On February 16, we welcomed industry analysts and members of the local media to a discussion at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo. Arun Alexander, the Commercial Minister of the Embassy of Canada, introduced Solace as an innovative Canadian technology company that has made contributions in the area of data movement and serves clients around the world. Solace’s RVP of Asia Kent Nash gave attendees an overview of our history and strategic direction as a company, specifically in the Asian market.

Solace technology guru Sumeet Puri explained what open data movement is, described how our technology enables it, and illustrated through customer case studies how it empowers today’s key initiatives like big data, cloud migration, digital transformation, smart city and the Internet of Things.

Special guest speaker Professor Takafumi Hayashi of Niigata University explained the idea of a “digital data river” and how it can be used to drive IoT and Big Data initiatives.

Last but not least, our country leader in Japan Tomo Yamaguchi described our strategy in Japan and commitment to supporting Japanese companies. Japan was one of the earliest markets for Solace, with our first customers in that market being established more than a decade ago. Today, many Japanese firms and global companies that do business in Japan rely on Solace, from global banks, government agencies, universities and companies working with the Internet of Things.

A lively discussion followed the presentations, with participants asking many excellent questions about our support for different APIs, standards and protocols, our integration with other technologies, and use cases in industries like financial services, manufacturing and transportation/logistics.

We want to thank the members of the media in Japan for their time and interest in how Solace is changing the way information is shared in Japan and around the world.

Queenie Tse

Queenie has over 18 years’ experience in marketing, and has held various leadership roles spanning field marketing, product marketing, corporate communications and business development