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FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series - Tokyo

Tokyo |
Speakers include:
Heizo Takenaka

Heizo Takenaka

Japan's Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy

Ryuji Nomura

Ryuji Nomura

Kirin Holdings Company

James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

PTC

Overview

In its entire history, the manufacturing industry has always been taking on new innovative technologies and adapting to the changes that the technologies impose upon workforces and business models. From advanced robotics to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, manufacturing continues to be analysed and adapted to fit ever-changing digital expectations.

These digital expectations though, because they are continually changing, are constantly putting pressure on the labour force and increasing the challenge for manufacturing jobs. Senior stakeholders are trying to understand how best to update the skillsets of their workforce and how best to utilise them alongside digital systems and automation.

The​ FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series ​will convene leaders in R&D, design, production, operations, service and maintenance from a variety of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer products and energy. Entitled ‘​How manufacturers are adapting to compete​’, each half-day forum will take attendees on a journey to explore the ever-complex ecosystem that manufacturers must navigate if they are to reach a status of digital maturity, encompassing a skilled and adaptable workforce, and a vision that is future-proof and competitive.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/20/2020 12:30:0002/20/2020 19:05:00falseFT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series - TokyoIn its entire history, the manufacturing industry has always been taking on new innovative technologies and adapting to the changes that the technologies impose upon workforces and business models. From advanced robotics to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, manufacturing continues to be analysed and adapted to fit ever-changing digital expectations.These digital expectations though, because they are continually changing, are constantly putting pressure on the labour force and increasing the challenge for manufacturing jobs. Senior stakeholders are trying to understand how best to update the skillsets of their workforce and how best to utilise them alongside digital systems and automation.The​ FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series ​will convene leaders in R&D, design, production, operations, service and maintenance from a variety of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer products and energy. Entitled ‘​How manufacturers are adapting to compete​’, each half-day forum will take attendees on a journey to explore the ever-complex ecosystem that manufacturers must navigate if they are to reach a status of digital maturity, encompassing a skilled and adaptable workforce, and a vision that is future-proof and competitive.FT-PTC-Future-of-Industrial-Innovation-Global-Series---Tokyoab2fefaa18e0a55a03353fd41981a7dfMM/DD/YYYY

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Agenda - 20th Feb

  • 12:30pm
    Guest arrival and networking buffet lunch

    Demo experience booths to interact with participants

  • 1:30pm
    Opening remarks from the FT

    Kana Inagaki, Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:35pm
    Economic outlook: The past, present and future of industrial production

    Professor Heizo TakenakaJapan's Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy

  • 2:00pm
    Keynote: What is driving digital transformation in industrials?

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

  • 3:00pm
    Afternoon break

    Demo experience booths for participants to interact with.

  • 3:45pm
    Panel: A new manufacturing ecosystem - how to innovate during turbulent times
    • What are the main challenges manufacturing companies across industries face in their digital transformation?
    • What are the performance improvements or financial benefits companies achieve from these digital investments?
    • How will the nature of human work change with digital innovation? What skills and roles have become critical?
    • What are the key strategic choices in developing an ecosystem that enables industrial innovation?
    • How can manufacturers draw tech-savvy talent away from technology conglomerates?

    Ponz Pandikuthira, Global Head of Connected Vehicle Services, Nissan Motors

    Ryuji Nomura, Executive Officer & General Manager, CSV Strategy Department, Kirin Holdings Company

    Shinichiro Kohno, Managing Director - Accenture Digital & Industry X.0 Lead, Accenture Japan

    Moderated by Kana Inagaki, Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Success stories: The business impact of industrial innovation

    This session will showcase two individual case studies through separate interviews. They will each explore how industrial companies have leveraged digital technologies to enable new business models, gain process efficiencies, advance workforce productivity, and drive service innovation.

    Hiroyuki Ishino, Corporate Vice President, RICOH and CEO & President, RICOH IT Solutions

    Takao Yajima, Business System Division - Group Divisional Manager & Director, Member of the Board, Yanmar

    Moderated by Hiroaki Kuwahara, Divisional Vice President & General Manager - Asia Pacific, PTC

  • 5:10pm
    FT & PTC fireside chat: A debate on the key takeaways from the event

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

    Kana Inagaki, Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:25pm
    Closing remarks from the FT

    Kana Inagaki, Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Networking drinks and demo experiences
  • 7:00pm
    End of event

speakers (8)

Heizo Takenaka

Heizo Takenaka

Japan's Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy

Professor Heizo Takenaka joined Prime Minister Koizumi's Government in 2001. During this time, he became Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy, and then the Minister for Financial Services. He also became the Minister for Privatisation of the Postal Services and the Minister for both Internal Affairs and Communication. He is a world-renowned economist.

