TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 29 May
2019 - Azbil Corporation (TOKYO:
6845) today announced that it was one of the sponsors of the Nikkei-NUS
Enterprise FORUM 2019: "Redefining the Smart City for Inclusive Urban
Development - City Innovations," a forum held at the National University
of Singapore on May 28 focused on the development of smart cities in Southeast
Asia and Japan.
The forum, organized by
Nikkei Asian Review, National University of Singapore, Nikkei Intelligence
Group, and Nikkei Construction, gathered industry experts and business leaders
from Southeast Asia and Japan to promote the growth of smart cities, not only through
enabling attendees to share insights and best practices but also through facilitating
business matching and technology exchange.
Azbil, a leading company in
building and industrial automation, contributes to the development of smart
cities through its measurement and control technologies, the foundation of
automation. The sponsorship is part of Azbil's commitment to help bring about
its vision of a "super-smart society"--an idea first proposed by the Japanese
government--through cutting-edge automation technologies. Kiyohiro Yamamoto,
Azbil's Managing Executive Officer of Corporate Planning, delivered a
presentation on smarter ways to build smart cities.
"We are excited to have sponsored
the Nikkei-NUS Enterprise FORUM. It is only fitting that the event took place
in Singapore, which is a leader in smart city innovation," said Mr. Yamamoto. "Their
plans for the future align with Azbil's vision of helping bring about a 'super-smart
society' and we will continue with renewed efforts to provide solutions to
achieve that vision."
Other speakers included Mr.
Kok Yam Tan, Deputy Secretary, Smart Nation and Digital Government, Singapore
Prime Minister's Office; Mr. Tai Lee Siang, Executive Director, Building and
Construction Authority; and Mr. Yukihisa Tokunaga, Deputy Director-General,
Engineering Affairs, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and
Tourism. Presentations covered a wide range of topics such as the roles to be
played by artificial intelligence, the internet of things, 3D experience, and
other technologies in both the public and private sectors.
About Azbil Corporation
Azbil Corporation is a
leading company in building and industrial automation, using its measurement
and control technologies to provide customers with high value-added solutions
to make their operations more efficient and sustainable. Founded in 1906, Azbil
serves customers across the globe in a broad range of industries and aims to
contribute to people's safety, comfort and fulfillment, and global
environmental preservation. At the end of March 2019, Azbil employed 9,600
people worldwide and generated JPY262 billion in revenue.
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