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Episode 32: Alex Capecelatro on the New Josh.ai Nano and Core Products



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with our first second-time guest, Alex Capecelatro, founder and CEO Josh.ai, the natural language voice control system catering to the custom integration channel. The reason for the rare return visit? On the day that this podcast drops, Alex and his team hosted a much ballyhooed virtual Keynote in Los Angeles, where the company’s executive team revealed a pair of new products designed to appeal not only to custom integrators and their clients, but also architects and designers looking for a way to blend residential tech with a more elegant aesthetic.

Learn more about Josh.ai at https://www.josh.ai/

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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.

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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 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 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 14: HTSA’s Jon Robbins Refuses to Workout in His Garage



In this episode, Residential Tech Talks Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Jon Robbins, the executive director of The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a consumer electronics buying group that in recent years has become one of the most progressive leadership organizations in the residential tech integration business. Although he’s too modest to take credit, it was Jon’s leadership and vision that pushed the group into new technology categories like lighting design and “wellness tech” that the rest of the industry embraced later.

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Visit: www.htsa.com to learn more.

Email Jon Robbins at jon@htsa.net

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Episode 13: Azione’s Richard Glikes Slow Dances with His Wife



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Glikes, the president of Azione Unlimited, a consumer electronics buying group that was founded in 2011, and has become a force in the residential tech integration business, thanks, in part, to Richard’s passion as an industry leader, as well as the quality of residential tech integrators and manufacturers that he recruits to be a part of his group. Find out how Azione dealer and vendor members are staying in touch through virtual fireside chats and what song inspired Richard to slow dance with his wife in the middle of his family room.

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Visit: www.azioneunlimited.com to learn more.

Email Richard Glikes at richard@azionegroup.com

Email Patrick McCarthy at patrick@azionegroup.com

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