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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 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 Smart Life

Latest release on Dec 23, 2020

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Rank #1: The Festive Edition 2020 - Part Two

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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!

Dec 23 2020

25mins

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Rank #2: The Festive Edition 2020 - Part One

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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! 

Dec 22 2020

27mins

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Rank #3: Smart Home & the 'Do It For Me' Market

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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.

Oct 01 2020

42mins

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Rank #4: The Impact of Smart Home and IoT on Future Generations

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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.

Sep 17 2020

48mins

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Rank #5: How Smart Home Technology can Assist an Ageing Population

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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.

Sep 10 2020

42mins

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Rank #6: Using Smart Technology to Improve our Health and Wellbeing

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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.

Aug 27 2020

38mins

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Rank #7: How we Improve Care in the Community

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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.

Aug 20 2020

49mins

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Rank #8: Getting to Carbon Zero

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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.

Aug 13 2020

49mins

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Rank #9: Live at SH&BA June 2019

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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.

Jul 23 2019

44mins

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Rank #10: Energy Efficiency, Diversity, and Energenie

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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.

Jul 04 2019

44mins

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