Daniel Rausch

Vice President of Smart Home at Amazon

Daniel is the Vice President of the Smart Home business within Amazon Devices division. Prior to this role, Daniel led product, marketing, and customer engagement teams for two businesses, Dash button and DRS, and Prime Exclusive phones. He also led Planning and Analytics for Amazon Devices, including market research, pricing, and demand and supply planning for all Amazon devices worldwide. Daniel joined Amazon in 2009 as the Director of the higher-education segment business for Amazon Devices where he focused on enabling students and educators to use Amazon devices and apps for reading and studying. Prior to joining Amazon, Daniel was COO of visiblebody.com, an award-winning medical and scientific education company located in the Boston area; he and his partners spun that out of Argosy, an educational technology and curriculum development firm serving all major US textbook publishers, where he was also COO.

The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2

Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.

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