Planetway and ZEEBOON business alliance and ICT center opening to strengthen customer support systems
It is our pleasure to inform you that Planetway Corporation (Headquarters: San Jose, California, USA, Representative: Noriaki Hirao, hereinafter referred to as Planetway) and ZEEBOON Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Toshiyuki Goto, hereinafter referred to as ZEEBOON) have engaged in business alliance to strengthen our system and engineering expertise, and have furthermore opened an ICT center to enhance customer support.
Background of the business alliance
Planetway believes that data is a human right, and has a vision of creating an era of data sovereignty, where all personal data should belong to individuals, not organizations or companies, and where individuals can manage their data. We have developed two solutions, “PlanetCross” and “PlanetID,” that together provide a system that enables efficient data sharing and control.
ZEEBOON, “The No. One Global Dreamer Company” that makes peoples dreams come true through business leverages its employees “Power to make dreams come true” to contribute to society and develop enterprise. As a total IT coordinator, ZEEBOON specializes in ICT service business, undertaking all processes from consulting to operations and maintenance.
This time, Planetway's approach to realizing its vision coincided with ZEEBOON's management approach and code of conduct, facilitating a business alliance to strengthen our customer support system and to train engineers, leading to the establishment of the ICT Center.
Noriaki Hirao, CEO/Founder of Planetway Corporation, said: “Through our business alliance with ZEEBOON, we will strengthen our solution implementation support system and provide even more complete after-sales support than before. By leveraging our respective strengths, we will provide added value that major IT vendors do not have with the newly established ICT center in Japan. Please keep an eye on the developments of both companies in the future."
Toshiyuki Goto, CEO of G-Boon Co., Ltd., said: "Planetway is working hard to solve the many difficult online problems the world is currently facing, specifically with the concept of an individually data sovereign society, and solutions that embody that idea. This is aligned with our concept of a “Working society where dreams come true'' that we seek to achieve. In recent years, the concept of ‘MAKE BETTER’, which is the conventional approach of seeking to create a slight difference from the competition to form an advantage, does not effectively create attractive services. We aim to ‘MAKE NEW’ by maximizing the synergies between our two companies to lead the market and create different and new services that are both dream-like and fruitful, with amazing ideas and the energy to make them come true.”
About the data access platform “PlanetCross”
To promote efficient data access and utilization between companies Planetway has developed “PlanetCross” an extension of Estonia's data linkage platform "X- Road1" and enables secure peer-to-peer data linkage. Normally, linking multiple distributed databases requires either new infrastructure, or significant modification of existing systems, not to mention the use of dedicated data lines or VPNs, all of which comes at enormous expense. By utilizing the "PlanetCross", data access can be achieved safely over the internet without major modifications of existing systems or database integration. Planetway can guarantee a high level of security when linking data, not only because the communication encrypted, but because corporate electronic certification is provided by a third-party certificate authority (CA), and time stamps are given by a third-party time stamp authority (TSA), providing superior proof of access and to prevent data tampering.
About the universal ID “PlanetID”
"PlanetID" is a universal ID that uses electronic certificates to identify individuals. It ensures the high level of security required for the integration of multiple IDs, and safely enables various services such as websites and smartphone apps. PlanetID provides an authentication function that eliminates the need to remember IDs and passwords, an electronic signature function that eliminates the need for personal seals, and a permission function for consenting to information sharing. PlanetID provides an entirely new customer experience for data management.
ICT Center Details
Address: 4th floor, ZEEBOON Building, 2-12-6 Sumiyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135- 0002
TEL: 03-6659-5811 (Representative)
FAX: 03-6659-5817 (Representative)
Planetway, startup company that has developed "PlanetCross" and “PlanetID” an extension of Estonia's data sharing platform "X-Road" and Estonia's national Digital ID platform which allows individuals to be granted IDs, authenticate, and provide electronic signature according to and with the same identity verification level as Estonia's national number-identification system. Planetway is certified as X-ROAD Technology Partners – Silver. Our mission "For the Human-centric and Secure Planet" is based on our philosophy that personal data ownership rights are held by individuals and not by companies or organizations and therefore aim to promote the idea of disclosure/utilization of personal information based on ‘consent or denial as per an individual's own judgment’. In 2022, Planetway was selected as “Top Japanese Startup 2022 as Editor’s Choice” by the US startup magazine “STARTUPCITY”.
Corporate Site: https://planetway.com
X-Road Technology Partners: https://x-road.global/xroad-technology-partners
About the founder
Born in 1983, Noriaki Hirao is a three-time entrepreneur (with one liquidation), founding companies in entertainment, semiconductor and IoT fields. After graduating from California State University, after working for SoftBank Corp., Noriaki founded Planetway Corporation, a global startup (USA, Japan, Estonia) in
- In 2018, he accompanied the then Japanese Prime Minister Abe on a courtesy call to the Estonian Prime Minister as one of seven representative Japanese companies. In 2020, in an interview at the Davos Conference, Noriaki explained his own vision for the realization of an era of data sovereignty and the evolution of capitalism.
Established as a “dreamer company” that utilizes the power of employees “to make dreams come true in business”, while fusing the dreams of employees and enterprise. The company is involved in a variety of businesses including ICT services, rental offices, photo studios, wedding photography, and Japanese miscellaneous goods stores, making ZEEBOON’s unique business model a spotlight in the media. Additionally, ZEEBOON has established an affiliated company in the Kingdom of Thailand as an overseas expansion base.
※Company names and product names mentioned in this document are trademarked or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 Estonia, widely known as a digital nation, has more than 1,000 databases among ministries and government agencies linked by a data access platform called "X-Road," that allows most administrative services to be performed online. As of July 2023, "X-Road" infrastructure has expanded internationally and is used in 21 countries around the world including Germany, Finland, and Japan.
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