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Episode 26: Scott Newnam on Audio Advice’s Free, Online Home Theater Design Tool



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Audio Advice CEO Scott Newnam about his company’s recently launched online home theater design tool, which is free for consumers and professionals anywhere to use. With a Harvard Business School, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley background, Newnam came to the home integration business later than most, but with no less passion or dedication. He has been instrumental in his company’s successful blend of brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail success in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC.

Visit www.audioadvice.com to check out the home theater design tool.

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Episode 25: Sense Labs’ Mike Phillips on Bringing AI into the Smart Home



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Mike Phillips, CEO and co-founder of Sense Labs, a Cambridge, Massachusetts company whose Sense Home Energy Monitor provides real-time insights into home energy consumption. He was a researcher at MIT before going on to co-found two companies (SpeechWorks and Vlingo) that brought speech recognition capabilities to call centers and to mobile phones, including the technology that would go on to power virtual assistants across hundreds of millions of phones.

Visit https://sense.com/ to learn more.

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Episode 24: John Sciacca is President of the No-Shirts Club



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with one of his favorite custom home tech writers who, in his day job, is co-owner of Custom Theater & Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC. In this especially candid conversation, Jeremy and his good friend John recall how they met while on a trip to Microsoft headquarters, how they ended up rooming together at trade shows and discovered a shared fandom for Taylor Swift and Disney World. Eventually, they discuss smart home trends, as well.

Visit to learn more, visit https://www.customtheaterandaudio.com/ and check out John’s articles at www.residentialsystems.com.

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Episode 23: Shark Tank Star Robbie Cabral Unlocks Smart Home Market



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Robbie Cabral, inventor, CEO, and founder of Los Angeles-based BenjiLock, a finger-print enabled padlock manufacturer that was introduced to the tech industry at CES 2017 and soon after was made famous on ABC’s SharkTank. Padlocks for gym lockers and bikes aren’t typically the focus of Residential TechTalks, but Cabral is expanding his focus into the smart home, so we’ll discuss that development and more in this episode.

Visit to learn more, visit https://benjilock.com/ and check out our interview in the June-July 2020 issue of Residential Tech Today.

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Episode 22: Joe Piccirilli Won’t Compromise in His Approach to Power Management



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Joe Piccirilli, managing director of Rosewater Energy Group, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Joe is an accomplished consultant, strategist, and speaker with almost five decades of experience that spans across the consumer electronics, systems integration, and energy industries. In his current capacity at RoseWater, he oversees the manufacturing, sales, and distribution of new technology for residential power storage and handling efforts, but he’s also one of the founders of AV retailer Sound Advice and AVAD, the well-known AV distribution company.

Visit https://rosewaterenergy.com/ to learn more.

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Episode 21: Mark Feinberg is My Good Friend, Too



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Mark Feinberg, president of Home Theater Advisors, a custom integration firm specializing in middle market projects in New York City. Unlike so many companies in the home tech install business that may scoff at more modest budgets, Mark embraces the idea of taking on projects in the $2,000-$30,000 range – even in the typically extreme high-end NYC market – noting in his marketing that “no project is too small.”

Visit https://www.hometheateradvisors.com/ to learn more.

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Episode 20: Brandon White’s Perspective as a Second-Generation Technologist



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Brandon White, director of new product development at Vanco International, a U.S. manufacturer of premium audio/video products and electronic accessories. In this week’s episode, we learn more about an article Brandon wrote for the June/July 2020 issue of Residential Tech Today, where he shares how he has followed in his father’s footsteps in the AV business and how his own young son is already showing interest in tech.

Visit: https://www.vanco1.com/ to learn more.

 

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Episode 19: Paradise Theater’s Sam Cavitt Creates Private Galleries for the Artform of Film



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Sam Cavitt, owner of Paradise Theater, a company dedicated to delivering “excellence always” with their private home cinema designs. Find out how Sam evolved from custom integrator to theater designer, how he ended up living in Hawaii, and why he is on a mission to save the artform of film by embracing the concept of cinema connoisseurship.

Visit: https://www.paradisetheater.tv/blog to learn more.

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Episode 18: Roomba Inventor Joe Jones Takes Robotics Into the Garden



Episode 18: Roomba Inventor Joe Jones Takes Robotics Into the Garden

In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Joe Jones, inventor of arguably the most successful robot ever made, iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum. These days, he is promoting his company Franklin Robotics’ newest invention, called Tertill, the world’s first residential weeding robot. Find out how Jones comes up with new ideas and brings his robotic creations to life (uh oh).

Visit: https://tertill.com/ to learn more.

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Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration



Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration

 

In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Millson, CEO of Millson Technologies, a premiere residential electronic systems provider in Vancouver, Canada. Find out how Millson’s 1970s high school job as a teen disco DJ led to a learn-on-the-job business in commercial and residential technology integration. These days, Millson is renowned for his mastery of the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) market and his systemized way of getting in and out of jobs, profitably.

 

Visit: www.millson.net to learn more.

Check out this article about Millson at https://restechtoday.com/richard-millson/

 

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