About
amnimo

Company Overview

Company name:
amnimo Inc.
Location:
Naka-cho 2-9-32, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
President & CEO:
Koichi (Casey) Taniguchi
Capital:
90 million yen (wholly owned by Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
Formed:
May 17, 2018
Business:
Offering of IIoT architecture-based services

Company name: amnimo Inc.
Location: Naka-cho 2-9-32, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
President & CEO: Koichi (Casey) Taniguchi
Capital: 90 million yen (wholly owned by Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
Formed: May 17, 2018
Business: Offering of IIoT architecture-based services

Corporate Philosophy

We use measurement technology and visualization of information to effect changes in human behavior, aiming for a world in which everyone can feel the joy of contributing to others.

  • Speed
    We provide rapid response to find solutions to customers’ issues.

    ・Through co-creation with our customers and partners, we rapidly develop working hypotheses and take quick action using Fail Fast. We then take rapid action through trial and error to deliver a solution.

    ・We are always learning and improving, tackling the challenge of creating ever higher value for customers.

  • Thriving on Challenges
    We value creativity.

    ・We proudly stand with those who tackle the challenge of devising new ways of working and new frameworks for generating value.

    ・We aim to foster an environment that rewards those who think outside the box.

  • Openness
    Our aim is to grow with our partners.

    ・We consign self-sufficiency to the past forever, focusing on creating new value in close collaboration with our partners.

    ・We aim to grow through fair practice and fair business dealings, benefiting society at large.

Determined to fulfill our corporate philosophy, we seek earnings that are sound and appropriate, supporting the continuous growth of our employees and company.

Message from the President

amnimo began with ambitions of just one man working at a large company. Meeting with numerous people employed at leading-edge IoT companies, I learned a great deal, and I began thinking about what the ideal model of such a company might look like. Eventually I realized that my team and I could create a service that nobody else was offering.

We would launch a service to connect IIoT sensors and devices.

All of amnimo’s 2017 IIoT projects began with consultation and design. This is because each aspect was compartmentalized: Sensor manufacturers knew only about sensors, gateway producers about gateways, mobile-telephone companies about SIMs and circuits, and cloud operators about the cloud. We faced a choice of either gathering the encyclopedic knowledge necessary to connect these disparate components ourselves or relying on a system integrator to do the work for us at great expense. And that was just for the proof of concept! Rather than accept this ridiculous state of affairs, we thought: Why not obtain the direct support of a major partner such as Microsoft, leverage that support to maximum benefit, and focus on providing safe and reliable measurement as a service (MaaS)? We proceeded with development on that basis.

Building the framework for IoT that can be used in industrial applications proved a hard road to travel. Just connecting sensors turned out to be so daunting that anyone thinking of imitating us would think it a needlessly roundabout approach. We set out on our journey alone.

Our goal was to create a framework that our many valued customers could immediately apply “as is” to their own value-creation challenges, skipping the arduous connection issues to focus on finding the new value that is their goal. With this mission fixed in our minds, we established a company dedicated to providing this framework as a service.

amnimo monitors the status of data paths and their security on a round-the-clock basis.We also supply the billing mechanisms necessary for commercialization.
Of course, measurement is only one half of our service. amnimo also seeks out value, creates solutions and tailors them to applications in each industry.

The amnimo framework can turbocharge your business development.
What value would you like to create today?
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Biography

