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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

From Plastic Waste to Innovative Construction Materials

1/18/2022
Recycling Plastic with a Purpose. With humans digesting more than 40 pounds of plastic during their lives, this is a problem of more than just trash or pollution. Turning plastic into smart gravel solves both the challenges of plastic waste and better construction materials. Arqlite is a recycling technology company building the next generation of sustainable building materials. Our green technology is changing the plastic recycling industry with the capability to process up to 1 ton of...

Duration:00:19:02

Reducing Traffic by Optimizing Green Lights

1/14/2022
Cutting your commute time just got easier! Time is said to be life's most valuable commodity. Yet, we waste so much of it sitting in traffic-- reducing productivity, tipping the scales on work-life balance, not to mention spuing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Imagine the impact on your life if traffic signals were synchronized, allowing congestion to flow smoothly through cities. TrafficGenius uses historical traffic signal patterns, crowdsourcing traffic data, and live HD-video...

Duration:00:19:55

Avoid Leaky Pipes in Aging Infrastructure

12/26/2021
As pipeline infrastructure is aging, associated corrosion costs are skyrocketing, and our access to water is threatened. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Solveig Parent & Tristan de Servins about how their company, Heuristech, is combating the devastating impacts of our aging infrastructure-- particularly corroding pipes that carry our much-needed water to our homes and businesses. Their technology is non-invasive and ideally suited to assess pipelines in cities,...

Duration:00:19:16

Addressing E-Mobility Anxiety

12/19/2021
Taking the edge off of EV charging station management. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Lyubov Artemenko about how her company, GO TO-U, that serves as a platform for electric vehicle (EV) charging management and operations. Transition to new modes of transport requires reliable charging infrastructure. GO TO-U makes the experience of driving and charging an electric vehicle (EV) simpler, more comfortable, and more accessible by leverage big data and machine...

Duration:00:19:40

Desalinating More Water With Less Energy

12/12/2021
While the water industry is a prime victim of climate change, it is also a source of global carbon emissions. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Mike Dixon about how his company, Synauta, saves 20% of OPEX costs in desalination and water reuse plants, by using supervised machine learning to optimize energy and chemical use for specific conditions. Synauta applies machine learning to account for multiple input and output parameters in the reverse osmosis process,...

Duration:00:19:10

Educating Beyond the Digital Divide

11/28/2021
This solution puts education in the hands of children, literally. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Soraya Fouladi about how the COVID19 pandemic as drastically perpetuated the unequal access to education among children across the world. Soraya's company Jara, is closing the global digital divide, by building a distance learning solution for children in low-internet and low-power communities. The Jara Unit, is a crank-powered and solar powered off-grid charging...

Duration:00:18:49

Can we Have a Plastic Free World?

11/21/2021
Plastic doesn't grow on trees, but maybe it could. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Max Mohammadi about the dire environmental implications of petroleum-based plastics. Max's company, PlasticFri is on a mission to change turn things around by transforming renewable resources into bio-based products for replacing fossil-based plastics. For its groundbreaking work, the company has been awarded the prestigious “Company of the Year in Sweden”, named “Most promising...

Duration:00:20:34

Storing the Energy of the Future

11/14/2021
The solution to storing solar energy efficiently is the size of a suitcase. In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Mike Lake talks with Jennifer Gallegos about how the common way of storing solar energy is currently impeding the industries growth. The most impressive thing about Jenn's company, Yotta, is that its technology doesn't need to be indoors due to its patented thermal management system. That's a game changer in terms of reducing total installed system cost. In fact, total...

Duration:00:17:16

Biodiesel: Fueling Innovation

11/7/2021
Optimus is saving the planet again, this time with biodiesel! In this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Colin Huwyler, CEO of Optimus Technologies talks with Mike Lake about how his company is retrofitting diesel engines to run entirely on biodiesel. With the rising risk of climate change, it's important to focus on solutions that can be implemented now. Biodiesel is a readily available fuel source that is not only sustainable, but won't impede on production and efficiency of heavy-duty...

Duration:00:19:56

Data Quality Assurance Done Right

10/31/2021
Cleaner data may mean cleaner air. This episode of Preview of Tomorrow spotlights Antonio Jara, CEO of HOPU, a company engaging citizens and decision makers to guarantee the data at their disposal is easily understood and intuitive. Using a contextual intelligence platform and loT devices, HOPU is able to provide environmental monitoring solutions that track air quality. The company works with both cities and corporations to analyze their contribution in reducing environmental pollutions...

Duration:00:19:33

Eliminating Plastics One Meal at a Time

10/24/2021
If worms can recycle, so can we. As a society we’ve deposited over 9 million tons of plastic in the last 50 years and only 9% of that plastic has been recycled. On this episode of Preview of Tomorrow, Marc Lacroix, Cofounder of Worm Generation, explains how his company is combating this issue in a rather unique way. Worm Generation has created a farm project that utilizes mealworms to transform plastic into productive and organic matter. Thanks to the bacteria in their gut, mealworms are...

Duration:00:18:50

Our Water is Drugged

10/17/2021
AcceliCITY City Solution of the Year is cleaning our water. These days, the increasing contamination of harmful pharmaceutical waste into water supplies has become one of the highest priority issues for cities, which face the daunting task of supplying safe drinking water to hundreds and millions of people. While the common conception is that wastewater treatment plants take care of this issue, in reality pharmaceuticals pass right through water treatment and go on to cause great harm to...

Duration:00:20:47

Drone Due Diligence

10/10/2021
The solution driving the drone industry to take off. Although the drone industry is a multibillion-dollar industry, it is riddled with inefficiencies such as being dependent on a 1 person to 1 drone operation. CEO Nishant Singh Rana explains how Vyorius’s SaaS and AI technologies streamline the drone operation process to enable large scale usage. By connecting unmanned vehicles to the company’s fleet management system, they are able to facilitate 1 individual controlling up to 6 drones. Not...

Duration:00:18:25

A Vote for Transparency

10/3/2021
Election accuracy is on the Horizon. Although US elections have an administration cost of more than $2 billion, 38% of Americans still lack confidence in election fairness. CEO of Horizon State, Tim Goggin is committed to restoring public faith in our election systems. Horizon State, an Australian blockchain startup, created a secure election and engagement platform that provides transparency into election or surveys administered by political and business leaders. Their user friendly...

Duration:00:20:01

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