PROGRAM

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
*Honorifics and titles omitted, in no particular order.
*Speakers' details (Name, Title, Affiliation, Profile, etc.) posted on this website are as of May 10, 2017
*Please be advised that agenda, speakers, presentation themes may be subject to change.

Monday, May 29 [ AM ]

9:50~10:00

Welcome address by host organizations

10:00~10:30

Lecture

 "How the IoT Will Disrupt Future Industries"

Tolga Kurtoglu
CEO, Palo Alto Research Center, USA

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10:30~11:00

Lecture

 " 'Declaration beyond' - for a Richer Future with 5G"

Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, NTT DOCOMO, Japan

11:00~11:30

Lecture

 "Impact of IoT on the Global Consumer Tech Market"

Steve Koenig
Senior Director of Market Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), USA

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11:50~13:10

Session1

 "Industry 4.0 Driven by 5G Network and IoT"

New mobile networks being developed as 5G promise to not only advance mobile phone and smartphone communications, but also play a significant role in realization of an IoT society of mutual communications among many types of devices.
This session considers how the new infrastructure might change society and the industrial world.

Panelist

Mikael Eriksson
President and Representative Director, Ericsson Japan K.K.

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Li Sanqi
CTO of Products and Solutions, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

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Hans Thalbauer
Senior Vice President, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP, Germany

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Kohsuke Matsuzaki
Representative Director, Schneider Electric Japan, Inc.

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Moderator

Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

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Monday, May 29 [ PM ]

14:20~14:50

Lecture

 "IT Pioneers the Travel Booking to the Next Level"

Gillian Tans
CEO, Booking.com, Netherlands

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14:50~15:20

Lecture

 "Accelerating the Digital Transformation Around the Globe"

Keith Krach
Chairman, DocuSign Inc., USA

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15:20~15:50

Lecture

 "IT Startups Trends and Prediction in the U.S."

Carl W. Hoffman
CEO and Co-Founder, Basis Technology Corporation, USA

16:10~17:30

Session2

 "New Business Created by AI and Big Data"

Artificial intelligence (AI) is attracting strong interest as advances in computing technology allow for use of “deep learning,” a machine learning methodology. It has obtained capabilities that exceed human beings in image recognition, playing “go,” and certain other areas.
This session looks at ways of utilizing AI in the future, including introductions of initiatives at various companies, from the standpoint of AI contributions to business.

Panelist

Chih-Han Yu
CEO and Co-Founder, Appier, Taiwan
Catherine Havasi
CEO and Co-Founder, Luminoso Technologies, USA

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Masataka Osaki
Japan Country Manager, VP Corporate Sales, NVIDIA Corporation, USA

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K. Ananth Krishnan
Executive Vice President and CTO, Tata Consultancy Services, India

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Moderator

Keiichi Murayama
Commentator, Editorial Bureau, Nikkei Inc.

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Tuesday, May 30 [ AM ]

9:50~10:20

Lecture

 "Human Centric Innovation: Digital Co-creation"

Tatsuya Tanaka
Representative Director, President, Fujitsu Limited, Japan

10:20~10:50

Lecture

 "Digital Industrial Transformation Enabling a Sustainable Society"

Takashi Niino
President and CEO (Representative Director), NEC Corporation, Japan

10:50~11:10

Lecture

 "The Current Situation and the Latest Trends in Fintech"

Daisuke Yamada
Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Managing Executive Officer,
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Japan

11:30~12:50

Session3

 "Digital Economy in the IoT Era"

Much of our economic activity today utilizes digital technology, and steady emergence of new services on the Internet are changing society and our ways of life.
This session discusses how far digital technology might evolve and how it could change our society and lives from a variety of perspectives in light of further acceleration of this activity along with advances in IoT.

Panelist

Yasuyuki Tanabe
Country Manager, Airbnb Japan

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Koichiro Yoshida
President and CEO, CrowdWorks Inc., Japan

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Daisuke Yamada
Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Managing Executive Officer,
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Japan
Setsuto Murai
Country Manager, Niantic K.K., Japan
 

Moderator

Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

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Tuesday, May 30 [ PM ]

14:00~15:30

Session4

 “Moving toward the Realization of a Data-Driven Society”

With the application and utilization of diverse and vast amounts of data, a great technological environmental change is taking us to a new era, in which completely new values and services will be created, and the successful application and utilization of data are becoming an important key to the reinforcement of international competitiveness and the resolution of social problems.
In order to respond to the new era of the IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI), there has been an active movement of industry, academia, and government sectors in Japan and abroad to promote the application and utilization of data beyond the boundaries of enterprises, industries, etc. Furthermore, there is a movement to seek international collaboration, including the sharing of best practices and consideration of cooperation in standardization activities.
This session aims to share information on the current efforts toward the realization of a data-driven society, such as solving urban problems through IoT, and discuss future issues, future prospects, and the possibility of international cooperation in order to enable Japanese enterprises to create and disseminate global IoT business.

Keynote

Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Director-General, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC, Japan

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Panelist

Hideyuki Tokuda
President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

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Chris Greer
Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and
Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

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Leonidas Karapiperis
Minister-Counsellor, Head of Science and Technology Section,
Delegation of the European Union to Japan, EU

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Khoong Hock Yun
Assistant Chief Executive Officer(Development),
Info-communications and Media Development Authority, Singapore

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Moderator

Hiroshi Yoshida
Counselor, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC, Japan

15:50~16:20

Lecture

 "Can A.I. Improve the Quality of Our Lives?"

Alon Halevy
CEO, Recruit Institute of Technology, Inc., USA

16:20~17:40

Session5

 "Revolutions in Robotics and Mobility"

Beginning with the increased use of autonomous driving, innovation within the field of mobility is continuing to accelerate. What kinds of business opportunities will result from upcoming changes in transportation and the growing use of robots and drones with AI? What kinds of issues does society need to tackle as a whole, such as changes to infrastructure? This session will examine and discuss a variety of advanced technologies.

Panelist

Frank Bignone
Vice President, Digital Transformation Leader Asia, Airbus Japan

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Steve Koenig
Senior Director of Market Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), USA
Tolga Kurtoglu
CEO, Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, USA
Hideaki Mukai
Representative Director and CEO, Rakuten AirMap, Inc., Japan
Tsutomu Sasaki
Executive Officer Responsible for Corporate Strategy, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan
 

Moderator

Kazuyuki Okudaira
Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.

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