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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Cyber Intelligence Europe 2017

Cyber Security is continuing to be a major concern for many European governments and the threat is becoming greater each year. Cyber Intelligence Europe will provide in-depth case studies of recent threats and attacks faced to government infrastructures.

Many governments are increasing their focus on developing strong cyber defence strategies against possible attacks. With this in mind, our 5th annual Cyber Intelligence Europe conference and exhibition will bring together leading public sector officials who will discuss their cyber security plans, strategies and current capabilities.

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The conference will also provide in-depth case studies on recent cybercrimes being faced to computer systems and response countermeasures to cybercrimes that are faced. There is an importance for governments across Europe to share information on recent attacks to help with threat intelligence techniques.

We are pleased to be hosting the event once again in Bucharest, Romania where the new government will be placing a focus on building their cyber security plan and strategy for the next few years.For more information regarding this international event please contact us at events@intelligence-sec.com or +44 (0)1582 346 706.

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Mind Commerce supports World AgriTech Innovation Summit

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit returns to London on October 17-18 2017 for two days of networking and debate.

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This year’s themes reflect the rapid growth and evolution of the agri-tech market, with topics including:

  • Game-Changing Business Models to Fast-Track Innovation & Growth
  • Delivering Innovation through Smarter Supply Chains
  • Monetising Soil Health and the Microbiome
  • Unlocking the Potential of Fintech in Agriculture
  • Towards Automation: AI, Robotics and IoT
  • Linking Genome Editing to Nutritional Targets
  • Harnessing Genetic Diversity and Digital Tools for Enhanced Plant Breeding
  • A New Route to Value Creation using Open IP and Open Data

At the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, VC investors and technology start-ups from around the world come together to uncover the most exciting innovations in agricultural technology – and to forge the right partnerships to take those solutions to market. Attracting delegations from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, this is a summit where connections are made: accelerating the transition of technology from the lab to the field.

For full details and to register visit: http://worldagritechinnovation.com/

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Mind Commerce supports Vertical Farming Conference

The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanization, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.

Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.


What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How can we feed more people on limited agricultural land, with limited resources? How can we best use space, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics: Available technologies (LED lighting, sensors, tiered growing systems, Big Data, Machine Learning); How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to vertical farmer); Cooperation / Sharing Information; Recipes; Public Skepticism / Consumer Response; Robotics; Funding; Plant and crop science for improved resource-use efficiency (water, nutrients, waste)

The Vertical Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Eventa two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

For more information on the Vertical Farming Conference program and registration we invite you to visit https://www.verticalfarmingconference.com/

For more information, visit the Mind Commerce Knowledge Center and IoT Technology section.

Also, learn more about IoT in Agriculture

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