Fujitsu Focuses on Social Innovation at 2018 Fujitsu Innovation Gathering
- Latest AI technology advances from global Fujitsu Laboratories’ resources on show for the first time in Europe
- One-day “Fujitsu Innovation Gathering” event takes place alongside the Swedish stop of the Fujitsu World Tour, one of the world’s largest annual road shows with over 20 stops across 6 continents
- ‘Social Innovation’ theme highlights project examples and collaborations that are solving real-world social problems, including Finnish healthcare project for remote post-operative monitoring
- Latest cutting-edge, reliable security and blockchain technologies to protect our society as threats to people, data and systems increase
- High profile keynote agenda includes speakers such as CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories and CTO of Fujitsu, Shigeru Sasaki; CEO, SEVP and Head of Americas and EMEIA at Fujitsu, Duncan Tait; Swedish Minister for EU and Trade Ann Linde; Niklas Johansson, Swedish State Secretary to Minister for Enterprise and Innovation; and Dr Ayesha Khanna, an expert in future trends, smart cities, artificial intelligence and fintech
As part of the Fujitsu World Tour’s ‘Co-creation for Success’ theme, the event is spotlighting a number of important co-creation projects, with a major emphasis on artificial intelligence and security to demonstrate how Fujitsu is collaborating with customers to define and implement digital transformation. These include a healthcare co-creation project in Finland that uses Fujitsu Laboratories’ AI technologies in a new human gait monitoring system to aid post-operative recovery remotely. The combined event features a high profile agenda of keynotes, expert presentations and panel discussions, as well as an extenisive exhibition of the latest innovations.
The Japanese Ambassador for Sweden, Mr Jun Yamazaki, is taking part in the keynotes, reflecting the celebration of 150 years’ of trade between Japan and Sweden in 2018. Shigeru Sasaki, CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories and CTO of Fujitsu Limited, is leading the Fujitsu Innovation Gathering keynotes, presenting how Fujitsu Laboratories’ R&D strategy predicts future global trends to solve social challenges with cutting-edge technologies. The agenda also includes a number of thought-provoking breakout sessions on the latest developments in security and blockchain, and an overview of Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer – a unique approach to computer architectures that uses quantum-inspired digital circuits to solve more rapidly combinatorial problems – with a specific focus on how it can be deployed to solve challenges in diverse areas from finance, to medicine and intelligent transport. In order to leverage the Fujitsu Digital Annealer, Fujitsu recently launched the Digital Annealer Cloud Service
, with the service initially available in Japan followed by a steady rollout to North America, Europe, and Asia during fiscal 2018.
For Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s CEO Dr Adel Rouz, the annual Fujitsu Innovation Gathering is a unique opportunity to demonstrate how socially responsible innovation can transform society, commenting: “Our global R&D focus is driven by the principle of improving society, using our cutting edge technologies to achieve major advances. In Europe, our wide-ranging R&D includes social innovation, security, manufacturing, AI ethics, and high performance computing applications, with a key focus on how to apply deep learning alongside current and evolving AI technologies in order to create value and exploit data. The Fujitsu Innovation Gathering provides the ultimate showcase for this work, unveiling our latest cutting edge technologies as well as providing insights into the strategic thinking and vision that underpins our activities. This event unites the resources of all Fujitsu teams across the Nordic region, celebrating Fujitsu innovation and demonstrating the power of co-creation and collaboration.”
Concluding the one-day event, there will be a special “Innovation Award” presented to the best team from five Nordic universities that are competing to solve today’s challenges with the help of digital technologies.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 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 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
Established in 2001 and with an active presence in Europe since 1990, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited represents Fujitsu Laboratories across EMEIA, focusing on regional initiatives that reflect the diverse mix of countries and ideologies. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is focused on the creation of cutting-edge solutions that benefit society, adopting a co-creation strategy and working with customers, collaboration partners and society as a whole to pioneer a new generation of user-centric applications and services underpinned by creative information analytics. As one of Fujitsu’s global centers of excellence for AI, its work encompasses security, social innovation, manufacturing, AI ethics, and high performance computing applications. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/fle/.
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Date: 29 May, 2018