How Smart Home Tech is Driving Business Results – IoT For All
On this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Kent Dickson, VP and GM of IoT Platforms and Service for Allegion, joins Ryan Chacon to discuss smart homes. Kent talks about smart home products transitioning to aid businesses, particularly in home rentals. He analyzes the current tech and how it impacted the short-term rental experience. Ryan and Kent then discuss the current landscape of the smart space industry, with Kent sharing insights on trends and challenges he’s witnessed. The podcast is wrapped up with what to look out for from Yonomi and the smart space industry.
Kent Dickson is an experienced technology leader who enjoys building great teams and disruptive products. He is VP and GM of IoT Platforms & Services for Allegion, a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss®, and Von Duprin®. Before Allegion, Kent was co-founder and CEO of Yonomi, the simple connected home integration platform, which joined the Allegion family of brands in January 2021. Kent’s background includes serving as General Manager of GridMachine, a massive scale Grid Computing-as-a-Service operated as a business unit of Sentient AI. Kent spent nine years at BEA Systems, leading the teams for several market-defining products in the WebLogic and AquaLogic lines. Kent has spent ten years working on the smart home frontier, partnering with leading device makers, voice assistants, AI innovators, and service providers. Kent holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Yonomi is a simple connected home integration platform. Yonomi is the easiest way to integrate connected home products to build residential IoT solutions. The platform provides the tools and frameworks needed to connect quickly, control, and automate smart home devices. Yonomi software is used in more than 1.2 million homes globally and integrates more than 2.7 million residential devices. Yonomi is a part of the Allegion family of brands. Allegion is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss®, and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools, and institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2020, and its security products are sold worldwide.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(01:29) Introduction to Kent and Yonomi
(05:21) Home and Business Automation Transition
(07:56) smart home tech for Renters
(12:10) Where are the smart spaces trends taking us
(15:28) Challenges in the smart spaces industry
(19:36) What to look out for from Yonomi
– [Voice Over] You are listening to the IoT For All Media Network.
– [Ryan] Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of the IoT For All Podcast. I’m your host, Ryan Chacon, and on today’s episode, we have Kent Dickson, the VP and GM of IoT Platforms and Services at Allegion. Allegion owns a brand called Yonomi which is where he focuses his time. And Yonomi is a simple connected home integration platform, very interesting product actually, and platform. So if you get a chance make sure you go check that out. This conversation is focused a lot on smart home technology; what the landscape looks like, kind of how it’s grown …….