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NEWSLETTER 2019

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CAFEO 36: The Young Engineer’s Perspective Prepared by Dr Tony Ong Chong Yong, YES IEM The Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (CAFEO) 36th in November 2018 which was held in Singapore (SG) was an unforgettable experience for us. We shall walk through all of our daily activities as well as all the concurrent events that happened throughout the event.

11TH NOVEMBER 2018

The members of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) assembled at Wisma IEM for departure in the morning. This year, a group of 30-odd IEM delegates from KL departed via coach. En route the Resorts World Convention Centre in Sentosa, Singapore, the coach stopped for lunch at Yong Peng, Johor. The group, which consisted of a good mix of young and the more experienced, bonded and networked well over lunch and arrived safely in Singapore late evening. It was free and easy upon checking in.

Figure 1: Lunch at Yong Peng

Figure 2: YEAFEO teams were formed, consisting of delegates from the various ASEAN countries

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Figure 3: Team preparing for their Business Model Canvas

12TH NOVEMBER 2018

On the first day of CAFEO, many meetings were held simultaneously. For the young engineers, we were part of the Young Engineers of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (YEAFEO) programme. All YEAFEO delegates from the various ASEAN countries as well as the observer countries, were divided into smaller teams for an ice breaking session. A short introduction video challenge was given to each team and the delegates bonded well over the challenge. The YEAFEO Country Reports followed subsequently where each country were given the chance to highlight their country biggest engineering problems and how they solved them. Our very own Young Engineers Section (YES) Chairman and YEAFEO Secretary General, Dr Yew Weng Kean presented the country report on behalf of the Malaysian YEAFEO delegates. Following that, all delegates dispersed for lunch with their respective teams to continue to build a strong connection with the delegates from our neighbouring countries. We utilised this opportunity to network with other delegates, make new friends, exchange contacts and share our diverse culture and professional experiences.

Figure 4: Malaysian delegates’ performance

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After the sumptuous lunch, all YEAFEO delegates attended a Start-Up Challenge with an opening speech from the CEO of WATEROAM, Mr. David Pong. After the inspiring speech, each team was given a business model canvas to brainstorm an idea for a start-up which relates to resolving issues faced by many ASEAN countries. The task, which was part of a Start-Up Challenge, would be continued throughout our YEAFEO programme. The CAFEO Welcoming Dinner was held on the night of the first conference day. During the Welcoming Dinner, every participating country in this ASEAN conference had a chance to perform on stage. For the Malaysian delegates, all of us joined on stage and proudly sang ‘Keranamu Malaysia’ and ‘Saya Anak Malaysia’, while waving our Malaysian flags up high. The night ended in high spirits.

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On the second day of CAFEO, delegates from Malaysia were given the golden opportunity to attend the Conferment of the highest award in AFEO, the Distinguished Honorary Patron award, to our very own Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed at the Shangri-La Ballroom, Hotel Shangri-La, Singapore.

Figure 5: With Tun Mahathir at his Conferment

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Subsequently, some YEAFEO delegates opted to attend the River Safari. There was also an opportunity for us to experience seeing the most endangered species, the panda. Meanwhile the remaining YEAFEO delegates returned to the conference venue to join the YEAFEO Governing Board meeting. At the end of the meeting, all countries exchanged gifts with each other as a token of appreciation.

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Delegates of YEAFEO were divided into two groups for the Technical Visits:one headed to Tuas Mega Port and another headed to Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore. After the visit, all delegates were driven to PSB Academy for lunch. Later, the continuation to the Start-Up Challenge session was held in the PSB Academy’s classroom. Two best start-up business model canvas were chosen after a short voting session. A very informative discussion was held about the best start-ups in the room and many new ideas were exchanged. Subsequently, a talk entitled ‘Technopreneur’ was given by Prof. Foo King Peng. On our final night, all delegates were invited to the CAFEO Closing Dinner. During this dinner, the Young Engineer delegates involved performed five songs together. An awards ceremony was also held to honor and to confer Distinguished Honorary Fellows and Honorary Members of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) from all the different countries present that night. The night ended with many photos being taken as we bid farewell to all beloved delegates who attended CAFEO 36 this year.

