July 10, 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
It's happening fast. Everywhere we turn, things and processes are becoming more connected and intelligent. How will disruptive technologies change existing products, plants, and cities?
- Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?
- When will machine learning and artificial intelligence transform operations?
- Will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains?
- How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge?
- How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services?
- What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
At this unique event, over 200 top industry executives will get together to explore best practices for success in manufacturing. Join us at the 20th Annual ARC Japan Forum in Tokyo to learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.
Who Should Attend
- CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
- CIOs and CTOs
- VPs and Directors of IT
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Manufacturing
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
- Plant Managers and Supervisors
- Production Managers and Supervisors
Following is the preliminary schedule for the forum. Time and sessions are subject to change
Session 1: Global Trends and Visions
|9:30 AM||Opening Remarks
Shuji Abe, VP & GM ARC Japan, ARC Advisory Group
Keynote Presentation 1: "Digitizing and Securing Industry, Infrastructure, and Cities"
Keynote Presentation 2: "Open Process Automation: Where does it Stand? －Status Briefing on Proof of Concept, Industry Standards, and Collaborative Field Trials"
|10:30 AM||Coffee/Tea Break|
Session 2: Smart Infrastructure & City
| 11:00 AM||
S21: "Smart City from The Viewpoint of Industrial Control System Security"
|S22: "Digitalizing Brownfield Assets by Combining Reality Modeling With IIoT"
Anne-Marie Walters, Industry Marketing Director, Process and Resources, Bentley Systems
Session 3: Smart Manufacturing
S31: "Logistics Smart Solution with IoT, Automation Technology"
|S32: "The Future; AI －Realizing Manufacturing That Is a Step Ahead of the Times"
Atsushi Morita, Chief Technical Advisor, Solution Systems Dept., Mitsubishi Electric
|S33: "Big Data Analysis and AI Technology Realize the Innovation of Process Automation"
Yohei Shindo, Consulting Dept.2, Solution Business Division Consulting Center, Yokogawa Solution Service
Koji Ito, Senior Manager, AI Technical Unit, Technology Development, NTT Communications
|2:55 PM||Coffee/Tea Break|
|Session 4: Virtualization and Internet of Things|
S41: "Process Automation and Its Challenges in The IoT Era"
Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Professor, Management Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
|S42: "Upgrading Your Controls Infrastructure to Propel Internet of Things Projects"
Jason Andersen, Vice President, Business Line Management, Stratus Technologies
|S43: "Fluid Computing in a Software-Defined World"
Gareth Noyes, Chief Strategy Officer, Wind River
|S44: Q&A Panel Session|
|6:00 - 7:30 PM||Buffet Party|
Featured Keynote Speakers
The following executives will give the Forum's Keynote Presentations.
President & CEO
ARC Advisory Group
Andy provides leadership to the ARC organization and guides its research and client activities. For over 30 years, Andy has provided advice and counsel to many leading manufacturing companies around the world. Andy has over 40 years’ experience in enterprise software and automation as an executive advisor, market analyst, project manager, and software engineer. Prior to starting ARC, Andy was an executive at The Foxboro Company where he was responsible for sales and marketing activities for advanced software solutions. He also has hands-on experience in the design and implementation of large enterprise and automation systems. At Westinghouse, Andy managed several very successful automation projects. Andy started his career at General Electric Company of UK as a systems engineer for the design and implementation of large enterprise software projects.
Sr. Scientific Advisor, Corporate Strategic Research
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Doug conducts technology scouting and venturing as part of a team to create new business and technology opportunities for ExxonMobil. He advanced Open Process Automation as a member of the project’s business team. From the early 2000s, Doug was a Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research, guiding new science development, and connecting ExxonMobil to external science-related business opportunities, including hydrocarbon processing, and digital and data strategies. Doug’s expertise is in process modeling, plant and technical computing, optimization, and the chemistry of complex systems. He played many roles in the development of ExxonMobil’s Molecule Management science and technology base, and managed the technology portfolio that developed and commercialized many of these capabilities.
The Forum is held at KFC Hall.
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Format of the Forum Sessions
Presentations and discussions will be in both Japanese and English with simultaneous translation.
Business casual attire is suggested.
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The forum fee is US$500 if registered by July 4, 2018. After that date the fee is US$1000. The fee includes a luncheon and a 'Getting Acquainted' Buffet Party plus all program materials.
Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.
To register for the Forum please call +81 42 991 1685 or e-mail email@example.com.
For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact Shuji Abe, firstname.lastname@example.org, +81 42 991 1685.
The following companies have attended previous ARC Forums
ABB Bailey Japan
Automation News Company
Bentley Systems Japan
Business & Technology Daily News
CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Cosmo Energy Holdings
Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Service
Heavy & Chemical Ind. News Agency
Industry Control Solution Lab
ISA Japan Section
Iwai Kikai Kogyo
Japan Robot Association (JARA)
Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
Kogyo Gijutsu Sha
MHPS Control Systems
Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Morinaga Milk Industry
Motoyama Engineering Works
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nippon Paper Industries
Nippon Sheet Glass
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering
Nomura Research Institute
NPO 3D-CAD Engineers' Association
Osaka University and Kobe University
Schneider Electric Software Japan
Shinkawa Sensor Technology
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Stratus Technologies Japan
Tokyo Electron Device
Toshiba Digital Solutions
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions
Toyo Business Engineering
UEZUMI T&A ORG
Waterfall Security Solutions
Yokogawa Solution Service