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New Era of Semiconductors: Future Vision Opened Up by Cutting-edge Technologies

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
10:00
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11:30
Paid Session
English/Japanese
NEPCON-K
NEPCON JAPAN Conference Keynote Session
TSMC's Semiconductor Technology for Future Automotive
Cheng-Ming Lin
Director,
Automotive and MCU Business Development,
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

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In this keynote speech, it covers Automotive three megatrend for Safer, Smarter and Greener, as well as new E-E architecture for future software defined vehicle. The high growth applications will create new automotive market opportunity with the growth @16% CAGR from '21~'26. How TSMC broad range of technology offerings in advance logic and specialty, which enable customers' product innovation for different applications in this golden era. TSMC's volume production experience can accelerate technology maturity with good track record. We are a trusted automotive technology solution provider, in sustainability with long term commitment for R&D and capacity investment.

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Dr. Cheng-Ming Lin received his MS degree from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Dr. Cheng-Ming Lin has over 32 years of experience in the IC industry, including technology development, Fab operation, and product marketing. He is now responsible for Automotive & MCU business development at TSMC.

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Semiconductor Strategy and 3D Integration
Tadahiro Kuroda
Professor, Director of d.lab, Chairman of RaaS,

The University of Tokyo

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The global share of Japanese companies, which was 50% in 1988, has since fallen in a straight line as if rolling down a slope, and now it is only 10%. Is there a reversal scenario? In this talk, we will discuss the strategy of reversal and give a perspective on 3D integration technology that will be strategically important.

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The Latest Trend of Next-gen Power Devices for Carbon Neutral 2050

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
12:30
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14:00
Free Session
NEPCON-S1
NEPCON JAPAN Conference Special Session 1
Integrated Power Electronics Technology That Contributes to the Green Energy Society
Yoshikazu Takahashi
Professor, R&D Div. Director,
Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems,
Tohoku University

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To innovate power electronics technology, which is the key to realize a green energy society, it is important to integrate the latest power devices, power electronics circuit systems, passive devices, to maximize the total performance. In this presentation, I will report on our efforts in integrated power electronics technology to realize this goal.

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Professor (PhD in Engineering), R&D Division Director, Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES),Tohoku University. Currently, he is advancing research and development of high-frequency inverters, ultra-compact DC-DC converters, next-generation power modules, etc. that apply horizontal GaN devices and SiC devices. He is also focusing on research and development of interface technology between power electronics circuit systems and power devices, power modules, and passive components, and these integrated technologies. He also serves as Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. Energy systems of an Internet of Energy (IoE) society, Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), Deputy Program Director. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Research and Development Project for Fundamental Technology of Innovative Power Electronics Creation, Circuit System Area, Research Representative

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Trends of Packaging and Material Technologies for EV Power Modules
Toshiaki Ishii
Chief Engineer,
Material Technology Development Dept., Technology Platform Group, Technology Development Functional Div.,
Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.

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Inverters of EVs are required to be compact and have high output in order to improve electric power consumption, and a power module must have high output density for this purpose. I will explain about the high-reliability and high-output density power module packaging that employs high-performance material technology.

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He is Chief Engineer at Hitachi Astemo, previously Chief Researcher at Hitachi R&D, engaged in the development of semiconductor packaging materials, and has been involved in the development of automotive electronic equipment since 2000. Ph. D.

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Forecast of the Transforming Electronics Industry

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:00
Free Session
NEPCON-S2
NEPCON JAPAN Conference Special Session 2
SDGs, Metaverse, and In-vehicle Devices Drive the Times! -- Expectations Run High for Creation of New Markets for Semiconductor Devices and Electronic Parts --
Wataru Izumiya
Chairman & CEO,

Sangyo Times, Inc.

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In SDGs revolution, an unprecedented investment of 30 trillion yen will be made around the world. Metaverse development will increase computing power 1,000-fold. Next-generation in-vehicle components are entering a new phase. Under these circumstances, the semiconductor market worth over 60 trillion yen, and the electronic components market, which is put at the 30 trillion yen level, are holding firm, and aggressive capital investment plans continue to emerge one after another. This presentation will report mainly on moves made by domestic companies based on the latest information that has been gathered.

