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Cinnamon AI, Representative Director and Co-CEO Hirano appointed as outside director of JGC Holdings

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Cinnamon AI
Cinnamon AI, Representative Director and Co-CEO Hirano appointed as outside director of JGC Holdings
Cinnamon Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Directors and Co-CEOs: Mirai Hirano / Hajime Hotta, hereinafter referred to as Cinnamon AI), which provides AI (artificial
intelligence) solutions to major domestic companies, announced on June 27, 2024, We would like to inform you that Mirai Hirano, our representative director and co-CEO, has been appointed as an outside director of JGC Holdings Corporation (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO: Masayuki Sato, hereinafter referred to as “JGC Holdings”). Going forward, Hirano will continue to provide AI solutions to domestic enterprise companies and promote DX centered on AI consulting, as well as utilize his experience as an entrepreneur and manager to serve as an outside director of JGC Holdings.
[Image 1:×2700.jpg] Cinnamon AI Representative Director Co-CEO Mirai Hirano
Since its founding in 1928, JGC Holdings has developed business aimed at achieving “harmony between energy and the environment.” Currently, we have redefined our purpose as “Contributing to creating a healthy future for people and the planet – Enhancing planetary health,” and we are developing five businesses: energy transition, healthcare/life sciences, high-performance materials, resource recycling, and industry/infrastructure. We are contributing to improving planetary health in this area.
Hirano, who has recently been appointed as an outside director of JGC Holdings, will focus on the process transformation of the company’s “IT Grand Plan,” a business reform that utilizes digital
technologies such as AI and IoT, and the latest AI such as large-scale language models, generative AI, and RAG. We will contribute to the promotion of DX for JGC Holdings’ sustainable growth and further strengthening of competitiveness, including providing advisory services on technology introduction.
Comments from Mirai Hirano, Representative Director and Co-CEO of Cinnamon AI I have decided to accept this offer to serve as an outside director because I resonate with the purpose of “Enhance planetary earth” of JGC Holdings, which is expanding its energy and engineering business globally. Together with JGC Holdings, which is at the forefront of tackling climate change, humanity’s greatest challenge, we will leverage our knowledge of AI, one of humanity’s greatest inventions and our bread and butter, to create a major social impact. I deeply feel the significance of this great challenge. In addition, the company, which has a long history and will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary, is undergoing a business transformation centered on its “IT Grand Plan.” We also recognize the importance of establishing multiple new businesses that utilize the latest technology. To address this issue, my past experience as an entrepreneur and manager, as well as my consulting knowledge and the introduction of advanced AI technologies related to Cinnamon AI’s large-scale language models and generative AI, will contribute to JGC Holdings’ strategy formulation and implementation. I am sure.
Serial entrepreneur. Completed graduate school at the University of Tokyo in 2008. Engaged in research on recommendation engines, complex networks, clustering, etc. Twice selected for the IPA Unexplored Software Creation Project in 2005 and 2006. Founded Naked Technology while still a student, and developed and operated middleware that allows you to develop apps on iOS/Android/flip phones. In 2011, the company was sold to mixi. Received various domestic and international awards such as St.Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow, Forbes JAPAN “Entrepreneur Ranking 2020” BEST 10, Woman of the Year 2019 Innovative Entrepreneur Award, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2019 New Generation Award, etc. Awarded. He was also selected by the World Economic Forum as part of the 2022 class of Young Global Leaders under 40 who are making a difference in the world. Since 2020, he has been appointed as a member of the Cabinet Secretariat IT Strategy Office and a special member of the Cabinet Office Tax Investigation Committee. In 2021, he was appointed as an expert member of the Cabinet Office’s Economic and Fiscal Policy Council, a member of the New Economic and Industrial Policy Committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and an expert member of the Cabinet Secretariat’s Council for the Realization of New Capitalism. From 2022, he will serve as the chairperson of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Industrial Policy Study Group for the Realization of a Resilient Society. University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering Advisory Board. Mother of three children.

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■Cinnamon AI overview
Company name: Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
Location: 6th floor, Spirit Building, 3-19-13 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo Established: October 2016
Representative: Representative Director and Co-CEO Mirai Hirano / Hajime Hotta [Business details]
AI product business and AI consulting business targeting unstructured data Cinnamon AI provides AI products and AI consulting to realize advanced business AI solutions with the purpose of “Together with AI, we will create a world full of creativity where everyone can envision a new future.” We promote “automation of automation” by combining extremely high-precision document analysis technology with large-scale natural language models (LLM). Create a new business structure for the AI ​​era from the knowledge held by customers, with the core of the innovative AI-OCR “Flax Scanner” that can integrate generated AI and “Super RAG” that greatly promotes the use of LLM, and make a leap forward. We have a track record of providing services to many major domestic companies as a leader in transformation that realizes economic growth. We have established an artificial intelligence research institute in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), and have built an ecosystem to acquire and develop advanced AI human resources. We are accumulating technological assets that can be utilized. These technologies, along with our unique AI strategy “Harvest Loop”, support the promotion of DX and AI utilization.
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