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Latest update: 01/06/2017 02:16:54

Kimura Information Technology Co., Ltd.

We are developing a cognitive business based on applying Watson to medicine and manufacturing.

We provide one-stop services in the area of Web-based lecture distribution services specialized for the medical field, and for education system construction and operation. These services rely on systems we developed ourselves. We have set up dedicated studios in seven locations throughout Japan for Web-based lecture distribution. We currently work with about 50 pharmaceutical companies, and we stream around 700 live lectures a year for them. We do business regarding education systems with about 80 universities throughout Japan. We began working with IBM’s Japanese version of Watson in 2016. We are now applying our past knowledge to develop a cognitive computing business for the medical field and other manufacturing industries.


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[Company strength]
Our company’s strengths include our ability to provide Web-based lecture distribution services specialized for the medical field. We also develop and operate one-stop services for the construction and operation of education systems. We operate Web-based lecture distribution services for about 50 pharmaceutical companies at present, and we distribute around 700 lectures a year to viewers throughout Japan. We also construct and operate education systems for about 80 universities nationwide. We look after all stages of system development ourselves to meet the specific needs of each individual educational institution, from planning to design, development, operation, and maintenance.

[Business description]
Our company was established in 2005 as an information services business providing Internet-based communications tools. We now have four main businesses. (1) We offer the 3eLive Web lecture operation and distribution service, and other editing and recording and on-demand distribution services. (2) We sell the SunVote real-time vote counting system, and 3eAnalyzer, which is a rental service. (3) We produce and sell the 3eRecIII video content production machine. (4) We construct and maintain various systems and websites. This year we launched a cognitive computing business using the Japanese version of IBM’s Watson.

ICT and information services

[Representative's message]
Our company has enjoyed the patronage of customers mostly from the medical field (such as pharmaceutical producers, university hospitals, and other medical institutions) in the ten years since our establishment. We think the information services technology our company has developed to date can be used by partner enterprises participating in J-GoodTech. This can cover applications like simultaneous, consistent communications to business offices or related manufacturers. We are confident we can provide services that mid-sized companies and SMEs will also find beneficial and useful.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We currently have 26 sales personnel on staff. We have sales offices in Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka in order to maintain contact with our many customers throughout Japan. We have set up kit studios in each of our offices (three in the Tokyo office) for high-image-quality online live streaming to further enhance customer convenience.

[Awards and media coverage]
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, 33rd Outstanding Businessperson Awards, Community Contribution Award (December 2015); Process Management Awards 2013, First Prize (December 2013); the 7th Japan New Business Creation Awards 2012, Award of Excellence in the Entrepreneur Category (October 2012); 2012 Kyushu Entrepreneur Award (June 2012); Valuable Saga Prefecture Companies Awards, Award of Excellence (February 2012); Japan e-Learning Awards, e-Learning World 2009, Award of Excellence (August 2009); Fukuoka Venture Market Awards 2009, Most Outstanding Prize (January 2009).

Shukan BCN, ninth installment of “Information Systems that Learn on Their Own and Decide on Their Own: How Far AI Applications Have Come,” “Applying Watson to the Medical Field: Using Watson at Kimura Information Technology’s Contact Center” (May 16, 2016); Nihon Keizai Shimbun, “AI Application Development Center Opens” (May 2, 2016); Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, “AI Research Center in Saga Prefecture: Developing Support Systems for Pharmaceutical Firms” (April 14, 2016).

PrivacyMark certification.
Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, which applies to our head office system and support divisions for construction, operation, and support of information systems.
Kurumin Mark certification.

[Intellectual property]
Presentation Recording Device (obtained on September 2, 2010).
Lecture System, Lecture Method, and Lecture Program (obtained on February 28, 2013).
Instruction on Knowledge about Functional Foods and Operation of a Seminar on Functional Foods (application pending as of January 8, 2016).

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Kyushu Head Office, SMRJ