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Vol.27 How O&M will be transformed by digitalization! Toshiba's O&M solutions, maximizing the potential of both equipment and people

The equipment of factories and infrastructure facilities constructed during Japan's period of rapid economic growth are becoming deteriorated. Problems related to their operation & maintenance (O&M) have become evident: operators are growing older, successors are going short, and the operations are highly dependent on the experts’ knowledge and capabilities of individuals. At the same time, advances in digital technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are making it easier to remotely inspect equipment and replace components in a timely manner. It is becoming possible to implement condition based maintenance (CBM), which is based on highly precise failure prediction, degradation diagnosis and lifetime prediction, at little cost. These progress realize more efficient working process, long-run operations of equipment and creation of new service businesses.
Toshiba Digital Solutions has been at the forefront of innovating O&M operations and performing overall O&M optimization through digital transformation. This special issue features the initiatives we are carrying out based on our experiences both as a provider and as a user of devices and equipment. These initiatives are showing the new potential for O&M to be turned from a cost to a value, and then on to a source of corporate competitiveness.

Shunsuke Okada
Vice President
Industrial Solutions Div.
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

Takehiro Kai

December 12, 2018

Responding to changes in business structures and making O&M a source of value instead of a cost
Turning the site transformation into corporate strength Toshiba's O&M solutions utilize the IoT and AI to maximize the outcomes
Kazushi Ikeda

December 12, 2018

Leveraging manufacturing IoT solutions to bring about new transformations
The Meister Series is accelerating factory O&M digitalization
Shiho Okado

December 27, 2018NEW

Transforming the workstyles of site operators involved in asset management
Aggregating inspection and maintenance information in mobile devices "Meister Digital Field Work"
Fumitaka Shintani

December 27, 2018NEW

Supporting the smooth transfer of techniques in the O&M field
"Meister AR Suite," digitizing craftsmen's techniques


Vol.26 - Supporting new business creation together with customers - The co-creation and services being produced through digitalization

Hironobu Nishikori

In order to convert business models group-wide through the use of digital transformation (DX), Toshiba is working on creating new outcome co-creation business based on customer issues and market needs in a wide range of business fields.

For the purpose of accelerating this direction, in April 2018, Toshiba Corporation appointed a CDO (Chief Digital Officer) to spearhead a company-wide strategy of growth through digital transformation, and established a new Digital Transformation Strategy Acceleration Division, headed by the CDO. Also in April, Toshiba Digital & Consulting Corporation was incorporated under Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, in order to provide integrated services encompass everything from new value creation through digital business consulting to value confirmation.
This special edition introduces the new digital services based on SPINEX, Toshiba's IoT architecture, that fuse consulting and SI developed through Toshiba's past experience in order to realize digital transformation. Hironobu Nishikori
Corporate Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
President and CEO, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

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Vol.25 - Supporting the digital transformation of company-wide infrastructure systems - Toshiba's industrial IoT security

Shuichi Shimoda

Recent years have seen numerous cyber-attacks targeting social infrastructure.
We are in an era where these attacks could not only damage systems, but even have the potential to cause major accidents that threaten people's lives and cause severe environmental damage.

This trend is the result of attacks becoming more advanced and sophisticated and the rapid rise of the IoT.
Toshiba has promoted digital transformation through its "SPINEX" IoT architecture, and has combined the strengths of its entire Group to reinforce its security approach, countering the threat of cyber-attacks, which have extended into the control security field.
We are implementing reforms, both organizational and technical, on an unprecedented scale, to protect important infrastructure such as energy, manufacturing, transportation, and medical facility infrastructure, support customer business operations, and help ensure the safety and security of people and society. Shuichi Shimoda
General Manager
Industrial ICT Security Center
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

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Vol.24 - Toshiba's "SATLYS" Analytics AI, Converting IoT Data to Business Value - AI Data Analysis Brings Digital Transformation

Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji

In our modern era, companies can no longer remain competitive merely by extending their existing business models.
The key to business transformation lies in big data analysis and using the results of this analysis to create new value and business models.

