Forward Vision Analytics

Shenzhen 2017

RAIN in Shenzhen 2017

24-26 October, 2017

Hosted by Invengo and SML

Sponsored by Convergent Systems, RF Locus and Voyantic

Presentations where available are linked below.  Some presentations are available to members only and are found on the member’s forum

24 October, 2017

WELCOME
Welcome to the meetings and an update on the logistics for the day including a brief summary of the workgroup status.

MORNING WORKGROUP MEETINGS
Developers Workgroup:
Retail Workgroup:
Healthcare Workgroup:

AFTERNOON WORKGROUP MEETINGS
Industrial Manufacturing Workgroup:
Smart Products and Packaging Workgroup:
IoT Workgroup:
Technical Workgroup

25 October, 2017

Let It RAIN!
Steve Halliday, president of the RAIN Alliance will update everyone on
the work of the Alliance.
STEVE HALLIDAY

 

RFID IOT DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA (Chinese only)
Qi Zhang, Deputy Director of the Electronic Science and Technology Commission of MIIT

QI ZHANG

 

RFID IOT DEVELOPMENT IN SHENZHEN (no presentation)
Mr Gao, Mayor of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government
Mr GAO

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR – INVENGO – BOOSTING CHINA’S RETAIL TRANSFORMATION AND UPGRADING
Tony Tang, CEO of Shenzhen Invengo Information Technology Co., Ltd.
TONY TANG

 

100 BILLION RFID PROJECT IN JAPANESE RETAILING INDUSTRY
The director of METI, Yotetsu Hayashi, head of this project, will introduce the project planning and progress regarding the
Japanese retailers announcement of their  the declaration of plan to use 100 Billion RFID for the products sold in their
stores by 2025. The Japanese government(METI) and the retailers industry are heading for the challenge to achieve
this project. A video can be accessed at https://channel.panasonic.com/contents/20044/
YOTETSU HAYASHI
RFID “BOOSTER” LA CHAPELLE NEW RETAIL
Taiping Wong, associate general manager of Xiamen Xindeco IoT Technology LTD., is currently, focusing on the applications of
RFID technology in the apparel retail, leading to provide the RFID & IoT solutions for variety of clothing companies,
such as, La ChapelleHLA, Mark FairwhaleMissSixty, INMAN.He will introduce the RFID & IoT solutions with
La Chapelle Case.
TAIPING WONG
EMBRACE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT IN THE ERA OF SMART INTERNET
Ying Liang, Executive Director, Lenovo Capital & Incubator Group
Hong Zhao, Ph.D., Sr. Research Staff Member, Lenovo Research and
Tianshu Li, Investment Director, Lenovo Capital & Incubator
By 2020, there will be tens of billions of connected smart devices. These devices will generate many times data than now.
Our network will be thousand times faster. Cloud will be super powerful and intelligence will be everywhere.
Everything will be smarter: our devices, our cars, our home, our job, our society…In addition, RAIN RFID will play an
important role in connecting trillions of everyday things into the Internet. We will summarize Lenovo’s vision of
Mega Trend of the future smart Internet.
HONG ZHAO
YING LIANG
TIANSHU LI
PLATINUM SPONSOR – SML – GLOBAL TREND OF RAIN RFID DEPLOYMENT / SOLUTION IN RETAIL INDUSTRY
Henry Lau, Director of RFID Asia Pacific, SML will analysis the global trend of RAIN RFID solution as well as the
deployments related to the great success of RAIN RFID in the retail industry in the past few years where numerous
brands have adopted RAIN RFID technology.
HENRY LAU

 

TYRE INDUSTRY GOING IOT
Juho Partenan, Director of Business Development and Co-founder of Voyantic Ltd. talks about how leading tyre
manufacturers are co-operating to create a global ISO standard covering tagging methods, coding utilized and
even the necessary test methods. This effort is based on a Chinese national standard that is been modified to
match the requirements of Western and Japanese industries.While that standardization work continues, numerous tyre
manufacturers are in the process of utilizing RFID to track and manage their products through their supply chain.
Considering the nature of such cross-border supply chains, the technical implementation needs to satisfy the local
regulations both in the east and west.
JUHO PARTANEN

 

ROBOTS / DRONES EXPAND RAIN RFID
Masaki Ehara from RF Locus will present how ROBOTS and DRONES
can improve read performance and location accuracy of RAIN RFID.
MASAKI EHARA

 

INVENGO FACTORY TOUR AND NETWORKING SESSION

26 October, 2017

STATE OF THE ALLIANCE STEVE HALLIDAY
MARKETING REPORT KERRY KRAUSE
WORKGROUP REPORTS
Developers Workgroup:
Retail Workgroup:
IoT Workgroup:
Industrial Manufacturing Workgroup:
Healthcare Workgroup:
Smart Products and Packaging Workgroup:
Technical Workgroup:
BRONZE SPONSOR – RF LOCUS
Masaki Ehara from RF Locus will give a brief presentation about RFLocus
MASAKI EHARA
BRONZE SPONSOR – LOGOPAK – CONVERGENCE SYSTEMS LIMITED
Jerry Garrett, Managing Director, Convergence Systems Limited will give a brief presentation about CSL.
JERRY GARRETT
BRONZE SPONSOR – VOYANTIC
Smoos Peng, Director, Asia for Voyantic Ltd. will give a brief presentation about Voyantic.
SMOOS PENG
SCOTT – SECURE CONNECTED TRUSTABLE THINGS
JOSEF PREISHUBER PFLUGL, Executive Vice-President CTO, Business Manager RFID+NFC CISC Semiconductor GmbH will talk about how SCOTT aims to extend the IoT for wirelessly connected smart sensors and actuators to be used in mobility, building & home / smart infrastructure, and health domains. It will not just deal with ‘things that are connected’, but with ‘trustable things that securely communicate’. SCOTT is a European Union Funded Project.
JOSEF PREISHUBER PFLUGL
MICRO ANTENNAS FOR IOT DEVICES, DESIGN AND CHALLENGES
TERRY YE, CEO Laxcen Technology Ltd. will talk about how the Internet-of-Things (IOT) is regarded as the next paradigm shift in technology after the Internet. Many IOT devices, such as RFID and wearable electronics, had already prevailed in our daily life.
Future IOT devices are promised to be built into everyday’s object, where “things” are connected in a ubiquitous network wirelessly. Different from traditional wireless transceiver devices, IOT devices pose many new technical challenges in its RF, antenna, IC and package designs. In this presentation, we will use RFID systems as examples to analyze the unique challenges in IOT antenna designs. First, IOT antennas have to be attached, or embedded inside the host objects where the properties of the host materials detune the RF performance significantly. Second, coupling and shielding between hundreds of closely packed antennas will certainly degrade RFID tags’ readability and special antenna enhancements have to be implemented. Third, IOT antennas, as becoming part of the hosting objects, may exploit a large variety of different form-factors. Designers need to explore and have a comprehensive consideration of different factors, including packaging, chip bonding, materials and cost overhead, etc.
TERRY YE