  • President and Chief Executive OfficerKoichi (Casey) Taniguchi
    April. 1989
    Joined Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    July. 2000
    Joined Cisco Systems G.K.
    April. 2009
    Joined MISUMI Group Inc.
    September. 2009
    Received MBA from Tama Graduate School of Business
    December. 2015
    Head of Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters of Yokogawa Electric Corporation(present)
    May. 2018
    President and Chief Executive Officer of amnimo Inc. (present)
  • Chief Operating OfficerKengo Hayashida
    April. 1990
    Joined Yokogawa and Hewlett-Packard Company (currently Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd.)
    July. 2009
    Joined Trend Micro Incorporated.
    January. 2013
    Operating Officer of that company
    September. 2014
    Director of Lighting Business of Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd. (currently Philips Japan, Ltd.)
    February. 2016
    President of Philips Lighting Japan G.K. (currently Signify Japan G.K.)
    May. 2018
    Deputy Head of Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters of Yokogawa Electric Corporation (present)
    Jury.2018
    Chief Operating Officer of amnimo Inc. (present)
  • Chief Technology OfficerSubbu Periaswamy
    Jun. 2001
    Joined XStream Software India Pvt. Ltd. as Software engineer
    Aug. 2002
    Joined Hi-tech Create Co. Ltd. In Nagoya, Japan.
    Oct. 2007
    Joined Yokogawa IA Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
    Oct. 2012
    Principal Systems Architect, US development Center, Dallas, USAr
    Oct. 2013
    Technology Manager, Yokogawa IA Technologies India, Bangalore
    Oct. 2015
    Innovation Manager, Yokogawa IA Technologies India, Bangalore
    Jul. 2018
    Chief Technology Officer, amnimo Inc. (present)
  • DirectorTsuyoshi Abe
    April. 1985
    Joined Intel Corporation
    Jury. 2005
    General manager of the Marketing HQ
    May. 2007
    General manager of the Technology & Manufacturing Group Japan
    May. 2011
    Executive vice president, vice president, and head of the Technology Development and Manufacturing Technology Department
    March. 2016
    Joined Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    April. 2016
    Vice president and head of the Marketing Headquarters
    April. 2018
    Senior vice president and head of the Marketing Headquarters (present)
    May. 2018
    Director of amnimo Inc. (present)
  • DirectorHideyuki Ozawa
    April. 1988
    Joined Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    April. 2016
    Senior Manager of Strategy Planning Unit Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters
    April. 2017
    General Manager of Operations Unit Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters(present)
    May. 2018
    Director of amnimo Inc. (present)
  • DirectorRyo Takeuchi
    April. 1995
    Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    May. 2002
    Joined Empirix,Inc.
    August. 2006
    Joined Cisco Systems G.K.
    April. 2016
    Senior Manager of Business Pioneering Unit Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters
    April. 2018
    General Manager of Value Co-creation Department Business Development Center Marketing Headquarters(present)
    May. 2018
    Director of amnimo Inc. (present)
  • DirectorMasaru Takeuchi
    April. 1991
    Joined Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    April. 2011
    Department Manager of Budget Control Department Accounting and Treasury Headquarters
    April. 2014
    Senior manager of Global Corporate Administration Unit Accounting and Treasury Headquarters
    April. 2015
    Senior Manager of Accounting and Treasury Strategy Unit Accounting and Treasury Headquarters
    April. 2017
    Head of Accounting and Treasury Strategy Center Accounting and Treasury Headquarters
    April. 2018
    Head of Business Strategy Office Corporate Administration Headquarters (present)
    May. 2018
    Director of amnimo Inc. (present)

Accelerated Support for Innovators

Launching an IIoT project is a formidable prospect today. Bringing such a project into commercial operation costs a great deal in terms of time and financial resources and requires specialized knowledge and capabilities. However much one may wish to apply IIoT to launch a new business or service, the forbidding technical and procedural hurdles to using IIoT can be enough to discourage even the most determined innovator.

amnimo eliminates those multiple technical and procedural barriers.
amnimo provides innovators with an all-in-one service from sensor installation to visualization of data acquisition and system operation. In so doing we provide an environment in which IIoT projects can be launched rapidly and at reasonable cost.

Two years ago we began our project to build a framework for the safe connection, management and monitoring of IIoT sensors. During that time we experienced countless challenges and setbacks, so that you, innovators with the same drive to create game-changing value, would not have to travel the same road. To make this framework available to you, amnimo developed its service using the MaaS model.

Though we trace our origins to a large organization, we are a small and nimble innovator.
That is why we at amnimo understand the gap between large organizations, which have extensive resources but tackle large-scale challenges, and smaller enterprises, which have fewer resources but can move quickly and nimbly. amnimo is a small company that nevertheless enjoys access to information, technology and other resources as a small component of a major organization. From that position, amnimo aims to collaborate and grow together with innovators who are seeking to create fresh, game-changing value.
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Changing People’s Behavior

Many IIoT projects are introduced with immediate targets in mind, such as raising efficiency or slashing costs. Though these goals are vital, amnimo sees a world beyond them. We believe that many actions that seem self-interested when viewed in isolation are in reality linked to broader, even altruistic causes, and can even have a positive impact on the natural or social environment.

For example, technologies that measure, communicate with and control electric-vehicle (EV) batteries enable the working life of those batteries to be extended further than ever. When the working life of a battery can be predicted accurately, that information creates an entirely new used-battery market, generating new value. Moreover, each battery can continue to be used until every iota of battery life has been drained from it, protecting the environment by reducing pollution from discarded batteries.

From its starting-point in the field of measurement, amnimo works with innovators to create value by supporting the transformation of human behavior. We call this process Human Behavior Innovation.

In the near future, amnimo plans to expand its community platforms. Our aim is to construct an environment that links innovators organically, transcending traditional barriers between industries. Working with innovators, we seek to render visible the seeds of innovation, both human and technological.
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A New Dimension in Progress

Going forward, amnimo hopes to link varying systems within communities for using IIoT across multiple layers. By bringing large numbers of enterprises together in this way, we aim to embed them in society as an “operating system” for our modern world.
Asymmetrical access to information is fading in today’s world. People in every location around the world can communicate without even thinking about the distances between them, sharing skills and contributing to each other, creating a society that is dynamic in unprecedented ways. This is the collaborative world toward which amnimo is striving.
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Foundation Partners

Infrastructure partners supporting amnimo’s IIoT business

  • Bayshore Networks
  • FogHorn Systems
  • MURTITECH
  • Telit
  • TK International
  • vodafone
  • YOKOGAWA Rental & Lease Corporation
  • zuora

Value Added Partners

Co-creative partners who join amnimo in direct approaches to the IIoT market

  • Clementec
  • IWAKI
  • Yokogawa Manufacturing Corporation

Alliance Partners

Collaborative partners other than the above

  • Microsoft
  • ROHM
  • LAPIS