We sincerely thank our great premium partner NTT Data and our supporters from Toshiba for the realization of our Summit. Thank you also to all participants and exhibitors for coming. We are grateful and happy for our successful event.  

With 40% of participants from industry, 40% from IT and 10% from research organizations, we were very pleased to see a healthy level of participation at the 2023 Tokyo Summit. A total of 145 participants from 70 organizations attended the summit. For the first time, 6 exhibitors, including NTT DATA, PTC, JAMBE, NANGA SYSTEMS, Toshiba and Siemens Digital Industries Software, contributed to the day’s program along with 11 speakers from the EU and Japan. Thank you for the great support provided by NTT DATA, Toshiba by hosting the 2023 Summit, all speakers, exhibitors and participants. 

Toward Acceleration for Software Defined Products


The industrial sector in Europe and Japan is going through a period of transformation. In recent years, much has been made of the emergence of autonomous systems. But with this comes the challenge of how to ensure functional safety, product liability and traceability.

The Tokyo Systems Engineering Summit – presented by prostep ivip Association and its Premium Partner NTT DATA – as the premier networking event on industrial digital transformation for European and Japanese manufacturing representatives, will take place on 8 December 2023 at the Hamamatsucho Building (Toshiba headquarters). It aims to promote the mutual, non-competitive exchange of information and networking between like-minded people from Japan and Germany.

Experts from Japan and Germany will share their approaches and experiences. Representatives from OEMs and suppliers as well as from standardization and government projects will provide an insight into current and future topics. Presentations will cover the state of the art in software driven products. The focus will be on collaborative systems engineering, autonomous cyber-physical systems, verification and validation, and systems integration.


prostep ivip is a non-profit association working with institutions such as JAMA, JAMBE, VDA, OMG, Modelica, GfSE (INCOSE Chapter), ISO and ASAM to help organizations in a multilateral value chain build a solid foundation for process excellence with broad industrial application of international recommendations.

In this context, strengthening networking with Japanese industry representatives is one of PROSTEP IVIP's strategic goals. It is in this spirit that the 2023 Tokyo Systems Engineering Summit is to be understood.


We are honored by the presence of several partners within our accompanying exhibition. The exhibition enables all participants to exchange information directly with each other. During the breaks and after the event we offer direct networking opportunities within the participants and the exhibitors.


Time Topic
10:20 Welcome and Opening
10:30 Software Defined Business Transformation with Scale-free Network

Shunsuke Okada - Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Toshiba Corporation
11:00 Business transformation for SW-driven products

Jens Krueger - Head of Global Automotive Engineering, NTT DATA
11:30 Acceleration through smart combination of methodologies and people

Jens Poggenburg - Executive Vice President Software Products, AVL List GmbH
12:00 Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 Industry Perspectives towards accelation of SW driven products
various contributions by Mazda, Nissan and BHC.

Initiatives towards value provision through software (ALM, Software BOM)
Shuji Nakatani - Section GM, Mazda

JAMBE general purpose model as controller models distribution platform
Atsushi Saito, Assistant Manager, Powertrain Control System - NISSAN

ALM and the road to production
Matthias Korpak, Senior IT Consultant, BHC GmbH
15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
16:00 JAMBE Model Exchange for Vehicle Development

Takahiro Mochihara (Toyota) - JAMBE
Junichi Ichihara (AZAPA) - JAMBE
16:30 The future of collaborative engineering towards software-defined products

Dr. Alain Pfouga - General Manager, prostep ivip Association
17:00 Closing Keynote
Transformations in Technical System Development
Prof. Dr. Rainer Stark - Director of the chair of Industrial Information Technology (IIT), Technical University Berlin (TUB)
17:30 Wrap-Up and Closing
17:45 Social Event & Networking
19:45 Closing 2023 Tokyo Systems Engineering Summit



Dr. Alain Pfouga
Tel.: +49 6151 9287-405
E-Mail: alain.pfouga(at)prostep.org