New writing… My latest for Real Views looks at the emergence of the PropTech phenomenon in the built environment. Property technology, ‘PropTech’ for short, is a catch-all term for a disruptive new breed of data-based startups and intelligence innovators now applying their skills with analytics and algorithms to real estate.
It might be early days for the marriage of property and technology, but signs of a sector on the rise are already there, as seen in: ‘PropTech: Why the future is digital and personal’.
Just when you thought environmental sustainability had become so mainstream as to be safe and tame, maybe even have sold out its rebel roots a little in the race for acceptance… Politics in the US and UK lurch to the right – suddenly, the fight is back on. With eco more warrior than worrier, once more, we are outlaws again!
New writing… My recent piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the trend amongst tech companies for investment in clean and green energy. Of course, it is partly about energy saving and security in their data centres, but there is more it than that. Their willingness, even eagerness, to broadcast their achievements in renewable energy is tantamount to advocacy and tells its own story. Typically, these are companies and brands staffed by and selling to Millennials who ‘want purpose over paychecks’. As such, they are now home to the clean power generation. Follow the link for a fuller answer to the question: ‘Are tech giants going green?’
New writing... Pleased to say I have another piece published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special report on Smart Cities, by Raconteur. It looks at why business, the built environment and wider community must embrace constant change and lifelong learning to benefit fully from intelligent and responsive digital cities of the future:
• ‘What being ‘smart’ means for cities’.
The full 16-page Smart Cities report is available to view/download here.
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New writing… Pleased to say I have another piece published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special report on the Industrial Internet of Things, by Raconteur. It looks at how and why the West is playing global catch-up, as manufacturers in the Far East race ahead with IIoT:
• ‘The sun is rising in the East’.
The full 16-page Industrial Internet of Things report is available to view/download here.