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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

Track Your Water Consumption

9/26/2021
Testing the waters with Robeau. This episode spotlights Sylvain Spenle, CEO of Robeau, a company helping to reduce water consumption through IoT LoRA sensors. Robeau’s turnkey solution allows building owners and managers to measure water consumption and leaks through their innovative flowmeters. The company also provides a data management platform where customers can view their water usage in real time and minimize their consumption by more than 40%. Michael and Sylvain talk all things...

Duration:00:20:02

Traffic Management Made Easy

9/19/2021
A company beating the traffic. This episode features Muhammed Mirza Ozdil, CEO of Tytovision, a company whose computer vision and AI technology help monitor our roads. The startup’s technology can be implemented in any vehicle to detect traffic causes and violations, as well as infrastructure problems. These issues are then communicated to government leaders to ensure roads are kept safe. Tytovision’s effective solution reduces congestion and creates revenue streams for cities. Support the...

Duration:00:19:32

Rectifying our Rivers

9/12/2021
A solution breaking barriers. Since 80% of plastic deposited in our oceans comes from rivers, it is essential to stop this issue at the source. On this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mauro Nardocci, Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer shares with us how his company, SEADS, is capturing plastic and transforming it into energy and other key resources. SEADS’ patented technology called Blue Barriers collect up to 92% of river plastic with zero impact on wildlife. The barriers are...

Duration:00:20:02

A New Kind of Weatherman

9/5/2021
Your crystal ball into our climate’s future. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow showcases a company called Climformatics that is changing the game when it comes to weather and climate forecasting. Subarna Bhattacharyya, CEO and Detelina Ivanova, Chief Science Officer, touch on how the company employs state of the art machine learning and continuous modeling to accurately predict future climate. Businesses can then use Climformatics’ API to download and access analytics to inform their...

Duration:00:20:24

An Unexpected Fertilizer

8/29/2021
Raise your Glass to Lup Colombia. Did you know that 75% of all glass that enters the global waste system ends up in landfills? This episode of Preview of Tomorrow highlights Lup Colombia, a Colombian based company changing this statistic. CEO, Caitlin Oliver, describes how the company develops recycling manufacturing plants that transform glass waste into low carbon products, such as silicon fertilizer. Lup Colombia reduces greenhouse gases and supports the agricultural industry, all while...

Duration:00:18:55

Capturing Carbon 1 Bar of Soap at a Time

8/22/2021
Wash your hands of carbon emissions. This episode highlights CleanO2, a company leading in microscale carbon capture and limiting greenhouse gas emissions produced by the heating industry. CEO, Jaeson Cardiff, explains how the company has created a technology that harnesses CO2 from buildings and converts it into a higher value chemical called carbonate. The carbonate is then used to make consumer goods such as body bars, body wash, detergent and more. In addition to creating a circular...

Duration:00:18:05

Taking The Oil Out of Our Water

8/15/2021
This episode of Preview of Tomorrow features Felipe Cardoso, Founder and CEO of Eco Panplas, an innovative startup that has developed a solution for decontaminating plastic package recycling. The company extracts oil from containers without using water, without producing waste, and while reducing C02 emissions, achieving great socioenvironmental benefits. The Brazilian based company stands ready to cleanse our plastic containers for good. Support the show...

Duration:00:18:57

Affordable Housing With Heart

8/8/2021
A company building homes and hope. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow features Livingstone Mukasa, CEO and Cofounder of Four One Financial Services. The Ugandan company is working to reduce income equality by helping individuals invest their money and create affordable housing simultaneously. Their technology platform aggregates micro-investments from home buyers and investors, allowing both parties an opportunity to build their personal wealth. Four One Financial Services is making...

Duration:00:18:05

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