A significant push has been witnessed from governments, suppliers and service providers to make our cities "smart." This calls for several key elements to come together cohesively and profitably to make smart cities a long-term value proposition for all involved.
This briefing will delve into the issues, challenges, and success factors that need to be evaluated in implementing smart city plans.
Hosted by Rose Brooke, Editor of European Plastic Product Manufacturer, in this dynamic webinar you can hear directly from industry experts, Amos Breyfogle from Stratasys, and Jim Sargent from Whale Pumps who have already discovered the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and productions parts. Tune in to learn how you can redefine productivity in your business.
What you will discover:
-Explore the possibilities of going from design to production floor in just hours with ultra-light assembly aids
-How to reduce your tooling cost by 70-95%
-How to increase performance of parts by combining traditional and additive components
-How to produce production parts quickly using 3D printing
Help your wood products company grow business by utilizing proven strategies from the WOOD 100. Experts from Woodworking Networks' WOOD 100 share their tips and techniques for improving productivity, service, marketing, and product development —giving you the tools you need to improve your business.
Learn how to:
• Improve customer service and delivery: Logistics
• Expand and identify sales & product growth opportunities
• Determine the ROI for new technology & lean manufacturing
Stratasys and product design consultancy Design Reality will explore what is possible today with advanced 3D printing. Multi-material, multi-colour 3D printing has provided a significant shift forward in terms of ultra-realistic prototyping. This webinar will lift the lid not just on the latest technology, but also on the most innovative techniques. Stratasys continues to produce the most capable 3D printers and materials. These allow designers worldwide to create better products, thanks to better testing at prototype stage. Design Reality specialise in all aspects of product design consultancy, focusing on product development through industrial design, product design and the aid of 3D printing. They support clients’ projects from concept through to manufacture. Join us for this interactive webinar to find out how your own product design can be maximised thanks to ground-breaking 3D printing.
-Optimising the capabilities of state-of-the-art 3D printing
-Understanding the latest advances in multi-material and multi-colour 3D printing
-How cutting edge product designers exploit 3D printing’s unique benefits
-Creating ultra-realistic prototypes and end-use products with Stratasys
Project Managers (PMs) are the key to a professional services firm's success. Yet many firms promote technical people into roles they are not prepared or ready for. As a result, project profitability suffers and there is frustration at every level of the organization. By enabling project managers, through financial and systems training, automation, and accountability measures, the firm's profit margins can increase substantially.
In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
-Evaluate the challenges that cause many Project Managers to struggle with project profitability
-Understand the reasons that projects go over budget
-Review the financial aspects of project management that Project Managers need to know to be successful
-Learn how technology can help Project Managers deliver more profitable projects
-Develop some best practices to help Project Managers succeed
June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions
Jewell, a thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience, and unsurpassed knowledge of the AEC industry. In addition to this role, she is the original founder and current strategic advisor of Acuity Business Solutions, a Deltek Premier Partner and consulting firm that works with AEC firms to support business profitability through web-based enterprise management technology.
She is the Amazon best-selling author of the book “Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms.” Jewell has built and run a successful consulting practice, and is a highly sought after speaker at industry events and conferences. Her past speaking engagements include AIA, ACEC, SMPS, Design and Construction Network (DCN), Society for Design Administration (SDA), Zweig Group (formerly ZweigWhite), PSMJ, ROG Growth and Ownership Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Deltek Insight and Business of Architecture (BOA).
Es ging um die Frage, wie lassen sich Kosten in der Produktentwicklung und Fertigung sparen?
3D-Drucklösungen können bei der Anwendungen wie Spritzguss, Produktionshilfsmittel, Roboterendeffektoren und Produktionsteile enorme Vorteile bieten.
Im Rahmen des Webinars wird u.a. das Praxisbeispiel aus der Murtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG präsentiert, um den sinnvollen und erfolgreichen Einsatz zu demonstrieren.
Durch den Einsatz der 3D-Druck Technologie können eine große Auswahl an leistungsfähigen Materialien bereits im Prototyp eingesetzt und sorgfältig durchgetestet werden, bevor das Produkt in die Produktion geht.
