Global Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer

Toshikazu Fukuoka


For more than 20 years, I have been community outside the company, primarily on ways to leverage Microsoft technology, including development methods. Since 2008, I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award every year by Microsoft HQ, which recognizes engineers with outstanding community activities. Since 2015, I have promoted product development using AI technologies such as speech recognition and automatic translation, Mixed Reality (xR) and have also contributed to raising awareness of Fujitsu.


He has been actively engaged in external activities in Windows application creation technology since 1992. After 2010, they shifted to the space sensing region mainly on Kinect and speech recognition, and led to this region.
In 2008, he received a Microsoft MVP award from Microsoft for his dedication to the community. He is one of the leading experts in this area of technology, having established and run related communities, and has a track record and personal connections in these activities, including speaking in other communities.
Furthermore, since 2017, he has given lectures inside and outside the company about the relationship between ICT and accessibility.
Since 2022, he has expanded his activities to include technical mentoring of elementary, junior high, and high school students, while actively participating in Fujitsu's social contribution activities. Since 2023, he has participated in "MIRAI NO KATARIBA" (place for dialogue about the future) and strived to realize a sustainable world by engaging in dialogue with future generations with the same perspective.

Value Creation

I am a technology leader in the development of FUJITSU Software LiveTalk, which is widely used by customers in the field of speech recognition applications and automatic translation applications.
I use translated captions and hearing-impaired people's captions in LiveTalk at various events, and I also add captions during live broadcasts of Fujitsu's shareholders meetings.