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Next Step Beyond 5G: Talks by Leading Companies

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
12:30
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14:00
Free Session
NEPCON-S3
NEPCON JAPAN Conference Special Session 3
5G Evolution and 6G
Takehiro Nakamura
Chief Technology Architect,
R&D Innovation Div.,
NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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Based on the challenges of early 5G and market needs, studies and international standardization of 5G are underway. In addition, in Japan and overseas, discussions on Beyond 5G/6G are already actively underway, and many projects have been launched. The company is also actively pursuing the advancement of 5G and the study of 6G. The company will talk about 5G advancements, 6G concepts and its latest initiatives.

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Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 6G IOWN Promotion Department in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE Advanced 5G and 6G.

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5G Smartphone Development toward 5G SA Era
Naoyuki Toyoda
Senior Software Engineer,

Sony Corp.

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Network slicing will enable to improve communication network quality suitable for services by controlling traffic independently for each application service. This is expected to provide a high-quality content experience. Introducing Sony's smartphone development activity toward 5G SA era.

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Creating New Mobility Value

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Paid Session
AUTO-K
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference Keynote Session
Sony's Approach to Mobility
Izumi Kawanishi
Executive Vice President, AI Robotics Business,
Senior General Manager of AI Robotics Business Group,
Sony Group Corp.

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Will talk about how Sony's mobility project "VISION-S," first unveiled at CES 2020, has fared so far, as well as about Sony's approach and efforts toward the evolution of mobility.
This presentation will also include an overview of the prototype vehicle, development secrets, future challenges, and Sony's approach to the challenge of car manufacturing.

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Joined Sony in 1986. Has since been involved in product development for PlayStation, Xperia, etc. In 2014, was appointed as managing SVP (Senior Vice President). In 2016, appointed to be in charge of AI robotics business, responsible for aibo development as well as VISION-S which constitutes part of Sony's mobility initiative. In June of 2021, was appointed as Sony Group Managing Director, taking charge of the AI robotics business. In April of 2022, was appointed as Sony Mobility Inc. Representative Director, President and CEO.

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Microsoft vision for creating new mobility value
Yoji Takeuchi
Managing Executive Officer
Mobility Services Business Division
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

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Microsoft is focusing on the new mobility services that will emerge from the further convergence of the automobile and transportation markets. We will collaborate with various partners to realize seamless movement of people and goods and the creation of new experiences.

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Engineering Spirit behind Engine Development and Technological Advancements

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
15:00
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16:30
Free Session
AUTO-S1
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference Special Session 1
Introduction of 2nd Gen. VC-TURBO Evolution and e-POWER Requirements for ICE
Shinichi Kiga
Alliance Powertrain Engineering Director,
Powertrain and EV Engineering Div.,
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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World 1st Technology, Variable Compression engine VC-TURBO was introduced and started to apply for Infiniti QX50 from 2018.
2nd generation VC-TURBO which aim to improve further thermal efficiency is introduced in 2021.
This engine's evolution will be presented.
The development direction in electrification period is also touch upon based on e-POWER application experience.

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1990 to present, NISSAN Motor Co., LTD.
Engineer for several ICE parts, then Innovative Variable Valve Event and Lift system VVEL has been developed. Engine parts buyer and Leader for TdC of Cpl vehicle in Purchasing dev..
Chief engineer for VC-TURBO then ICE Powertrain engineering director.

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Thoughts Put into the New Engine Adapted to the Fun to Drive and the Environmental Age
Masayuki Kuwano
General Manager,
Engineering Div., Vehicle Environment Development Dept.,
Subaru Corp.

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Ten years have passed now since the launch of the FB engine. In the meantime, the environment surrounding automobiles has changed dramatically. Summing up the decade, a story will be presented about the development of the CB engine, which is in harmony with the environment - conscious age and offers fun to customers, by using all available technologies mustered.

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What Is the Optimum Carbon-neutral Solution for Automobiles from an Energy Perspective?

