Japan IoT Seminar Series

Japan IoT Market: Opportunities for Canadian Connected Technology

Business Insider predicts the number of connected devices will explode from 10 billion in 2015 up to 34 billion by 2020, with nearly $6 trillion being spent on IoT solutions within those five years. Cisco expects the IoT market will be approximately $14.4 trillion by the year 2022.

In Japan, the IoT market is expanding annually at about 17% and is expected to reach US$126 billion by 2020. Many Japanese companies, from device and sensor manufacturers to network and cloud facilitators, are developing products and solutions for the IoT market.

Japan and Canada are two of the global leaders that will contribute to the continued drive of this movement towards growing connectivity, both with regards to being early adopters as well as innovators of the technology.

This seminar on the IoT market in Japan is designed to highlight the opportunities for Canadian IoT companies in Japan and the opportunities to work with Japanese partners to develop IoT solutions for global markets.


Featured Speakers:


Mr. Yusuke Hirayama, Senior Vice President of NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc., will give the

keynote address on NTT DOCOMO's partnership opportunities with foreign companies. With

26 years of experience in various positions at NTT DOCOMO, Mr. Hirayama's present role

is to find innovative services and technologies in North America as well as to create new business opportunities in the North American market.



Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Ms. Tomoe Otsuka is the Director for National Strategic Special Zone Coordination at

the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Prior to that she had several positions related to

the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bid and organization. Ms. Otsuka will talk about the National

Strategic Special Zone, which has been designated by the national government to boost

the international competitiveness of industry and promote the creation of centers of

international economic activities by giving priority to advancing structural reform of

the economic system.


Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Mr. Eisuke Tsuyuzaki is an Advisor at JETRO San Francisco and former Chief Technology

Officer and VP Corporate Development for Panasonic North America. He also held

positions at Sony Corporation and Sony Pictures and has educational background in both

Japan and the United States. Mr. Tsuyuzaki will give an overview of Japan’s IoT Market

and explain about the opportunities for foreign companies.


Canada-Japan Case-Study

In addition, we plan to feature a Canadian IoT company that has had direct experience working in Japan or partnering with Japanese companies.

Toronto:  Skkynet 
Paul Thomas is the President, Secretary and Director of Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. as well as Vice President of Intellectual Property for Cogent. Mississauga-based Skkynet is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. Skkynet has a subsidiary in Japan called NiC Corporation and has worked with a number of Japanese partners including Renesas as well as channel partners such as BellChild, Nissin Systems, Takebishi and TOA Musendenki.


JETRO Services and Programmes:



October 11, 2016

1:30-4:30 pm

Hilton Hotel (Carmichael Jackson Room)
145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

Toronto Flyer

Toronto Agenda



October 14, 2016

11:30-3:00 pm (w/ light lunch provided)

CEIM, 33 Rue Prince, Montréal, QC H3C 2M7

Montreal Flyer


There is no charge to attend these seminars, but space is limited so please register in advance. Please email or call to register for the Toronto or Montreal seminars indicating which seminar you are planning to attend:
inquiry@jetro.go.jp / 416-861-0000



Connected Plus 



Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, October 12-13, 2016

JETRO also hada booth (No. 105) at the Connected + 2016 IoT related event in Toronto, October 12-13. JETRO’s San Francisco Advisor also made a presentation on the exhibition floor during this IoT dedicated conference.

Connected+2016 Website