The "Toshiba Next Plan" was announced in November 2018 as a new strategic initiative in building a new future for the Toshiba Group. By melding our physical strengths cultivated over many years in the manufacturing industry with our cyber technology that makes digitalization in the industrial sector possible, we are now strategically positioned to take on the main role as a CPS (Cyber-Physical System) technology business company. CPS collects data from the real world (physical), which is analyzed and transformed digitally (cyber), then fed back into the physical world to create added value and contribution for a better society.
This is where Toshiba's historical knowledge and experience in the real world (physical) can be most utilized. In other words, this is where we can maximize our know-how in the domains of manufacturing, monitoring, control, and maintenance. In digital (cyber) space, we can recreate and predict complex processes by utilizing simulation, AI, and data optimization technologies. This ability to blend both physical and cyber knowledge and technological strength is a defining feature of the Toshiba Group.
Toshiba was originally founded on the venture spirit of 2 innovative people; Hisashige Tanaka, known as Karakuri Giemon, and Ichisuke Fujioka, known as the Thomas Edison of Japan. The Toshiba Group is commited in making contribution to future society, by fully maximizing its "Creativity" and "Technology" which was both inherited in the DNA by the venture spirit roots of our original foundation.