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Free Session
AUTO-S2
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference Special Session 2
Energy Transition and Each Industries: Historical Overview
So Hirano
Professor,
Faculty of Economics,
Seijo University

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This presentation examines the highly uncertain future of energy based on past energy transition cases. Specific examples are (1) the conversion from whale oil to petroleum and (2) the conversion from coal to oil and natural gas. These examples will be very useful when considering the energy transition needed in the future to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Solution of Power Unit for Automotive Carbon Neutral
Hikari Todoroki
Associate Partner,
Automotive,
KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.

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The move towards carbon neutral for vehicle is accelerating. The pillar towards 2050 carbon neutral is EV. However, it is also true that the majority of the vehicle fleet will be internal combustion engines in intermediate stages, such as 2030 and 2040. This presentation will discuss future power unit strategy.

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New Mobility Business and Visions Envisioned by Innovators

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
English/Japanese
AUTO-S3
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference Special Session 3
Development of New Energy Vehicle to Meet Carbon Dioxide Demand in China
Charles Huang
Founder Chairman & CEO,

Shanghai Newrizon Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.

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1.Energy Revolution Drives Technology Revolution
2.Innovation and Globalization Drive New Energy Automobiles Development
3.New Energy Automobiles in Future

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Senior Vice President, NIO;
Vice President, SAIC New Energy Vehicle Division;
Technical Manager, Ford Motor Company, USA;
Senior Engineer, AMPS, Inc., USA
(involved in NASA's Pluto Express program)

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The Challenge for Air Mobility Revolution -- Japanese-Led Development of Flying Car and Cargo Drone --
Yusuke Haga
Account Planner,

SkyDrive Inc.

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As a new trend in the mobility field, the development of flying cars is underway in various countries of the world. Our flying car, which has succeeded in manned flight, has been developed by mustering technologies that were pioneered and developed in Japan. The presenter will introduce the flying car, the environment surrounding it, the features of its airframe for commercialization in FY2025, along with future challenges and initiatives.

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Development of Technologies to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
10:40
Free Session
English/Japanese
AUTO-S4
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference Special Session 4
Continental's Sustainability Ambition
Peter Duelfer
Director,
Research and Advanced Engineering Japan, Holistic Engineering and Technologies,
Continental Automotive Corp.

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Sustainable business is the future. At Continental Automotive, Sustainability has been placed the one of most important strategic goals. With our ambitious sustainability roadmap, we are decisively pursuing the transformation to a sustainable economy. This is the benchmark for us and for the entire mobility industry.

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Transformation of Society by Remote Robots That Transcend Time and Space

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Paid Session
ROBO-K
RoboDEX Conference Keynote Session
Kawasaki's Contribution to Society by Using Robot Technologies
Noboru Takagi
Executive Officer, General Manager,
Robot Business Div., Precision Machinery & Robot Company,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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A leading robot manufacture, Kawasaki has been contributing to automation and labor-saving in production lines of many industries. The presentation will introduce Kawasaki's new challenges to the non-manufacturing sector including the service industry with new robots and data platform.

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The Beginning of New Work Style for Humans Interacting with Robots
Hirokazu Tanaka
President and Chief Executive Officer,

Remote Robotics Inc.

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Remote Robotics Inc aims to realize a remote society where all people can participate, and provides a remote robot platform that connects workers and businesses. The possibilities of new ways of working for people and robots will be spoken with keywords of "remote," "robot," and "community."

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Middleware Which Connect Everything -- Standardized Technologies That Connect Robots to Manufacturing Facilities --

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Free Session
ROBO-S1
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 1
Introduction of the Open Middleware "ORiN" and Its Application Examples
Munetoshi Yoneyama
Committee Chair,
Public Relations Committee,
ORiN Consortium/
Manager,
Factory Products Business Unit, Product Planning Dept.,
DENSO WAVE Inc.

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In order to realize IoT in factories and PC based equipment control, "ORiN" was created for unified connection of various devices. This presentation will trace the history of "ORiN", an international standard originated in Japan, and introduce its development background, outline, technology, and application examples.

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New 5G Functions in the Future and Application of It to Industrial Robots
Nobuaki Shimizu
Manager,

NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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The manufacturing industry is expected to utilize 5G for the sophistication of its own products and the sophistication of product manufacturing. In 5G, not only the reliability and punctuality of communication, but also a mechanism that each robot manufacturer itself can provide communication services as added value, which 4G did not have, will be implemented in the future. I will explain the roadmap and the movement as of 2022.