Toshiba, which has driven digital transformation using our "SPINEX" IoT architecture, has fused its rich experience in fields such as semiconductor manufacturing and societal infrastructure with leading edge technologies. Toshiba has released the fruits of these efforts, its "SATLYS" analytics AI service, for analyzing and leveraging diverse IoT data.
This special feature looks at SATLYS in depth, covering everything from Toshiba's vision to key SATLYS technologies and the latest examples of SATLYS deployment for the Toshiba Group. Read on to learn about the Toshiba analytics technology that is leading business change through digital transformation. Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji
Chief Information Officer
General Manager
Software & AI Technology Center
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

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Vol.23 - Communication AI for knowledge processing with speech and image data - The business innovation produced by collaboration between people and AI

Tomoki Tada

Led by the concept of "understanding peoples' intentions and conditions, communicating with and supporting people," Toshiba has developed and provided a wide range of "RECAIUS" communication AI products and services.

Advanced AI technology will accelerate digital innovation by further advancing communications between people and things, leading to collaborations between people, things, and systems.
This special issue focused on RECAIUS, introducing the technologies, product strategies, and latest use cases of AI from Toshiba Digital Solutions.
Expectations are high for the future of RECAIUS, the culmination of the technologies Toshiba has developed through the years! Tomoki Tada
General Manager
RECAIUS Business Development Div.
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

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Vol.22 - The speed and expandability required of the IoT - Fully using sensing data in worksites

Yoshikazu Ikito

IoT accelerates digital transformation in various fields.
Using the data obtained from sensors in worksites requires systems for sorting the massive amounts of data, rapidly processing it on-site, performing simultaneous analysis of big data in the cloud, and providing feedback to worksites. Toshiba's SPINEX IoT architecture contains the core technologies and platform products that make this possible.

Its advanced products and services are used to realize the key features of SPINEX, such as "edge computing" and "digital twins." Toshiba uses its corporate DNA as a manufacturing company and its pioneering technologies to provide powerful support for customer's digital innovation in various industrial and social fields.
This special features examine several major products and presents the latest use cases. Yoshikazu Ikito
General Manager
Product and Service Marketing Div.
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

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Vol.21 - Toshiba's new IoT architecture, “SPINEX” - Digital innovation from Japan, changing the business models of the industrial world.

Noriyasu Okitani

It is now or never for Japanese industry and society to transform using digital technology.
Toshiba has released a new, innovative IoT (Internet of Things) architecture that represents the culmination of its technologies. The name of this new IoT architecture is “SPINEX”.

It brings state-of-the-art technologies such as IoT, big data, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, together with the diverse range of technologies Toshiba has developed in its various worksites.
By providing an open, flexible system which includes global standards, it enables digital transformation optimized to meet customer needs, helping transform business.

Just started, the world where people, things, and services are brought together and technologies, products, and services are linked in real-time.
This article pulls back the veil on SPINEX and introduces its features, together with its latest deployment examples. Noriyasu Okitani
General Manager, IoT Buisiness Creation Division
Industrial ICT Solutions Company, Toshiba Corporation

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Vol.20 Artificial Intelligence Discovering Values of IoT Data - Analytics towards Deep Learning -

Various technologies of AI (Artificial Intelligence) are already used in the world of games and internet services, and in the manufacturing and social infrastructure region where a very large volume and variety of data is handled, AI has begun to be utilized along with the spread of the IoT (Internet of Things).

Toshiba has long been active in the research and development of AI and the result of this effort is incorporated in Toshiba Communication AI "RECAIUS". The know-how and technology acquired through this versatile experience is brought together. Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Company is accelerating its efforts to support our customers' businesses and the Toshiba Group in the industrial region by using "Deep Learning", which is attracting attention among AI technologies.

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