The Tyto Tech 500 Power List went live at the end of 2018, and for the first time, we can reveal the 10 most influential people in UK PropTech, as we dive into the data sector-by-sector.
The property industry has a history of being slow in embracing the latest technological change. Up until now that is. According to this recent survey from Property Week, attitudes appear to be changing, with a notable year on year increase in those ‘willing to innovate and trial new products’, while almost two thirds of respondents believed that tech investment would have a positive impact on their revenue over the next five years. With digital-first mortgage services, like Habito, and estate agents such as Purple Bricks and eMoov, disrupting the market (despite the latter having hit some rather rocky waters recently), there is an increased sense of urgency to form and follow forward thinking digital roadmaps.
It’s an exciting time as tech and the industry become more symbiotic, with Big Data and Geolocation being used to make smart valuations and align the right properties with the right buyers; IoT is becoming the new normal and more and more buildings become ‘smart’ and the increased use of drones and AR to bring properties to life – helping to connect audiences with the properties scope and experiences. Let’s not forget Blockchain, of course, within the property sector it’s beginning to transform transaction regulation and reduce the costs and admin associated with a number of third parties.
Which brings us back to this list of 10 people in the UK helping to drive and influence this space and the trends we are seeing in the shape and content of this list of influencers.
Tyto Tech 500: Top 10 Influencers in PropTech
|2||Dominic Wilson||Pi Labs|
|3||Susan Freeman||Mishcon de Reya|
|5||Melanie Leech||British Property Federation|
|9||Tom Bloxham||Urban Splash|
|10||Savannah de Savary||Built-ID|