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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

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

PropCoin on pivoting and prospering as crypto wobbles

12/11/2018
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On this week's Tech Talk Radio, Emily Wright and Sam McClary meet the founders of PropCoin as they navigate the ups and downs of cryptocurrency in real estate. Peter Bird and Tom Cartlidge, both formerly of JLL, talk about leaving their respective corporate jobs to focus their attentions on the start-up world as PropCoin celebrates its first birthday this month. PiLabs backed with support from Gerald Eve, Bird and Cartlidge talk about how the company works, how it has fared over the last...

Duration:00:31:59

Why Mastercard could be the key to a global network of smart cities as it recruits New York's former CTO

12/4/2018
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The former CTO of New York City is paving the way for Mastercard to become a global leader in the development of future cities. Miguel Gamino, who is also the former CIO of San Francisco joined Mastercard in May to take on the newly created role of Head of Global Cities. He is now running the company's City Possible network which aims to bring together CIOs and city leaders to create more connected and inclusive urban environments around the world. Sixteen cities are becoming founding...

Duration:00:42:54

Everything you need to know about London's growing network of rooftop "vertiports": Meet the man building the UK capital's passenger drone infrastructure

11/27/2018
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If passenger drones are the future of travel, where will they land? Where will they take off from? Or travel to? All questions that Skyport Drones' founder Duncan Walker hopes to answer as he plans to build a network of "vertiports" on London's rooftops. With 15 rooftop's already secured for ports, which Walker hopes will eventually be used to dock drones carrying people around the city, he reveals the the complex planning required to ensure the infrastructure for this method of future...

Duration:00:46:18

Logistics giant Prologis tests the water with physical and virtual labs and relishes the "mystery" that comes with true innovation

11/20/2018
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On this week's episode of Tech Talk Radio Emily Wright and Sam McClary speak to Robbert Heekelaar, Prologis's VP of architecture and emerging technologies about the logistics giant's foray into real and virtual lab space. Prologis Labs officially launched earlier this month with a 1300 sq m physical space in San Leandro just outside San Francisco and a virtual lab in Amsterdam. "There is now a department within Prologis responsible for these physical and virtual labs," said Heekelaar. "We...

Duration:00:31:14

Men in suits, w@nky foods and other tales from NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2018

11/9/2018
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In yet another bonus episode of TechTalk Radio, Emily Wright joins her co-host Samantha McClary in the EG studio via the medium of Skype to talk all things NYC Real Estate Tech Week. Reunited they talk about the benefit of there being more men (and women) in suits at the event, its inspirational speakers, the lessons learnt, Honey bears, Twitter debates and of course the US mid-terms. More interviews from NYC Real Estate Tech Week are available on both the TechTalk Radio channel and our EG...

Duration:00:20:09

The end of the Google glory days

11/7/2018
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Tech NYC’s Julie Samuels on why the next swath of tech giants will have a rough ride and how New York is best placed to produce the grittiest start-ups of the future.

Duration:00:14:36

District Technologies is set to open a New York office and it looking to hire a local team

11/6/2018
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Mipim Proptech New York: District Technologies is set to open a New York office and it looking to hire a local team, founder Vanessa Butz told EG at Mipim New York. In a year when the company signed a massive 200 million square ft, Butz said that the time had come to secure a presence in the States. “I think the place has to be New York,” she said. “If we were looking to cater for consumer tech then maybe the west coast would be the better choice. But for B2B, this is the right...

Duration:00:05:42