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Smart Grid: When Energy Meets the "Internet of Things"


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These are the opening remarks made at our 4th annual technology symposium -
Smart Grid: When Energy Meets the "Internet of Things"

The presentation was made by our CEO and President at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Hitoshi Matsumoto.

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Smart Grid: When Energy Meets the "Internet of Things"

  1. 1. Smart Grid: When Energy Meets the “Internet of Things” Hitoshi Matsumoto Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. June 09, 2010
  2. 2. Networked and Open <ul><li>Networked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working closely with partners in in our innovation ecosystem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inside-out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Symposia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Monetary and Social Economics of Information Sharing” (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Full Circle of Trust: Technology, Economics, and Social Implications of Trust and Security” (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype” (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Smart Grid: When Energy Meets the ‘Internet of Things’” (2010) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Intelligent Society Fujitsu Forum 2010 in Japan
  4. 4. Challenges of Energy <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce carbon footprint and pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve efficiencies throughout the value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generation  Transmission  Distribution  Consumption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift from one-way (or “no-way”) to many-to-many communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data  Information  Knowledge  Wisdom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What happens when “dumb objects” get “smart”? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives for consumers to change their habits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EV-based intelligent transport systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Less is more” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business model evolution </li></ul></ul>Source: U.S. Coast Guard Source: Flickr – Micky.!
  5. 5. Demo of Fujitsu Smart Network Technology <ul><li>Autonomous forming of large-scale network </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration and maintenance of communication during failures and increased traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for various communication media whether wired or wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient collection of data from large number of different sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of network configuration, communication quality, device configuration, etc. that are difficult to realize with conventional autonomous distribution networks </li></ul>Details: http:// / Detection Transmission Wireless Network Wired Network Various Sensors Collection/Monitoring System Collection, Utilization