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Figure 7: Tuas Mega Port Visit

Figure 8: YEAFEO visit to Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

Figure 9: Start Up Best Critic

Figure 10: Technoprenuer Talk

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Figure 11: Conferment of Honorary Fellows of AFEO

Figure 12: Farewell Banquet Dinner Photo session

15TH NOVEMBER 2018

The members of the Young Engineers Section and members of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia gathered at the Resort World Hotel lobby for departure. The coach stopped by for lunch at the Johor Premium Outlet and left for Kuala Lumpur at 3.00p.m. We arrived safely at the Wisma IEM gates at 7.30p.m. and waved our goodbyes.

Figure 13: Lunch at Johor Premium Outlet

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The Engineering Gender Gap: Are we closing it? Prepared by Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr Yee Hooi Min (UiTM) and Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr Leo Choe Peng (USM) from IEM, Penang Branch The women engineers of the national engineering organisations under the umbrella of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (AFEO) met at the 36th annual Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO 36) to discuss the gender gap in engineering industry and strategies for closing the gap. CAFEO 36 was hosted by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) in association with the Land Transport Authority and served as the best platform for the women leaders to garner ideas and join forces to empower more women engineers to contribute in economic, environmental and social development. Women have broken the gender barriers in engineering education at some top colleges in the recent years. More than half of engineering undergraduates at National University of Singapore in 2017 were women.1 54.4% of the engineering undergraduates in Universiti Brunei Darussalam were also female. Female students could even outperform male students in engineering courses as reported by Kamphorst et al.,4 During WEAFEO country report session, statistics reported by different country representatives showed the reduction of leak out women engineer entering workforce after graduation. IES membership is largely male dominated, only 9% of the IES members are women. However, more women engineers are predicted to elevate their professional career upwards in the near future. A leap of the number of women engineers registered under the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) was reported that there was only 9,837 women engineers registered in 2010, but there were 29,220 women engineers registered in 2018. The representative from Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (PII) further stated that there was a huge increment of female graduates with engineering degree in the recent years, making up to 30% PII members. A positive trend was also observed in the registration under Myanmar Engineering Council (MEngC). Presently, 49% of register engineers, 22% of registered senior engineers and 13% of professional engineers are women. Facing growing demand for engineers, the presented statistics were encouraging because more women were prepared to sustain and advance their engineering career. Besides technical workshops, more learning opportunities were actually created to transform these women engineers into professional engineers as reported in WEAFEO country report session. Field trips, meetings, voluntary works and social activities were designed to improve their leadership and broaden their social network for future leading roles. Running activities were organised to promote work-life balance as well. More importantly, the women engineers were gathered in conferences to share their perspectives in devising strategies for engineering career. In 2018, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia – Women Engineers (IEM-WE) organised the 2nd international Conference of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) while the Philippine Technological Council Women Engineers’ Network (PTC-WEN) organised the 3rd Philippine Women Engineer Summit.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr Wanpen Wirojanagud from Thailand further initiated the discussion on fund raising strategies for activities that could close the gender gap. Ir. Mah Siew Kien highlighted that it was important to promote women engineers’ activities in social media to draw public attention to garner their participation and sponsorship. Data mining on the gender gap was important to gain more financial support from the government agencies and private companies for sponsorships. It was worth noting that fund raising activities could be made exciting to attract more young women engineers to join in. For instance, PTC-WEN launched Lakambining Inhinyera, a fund raising activity in conjunction with beauty pageant, which turned to be a huge success.

