Unlocking the future of smart access and smart cities: On Call with igloohome CEO and co-founder Anthony Chow


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We're bringing you into the world of smart cities, and to guide us on our journey we had to call Anthony Chow, CEO and co-founder smart access solutions company igloohome. Fresh from igloohome's fifth year anniversary and first virtual iglooCon, Anthony and Yinglan take a trip down memory lane, from the competition where they first met pre-igloohome days to now a company with 130 employees in 13 locations with over 100K smart locks sold. Then Anthony takes us on a global tour of smart access projects they’ve been working with large-scale infrastructure, shares the latest on the impact of COVID19 on distribution, and explains how the smart nation Singapore has been pivotal to igloohome’s growth as a smart access company. This call was recorded September 8.


00:58 How Yinglan and Anthony met;

03:10 reception at igloohome conference for distributors 2019 and 2020;

07:17 major milestones of igloohome in the last five years;

09:18 the genesis of iglooworks and four case studies;

16:23 outlook on iglooworks and their enterprise distribution approach;

20:46 data collection and importance of data to clients;

25:45 the impact of COVID on their various markets;

28:08 how Singapore's smart city initiatives have been pivotal to their growth;

31:55 Anthony's favorite books, apps, and igloohome product;

About our guest

Prior to co-founding igloohome, Anthony Chow led data science teams in developing proprietary personalization engines for Singtel's Group Digital Life unit. This extensive data science experience and expertise has been critical to Igloohome’s engineering and data-driven approach to growth across 100 countries globally.

Anthony holds an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from Imperial College London and a Master's in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He was also an Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore scholar.


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