COMPANY Forum 2017 to be Held

Making use of Workforce Tech to the world full of innovation

【logo】CF2017.pngWorks Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter "WAP") holds "COMPANY Forum 2017" on November 22nd, 2017 at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. We have organized "COMPANY Forum" once a year since 2004, inviting high profile experts and business persons of the year as guest speakers. Featuring "Workforce Innovation", we create a new value of "Working" this year.


Mr. Toru Hashimoto171102_3.jpg

Former Osaka Governor,

Former Mayor of Osaka, Lawyer

Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa171102_4.jpg

Corporate Counselor of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

171102_5.jpgAssociate Professor,
Akie Iriyama

Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda Business School

171102_6.jpgAssociate Professor, 
Osamu Hasegawa

Systems and Control Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

171102_7.jpgAdjunct Professor,
Kunio Ito

Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University

【写真】落合陽一氏.jpgAssistant Professor, 
Yoichi Ochiai

Assistant Professor, and Advisor to President,
University of Tsukuba


◆To the Press
For interviews to the speakers, please contact as follows:
Hiroe Tonooka, Mai Nagata, Public Relations of Works Applications
(TEL:+81-(0)3-6229-1210/ )

HR Tech, getting popular since last year
"Work Style Reform" is a critical issue with the highest priority for companies in Japan, where shortening working hours or improving productivity is now a nation-wide challenge. With this background, HR Tech is attracting attention for a purpose to promote Work Style Reform with utilization of new technologies (Tech) such as cloud or Artificial Intelligence (AI) and streamlining of human resource management.

Time to Workforce Tech from HR Tech
Productive-age population (*) of Japan has continuously decreased, after peaking at 86.99 million in 1997 and is predicted to decrease to 67 million people in 2030, with 58.1% of the productive population ratio (in 2030). In the meantime, it becomes an urgent need to create better working environment for the mental and physical health, such as "postponement of retirement" in response to increasing life expectancy. The aim of WAP is to realize a support system using Workforce Tech, which enables employees to work with high productivity in a healthy condition, combining personal networking information such as health data with the big data relating to operations that have been accumulated in WAP since the start of the business. We create a future, where each employee utilizes Workforce Tech not only in HR but also in daily work to continue working in a mentally and physically healthy condition with high productivity.
* Productive-age population: A demographic group from 15-64 years old, a core working force group in the population by age 

Leverage of Workforce Tech for radical "Work Style Reform"

171102_1.pngWAP aims to realize the world where individual workforces are maximized with the power of Workforce Tech. Reducing time-wasting tasks or administrative tasks, such as data entry tasks including checking a batch of slips or applications, allows us to concentrate on creative strategic business. WAP will utilize Workforce Tech of "AI WORKS" to promote Work Style Reform for the future world filled with new innovation, fostered by an individual business person who maximizes his/her own value.

Like a knowledgeable personal assistant – AI infused enterprise software solution "AI WORKS"
171102_2.png"AI WORKS" learns your previous operations and tells you what and when to do in advance, like a knowledgeable personal assistant. "AI WORKS" will do administrative tasks such as adjustment/checking of schedule or repetitive data entry on behalf of you and ask your judgment only when necessary. Use AI for routine tasks to create times for strategic tasks.

Note: We will have a demonstration of AI WORKS in COMPANY Forum 2017.
171102_#.pngChange your work, with "AI" 【14:30-15:30】
In this demonstration, we will introduce examples of using the next-generation AI-infused enterprise software solution, "AI WORKS". Please experience the new way of working that WAP proposes, where AI harmonizes with business.

 Information of the Forum
Title:COMPANY Forum 2017
Organizer:Works Applications Co., Ltd.
Time and Date:09:45 – 19:15, November 22, 2017 (Wednesday) *(Reception from 9:00)
Venue:The 3rd floor of Grand Hyatt Tokyo (6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032)
Admission:Free of charge (registration is required)

Media Contact:

Works Applications
Hiroe Tonooka, Mai Nagata

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