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Latest Development Trends of Next ORiN
Yukishige Yoshida
Committee Chairman,
Technical Committee,
ORiN Consortium/
General Manager,
FA Products Business Unit IoT Engineering Dept.,
DENSO WAVE Inc.

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The next ORiN Ver 3.0 specifications will cover a wider range of fields while responding to new technologies such as IoT and Industry 4.0 and utilizing the assets of the existing ORiN2. "ORiN for ALL", to realize a platform specialized in connecting everything.

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DX in Logistics Using Robots

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Free Session
ROBO-S2
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 2
Digital Transformation in Logistics Made Possible by Robotics
Takashi Morita
Executive Officer, Logistics Solution Director, Head of Logistics Solution Dept.,

Sagawa Global Logistics Co., Ltd.

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At Sagawa Global Logistics, efforts are underway to enhance the efficiency of logistics through the introduction of a lot of robotics equipment such as the automatic shelf transfer robot "EVE" and robotic storage systems dubbed AutoStore. This presentation will introduce DX Digital Transformation in Logistics industry along with examples of real-world applications.

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Intelligent Logistics Solutions with DX Technology Platform
Atsushi Matsuo
Senior Manager,
Solution Business Department Logistics,Thermal & Drive Systems,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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MHI group's digital transformation technology platform create solutions to intelligently connect multiple machinery systems. This presentation outlines development of the intelligent logistics solution, picking solution link with Automated Guided Forklift and other material handling equipment.

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Work-style Reform on the Manufacturing Site by Utilizing Robots

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
ROBO-S3
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 3
Hiroyuki Fujii
Manager
Business Planning Office
Kawada Robotics Corp.

Lean Automation for Creative GEMBA Part2
Keisuke Kawano
Project Director,
Production Innovation Center,
DENSO Corp.

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In the changing environment surrounding manufacturing, we must increase productivity and change the way GENBA works by simple and investment-efficient automation, that is, "Lean Automation". We propose the expectations and issues from the standpoint of manufacturers and robot users.

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Joined DENSO in 1983, engaged in process design and production system development for new products. Since 2006, he has been in the manufacturing department and machine equipment department, and is currently in charge of production system development at the Production Innovation Center.

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Evolution of Digital Transformation to Realize Manufacturing Innovation and Carbon Neutrality

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
12:30
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14:00
Paid Session
SFE-K
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Keynote Session
Toshiba's Vision and Strategy for Contributing to Realizing a Carbon-neutral, Circular Economy through Digitization
Shunsuke Okada
Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer,
Toshiba Corp./
President and CEO,
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corp.

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Society and its needs are changing fast. Toshiba, long dedicated to technology and product development, meets today's demands by bringing digitization to business creation. The presentation explains Toshiba's new growth strategy and its contributions to a sustainable society.

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Shunsuke Okada joined Toshiba Corporation in 1985. In March 2002, after successfully leading the ICT solutions business, he was appointed Senior Vice President and CDO of Toshiba, and President & CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions. He chairs the Operating Committee of Q-STAR, Japan's quantum industrialization consortium.

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The Concept of AISIN CYBER/PHYSICAL FACTORY
Kenji Suzuki
Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Software & Digital Officer, Executive General Manager of DX Strategy Center, President of CSS Company,

AISIN Corp.

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AISIN is aiming for an efficient and easy-to-work-in factory based on the concept of CYBER/PHYSICAL. Through DX, we would like to accelerate electrification and carbon neutrality. Today, we would like to introduce our activities and invite your comments.

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Current Status of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing -- Planning the Introduction and Deployment of AI and IoT, and Actual Examples of Achieved Effects --

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Free Session
SFE-S1
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 1
CASIO's Smart Factories: Creating Competitive Edge with Factory-made AI
Takashi Suzuki
Master Engineer,
Smart Factory Promotion Committee,
YAMAGATA CASIO Co., Ltd.

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Casio Computer is working to optimize the entirety of its value chain in a bid to achieve the maximization of the value it provides to customers. This presentation will cover the intention of AI utilization in smart factories, the background of AI in-house production, introduction of AI for sensory inspections, and AI-based analysis of assembly operations and material handling operation while citing actual examples, throughout stages from planning, development, implementation, to effects.

