4th Annual Real-Time Advertising Summit

Following the success of the RTA series over the past two years, ACI’s 4th edition of the Real-Time Advertising Summit will delve deeper into the main drivers, whilst showcasing best practices of the rapidly evolving programmatic landscape.

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With the help of our expert Agenda Committee & extensive research with brands, agencies and media owners, we have put together an agenda focused on overcoming key challenges & exploring best opportunities in programmatic advertising.

Led by senior industry experts through case study presentations, interactive sessions & panel discussions, and extended networking opportunities, the two-day event will provide you a truly in-depth learning peer-to-peer platform.

Key Topics: 

  • New era of growth in global programmatic advertising
  • Innovation of modern digital advertisement systems
  • Brand case studies: evaluating success stories
  • Monetizing opportunities with mobile programmatic
  • The promises of programmatic TV
  • Addressing brand safety issues
  • Successful collaborations in the industry
  • Analysing the relationships with brands and media agencies
  • Ad fraud, transparency & visibility: finding solutions in ad tech ecosystem
  • Addressing data & regulation matters in digital advertising age
  • Linking creative and programmatic together
  • Digital marketplace: ad exchange & business cases
  • Predicting the future of programmatic advertising industry

Click here to view the full speaker line up and download the brochure

             Who will attend?


  • Agencies
  • Ad Networks
  • Ad Exchanges
  • DSPs
  • SSPs
  • Brands
  • Publishers

Conference Fee:

Ad Tech Companies: £1795 (excl. VAT)

Media Agencies & Publishers & other similar categories: £1595 (excl. VAT)

Advertisers/Brands: £940 (excl. VAT)

How to Register:

20% discount available for all subscribers

Contact Mohammad Ahsan and quote discount code QRTe4MP on:

+44 (0)20 3141 0606  mahsan@acieu.net

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IoT Security Becoming Increasingly Important, Especially for Enterprise

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to become as silent, hidden, omnipresent, and essential as the air to modern society.  Like the air, IoT also has virtually limitless access points and vulnerabilities.

While initially hackers have been largely a nuisance, Mind Commerce anticipates that their intrusions will increasingly have a detrimental effect, leading to the potential for operational disruption, industrial espionage, damage to enterprise assets, and even potential physical harm to human beings.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming integrated into many aspects of communication, applications, content, and commerce.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a particularly important area for AI as a means for safeguarding assets, reducing fraud, and supporting analytics and automated decision making.

Mind Commerce estimates that global AI-based IoT anti-fraud and security intelligence solution revenue will reach nearly $1.5B USD by 2021

The 3rd annual IoT Security Summit is moving to New York City and will co-located this year with Blockchain360 and Cloud Security Summit. IoT Security Summit is the only event of its kind to focus on security and privacy issues surrounding IoT and how to manage the information associated with the rapidly increasing amount of connected devices.

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Bringing 500+ decision makers, influencers and stakeholders together under one roof, IoT Security will feature an expert speaker line-up, interactive Learning Labs, case studies and networking opportunities designed to ignite discussion and enable business partnerships. Click here for more information about the show.

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Big Data Analytics & Effective CEM Strategy in Financial Services World

Big Data Analytics & Effective CEM Strategy in Financial Services World Summit 2017 draws together highly-regarded expert speakers from across the ecosystem of financial services industry and big data analytics solution providers to present to you the latest key trends and development in big data analytics and effective CEM strategy.

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The highlights of the summit will be Perspectives and Case Studies to be shared by senior professionals from financial services companies on their experience in implementing big data analytics and CEM strategy in their businesses.



The agenda of this event encompasses:

  • Data Driven Business Transformation
  • Enhancing Your Customers’ Experience through Big Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics in the IoT Ecosystem – and Beyond!
  • Accelerating Innovation with Artificial Intelligence
  • Leveraging Big Data Technologies to Achieve Business Growth
  • Digitizing Customer Support with Machine Learning
  • Regulatory Risk and Remaining Compliant
  • Turning Data into Actionable Customer Insights
  • and many more!
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4th Annual European Payment Forum

Since last years’ European Payments Forum, many has changed within the industry, so it is time to organize our 4th Annual European Payments Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The FinTech war has just began, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about Blockchain from well-known topic experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.


Hear more about PSD 2 and its improvement on the payment experience from different point of view. What is the long and short term impact of this regulation and forest the regulatory landscape?

Join our Round Table Discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?

Our aim is to bring together representatives from all different companies that are part of the payment industry in order to hear the most emerging issues they face and the solution to cope with these challenges.

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Virtual Reality to become Part of Everyday Life by 2026

The purpose of Virtual Reality (VR) technology is to provide a near-real experience using reality emulation in a virtual environment. The VR market is poised to experience a massive transformation over the next five years driven by advances in devices, apps, components, content, and broadband communication.


The anticipated precipitative price decline for consumer headsets will also spur VR market growth, causing app and content development to reach an inflection point. Robust growth of VR headsets will be seen in both high-end and mid-tier adoptions. Fully immersive VR systems will gain substantial momentum by 2020.