Professor Takenaka worked closely with Prime Minister Koizumi undertaking a series of reforms they called Koizumi-Takenaka Reform. During this period, he reformed and privatised the world's largest financial organisation at that time, the Japanese Postal Saving “Yucho”. Prior to this, he accomplished the disposal of the non-performing loans of the main Japanese banks, which had hindered the Japanese economy for more than 10 years.

During his period, real GDP rose on average 2.2% and based on investors’ positive perspectives, stock price of Japanese companies rose more than 80% on average basis. Professor Takenaka worked hard to restructure public finance, resulting in a drastic improvement of the primary balance from 28 trillion yen when he was assigned in 2002, to 6 trillion yen in 2006. The total amount of savings would be the same as a 9% increase in the consumption tax.

Earlier in his career, he joined Japan’s Development Bank before starting his academic career as a visiting scholar at both Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. He was named a member of the Economic Strategy Council (advisory board for economic policy to the Prime Minister) in 1998 and a member of the IT Strategy Council (advisory board on IT policy to the Prime Minister) in 2000.

After his time as a Minister, Professor Takenaka returned to academia. He is currently a Professor of Keio University and regularly appears on TV and radio. He is the Director of the Global Security Research Institute. He also serves on several advisory boards and committees including Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER); Director of Academyhills and Chairman of Pasona Group Inc.

Ryuji Nomura

Ryuji Nomura

Executive Officer & General Manager, CSV Strategy Department
Kirin Holdings Company
James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

President and Chief Executive Officer
PTC

James (Jim) Heppelmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions and services that enable companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Heppelmann has emerged as a driver and thought leader in industrial innovation. Together with Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter, he has co-authored three highly influential articles regarding the transformational impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on business, including the November 2014 Harvard Business Review cover story ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition,’ and the companion ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies,’ published in the October 2015 Harvard Business Review. Their third Harvard Business Review collaboration, published in November 2017, ‘A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality,’ is a collection of articles that define why every organization needs an Augmented Realty (AR) strategy.

Mr. Heppelmann was named one of ‘7 IoT Leaders to Watch in 2017’ by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has previously been recognized as ‘IoT CEO of the Year’ by PostScapes, ‘Technology CEO of the Year’ by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and received the ‘CAD Society Leadership Award’ for his work with the Internet of Things. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Heppelmann has been featured as a keynote presenter at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) events on topics such as ‘How Smart, Connected Products Are Redefining Manufacturing’ and was a featured speaker on ‘the role of digitization in America’s advanced industries’ at the Brookings Institution. He has been published and quoted in numerous global business and trade media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mr. Heppelmann is a member of the board of directors at SENSATA, a world leader in automotive and industrial sensors and controls, and was recently elected to the MassTLC (Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council) Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering, and has been recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM’ by the STEMconnector organization.

Experience
Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2010, Mr. Heppelmann served as PTC’s president and chief operating officer, responsible for managing the operating business units of the company including R&D, marketing, sales, and services. From 2001 to 2009, he served as PTC’s chief technology officer, driving the company’s product vision and strategy, product development, and product marketing and management.

Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technology, a Minnesota-based company that he co-founded and served as its chief technology officer. Before co-founding Windchill Technology, Mr. Heppelmann served as chief technology officer at Metaphase Technology.

Education
Mr. Heppelmann attended University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer-aided design.

Ponz Pandikuthira

Ponz Pandikuthira

Global Head for Connected Vehicle Services
Nissan Motors

Ponz Pandikuthira is the Global Head of Connected Vehicle Services at Nissan Motors. His primary role is bringing desirable and profitable vehicles to market across four major automotive brands working in North America, Europe and Asia. He is also currently in charge of building an Industry 4.0 Connected Vehicle Services business for Nissan globally. He is based at Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. He was appointed to this role in October 2019 to lead the development of new business for Nissan to address the rapidly changing customer needs and demands as vehicles are connected to the internet.