The influence that supervisors have within an organization’s safety culture cannot be overstated. If safety excellence is the goal, empowering supervisors to leverage positive recognition on the front line is non-negotiable. Join Caterpillar Safety Services Senior Safety Consultant Jenny Krasny as she presents the final installment of a four-part webinar series on supervisor development. Learn why recognizing successful performance is the critical final step in a successful accountability strategy, and how to properly execute it.
• Review of accountability model
• Understand the value of ‘catching’ people doing things right
• Explore the 3W’s (when, what and who) of effective recognition
• Learn the simple steps to create an effective recognition system
The new Clean Water Rule has significant implications for the way property due diligence will be conducted throughout the U.S. by altering the definitions and categories of jurisdictional waters and wetlands relating to the discharge of dredged/fill material into Waters of the U.S. These changes have the potential to greatly affect anyone involved in property assessments, land use, planning, development or lending.
Attempts to block its implementation made for a dramatic late summer and early fall. Tune into this time-sensitive event to ensure that you don’t miss out on important updates, the timing of the new revisions, and more importantly, how these changes impact the work you do, particularly for properties on or adjacent to waterbodies and wetland areas.
Attendees will benefit from:
· A leading expert’s take on the “what?” and the “why?” behind the changes
· Gaining clarity on who will be impacted
· Learning the specifics on how the new rule redefines “Waters of the U.S.”
· A close look at what you can expect and what you should be telling your clients
· An understanding of the differences between the new rule and existing rule
Don’t be caught off-guard. The new Clean Water Rule impacts the work you are doing today and could drastically impact the work you do tomorrow. Tune in for the latest!
Every fleet has unique management requirements. In this webinar you will learn to use three specialized products that can enhance the management of your drivers and assets.
•Compliance regulation responsibilities can be simplified when integrated into fleet management software. See how to electronically manage driver and vehicle inspection reports, hours of service, fuel taxes and more.
•Driver ID lets fleet managers know which driver is operating which vehicle at all times—automatically. Learn how to track driver performance, identify problem behaviors, and be alerted to unauthorized vehicle use.
•Asset tracking protects your investment in high-value equipment in three ways. Learn how monitoring asset location and movement can improve response times, protect equipment from theft and connect the right vehicle to the right asset.
Directions in colors and finishes for kitchen cabinets are already firming up for the coming year, and this free webcast will help you keep on-target for design trends that customers will be seeking. We'll look at where the market stands on everything from frameless cabinet designs, to species specifications, to the newly released color forecast for 2016.
Presenters will also examine:
- Minimalist (i.e., frameless) cabinet trends
- The move to real wood interiors
- How cabinet trends impact commercial design
- Impact of color trends on cabinett finishing lines
Gautham Gnanajothi and Ted Reddicliffe, chairman, Cannon Technologies
It is no secret that the Modular Data Center Market is witnessing extremely high growth rates. This webinar will explore the market trends and growth opportunities in different regions, vertical application sectors, and application types. We will provide a realistic picture of the current market size and conditions, and include market insights from our guest speaker, Ted Reddicliffe, chairman, Cannon Technologies.
Malavika Tohani, Frost & Sullivan; Shannon Fraser, U.S. Commercial Service, Paddy Young, European Utility Week
Smart grid has emerged as a fast-growing area in the past five years. However, it is not one big market; it is an amalgamation of different sectors, technologies, products, and components. Installation of smart meters is considered the first step toward smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well under way, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. However, there are other growth areas, beyond smart meters, that are interesting for U.S. companies to invest into.
For example, the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps U.S. companies expand their exports to overseas markets. Around the world, 1,400 Commercial Service officers promote U.S. business interests abroad. In this briefing find out what the company can do to support export objectives in the smart grid space.
This analyst briefing also will highlight and discuss the opportunities that exist for the US companies within the European smart grid market, including a special offer available to those interested in European Utility Week, the largest and most comprehensive Smart utility event in Europe. About 10,000 visitors and 450 solution providers will do business, network and share best practices in Vienna this year.
On a given day in January 2014, renewable energy generation, accounted for more than 105% of Denmark's power demand. This was more than what the existing network could handle, creating voltage and frequency management issues. As the proportion of renewable energy increases in a country's energy mix, it creates significant technical, regulatory and business challenges. Globally, utilities are spending nearly $25 billion in maintaining and modernizing their power grid infrastructure. With the need to integrate more renewable, this will only increase. Is there a risk of these increased investments becoming stranded assets for utilities?
