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    The 2nd IIC & IVI joint use cases sharing seminar was held.

     

    IIC(The Industrial Internet Consortium) and IVI(Industrial Value Chain Initiative) established for the realization of Industrial IoT (IIoT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Hannover City in Germany in 2017. Based on this agreementthe second IIC & IVI joint use case sharing seminar was held in Japan.

    WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018 13: 15 ~ 17: 00
    WHERE: Tokyo Big Site 1st Floor / Reception Hall A (held at the site of Smart Factory Japan 2018)

    The event attracted over 300 attendees not only members of IIC and IVI, but also non-members.

    We shared activity contents of the testbed and use cases from IIC and IVI.

    AGENDA

    TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKERS
    13:20

    IIC】Overview

    Overview of IIC and the Emerging
    Industrial IoT, AI and Analytics Ecosystem

    Wael William Diab
    Secretary, IIC Steering Committee
    IIC Liaison WG Chair

    13:40

    IVI】Keynote

    Introduction to Edge-driven Resource Planning - Toward Real-Digital Revolution –

    Prof.Yasuyuki Nishioka

    The president of  IVI

    14:05

    【IVI】WG 

    Smart manufacturing scenarios overview

    Yasuo Matsuoka

    TOSHIBA CORPORATION

    14:20

    【IVI】WG Smart manufacturing scenarios

    Predictive maintenance and quality control for everybody [3B03-1]

    Mitunori Murata

    NSK Ltd. 

    14:35

    【IVI】IVI Future Projects

    IVI Future Projects 2017 Outline

    Sei Makihara

    Panasonic Corporation

    14:50

    【IVI】IVI Future Projects

    Manufacturing Data Bank (PJ-02) / Convenience Factory (PJ-03)

    Daisuke Nagai

    TIS Inc.

    Mr. Hitoshi Sumi 

    Okuma Corporation

    15:10  Break Time  
    15:20

    IIC】Keynote   

    IIC Testbed Program

    Joseph Fontaine

    Chair of the testbed working group

    15:45

    【IIC】TestBed         

    TRACK AND TRACE TESTBED  (Bosch/SAP/TechMahindra)

    Fernando Nishantha Bosch Corporation

    16:10

    【IIC】TestBed

    Smart Factory Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance  (Xilinx/Aingura IIoT) 

    Javier Diaz

    Aingura IIoT

    16:35

    【IIC】TestBed

    CONDITION MONITORING & PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE TESTBED  (IBM/NationalInstruments) 

    Kazunari Okada

    National Instruments

     

    State of the workshop

    Yuji Watanabe

    ExecutiveDirector IVI

    Hatsuko Kouroku

    Chairperson

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    The 2nd IIC & IVI joint workshop – sharing use case information

    On April 26, 2017, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Industrial Valuechain Initiative (IVI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Hannover City in Germany. Based on this agreement, we have decided to hold a 2nd time joint workshop to share use case information with IIC and IVI. Not only IIC & IVI members also non-members can participate in this event.

    <Date and time>
    Friday, June 1st, 2018 13:15 ~ 17:20 (reception start 13:00)

    <Seminar Venue>
    Tokyo Big Sight Conference Building / Reception Hall A

    <Capacity> 420

    <Application(IIC member)>
    Please send us your name, affiliation, name, e-mail address by e-mail to the following e-mail address.
    [E-mail address]  global_office@iv-i.org

    program(PDF)

    Please contact us for details.

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    Meet IVI at Hannover Messe – Exhibition (Hall 7, Stand A31) and Presentations (April 23-27, 2018)

    IVI is going to participate in the Hannover Messe 2018. Please visit our booth at Hall 7, Stand A31. In addition to IVI activities, contents of the newly published reference architecture, IVRA-Next, will be also exhibited. You can download IVRA-Next from here.

    Please also visit presentations by Prof. Nishioka (IVI President) at two events in Hannover Messe.

