Trendwise April Newsletter

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Welcome to the April edition of the Trendwise newsletter. Things in Shanghai have been heating up for the Trendwise team this month and we are thrilled to share all the excitement with you below. If you would like to find out more about our experience with the Austrade Shanghai Landing Pad, click the reply button and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

With Easter approaching next week, the Trendwise team would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter break. We hope you all enjoy the extra long weekend and we look forward to bringing you more data-driven information and news upon your return.

Included in this Newsletter:

  • 3 Million People Tune into Trendwise CEO in China
  • Mandurah Crab Fest: Trendwise observes 165,000 visitors
  • Brent Pearce attends China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP)
  • Clinton Meets with Charles Ng, Associate Director-General (and colleagues) from InvestHK at The Government of Hong Kong SAR
  • Trendwise Global Sales Director presents at National Australian Smart Communities Seminar

2.3 Million People Tune into Trendwise CEO in China

FullSizeRender 4Smarter Cities and Retail analytics leader, Clinton House, presented the company’s real-world behavioural data platform to a capacity audience at the opening ceremony of the 2017 ‘Startup in Shanghai’ International Innovation Startup Competition this week.

“It is an extraordinary honour for Trendwise to be selected to help launch this important event, given that almost 9000 companies across 16 districts of Shanghai have so far enrolled in the competition” said Mr House.

Mr House’s post-presentation interview was viewed by a live online audience of over 2.3 million people across mainland China. The competition is organised by the Shanghai Commission of Science & Technology and supported by Shanghai Municipal Government.

趋哲™科技研发的人流行为分析平台利用已有的无线基础设施及低成本的智能传感器,帮助企业和公共机构将杂乱的现实监测数据转化为便于解读的深度分析报告.

2017 Mandurah Crab Fest

17425840_401440040221689_1654553482913105624_nTrendwise observes a record breaking 165,000 visitors at the 2017 Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest presented by LiveLighter. The Annual Crab Fest was held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of March along the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore.

For more information on the Mandurah Crab Fest, visit: https://www.crabfest.com.au/ 

Brent Pearce attends China Millennial Project (CAMP)

17493079_10154574541002857_5023592884778187097_oTrendwise Global Sales Director, Brent Pearce pitched Trendwise to participants in this year’s China Australia Millenial Project (CAMP) at XNode Startup Accelerator & Coworking Space in Shanghai.

CAMP’s flagship program is a unique, summit-based innovation program that brings together 150 Chinese and Australian millennials to design innovative business solutions to industry issues in the hope of creating their own cross-cultural startup.

Some great questions and engagement was received from the participants in various industries and sectors in both Australia and China. From data scientists to transport planners, the interest in how Trendwise can be applied to their roles and industry was great to see.

Trendwise CEO Clinton House meets with Charles Ng, Associate Director-General (and colleagues) from InvestHK at The Government of Hong Kong SAR.

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Trendwise CEO Clinton House meets with Charles Ng, Associate Director-General (and colleagues) from InvestHK at The Government of Hong Kong SAR. Hong Kong is strategically located at the heart of Asia, alongside many of the region’s most exciting business markets, notably Shanghai.

From left: Mathew Clarke (Hong Kong ABA), Clinton House (Trendwise), Yin Robards (InvestHK), Charles Ng (InvestHK), Prof. Peter Rossdeutscher (UWA), Dr. Luca De Leonardis (InvestHK)

Trendwise Global Sales Director, Brent Pearce presents at this month’s national ASCA seminar

Brent Pearce presented at this month’s ASCA National Seminar where he discussed the opportunity Trendwise has in China through leveraging Austrade’s local market knowledge and networks. He went into detail about the highlights & challenges of expanding business internationally and in particular, to the Asia pacific region.

“It was great to share our experiences and learning’s from my recent stay in China,” said Brent.

“From the abundance of mobile devices and the part they play in everyday life, to the efficiencies that are gained by using apps such as We Chat, which combine everything from a wallet through to the ability to unlock secure doors and hire bikes.

“It was also great to talk about Trendwise to the wider group and share the work we are currently doing with local government to assist them in understanding real-world visitor behaviours.”

For any media enquiries, contact Ajay Johnson on aj@inhg.co.

2.3 Million People Tune into Trendwise CEO in China

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Smarter Cities and Retail analytics leader, Clinton House, presented the company’s real-world behavioural data platform to a capacity audience at the opening ceremony of the 2017 ‘Startup in Shanghai’ International Innovation Startup Competition this week. The event was held at Shanghai Science & Technology Museum with distinguished Government officials in attendance, including Municipal Science and Technology Commission Director Shou Ziqi.

