Author: Connected World

After being postponed from January due to Omicron concerns, Davos 2022 finally went down in late May in Davos, Switzerland, with about 2,500 attendees—and while that’s a respectable number, many noted that some mainstays from years past were notably missing. The WEF’s (World Economic Forum’s) annual meeting hadn’t convened in person since January 2020, shortly before COVID-19 took the world by storm. And since the Davos crowd met that fateful year, a lot has happened, to say the least. In fact, a lot has changed even in the last year, considering Vladimir Putin spoke by invitation at the 2021 virtual…

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Episode 770 05.10.22 Edward Sanchez, senior analyst, global automotive practice, Strategy Analytics, joins Peggy to talk about trends in the automotive industry and those in our homes. He says it’s inevitable whenever there are price hikes in energy, it raises consumer interest and awareness in the fuel economy and the need for more economical vehicle choices. Below is an excerpt from the interview. To listen to the conversation from The Peggy Smedley Show, click here or go to https://peggysmedleyshow.com/ to access the entire show. Peggy Smedley: I want to narrow in today if you don’t mind on energy in automotive…

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How can we ensure water and air quality is optimal in our homes? In a word, technology. Erik Bernal, president and CEO, Elite Water Systems, sits down with Constructech editorial director Peggy Smedley to discuss current challenges with water and indoor air—and the solutions that can help. Connected World (CW): What does your company provide? Erik Bernal (EB): We provide residential and commercial water and air quality solutions designed to answer the problems of tomorrow.CW: What are some current challenges we have with water and indoor air issues? EB: Most water contaminates are not regulated and are extremely detrimental to our…

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How can human-centric lighting improve our health and provide energy savings? Patrick Gall, head of channel development, Orro, sits down with Constructech editorial director Peggy Smedley to shed some light on how connected lighting can brighten our day. Peggy Smedley (PS) How has home control evolved in the past decade? Where are we today? Patrick Gall (PG) Home control has come a long way in the past decade. Previously, it was only possible to get home-wide control of your technology via expensive home automation systems, often costing customers tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. While those types of…

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