     

    【Information】

    1. Joint exhibition of JEMA and IVI

    Place: Hall 7, Stand A31

     

    1. Presentations by Prof. Nishioka

    Forum Industrie 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet

    Date and time: April, 23  11:30-12:00

    Venue: Hall 8, Stand D17

    Topic: Strategic Implementation of Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem by IVRA-Next Framework

     

    German-Japanese Forum on Industrie 4.0 / Connected Industries

    Date and time: April, 24  15:05-15:30

    Venue: Convention Center, Hall 1

    Topic: R&D in Japan

     

    About Hannover Messe 2018

     

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    Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture (IVRA)-Next is published

    The second version of IVI’s reference architecture, IVRA-Next, has been published.

    You can download it from here.

     

    At Hannover Messe 2018, you can hear a presentation by Prof. Nishioka (IVI President) on IVRA-Next.

    Presentation “Strategic Implementation of Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem by IVRA-Next Framework”

    Event: Forum Industrie 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet, Hannover Messe

    Date and time: April, 23  11:30-12:00

    Venue: Hall 8, Stand D17

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    The Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg and the Industrial Value Chain Initiative Sign MoU

    Tokyo – March 1, 2018 Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg (Allianz I4.0), a network designed to promote digital transformation in manufacturing industry based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and the Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), a forum of smart manufacturing for connected industries based in Japan, announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Under the memorandum, Allianz I4.0 and IVI will make a variety of efforts to promote Industrie 4.0/smart manufacturing in international economies.

     

    Joint activities of the Allianz I4.0 and the IVI will include:

    • In-depth exchange of experiences
    • Sharing use cases
    • Facilitate corporate exchange and collaboration
    • Other activities to which both parties agree

     

    Concrete topics are continuously identified by mutual consent of both parties.

     

    “Industry 4.0 is powered by advancements that include smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. The collaboration between IVI and Allianz I4.0 will unite the strengths of industries both countries”, comments Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, Spokesperson of Allianz I4.0 and Chairman of the board at WITTENSTEIN SE. “We are pleased to have IVI as strong and reliable partner. With our joined forces, we’ll be able to defend our leading positions in the digital revolution.”

    “The Allianz I4.0 and the IVI have continued exchanges – holding joint workshops and visiting each other,” said Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishioka, President of the Industrial Value Chain Initiative. “We believe it is significant that the two organizations leading the fourth industry revolutions share experiences and challenges, especially because Baden-Württemberg and Japan have similar economic structures. We look forward to dynamically further cooperation of the two economies by this liaison with the Allianz I4.0”

    Mr. Manfred Wittenstein, who is also chairing the working group “Transfer and Implementation in SME” acts as formal point of contact for cooperatively coordinating all activities under this MoU with IVI.

     

    The Cross Industry Committee (CIC) of IVI, chaired by Ms. Hatsuko Kouroku, is the contact point for formal relationships with other IIoT initiatives. The CIC will cooperatively organize meetings and facilitate exchanges of member companies/organizations with Allianz I4.0.

     

    About Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg

    Allianz I4.0 is a network that aims to pool technological expertise in production as well as IT and communications to provide support for companies in their shift towards digitalization. It focuses on manufacturing companies. The close integration of the various industries and fields of technology involved allows SME to benefit from the Allianz I4.0 through a comprehensive package of activities. The overall goal is to facilitate direct collaboration and exchange of experience among all players. For more information, visit http://www.i40-bw.de/en/.

     

    About the Industrial Value Chain Initiative

    The Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), based in Japan, is a forum consisting of industrial and academic members that works on promotion of smart manufacturing for connected industries. It aims at fostering ecosystems by activities including provision of support to workgroups made up of member companies/organizations for creating use cases, coordination of platforms to provide the workgroups with solutions and compilation of specifications at different granularity from requirement specification of each workgroup to a reference architecture. For more information, visit https://iv-i.org/en/.

     

    Contacts:

    Christoph Zanker
    Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg
    Email: christoph.zanker@vdma.org

    Shio Ohtomo
    Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Email: global_office@iv-i.org

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    IIC AND IVI EXPAND COLLABORATION WITH JOINT WORKSHOP

    The Industrial Internet Consortium ® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), the forum of smart manufacturing for connected industries based in Japan, hosted their first joint workshop on June 8, 2017. Since each liaison officer on both sides was from the same company (Fujitsu). 220 IIC and IVI members participated and IVI took the first step to the global stage.

