Support Committee (as of January 31, 2018)


Kazuhiko Toyama

Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.


  • Akira Sakakibara
    Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Fujiyo Ishiguro
    President and CEO, Netyear Group Corporation
  • Hiroaki Nakanishi
    Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Dr. Jun Murai
    Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  • Junichi Tsujii
    Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Center
  • Klaus Meder
    President and Representative Director, Bosch Corporation
  • Makiko Eda
    Representative Director and President, Intel K.K.
  • Makoto Takahashi
    Executive Vice President, Representative Director, KDDI CORPORATION
  • Masaaki Tanaka
    Senior Global Advisor,Pricewaterhouse Coopers International
  • Paul Daugherty
    Chief Technology Officer, Accenture plc
  • Shinichi Koide
    Executive Vice President,, Inc., Chairman and CEO, Co., Ltd.
  • Shiro Uchida
    Chairman and Representative Director, SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Soichi Kariyazono
    Chairman, Japan Venture Capital Association
  • Tadao Nagasaki
    Representative Director and President, Amazon Web Services Japan K.K.
  • Takayuki Hashimoto
    Vice Chairman, IBM Japan, Ltd.
  • Takeshi Natsuno
    Guest Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • Taro Shimada
    Senior Executive Operating Officer & Division lead, Digital Factory / Process Ind. & Drives Division, Siemens K.K.
  • Tatsuya Harada
    Professor, School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  • Tony Blevins
    Vice President, Apple Inc.
  • Wavde Mandar
    Commercial leader, GE Digital Japan, General Electric International Inc.
  • Wayoh (Kazuhiro) Suzuki
    Managing Director, Cisco Consulting Services, Strategic Business Development and IoE Innovation Center Tokyo, Cisco Systems G.K.
  • Yasufumi Kanemaru
    Chief Executive Officer, Future Architect, Inc.
  • Yoshitaka Sugihara
    Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Japan G.K.

Past Meetings

The 2nd Support Committee for the IoT Acceleration Lab

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:30

Auditorium, B2F, Main building, METI

Summary of NexGen IoT Acceleration Lab
Action Plan

See details (PDF)

The 1st Support Committee for the IoT Acceleration Lab

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30 to 9:15

Meeting Room, 17th Floor, Main building, METI

Adoption of bylaws, etc.
Action plans (the 3 Principles, etc.)
Matching and support schemes

See details (PDF)