TRON Forum (Location: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Chair: Ken Sakamura, Dean, Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD), Toyo University) has been established in 2002 to promote TRON Project which aims to realize the open IoT (Internet of Things) free from constraints of organizations and applications based on “open source,” “open data” and “open API.” The forum has conducted vigorous activities led by Chair Sakamura focusing on T-Engine Project that aims to improve the development environment of embedded systems and operating Ubiquitous ID Center which promotes and disseminates ubiquitous ID architecture and its component technologies such as ucode.
The forum has received good reviews worldwide for its activities. For example, Chair Ken Sakamura was honored with an ITU150 Award (※) in May 2015 by proposing TRON open architecture, the origin of ubiquitous networking and the IoT. He was the only winner in Asia among the six winners that included Bill Gates.
（※）On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of ITU (International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs, HQ: Geneva, Switzerland), ITU150 Awards were launched to recognize individuals past and present from government, ICT industry, academia, and civil society that have contributed to improving lives of world citizens through ICT innovations developed, promoted or implemented by ITU. (http://www.itu.int/en/150/Pages/awards.aspx)