Business and Technology Insight Forums Tokyo 2018

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

26-27 February, 2018 | Tokyo, Japan

Nissay Marunouchi Garden Tower 3F
1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005
Convention room: AP Tokyo Marunouchi. E+F

IoT: Wireless Sensors, Industry 4.0 and the Digitization of Things

Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, case studies, opportunities and technology and market assessment

Smart infrastructure is enabled by Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), which are designed for low power devices that transmit small amounts of data (up to 32 bit) over very long ranges. While this technology is not suitable for streaming content or making phone calls, there are many valuable use cases including environmental monitoring, asset tracking, and industrial automation. Operators work on many different business models but silicon is cheap and implementations are growing.

This forum will focus on the multiple aspects of IoT, covering the growing markets for connected homes, vehicles and cities. The class will cover consumer and industrial devices allowing for building automation, the evolving automobile industry and how cities are deploying IoT nodes to acquire data to enable better public services. The class will discuss the drivers for each market segment and the underlying technologies, including sensors, energy harvesting and connectivity required for such infrastructure. Case studies for each segment will be discussed as increasingly more and more of our infrastructure becomes connected.

The forum will look at big trends such as Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0. A range of technologies are contributing to the fourth great industrial revolution. This class will cover many aspects enabling Industry 4.0 practices to be adopted the world over including: asset tracking through LPWAN and RFID technologies, connected workers, predictive maintenance and robotics. The class will feature several case studies and discuss drivers for these markets. The class will discuss in detail where all these technologies are going over the next ten years, reality versus the hype, and the business needs and drivers.

What you will learn

All of these sectors comprise of a complex and rapidly changing technology and market landscape, which can make it difficult to identify genuine opportunities for companies involved or wishing to get involved or to see the current state of play.

This forum addresses both the business and technologies involved - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand these complex landscapes. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from success and failures.

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, which is widely cited as a global expert on these topics. Research is based on direct interviews with companies, in addition to attendance of conferences and tradeshows around the world. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in eight languages. This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, component and device manufacture, OEMs and systems integrators.

This forum can be attended on its own or in addition to the other sessions, which are complementary in subject matter. A discount is available for booking multiple sessions.

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.
  • All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

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Forum 6 / Agenda

29 September / Afternoon / Convention room: AP Tokyo Marunouchi. E+F+G

IDTechEx Japanese Analyst Yasuo Yamamoto, will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00

  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, networking and registration
    for the afternoon session
  • 14:00 - 14:30

Introduction to IoT

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • An introduction to connected sensors and devices
  • New business models enabled by digitization and connected devices
  • Growth drivers
  • 14:30 - 15:15

Communication for IoT devices

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Analysis of WPAN, LPWAN and cellular communications (including 5G)
  • Main suppliers and business models
  • Market forecast and hurdles to mass deployment
  • Update on progress of key IoT network deployments in Asia
  • 15:15 - 15:55

Connected Vehicles

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Current trends in vehicular connectivity
  • Key players enabling new automotive business models
  • Forecasts
  • Hurdles to mass deployment for connected vehicles
  • 15:55 - 16:25
  • Networking Break
  • 16:25 - 17:10

Smart Homes and Cities

Compiled by Dr David Pugh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Current trends in home automation
  • New models for a smart home for care of the elderly
  • Key players deploying sensors for smart city infrastructure
  • Market forecasts and perspective on smart city deployment
  • Growth in Society 5.0 business models
  • 17:10 - 17:35

Industrial IoT

Compiled by Dr David Pugh Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Sensors being deployed across factories to enable digital twins
  • Key players developing sensors for connected workers, asset tracking and predictive maintenance
  • Business models for both brownfield and greenfield sites
  • 17:35 - 17:50
  • Conclusions and questions with IDTechEx
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

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