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Wacom hosts third Connected Ink Tokyo, encompassing wide-range topics in IT, stationery, education, and artificial intelligence


Tokyo, Japan – WEBWIRE

Wacom Co., Ltd. announced it will host Connected Ink Tokyo, November 30, 2018, welcoming partners from around the world to promote the wide adoption of digital stationery. Connected Ink has offered a platform for Wacom to closely partner with global industry leaders, in the development and proliferation of digital stationery, which have led to the evolution of the industry through innovative new technologies and use cases. The event aims to drive the continued growth and adoption of essential technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to realize even greater solutions and experiences for the future of pen, ink and paper. 

Marking its third year, Connected Ink Tokyo continues to evolve and grow, making significant strides over previous events in areas including:

  • More comprehensive coverage of wide-ranging fields including information technology, stationery, education, and artificial intelligence
  • Greater global representation from multiple regions, including Japan, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Taking advantage of the rich roster of participants, this year’s event includes keynote speakers in the morning by representatives of Wacom, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon with speakers from a range of sponsors and partner companies. 

Morning Session: New Technology Updates & Developments (by Wacom)

The morning will provide exciting updates and presentations on new developments in business, technology and market with respect to today’s digital pen, ink and paper. Wacom’s President & CEO Nobu Ide will welcome guests and discuss the latest industry developments. Heidi Wang, Senior Vice President, heading Wacom’s Ink Division, will then introduce the latest version of Wacom’s digital ink technology, WILL 3.0. Sayatake Komine, Senior Vice President of Wacom’s Technology Solution Business Unit, will discuss the fast-growing interest and trends around digital stationery by traditional stationery manufacturers. Lastly, Akiyuki Kake, Senior Marketing Director of Wacom’s Technology Solution Business Unit, will reveal the PoC (Proof of Concept) of innovative digital ink application combined with the power of AI.

Afternoon Session: Lectures & Technology Exhibitions (by Partners

Theme #1 – Breakout Sessions: Leading-Edge Technologies

13:00-13:30

Optimizing the Mobile Experience: Innovations on the Galaxy Note9 and the S Pen – by Samsung

13:45-14:15

ePaper Technology in Digital Writing and Applications – by E Ink

14:30-15:00

WILL 3.0 - Universal Ink Technology - New Features and Demonstration – by Wacom

15:15-15:45

The Effects of Using Digital pen During Learning – by the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology

16:00-16:30

WILL 3.0 – Seamless Interoperability with Existing Ink Ecosystem- by Wacom

Theme #2 – Breakout Sessions: Ink Drives Business and Education

13:00-13:30

Why are Fujitsu‘s School Tablets Ideal for K-12 Kids? – by Fujitsu

13:45-14:15

Writing in a Digital Era – by Shanghai Ratta Smart Technology

14:30-15:00

Collaboration Between Wacom Clipboard and VQS - Remote Lesson and Local Area Development – by VQS and Wacom

15:15-15:45

Pen Tells a lot About Users: Evolving Human-Machine Communication – by Hcai

Theme #3 – Breakout Sessions: Analog Meets Digital

13:00-13:30

Introduction of Digital Stationery Consortium – by Wacom

13:45-14:15

Analog Meets Digital – by Lamy GmbH

14:30-15:00

A digital Actor With A Strong Analog DNA – by BIC

15:15-15:45

Tradition meets Innovation – by Staedtler

16:00-16:30

Medical & Welfare Solutions Expanding in “Denshi Shitaziki (electronic writing pad)” – by Kokuyo and Wacom

In addition to the above partners, Montblanc (Germany) and Tactus Technology (U.S.) will exhibit their products and technologies as sponsors of Connected Ink Tokyo. Registration for the event is available online: http://connectedink.wacom.com/en/. 

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries and areas. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet device and PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability to deliver a superior user interface experience. For further information about the products of Wacom see www.wacom.com.


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