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In this podcast series Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, speaks with a variety of thought leaders from visionary companies providing actionable solutions to major issues plaguing cities today. These issues range from air pollution to cyber-attacks to infectious disease and more. Michael dives into the inspiration behind each company and how they see themselves evolving in the coming years. This series will equip you with a plethora of valuable knowledge, and if nothing else, enjoy Michael’s amazing Boston accent.

In this podcast series Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, speaks with a variety of thought leaders from visionary companies providing actionable solutions to major issues plaguing cities today. These issues range from air pollution to cyber-attacks to infectious disease and more. Michael dives into the inspiration behind each company and how they see themselves evolving in the coming years. This series will equip you with a plethora of valuable knowledge, and if nothing else, enjoy Michael’s amazing Boston accent.

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United States

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In this podcast series Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, speaks with a variety of thought leaders from visionary companies providing actionable solutions to major issues plaguing cities today. These issues range from air pollution to cyber-attacks to infectious disease and more. Michael dives into the inspiration behind each company and how they see themselves evolving in the coming years. This series will equip you with a plethora of valuable knowledge, and if nothing else, enjoy Michael’s amazing Boston accent.

Language:

English

Contact:

6175063499


Episodes

A New Perspective of Solar

8/1/2021
Things are heating up. This episode features Grzegorz Maciaszek, COO of SolHotAir, a European company increasing solar energy proficiencies and reducing CO2 emissions through their innovative solar collectors. The collectors convert solar energy into thermal energy using solely still air, without the need for additional energy sources. The advanced technology is able to achieve an efficiency of 83%, 20% higher than its competitors. SolHotAir saves its customers 30%-40% a year on heating...

Duration:00:18:20

Why our Sensitive Information is at Risk

7/25/2021
Putting the action in redaction. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow delves into how Amanda Levay’s company, Redactable, is eliminating the risk of confidential data being compromised during the redaction process. Unlike traditional redaction methods that are extremely manual and often leave room for error, Redactable’s web-based application employs machine learning to scrub every layer of a document to ensure classified data is permanently deleted. The user-friendly platform is file...

Duration:00:16:42

The Danger of Street Lamps Brought to Light

7/18/2021
Shining a light on sustainability. Did you know the carbon footprint of one double head streetlight is on average 1.3 tons per year? Omniflow is a company addressing this issue by transforming traditional streetlights into sustainable platforms able to host numerous applications such as air quality sensors, audio alerts and even drone charging stations. With a simple one time implementation to pre-existing street lights, these Smart Poles reduce energy consumptions by more than 90%. Powered...

Duration:00:19:09

What you Don't Know About AC

7/11/2021
A sustainable solution that’s opening doors. It’s projected that air conditioning expended worldwide produces 2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually and uses 30% of the world’s total electricity. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow Mike speaks with Joseph Hill, CEO of Zephrame, a company working to combat the inefficiencies of air conditioning and its environmental implications. Through finetuning pre-existing technology and developing cutting-edge AI, Zephrame has engineered smart...

Duration:00:19:27

Plastic Made out of What!?

7/4/2021
One man's trash is another man's plastic In this premier episode of Preview of Tomorrow Season 2, Mike Lake discusses our excessive and wasteful use of plastic with Robert Luo, CEO of Mi Terro. Mi Terro is one of the world's first advanced material company that partners with food companies and farmers to create home compostable, single-use plastic-alternative packaging materials made from plant-based agricultural waste. Robert aims to eliminate the issue of plastic pollution and is driven...

Duration:00:19:55

This can Build Trust in Government

6/13/2021
Where cities go shopping. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike and Andrew Watkins, Co-Founder and CEO of Marketplace.city, discuss the importance and challenges of public procurement in cities. The ability of government to adapt to citizen needs and deploy innovative solutions, is about much more than just buying new technologies, it is a foundational building block in the development of citizens’ trust in government. Andrew's company, Marketplace.city is making it easier for cities...

Duration:00:19:43

Mother Nature's Recipe for Cleaning Water

6/6/2021
Almighty Algae. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow spotlights Brian Braginton-Smith, president and CEO of AquaGen-ISI, a company offering a sustainable approach to wastewater treatment. AquaGen-ISI’s integrated solution harnesses the natural benefits of algae to produce highly oxygenated clean water while simultaneously reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Additionally, the technology facilitates hydroponics while limiting cost and energy consumption, making it the most viable wastewater...

Duration:00:20:41

This Technology Eliminates Potholes

5/30/2021
The road to recovery. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow features founder and CEO of RoadBotics, Ben Schmidt. RoadBotics is a company that is automating the road assessment process, significantly reducing the cost of maintenance. Their AI and machine learning platform pairs smart phone video and imagery data with a community’s preexisting data to create interactive digital maps. These maps allow clients to identify issues within their road network, such as potholes and cracks, so they can...

Duration:00:21:03

Equity, Economics, and Evaluating People

5/23/2021
There’s more to you than your criminal record. In the US, there are approximately the same amount of people who have a criminal record as a 4-year college degree. Laurin Leonard, CEO of R3 Score, is dedicated to changing the way individuals with criminal records are perceived and the opportunities they are denied as a result. R3 Score recognizes that individual’s circumstances are not black and white, which traditional criminal background checks and credit scores risk models do not take...

