ARC Industry Forum Japan

ARC's 22nd Annual Industry Forum in Japan Goes Virtual
Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities

September 15-16, 2020 - Online

The transformation is underway.  Discover strategies and stories from the digital front lines, powered by ARC's research. 

Disruptive new technologies and methodologies have already gained a foothold in most organizations.  Cloud, Machine Learning, Edge Computing, IoT, Cybersecurity Best Practices, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality, DevOps, and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries.  OT, IT, and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations.  Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value.  By using data, digital technologies, and machine learning, organizations can ask questions about their interactions with customers, then map those learnings back to how assets are deployed and managed in operations.   They can optimize their business, respond quickly to customer needs and market trends, and improve profitability and shareholder value.

Accelerate Industrial and Municipal TransformationEverything is becoming more connected and intelligent.  Streetlights, cars, gas turbines, and thermostats stream data.  Buildings, refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance.  Parking meters and distributed power grids deliver value to both consumers and operators.  Design software can link to additive machines to print parts directly.  And it's only the beginning.

How will disruptive technologies change existing products, plants, and cities?  Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?  How will machine learning, artificial intelligence, and open source solutions transform operations?  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?

There are countless ways to conduct your digital transformation journey, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make along the way.  Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning may play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize operating performance, enhance service, and re-think business models.

Join us at the 22nd Annual ARC Industry Forum Japan 2020 to learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. This year, we will hold an online format using GoToWebinar for two days event as part of measures against coronavirus infection. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys. 

ARC Industry Forum Japan 2019


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

Forum Programs

  • Digital Transformation Journey
  • Cybersecurity and Safety
  • Digital Twins and Connected Smart Machines 
  • Industrial IoT Platforms, Edge Infrastructure and End Devices
  • Automation Innovations 
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Smart Factory and Smart Plant
  • Smart Cities/Communities

Agenda at a Glance

  • Session 1: Global Trends and Visions
  • Session 2: Best Practices of Digital Transformation
  • Session 3: Cybersecurity and Safety
  • Session 4: Advanced Technologies and Applications

To Register

Forum Fee

The forum fee is US$500 if registered by September 8, 2020.  After that date the fee is US$1000.  

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

Speaking Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact Shuji Abe,, +81 42 991 1685.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact Shuji Abe,, +81 42 991 1685.

Previous Attendees

The following companies have attended previous ARC Forums

ABB Bailey Japan
ABB Japan
Allied Telesis
Amazon Web Services
Automation News Company
APM Solution
Asahi Glass
Asahi Kasei
AspenTech Japan
Bayshore Networks
Beckhoff Automation
Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems Japan
Business & Technology Daily News
CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Chemical Daily
Chugai Pharmaceutical
Cisco Systems
Cosmo Energy Holdings
Dell EMC
Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Service
Edgecross Consortium
Emerson Japan
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
FieldComm Group Japan
Fuji Electric
Heavy & Chemical Ind. News Agency
Hino Motors
Hitachi High-Tech Solutions
Honeywell Engineering

Honeywell Japan
IBM Japan
Idemitsu Kosan
ike llc
Industry Control Solution Lab
ISA Japan Section
Iwai Kikai Kogyo
j5 Japan Co
Japan Robot Association (JARA)
Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)
Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers Assoc (JEMIMA)
JFE Engineering
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
Kanazawa Engineering Systems
Keio University
Kogyo Gijutsu Sha
MHPS Control Systems
Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering
Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui E&S Engineering
Mitsui Sugar
Morinaga Milk Industry
Motoyama Engineering Works
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nippon Paper Industries
Nippon Sheet Glass
Nippon Shokubai
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering
Nomura Research Institute
NPO 3D-CAD Engineers' Association

NS Solutions
NTT Communications
Omega Simulation
Osaka Gas
Osaka University and Kobe University
SANS Institute
Schaeffler Japan
Schneider Electric Systems Japan
Shinkawa Sensor Technology
Showa Denko
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies Japan
Sumitomo Chemical
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
The Chemical Daily
The Heavy & Chemical Industry News Agency
Tokyo Electron Device
Tokyo Gas
Toshiba Digital Solutions
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems
Toyo Business Engineering
Toyo Engineering
Toyota Industries
Waterfall Security Solutions
Wind River
Yaskawa Electric
Yokogawa Electric
Yokogawa Solution Service