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Fujitsu World Tour 2017 New Zealand: Co-creation Theme Brings Digital Transformation to Life

News facts:

  • Fujitsu roadshow reaches Auckland, New Zealand on 20th June 2017 as part of Fujitsu’s annual World Tour, which takes place in 22 countries across six continents
  • Fujitsu World Tour 2017 showcases thought leadership, global innovations and best practice of digital co-creation to create successful business transformation for customers
  • Attendees will experience some of the latest innovations from Fujitsu Laboratories, as well as industry leading services and solutions
  • Keynotes to focus on Digital Co-creation, Human Centric Innovation and Digital Transformation
  • Program features insight into DHL’s digital transformation journey, supported by Fujitsu
Auckland, May 18, 2017 - The Fujitsu World Tour is coming to New Zealand for the first time. This global event will bring Fujitsu’s world-class thought leadership, innovation and best practice to New Zealand, with the 2017 agenda showcasing best practice in co-creating digital futures with customers. The New Zealand stop-over will be hosted at The Langham Hotel, on Tuesday 20th June.

Digital disruption drives change for businesses in every market segment. Organisations are now being forced to address these new challenges with their digital agenda for the future. As part of the Fujitsu World Tour 2017, Fujitsu supports its customers in addressing the challenges of digital disruption head-on, and shares how organisations can align IT strategy with changing business needs. The event will demonstrate innovative and holistic solutions in themes such as Workplace Anywhere, Hyperconnected Business and Infrastructure for the Digital World, and tackling trends like Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand, said: “It is important for organisations to learn fast and act quickly in the context of constant digital disruption. As the complexity of the digital world increases it is harder for any single organisation to go it alone, which is why we are highlighting the advantages of taking a co-creation approach. This means teaming up with technology experts and working together to design, implement and operate digital business solutions.”

“The Fujitsu World Tour 2017 will provide attendees with a taste of how to bring inspirational digital transformation projects to life. We are connecting the dots of technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity, to deliver compelling digital business outcomes.”

With the theme of ‘Digital Co-creation’, the agenda will focus on how organisations can keep abreast of and leverage ongoing digital disruption by working collaboratively with customers and suppliers. The program will feature international thought leading keynotes including Steve Walker, Asia Pacific CIO of DHL, who will discuss DHL’s digital transformation journey towards a new era for logistics and how Fujitsu supported DHL in achieving this. Other keynotes include an insight into digital transformation in a Hybrid IT environment by Ramanan Ramakrishna, Head of MIS Service Innovation and Portfolio at Fujitsu EMEIA, as well as perspectives on ‘Human Centric Innovation’ by Fujitsu’s Vice President Marketing Strategy Yoshikuni Takashige.

The Fujitsu World Tour 2017 will also showcase the latest innovations from Fujitsu Laboratories, including the company’s Interactive Shoes Hub, a wearable device which collects, collates and analyses user data that has many potential applications including training, coaching, tracking and authentication. Also on display will be the SPATIOWL Smart Mobility platform that makes it possible to visualise urban traffic flow in a major city for the planning of traffic management, major events and natural disaster management. Fujitsu will also demonstrate the unique Head Mounted Display, a digitally enabled headpiece with a display positioned in front of either eye, wearable keyboard, integrated camera and voice control/command.

As well as gaining inspiration from keynotes delivered by Fujitsu executives, customers and partners, Fujitsu World Tour 2017 attendees can become co-creators by interacting with demonstration technologies offering unique approaches for different business scenarios, including end-to-end solutions for sectors such as healthcare, education, retail and government.

Locations and dates
The Fujitsu World Tour 2017 will stop over in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday 20th of June at The Langham Hotel. Delegates will be able to download the new Fujitsu Events app to their smartphone to plan and create their own itinerary, as well as signing up for the latest news as the tour progresses around the world (app available through the Apple Store and Google Play).

Fujitsu World Tour 2017 New Zealand - Agenda
The New Zealand Agenda has been announced, and includes keynotes and breakout sessions on:
  • Digital Co-creation
  • Industry 4.0 – A new era for logistics
  • Human Centric Innovation

The full agenda can be accessed here: http://www.fujitsu.com/nz/microsites/worldtour2017/agenda/index.html

Notes to editors
Fujitsu’s strategic partners play a key role in co-creating solutions that transform customers business. Many of these partners will be part of the Fujitsu World Tour stops including Official Event Partner Intel along with event sponsors including Microsoft, NetApp, Veritas, Brocade, APC and Nutanix.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au.

Media contacts

Collin Duff-Tytler
Marketing Programs and Communications Manager
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Phone: Phone: +61 2 9113 9346
Mobile: Mobile: +61 409 953 349
E-mail: E-mail: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com


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Date: 18 May, 2017
City: Auckland