Reed Exhibitions Japan will be holding the 26th edition of Japan IT Week Spring from May 10-12 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The show is the annual business platform in Japan for IT professionals, covering various sectors of IT ranging from microprocessors to the latest applications.
According to press of PRNewswire on April 17, this year 91,000 professional visitors and 1,600 exhibitors will gather across 13 exhibitions; Software & Apps Development Expo (SODEC), Big Data Management Expo (BIG DATA Spring), Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC Spring), Data Storage Expo (DSE), Data Center Expo (DATA CENTER Spring), Information Security Expo (IST Spring), Web & Digital Marketing Expo (Web-Mo Spring), Cloud Computing Expo Japan (CLOUD JAPAN Spring), Mobile Solutions Expo (MOBIX Spring), IoT/M2M EXPO (IoT/M2M Spring), Direct Commerce Solutions Expo (DIREX Spring), Consumer IT Products Expo (C-PEX) and Store & Retail IT Solutions Expo (STOREX Spring).
With the need for high quality products, the latest technology and international outsourcing increasing in the Japanese IT market, exhibitors joining 26th Japan IT Week Spring from overseas have been rising. Reflecting such trend, the percentage of international firms will be 1.3 fold higher and the overall scale will be expanding by more than 10%.
New Exhibition for Store & Retail IT Solutions
One of the highlights of this year's show will be the newly launching exhibition - Store & Retail IT Solutions Expo (STOREX Spring) to aid business between corporate professionals and firms looking to invest in the field of store and retail IT solutions. Exhibits will include Store Operations Solutions, Omni-Channel Retailing, POS Systems, Store Sales Promotion Solutions, and Customer Service Solutions.
TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN and DATAVAN INTERNATIONAL will be showcasing their latest terminals. The launch of STOREX Spring is one of the contributing factors for the show expansion and increasing overall participation. Since STOREX Spring is concurrently held with Direct Commerce Solutions Expo (DIREX Spring) and Web & Digital Marketing Expo (Web-Mo Spring), the show is expected to gather large quantity of visitors in hospitality industry.
"IoT/M2M EXPO (IoT/M2M Spring)" had been serving as the platform for various chip manufacturers, firms with exhibits related to connective technologies and applications to negotiate business at 26th Japan IT Week Spring as the concept of IoT continues to spread and emerge new business. From devices, operators, solution providers to applications related to IoT and M2M, a wide range of firms will be exhibiting such as chip manufacturers including QUALCOMM, MURATA MANUFACTURING, wireless chip manufacturers such as TOKYO ELECTRON DEVICE, HITACHI, TELIT, U-BLOX, operators such as NTT DOCOMO, VODAFONE, KDDI and solution providers including MICROSOFT, ROBERT BOSCH, SORACOM will also be exhibiting.
Special Session will be delivered at the conference held parallel to the exhibition where ROBERT BOSCH, SIEMENS, QUALCOMM and FANUC will explain newly generated market values, technical developments and essential next steps will be addressed. The 3 major Japanese operators DOCOMO, SOFTBANK and KDDI will also hold Special Sessions.
Key Technology - Embedded Systems
With the expansion of IoT/M2M EXPO (IoT/M2M Spring), Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC Spring) is also growing as supporting technologies of IoT and M2M. Major firms exhibiting from Japan include MITSUBISHI, SONY, TOSHIBA, RICOH, CANON and from overseas INTEL, ADLINK, ADVANTECH, CONGATEC, TRANSCEND, BECKHOFF AUTOMATION, PHOENIX CONTACT etc.
On the topic of embedded systems, DeNA and an expert from the UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO will be holding talks on autonomous driving technologies at the Keynote Session.
Solutions for Information Security
With the rise in identity fraud, unauthorized access and cyber-attacks in Japan, information security is a major area of interest. The trending concept of IoT also inevitably addresses the need to direct attention towards security issues for connectivity. Major firms exhibiting include TREND MICRO, IBM, DOCOMO SYSTEMS, HITACHI SOLUTIONS, CANON IT SOLUTIONS, NTT SOFTWARE, KYOCERA, CYLANCE etc. will be showcasing various exhibits such as hacking preventions, DoS preventions, anti-virus solutions, internet intrusion protections, data delete/recovery, IT asset management products and services.
At the Keynote for Information Security Expo (IST Spring), TREND MICRO will hold a talk on the current status and future of ICT security and SYMANTEC will speak on Cyber security of the Rio Olympic Games as an official security sponsor. MICROSOFT will also be discussing the role and responsibility of IT department inside firms regarding security strategies.