Mr Pandikuthhiira joined Nissan in April 2012 as the Chief Marketing Manager (General Manager) for the Crossover portfolio (Qashqai, X-Trail, Murano) as well as the Sports Car portfolio (GT-R and 370Z). In July 2014, he was promoted to lead Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) business unit in Europe and Russia and turn around the loss-making business. In June 2016 he was promoted to Vice President to lead Product Planning for Nissan Europe, responsible for the definition and lifecycle management of Nissan’s product portfolio in Europe and Russia. 

As the consumer demand changed rapidly in Europe over the last few years, Mr Pandikuthria was responsible for changing the product portfolio to meet stringent European CAFÉ requirements as well as consumer preferences for more fuel-efficient and electrified powertrains. Before joining Nissan, he was the head of Product for Kia Europe between 2009 and 2012 based in Frankfurt, Germany, during Kia’s largest expansion in Europe. Prior to that, he was the head of product for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) based in Stuttgart, Germany between Jan 2008 and Sept 2019.

Mr Pandikuthira has had a real passion for cars and the automotive industry ever since, at the age of 15, he read Lee Iacocca's autobiography and set a goal to work for Chrysler. He began his career in the industry as an engineer for Chrysler in Detroit in 1996, working first in manufacturing, then engineering before moving to product planning and marketing. When Chrysler merged with Daimler to create DaimlerChrysler, the international partnership opened up a global career path and jump-started his international career within the industry. 

He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Coe College, Iowa, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, a Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from INSEAD.

Shinichiro Kohno

Shinichiro Kohno

Managing Director - Accenture Digital & Industry X.0 Lead
Accenture Japan
Takao  Yajima

Takao Yajima

Business System Division - Group Divisional Manager & Director, Member of the Board
YANMAR
Hiroyuki Ishino

Hiroyuki Ishino

Corporate Vice President, RICOH &
CEO & President, RICOH IT Solutions
Hiroaki Kuwahara

Hiroaki Kuwahara

Divisional Vice President & General Manager - Asia Pacific
PTC

Hiroaki Kuwahara is Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, at PTC. In this role, Mr Kuwahara is responsible for driving business in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Singapore, Korea and Australia.

Mr Kuwahara joined PTC Japan in November 2009, representing overall PTC business in Japan with the goal of driving the transformation of PTC Japan into an enterprise solution company. He has been successful in significantly growing its PLM business in the manufacturing space, dramatically expanding Extended PLM revenue while also rapidly growing SLM and ALM businesses. Information gathered from these systems on an IoT platform has enabled business process integration and true product lifecycle management. 

In addition, Mr Kuwahara is now working to enable customers to leverage augmented reality (AR) technology in their enterprises in an effort to help their engineering and service organizations accelerate their innovation. He leads all organizations, including sales, pre-sales, consulting and customer support and has strengthened collaborative efforts with teams in PTC corporate headquarters, addressing customer and market requirements in enhanced solutions. He is also leading efforts to deliver IoT solutions to non-manufacturing companies. In October 2016, Mr Kuwahara became DVP General Manager Asia Pacific at PTC and is rolling out the successful enterprise solution business model he has established in Japan in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he served 10 years as a pre-sales engineer and a consultant, and 8 years as a sales executive at Oracle Japan and helped the company grow it's technology and ERP businesses. Before Oracle, Mr Kuwahara spent several years at Fujitsu Distribution Systems Engineering as a system engineer and provided COTS solutions to manufacturing wholesalers in Japan.

Mr Kuwahara graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University – College of Science and Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

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Moderated by (1)

Kana  Inagaki

Kana Inagaki

Tokyo Correspondent
Financial Times

Kana Inagaki is a Tokyo Correspondent for Financial Times, and writes about Japanese businesses and technology. She joined the FT in 2014 after four years as a Tokyo correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, where she covered the technology sector, M&A and markets. Prior to The Journal, Inagaki worked at Kyodo News, covering market and corporate news. She began her career at the Tokyo bureau of Associated Press, covering Japanese politics. She is a native of Vancouver, Canada, and earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.

Venue

マンダリン オリエンタル 東京
東京都中央区日本橋室町2-1-1
Tel: +81 (3) 3270 8800
Email: motyo-reservations@mohg.com

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PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

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