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Digital Manufacturing Created by Mitsubishi Electric Software Products
Yuji Ichioka
General Manager,
Software System Dept., Nagoya Works,
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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In the current era of DX, the design, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance phases are facing a variety of issues on the shop floor. We propose digital solutions that make full use of software, such as visualization of huge amounts of production data with SCADA, significant reduction of start-up time with 3D simulators, and analysis of unexpected equipment anomalies with data analysis tools.

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The Key to Digital-savvy Human Resources: Reskilling for Smart Factories

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
15:00
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16:30
Free Session
SFE-S2
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 2
Full-scratch Development of Digital-savvy Human Resources -- Learning from the Case of a Mold Factory in Yamagata Pref., That Hovered on the Verge of Bankruptcy
Shinkazu Matsumoto
President & CEO,

O2 Inc.

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O2, a consulting firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, took on the management of IBUKI Inc., an old-style mold maker, and restructured it from the brink of bankruptcy to such an extent as to win the Japan Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Grand Award. The key to this was the development of digital-savvy human resources along with a thereby resulted increase in the self-esteem of the employees. This presentation will introduce IBUKI-style reskilling and upskilling as a case study.

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Practical Use of AI in the Manufacturing Field -- From AI HR Development to "AI Engineering"
Hiroshi Kutsumi
Director,
Digital & AI Technology Center, Technology Div.,
Panasonic Holdings Corp.

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In this lecture, we will explain the technology acquisition and human resource development that we have been working on in order to introduce AI into manufacturing. Then, I will introduce the way of thinking and efforts about "AI engineering" to establish AI as an organizational capability.

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"Metaverse" and "Digital Twin" Take the Factory to a New Stage

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
10:00
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11:30
Free Session
SFE-S3
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 3
Digital Twin Use Cases Powered by NVIDIA Omniverse
So Takahashi
Professional Visualization Business Development Manager,
Enterprise,
NVIDIA Corp.

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Digital twin is about to bring about a big transformation in industries. In this presentation, NVIDIA will introduce examples of NVIDIA Omniverse Digital Twin use cases in various industries, such as Automotive and Manufacturing industries.

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Rise of the Metaverse and the Future of Manufacturing Industry
Shinichiro Sanji
Partner,
Technology Lab.,
PwC Consulting LLC

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The keyword "meta" abounds, but the current state of metaverse utilization needs to be properly understood. This presentation will present a multifaceted view of how it is utilized onsite in the manufacturing industry and the outlook for the future.

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Before joining PwC, he worked with a Japanese think tank and a consulting firm.
He has strong expertise in consulting that makes the best use of the characteristics of industry, government, and academia.
He engages in consulting including concept formulation, consortium launch support, technology strategy formulation, technology roadmap formulation support, toward social implementation of cutting-edge technologies in the field of robotics, AI, drones, and metaverses, and so on.
He provides a wide range of comprehensive consulting services, such as policy-making support, research institute technical capability evaluation, and new business development for companies.

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Takayuki Nagashima
Director,

PwC Consulting LLC
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Evolution of Digital Transformation to Realize Manufacturing Innovation and Carbon Neutrality

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
12:30
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14:00
Paid Session
SFE-K
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Keynote Session
Toshiba's Vision and Strategy for Contributing to Realizing a Carbon-neutral, Circular Economy through Digitization
Shunsuke Okada
Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer,
Toshiba Corp./
President and CEO,
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corp.

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Society and its needs are changing fast. Toshiba, long dedicated to technology and product development, meets today's demands by bringing digitization to business creation. The presentation explains Toshiba's new growth strategy and its contributions to a sustainable society.

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Shunsuke Okada joined Toshiba Corporation in 1985. In March 2002, after successfully leading the ICT solutions business, he was appointed Senior Vice President and CDO of Toshiba, and President & CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions. He chairs the Operating Committee of Q-STAR, Japan's quantum industrialization consortium.

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The Concept of AISIN CYBER/PHYSICAL FACTORY
Kenji Suzuki
Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Software & Digital Officer, Executive General Manager of DX Strategy Center, President of CSS Company,

AISIN Corp.

