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Highlights from Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015: Human-Centric Innovation

Leading-edge technologies showcased; executive keynotes and customer case studies featured; breakout sessions focused on big data, security, sensors/wearables, and communication for the new IoT era

Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, March 25, 2015 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. hosted Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015: Human-Centric Innovation. This Silicon Valley-based by-invitation-only 8th annual technology forum, held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on February 11, was attended by diverse thought leaders including customers, journalists, analysts, and other distinguished members of the business community, academia and government engaging in dynamic dialogue with researchers and business leaders. Focusing on Human-Centric Innovation, the Forum featured new technology insights comprised of Executive Keynotes from Guest Speakers and the Fujitsu Group, Customer Case Studies, Breakout Sessions, and a Technology Showcase with exhibits of the Fujitsu Group’s leading-edge technologies that are driving Fujitsu’s business through innovative services and products. Videos, keynote presentations, speaker biographies, photographs and a full agenda of the Forum are available online.
Executive Keynotes featured speakers from the Institute for the Future and the Fujitsu Group. Executive Director of the Institute for the Future, Marina Gorbis, spoke about “The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World”. President of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Dr. Hideyuki Saso, highlighted the Fujitsu Laboratories Group’s advanced R&D in his keynote “Fujitsu Laboratories’ Leading-Edge Technologies – Driving Human-Centric Innovation”, while Senior Vice President and Head of the Marketing Unit of Fujitsu Limited, Mikito Kiname, presented “Fujitsu’s New Approach to Innovation.”
The Technology Showcase featured demonstration exhibits of advanced human-centric
technologies from the Fujitsu Group, including: “LED Light-Based ID Tags”, “Control System for Large-Scale Sensor Networks”, “IT-Based Drug Discovery Technology”, “Automatic Generation of Image Recognition Program Using Genetic Programming”, as well as “Malware Activity Quick Detection Technology for Internal Networks”, etc.

Several technology exhibits were unveiled for the very first time in the U.S. or world, such as:

  • Highly Accurate Medical Image Registration – used for comparing a nodule's temporal changes caused by breathing and heartbeat. This is the first time this technology was demonstrated in the world.
  • Automated Testing Technology for JavaScript – automatically generates and runs test cases for JavaScript + HTML, the mainstream development platform for future mobile applications. This technology also enables efficient unit testing and integration testing.
  • LED Light-Based ID Tags – LED lights append invisible identification that can be retrieved using smartphones. This technology enables a new generation of applications by seamlessly enabling ICT services from physical objects.
  • Control System for Large-Scale Sensor Network – Controlling a large-scale sensor network as a swarm, this technology uses a large number of low-cost sensors to create an infrastructure and environmental monitoring system. This control system permits a scattering of energy harvesting, power usage, and wireless communication.
Customer Case Studies at the Forum centered on presentations by the University of Tokyo with Fujitsu Limited, and Metawater Co., Ltd., and discussed the “Development of a New Medical Treatment System related to heart simulator UT-Heart - Results of Collaborative Research between the University of Tokyo and Fujitsu Limited”, and Metawater’s “Advanced Facility Maintenance using Fujitsu AR Technology”.
The Forum’s Breakout Sessions focused on Big Data, Security, Sensors/Wearables, and
Communication in the IoT era, with discussions on: “How Sensors and Wearables are Enabling a Human-Centric IoT”, “Securing the Industrial Internet in the Age of IoT”, “Reducing Complexity and Generating Valuable New Insights from Data”, and “Reducing Complexity and Generating Valuable New Insights from IoT Data”. Speakers included representatives from British Telecom, Keen IO, the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Fujitsu Group: Fujitsu America Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., and Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc.
“Inclusive of through Fujitsu’s business experience in the U.S. that spans nearly half a century, Fujitsu has grown into a global ICT group. As the Fujitsu Group’s technology leaders, we the global Fujitsu Laboratories Group have generated innovations that drive societal and industrial development, while leveraging our U.S.-based R&D site located here in Silicon Valley, where exciting world-class leading-edge inventions and innovative business models are perpetually created day and night”, remarked Dr. Hideyuki Saso, President of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
“Likewise, Fujitsu North America Technology Forum is a global gathering of leading-edge technologies and diverse knowledgeable minds: I welcome that our 2015 Forum themed “Human-Centric Innovation”, which the Fujitsu Group collectively focuses on further realizing, offered a forum for exploration of technology-driven new business opportunities, in-depth discussions on how technologies can resolve or alleviate various societal issues, and dynamic, thought-provoking dialogue for this new IoT era. I have certainty that this Forum has enabled opportunities for new business and technologies, aimed at bringing prosperity and joy to people’s lives”, he continued.

Robert Pryor, Head of Americas and Corporate Vice President of Fujitsu Limited remarked, “The Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015 event was an outstanding success for customers, partners, analysts and Fujitsu colleagues. The content of the presentations and speakers were excellent and provided a clear articulation of Fujitsu's history, capabilities and vision for the future coupled with compelling customer case studies showcasing our technology products & services. Most importantly, the NATF event reinforced Fujitsu's unwavering commitment to technology innovation and serving our ICT markets, clients and communities around the world. Finally, the venue--Levi Stadium was a perfect setting for this event given the architectural beauty and sophisticated technology incorporated into this massive structure in the heart of Silicon Valley”.

“I anticipate that attendees of this Forum gained an overview of Fujitsu’s leading-edge R&D activities, and I hope that they can join us next year as well to experience our new R&D advancements,” commented Makoto Hamada, President and CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
“Our presence in the silicon valley for over twenty years has helped us build cutting-edge innovations that drive creativity, communication and collaboration," said Yasunori Kimura, President and CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. “Through the demonstrations and discussions at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum, it is evident that we are quickly approaching a time when there will be a seamless fusion of cloud, mobility, Big Data, social, the Internet of Things. Fujitsu envisions that these new information and communication technologies will not only enable a people-powered future, but empower them to create a prosperous and sustainable society.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Laboratories Limited

Founded in 1968 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited is one of the premier research centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas of Next-generation Services, Computer Servers, Networks, Electronic Devices and Advanced Materials.
For more information, please see: jp.fujitsu.com/labs/en

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.
For more information, please see: www.fla.fujitsu.com

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Date: March 25, 2015
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.