SPEAKERS

Monday, May 29 [ AM ]

Lecture

トルガ・クルトグル 氏
Tolga Kurtoglu
CEO
Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Kurtoglu oversees PARC’s R&D investments for Xerox and its innovation portfolio for commercial clients and government agencies in a diverse set of focus areas and competencies, 
including human-centered innovation services, intelligent agents and systems, clean energy, smart packaging, machine learning and analytics, security and privacy, printed electronics and digital manufacturing. 

Motivated by his passion for bringing innovations to market, Dr. Kurtoglu specializes in leading cross functional teams to apply science and technology to develop creative solutions to real-world problems.

Prior to PARC, he was a researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, and a mechanical design engineer at Dell Corporation. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University -- both in Mechanical Engineering -- and bachelor’s degree in the same field from Orta Dogu Technical University (ODTU). Dr. Kurtoglu has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and papers in leading journals and conferences, received numerous awards in his field, and regularly serves in organizational leadership roles.

Lecture

吉澤 和弘 氏
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
NTT DOCOMO, Japan
Lecturer brief history

Kazuhiro Yoshizawa was named President, Chief Executive Officer of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in June 2016. Concurrently, he retains his position as a Member of the Board of Directors, which he assumed in June 2011.

Mr. Yoshizawa was a Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer,
Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and responsible for technology, devices and information strategy from June 2014. He became General Manager of the Structural Reform Office in July 2013, while concurrently serving as an Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Corporate Strategy and Planning Department, and responsible for the Mobile Society Research Institute from June 2012.

He was a General Manager of the Human Resources Management Department from June 2011. He was named a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Sales and Marketing Department II in June 2007.

Mr. Yoshizawa entered NTT Public Corporation in April 1979, after graduating from Iwate University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He was born on June 21, 1955.

Lecture

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

Steve Koenig is senior director of market research at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation.

He oversees all primary research activities; examining technology trends and their impact on consumer attitudes and behavior. He also contributes to CTA’s U.S. and global technology forecasts. He is a frequent conference speaker and contributing editor to many industry publications.

Prior to CTA, Steve held analyst positions at Comscore, NPD Group and a senior editor post at CMP Media’s former Computer Retail Week. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Texas.

Session1
"Industry 4.0 Driven by 5G Network and IoT"

Panelist
マイケル・エリクソン 氏
Mikael Eriksson
President and Representative Director
Ericsson Japan K.K.
Lecturer brief history

Mikael Eriksson is the President and Representative Director of Ericsson Japan K.K. since
August 3, 2015. He is also serving as Head of Customer Unit SoftBank as well as Head of Global Customer Unit SoftBank.

He joined Ericsson in 1998 and has been based in North East Asia since 2001. In the region, he has developed his knowledge of Asian business and has successively held a variety of leadership positions including General Manager and Head of Key Account Management for SmarTone in Hong Kong & Macau, Head of Communication services and Head of the Program Office Market Unit Greater China.

Eriksson holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (1998).

Panelist
Li Sanqi 氏
Li Sanqi
CTO of Products and Solutions,
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Li currently serves as CTO of Products and Solutions at Huawei. Prior to this, Dr. Li served as CTO at Carrier Network Business Group, IT product line and Core Network product line as well as the president of Data Center & Media Network business unit.

Before joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Li held several senior leadership roles and served as a full-tenured professor at ECE department, University of Texas, Austin in US. He co-founded high-tech companies such as GaoHong Telecommunication Technology Inc. in China (acquired by Datang Telecom Group in 2000) and Santera Systems Inc. in US (acquired by Tekelec in 2003) and also co-led and architected original spin off of Santera Softswitch to form Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel in 2004). In 2003-2007 he served as CTO at Tekelec. In his distinguished career, Dr. Li provided technical consulting services to companies like Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, KT and Samsung, and served on the advisory boards of several high-tech startups.

Dr. Li had 25 patents filed/granted and over 160 papers published in international academic archival journals and best-in-class refereed international conference proceedings. Over 20 Ph.D. students graduated under his supervision.

Panelist
Hans Thalbauer 氏
Hans Thalbauer
Senior Vice President, IoT and Digital Supply Chain
SAP, Germany
Lecturer brief history

Hans Thalbauer is globally responsible for solution management and the go-tomarket functions for SAP’s Digital Supply Chain solutions and the SAP Leonardo Internet of Things portfolio.

