Move Fast and Break Things

Move Fast and Break Things

-Jonathan Taplin (Jonathan Taplin is Director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. An expert in digital media entertainment, Taplin is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the California […]

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Meeting the Region’s Nutraceutical Needs

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Meeting the Region’s Nutraceutical Needs

Singapore – As the final preparations for Vitafoods Asia round off, Informa Exhibitions looks forward to welcoming trade professionals to discover, learn, and network at Asia’s only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries. From 5 – 6 September, uncover the latest innovations and key developments that will impact […]

Fewer defects from a 2D approach

Fewer defects from a 2D approach

In the picture: Improving the efficiency of materials will help to further advancements in designing and optimising perovskite solar cells. Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2D organic-inorganic hybrid materials feature far fewer defects than thicker 3D versions. […]

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Industry Players Optimistic of Future

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Industry Players Optimistic of Future

Next month, Asia’s nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries will gather in Singapore for Vitafoods Asia, the region’s only event dedicated to these markets. The organisers reached out to exhibitors and visitors[1] last month to get their thoughts on how the industry was doing, and some interesting insights were uncovered. Asian Nutraceutical […]

SKF enters the world of manufacturing using world-class digital technology

The new production unit is the first of its type to be put into operations within the SKF Group and is part of a programme of next generation manufacturing technology within the company.

SKF enters the world of manufacturing using world-class digital technology

SKF’s operations in Sweden are set to be given a boost with the inauguration of a completely new, fully-automated and digital production process in Gothenburg, adapted for the manufacture of spherical roller bearings. The new production unit is the first of its type to be put into operations within the SKF Group and is part […]

Japan looks towards Society 5.0

By using a distributed array of such batteries to smooth out dips in generation and peaks in demand, it hopes to reduce the need for centralised generating capacity, and plans to bring the service to market in October.

Japan looks towards Society 5.0

Declining birth rate, aging population, natural disasters, pollution: Do these sound like issues the IT industry can deal with? Japanese businesses say yes, and a number of them visited the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to explain why. Industry 4.0 — the building of “smart factories” in which machines monitor one another and make […]

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index[1]. The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing as […]

Fit for Growth

Fit for Growth

  Wiley, 288 pages Very few organisations manage their expenses for sustainable success. And when the time inevitably comes to cut their costs, many companies cut in a way that makes them weaker, not stronger. The experienced consultants with PwC’s Strategy team reveal the hidden problems of conventional cost management—and how your company can do […]

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Is Asia the new engine room for globalisation?

Countries like Singapore, along with its developing neighbours in ASEAN, are driving greater connectivity between Asia and the rest of the world. The world’s economies remain highly connected despite rumours of globalisation’s demise. That’s one of the main findings of DHL’s latest Global Connectedness Index (GCI), which charts the progress and current state of globalization […]

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Book Review -The Inevitable: Understanding the 12  Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

– Kevin Kelly,Viking. A guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives. Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map […]

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