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Stories of value creation at Sony

Sony Holds “Sustainability Meeting”
Introduces Various Initiatives for Society and the Environment

Sony held the "FY2023 Sustainability Meeting" on September 14 at the Sony Group Head Office in Shinagawa. At this, the 6th annual meeting of its kind, the social significance of Kando (emotion), the initiatives to address global social and environment issues, and contribution to an inclusive society were introduced. The meeting was attended by media, investors and analysts, and was also streamed live.

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Sony Publishes "Corporate Report 2023"

Corporate Report 2023

Sony has published the "Corporate Report 2023" on August 25, which comprehensively covers both financial and non-financial information about the company.
Based on Sony's Purpose, to "fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology", the "Corporate Report" shares with a wide range of stakeholders the company's management policy and business strategies, as well as the progress of various initiatives toward value creation from a long-term perspective centered on Kando (emotion) and People.
For this edition, the report also focuses on "Contributing to Creativity with a Long-term View and Greater Diversity and Growth" as a top message. Sony's initiatives for growth are explained in detail in the special feature pages.

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Sony is a company of and for Creators:
Sony Creators Conference Keynote

At the first-ever Sony Creators Conference held on August 8th and 9th, 2023 in Los Angeles, California, Hiroaki Kitano, Senior Executive Vice President and CTO of Sony Group Corporation, took the stage to deliver a keynote featuring a range of creators leading entertainment content creation across the Sony Group.
This edition of the Corporate Blog gives an overview of the keynote speech.

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Introducing the Upcoming "Sony Creators Conference":
Technology Conference for the Creative Community

Sony Creators Conference

Sony will hold the first-ever "Sony Creators Conference " in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9 (local time). The event will feature talks and panel discussions by creators from across the Sony Group, including games, technology and film, as well as a keynote speech from Senior Executive Vice President and CTO Hiroaki Kitano. In this blog, we will introduce the main objectives of the event and the lineup of talk sessions that will also be made available online. We invite you to tune into the event for a glimpse into a future at the intersection of creativity and technology.

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What is an "engaging space" as envisioned by Sony's designers? Sony's Creative Center participates in "NYC x DESIGN Festival"

Positioning itself as Sony's "creative hub," the Creative Center engages not only in product design but also in collaborative projects within and outside Sony Group. This May, the Creative Center exhibited at the "NYC×DESIGN Festival" together with the global furniture brand StellarWorks under the theme "STAYDREAM - a surreal reality," and showcased a variety of interactive installations and furniture prototypes incorporating Sony's sensing technology. We interviewed project leader Hirotaka Tako for more details on the exhibition.

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Designing Sony's Pride Logo

A corporate logo is an essential element in forming the foundation of a corporation's relationship with society. In May 2022, Sony introduced a Pride Logo incorporating rainbow colors as a visual representation of its commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As June is Pride Month, an important time to spread awareness about LGBTQ+ support activities around the world, this edition of the Corporate Blog will share the thoughts of the Sony employees who had a hand in designing the Pride Logo.

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Building a World Where Anyone can Use Imaging Sensors

In this, the seventh installment of our Sessions series, we would like to introduce you to a “co-innovation” effort between Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) and Microsoft to develop Sony’s AITRIOS™ platform and operating AI Co-Innovation Labs in 5 countries, thereby expanding the extent to which image sensors are used in conjunction with edge/cloud processing. We spoke with Jun Yamasaki, who runs the AI Co-Innovation Lab at Microsoft, and Shota Watanabe, who works in AITRIOS development at Sony Semiconductor Solutions America.

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What are the growth narratives across Sony’s diverse businesses?
The “Business Segment Meeting 2023” provides a platform for each business unit to share its story

On May 24th and 25th, Sony Group Corporation held its "Business Segment Meeting 2023“, where management from the Game & Network Services, Music, Pictures, Entertainment, Technology & Services, and Imaging & Sensing Solutions segments explained the growth stories of their business.

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Contributing to Creativity through Management with a Long-term View, and Achieving Growth through Evolution of Diversity - Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting 2023 -

Sony held the "Corporate Strategy Meeting 2023" at its headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo on May 18. Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman and CEO, spoke on the theme of "Contributing to Creativity through Management with a Long-term View, and Achieving Growth through Evolution of Diversity." In his presentation he provided an overview of Sony's businesses, which originated in sound and have expanded through management from a long-term perspective, and introduced a number of initiatives related to the pursuit of Kando centered on Sony's Purpose. President, COO and CFO Hiroki Totoki also took the stage and underlined how Sony aims to achieve further growth by continuing to evolve the diversity of its people and businesses, and explained the growth strategies for each business. In this blog we will share key points from the speeches at Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting.

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