CAFEO/WE- AFEO Women Summit 2018

Representatives of the WE-AFEO Governing Board

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Smart Cities Applications in the ASEAN Region: Business Opportunities Prepared by Ir. Prof. Dr Leong Wai Yie (IEM Representative on AFEO Sustainable Cities Working Group) A half-day Seminar on Supporting Applications on Smart Cities was successfully hosted on 29 November 2018, by Taylor’s University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Orange Business Services Malaysia, and the FIWARE Foundation. The event was supported by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia Local Network. Approximately 20 participants from the academia, SMEs and other organisations attended the seminar. The half-day introductory seminar addressed: • Awareness of smart cities applications and business opportunities • Kickstarting smart cities application development using FIWARE as a prototyping platform The presenters highlighted existing issues, challenges and opportunities for the Malaysian context. The first speaker, Assoc. Prof. Dr Norminsham Abdul Karim (UiTM Selangor) described the current status of Smart Transportation efforts for the Klang Valley metropolitan areas. Mr. Richard Ker (Cyberview Sdn. Bhd.) highlighted various Smart Cities applications, technology testbeds and initiatives currently undertaken for Cyberjaya and surrounding area. Mr. Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange Labs France) and representative of FIWARE Foundation in Europe then introduced the goals of the FIWARE Platform and the use of open source technologies and components for rapid development, prototyping and deployment of smart cities applications. Mr. Antriksh Mathur (Orange Labs India) gave some case studies and demonstrations of the use of the FIWARE platform for developing smart cities applications. Finally, Ir. Kesavan Jaganathan (Engineers Australia and The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia representative) spoke about the current status and activities related to Smart Cities in the ASEAN region, as well as the design guidelines and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for sustainable smart cities. The presentations and discussions provided the audience with a good understanding of the current challenges and various initiatives undertaken in relation to smart cities developments both locally as well as regionally. Smart transportation, trigeneration of energy, water supply and waste water treatment were highlighted as important aspects of smart cities implementation efforts. In addition, various local efforts in deploying smart cities solutions and trials are being conducted in Cyberjaya, which can serve as a testbed and case studies by other municipal councils. Finally, the need for interoperability, open data exchange standards, and effective provisioning of smart cities services via the use of open platforms were highlighted during the presentations on the FIWARE Platform. The discussions during the Question and Answer sessions were quite engaging, with good rapport between the audience and presenters.

Listening to the speaker

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ASEAN Electrotechnical Symposium & Exibition 2018 Standards Drive Global Value Chains Prepared by Ir. P.J. Low, Secretary concurrently IEM Representative on AEI Electrical Inspection Steering Committee ASEAN Electrotechnical Symposium and Exhibition 2018, a biennial event that was jointly organised by the IEM Electrical Engineering Technical Division, Standards Malaysia, and Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission of Malaysia). It was held on 4th and 5th of December 2018 at Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Symposium was attended by more than 600 engineering professionals, government officials & policy makers, standards organisations, manufacturers, suppliers and solution providers, owners & operators from both domestic and ASEAN countries. The Symposium features keynote and presentation on the following themes: “Standards Drive Global Value Chains”, “Generation, Transmission and Distribution”, “Electrical Installation in Buildings”, and “Electrical Equipment & Appliances”. Through this symposium, participants were able to gain insights from the experts on the latest electrotechnical standards, technology products and services and understandings on the engineering challenges & opportunities in the ASEAN region. The second day started with Ir. Prof. Dr Jeffrey Chiang Choong Luin, Secretary-General of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) delivering the white paper launching speech. He mentioned that AFEO is a non-governmental body. Its members are engineering institutions and organisations of ASEAN countries. AFEO is to promote goodwill and mutual understanding among members. At the same time, it has to establish and develop the ASEAN baseline standard for the engineering profession with the objective of facilitating the mobility of the engineers within the ASEAN countries. Feasibility studies had been done by IEM with the collaboration among the ASEAN countries. As highlighted by him, the white paper is a comprehensive study comprises the understanding of the differences among the ASEAN and the survey reports for consideration. This Master Plan is being considered by various organisation, such as ASEAN, AFEEC, IEC, APEC and many others. This white paper would benefit the consulting engineers, contractors, product engineers, electrical engineers, educational personnel and other relevant practitioners. Soon after that, Ir. Prof. Dr Jeffrey Chiang Choong Luin and Ir. Prof. Dr Norlida Buniyamin, AER Head Commissioner of AFEO both launched the white paper for Electrical Installation Standards & Regulations in Buildings Amongst ASEAN Countries. The Symposium continued with keynotes presentation on theme “Electrical Installation in Buildings.” The first presenter was Ir. Lim Kim Ten from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). His topic was on “Enhancing Compliance to MS IEC 60364 Series and Future IEC Standards.” He gave us a brief explanation on various standards, namely, IEC, ISO, ITU, BS and others. He explained on the Electricity Supply Acts and Electricity Ordinance in Malaysia. He also presented the development standards cycle. Each standard would go through the process of establishment, standard development, awareness, monitoring, and improvement. He highlighted that the compliance to MS 1979 and MS1936 were mandatory in Malaysia. Apart from that, there were other guidelines available for reference. These were guidelines for the design, installation, inspection, testing, operation and maintenance of water heater systems, nonAER NEWSLETTER • January - June 2019

