NICT/TTC IoT Seminar

Business innovation and value creation utilizing IoT/AI

  Collecting and analyzing big data become more active with the progress of utilization of IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies, and it is promoting new business values creation and business transformation in various industries. The key to the success is how to use the new ICT tools to transform the business process. In particular, AI technology has a new process of thinking completely different from that of humans, and it can lead to immeasurable transformation.

  The transformation targets expand to many inter-business cases such as optimization across the supply chain not closed within a single company and new value creation through collaboration between service providers and ICT providers. Therefore, many PoC (Proof of Concept) projects have been done to show their feasibility.

  However, IoT and AI technologies introduction does not always bring forth business innovation. Since many projects have failed in new value creation, some say that IoT and AI have already entered the Disillusionment.

  Where are the keys for a success in business transformation? We believe they exist in the processes 1) to recognize the potential business problems, 2) to create an exciting idea to transform business, 3) to discuss how to utilize IoT and AI technologies to realize idea, and 4) to consider how to proceed related R&D efforts, standardization activities or open-source software development.

  These processes have a close relationship each other. Therefore, we focus on successful examples of business transformation by utilizing IoT and AI technologies in several areas and successful IoT an AI utilization from the viewpoint of technology providers in this seminar. In addition, essence of the success, i.e. "How to transform your business” and "How to utilize IoT and AI technologies for business innovation" from the viewpoint of users / providers and the US / Japan / Germany will be presented by each lecturer and these lectures will unravel the methods of business innovation utilizing IoT and AI technologies.

  We hope this seminar will help to persons who are considering how to utilize IoT and AI technologies for business innovation or value creation.

Note : This seminar is carried out as a part of the entrusted research from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for “The fiscal year 2018 survey on de jure and forum type standardization activities to strengthen them”.


Date & Time
Monday 26 November 13:00 - 18:00
Hitotsubashi Hall​​【MAP】
National Center of Sciences Building 2F,2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
-By train (Subway)-
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/Toei Mita Line/Toei Shinjuku Line “Jinbocho” Exit A9
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line “Takebashi” Exit 1b
3-5minutes walk from the stations
Organized and hosted
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)
Supported Smart IoT Acceleration Forum, and in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group meeting “ Machine Learning for future network including 5G”
235 people

Lecture materials

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Opening remarks
Dr. Nozomu Nishinaga
Opening keynote
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for 5G and Beyond: Research Challenges and Promising Future Directions
Prof. Dr. Slawomir Stanczak
Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
(Chairman of ITU-T FG-ML5G)
Lecture 1 - Business transformation in manufacturing area: Manufacturing field
・ Machine Learning-Fueling the Future
Mr. Karl Osti
Industry Manager
Design & Manufacturing, Business Strategy & Marketing Autodesk
Lecture 2 - Business transformation in agriculture area: Approach to smart agriculture in Kubota
Dr. Satoshi Iida
Senior Technical Advisor,
KUBOTA Corporation
Lecture 3 - JCB merchant management system utilizing AI to detect banned services/goods for sale on the merchant website.
-- To improve accuracy and to maximize operational efficiency –
Mr. Akito Fukushima
Executive Vice President
Acquiring Risk Management Department
JCB Co., Ltd.
Lecture 4 – AI solution frontier for business activities: How AI can make a change in business sites?
Mr. Naoki Yamamoto
Lecture 5 – Business transformation utilizing IoT/AI
 : Approach to problem finding and methodology to solve
Mr. Shuichi Inada
Secretary General, TTC
(Team Leader of IoT Value Creation Team, Smart IoT Acceleration Forum)
Closing remarks

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