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EI Live! Tech Talk series of webinars

Smart Cities – A new opportunity for the custom installer
9th July 2020

Working as a cousin to the EI Live! Tech Talks that take place at the EI Live! show, this new webinar initiative offers a chance to learn and participate in a series of lively forums on key aspects of the industry now and for the future. The idea is to deliver a crucible where the ideas for your business will be forged for the coming months and years.

For the first webinar in the series, Dan Eades, Director at Environ, custom installation and NICEIC Approved Contractors of 20 years standing, will offer a presentation entitled; ‘The Smart City – a new opportunity for Custom Install?

Smart Cities are big news. They gain a lot of publicity and a great deal of money is spent in the promotion of what a smart city is and how to achieve it. There is no specific benchmark or standard for what a smart city is but there it is widely estimated there will be 100 smart cities in existence by the end of 2022. Add to that the rapid global urbanisation that is currently happening and the smart city will doubtless play a role in more and more people’s lives in the coming decade. However, where is the smart home in this? What is its place and how will the industry be able to exploit it?

The Host and moderator for this session will be Davy Currie.

Davy Currie is the Managing Director of Infracore Home Technology Consultancy, Founder of Infracore Group (a new start-up accelerator for the AV & Integrated Systems sector) and sits on a board as Non-Executive Director with two other home technology companies. A seriously experienced operator in our sector, Davy is a great asset to have on board for this endeavour and the others we have planned.

Guest speaker


Dan Eades

Environ is a multi-award winning custom technology integrator and electrical contractor in its 20th year of operation. They offer a full end to end service from design, installation, commissioning and maintenance fully in house from their central London headquarters. Dan is a founding director. After having been involved in all aspects of the business Dan currently oversees business development activity.

Andy Oattes

Sales Director of OneAV UK, a pan-European distribution company specialising in connectivity solutions for the Residential and commercial sectors.
With a background in CI, consumer audio and Hi-FI and a career spent working in various export markets, UK & Ireland, spanning more than two decades. I’ve worked with some of the best global Hi-Fi electronics brands such as Naim Audio and Linn Products but also with leading global brands such as Focal, SONOS and Libratone.
I’m a passionate believer in music and the benefits a well-designed system can bring to all of us and have faith that the market is now evolving to enjoy better quality reproduction through higher bit-rate content and simpler control. Ci-Fi (custom install fidelity) is a term and focus that I have been developing for some time.
Specialising in Audio, stereo system and distribution systems, but engaged with all aspects of CI.

Durgesh Sinh

Durgesh Sinh, founded Nucleus from an AV and Integration department within his old company “EasyComp”, which was highly forced in the IT space. With his background in Computing and IT, and passion for all things Audio Visual, this dept quickly and organically grew into something that needed its own brand and platform. Nucleus services the High End Residential, Corporate and Military market spaces, endeavouring to deliver uncompromised installations and services to its clients.