Each year, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe hosts its annual showcase event, the Fujitsu Innovation Gathering, at a different venue around Europe. Marking its 5th year in 2017, the focus is on Berlin, where our unique one-day event is taking place on May 23rd alongside the Fujitsu World Tour at the historic Station venue. The combined event features a packed agenda of keynotes, expert presentations and panel discussions, as well as an extensive exhibition showcase.
The Fujitsu Innovation Gathering offers the opportunity to see how Fujitsu is applying its R&D expertise to address important social issues, demonstrating the latest cutting edge solutions from Fujitsu Laboratories’ global activities, many on show for the first time in Europe. This year’s theme is Digital Co-Creation in the context of Human Centric Innovation, and we are unveiling a number of significant AI advances for diverse applications, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and finance.
In the “Innovation Dialogue” keynote, Fujitsu Laboratories’ CEO Shigeru Sasaki sets out our R&D vision and the essential role played by co-creation, focusing on “Creating a Hyperconnected Cloud for Co-Creation in the Digital Society”. The event agenda also includes two specialist breakout sessions focused on Security innovation in the areas of Cyber Security, Biometrics, Data and IoT Security, and how we are deploying AI technologies to solve real-world problems.
On show for the first time in Europe are two new solutions developed by Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe. These include an important deep learning technology breakthrough, involving a novel and highly efficient memory distribution mechanism for Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that enhances existing infrastructure capacity to address large-scale AI applications without the need for further investment. The second innovation involves the smart energy domain, with our new AI-based Smart Energy platform to improve grid efficiency, building on Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s participation in the Horizon 2020 SmarterEMC2 project.
Co-creation and collaboration are central to our activities, and Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is the centre of excellence for Fujitsu’s advanced research into machine learning and deep learning, as part of the digital solutions and services being developed under Fujitsu’s human-centric AI initiative called ‘Zinrai’. This involves extensive collaboration and co-creation with Fujitsu customers and research organizations across EMEIA, working to find solutions to real-world problems. An example includes our partnership with San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, where we are working together to improve the treatment of mental health problems through faster, more accurate clinical decision-making. Other key co-creation activities span the fields of manufacturing and finance, where we are working with partners to implement leading edge solutions based on our innovative machine learning and analytics expertise.
We are delighted to bring our event to Berlin for the first time and look forward to welcoming you on May 23, 2017!