Key Takeaway from the presentation:
1. Understand the challenges and consequences of integrating large amount of renewable into utilities
2. Learn about the Increasing role of energy storage technologies in integrating renewable into utilities
3. Case studies from early adopters like Germany and Denmark
4. What are the best practices and key success factors for integration
5. Role of disruptive technologies and policy makers
Roberta Gamble, Partner and VP of Energy & Environment
The term Smart City is gaining momentum the world over, but does that mean that cities are becoming “smarter” or just looking to improve their image? What does it truly mean to be a “smart” city? And is it resonating with their residents, businesses and visitors? This briefing will look into how the smallest changes approaching city services can have a big impact on everything from security to energy and traffic to urban revitalization
Reasons to Attend:
- To understand key challenges cities are facing in the face of issues such as urbanization, environmental responses and new technologies
- To examine new ways cities are integrating smarter solutions to address seemingly unrelated services, for better quality of life and a higher tax base
- To explore how suppliers can provide comprehensive solutions to such a fragmented market
Konkana Khaund; Michael Pyle, Schneider Electric; Paul Strzelecki, Apical Limited; and Michelle Chibba
Connected homes are prime examples of innovative applications of technology meant to enable enriched lifestyle experiences for consumers. However, allowing third parties an open access to home networks to deliver these experiences exposes both the consumer and service providers to the potential vulnerabilities of cyberspace. It is critical to understand that cyber threats require collective responsibility and accountability sharing from all stakeholders involved.
This briefing will deliberate upon the issue of cybersecurity as it pertains to the connected home environment. An expert panel comprising members of Frost & Sullivan, connected home technology leaders, and a consumer privacy advocate will provide advice and opinions with regard to addressing this disruptive trend. Industry participants will learn how to address the issue of cyber breach and maintain continued interest in living the connected experience.
- What factors are forcing change on power utilities businesses?
- Which regions are most at risk or undergoing the most rapid transformations?
- How are the most affected power utilities dealing with these threats?
- What are possible future business models for power utilities to retain strong market positions?
Gaia Nocchi, Director of Consulting, Energy & Environment
By late 2014, LED lighting had passed the 30% threshold penetration of the global lighting market. It was the second consecutive boom year, confirming the breakthrough in the key regions of Europe, North America, and China. Driven by enhanced controllability and energy efficiency, the revolution will continue and momentum will build throughout 2015. This transformational change brings massive opportunities across value chains, but also presents huge strategic challenges to incumbent participants in terms of pace of technology change and business model.
Janice Wung | Industry Analyst | Energy & Environment | Frost & Sullivan
The rapidly-evolving building technologies, together with key market participants pushing for technological advancement to gain a competitive advantage, are the driving force for Internet of Buildings (IoB).
This briefing focuses on discussing the driving force of the current building technologies scenario in achieving IoB and a holistic view of the industry through Frost & Sullivan’s 360º Research Perspective.
Suba Arunkumar, Research Manager, Energy & Environment
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
Farah Saeed, Principal Cousultant - Energy and Power Systems
There is a difference of opinion regarding the current status of connected homes. Some industry experts believe that with customer access to mobile devices and the Internet, most homes have some form of connected intelligence and are therefore connected homes. Others believe the industry is far from achieving the optimal connected home.
This briefing discusses the key motives for deploying connected home services and associated challenges, focusing on energy management.
Suba Arunkumar, Research Manager and Malavika Tohani , Director, Energy & Environment
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbines, is driving the demand. Large-scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in the United States, China and Europe make energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
Carl Larry, Director of Business Development Consultant
Given the price volatility in crude oil, many are searching for opportunities in the energy sector. The question now arises, "Where are the opportunities in this industry?" As we currently see oil prices rise, time is running out for many companies that have hedged credit exposure at higher levels and are operating at distressed levels. We will review these areas, how we have ended up at in this situation, where we may soon see distressed companies, and where hidden opportunities are arising. We'll then review how Frost & Sullivan can assist clients discover these opportunities and prepare to them to take advantage in this environment.
