John Chambers catches up with some of Australia’s technology leaders to look at whether Australians are ready to embrace smart technology at home.

When we talk about smart homes, you most likely picture The Jetsons, talking fridges or technology that’s only available to the rich and famous. But what about the tech that’s available right now? Is it a just gimmick, or can it actually help your household?

As more products become available and affordable, we’re starting to see a shift away from home automation being just for the tech-savvy early adopters. Smart home technology is now helping every day Australian households to keep an eye on things when they’re not home, energy management, and even household harmony.

I recently sat down with some of Australia’s tech thought-leaders, Catherine Caruana-McManus, Matt Hopkins, Dr Lior Rauchberger and Joanna Batstone think Australian homes are about to get smarter.

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