Category Archives: Thought Leadership

Read the latest Thought Leadership updates from the Vanti team.

Smart fiction vs smart fact at Gensler Birmingham’s Design Forecast Local

On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, the Birmingham branch of global design and architecture firm Gensler hosted their Design Forecast Local event in their industrial, and characterful, office located in Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. Topic of the night was Birmingham’s future and Vanti were lucky enough to get an invite to host an interactive session. We had a great time and wanted to share the night’s best bits for those who couldn’t attend.

Sonos speakers, ‘smart’ buildings, and the importance of upgradability

As of May 2020, Sonos will no longer provide support for some of their oldest products. With this in mind, we want to use ‘smart’ buildings as an example to make a case for the importance of being able to upgrade individual pieces of hardware within a system, to extend its lifespan and prevent the need for a complete overhaul.