A Smart Look at Home Innovation with CNET and LG Electronics USA


Coldwell Banker talks with CNET and LG about trends in home automation and the future of the smart home.


During REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles, Coldwell Banker Real Estate brought together some of technology’s biggest names to discuss the state of the connected home. Before the panel discussion, Coldwell Banker caught up with Courtney Cochrane, Global Vice President of Media Sales and Publisher at CNET Magazine and John Taylor, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at LG Electronics USA to get their perspectives on the smart home.

Watch these video interviews to find out how tech innovation – especially smart phones – are changing the way we interact with our homes.

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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