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Fujitsu Laboratories of America Hosts Fifth Annual Technology Forum

Event showcases new opportunities and innovative solutions that are leveraging big data to transform the Information and Communications Technology landscape

Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, January 24, 2012

 Fujitsu Laboratories of America announced that it is hosting its’ Fifth Annual Technology Forum in Santa Clara, California tomorrow. The theme for this year’s event is “From Sensor Networks to Human Networks – Turning Big Data into Actionable Wisdom.” This invitation only event will feature keynote talks and panel discussions on how “big data” is transforming our daily lives and will showcase innovative new big data based solutions from Fujitsu companies worldwide.

According to industry experts, as a result of broad adoption of new technologies for personal communication and online interaction including smart phones and social networking, 2.4 zettabytes (2.4 billion terabytes) of unstructured big data will be created in 2012. These new layers of data about people, places, and things are emerging in real time from many directions, providing context around our content, location, searches, purchases, environment, and social/interest graphs. This is creating new challenges for Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) industry around data privacy, storage, bandwidth and processing, but also new opportunities for delivering valuable services to customers and society, by converting this data into actionable wisdom.

“Big data provides a huge market opportunity for ICT leaders like Fujitsu to develop human-centric solutions that address needs of societies globally” said Yasunori Kimura, President and CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories. “Our innovative solutions harness the power of big data while taking into account people’s needs for privacy, access and control.”

The Technology Forum will feature talks by Fujitsu executives and industry experts on big data including Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Tatsuo Tomita, President of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Tony Doye, President and CEO of Fujitsu America Inc., and Michael Chui, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute. The breakout sessions will discuss important issues including data privacy and security and new applications in healthcare, cloud computing and business models being enabled by big data. Additionally the Forum will feature innovative big data solutions from Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu companies worldwide, including:

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
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About Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Japan), focusing on research on Internet, interconnect technologies, software development and solutions for several industry verticals. Conducting research in an open environment, it contributes to the global research community and the IT industry. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
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Company:Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.


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Date: January 24, 2012
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.,