Why you should attend:
- Understanding the "oil-flation" boom of crude oil production
- Where we see opportunity and if M&A will be as strong as once expected
- The "Uber-zation" of US demand for refined products
- How America is dealing with the current crude oil bans and the loopholes that may bear more income than expected
The global water and wastewater network market will experience relatively high growth at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2014 through 2020. It presents a mixed bag of opportunities for clients from all segments of the market, namely pumps, pipes and allied technologies; meters, software, automation and ICT; pipe network services; and design and engineering services.
Why should you attend this webinar?
· Understand growth opportunities in developing and developed countries
· Hear key network market challenges addressed by different stakeholders
· Identify potential collaboration opportunities to build profitable partnerships across the segments in the network market
· Understand the unmet needs that will allow companies to create value for customers and communities
As the demand for energy increases and production declines, E&P companies are focusing on maintaining their assets. This briefing will analyze and investigate the changing environment in enhanced oil recovery across North America. The briefing will specifically focus on enhanced oil recovery techniques and a dynamic cost model to determine the breakeven for each technique.
Why you should attend:
1. Learn about growth in enhanced oil recovery in North America
2. Discover how drivers and restraints impact this industry
3. Get a complete analysis of dynamic cost models for each technique
4. Understand the voice of the customer regarding current and future trends
Senior Consultant Jonathan Robinson and Research Manager Malavika Tohani
The 50% decline in oil prices since August 2014 has shaken up the energy sector, with oil companies slashing investment in new exploration projects. However, the decline in price has raised wider questions about investment across the power sector, including gas and renewable energy.
The efficient use of resources continues to be a hot issue, and technologies related to buildings, lighting and water continue to increase in prominence.
Join the briefing to discover:
- The top 15 trends that will impact the Energy & Environment sector in 2015
- The role technology is playing in solving the challenge posed by global warming and scarcity of resources
- Details of the evolution in business models currently taking place
Rising energy costs, sharp regulations and global issues such as climate change have reinvigorated interest in industrial waste heat recovery (WHR) as a tool to increase energy efficiency. WHR offers numerous benefits, both financially and socially, including energy efficiency, reduced emissions and cost savings. Join Frost & Sullivan’s “Fuel Conservation through Industrial Waste Heat Management - Impact and Innovations” webinar to explore forces shaping this market.
This webinar will address:
• Cutting-edge technologies evolving to enable WHR
• Impending changes in the industrial WHR market
• Industries poised to gain the most benefit from WHR
Opportunities in the WHR market vary as several product developers explore different ways to increase energy efficiency. This webinar will help WHR developers identify target end-user segments and refine product offerings. Stakeholders in industries with high energy use such as the cement, glass, and oil and gas industries should attend to discover how WHR can help mitigate tightening energy budgets
Frost & Sullivan expects Smart Cities to be a $1.5 Trillion market by 2020, with multiple opportunities to tap into infrastructure development, technology integration and energy and security services. This session will look into the market opportunities, growth areas and new business models in the Smart City space, and also provide insight into the competitive landscape highlighting the next game changers in the market.
The session will also look into how utility providers, infrastructure companies, system integrators and telecom operators are actively pursuing this market. It will also discuss new funding mechanisms and public-private dynamics such as equity based funding and performance based contracting.
Shale gas has shaken up the US energy market and the impacts continue to ripple into other regions. The growth of renewables and localized generation has further impacted European markets, causing major headaches for incumbent utilities and regulators. In APAC, utilities continue to try to meet increased demand.
In this briefing, Frost & Sullivan highlights the key trends and challenges faced by the sector in the coming years.
Power Utilities in Asia Pacific will use energy storage systems to maintain grid stability, integrate renewable energy and reduce the reliability of back-up and remote grids on diesel. Reduction in storage cost below $300/kW and increase in charging-discharging efficiency of the system will drive the use of ESS for applications like peak shaving and power arbitrage.
Frost & Sullivan's Energy & Environment webcasts focus on smart buildings, the rise of renewables, the shale gas boom, and other key industry issues.
Further, our in-depth coverage of global Mega Trends and emerging markets prepares Energy & Environment market participants to confront a zero-carbon economy, the growing economic importance of BRIC (as well as the Next Eleven) countries, and growing international interest in energy independence.