Kent Dickson
  • “Because the moment that the music starts playing at four o'clock in the morning because we assumed that that's what you wanted, yet you were in deep REM, that's, that's the day you start unplugging your smart home devices and none of us want that.”
  • "You don't wake up one day, and say, 'You know what I wanna go get today? A smart home.' Nobody does that."
  • “And so one by one you get these things. They don't cost very much, you don't have to rewire your home for 'em, it's compatible with the home just as it is today, and before you know it, you do have a smart home.”
  • "I don't feel like I have to have a computer science degree to make my stuff work together. It just works. And it does what I want it to do, when I want it to do it. And along the way, my privacy was protected."

Season 02 Episode 08

Understanding the Smart Home

Featuring Kent Dickson

Thanks to cloud computing and the Internet of Things, the smart home is on the rise. Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson joins Dirk and Jon to discuss the present and future of the smart home, and how it might become essential for you.

Kent Dickson, the CEO of Yonomi, the IoT company connecting the smart home, joins Dirk and Jon to explore the state of the smart home. With roots in home automation that goes back decades, the smart home of today leverages the Internet of Things and cloud computing to offer modular solutions that are affordable and easy-to-use. We come at the smart home from a variety of perspectives to better understand where it is now and is heading later, as well as how it might impact the environments where we work.