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domestic electrical installation safety code, and guideline on electrical safety management plan and many other programmes. The next topic is on “National Electrical Installation Requirements of Indonesia: PUIL 2011” was presented by Dr Pekik Argo Dahono of Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (PII). He clarified that Indonesia had established Code in Electrical Installation since 1964. Since 1987, the Code was recognised as standards. The standards regulates the design and installation, especially in the low voltage level and building application. This standard had become the reference for issuing the Certificate of Operation. Following this paper was the keynote presentation by Ir. Chin Lee Tuck from Pertubuhan Ukur Jurutera & Arkitek (PUJA). His keynote was on “BS 7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations in Brunei.” He mentioned on the standards currently practiced in Brunei, namely Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS 7677), IET Wiring Regulations (PBD 12 : 2017), and Building Guidelines and Requirements as well as Electrical Installation Requirements 2011. He also highlighted the Classification of Contractor, Licensed Electrical Workers and others. Foreign engineer who met the BAPEQS’ requirement could register as engineers in Brunei. The topic of the next speech was on “Lao Electrical Power Technical Standards (LEPTS).” It was presented by Mr. Viengsay Chantha from Department of Energy Management, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. He provided the overview of the “Lao Electrical Power Technical Standards.” At the same time, he talked on the electrification rate in Lao. He also discussed the review of the international standards and practices that was undertaken. He highlighted the needs to add details to the existing documents to address the challenges of increased hydropower development activities in Laos. It was then followed by the presentation from H.E LY Sovannarith from Board of Engineers, Cambodia (BEC). His topic was on “Electric Power Technical Standards of the Kingdom of Cambodia.” He gave a brief overview on the “Electric Power Technical Standards of The Kingdom of Cambodia” including standards cover all power facilities, house wiring, electrical appliances, etc. except the equipment in airplanes. Cambodia aimed to realize its national code using IEC standards with 20% growth in power sector. The event ended with prize presentation to the Organising Chairman Mr. Alex Looi Tink Huey for his hard work and dedication for making this Symposium a success.

Launching of White Paper for Electric Installation Standards & Regulations in Building Amongst ASEAN Countries

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AER Certificate Presentation in Malaysia Prepared by Ir. Yau Chau Fong, IEM Country Registrar The AER Certificate Presentation Ceremony was organised on 24 January 2019 at Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya. A talk on “Engineering Challenges & Opportunity in South East Asia Infrastructure Project” by Ir. Paul Lim Pay Chuan, Group Chief Executive Officer of PESTECH International Berhad. The talk on the Asia Pacific infrastructure market indicated that the market had been estimated to grow in the range of 7% - 8% annually. Total investment in infrastructure is gauged at USD26 trillion from 2016 - 2030. Out of which, about USD14.7 trillion, or 56%, will be required for investment into the power infrastructure sector. The market is vast, but competition is keen. Staying ahead in the pack within the industry requires vision and calculated risk-taking foresight. Meritocracy and good basic foundation are paramount in building solid foreign footholds, whilst maintaining relevancy locally. The speaker, Ir. Paul Lim also mentioned that his company PESTECH had successfully delivered power transmission infrastructure projects in Brunei, Cambodia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Papua New Guinea, Philippines (on going), and Sri Lanka. Different phases of social and economic development in the region provides a balanced business exposure to PESTECH so that it is not subjected to any particular cycle of social or economic events. Regional projects delivery opened up new opportunities for multinational vendors partnership and ranges of customer base that further expand the Group’s market reach. Key considerations and challenges for foreign project undertakings are: (1) Local legal framework, (2) Political and economical stability, (3) Currency exchange, (4) Procurement of project funding and (5) Local technical preferences. As the world become more integrated and accessible by technology and logistics, Malaysian businesses must take the initiatives to step outside their comfort zone and venture into opportunities that awaits. So long as the ship is docked at the pier, it will not be able to unleash its full potentials. All ambassadors and AFEO officials attended the talk. The AER, APEC and IPEA Certificate Presentation Ceremony continued after the talk with Ir. Yau Chau Fong, the Malaysian Country Registrar gave out Certificates to the newly elected ASEAN Engineers and Associate ASEAN Engineers as well as for the first time, the ASEAN Engineering Technologists and Technicians from the Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM) were also present to received their certificates presented to them by their President, Ir. Yam Teong Sian. Dato Ir. Dr Gue See Sew, Chairman of International Professional Engineers Register presented the APEC/IPEA certificates to the newly elected members. Approximately, 30 members were present for the The members who received their Certificate Presentation Ceremony certificates and talk. AER NEWSLETTER • January - June 2019

