Kushiki received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
from Kyoto University in 1968. He joined Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. in 1968.
He has been a Managing Director, Member of the board of
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. since 2001.
Recently he is in charge of strategic planning and management
of R&D of multimedia and software technologies including
digital TV broadcasting, network systems, mobile communication,
and networked CE.
Previously, Mr. Kushiki worked on microcomputer architectures,
operating systems, and image and speech processing/recognition.
He led the worlds first application of microcomputer
technology to consumer electronics equipment and the creation
of worldwide standards for interactive TV middleware for
He is a member of the Information Processing Society of
Japan, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication
Engineers, the Japan Society for Software Science and
Technology, The Institute of Image information and Television
Engineers, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society.
the TV to the VCR to the DVD, it has been the role of
the consumer electronics industry to package sophisticated
technology in a form that brings value and enjoyment to
the mass of consumers.
The next generations of consumer devices will be formed
by the melding of the sophistication of network technology
with the ease of use of today's consumer electronics.
To create this new world of Networked Consumer Electronics,
a whole host of technology problems need to be solved.
In this talk, some of these problems are outlined, the
state of art in solving them is discussed, and some specific
requirements for future technological development are
Keynote presentation in PDF format.