2015 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Connected Services Initiatives as a Smart Energy Enabler Integrating the PI System and Value-Added Capabilities
Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation is an independent system integrator and service provider headquartered in Japan and serving a broad range of industries such as IT & telecom, finance, automotive, electronics, food, retail, academic and energy & utilities. Under the dynamic trend of deregulation in Japan's energy market, they started the unique cloud-based service called "E-PLSM" where their scientific technology and engineering capability are integrated on top of the PI System, to serve the power supply/generation side as well as the demand/retail side. As their services grow from smart homes/HEMS to renewables power generation, they have leveraged Connected Services and also have been transforming their business model itself, not just providing services with each entity but connecting their customers at both ends including academia. They are an enabler of the Smart City concept. In this session you will see how they leverage Connected Services to better align with their growing business model and further vision.
Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation
Hisashi Fukuda is the General Manager of Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation headquartered in Japan. He is responsible for business promotion of renewable energy, oil and gas and smart grids. His strategic focus is to develop the smart energy business by strategically integrating energy expertise & engineering with IT solutions. Mr. Fukuda joined the company in 1995 after working at an automotive company, has started wind and solar consulting business using weather simulation, and since then has led the team that integrated technologies for High Wind and Solar Penetration on the Grid, such as power forecasting systems, demand-supply balance systems, etc. He has a MS degree in Physics from Kyushu University and a MBA from Tsukuba University.