Duration:00:20:56

Do You Know Whats in Your Air?

5/16/2021
The kind of air quality you write home about. The WHO estimates that a staggering 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air. Natalia Mykhaylova’s company, WeavAir, presents a solution to this troubling issue. WeaveAir is able to detect, correct and prevent air contamination through predictive algorithms and advanced sensors. These sensors measure up to 20 different metrics of air pollution, which WeaveAir analyzes in order to create a new standard for both vehicles and commercial buildings....

Duration:00:20:51

What to do About Flooding

5/9/2021
Texts from Mother Nature Did you know that floods are the most common natural hazard on the planet? This episode of Preview of Tomorrow features Esteban Canepa, the CTO of Sadeem, a startup that provides early warnings of flash floods. Sadeem allows civilians and government officials to effectively prepare for oncoming floods by sending smart phone alerts 6-12 hours prior to the disaster. The company utilizes advanced sensors to detect floods before they occur in order to mitigate their...

Duration:00:20:10

Only 1% of Water is Safe to Drink

5/2/2021
Not all water is created equal. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow Louise Bleach, Head of Impact at Desolenator, explains how the startup pioneered a solar-driven, ecofriendly water purification system. Louise highlights the major pitfalls of standard desalination processes such as cost, carbon emissions and volume of chemicals used to treat water. Desolenator established a desalination process powered entirely by renewable energy that utilizes a singular biodegradable chemical and is...

Duration:00:21:15

Are You Blinded by Your Sight?

4/25/2021
Your seeing eye dog without the cleanup. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow features René Espinoza, Founder and CEO of Lazarillo, a company based out of Chile that helps the visually impaired navigate urban environments. Lazarillo is a free app that employs real time detailed audio guidance, enabling blind individuals to traverse cities quickly and independently. Lazarillo serves as an intermediary between the visually impaired and businesses by highlighting specific companies selling...

Duration:00:20:46

Office Space Will Never be the Same

4/18/2021
A workspace as smart as its tenants. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow Rishi Chowdhury, CEO of Incube Space, touches on how the company is creating sustainable, reconfigurable workspaces through their data driven, innovative techniques. Incube Space utilizes cubes, its modular wall system helping commercial property owners build rooms using only sustainable materials without any onsite waste. These pop-up smart offices are extremely adaptable and can be built or redesigned in a matter...

Duration:00:19:18

1 Simple Fix for Safe Air

4/11/2021
Breeze Easy. If air pollution is one of the greatest environmental threats of our time according to the WHO, why are we using the same air quality monitoring techniques as we did in the 60s and 70s? Robert Heinecke’s German based company, Breeze Technologies, manufactures air quality sensors that are 1,000x cheaper and 50,000x smaller than traditional sensors, allowing for wide scale implementation. Breeze Technologies also provides an opportunity for citizens, companies and municipalities...

Duration:00:18:30

Free-er Cleaner City Transport

4/4/2021
There may not be free lunches, but there are free rides. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Alexander Esposito, Co-Founder and CEO of Circuit, describes how his startup is reducing the amount of single-occupancy vehicles on the road to mitigate traffic in cities. Circuit offers free shuttle services that transport people to nearby bus or train stations within specific geo-fenced areas. The company employs hourly-paid workers and electric vehicles, providing economic and environmental...

Duration:00:19:10

Flushing Away Our Future

3/28/2021
Save the world. Don’t flush your toilet. Did you know that one year of flushing the toilet uses enough water to live off of for 15 years? Ezequiel Vedana da Rosa, Founder and CEO of Piipee, is devoted to reducing this waste. Piipee, a Brazilian based company, produces an eco-friendly liquid that dilutes urine and instantly changes the color and smell. Piipee’s product can be installed in toilet bowls and provides an alternative to flushing, saving costumers both water and money. Support...

Duration:00:19:24

Water Without Worries

3/21/2021
Don’t cry over spilled milk, cry over spilled water. In the US alone, there are over 1,000 water main breaks per day, which have major negative economic and environmental implications. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow introduces Jim Fitchett, COO and Co-Founder of Voda.AI, a company that operates globally to detect water main failures up to ten years before they occur. Voda.AI’s state-of-the-art cloud software utilizes artificial intelligence to not only rank pipes by risk of failure,...

Duration:00:21:03

Surveillance You Can Trust

3/14/2021
Who's watching us through all those surveillance cameras? In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Uday Kiran Chaka, Founder and CEO of Smart Sentry AI explains the short comings of modern surveillance systems due to human error. It turns out people just aren't designed to sit in front of monitors all day watching for security risks. To solve this issue, Uday's company has created an Artificial Intelligence system that can monitor video feeds 24/7, and detect danger more accurately than...

Duration:00:18:43

Kitchen Farming

3/7/2021
The future of farming is landless. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Scott Massey, Co-Founder and CEO of Heliponix delves into how the company’s cutting-edge technology is reimagining agriculture. Heliponix’s GroPod smart garden device provides everyday consumers with the means to cultivate produce from the comfort of their own homes. The self-contained in-home appliance grows produce three times faster than traditional methods, while reducing greenhouse gases as well as food and...

Duration:00:20:36