The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) will be hosting a public talk by Dr Hideyuki Iwata, an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute. Dr Iwata will be speaking on ‘Introduction of Technology Towards the Olympics and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020’, and will be sharing on the usage of ICT at large scale events like the Tokyo Olympics.
NTT is the biggest contributor to Tokyo 2020’s technology. Among the innovations they provide for the games include the use of ICT technologies such as AI, IoT, and VR (Virtual Reality) in athlete strengthening/condition management and tactical analysis of opponents which have began several years ago.
Baseball in particular is a world where performance data and image data has been actively used. Initially, utilization of data stopped at analysis of comparatively simple statistical information such as dash speed and number and ball retention time, but this sporting field has responded sensitively to technological developments in recent years. NTT DATA has been incorporating advanced data analysis utilizing the very latest ICT technology.
The talk will be held on 19 December 2019, at Dewan Syarahan Pusat Islam Tun Abang Salahuddin (PITAS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) from 10 – 11 a.m.
Dr Iwata is the General Manger, Standardization Strategy at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan. He received his doctorate in Electronics from Yamagata University, Japan, and has been involved in numerous research and development projects involving communities in remote, rural locations throughout the Asia Pacific. He has also worked closely with UNIMAS in several e-Education and e-Health projects in Bario, Ba’Kelalan and Long Lamai in Sarawak and also Larapan Island in Sabah.
Everyone is welcomed to attend the talk.