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Event Preview: Japan IT Week

Japan’s largest trade show organizer, Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., is hosting one of its major exhibitions, Japan IT Week Autumn, during the 4th week of this month.

Japan IT Week Autumn is the world’s leading information technology show, and in its 10th year running it has grown to be one of the largest comprehensive B2B IT shows held in the second half of the year. This year’s show is expected to be the biggest in its history, in number of exhibitors and visitors. To be more specific, Japan IT Week Autumn 2019 forecasts to gather 780 exhibitors and 55,000 professional visitors, both increased from the previous year. (2018: 653 exhibitors / 53,212 visitors)

Japan IT Week Autumn 2019 is certainly the must-attend show for all tech-lovers around the world. For three days of the show, visitors can meet and discuss with 780 different exhibitors as well as attend seminar sessions to learn the latest IT trends from the most influential IT industry leaders.

12 Exhibitions of 12 IT Themes

This year’s Japan IT Week Autumn comprises twelve specialized shows each focusing on specific IT solutions.

Among them, there are two newly launching exhibitions that visitors should pay extra attention to: “Embedded Systems Expo” and “Software & Apps Development Expo.” “Embedded Systems Expo” features technology for CPU/MCU, Middleware, Board Computer, Development Tools, and Embedded AI Application. Along with that, “Software & Apps Development Expo” is also a part of the 2019 autumn lineup, in response to high requests from visitors, featuring a variety of products/solutions needed for the development, operation, and maintenance of software.

Below is the list of 12 individual shows:

– 1st Embedded Systems Expo Autumn (*Newly Launching)

– 1st Software & Apps Development Expo Autumn (*Newly Launching)

– 3rd Store & Retail IT Solutions Expo Autumn

– 3rd AI & Business Automation Expo Autumn 

– 5th IoT/M2M Expo Autumn

– 7th Direct Commerce Solutions Expo Autumn

– 8th Sales Automation & CRM Expo Autumn

– 8th Data Center & Storage Expo Autumn

– 9th Information Security Expo Autumn

– 9th Mobile Solutions Expo Autumn

– 9th Web & Digital Marketing Expo Autumn

– 10th Cloud Computing Expo Japan Autumn

Major exhibitors across the above twelve exhibitions include: NTT Communications, Microsoft Japan, Zoho Japan, Ricoh, Sony Biz Networks, Hitachi Solutions, Oracle, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, PayPal, Fuji Electronics, Fuji Soft, Fujitsu Electronics, and many more. Each will showcase their latest technologies and solutions during the show period. Search 780 exhibitors from Exhibitors & Exhibits Directory on the official website.

30 Conference Sessions by Industry Leaders

Held concurrent to the exhibition is the conference program, providing opportunities to learn the latest trends of technologies and network with IT professionals. Top leaders from the IT industry will be speaking, and 30 seminar sessions total are scheduled throughout the show period. The conference program includes keynote session as well as special sessions based on the themes of 12 exhibitions. In addition, two English-Japanese bilingual sessions will be available for international attendees.

In the Information Security session (Session ID: JIW-S11), Oliver Hoare, the former head of cybersecurity at the London 2012 Olympics, will speak about cybersecurity for the Tokyo Olympics, based on his experience. Followed by Hoare, Takayuki Sugiura, representative director of Japan Hackers Association will also speak in the same session. Takayuki will explain the importance of information security on business for companies struggling with recruitment of security experts.

The newly launching exhibition, Software & Apps Development Expo could be more interesting with the bilingual session on the same theme. Software & Apps Development session (Session ID: JIW-S8) will be held by Microsoft Japan on the emerging trends in software development as well as by NTT DATA on software development technology shaping the future.

Online pre-registration is required for each session (Available in English): https://www.japan-it-autumn.jp/conference_en/

Japan IT Week Autumn is one of the largest platforms in Japan to enter the Japanese IT market. Japan IT Week show series is held three times a year at different seasons and locations. Three editions of Japan IT Week provide flexibility and a wider window of opportunities to IT professionals to conduct business and make connections within Japan and Asia market.


By I&T Today

By I&T Today

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