The Trendwise CEO was invited to present in front of a panel of expert judges including China’s leading venture capital firms and gained wide scale media exposure including being featured on the evening television news.

“It is an extraordinary honour for Trendwise to be selected to help launch this important event, given that almost 9000 companies across 16 districts of Shanghai have so far enrolled in the competition” said Mr House.

Mr House’s post-presentation interview was viewed by a live online audience of over 2.3 million people across mainland China. The competition is organised by the Shanghai Commission of Science & Technology and supported by Shanghai Municipal Government.

‘Trendwise’ is the visitor behaviour analytics platform utilising existing wireless infrastructure and low-cost smart sensors to translate real-world data into readable optimisation insights for business and smarter cities.

趋哲™科技研发的人流行为分析平台利用已有的无线基础设施及低成本的智能传感器,帮助企业和公共机构将杂乱的现实监测数据转化为便于解读的深度分析报告.

Trendwise Newsletter: March 2017

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The March edition of the Trendwise newsletter is here!

What an exciting, memorable month it has been for Trendwise. With the announcement of being selected in the first cohort of Australian companies for the Landing Pad in Shanghai, a great bespoke event deployment with the Perth International Arts Festival and being in attendance for two exceptional Smart City workshops. This is amongst a number of local & international installations that took place – stay tuned for more details about these in the coming months. Take a read below and get in touch with us if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Shanghai Landing Pad Announcement

As most have you would have seen from our media release last week, we are thrilled to announce that Trendwise has been selected in the very first cohort of Australian companies to participate in an acceleration program at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s (Austrade) new Landing Pad in Shanghai, China.

As part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, five ‘innovation hubs’, also known as Landing Pads, have been established in San Francisco, Berlin, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Shanghai.The Landing Pads give Australian entrepreneurs access to a network of contacts and opportunities across the globe. Trendwise is taking part in an intensive residency at an established co-working space and receiving tailored business development assistance from Austrade. In Shanghai, the program consists of a 90-day placement at the XNode co-working space. XNode and their ‘Xelerator’ program host some of the world’s most innovative technology startups, providing in-market business development, mentorship and partnership opportunities.

Clinton House has said, “The first weeks here in Shanghai have opened my eyes wider than they’ve ever been. The scale of the opportunity that exists for Australian companies in China is enormous.”

“Austrade has assembled a world-class network here and I am excited to see what the next few months bring.”

For more information on Landing Pads visit:
http://www.australiaunlimited.com/landing-pads

Exclusive Event with Honourable Steven Ciobo MP

Clinton House attended an exclusive event in Shanghai, China with the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Honourable Steven Ciobo MP.

Currently in his third front bench role in the foreign affairs and trade portfolio, Mr Ciobo led a delegation of industry leaders to key trading partners and supported economic integration in China through private sector-led growth.

The minister heard about the role of Trendwise in understanding economic impact and return on tourism marketing investment.

Smart City Workshops 

Roundtable Discussion

  • City of Melville – 9th March 2017

We were honoured to be invited to the Culture Leaders Roundtable Discussion at the City of Melville to share our perspective in the smart city environment.

Clinton House attended as a representative from Trendwise and was amazed at the great ideas that were generated from the day.

The City of Melville has partnered with cultural research firm, Project Sisu, to undertake a cultural planning project. This initial roundtable encouraged insights, critical commentary and imagination from a select group of professionals to stretch the cities thinking and ambition that will inform their ultimate cultural strategy and plan.

Smart City Readiness Workshop

  • City of Canning – 10th March 2017

Trendwise director Greg Riebe and Head of Communications, Ajay Johnson attended a daylong workshop facilitated by Adam Beck from the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand at the City of Canning. This workshop was put into place to help its community of stakeholders understand the opportunities to enhance the sustainability outcomes of the city by embracing technology, data and intelligent design.

“It was great to be involved in the initial session of transitioning the City of Canning into a Smart City,” said Ajay Johnson.

“Trendwise works best when it is installed from the beginning, capturing before, during & after data, therefore it was perfect for our technology to be discussed in the primary brainstorming session.”

For media enquiries, contact Ajay Johnson on aj@inhg.co or 0414 136 946.

Trendwise™ selected for first Shanghai Landing Pad

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Perth-based analytics company, Trendwise by Inhouse Group, is thrilled to announce that it has been selected in the very first cohort of Australian companies to participate in an acceleration program at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s (Austrade) new Landing Pad in Shanghai, China.

