Announcement of IVI Open Symposium 2021-Spring-

IVI Open Symposium 2021 -Spring-
-With Corona and Post Corona Manufacturing, Guided by Data-

   After overcoming the damage caused by the Corona pandemic, we are now entering a new era of With Corona and Post Corona. What should we change and what should we not change in this new era of digitalization in the manufacturing industry, which has always emphasized the “three realms” of local, physical, and actual? The results of the demonstration experiments based on 16 business scenarios across companies are very suggestive. This two-day event will explore the future of the new data-driven manufacturing industry.


Date and time

March 11(Thursday), 2021 10: 00 to 16: 30
March 12(Friday), 2021 9: 00 to 17: 00


Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI)

Special Cooperation:

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Monodukuri Nippon Committee(モノづくり日本会議)


Manufacturing Science and Technology Center, Central Japan Quality Control Association, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society, Business + IT, MONOist, APSOM, Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Nikkei Monodukuri, Nikkei Cross tech (* including pending and planned applications)


[March 11]
 ・ Online streaming (Teams Live Event, scheduled)
 ・ Tower Hall Funabori Small Hall (4-1-1, Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo)
    ( Click here for access )
   * There is a possibility that all the events at Tower Hall Funabori will be changed to online streaming depending on the situation.

[March 12]
 ・ Online streaming (Teams Live Event,scheduled)


[11th] Online distribution: 1,000 people, Tower Hall Funabori: Limited to 100 people
[12th] Online distribution: 1,000 people


1st day
2nd day

Participation fee:  

Free * Pre-registration required
(PDF textbook is available for non-members only for a fee: 2,000 yen, tax included)

Application form:  

Apply from here.

[Notes on application]
■ On March 11, “Tower Hall Funabori Small Hall” and “Online streaming (Teams Live Event)” will be held (“Tower Hall Funabori” is limited to 100 people due to Corona virus measures). Select “Tower Hall Funabori Small Hall” or “Online streaming” when applying. Note that we may not be able to meet your request if there are many applications. Those who wish to attend “Tower Hall Funabori Small Hall” will be notified to the email address registered (please note that those who do not have admissions for the lecture may not be able to attend even if they come to the venue on the day.)

■ March 12th (Friday) , only online streaming will be available.

■ Please note that the “Tower Hall Funabori Small Hall” on March 11 may be changed to online streaming depending on the situation.

■ For those who participate in online distribution, the connection URL will be sent to the registered e-mail address on the day before the event (Wednesday, March 10). After completing the application, please make sure that you have received the “IVI Public Symposium 2021-Spring-Information on Completion of Participation Application” email. If you do not receive it, please apply again.

■ We will send the URL to your registered e-mail address on the day before the symposium (March 10). After you have completed your application, confirm that you have received the “IVI Open Symposium 2021 -Spring- Notice of Completion of Application” e-mail. If you have not received it, please apply again.

■ If you are a non-member and wish to purchase the paid PDF version of the textbook, an invoice will be sent to you approximately one week after your application. The download URL will be sent to your registered email address prior to the event.



[Program Day 1 ] (Online streaming & Tower Hall Funabori) * Please note that the title, content, and speakers may change without notice.


Part 1

General moderator: Yukihide Seki (IVI Fellow, NEC)


Part 1 Opening


“Issues and Policies for Japan’s Manufacturing Industry to Realize Society 5.0”
 Toshimitsu Fujiki (Director, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)


[Invited Lecture]
“Life-size Digital Transformation (DX) with a touch”
 Satoshi Nagashima (President, Kizuki Architect Inc. Former Representative Director of Roland Berger Ltd.)


[IVI Opinion]
“Will Japanese Manufacturing Industry Become a Subcontractor to GAFA? -The Power of Software and Organizational Intelligence-“
 Yasuyuki Nishioka, IVI President (Professor, Hosei University)




[Activity Report]
“Business Scenario 2020 Digest”
 Hiroyuki Mizuno Chairman, IVI Business Collaboration Committee (General Manage, Network Technology Department, CKD Component Division)


[Special Lecture]
“Narrative Manufacturing: The Future of Manufacturing Proposed by the Engineering Academy of Japan”
 Naoya Sasaki Leader, Future Manufacturing Project, Engineering Academy of Japan (Chief Engineer, Research and Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.)


“Regional Collaboration in the Digital Age From Japan to the World”, IVI in Japan & Thailand (Live Streaming in Bangkok, Thailand)
 Yasutaka Koga IVI Technical Director
 Makarin Homdee TPA instructor

Yuichiro Tanaka Chief, Toritori Prefecture Industrial Promotion Organization




[Data trading]
“Business Introduction of Connected Industries Open Framework”
 Yuji Watanabe IVI Director of Secretariat


[Demonstration experiment report]
“Six Scenarios of Data Trading in the Manufacturing Industries -First Release of Data Trading Application-“
 Presented by DMG MORI CO.LTD., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, YASKAWA Electric Corporation, JTEKT Corporation, Business Engineering Corporation, SCSK Corporation
Supported by ApstoWeb


[Panel Discussion]
“What are the conditions for the spread of the business model of service-oriented manufacturing and inter-company collaborations?

 Moderator: Hideaki Nishimura IVI Chief Organizer (Brother Industries, Ltd.)
 Panelists: Osamu Horimizu (Hitachi, Ltd.)
        Hidenori Ichimoto (Mazda)
        Seki Yukihide(NEC)


End of the first day

[Program 2nd day] (Online streaming) 

* Please note that the subject, content, and speakers may change without notice.


