Getting The Edge: Leveraging Edge AI To Give i-PRO A Global Lead

Getting The Edge: Leveraging Edge AI To Give i-PRO A Global Lead

Masami Eguchi heads i-PRO’s security and safety business outside Japan and the United States. Currently based at the company’s US office in Houston, Texas, he is responsible for developing its global strategy. Drawing on a wealth of overseas experience in Germany, Singapore and the United States, he shares his frank opinions on the current landscape and what he sees as the keys to i-PRO’s success in the global market.

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January 28, 2022

Networking and Learning Together Inspire Engineers at i-PRO to Overcome Challenges and Grow as People

Networking and Learning Together Inspire Engineers at i-PRO to Overcome Challenges and Grow as People

“According to Japanese fortune-telling based on the characters in my name, I have a very lucky name, will be blessed with great co-workers who can help me grow as a person, and achieve great success. And that’s exactly what’s happening at i-PRO,” says Hideaki Takahashi with a laugh. Using his experience in software development and system engineering, he was somewhat of a hero among customers during the early days of i-PRO. He currently serves as head of the Corporate Software in the Research & Development, and is active throughout the world overseeing personnel training, process innovation and core technology creation, all in relation to software. We asked Mr. Takahashi what it takes for an i-PRO software engineer to become a global leader.  

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January 20, 2022

Corporate Technology: The Backbone of i-PRO’s Technology

Corporate Technology: The Backbone of i-PRO’s Technology

The Corporate Technology Division serves as the backbone of i-PRO’s technology in general, providing support for the creation of leading-edge technologies, planning and development by product teams working at the forefront of the industry, and bolstering the skills of engineers working on a wide range of i-PRO products, including intelligent surveillance, public safety, and industrial and medical vision modules. Speaking from his perspective as an engineer, Makoto Takakuwa, who as head of Research & Development plays a major role in i-PRO’s ongoing emergence as a world-class company. Offering an engineer’s perspective, Mr. Takakuwa shared his views on the importance of R&D at i-PRO and its future direction.  

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January 20, 2022

Supporting i-PRO’s Growth through New Business Processes and Systems

Supporting i-PRO’s Growth through New Business Processes and Systems

One of the things that will be essential to i-PRO’s true “independence” is to have its own data system. To develop this over a limited period of time has been a Herculean task. Ayako Shiga, at the Business Process Technology Center (BPT), has been spearheading the work. She has been under unimaginable pressure, but also seems to be enjoying herself. Let’s ask Shiga about the ideal form of IT she hopes to realize at i-PRO.

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June 01, 2021

Building the Company Culture Together

Building the Company Culture Together

Sachiko Okamoto, who obtained an MBA from Stanford University and previously worked for leading global companies as an HR professional, joined Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd in February 2020. She said it was the right moment and right opportunity for her to pursue her career mission of helping Japanese corporations to transform themselves and to unleash their potential as an organization. How does she find i-PRO and plan to transform its organization for growth?

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February 09, 2021

i-PRO's Vision For The Global Market And Its Further Development

i-PRO's Vision For The Global Market And Its Further Development

The world of intelligent surveillance is becoming more and more important as social unrest spreads due to political changes and the new COVID-19 virus. What is the current state of the market, and what is i-PRO's overseas strategy? We asked Norio Hitsuishi, executive officer in charge of overseas sales in the i-PRO security business division, who has long experience in Panasonic's overseas sales companies and is committed to growth in the global market.

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December 23, 2020