Today, we are in a new era of the “Fourth industrial revolution” that was brought by technological innovations as represented by the IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, AI and so on.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the key elements of this Fourth industrial revolution. ICT will create new innovations through the cooperation and collaboration with various field such as machinery, healthcare, agriculture, environment and transportation technologies. These innovations are expected as the key pillar of Japan’s national growth strategy leading to a profound transformation of economy, industry and social systems and a development of competitive business model.
In this Fourth industrial revolution era, the role of the IEICE will be expanded to various directions beyond the existing contribution in the ICT field. I would imagine that the role is enlarged to the integration of different academic and industrial fields, and the creation of innovations in the inter-disciplinary area. In addition, importance of the Institute will increase further, as a place for development and intercommunication of human resources that facilitate such integration and innovations.
I would be very honored if I could contribute to the operation and further development of IEICE as a Director, Journal and Transactions in this special 100th anniversary year.
He received B.E. and M.E. from Yamanashi University, 1989, and 1991 respectively. He then joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, and was engaged in several areas including, research of ATM based switching architecture and HW implementation, study and development of Next Generation Networks, and human resource development in R&D planning department. Now he is the Senior Vice President, and Head of Intellectual Property Center.