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Welcome to TechTalk Radio, a weekly podcast brought to you by real estate intelligence provider EG. Each week TechTalk Radio hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary bring you interviews with the brightest brains in all things technology, data and innovation in the world of real estate. Listen in for everything from the impact of AI on human jobs to how tech will enable us to build better, cleaner and more useful environments for generations to come, with a little light entertainment thrown in.

Welcome to TechTalk Radio, a weekly podcast brought to you by real estate intelligence provider EG. Each week TechTalk Radio hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary bring you interviews with the brightest brains in all things technology, data and innovation in the world of real estate. Listen in for everything from the impact of AI on human jobs to how tech will enable us to build better, cleaner and more useful environments for generations to come, with a little light entertainment thrown in.
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Welcome to TechTalk Radio, a weekly podcast brought to you by real estate intelligence provider EG. Each week TechTalk Radio hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary bring you interviews with the brightest brains in all things technology, data and innovation in the world of real estate. Listen in for everything from the impact of AI on human jobs to how tech will enable us to build better, cleaner and more useful environments for generations to come, with a little light entertainment thrown in.

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Episodes

"Silicon Valley didn't think we would last long in real estate." JLL Spark co-CEOs on proving their tech friends wrong after two years in property and an $100m raise

9/10/2019
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On this week's Tech Talk Radio podcast co-hosts Emily Wright and Sam McClary are finally reunited and another duo joins the episode as we catch up with JLL Spark co-CEOs Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner. This is the pair's second turn on Tech Talk Radio after first appearing on the podcast 18 months ago to talk about the launch of JLL's tech and innovation investment arm. Now, nearly two years on and following the launch of a $100m global venture fund. JLL Spark has made a number of significant...

Duration:00:40:03

Triple trouble, watermelons and a chance meeting on the Northern line; Tech Talk returns with a bumper 'back to school' special

9/2/2019
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It's that time of year. As we say goodbye to summer the inevitable back to school feeling creeps in. But there is nothing like a fresh start and we have decided to mark September with a special episode of Tech Talk Radio. After something of a summer hiatus we are back this week with a podcast where we have not one, not two, but three guests. First up Samantha McClary interviews Goldacre's investment MD Fionnuala Hogan about tech, innovation and how she felt when she scooped the coveted...

Duration:01:26:27

Triple trouble, watermelons and a chance meeting on the Northern line; Tech Talk returns with a bumper 'back to school' special

9/2/2019
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It's that time of year. As we say goodbye to summer the inevitable back to school feeling creeps in. There is nothing like a fresh start, though and we have decided to mark September with a special episode of Tech Talk Radio. After a bit of a summer hiatus on this week's podcast, we have not one, not two, but three guests. First up Samantha McClary interviews Goldacre's investment MD Fionnuala Hogan about tech, innovation and how she felt when she scooped the coveted Bridging the Gap gong...

Duration:01:27:17

“Ditch the BMWs, hide the lifts and break some rules,” meet The Edge's Coen Van Oostrom

7/9/2019
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When founder and chief executive of Netherlands-based Edge Technologies and OVG Real Estate heard a speech by Al Gore some 20 years ago, he was inspired to implement change. He decided to transform his “Trump-like” real estate business into something Gore would be proud of and embarked on an epic change management mission – starting with taking everyone’s BMWs away. Now his company has become synonymous with some of the smartest, most sustainable buildings in the world, including The...

Duration:00:52:09

We grew assets under management from $2.8bn to $11.8bn - the power of the innovation economy

7/2/2019
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Micheal Phillips is President of Jamestown LP, a 35-year-old investment manager based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He spoke to EG at Mipim Proptech in Paris about how he has pivoted to grow the business by focussing on investing in spaces that can be turned into innovation hubs. Some of the firm’s most iconic projects include Chelsea Market in New York which was sold to Google last year as part of a $5bn package, Industry City in Boston and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Now...

Duration:00:09:25

Meet the tech company that BlackRock just snapped up for $1.3bn

7/2/2019
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MIPIM Proptech Paris: It's every tech firm’s dream. You build up the business, you embed yourself in the market and then one of the biggest real estate asset managers in the world not only wants to acquire you, but does so for over $1bn. This is what happened to alternative investment management software provider eFront in May when BlackRock paid $1.3bn to acquire the Paris-based firm. EG spoke to eFront’s senior product manager Davide Manstretta at MIPIM Proptech in Paris to find out...

Duration:00:10:04

Strategic secrets, tech buzz misconceptions and the grisly fate of Kermit the frog: CBRE’s Chandra Dhandapani drops in from Dallas

6/24/2019
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The tech buzz in real estate has “far from died down,” according to CBRE’s global chief digital and technology officer. If anything, things are kicking up a notch as property companies the world over start to focus their attentions on delivering tech solutions rather than just talk about them. This is just one of the points covered by Chandra Dhandapani in this week’s Tech Talk Radio with Emily Wright and Sam McClary as she also addresses the reason behind the influx of major tech players...

Duration:00:30:19

Meet the guardians of energy

5/21/2019
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Energy consultancy ZTP is back to talk about how far they have come in just over a year since last visiting the TechTalk Radio podcast studio. Alex Hill and Joe Warren talk to Emily Wright about their new product Kiveev, a guardian for energy that enables consumers to get a view of where the opportunities for energy purchasing lie, and potential more importantly, the risks associated with energy acquisition prices. Kiveev, launched in March this year, has been designed to digitalise the...

