3D Food Printing Conference, Asia-Pacific Edition

As with every 3D printing application, there is a lot of hype going on with 3D Food printing. Statements like “a 3D Food Printer in every home in 2 years’ time” can be heard all the time. The reality is that a lot of research and development needs to be done. The promises however are huge, both for professional and consumer markets.

For red meat, 3D printing represents an exciting opportunity to add value to current secondary cuts, trims and by products by developing “meat ink”. Furthermore, in the aged care sector there is a demand for food that is easier to chew and 3D printing provides an opportunity for the red meat industry to offer high protein meals that can be presented in various shapes and sizes, more appetizing that the classical pureed food.

There is a need for creation new business models to meet the demands of different markets who want personalized approaches to nutrients or textures, rather than the current whole muscle product.

The 3D Food Printing Conference will tackle all aspects of this new market opportunities and challenges.

Focus topics: 3D Printing Technology for Value-Added Red Meat | Food components: protein, carbohydrates, and fats | Custom Nutrition | Food Design | New value chains | Hardware developments | Software developments | Business models


The 3D Food Printing Conference offers the attendee a platform on the crossroads of science, technology; business in 3D Food Printing. Share knowledge, learn from other professionals and start networking.

Target: Meat producers & meat processing companies | Suppliers to the food industry | Agricultural industry | Hardware / software suppliers | Food research institutions | Regulatory bodies | Trendwatchers | Investors

Target: Meat producers & meat processing companies | Suppliers to the food industry | Agricultural industry | Hardware / software suppliers | Food research institutions | Regulatory bodies | Trendwatchers | Investors

For more information about the program and registration, visit https://3dfoodprintingconference.asia/

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What is Digital Twinning ?

The term typically used to convey the concept of mapping the physical world to the virtual world is “Object Hyperlink”, which refers to the notion of extending the Internet to objects and locations in the real world.  In other words, the Internet is associated with (or mapped to) the real world by attaching object tags with URLs as meta-objects to tangible objects or locations.

Digital Twinning refers to the mapping of the physical world to the digital world in which Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and Software are leveraged to create a digital representation of physical object or asset.  The Digital Twin of a physical object can provide data about the asset such as its physical state and disposition.


Smart Objects in Physical Environment

IoT will enable “Smart Objects” as depicted above.  In this topology, virtual objects (software programs) function as an abstract of real-world things (smart objects in the physic environment).  Virtual objects are associated with real objects to the extent that the latter may be manipulated, controlled, etc.  This means that there will be Virtual-to-Real (V2R)Real-to-Virtual (R2V), and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) scenarios.

Some human-oriented IoT enabled transactions will require AAA, such as a request to administer a virtual object and/or to manipulate a real-world object via the virtual one.  However, over time, the vast majority of transactions will not involve a human being as systems become Learning Machines, communicating with one another and applying previously gained data towards solving new problems.

Some of the areas that will benefit greatly from Digital Twinning are Connected Manufacturing, Industrial IoT, and Teleoperation.

Mind Commerce predicted this in its report Google in RFID and M2M, Second Edition (January 2013), when we evaluated the role of Google in M2M and related IoT areas.  We stated that there is great potential for Google in teleoperation related areas:

“There is a great potential for Google in M2M/IoT.  Just as RFID can be used to create presence detection, tracking, etc., and association between real-world items with Web-based objects such as URL’s, Google can employ the use of M2M for virtual control of real-world objects.”

“The obvious role for Google in M2M is address mapping.  Just as Google uses various algorithms to put search into context based on keywords, they can do the same to put communications and control into context.  This can be done in a real-world to real-world basis as well as real-world to virtual world (and vice versa) basis.”

Mapping is the foundation of “teleoperation” (operation of a machine at a distance) as there must first be a way to address an object before it can be signaled and/or controlled from a distance.

In that same report, our analysis continues with the following:

“It is quite a bit more obvious for the real-to-real scenarios such as predicting contextually which systems may be affected by real-world events such as a tidal wave striking a coastline where there is a nuclear power plant.

The real to virtual scenarios are less obvious, but have huge implications, as the virtual world represents two-way control (real to virtual and virtual to real) communications and control for a variety of use cases including simulations, alerts, risk assessment, gaming (some serious such as war games), etc.  Furthermore, augmented reality can be employed to help people in the real world be able to better identify and visualize these relationships so that they be leveraged for productive benefit.

