Edward Wagoner of JLL and Will Cowell de Gruchy of Inforgrid on the imagine a place podcast

Real estate and technology for the human experience.

Today’s episode features two big thinkers when it comes to place and technology. Edward Wagoner is the CIO for the progressive-minded $17 billion, global real estate firm, JLL. Will Cowell de Gruchy is the founder and CEO of Infogrid - a fast-growing startup aimed at making buildings smarter and the world healthier. These two are thinking about the intersection of real estate and technology at the highest level, and with 90% of our time spent indoors, the stakes are high.

In today’s conversation, we’ll talk about technology’s role in the human experience of place, IOT (Internet of Things), and at the end, Edward and Will will make some bold predictions for what’s ahead of us. But, perhaps the most valuable moment in today’s chat is hearing Edward open up about his personal journey through self-change and organizational change.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Technology in the workplace
  • The future of work
  • Smart buildings
  • Technology’s role in the human experience 

Related Imagine a Place episodes:

Regan Donoghue (SimConsults): Who decided this anyways?

Danya Hakky, Ph.D (Perkins Eastman): The subtle art of placemaking. 

Christian Giordano: Design is due for reinvention.


  • Doug Shapiro
  • Edward Wagoner
  • Will Cowell de Gruchy
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