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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.

Vanti and AVN Solutions win the Smart Systems award at the 2020 Inavation Awards

On Monday 12th February 2020 a nervous, but excited, portion of Team Vanti settled in at the InAVation Awards at Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage. Our collaborative effort with AVN Solutions on Tottenham Hotspur’s luxury smart hotel, The Lodge, had been nominated for the inaugural Smart Systems award so we were anxious to find out the[…]

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.

DIDFest: Redressing the Balance

If you follow Vanti on Twitter, you may have noticed a fair few tweets with #DIDFest2019 infiltrating your timeline in recent weeks. Perhaps you’ve been curious enough to click on one of these and find out a bit more about this unfamiliar hashtag, but if not: DIDFest is a brand new event dedicated to promoting diversity in digital, and the inaugural event is all about women in tech.