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The Smart Life

The Smart Life

By Beacon Agency
The Smart Life is a podcast looking at all things Smart Home and IoT. From the latest tech to the bigger questions around the role tech has to play in our lives, each episode, hosts Jess and Thomas will be joined by industry experts to break down the news behind the headlines.
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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.
September 17, 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.
September 10, 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.
August 27, 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.
August 20, 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.
August 13, 2020
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.
July 23, 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.
July 4, 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.
April 11, 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.
January 25, 2019