In this role, he is engaged in creative dialogues with businesses and operations worldwide, addressing customer needs and introducing innovative business processes, including the vision of creating a live business environment for everyone working in operations.

Hans is more than 17 years with SAP and is based out of Palo Alto, USA. He held positions in development, product and solution management and the go-tomarket organization. Hans holds a degree in Business Information Systems from the University Vienna, Austria.

パネリスト
松崎 氏
Kohsuke Matsuzaki
Representative Director
Schneider Electric Japan, Inc.
Lecturer brief history
Education:
Graduated from the Department of Synthetic Chemistry,
the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University (with a B.S. degree in Engineering) (March 1984)
Professional Career:
 
Apr. 1984
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
Jul. 2001
Moved to New York as Executive Assistant for a Senior Vice President and Group Executive of IBM Corporation (US IBM)
Jan. 2003
Manager, Storage System Product Department, IBM Japan, Ltd.
Nov. 2004
Director and Manager, Storage System Department
Apr. 2005
Director, Communications, Media and Public Service Projects
May 2006
Director, Marketing
Oct. 2008
Vice President, General Business Unit #3
Jan. 2010
Executive Vice President, General Business
Jan. 2014
Managing Director and Vice President, Enterprise Sales,
Manufacturing and Distribution Department
Nov. 2014
Joined Schneider Electric Japan Inc.
Jan. 2015
Representative Director and Vice President, IT Business

Moderator
Mr. Waichi Sekiguchi
Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer
Nikkei Inc.
Lecturer brief history

Waichi Sekiguchi is a senior staff writer for Nikkei, the largest economic daily news in Asia. He joined Nikkei in 1982 and has been covering the IT industry and cyberspace issues for over 20 years. As a Washington correspondent during the Bush and Clinton Administrations in the early 90s, Sekiguchi covered US trade and government policies. He was a Fulbright fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in the late 80s and was a chief writer for the Japan Economic Journal, a then-English edition of the Nikkei. He has been writing editorials about the Japanese IT policy for the Nikkei as an editorial writer for last 15 years. Sekiguchi served as a news commentator for a NHK World TV program "Nikkei Japan Report" in 2009-12 and as a main caster at a BS Japan program "NIKKEI × BS Live 7PM" in 2012-13. Sekiguchi graduated from Hitotsubashi University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Hosei University Business School and the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) at the International University of Japan. He also teaches at Waseda University and Meiji University as a part-time lecturer.

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Monday, May 29 [ PM ]

Lecture

ギリアン・タンズ 氏
Gillian Tans
CEO
Booking.com, Netherlands
Lecturer brief history

As Booking.com’s Chief Executive Officer, Gillian Tans is responsible for the global strategy and operations of Booking.com, including the management of all business units within
the organization. Previously, Gillian served as Booking.com’s President and Chief Operating Officer, a role she was appointed to in 2011, as well as other positions at the helm of Booking.com’s Global Sales, Operations, IT, Content and Customer Care departments. Under her leadership, Booking.com has advanced its operations and sales across more than 225 countries and territories around the world. When Gillian joined Booking.com in 2002, the company only had a small footprint in Amsterdam. During her tenure over the past 15 years, the company has expanded to more than 13,000 employees in 187 offices all over the world who serve Booking.com’s global customers and accommodation partners. Gillian is a passionate advocate for maintaining Booking.com’s entrepreneurial culture and values, as well as for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organization.

Before joining Booking.com, Gillian spent four years with the international Golden Tulip Worldwide hotel group, where she served as Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Sales. She also worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group and with a number of independent hotels.
Gillian began her career at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Hotel Management School in Middelburg, in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Dutch, German and French.

Lecture

キース・クラック 氏
Keith Krach
Chairman
DocuSign Inc., USA
Lecturer brief history

Krach is a Silicon Valley veteran, best known for being a builder of innovative high-performance companies, a disruptor of paper, and a creator of categories. Krach has led the creation of the categories of Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce, Mechanical Design Synthesis, Digital Transaction Management and is known as an early pioneer of the robotics industry.

