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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 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 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 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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Episode 16: My Good Friend Todd Anthony Puma



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Todd Anthony Puma, a respected custom integrator, tech blogger, and owner of The Source Home Theater in New Jersey. Find out how Puma handled the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when he was turned away from a service call into New York City and how he been reaching out to his client base with great CARE, and even beginning to find installation and service opportunities picking up in New Jersey. Also, we learn more about Puma’s “good friend Mark Feinberg” and how he became such a fixture in many of his articles.

Visit: http://www.thesourcehometheater.com/ to learn more.

Email Todd Anthony Puma at todd@thesourcehometheater.com

Check out Todd’s latest blog at https://www.residentialsystems.com/blogs/picking-a-pro-podcast

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Episode 15: Mitchell Klein has Two NFL Teams to Root for Now



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director and 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award winner, a lifelong Boston sports (and very recent Tampa Bay Bucs) fan with 25 years of custom integration industry knowledge and wisdom. Find out what insights Mitchell offers from his experience as an integrator, manufacturer executive, trade association president, and tech protocol alliance director, and how Z-Wave parent company Silicon Labs is working to create alignment across the industry with the goal of advancing both security and compatibility in smart home devices. Visit: www.z-wavealliance.org to learn more.

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Email Mitchell Klein at mitch@z-wavealliance.org

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Episode 12: CEDIA’s Giles Sutton: ‘What a Difference a Month Makes’



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by CEDIA’s senior vice president of industry engagement, Giles Sutton, whose role in the industry is basically meant to be the exact opposite of social distancing. When times are normal, it’s quite common to see Facebook updates from Giles showing very long lines on a map from origin to destination and back. Find out how Giles is keeping in touch with residential technology integrators and vendors, and what how CEDIA helping its membership through the COVID-19 shutdown.

Visit: www.cedia.org to learn more.

Email Giles Sutton at gsutton@cedia.org

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Episode 10: Chris Smith Leads NYC-based Cloud9 Smart from a Safe Distance



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with Chris Smith, the CEO of Cloud9 Smart, a custom integration firm based in New York City. Smith is one of the smartest and most thoughtful integration professionals in the country, so you might not be surprised to learn that as soon as he realized that the health of his employees was at risk from COVID-19, he closed down operations, even for so-called “essential workers” and relocated himself to Colorado, where he and his girlfriend had a place to stay away from one of the worst Coronavirus hotspots in the country. In this conversation, Smith shares how he has already “right-sized” his business for an eventual return to work, what he’s learning from his fellow CEOs during the pandemic, and how a “new normal” will affect his employees when they return to work early this summer. 

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Episode 9: Thoughtful Integrations’ Joe Whitaker has a Post-Quarantine Plan



Even while we’re all hunkered down with quarantine orders across North America, Joe Whitaker seems to be anywhere and everywhere (at least virtually). In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with the President of Thoughtful Integrations in the St. Louis and Dallas markets about his weekly Facebook Live video broadcasts, where he addresses both the concerns of custom integration business owners as well as the concerns of his smart home client base, looking for advice on keeping their home networks and entertainment systems humming, while hunkered down during this unprecedented time. Joe offers insights into his own best practices as he continues to work in the field during the COVID-19 quarantine, as well as an intriguing e-commerce concept that he’s developing to provide guided-install technologies for his clients.

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

Email Joe Whitaker at joe@thoughtfulintegrations.com

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