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AISIN is aiming for an efficient and easy-to-work-in factory based on the concept of CYBER/PHYSICAL. Through DX, we would like to accelerate electrification and carbon neutrality. Today, we would like to introduce our activities and invite your comments.

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Current Status of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing -- Planning the Introduction and Deployment of AI and IoT, and Actual Examples of Achieved Effects --

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Free Session
SFE-S1
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 1
CASIO's Smart Factories: Creating Competitive Edge with Factory-made AI
Takashi Suzuki
Master Engineer,
Smart Factory Promotion Committee,
YAMAGATA CASIO Co., Ltd.

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Casio Computer is working to optimize the entirety of its value chain in a bid to achieve the maximization of the value it provides to customers. This presentation will cover the intention of AI utilization in smart factories, the background of AI in-house production, introduction of AI for sensory inspections, and AI-based analysis of assembly operations and material handling operation while citing actual examples, throughout stages from planning, development, implementation, to effects.

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Digital Manufacturing Created by Mitsubishi Electric Software Products
Yuji Ichioka
General Manager,
Software System Dept., Nagoya Works,
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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In the current era of DX, the design, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance phases are facing a variety of issues on the shop floor. We propose digital solutions that make full use of software, such as visualization of huge amounts of production data with SCADA, significant reduction of start-up time with 3D simulators, and analysis of unexpected equipment anomalies with data analysis tools.

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The Key to Digital-savvy Human Resources: Reskilling for Smart Factories

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
15:00
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16:30
Free Session
SFE-S2
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 2
Full-scratch Development of Digital-savvy Human Resources -- Learning from the Case of a Mold Factory in Yamagata Pref., That Hovered on the Verge of Bankruptcy
Shinkazu Matsumoto
President & CEO,

O2 Inc.

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O2, a consulting firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, took on the management of IBUKI Inc., an old-style mold maker, and restructured it from the brink of bankruptcy to such an extent as to win the Japan Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Grand Award. The key to this was the development of digital-savvy human resources along with a thereby resulted increase in the self-esteem of the employees. This presentation will introduce IBUKI-style reskilling and upskilling as a case study.

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Practical Use of AI in the Manufacturing Field -- From AI HR Development to "AI Engineering"
Hiroshi Kutsumi
Director,
Digital & AI Technology Center, Technology Div.,
Panasonic Holdings Corp.

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In this lecture, we will explain the technology acquisition and human resource development that we have been working on in order to introduce AI into manufacturing. Then, I will introduce the way of thinking and efforts about "AI engineering" to establish AI as an organizational capability.

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"Metaverse" and "Digital Twin" Take the Factory to a New Stage

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Free Session
SFE-S3
SMART FACTORY Expo Conference Special Session 3
Digital Twin Use Cases Powered by NVIDIA Omniverse
So Takahashi
Professional Visualization Business Development Manager,
Enterprise,
NVIDIA Corp.

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Digital twin is about to bring about a big transformation in industries. In this presentation, NVIDIA will introduce examples of NVIDIA Omniverse Digital Twin use cases in various industries, such as Automotive and Manufacturing industries.

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Rise of the Metaverse and the Future of Manufacturing Industry
Shinichiro Sanji
Partner,
Technology Lab.,
PwC Consulting LLC

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The keyword "meta" abounds, but the current state of metaverse utilization needs to be properly understood. This presentation will present a multifaceted view of how it is utilized onsite in the manufacturing industry and the outlook for the future.

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Before joining PwC, he worked with a Japanese think tank and a consulting firm.
He has strong expertise in consulting that makes the best use of the characteristics of industry, government, and academia.
He engages in consulting including concept formulation, consortium launch support, technology strategy formulation, technology roadmap formulation support, toward social implementation of cutting-edge technologies in the field of robotics, AI, drones, and metaverses, and so on.
He provides a wide range of comprehensive consulting services, such as policy-making support, research institute technical capability evaluation, and new business development for companies.