Krach served as Chairman & CEO of DocuSign for 7 years. Under his leadership, DocuSign experienced 60x growth by building the DocuSign Global Trust Network, which includes 250,000 companies, strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, amassing over 100 million unique users in 188 countries. He drove the global expansion from 75 employees to more than 2,000 employees, including 4 acquisitions.

Krach co-founded Ariba (Nasdaq: ARBA), serving as Chairman & CEO, taking the company public, and achieving a $40B market capitalization. He was named the National Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and honored with the Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Krach started his career at General Motors and became the youngest-ever vice president. Krach earned his B.S. degree in Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from Harvard. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Purdue University.

Lecture

カール・ホフマン 氏
Carl W. Hoffman
CEO and Co-Founder
Basis Technology Corporation, USA
Lecturer brief history

Carl founded Basis Technology in 1995 in response to demand from American software companies expanding into rapidly growing markets in Asia. In 1999, Basis Technology developed the world's first text analytics platform capable of supporting Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in a single, integrated environment. Early adopters included Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Yahoo. Today, the company is applying deep learning technologies to build a comprehensive analytic suite for extracting knowledge from unstructured text in over forty human languages.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Basis Technology was recruited by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA, to deliver linguistic technology in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, and Urdu to the U.S. intelligence community. Following the terrorist attack in Boston of April 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security engaged Basis Technology to boost the accuracy of watch list screening for border control. Today, Basis Technology supports critical missions in military intelligence, national security, and law enforcement for governments around the world, including Japan.
Carl previously served as the director of business development of the Free Software Foundation (developer of the GNU/Linux operating system) and as a director of the Unicode Consortium. He is an investor in several Boston-area startups who are pioneering new applications in big data analytics, including Diffeo, Luminoso, Recorded Future, and Tamr. He is an advisor to the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and is supporting the launch of CIC Tokyo in 2020.

Session2
"New Business Created by AI and Big Data"

Panelist
チハン・ユー 氏
Chih-Han Yu
CEO and Co-Founder
Appier, Taiwan
Lecturer brief history

Chih-Han Yu is CEO and co-founder of Appier, a technology company that makes it easy for businesses to use artificial intelligence to grow and succeed in a cross screen world. Under his leadership, Appier has grown from a five person startup to a rapidly growing company with employees throughout Asia.

Yu has authored dozens of research articles in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning, and has been awarded two US patents. In 2010, Yu obtained his doctoral degree in computer science from Harvard University, where he collaborated with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School to develop self-adapting robotics systems to help polio patients walk correctly. His doctoral thesis was nominated as the best thesis of the year in the field of multi-agent AI. Prior to Harvard, Yu earned his master’s degree from Stanford University, where he participated in the school’s champion DARPA Grand Challenge development team, whose winning prototype Stanley laid the basis for Google’s self driving car project. Most recently, Yu was named a Young Global Leader for 2016 by the World Economic Forum, making Appier the only Asian AI company to make the list.

Before founding Appier, Yu founded and ran Plaxie, an independent game studio focused on developing intelligent mobile and social games.

Panelist
チハン・ユー 氏
Catherine Havasi
CEO and Co-Founder
Luminoso Technologies, USA
Lecturer brief history

Luminoso Technologies is an AI-based natural language understanding software company in Cambridge, MA. Luminoso was founded on nearly a decade of research at the​ ​MIT Media Lab​ on how NLP and machine learning could be applied to text analytics. For over 15 years she has been researching language and learning and was a research scientist in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics at the MIT Media Lab where she ran the Digital Intuition group. In the late 90s, she co-founded the Common Sense Computing Initiative, or ConceptNet, a big-data lexical resource used in over two thousand academic projects.

Panelist
大崎 真孝 氏
Masataka Osaki
Japan Country Manager
VP Corporate Sales, NVIDIA Corporation, USA
Lecturer brief history

Masataka (Masa) joined NVIDIA in 2014. As Japan Country Manager, he is responsible for establishing relationships with customers and supporting the eco-system, to expand business
in Japan.

Before joining NVIDIA, Masa spent more than 20 years at Texas Instruments Japan, with management roles in many areas such as sales, marketing, technical support, and business development.

Masa has an MBA from Tokyo Metropolitan University.

