October 23, 2016 10:53 PM ET

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Company Overview of IBM Japan, Ltd.

Company Overview

IBM Japan, Ltd. manufactures information processing systems and communications systems, develops software update, and provides computer repair services. It provides personal computing, workstations, servers, storage, software, printing systems, and other products. The company also offers various business services, such as application innovation services, business transformation outsourcing, center for business optimization, customer relationship management, financial management, human capital management, supply chain management, and other services. In addition, it provides IT services, including technical support, service-oriented architecture, security and privacy, application implementatio...

19-21 Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho


Tokyo,  103-8510


Founded in 1937


81 3 6667 1111


81 3 3664 4914

Key Executives for IBM Japan, Ltd.

President IBM Business Consulting Services and Senior Managing Director of IBM Global Service
Age: 68
Vice President, Technical Leadership, and Director
Managing Director, Toyota at IBM Japan
General Counsel and Director
Director of Executive Programs & Community Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

IBM Japan, Ltd. Key Developments

Advantech Co., Ltd. Announces Collaboration with IBM Japan

Advantech Co., Ltd. and IBM Japan Ltd. have collaborated to offer internet of things, or IoT, solutions for smart manufacturing and other targeted markets. The cooperation enables WISE-PaaS of Advantech to partner with IBM's SoftLayer cloud service and IBM Bluemix platform. This creates a collaborative platform for users to develop and run IoT-related applications. Advantech's hardware solution for IoT acquire data from sensors and machines via a variety of physical interfaces such as serial communication interfaces, Ethernet, analog and digital I/O interfaces, and wireless sensor nodes. WISE-PaaS enables Cloud Service to data management function for use of data acquired from those IoT hardware and device management function to monitor the hardware status through RESTful API. Through the collaboration of WISE-PaaS, SoftLayer and IBM Bluemix, Advantech Japan and IBM Japan deliver IoT solutions targeted at the market: smart manufacturing. These solutions can visualize and maintain the operational and working environments of factory equipment on a cloud platform. This is achieved by using Advantech's sensor gateway that offers Internet connectivity with IoT-related machines, as well as data acquired by sensor nodes that equipped with communication and sensing capability. Users can experience these services at the IoT Experience Garage in IBM Client Experience Center, Tokyo Japan.

Minebea Co., Ltd. Completes Joint Research Project by Using Measuring Components Applying Strain Gages in Collaboration with Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University Hospital and IBM Japan, Ltd

Minebea Co., Ltd. has completed a joint research project by using measuring components applying strain gages in collaboration with Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University Hospital and IBM Japan, Ltd. having its sights set on the development of biological information monitoring system. Based on the said joint research project, Minebea plans to develop and commercialize such products within a year. The great feature of this system is non-invasive and non-contact, being capable of observing biological information in real time. Therefore, a subject patient can enjoy a comfortable stay in the hospital and obtain a sense of security where his /her life has been watched all the time, while being set free from restriction of activities due to the monitoring devices attached to the body as well as insomnia caused by discomfort or sense of incongruity.

Nidec Corporation and IBM Japan to Jointly Develop IoT Technology for Better Production Rate and Shorter Downtime of Production Equipment and Machinery Based on Big Data Analysis Technology

Nidec Corporation announced that it has launched a joint development of a big data analysis technology together with IBM Japan with the main purpose of "improving production ratio via early detection of problems" and "shortening downtime via better factor analysis efficiency" for various production equipment and machinery equipped with the Nidec Group's motors. The Company, possessing all kinds of motor-related knowhow, is executing a strategy of equipping its Group's products with IoT functions to increase their added value in order to create new, large-scale businesses to achieve the Group's 10 trillion-yen sales target set for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031. Executing such a strategy requires to transform conventional selling-oriented business model to an IoT-based solution model, and offer maintenance and other life-cycle services, and such a transformation requires a predictive problem diagnostic system and an efficient factor analysis to provide accurate problem-solving measures. As the Company moves forward with this joint open innovation, IBM Japan will provide with consulting, software utilization, and system-establishing services based on IBM's globally accumulated skills and insights in problem detection and predictive maintenance. Specifically, this joint effort has initiated the technical development to "improve production ratio via early problem detection" by using Nidec-Shimpo Corporation's press machine. The conventional system required an experienced press machine operator to check a monitoring system's screen for problems and decide whether any action is necessary. This joint project aims to establish a system which, by analyzing data obtained based on correlations among various sensors, will detect problems before humans do, and execute measures for such problems even before they occur.

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