Unlock the power of AI with Konica Minolta at the World AI Cannes Festival

Rome, Italy | 26 January 2023

From 9th to 11th February, Konica Minolta Digital Services R&D and Konica Minolta Business Solutions France will present their Video Services and AI solutions at the second edition of the largest French event on Artificial Intelligence. With a focus on AI Studio, a tool which enables everyone to build their own AI model, Konica Minolta confirms its acceleration in the monitoring and video solution services field and opens up a set of research and development activities.


Approaching the remarkable milestone of 150 years in business, Konica Minolta and its R&D teams will be at the A12 booth of World AI Cannes Festival from 9th to 11th February 2023, to present existing solutions and services for digital workplaces and to introduce the latest and more innovative AI tools. Considering its history in imaging and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta has kept evolving to solve issues faced by society, with a clear focus on connecting people with intelligently analysed data.
 
That’s why, at the Festival in Cannes, the team of Konica Minolta will demonstrate valuable solutions which enable effective decision making for industrial applications and for information and document management. To discover more about how AI’s evolution in human activities and businesses, on 9th February at 3:30 PM Dennis Curry, Konica Minolta Inc. ICT Fellow & CT Europe, will present a workshop about “AI and the Genius of Things”.
  
The Video Solutions and Services France team will be present at the show, experts will highlight the following solutions and use case:
  • one totem integrating the latest range of our sensors and intelligent cameras embedded with AI.
  • These technologies allow end customers to move from passive to pro-active security.
  • In addition to the totem, two flagship innovations will be presented:
    • One solution for reading contextual information (ID card, plate reading, container reading using OCR)
    • One facial recognition solution.
Konica Minolta France is currently structuring itself to market the AI offering throughout the country. This business represents a major growth driver for the Group. The France Business Unit is currently expanding its workforce with the aim of increasing sales volume by 2023 and establishing Konica Minolta's position in the AI market.  
 
AI Studio: a tool by Konica Minolta to make AI accessible
Across many industries, there appears to be no one-fit-all AI solution as every company has its own products, processes, and problems. Therefore, every new installation requires high level of customisation to satisfy the strict requirements given by the end user and their customer. Then Konica Minolta Digital Services R&D has developed AI Studio, a solution and approach which enables scalability and makes it easy for everyone to extend the use of machine learning tools.
 
This solution developed by Konica Minolta helps automate work tasks and improve efficiency and security levels in digital manufacturing, document management and in intelligent and connected workplaces.

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Our specialty lies in applying AI algorithms to solve specific problems for our customers, providing them with a tool to customise their AI systems on their own. In fact, Video Solution Services package includes the AI Studio tool.

Dennis Curry

Konica Minolta Inc. ICT Fellow & CT Europe

Within the course of the three days of the Festival, visitors will be able to experience some AI Studio success stories from visual quality inspection, occupational health and safety, automatic monitoring of assembly or automated extraction of invoice data.

Strengthening the video solution service system at sales companies in the global network
Konica Minolta’s global sales companies have been offering video solution services based on MOBOTIX’s products and services to digitise the workflow at customers.  
 
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Following the announcement on the strengthening of Konica Minolta’s business in the monitoring and video solution services field. Our participation in the World AI Cannes Festival confirms the mission of our company. We’re committed to improve and make our products and services more effective and with AI Studio we’re empowering our customers with a tool which enables them to customise our systems for their needs.

Shintaro Inoue

Head of Video Solution Service, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

A second edition with a rich program
The Festival 2023 edition will be composed of several thematic zones, allowing to discover artificial intelligence in all its faces. Each zone will host companies and AI players introducing their solutions and offering demonstrations and immersive experiences. Beyond numerous speakers from various businesses, research or public authorities, this new edition will also see the attendance of some countries through international pavilions.
 
Meet our experts in Cannes or visit Konica Minolta Co-Creation sites
After the opening of two Co-Creation sites in Rome and Prague in 2022,  Konica Minolta keeps building its strategy for customer centricity: meeting with researchers and engaging with is the sparkle which can give shape to new ideas. The Co-Creation process continues to identify new use cases and business applications in those contexts which are more relevant for partners, with a focus which ranges from digital manufacturing, logistics and retails, to document and information management, cognitive services and IT security or sustainability services.

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About the WAICF
The World AI Cannes Festival was born out of the desire to bring together businesses and individuals in Artificial Intelligence. Through a rich and diverse line up, attendees are invited to discover and understand the many ways in which artificial intelligence impacts our daily lives. The World AI Cannes Festival also presents a unique opportunity for businesses to be exposed to innovative ideas, novel information, and new findings. Businesses will be called to showcase their knowledge and experiences as well as to network with leading industry players and decision makers.

About Konica Minolta Digital Services R&D
Since its establishment in 1873, Konica Minolta has had a long history of innovation. Konica Minolta Global R&D is a worldwide, connected and adaptable group, operating across research laboratories and development teams in Japan, Europe and United States. Global R&D has the singular objective to anticipate ever-changing market requirements in order to empower existing and future customers with AI and IoT platforms that include hybrid cloud computing, data-centric applications and digital services.
Dedicated to supporting Konica Minolta’s evolution into a leading-edge solutions provider of platforms, Digital Services R&D creates end-to-end pipelines for innovation in the contexts of the Intelligent and Connected workplace and in Digital Industry. From concept design, through research, agile development and testing, to pilots and initial stages of pre productization – Digital Services R&D drives an iterative process starting from customers’ understanding and targeting the creation of meaningful values for people and society.

For more information, please visit https://digital-services.research.konicaminolta.com  and follow Konica Minolta Digital Services R&D Linkedin and Twitter @RDKonicaMinolta.

 

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.


For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.


Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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Contact

Contact

Elisabetta Delponte

R&D Communications Manager

Konica Minolta Digital Services R&D

elisabetta.delponte@konicaminolta.eu