Duration:00:48:38

Meet Wordsearch Place: The capitalist and idealist turning our airwaves blue

5/13/2019
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This week on Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright and Sam McClary talk to Wordsearch Place’s William Murray and David Twohig just over a year on from when the latter joined from Battersea Power Station. The duo, who have been busy working here in the UK and around the world talk about their love of “holidaying” together, the joys of swearing and the benefits of their dynamic as ‘the capitalist’ and ‘the idealist’. For all that and more on the power of placemaking, be sure to tune in for this...

Duration:00:49:05

Northern Exposure: The final chapter in an epic mapping adventure

4/30/2019
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On this week’s Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright is joined by EG’s new tech reporter Lucy Alderson who makes her TTR debut with the last episode of the geospatial mapping podcast trilogy. She spoke to Chris Pope, spatial data analytics manager for Greater Manchester Combined Authority who was tasked with creating and developing MappingGM, an online resource that maps the social and physical infrastructure across the Greater Manchester region. Tune in to listen to Pope talk about the challenges...

Duration:00:42:25

How geospatial is making geography sexy – part two in EG TechTalk’s mapping trilogy

4/23/2019
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The EG TechTalk team have gone a bit crazy over mapping recently, but rightly so. Geospatial technologies have an important and infinitely useful role to play in the built environment. In this week’s episode – part two of a trilogy of mapping podcasts – we sit down with Knight Frank’s head of geospatial mapping Ian McGuinness to find out more about this evidence-based approach to planning and how the time is now for geography to come out of the shadows across the planning and development...

Duration:00:38:18

Meet the man behind Google Maps

4/9/2019
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This week on Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright and Sam McClary talk to the man behind Google Maps about how real estate remains “conservative” when it comes to data in an overwhelmingly digital world. Geospatial technologist Ed Parsons joined Google from Ordnance Survey in 2007 and has been instrumental in the launch of Google Earth and Google Streetview. He says that mapping the world has never been more efficient now that “everyone” is a surveyor but urges real estate to embrace its power to...

Duration:00:53:13

Developing data insight in a digitally immature sector

4/2/2019
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British Land was one of the first major UK real estate companies to start to take data and the insight it can provide seriously, using it to inform investment, development and asset management decisions. In January this year, BL made how important data and insight is to it even clearer, adding responsibility for them to the remit of executive committee member Sally Jones, BL’s head of strategy and investments. In this episode of EG's TechTalk Radio podcast Jones talks about what data,...

Duration:00:35:29

The power of the pivot

3/4/2019
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Meet Emma Stapleton. A traditional surveyor who saw a gap in the market for technology to deliver better service to the built environment so took the giant leap of quitting her job, teaming up with her husband, David, (also a surveyor) and investing their own cash into building a network for construction professionals. Together they built a site that worked and attracted users. It was a site that they kept building, and for which they attracted a round of funding. But it had moved away from...

Duration:00:35:56

Everything you need to know about investor confidence in real estate tech... and ketchup

2/25/2019
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On this week’s Tech Talk Radio, co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary talk to Metaprop NYC co-founder Aaron Block about investor confidence in real estate technology. Following on from the release of the results of the sixth edition of the Global Proptech Confidence Index last week, Block delves into potential reasons for some of the headline results. From 60% of proptech investors planning on making more investments in 2019 compared to 2018 and from a massive 46% of start-up CEOs...

Duration:00:30:37

Matterport set to become 'Google Maps' for buildings: New boss R.J Pittman talks ambitious plans and life beyond Apple, Google and eBay

2/12/2019
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This week on Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright and Sam McClary talk to Matterport's new chief executive R.J Pittman, eBay's former CPO. Pittman took the reigns at Matterport in December last year and has bold plans to expand the business beyond pure real estate to become "Google Maps" for the built environment. He talks about why he has decided "now is the time" to turn his attention to a new generation of start-ups after years working at the world's best known tech giants including Apple,...

Duration:00:48:18

We're back with Blair: Social media, Mipim, and a former PM on the power of tech

2/5/2019
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On this week's Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright speaks to EG Editor Damian Wild about all things Blair. Tony Blair that is who spoke on tech last week at the Edelman Trust Barometer launch. "Today tech changes everything," he said. "It will change the face pf industry and how we work. It will revolutionise education, health, transport, even law and order. "The important thing is for politicians to come together and to realise this is the challenge and we have to explain to people how we...

Duration:00:16:26

Everything you need to know about property but are too afraid to ask: Land Registry on the future of geospatial data

1/16/2019
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This week on Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright and Sam McClary talk to Land Registry head of digital, data and technology John Abbott and Alpha Property Insight's Dan Hughes about the future of geospatial data. From the digital transformation of the Land Registry and the challenge of updating and modernising an old system to plans for a closer working relationship with real estate firms and start-ups in the future, the duo discuss the benefits of digital mapping and why the Land Register could...

Duration:00:11:27

Welcome to 2019: TechTalk Radio readies for a busy year ahead

1/8/2019
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Welcome to 2019, TechTalk Radio style. In this episode of EG's weekly tech podcast hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary talk about what's coming up in the early part of the year through EG's numerous tech products - the magazine, our events etc. - about what they expect 2019 to mean for tech in the real estate sphere and might also have a little rant about various modes of transport. Normal service resumed next week.

Duration:00:19:55

Beat the hackers: Cybersecurity experts reveal the risks, and how to combat them, in an increasingly digital age

12/13/2018
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How easily could your mobile phone be hacked? What risks are real estate companies facing in an increasingly digital era? How can you protect yourself? EG spoke to Chris Woods, director of CyberQ Group, and Vishvas Nayi, cybersecurity consultant for CyberQ Group at this year’s RICS commercial property conference to find out more. From the rise in cyber attacks to companies’ biggest cyber security fears, listen for more.

Duration:00:09:22