Dr. Makoto Kanemaru is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2019-20. Kanemaru works as an electronic manufacturer for the research and development department at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan. He is a researcher in preventive maintenance engineering for industrial motor and renewable energy systems. He received his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2011. During his fellowship at Shorenstein APARC, his research will focus on trends and future of IoT and open innovation in manufacturing technologies of electrical equipment.