For example, a maintenance team arriving at a building can gain access to an augmented reality view of hidden systems (for instance equipment behind a wall) to both see what is there as well as information and its status.  With a touch of a button, the worker is linked to a URL that provides static and/or dynamic information about the object such as specs and usage information, ownership, maintenance history, status, performance, etc.

With Google, it will be conceivable that every object will be known along with all key contextual data, mapped to addresses, and sorted by key associations, permissions, and privacy rules.”

We see these as vital functions, which Google and others will perform. We also see these teleoperation scenarios, and others, playing out over the next 10- 20 years with IoT as covered in the Mind Commerce report Teleoperation and Telerobotics in Industrial IoT

There are also many additional use cases for Digital Twinning including monitoring, simulation, and many more.  For more information about Digital Twinning, see the Mind Commerce report:


Internet of Things (IoT) Digital Twinning: Market Outlook for IoT enabled Physical to Virtual Mapping and Management 2017 – 2022 evaluates Digital Twinning technology, solutions, use cases, and leading company efforts in terms of R&D and early deployments. The report assesses the Digital Twinning product and service ecosystem including application development and operations. The report also analyzes technologies supporting and benefiting from Digital Twinning. The report also provides detailed forecasts covering Digital Twinning in many market segments and use cases including manufacturing simulations, predictive analytics, and more.

More Information

For more information and other topics see the Mind Commerce Knowledge Center

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What is the Role of RFID in IoT ?

While much attention is placed upon IoT Wide Area Networks (WAN) in support of communications ranging from feet to miles,  it is important to also recognize that many Internet of Things applications would not be possible without “last inch” communications.

RFID and other “last inch” technologies such as Bluetooth are critical as part of IoT Operations planning and communications for any enterprise.

The use of Radio Frequency ID (RFID) for IoT solutions is a critical element of business for many industry verticals such as retail, manufacturing, oil & gas, and the automobile industry.  In the upcoming RFID Journal Live! event, Jason Philpot (manager of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana) will discuss how his company cuts costs of managing finished inventory with RFID.

Honda has solved the problem of managing finished inventory at its Indiana plant, by implementing an RFID system that includes solar-powered fixed readers and an innovative in-car reader. Philpot will explain how the system has reduced the expense of hiring workers during peak new-model periods by 80 percent, and how it has decreased the amount of time required to perform critical quality checks.


LIVE! 2017 will also feature four industry-specific and four technical conference tracks, as well as eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, fast-track training provided by RFID4U, and RFID Professional Institute certification. The event will be hosted alongside the IEEE RFID 2017 event and the 2017 RFID Journal Awards. What’s more, the event will offer exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the industry’s leading technology firms. For more information, visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things technologies (IoT) and their many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal’s websites for up-to-the-minute news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions related to RFID and IoT technologies. This has made RFID Journal a trusted and respected technology information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID and IoT decision-makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events.

For more information, visit www.rfidjournal.com and www.iotjournal.com

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Things to Learn and Do at IoT Asia

Asia’s premier and award-winning Internet of Things event – IoT Asia – returns for its fourth edition in Singapore on 29 and 30 March. IoT Asia is blazing the trail to revolutionize the IoT arena and continues to be a key player in Asia’s IoT community.

At the conference, established industry thought leaders such as Charles Reed Anderson (IoT Asia 2017 Conference Chair, Founder of Charles Reed Anderson & Associates), Dr. Bernard Leong (Head of Post Office Network and Digital Services, Singapore Post, Singapore) and Wouter Van Wersch (President and Chief Executive Officer, General Electric ASEAN) will converge to discuss and exchange knowledge on the latest IoT developments and their value propositions.