Part 2

General moderator: Kazuo Kimura IVI General Planning Committee (Toshiba Corporation)


Part 2 Opening


[Business Scenario A] Future Manufacturing Created by IT

Moderator: Yasuo Matsuoka (Toshiba)

Part1 ” Create the Future with Sensor Data Utilizing”
 ■ IVI-type Manufacturing Evolution with Edge AI and Data Distribution
Yasuo Matsuoka (6E03 Facilitator, AGS Leader, Sensor Data Utilization, Toshiba)

Part2 “Three Goals that Proved Evolution”
 ■ Application to CMP Polishing Process Monitoring of Semiconductors
   Hiroshi Otaki (6E03-1 Facilitator, Ebara Corporation)
 ■ Defect Detection of High Speed Press Machine by AE Sensor
   Hiroshi Yoshikawa (6E03-2 Facilitator, Misuzu Industries)
 ■ In-Process Management of Servo Press Machine by 5G
   Yuji Kinoshita (6E03-3 Facilitator, KS-TECH)




[Business Scenario B] Next Normal, Our Digital Government
  Moderator: Hidenori Ichimoto (Mazda)

Part1 “Ace of Zone, Putting the ace in the hole of ICT Operations”
 ■ Automation of Parts Storage Logistics by Remote Operation of Transport Machine
   Yoshiharu Fujii (6C01 Facilitator, Mazda)
 ■ Realization of Low-cost Information Acquisition for Product Management
   Hiroshi Totsuka (6A04 Facilitator, Leimac)
 ■ How to Connect for Mass Customization
   Hiroshi Yamamoto (6E02 Facilitator, IHI)

Part2 “
 Unification of Commands by Work Analysis”

■ Visualization of Achievements of Humans and Things-Ⅲ (Next-Generation IE Pursuit)
   Arata Yoshioka (6C03 Facilitator, Mazda)
 ■ Improvement of Work Efficiency by Visualization of Process Capability
   Ryosuke Fujita (6C05 Facilitator, Kobe Steel)
 ■ Innovation of “Transportation of Things” that does not Create Value- Analysis
Keisuke Oshima (6E01 Facilitator, SERENDIP HOLDINGS)


Lunch break


[Manufacturing site streaming]

 -Telework of Skillful Welding Technology-
Demonstration of Collaboration Among Companies using CIOF
 Taku Miyamoto (President, Creative Works)
 Cooperation: KONNO Corporation , A.I.S Co.,Ltd., ApstoWeb


[Short Talk]
“With Corona’s Supply Chain and Corporate Collaboration”
 Osamu Horimizu Chief, ASG, New Age SC and Corporate Collaboration ( IVI Fellow / Director, Hitachi, Ltd.)




[Business Scenario C] Accumulation of Know-How through PoC 

  Moderator: Hiroyuki Mizuno (CKD)

Part1 “Protect Quality with Timely Feedback”
 ■ Improving the Quality of Die-cast Cylinder Block Materials
   Satoshi Noguchi (6A03 Facilitator, Mitsubishi Electric)
 ■ Remote Manufacturing Process (Visual Inspection)
   Hiroki Sero (6C04 Facilitator, Nikon)
 ■ Inspection Automation Platform, Heaven of Use
   Sho Honda (6A01 Facilitator, CKD)

Part2 “Try Everything, As many troubles as experienced”
 ■ On-site Support by Edge and Remote Communication
Yasuhiro Yoshimoto (6A02 Facilitator, Mitsubishi Electric)
 ■ Predictive Maintenance of Consumable Parts of Production Machines
   Atsushi Morishita (6B01 Facilitator, KURITA SANGYOH)
 ■ AI-based Productivity Line Improvement
   Hidenori Ichimoto (6C02 Facilitator, Mazda)


[New Project Start]
“Value Chain Among Companies by APS (Production Planning / Scheduling) / International Standard PSLX from Japan”
 Yasuyuki Nishioka President, IVI (Professor, Hosei University, Vice Chairman of Manufacturing APS Promotion Organization, Representative, PSLX Forum Founder) )


 Yoshihiko Watanabe Chairman, IVI Education Promotion Committee (Izu Giken Kogyo)


End of the second day


Business Scenario WG (Note) Participating companies
 (Note) Business Scenario WG is an activity in which about 10 IVI member companies will set up individual themes and conduct everything from problem setting to demonstration experiments over period of about one year starting in May 2020.

WG name

Participating companies


CKD, MICRONET Corporation, etc.


Mitsubishi Electric, Nikon, FPT Japan, etc.


Mitsubishi Electric, Abeam Systems, CKD, etc.


Leimac, Murakumodo, etc.




Mazda, Schneider Electric HD and others


Mazda, DOS Co., Ltd., HIROTEC corporation, CEC, etc.


Mazda and others


Nikon, Fujitsu Advanced Engineering, Panasonic, etc.


Kobe Steel, Mazda, etc.


SERENDIP HOLDINGS, FRONTIER ONE, Business Engineering Corporation, Abeam Systems, etc.


IHI, Schneider Electric HD and others


Toshiba, Ebara Corporation, Missuzu Industries, KS-Tech, Shinkawa, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, etc.