1)      Kimura-san’s speech title and abstract:

Title: Achieving Human-Centric Intelligent Society through Smart Energy Technologies


The world is changing. Globalization and unprecedented technological advance are bringing huge opportunities for growth. At the same time we face complex social challenges. With an ever rising population, how do we manage resources like food, water and energy?  How do we take care of our elderly, and how do we prepare against natural disasters?

This talk will introduce Fujitsu, Fujitsu Laboratories of America and our vision for a human centric intelligent society that addresses the above challenges. To realize our vision, Fujitsu wants to use the power of ICT to harness knowledge generated in today’s hyper-connected world to make better judgments and empower people to innovate. The talk with then focus on a specific example of smart energy and how Fujitsu solutions and research are transforming the landscape of energy production and consumption leading to more a safer, prosperous and sustainable society which fits well with the Universal Village theme.

2)      Kimura-san’s photo and bio

Yasunori Kimura
President and CEO
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.

Mr. Kimura joined Fujitsu Limited in 1981. Throughout his career, he has been engaged primarily in computer system design and development. Some of the projects he contributed to include: the development of a compiler for parallel inference machines used on the Japanese fifth generation computer system, energy efficient server systems, and supercomputers. He spent a summer at Stanford University as a visiting scholar in 1995, and served as a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo for four years from 2002. Mr. Kimura transferred to Fujitsu Laboratories of America in November, 2009, and in 2011, was appointed as president & CEO. His personal interests include reading and walking.