    Continue reading “IIC AND IVI EXPAND COLLABORATION WITH JOINT WORKSHOP”

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    IIC & IVI sharing use case information(IIC, IVI members only)

     

    On April 26, 2017, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Hannover City in Germany. Based on this agreement, we have decided to hold a joint workshop to share use case information with IIC and IVI. It is an event only for IIC and IVI members.

    Date and time : Thursday, June 8th, 2017 13: 00 ~ 17: 00 (reception start 12:30)

    Seminar Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Conference Building

    Capacity          : 200 (IIC, IVI members only)

    Please contact us for details.

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    The Industrial Value Chain Initiative Signs MoU with the Industrial Internet Consortium

    The Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), a forum of smart manufacturing for connected industries based in Japan, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC). Under the agreement, the IIC and the IVI will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

    Joint activities between the IIC and the IVI will include:

    • Sharing use cases
    • Sharing IIoT architecture information
    • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices for manufacturing
    • Collaborating on opportunities for future joint testbed projects
    • Other activities to which both parties agree

    “We look forward to a productive collaboration with the Industrial Value Chain Initiative as both organizations are set to greatly benefit from it,” said Dr. Jacques Durand, Director of IoT Engineering and Standards, Fujitsu North America, Inc., IIC Liaison Officer to IVI and IIC Steering Committee Member. “IVI understands industrial manufacturing and supply-chains very well and has a lot of experience in deploying IIoT for this mature sector.  At the same time, the IIC has the capability to globally harmonize IIoT best practices and models across countries and industries.”

    “The Industrial Internet Consortium is an international organization, with about 260 member companies and 27 testbeds operating in 31 countries,” said Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “We consider it especially important to work closely with regional and national IoT initiatives and are very much looking forward to our cooperation with the Industrial Value Chain Initiative to further the industrial Internet in the world.”

    “We are delighted about this new liaison for further collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium,” said Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishioka, President of the Industrial Value Chain Initiative.  “We believe the smart manufacturing use cases obtained by our bottom up approach can contribute towards a comprehensive reference architecture for global cooperation.”

    The Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the IVI is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group

    The Cross Industry Committee (CIC) of IVI, chaired by Ms. Hatsuko Kouroku, is the contact point for formal relationships with other IIoT initiatives. As a next step, the CIC and the Liaison Working Group of the IIC have cooperatively targeted a joint workshop on June 8, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight to share use case information.

    About the Industrial Internet Consortium

    The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things. Our mission is to deliver a trustworthy Industrial Internet of Things in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is managed by the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information, visit www.iiconsortium.org.

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    Participation in the conference “Digitising Manufacturing in the G20 – Initiatives, Best Practices and Policy Approaches”

    On March 16th and 17th, IVI participated in the G20 conference in Berlin which was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in its panel discussion and booth exhibition.

    Different stakeholders in the area of manufacturing digitisation including policymakers, academics, specialists in industry and initiatives from G20 countries were invited to discuss on the theme. The IVI President, Prof. Nishioka, joined a panel discussion entitled “Data sovereignty in global value networks” as a panelist. The moderator, Prof. Boris Otto from Fraunhofer ISST, and the panelists from China, Mexico and Japan shared information on national/regional activities and prerequisite for data sovereignty, and the focus of the discussion was brought to challenges such as contradiction between the needs of sharing and controlling data and international standardization as one of its possible solutions. 

    The IVI also took part in the exhibition where 16 initiatives from the G20 countries opened booths. The achievement of 45 scenario based use cases from the first and second years as well as the Kaizen approach applied in such activities caught visitors’ attention.

    The G20 conference website: https://www.bmwi-registrierung.de/g20-digitising-manufacturing-conference/

    Panel discussion “Data sovereignty in global value networks”
    Booth exhibition staff of IVI

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