Godo Irukayama

Godo Irukayama developed an automatic stage lighting control system in 1982. In 1983, he joined a chemical company where he developed artificial organs at the company's research institute. In 1984, he engaged in the development of a 3D printer system and photosensitive resin. In 1988 he independently created Japan's first fully fledged groupware, known as LANWORLD. This groupware was later adopted by over 2000 corporations and government institutions. In 1991 he established the first mobile groupware system in Japan. In 1999, he joined NTT Docomo, where he planned and developed a wide range of mobile computing hardware and services like Sigmarion. In 2002 he planned and developed the first smartphone in Japan, the SH 2101 and the world's first smartwatch, WRISTOMO. In 2014 founded the Irukayama Future Design Lab, Inc., which mainly focuses on the development and support of new IT and mobile related businesses. He is an advisor (M2M/IoT, MCPC) at Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium, a director at Japan Metadata Council, and a senior researcher at Keio Research Institute at SFC.