Looking ahead to 2020, it is clear that today’s dreams are giving birth to fresh innovations in IT and electronics. And this progress is igniting fresh anticipation in light of the fusion we are seeing between the industry and such diverse fields as automobiles, medicine, and robotics. The CEATEC mission is to create new business opportunities and provide an environment that will allow visitors to feel the future. In line with the theme of “NEXT – Today’s Dreams, Future Realities”, CEATEC JAPAN 2015 will showcase leading-edge initiatives aimed at realizing a new information society enabled by cyber-physical systems (CPS) – facilitated by data linkage between the physical world and cyberspace – as well as by the technological revolution in IT/electronics, as exemplified by the growth of IoT, the increasing use of big data, and the evolution of AI.

Conferences focus on 2020 business/lifestyle opportunities and prospects


With 2020 only five years away, Japan is already attracting much attention. And CEATEC JAPAN 2015 conferences will highlight business & lifestyle opportunities and prospects as we look ahead to a future realized by world-class technologies that will play key roles in 2020. On October 7 (Wed), the first day, keynote speeches will be given by Shigeaki Mizushima, Chairman and Director at Sharp Corporation; Nobuhiro Endo, President and Representative Director at NEC Corporation; and Norio Ogiwara, President and Representative Director at Mamezou Holdings Co., Ltd. Over the four days untill October 10, the issues and topics on everyone’s mind will be discussed and debated.

During the morning of October 7, talks will be also given by two guest speakers. Hiroshi Sato, Senior Executive Board Member (Vice Director General) of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will talk on what he sees as the contribution to be made by IT/electronics technologies leading up to 2020. Also, the Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, who is a member of Japan’s Space Policy Committee, will talk on her experiences in space and the perspective of Earth she gained while there.

In addition, during these four days approximately 100 targeted sessions will be held to coincide with numerous daily conventions: on October 7 (Wed) for administrators and managers; on October 8 & 9 (Thu & Fri) for engineers and technicians who are exploring solutions to current issues; and on October 10 (Sat) for the next generation of researchers who will take IT and electronics forward into the future.

Editor’s note: Follow our coverage of CEATEC 2015   from October 6 to October 10 


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