Panelist
アナンス・クリシュナン 氏
K. Ananth Krishnan
Executive Vice President and CTO
Tata Consultancy Services, India
Lecturer brief history

K. Ananth Krishnan joined Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 1988. Further to being a member of the TCS Corporate Leadership since 1999, Ananth has sat on the advisory boards of several leading software companies including Symantec, industry bodies & government committees, and also on the organising committees of many national & international conferences. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ananth was previously a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in TCS’ Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice, and then the head of the TCS Systems Management and the Systems Software Group. Today, he leads R&D and Innovation in TCS where he has pioneered the introduction of several Innovation Management concepts such as the 4E (Explore, Enable, Evangelize, Exploit) Innovation Organization Model and the TCS Co-Innovation Network (COIN™).

Ananth holds a Master of Technology in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Fergusson College, Pune.

Moderator
Keiichi Murayama
Keiichi Murayama
Commentator, Editorial Bureau
Nikkei Inc.
Lecturer brief history

Keiichi Murayama formerly served as the U.S. Silicon Valley bureau chief of Nikkei Inc., and a senior staff writer and an editorial writer of Nikkei and now a commentator of Nikkei. After earning his undergraduate degree at Tohoku University a little more than decade ago, he joined the Business News Department of Nikkei in Tokyo as a staff writer. He covered technology, medical, automotive, and financial news. After he joined the Program on US-Japan Relations of Harvard University, he went on to oversee the U.S. Silicon Valley Bureau for a few years. He's co-authored several books, including "The Nissan Revolution, The Medical Industry in a New Age", and authored "Rise and Fall of the IT Empire - Steve Jobs Revolution".

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Tuesday, May 30 [ AM ]

Lecture

田中 達也 氏
Tatsuya Tanaka
Representative Director, President
Fujitsu Limited, Japan
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth:
September 11, 1956
Education:
Bachelor of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (March, 1980)
Professional Career:
 
Apr. 1980
Joined Fujitsu Limited
Apr. 2000
Director, Industries Sales Group, Process Industries Sales & Marketing Div., Energy & Steel Industries Sales & Marketing Dept.
Apr. 2003
Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2005
Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd., Fujitsu Hong Kong Ltd.
Dec. 2009
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Industry Business Unit
Apr. 2012
Corporate Vice President
Head of Manufacturing Industry Business Unit
May. 2013
Corporate Vice President
Head of Manufacturing Industry Business Unit, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Sales Group
Apr. 2014
Corporate Senior Vice President
Head of Asia Region
Jan. 2015
Corporate Executive Officer
SEVP, Head of Asia Region
Feb. 2015
Corporate Executive Officer
SEVP
Jun. 2015
Representative Director
President, Fujitsu Limited(Present)

Lecture

新野 隆 氏
Takashi Niino
President and CEO (Representative Director)
NEC Corporation, Japan
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth:
September 8, 1954
Education:
Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University(March 1977)
Business Career:
 
April 1977
Joined NEC Corporation
April 2004
Executive General Manager, 2nd Solutions Sales Operations Unit
April 2005
Senior General Manager, 3rd Solutions Operations Unit
April 2006
Executive General Manager, Financial Solutions Operations Unit
April 2008
Senior Vice President, Executive General Manager, Financial Solutions Operations Unit
August 2008
Senior Vice President
April 2010
Executive Vice President
June 2011
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
July 2011
Executive Vice President, CSO and Member of the Board
April 2012
Senior Executive Vice President, CSO, CIO and Member of the Board (Representative Director)
April 2016
President and CEO (Representative Director)

Lecture

山田 大介 氏
Daisuke Yamada
Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Managing Executive Officer
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Japan
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth:
October 10, 1960
Education:
Graduated from The University of Tokyo B.A. in Economics(March, 1984)

Professional Experience:

Apr. 2017 - present
Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Managing Executive Officer
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Managing Executive Officer, In charge of Digital Innovation Department
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2016
Managing Executive Officer
Head of Global Products Unit, In charge of Incubation Project Team
Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global Products Unit
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2014
Managing Executive Officer,
Head of Corporate Banking Unit (Large Corporations)
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Managing Executive Officer,
Head of Corporate Banking Unit (Large Corporations)
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
July 2013
Managing Executive Officer
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
(Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. merged, and Mizuho Corporate Bank, the surviving company, changed its trade name to Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
Apr. 2013
Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2012
Executive Officer,
General Manager, Industry Research Division
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2011 - Apr. 2013
Executive Officer,
General Manager, Industry Research Division
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2009
General Manager, Industry Research Division
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 1984
Joined our company

