Greg Toth brings decades of experience in the home services, technology and outsourcing industries to Hubitat Inc. Most recently Greg served as CEO for Library Systems and Services, a for-profit outsourcing and technology company and is poised to lead Hubitat into the next phase of home and business automation.
Where do you see home automation having the biggest impact on people's lives in the next 5-10 years?
I think we will see a withdrawal in the market from some of the nonsensical “smart” products like we witnessed at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas. Consumers are going to tire quickly seeing the likes of smart cat litter boxes, smart hairdryers and smart potatoes (google it, it makes my point). The future is in proper home automation with users looking for ways to simplify their technology and make it more cohesive, adding to their quality of life. Fortunately, that’s the path Hubitat is on and will continue to pursue. The HA highway is littered with failed products and companies with poor business models. I believe building off our solid foundation and expanding our market reach strategically, continuous development of our technology and focusing on our customer experience will keep Hubitat on the top of the list for years to come.
What is one thing people should know about the Hubitat team that they don't already know?
The Hubitat team is incredibly talented and amazingly committed to our product and service. I know of no other company that works so hard on the continuous improvement of a product. Each team member takes personal ownership of their every situation, we communicate issues or opportunities across the company. Fixes, solutions or upgrade ideas come from cross functional discussions and problem solving. I am thrilled to be a part of this team, I feel inspired and driven to excel by their example.
You have 15 seconds to diffuse a bomb. Do you cut the red wire or blue wire?
All I know is, never cut the blue wire! That may be too obscure of a movie reference for some. Showing my age perhaps. (google that too)