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Takayuki Nagashima
Director,

PwC Consulting LLC
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Transformation of Society by Remote Robots That Transcend Time and Space

Aug. 31 (Wed)
 
12:30
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14:00
Paid Session
ROBO-K
RoboDEX Conference Keynote Session
Kawasaki's Contribution to Society by Using Robot Technologies
Noboru Takagi
Executive Officer, General Manager,
Robot Business Div., Precision Machinery & Robot Company,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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A leading robot manufacture, Kawasaki has been contributing to automation and labor-saving in production lines of many industries. The presentation will introduce Kawasaki's new challenges to the non-manufacturing sector including the service industry with new robots and data platform.

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The Beginning of New Work Style for Humans Interacting with Robots
Hirokazu Tanaka
President and Chief Executive Officer,

Remote Robotics Inc.

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Remote Robotics Inc aims to realize a remote society where all people can participate, and provides a remote robot platform that connects workers and businesses. The possibilities of new ways of working for people and robots will be spoken with keywords of "remote," "robot," and "community."

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Middleware Which Connect Everything -- Standardized Technologies That Connect Robots to Manufacturing Facilities --

Sep. 1 (Thu)
 
10:00
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11:30
Free Session
ROBO-S1
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 1
Introduction of the Open Middleware "ORiN" and Its Application Examples
Munetoshi Yoneyama
Committee Chair,
Public Relations Committee,
ORiN Consortium/
Manager,
Factory Products Business Unit, Product Planning Dept.,
DENSO WAVE Inc.

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In order to realize IoT in factories and PC based equipment control, "ORiN" was created for unified connection of various devices. This presentation will trace the history of "ORiN", an international standard originated in Japan, and introduce its development background, outline, technology, and application examples.

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New 5G Functions in the Future and Application of It to Industrial Robots
Nobuaki Shimizu
Manager,

NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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The manufacturing industry is expected to utilize 5G for the sophistication of its own products and the sophistication of product manufacturing. In 5G, not only the reliability and punctuality of communication, but also a mechanism that each robot manufacturer itself can provide communication services as added value, which 4G did not have, will be implemented in the future. I will explain the roadmap and the movement as of 2022.

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Latest Development Trends of Next ORiN
Yukishige Yoshida
Committee Chairman,
Technical Committee,
ORiN Consortium/
General Manager,
FA Products Business Unit IoT Engineering Dept.,
DENSO WAVE Inc.

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The next ORiN Ver 3.0 specifications will cover a wider range of fields while responding to new technologies such as IoT and Industry 4.0 and utilizing the assets of the existing ORiN2. "ORiN for ALL", to realize a platform specialized in connecting everything.

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DX in Logistics Using Robots

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Free Session
ROBO-S2
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 2
Digital Transformation in Logistics Made Possible by Robotics
Takashi Morita
Executive Officer, Logistics Solution Director, Head of Logistics Solution Dept.,

Sagawa Global Logistics Co., Ltd.

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At Sagawa Global Logistics, efforts are underway to enhance the efficiency of logistics through the introduction of a lot of robotics equipment such as the automatic shelf transfer robot "EVE" and robotic storage systems dubbed AutoStore. This presentation will introduce DX Digital Transformation in Logistics industry along with examples of real-world applications.

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Intelligent Logistics Solutions with DX Technology Platform
Atsushi Matsuo
Senior Manager,
Solution Business Department Logistics,Thermal & Drive Systems,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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MHI group's digital transformation technology platform create solutions to intelligently connect multiple machinery systems. This presentation outlines development of the intelligent logistics solution, picking solution link with Automated Guided Forklift and other material handling equipment.

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Work-style Reform on the Manufacturing Site by Utilizing Robots

Sep. 2 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
ROBO-S3
RoboDEX Conference Special Session 3
Hiroyuki Fujii
Manager
Business Planning Office
Kawada Robotics Corp.

Lean Automation for Creative GEMBA Part2
Keisuke Kawano
Project Director,
Production Innovation Center,
DENSO Corp.

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In the changing environment surrounding manufacturing, we must increase productivity and change the way GENBA works by simple and investment-efficient automation, that is, "Lean Automation". We propose the expectations and issues from the standpoint of manufacturers and robot users.

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Joined DENSO in 1983, engaged in process design and production system development for new products. Since 2006, he has been in the manufacturing department and machine equipment department, and is currently in charge of production system development at the Production Innovation Center.

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