Session3
"Digital Economy in the IoT Era"

Panelist
田邉 泰之 氏
Yasuyuki Tanabe
Country Manager
Airbnb Japan
Lecturer brief history

Responsible for Airbnb’s business in Japan, with marketing and business management experience in multiple industries including Consumer Goods, Entertainment, and Software/Online Services.

Panelist
吉田 浩一郎 氏
Koichiro Yoshida
President and CEO
CrowdWorks Inc., Japan
Lecturer brief history

Koichiro is the President and CEO of CrowdWorks. After working for Pioneer and Reed Exhibitions Japan, Koichiro joined the Japanese internet media company, Drecom as an operating officer and contributed to the listing of Drecom. After Koichiro left Drecom, he founded CrowdWorks in 2011. In December of 2014, CrowdWorks was listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market. As of March, 2017, over 1.25 million workers and 160,000 clients have registered.

In 2015, CrowdWorks received the Jury’s Special Award of “The 1st Nippon Venture Award”, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In 2016, Koichiro was inaugurated as a Director of Japan Association of New Economy. In the same year, he founded CrowdWorks Ventures and was appointed to the Board of Directors.
His writings; “Cloud Working”, “Business transformation by Crowdsourcing” etc.

Panelist
村井 説人 氏
Setsuto Murai
Country Manager
Niantic K.K., Japan
Lecturer brief history

Setsuto Murai has been the Country Manager at Niantic K.K since December 2015. As the lead representative of Niantic K.K, Niantic’s first corporate office in Japan, he leads business development in the Japanese market and the growth of Niantic’s real world games.

Prior to Niantic K.K, Murai was Head of Geo Partnerships in Google Japan and contributed to the development of Google Maps. He was also in charge of partnership business for Google Maps in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

In addition to Google Maps, he contributed to several Google Crisis Response activities as a core member of the team including recovery assistance for Japan’s Tohoku region, and also contributed to the advancement of Google Art Project as the team’s primary representative in Japan.

He started his career at NTT in 1997 and joined GMO Ad Networks as a board member in 2006 to engage in company operations. Murai graduated from Seijo University in 1997.

Moderator
Mr. Waichi Sekiguchi
Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer
Nikkei Inc.
Lecturer brief history

Waichi Sekiguchi is a senior staff writer for Nikkei, the largest economic daily news in Asia. He joined Nikkei in 1982 and has been covering the IT industry and cyberspace issues for over 20 years. As a Washington correspondent during the Bush and Clinton Administrations in the early 90s, Sekiguchi covered US trade and government policies. He was a Fulbright fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in the late 80s and was a chief writer for the Japan Economic Journal, a then-English edition of the Nikkei. He has been writing editorials about the Japanese IT policy for the Nikkei as an editorial writer for last 15 years. Sekiguchi served as a news commentator for a NHK World TV program "Nikkei Japan Report" in 2009-12 and as a main caster at a BS Japan program "NIKKEI × BS Live 7PM" in 2012-13. Sekiguchi graduated from Hitotsubashi University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Hosei University Business School and the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) at the International University of Japan. He also teaches at Waseda University and Meiji University as a part-time lecturer.

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Tuesday, May 30 [ PM ]

Session4
"Moving toward the Realization of a Data-Driven Society"

Keynote Speech
谷脇 康彦
Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Director-General, Global ICT Strategy Bureau
MIC, Japan
Lecturer brief history

Mr. YasuhikoTaniwaki joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC) in 1984. After serving as Deputy Director-General of the Information and Communications Bureau,
Mr Taniwaki was appointed as Deputy Director-General for the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) & Councilor for the Cabinet Secretariat from June 2013, during which period he played a leading role in enacting the Basic Act on Cybersecurity and promoted cybersecurity policies in line with the government’s cybersecurity strategy. He has been in his current appointment since June 2016.

