Wednesday, 19 October 2016
On 18 October the ECCT co-hosted the “2016 international conference on vehicle fuel consumption test technologies” together with the Bureau of Energy (BoE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Industrial Technology
Research Institute (ITRI). The full-day conference featured technical presentations and discussions on the latest developments in Europe and Taiwan regarding the testing of vehicles for fuel consumption. In particular, speakers gave updates on Light Vehicle
Test Procedure (WLTP) and the Real Driving Emission (RDE) standards and practices. Opening remarks were made by guests of honour representing the organisers while presentations were made by technical experts from Europe and Taiwan.
Monday, 17 October 2016
On 17 October the ECCT's Healthcare Enhancement committee hosted an event on the subject of big data in medicine featuring guest speaker Martin Hiesboeck, International marketing expert and consultant at Geber Consulting.
The era of big data in medicine is still in its infancy but we already have smart devices that are able to monitor and collect information such as pulse and heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels and temperature. Meanwhile there is plenty of other information
such as genome sequencing, medical records (such as medications, test and surgery results and image data) that have been collected and stored digitally which could be very valuable for analysis.
Friday, 14 October 2016
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On 14 October the ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch on the topic "2017 global economic outlook for financial markets - Implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union" featuring guest speaker Guy Stear, Head of Corporate Credit Research and Emerging
Market Strategy at Societe Generale (SG) Corporate & Investment Banking. The speaker provided a synopsis of major global macro-economic trends and an outlook for the global economy in 2017.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
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On 5 October the ECCT's Telecommunications, Media and Content committee hosted a lunch with guest speaker Hakan Cervell, President of Ericsson Taiwan. The speaker outlined some of the main findings of Ericsson’s 2016 Networked
Society City Index and how city authorities, resident companies and citizens can speed up the drive to create ever-smarter, networked and sustainable cities.
Monday, 26 September 2016
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On 26 September the ECCT's Intellectual Property Rights hosted a lunch on the topic "dot Brand - The future of brands on the internet" featuring guest speaker Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of
Afilias. The speaker gave an overview of the benefits of owning a top level domain (TLD) or an exclusive private space on the internet for a brand, such as .swatch, and .barclays.