smith - Humanizing Autonomous Mobility

The Future of Living

Release Date: 12/20/2018

Logan Nagel - Curating the Tenant Experience [Replay] show art Logan Nagel - Curating the Tenant Experience [Replay]

The Future of Living

Logan Nagel believes strongly and has witnessed first hand, the value brought to a building when a tenant's experience is carefully curated and optimized.

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In this replay of a conversation from Season 2 of Future of Living, Blake and Calandra discuss:

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Scott Harkins is one of those people you just expect to have all the really cool gadgets you could imagine and the capability to make them all work together. This comes in handy in his role as VP & GM of Resideo Connected Home where he oversees the future of Resideo products and their interoperability within the home. Resideo spun out of Honeywell and recently went public (NYSE: REZI).

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Sarah McMillian - Preserving and Mondernizing Historical Buildings with Connected Technology [Replay] show art Sarah McMillian - Preserving and Mondernizing Historical Buildings with Connected Technology [Replay]

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Sarah McMillian, of Temboo, believes historical buildings hold vast amounts of valuable cultural currency. They tell a story not only of the people that built the building but also of the community in which they lived and what they valued. And so preserving historical buildings, in her view, is valuable to our culture and our community. However, connecting these buildings and creating interoperability is challenging, but Temboo has a solution.

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Jeff Wood - Optimizing Urban Transit and Land Use [Replay] show art Jeff Wood - Optimizing Urban Transit and Land Use [Replay]

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Jeff Wood (@TheOverheadWire) thinks we won't ever have truly autonomous cars and that Apple is stuck in the past. His reasoning is sound, unique, and not what you might expect to hear from anyone in Silicon Valley. Jeff owns and operates The Overhead Wire, a consultancy focused on transit and land use strategies primarily in urban areas.

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We like to end each episode with the "Lightning Round", a series of questions meant to elicit answers off the top of the guests head. In this episode, various guests from the past two years talk about the industries, businesses, and companies they believe are at risk of obsolescence, or at the very least, massive disruption in the next 10 years. In other words, "Who is the next Blockbuster?"

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This past season of Future of Living featured 20 fantastic guests. We covered a lot of ground, too. The future of construction, retail food technology, downtown stadiums, affordable housing, affordable transportation, and so much more. This episode features five standout segments from the past season.

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Ryan Coon - Democratizing Property Management and Tenant Experience Technology show art Ryan Coon - Democratizing Property Management and Tenant Experience Technology

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In the U.S., there are ~45m residential rental units. About 53% or 24m of those rental units are managed by individuals, not institutional property groups. Yet, most of the technology for managing rental properties are built for big, enterprise real estate organizations. Ryan Coon calls those 24m property owners "DIY Landlords," and he believes in them. A DIY landlord himself, Ryan is co-founder & CEO of Avail, a rental property management app created to provide DIY landlords the experience they deserve.

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When it comes to tenant attraction and retention it seems like everyone in the Real Estate industry is trying to one-up each other. An "Amenities Arms Race," some might say. Logan Nagel (@Logan_W_Nagel, TW) has witnessed much of this race first as an analyst and now as Associate Publisher at Propmodo.com. Nagel believes strongly and has witnessed first hand, the value brought to a building when a tenant's experience is carefully curated and optimized.

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Downtown stadiums are special. There's something inexplicably enjoyable about leaving work and walking to a ballgame. This experience becomes magical when after the game you can walk home. As a baseball reporter and analyst, Joel Goldberg has traveled to almost every baseball stadium in the United States. He’s seen more than his fair share of downtown stadiums and hotels and as both a professional and a traveler, he has a unique perspective on what makes these types of properties memorable and enjoyable.

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Tim Smith (@timsmith, IG) refers to himself as a "human-to-whatever" designer. It’s a description stems from his belief that human-centered design principles can be applied to every situation. He even once designed a machine for more efficiently milking cows. In his current role as Global Auto & Mobility Director at ustwo, he is focused on the in-car autonomous car experience.

Specifically, Smith and his colleagues are researching how to make autonomous travel accessible for both able and disabled passengers. He co-authored Humanising Autonomy: Where are we going?, in which he argues the auto industry's approach to autonomy is imbalanced. In addition to focusing on the technical challenges, he and his co-authors argue the human-factors involved in autonomy must be considered.

In this conversation, Blake and Tim discuss:

  • The challenges facing the auto industry when designing for accessibility.
  • The unintended consequences to retrofitting properties for accessibility.
  • The importance of voice centered human experiences both in and out of the car.

Find Tim on Twitter, @mypoorbrain, on Instagram, @timsmith, and on LinkedIn.

Find The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Or on Twitter and Instagram: @FutureLivingPod.