In early November, IQBG’s president & CEO Michael Beck had the honor of visiting with NEC’s team in Tokyo to discuss ideas and valuable insights in the world of data management and security.
Beck took time to learn more about how NEC is steadily narrowing in on the provision of “Solutions for Society.” Together with NEC, IQBG can focus on ways to use data to ensure the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society.
While in Tokyo, Beck attended iEXPO2016. The conference began with a keynote address from NEC Corporation President & CEO Takashi Niino. He spoke to the Digital Industrial Revolution and the drivers behind the movement into the digital world. He took time to introduce the new society NEC aims to build through collaboration with its customers and partners.
Another highlight of Beck’s trip was the seminar lead by Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at City University of New York and author of “Hyperspace,” a New York Times and Washington Post best seller, and of “Parallel Worlds.” His knowledge of how science and technology will change humans and society was exceptional, and he urged attendees at iExpo to focus on the future of information and the way it will continue to impact our daily lives.
Additionally, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor at Oxford University, gave a thoughtful presentation on Big Data.
There were many other motivating presentations by Hirofumi Nomoto, president and representative director of Tokyu Corporation; Julio Zamora, Tigre City mayor; Katsumi Emura, executive vice president and chief technology officer at NEC; and Mitsuomi Koizumi, president, CEO and representative director at Japan Tobacco Inc.
Beck also witnessed demonstrations of NEC Group’s ICT core assets in IoT and artificial intelligence, and the computers and networks underpinning them.
The trip to Tokyo was a success and allowed IQBG and NEC to continue building a fruitful and dynamic business alliance.