Managing Change, Mark Knopfler's Brother and The Remains of Bob Marley

Episode 3 August 27, 2018 00:39:49
Managing Change, Mark Knopfler's Brother and The Remains of Bob Marley
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Managing Change, Mark Knopfler's Brother and The Remains of Bob Marley
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Show Notes

In this month's show, we're joined by Rob Sutherland, Principal at London-based integrator, Inspired Dwellings, to look at how his business has evolved to meet technology changes, customer expectations and market opportunities. Then, as BBC Radio's "The Archers" namechecks multi-room audio as a technology 'must-have', we talk about smart homes in the media with two experienced, consumer-facing journalists - freelance writer extraordinaire, Chris Haslam and Jonathan Margolis from the FT How To Spend It. We find out what excites them and their audiences, and discuss the value of beautiful photography, brevity and celebrity name-dropping. This show is recorded in the Mountbatten Suite of Admiralty Arch. Thanks to our venue hosts, Prime Investors, and to our sponsors, Meridian Audio. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio and is a Wildwood PR and Alfi Media production.

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