As part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, five ‘innovation hubs’, also known as Landing Pads, have been established in San Francisco, Berlin, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Shanghai.

The Landing Pads give Australian entrepreneurs access to a network of contacts and opportunities across the globe. Trendwise is taking part in an intensive residency at an established co-working space and receiving tailored business development assistance from Austrade.

During the first week, Trendwise was formally welcomed by Mr. Graeme Meehan, Australia’s Consul-General to Shanghai.

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“I commend their decision to explore the China market,” said Mr Meehan.

“Shanghai is a key part of China’s dynamic innovation environment, and provides the perfect starting point for these Australian startups to grow their business in China.”

In Shanghai, the program consists of a 90-day placement at the XNode co-working space. XNode and their ‘Xelerator’ program host some of the world’s most innovative technology startups, providing in-market business development, mentorship and partnership opportunities.

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“The first weeks here in Shanghai have opened my eyes wider than they’ve ever been. The scale of the opportunity that exists for Australian companies in China is enormous,” said Clinton House, Trendwise CEO and founder.

“Austrade has assembled a world-class network here and I am excited to see what the next few months bring.

“I’ve spent some time with fellow Landing Pad participants, Phil from Euclideon,  Teresa from Chozun and Pawan from Language Your Way, who themselves have fantastic products and contribute their unique perspectives of the local market.

“We’ve even begun identifying collaboration opportunities in China together,” said Mr House.

Trendwise’s selection in the cohort reinforces the company’s 2017 commitment and expansion focus on Asia and beyond.

With China’s population expected to reach 1.42 billion by 2020, the Trendwise intelligent location platform enables multiple stakeholders to gain business insight and understanding of highly contextual real-world analytics.

“China is a multi-billion dollar market for smart city analytics and retail precincts,” said Peter Rossdeutscher, Chairman of Inhouse Group.

“Leveraging Austrade’s local market knowledge and networks enables high-growth companies like Trendwise to capitalise on that potential.

“We are delighted to be part of the first cohort at the Landing Pad in Shanghai.”

For more information on Landing Pads visit: http://www.australiaunlimited.com/landing-pads

For media enquiries, contact Ajay Johnson (Head of Communications, Trendwise) 0414 136 946 or aj@inhg.co

Trendwise observes 110,000 visitors at PIAF opening weekend

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Kings Park and Botanic Gardens came alive this weekend with the spectacular Perth International Arts Festival opening event Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, attracting large crowds.

The show of light, sound and imagery in which the trees came to life provided a spectacular 45-minute walk through experience for visitors, highlighting the diversity of the six seasons of Western Australia’s South.

Trendwise observed 110,000 visitors taking in the journey, as well as the iconic city views presented along Fraser Avenue at Kings Park, known as the world’s largest inner-city park and biggest display of Western Australia Fauna.

Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm proved to be the most popular time to visit the park throughout the weekend.

The state of the art technology allowed visitors to “Explore knowledge systems from both Western and Noongar perspectives and learn how Western science is increasingly informed by Noongar ‘creation’ stories and understanding of the land.”

Trendwise deployed a number of proprietary IoT sensors in exclusive locations throughout the 1.2km journey to deliver PIAF highly contextual, visitor behaviour analytics.

The attendance numbers were presented to PIAF at the commencement of each night.

Over 12,000 visitors braved the weather on the Friday night to take in the amazing scenes, with Saturday and Sunday night doubling in the amount of visitors attending.

Trendwise technology passively monitors the anonymous, unique signals and locations of devices, as they search for or connect to known networks. The sensor then securely encrypts this information before sending it to the Trendwise cloud platform for processing.

This allows Trendwise to provide clients and in this case PIAF with previously unknown information around attendance numbers, how long a visitor stayed for, if that visitor returned, peak times and much more.

This data will be provided to PIAF in a detailed custom report.

IMG_5591Directed by Nigel Jamison, and developed in collaboration with a number of the regions Noongar people alongside botanists, scientists, community groups and school children, the 1 million dollar installation comprised of 30 tonnes of equipment, 270 light fixtures and 117 speakers.

Every year PIAF puts on a grand opening weekend, just like the outstanding ‘The Giants’, which captivated Western Australia’s in 2015.

By partnering with Trendwise, PIAF was able to gather accurate baseline data around attendance numbers that can now be utilised year-on-year.

The Perth International Arts Festival runs until the 5th March 2017.

For any media enquires please contact Ajay Jones on aj@inhg.co.