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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

The Circular Revolution is here!

3/27/2022
Better Than Recycling Plastic-- Let's Eliminate It. Roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, and when we say waste, we don’t just mean it doesn’t get eaten. Even after it is discarded food waste is not composted. Instead, it is more often than not, disposed of in ways that are actually harmful to the environment. Now while this is certainly a double whammy when it comes to wastefulness, at least food waste eventually biodegrades, unlike other materials....

Duration:00:19:03

Protecting our forest from wildfires

3/20/2022
Detecting Wildfires Before It's Too Late Wildfires—an ever-growing problem for our ever-growing populations. As the world adds another 1 billion people in the next 15 years, most of them will be living in areas designated as “wildland-urban interfaces”. With more human activities near forests, wildfire risks will increase. The 2020 California wildfires burnt over ten thousand homes, leaving areas of the state in destruction and fear of future catastrophe. We are in dire need of tools to...

Duration:00:19:07

Building Meaningful Community Engagement

3/13/2022
Putting the People in "We are the People" In the United States alone there are more than 89,000 local governments, and less than 1% of these have populations over one million. Despite this, in the US and throughout the rest of the world, there seems to be a disconnect between most local governments and their communities. In this episode, we will discuss with ITsimple how community engagement can be reinforced through technology providing meaningful interaction, for both the private and the...

Duration:00:18:50

Accessible Transport for All

3/10/2022
Safer than a taxi, cheaper than an ambulance Mobility is our ability to move from one place to another—to go about our daily activities, moving from one to the next. It is something many of us take for granted. But for others, the lack of specialized transportation options, the expense of those options, and the difficulty accessing them can severely limit their mobility—and their quality of life. Sadly, 80% of non-drivers who have a disability and 40 percent of all older adults cannot do...

Duration:00:18:22

Cost of Shipping is Bigger Thank You Think

2/28/2022
No more lost packages or excessive carbon emissions Astonishingly, up to 30% of industrial wood is consumed for the production of shipping pallets & crates! Now, this is a serious issue as it is predicted that if we continue our current rate of deforestation, the Earth will be completely barren of trees in just over 300 years. Ponera modules easily reduce wood consumption, transport weight, and CO2 emissions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=JPH4UA3TJ423L)

Duration:00:25:05

When Waiting for a Train Means Life or Death

2/20/2022
Avoid Getting Stuck at Railroad Crossings Trains often stop traffic at railroad crossings for longer than 5 minutes. When that traffic includes an ambulance, the wait for a train to pass reduces the patient's survival rate by 50% or more. Prevent traffic delays and collisions at rail crossings with predictive rail crossing blockage information. TRAINFO predicts rail crossing blockages to prevent traffic delays and collisions. Support the show...

Duration:00:22:00

Corrosion: A Threat to Our Infrastructure

2/13/2022
The Fountain of Youth for Infrastructure Corrosion, the silent killer, has plagued our infrastructure since the iron age. Today, it's costing us trillions, and preventing innovative technologies such as offshore wind turbines from becoming more widely implemented. AnCatt has produced anti-corrosion paints and coatings as the world’s first and only heavy-metal free and toxic free high-performance anti-corrosion coating product after 50-years of worldwide R&D efforts. Support the show...

Duration:00:17:45

Home Heating Without the Guilt

2/7/2022
Modern comforts come at a high price. Burning fossil fuels for electricity and heat is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Fourdeg is a Service company for heating optimization. Service improves indoor comfort and saves in heating costs. It works automatically at room-level accuracy in any size old or new building with water-circulating radiators, including commercial, public and residential premises. Support the show...

Duration:00:20:04

Taking the Waste Out of Recycling

1/30/2022
Increasing Trash Sorting Accuracy to 92% As stated by the World Bank, in 2011, world cities generated about 1.3 billion tons of solid waste. This volume is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tones by 2025. Bin-e is a smart-bin, IOT device which sorts and compresses recyclables automatically. To do this, it combines unique AI-based object recognition, fill level control and data processing to make waste management convenient and efficient. Support the show...

Duration:00:20:12

Cybersecurity Using Quantum Blockchain

1/22/2022
Taking Cybersecurity to a New Level As businesses, governments, and other systems migrate to smart ecosystems, hackers are watching. Infiltron is a proactive, real-time IoT cybersecurity solution that leverages technologies such as Ai, Blockchain, and Quantum to provide innovative cybersecurity protection. Every system that integrates with Infiltron has a less reactive approach to protecting its data and devices in real time. This technology detects malicious attacks before they happen and...

Duration:00:19:32

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