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TAM Selangor Activities / Post Activities Report GIATMARA Wilayah Persekutuan – Taklimat Teknologi Serta Perkongsian Ilmu Teknologi di Malaysia

A “Membership Drive and Talk” on “Technologists in Malaysia” was organised on 15 February 2019 and attended by Ts. Tung Chee Kuan Deputy President, Ms. Maggie Yap Cheng Hong - Hon. Gen Secretary, Ts. Ricky Liew Chee Leong - Tam Council & Vice Chairman, members of the TAM Selangor Branch and TAM Secretariat as well as Tuan Khairuddin Hj Hashim. The venue was at GIATMARA Kuala Lumpur, Lot 472, Lorong Enggang 4, Taman Keramat, 54200, KL. Approximately 40 participants were at the event. There were also participants from lecturers of Giat Mara Kuala Lumpur.

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Group Photo With GIATMARA Team Mr Siew PW, Ts Tung CK, Tuan Khairuddin Hj Hashim and Ts Ricky Liew

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Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Deputy Director General) Puan Nurul Azimah welcoming the Technological Association Malaysia team.

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TAM Deputy President Ts Tung CK having a discussion on Asean Engineering Register (AER) registration

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TAM Team having breakfast with Pengarah/ Pengurus GIATMARA Wilayah Persekutuan Tuan Khairuddin Hj Hashim. Hon. Secretary Miss Maggie Yap and secretariat Cik Aidah were present at the event.

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Ts Ricky Liew briefing on TAM and Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT) objectives

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Ts Tung CK briefing on IR 4.0 and Asean Engineering Register (AER)

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Ts Tung CK presenting TAM souvenir to Tuan Khairuddin Hj Hashim

Ts Tung CK presenting TAM souvenir to Puan Nurul Azimah (Ketua Penolong Pengarah, GIATMARA)

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Seminar on Supporting Applications on Smart Cities at Taylor’s University Prepared by Ir. Prof. Dr Leong Wai Yie (IEM Representative on AFEO Sustainable Cities Working Group) A half-day seminar on Supporting Applications on Smart Cities was successfully hosted on 29 November 2018, by Taylor’s University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Orange Business Services Malaysia, and the FIWARE Foundation. The event was also supported by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia Local Network. Approximately 20 persons from academia, SMEs and other organisations attended the seminar. The half-day introductory seminar addressed the following issues: • Awareness of smart cities applications and business opportunities • Kickstarting smart cities application development using FIWARE as a prototyping platform The presenters for the seminar highlighted existing issues such as challenges and opportunities for the Malaysian context. The first speaker, Assoc. Prof. Dr Norminsham Abdul Karim (UiTM Selangor) described the current status of Smart Transportation efforts for the Klang Valley metropolitan areas. Mr. Richard Ker (Cyberview Sdn. Bhd.) highlighted the various Smart Cities applications, technology testbeds and initiatives currently undertaken for Cyberjaya and surrounding area. The third speaker, Mr. Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange Labs France) and representative of FIWARE A presentation at the seminar and the session Foundation in Europe then introduced the goals of the FIWARE Platform and the use of open source technologies and components for rapid development, prototyping and deployment of smart cities applications. Mr. Antriksh Mathur (Orange Labs India), the 4th speaker gave some case studies and demonstrations on the use of the FIWARE platform for developing smart cities applications. Finally, Ir. Kesavan Jaganathan (Engineers Australia and The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia representative) spoke about the current status and activities related to Smart Cities in the ASEAN region, as well as the design guidelines and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for sustainable smart cities. The presentations and discussions provided the audience with a good understand of the current challenges and various initiatives being undertaken in relation to smart cities developments both locally as well as regionally. Smart Transportation, Trigeneration of Energy, Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment were highlighted as important aspects of smart cities implementation efforts. In addition, various local efforts in deploying smart cities solutions and trials are being conducted in Cyberjaya, which can serve as a testbed and case studies by other municipal councils. Finally, the need for interoperability, open data exchange standards, and effective provisioning of smart cities services via the use of open platforms were highlighted during the presentations on the FIWARE Platform. The discussions during the Question and Answer sessions were quite engaging, with good rapport between the audience and the presenters.

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