Victor Agreda, Jr.

Morning Edition Host/Producer

Victor Agreda comes to WUOT with 10 years of experience in the media field, managing DownloadSquad, Engadget Spanish, Autoblog Spanish, DIYLife, and The Unofficial Apple Weblog for AOL. During his time at TUAW, Victor tested thousands of apps, and worked closely with developers and innovators in the technology field.

Victor holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (English) as well as Watkins in Nashville (Film Editing). Victor has created content for television and the web, and has been a speaker at SXSW and 360 Intersect, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio and Fox Business News.

Victor’s passion lies in storytelling and empowering local businesses and individuals in the region. Victor lives in Fountain City, and has two teenage children, Belle and Weston.

If you've ever wondered what the "Internet of Things" means, you'll want to listen to this month's Dialogue. We'll discuss connected devices in the home, and zoom out to look at how industrial uses of IOT devices are being integrated into Knoxville's infrastructure to help build the beginnings of a "Smart City."

The technology being put in place promises to help ease traffic woes, make traveling around town safer, and could even help bring autonomous vehicles to local roadways.

Wednesday, April 11 at noon on 91.9FM WUOT.

University of Tennessee

A new program at the University of Tennessee brings undergraduate engineering students together with private industry to teach them how business works, and to foster innovative solutions.

We’ll hear about their work with LocalMotors and what the future of the program may bring as we talk to Mary Brow, the director of the Integrated Business and Engineering Program.

Knoxville’s recent tech upgrades to streetlights, parking meters and some traffic lights represent the tentative first steps towards creating a smart city. The technology is designed to make streets safer, and serve the community better with more parking and less congestion. I spoke to Jeffrey Branham, Chief Traffic Engineer for the city, about those initiatives and what the future might hold in store.

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