The Future Is...

The Future Is...

Explore the future of your life and business. Host Joe Toubes interviews engineers, software developers and more experts to uncover how today’s innovation is shaping tomorrow’s technology. One day soon we will breathe on Mars, travel in flying air taxis and live in smart cities.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 13 min

What does air travel look like during the coronavirus pandemic? What will it look like in the future? This special episode answers those questions in an in-depth conversation between Honeywell Aerospace President and CEO Mike Madsen and United Airlines Chief Operating Officer Jon Roitman. 

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In the season finale, Honeywell Chairman and CEO Darius Adamczyk explains the key factors that have kept the company in business for more than a century. Darius discusses the 100-year anniversary of the the New York Stock Exchange listing and why it is significant that Honeywell recently rejoined the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Darius also shares insight into how the software industrial company plans to shape the future.  

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August 24, 2020 25 min

As COVID-19 spread around the world last spring, students attending university and K-12 schools switched to remote learning. As the back-to-school season approaches classes will look different this year. Honeywell Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Kimbell and Patrick Hogan CCO of Honeywell Building Technologies discuss future of education. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation as workers around the globe had to abruptly work from home. During the early months of the outbreak, Honeywell information technology teams helped shift tens of thousands of employees to work remotely. Honeywell Chief Digital Technology Officer Sheila Jordan explains what it took behind the scenes to make that happen and what the future of IT holds. 

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June 30, 2020 24 min

Quantum computers will help businesses tackle computations that never could be performed previously. Honeywell Quantum Solutions President Tony Uttley explains how the technology works and what it will mean to industries. 

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June 11, 2020 21 min

Businesses have a lot of data. In the real estate industry, data can range from analytics on financials to information about air quality in a building. A partnership between Honeywell and SAP will unify that data. Que Dallara, president and chief executive officer of Honeywell Connected Enterprise, and Peter Maier, president of SAP Industries and Customer Advisory, explain how the new partnership will transform industries. 

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The coronavirus pandemic emptied out offices around the world. Meanwhile, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers are running nonstop to keep up with demand for new products and online orders. Honeywell Building Technologies chief technology officer Himanshu Khurana explains how the uses of buildings have changed and what the future holds.  

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Buildings leverage technologies like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to operate themselves. The chief product officer for Honeywell's software business, David Trice, breaks down why those autonomous operations are essential for business continuity - especially during a pandemic.

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Engineer Dave Rausch explains how technology can help critical rooms in hospitals stop the spread of germs. The secret? Airflow that exhausts airborne viruses and bacteria, replacing the room with clean air. Dave explains how that technology will help hospitals be prepared for pandemics and future outbreaks.  


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Demand for N95 masks has soared during the coronavirus pandemic. To help meet that demand, Honeywell is transforming U.S. manufacturing facilities to make the masks. What does it take to prepare those facilities? How do you hire employees while adhering to social distancing? Will Lange, Honeywell's president of Personal Protective Equipment, answers those questions and more. 

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March 10, 2020 21 min

The Future Is… podcast host Joe Toubes visited Dubai to explore what smart cities means for you. There, expert Dina Tamimi discusses the technology, like the Internet of Things in buildings, that makes cities a better experience for residents. 

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Engineers Willie Morrissette and Tony Barnette explain how the future of fuel will be powering planes with plants. Fuel made from Carinata seeds, which are non-edible mustard seeds, helped power a flight in 2018 where a plane flew from California to Australia. 

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Same-day delivery at no extra cost will soon be a reality for consumers. That will meet the demand of consumers who want their online orders to arrive as soon as possible. Engineer Eric Rice explains the technology - including robots - makes warehouses efficient. That gets your order out for shipping and to your doorstep faster than ever before.   

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Shaving cream, hairspray and keyboard cleaners all use aerosols that have historically been harmful to the planet. But there is an alternative that has a low Global Warming Potential and can also be used in propellants like aerosols. Host Joe Toubes interviews a chief technology officer at Honeywell, Maribel Wilson, about how these molecules work.  

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November 11, 2019 22 min

The technology that businesses depend on to operate can be vulnerable to hackers. Those bad actors can threaten companies uptime and bottom line. Cybersecurity expert Sema Tutucu explains how the industrial world is at risk and why they should protect themselves. 

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November 10, 2019 19 min

Host Joe Toubes interviews senior research and development scientist Amanda Childers, who works on technology that helps astronauts stay alive on Mars. Amanda gives insight into how soon astronauts will explore Earth’s neighbor. And what those missions – which could be roughly three years –  will look like. It will take a year to get to Mars, a year to do research and a year to travel back home.  

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November 8, 2019 30 sec

A sneak peek at the first season of The Future Is... and the technology that it will explore. 

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