Computex Taipei Innovation Forum 2012

PRESS RELEASE: The critical role of apps in differentiating hardware platforms, the dramatic expansion and transformation of emerging markets – such as Turkey, China, and India – plus LTE and Cloud computing for the emerging mobile enterprise market will all be among the hot technology topics discussed by industry leaders and key innovators at the Computex Taipei Innovation Forum 2012.


The forum aims to spur innovation, and to create new consumer markets and niche service models across the ICT Eco Chain, the vertical supply chain of the industry which includes ICs, hardware, software, distributors and service providers. The forum takes place on Tuesday 5 June, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan, on the first day of the Computex show. Keynote addresses include “Networked Society – A New Generation Innovation” from Arun Bhikshesvaran, Ericsson’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“The rapid proliferation of high performance mobile and fixed broadband networks, increasing adoption of smart devices and innovative applications and services is shaping our lives and the world that we live in today”, says Bhikshesvaran. In his keynote address, Bhikshesvaran will be explaining how smartphones and tablets have changed the way we deal with information sources throughout the day, leading to behaviors that are very different from both voice-centric mobile phones and power-hungry laptops.

Applications that enable new experiences and reduce friction for business have been introduced in many industries including retail, travel, banking, healthcare, education and transportation. The combined benefit across leading global cities has been studied and documented in Ericsson’s Networked Society City Index.

In addition to reviewing the key aspects of this index, Bhikshesvaran’s talk will cover emerging opportunities for innovation in the areas of communications services, network-enabled cloud and industry verticals leading to the Networked Society. These opportunities will build on the capabilities of the current ecosystem of hardware manufacturers, applications and software developers and business process experts leading to new experiences and efficiencies.

The Computex Taipei Innovation Forum is a B2B forum that joins 500 qualified industry professionals, including designers, engineers, R&D leaders and more, from an array of global ICT companies. The forum platforms the latest devices, systems and service models that are enhancing innovative collaboration across countries, industries and technologies. Spotlight topics at this year’s event include new visual communication, mobile computing, LTE, ultra high-definition video, and cloud applications. The forum focuses on the critical knowledge and strategies needed to compete in today’s globally competitive market.

Other morning keynote addresses will include: “Future Prospects of LTE – Advanced for a Smarter City” from Seizo Onoe, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the R&D Strategy Department at NTT DOCOMO, and “Realizing the Value of High Performance Mobile Computing”, from Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.

In addition, Philippe Lambinet, Corporate Strategy Officer at STMicroelectronics, will deliver an address titled “The Next Step in Multimedia Convergence: Tomorrow Today”, and NVIDIA’s Ujesh Desai will speak on “The Dawn of a New Era in Computing”.

The opening speech of the event will be “New Visual Communication Experience in Smart Life”, from Hirotoshi Uehara of Panasonic’s AVC Networks Company.

Subjects covered in afternoon events will include trusted solutions, 3G and LTE measurement standards, the networked society, new HD and home network connectivity, telematics cloud service solutions, gesture recognition, and super high resolution glasses-free 3D displays.

The day will be rounded off with a panel discussion on the theme: “Building Hubs that Serve Manufacturers and Consumers for the Emerging Market”, moderated by Yuji Inoue, Chairman of the Toyota InfoTechnology Center.

About Computex Taipei 2012 and the Computex Taipei Innovation Forum
The Innovation Forum takes place on the first day of the Computex Taipei 2012 show, which runs from June 5th to 9th 2012. Now in its 31st year, Computex is the world’s second largest computer show, and Asia’s largest. Computex is one of the world’s key technology events, featuring the latest products and services from global technology manufacturers and innovators. Learn more about Computex at

The venue for the Computex Taipei Innovation Forum 2012 is the Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1, 2nd Floor, Rooms 3, 4 and 5. The forum takes place on Tuesday 5 June. The Innovation Forum is sponsored by the Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. Find out more about the Innovation Forum at



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