VR technology and applications will undergo a substantial transformation during the pre-5G era, leading to mass adoption of full featured, mobile supported, and fully immersive VR technologies in post-5G era starting 2020 (along with the commercial deployment of 5G).

Learn More in the Mind Commerce report:

Virtual Reality Market Outlook: Tech, Solutions, Content, and Apps 2016 – 2021

This research provides an in-depth assessment of the VR market including the following:

  • Analysis of VR ecosystem and role of value chain partners
  • Evaluation of recent VR patent filings and intellectual property
  • Analysis of current price metrics VR devices, apps, and content
  • Assessment of key VR companies and solutions with SWOT analysis
  • Analysis of emerging business models and evolution of VR monetization
  • Analysis of VR component market: devices, software, hardware, platforms
  • Analysis of key VR growth drivers, market challenges, and emerging opportunities

Forecasts in the Report

Virtual Reality Penetration Forecasts

  • Global and regional shipment forecasts for VR device and active users 2016 – 2021
  • Global shipment forecasts by VR app type (consumer, enterprise, industrial) 2016 – 2021
  • Global shipment forecasts for VR sensor, displays, and components by H/W and S/W 2016 – 2021
  • Global shipment forecasts by VR enterprise app (simulation and training, education, etc.) 2016 – 2021
  • Global shipment forecasts by VR industrial app (Geospatial Mining, Disaster Management, etc.) 2016 – 2021

Virtual Reality Revenue Forecasts

  • Global and regional VR hardware revenue by device and components 2016 – 2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue forecasts for service and content revenue 2016 – 2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue forecasts by H/W, S/W, service, and content 2016 – 2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue for services by segment (simulation, apps, etc.) 2016 – 2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue by software component (Reality Engine, 3D Modeling, etc.) 2016 -2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue by device segment (Head Mounted Display, Heads Up Display, etc.) 2016 – 2021
  • Global and regional VR revenue by gesture control device (Haptic Gloves and Suits, Controllers, etc.) 2016 -2021
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Implications to ICT, Retail, and Agriculture Ecosystem for Planned Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods

Demand-side Economics of Food Ecosystem to Continue Evolution

Consumer spending on food has evolved significantly over the last few decades.  In the 1960’s, consumer spend on food was roughly 60% of income.  Today, about 40% is spent on food.  While we continue to see a move in lower food prices due to small incremental changes in cultural expectations and technology advancements, additional substantive changes will only occur due to changes in paradigm. We see the acquisition of WFM as one such shift.

Amazon and Whole Foods to Impact Demand-side Food Economics

If the acquisition is allowed, Amazon will have access to Whole Foods’ 460 locations in 42 states.  This would allow Amazon to leverage store-front locations for an entirely new dimension of its Amazon Fresh business.


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This will likely provide the retail giant with a very important transition capability to facilitate a change in consumer habits from the predominate in-store grocery purchasing to almost exclusively online buying.  There are many aspects to consider about how this move will impact the demand-side of the food ecosystem.

Supply-side of Food Ecosystem Impacted by Technology and Logistics

There are many technologies to consider that impact the supply-side of the food ecosystem.  Annual investment in Agriculture Technology (AgriTech) is increasing every year, dominated primarily by large commercial agriculture operations.  However, democratization of AgriTech solutions will eventually benefit medium-sized farming operations as well.

AgriTech includes Artificial Intelligence, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) alone is anticipated to generate substantial savings on the supply-side of the food ecosystem as IoT in Agriculture enables significant cost savings due to operational efficiency improvements, which translate into lower labor costs as well as more efficient use of inputs to production such as fossil fuels, water, fertilizer, etc.

Mind Commerce Food Ecosystem Research

For more information about the impact on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Consumer Retail Shopping, and Agriculture ecosystems see our IoT in Agriculture report.

IoT in Agriculture: Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 assesses the technologies, companies, and solutions for IoT in agriculture. The report evaluates the overall marketplace and provides forecasts for sensors (and other devices), services, solutions, and data analytics globally, and regionally for the period 2017 to 2022. Forecasts include precision agriculture, indoor farming, livestock, and fisheries.

Forecasts cover IoT in Agriculture solutions globally and regionally including: Intelligent Farm Equipment, Smart Sensor Systems, Intelligent Drones, Smart Farm Robots, and Software. Within the Smart Sensor area, the report forecasts the following: Sensors for Detecting Physical Properties, Sensors for Chemical Analysis and Applications, Sensors for General Monitoring, Sensors for Quality, Sensors for Autonomous Agriculture, and Others.

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What is Mobile Edge Computing ?

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) enables the edge of the network to run in an isolated environment from the rest of the network and creates access to local resources and data.


It is the part of edge computing and is highly applicable to many scenarios including M2M, network security, Big Data Analytics, and many business-specific applications.  MEC brings virtualized applications much closer to mobile users ensuring network flexibility, economy and scalability for improved user experience.

What is MEC Important ?

  • MEC represents an over $80B market opportunity by 2021
  • MEC will enable new data-focused carrier revenue streams
  • MEC enables many new cloud-based apps to leverage real-time data
  • MEC will be a key component to the success of 5G for new applications

Learn More, see:

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC): Market Assessment and Forecasts 2016 – 2021

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