There will be over 40 keynotes, sessions and panels presented by leading industry experts and guest speakers, spanning across three brand new conference tracks:

  • Technology – View highlights of new and innovative IoT and related technologies, systems, enablers
  • Solutions – Hear illustrative case studies and contextual use cases of how IoT is showing returns and results in various industry segments and aspects of life
  • Organizations – Learn how organisations are approaching change and business disruptions as IoT takes hold, how IoT changes the face of competition and partnerships, and implications for ecosystem building and development


Here is what you can Learn and Do at the Summit:

  • A digital future for governments: Hear from government officials such as Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative, Singapore) and Jordi Puigneró I Ferrer (Secretary for Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society, Government of Catalonia, Spain) during the Leaders’ Dialogue – Agendas and Assurances for a Smarter Connected World – at the opening ceremony.
  • Reality check for IoT: Where does the money in IoT lie and how can organisations capture that? This year’s edition of IoT Asia themed Making $ense in our Connected World features over 90 renowned speakers to discuss IoT’s value generation potential and opportunities from three key perspectives – Technology, Solutions and Organisations. Some keynote topics include Multiplying the Eco-System Effect and Innovative Solutions for a Connected World.
  • Discover the World of Connected Things: Discover and experience first-hand new and cutting-edge IoT technologies and solutions with live product demonstrations on the show floor, featuring 110 sponsors and exhibitors from 16 countries. Walk through 8 thematic zones – Smart Cities, Wearables, Industrial IoT, Design Applications, Enablers, IoT Data Analytics – including two new ones, Robotics and Cybersecurity!
  • Geek out at community-driven knowledge exchange seminars: The TechSpace at IoT Asia will be hosting some very exciting on-floor seminars run by DevSecOps, IoTSG and PechaKucha Showdown @ IoT Asia throughout the two-day event. Be prepared to geek out and talk about all things connected with these technology experts and enthusiasts.
  • Start your digital transformation engine: Not sure how to manage your organisation’s digital transformation initiatives or how to make tech relevant for your end-users? Two exclusive workshops held at IoT Asia will focusing on empowering C-suite and senior-level technology professionals with practical guidelines and hands-on experience to develop new connected business models and learn the fundamentals of user-centric IoT design.
  • Go from ideation to creation: IoT Asia brings back the Institution Zone and Start-up Exchange for students and start-ups to showcase IoT-related ideas, solutions and technologies, including new lab-to-market ones. There’s something for everyone.

Contact the IoT Asia 2017 press team at WE-IoTAsia@we-worldwide.com for further queries.

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Monetising Big Data in Telecoms World Summit 2017

Monetising Big Data in Telecoms World Summit 2017 draws together highly-regarded expert speakers from across the ecosystem of telecommunications industry and big data analytics solution providers to present to you the latest key trends and development in monetising internal and external big data.  The highlights of the summit will be Case Studies and Perspectives to be shared by telecoms operators on their experience in implemeting big data strategy in their businesses.

Listen to Presentations and Case Studies for These Important Topics:

  • Telco Transformation: Exploring the Role of Data Analytics in the IoT Ecosystem – and Beyond!
  • Operator Keynote Address – Digital Transformation – A Network and Culture Shift
  • Enhancing Your Customers’ Experience through Big Data Analytics
  • Operator Case Study – Understand the Needs of your Customer to Ensure you Maximise Revenue through Big Data: Do’s and Dont’s for Becoming a Data-driven Organisation
  • Monetizing Broadband Data
  • Age of Robotic Data Scientist
  • How Behavioral Analytics Can Protect Your Most Valuable Asset – Customer Data?
  • Operator Case Study – Turning “Interesting Data” into Valuable Insights – Re-thinking the Way We Work
  • Creating A First Class Data Analytics Team

For more information, please visit event website or contact Phyllis Goh of Symphony Global at Email: Phyllis.goh@symphonyglobal.com

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Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange

The 6th Annual CDAO Exchange is a flagship event bringing together the most innovative and insightful technology leaders across industries for in-depth discussions and exchanges of experience and ideas to address the emerging landscape of digital business in a digital economy.


An Exchange is a unique, invitation-only meeting driven by pre-scheduled one-on-one workshops (business meetings) between pre-qualified solution providers and senior decision-makers.


Thought provoking conference sessions, executive round tables, and innovative networking opportunities round out the agenda, resulting in three days of focused, structured business development and information exchange.

Request an Invitation


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Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West

Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps —the premier week long events bringing all aspects of the software lifecycle to the forefront will be held June 4-9 in Las Vegas. Explore the full conference program and register using promo code CWCM to save up $200.


Bring all aspects of the software lifecycle to the forefront at Agile Dev, Better Software and DevOps West June 4-9 in Las Vegas. One registration gets you access to all three of these industry-leading events, with more than a hundred learning sessions and networking opportunities.

For more information visit: https://well.tc/win8

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