Panelist
徳田 英幸 氏
Hideyuki Tokuda
President
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Lecturer brief history

Hideyuki Tokuda is President of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. He obtained his B.S. (1975), M.S. (1977) from Keio University and Ph.D. (Computer Science) (1983) from University of Waterloo, Canada, respectively.

After he completed Ph.D., he joined School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University and worked on distributed real-time operating systems such as Real-Time Mach, the ARTS Kernel.
In 1990, he came back to Keio University.  His research and teaching interests include Ubiquitous Computing Systems, OS, Sensor Networks, IoT/IoE, Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Cities.  He has created many ubiquitous computing platforms such as Smart Space Lab., Smart Furniture, uPhoto, uTexture and uPlatea. Because of his research contribution, he was awarded Motorola Foundation Award, IBM Faculty Award, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Award in Japan.

He is a member of Science Council of Japan, a vice president of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), IPSJ Fellow, JSSST (Japan Society for Software Science and Technology) Fellow, and a member of ACM, IEEE, IPSJ, IEICE and JSSST.

Panelist
クリス・グリア 氏
Chris Greer
Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems,
Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Lecturer brief history

Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His responsibilities include promoting the emergence of a globally interoperable Internet of Things and coordinating the development of a framework for smart grid interoperability. Prior to joining NIST, Chris served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access. He has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government.

Panelist
レオニダス・カラピペリス 氏
Leonidas Karapiperis
Minister-Counsellor, Head of Science and Technology Section
Delegation of the European Union to Japan, EU
Lecturer brief history

Leonidas Karapiperis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1952. He holds a B.Sc. in mathematical physics from Sussex University, U.K., and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University, U.S.A.

After seven years as researcher at Thomson-CSF, France, he joined the European Commission’s information technology ESPRIT programme in 1988, and in 1993 moved to the Directorate-General for Research to work on international S&T relations.

From 1995-1999, he was at the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan as Press and Cultural Counsellor.

From 1999-2014, he served as the Advisor at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and has worked on the development of successive Research Framework Programmes, the coordination with European intergovernmental research organisations, international cooperation, and the development of new initiatives in the context of the European Research Area. He has represented the European Commission on the CERN Council and the OECD Global Science Forum.

In September 2014, he assumed his current post as the Minister-Counsellor and Head of Science and Technology Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan.

Panelist
クーン・ホックユン 氏
Khoong Hock Yun
Assistant Chief Executive Officer(Development)
Info-communications and Media Development Authority, Singapore
Lecturer brief history

Mr. Khoong is the Assistant Chief Executive (Development) of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). IMDA was formally established on 1 October 2016, and is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information in Singapore. In his position, Mr. Khoong holds leadership responsibility for IMDA’s industry development thrust, with specific focus on ICM talent and enterprise promotion & development as well as communications infrastructure development. This includes the nurturing of local enterprises, guiding national cross-sectoral programmes and strategic planning of manpower and skills required in ICM.
Part of IMDA’s executive committee, Mr. Khoong is an industry veteran with more than 30years of experience in the technology sector, with a rich balance of industry and government expertise. He brings along strong cross-cultural management experience, directly managing global operations in Singapore, Europe and USA.
Mr. Khoong joined IMDA’s predecessor agency, the Infocomm Development Authority’s (IDA) in 2000. At IDA, Mr. Khoong led the first-of-its-kind Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN) initiative. It is a world leading nationwide “fibre-to-the-home” programme that has been successfully deployed to homes and businesses.
Other transformational initiatives led by Mr. Khoong include Wireless@SG (the world’s largest authenticated, federated and nation-wide free WiFi service), National Cloud Computing Office, the Singapore Internet Exchange, Singapore’s first Data Centre Park, and Singapore’s first cloud-based infrastructure implementation for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

Moderator
吉田 博史
Hiroshi Yoshida
Counselor, Global ICT Strategy Bureau
MIC, Japan
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth:
November 3, 1963

Career:

1987
Joined Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
2007
Director, Terrestrial Broadcasting Division,
Information and Communications Policy Bureau, MIC
2008
Director, Terrestrial Broadcasting Division,
Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
2012
Director, Telecommunications Policy Division,
Telecommunications Business Department
2015
Counselor, Minister’s Secretariat, MIC
2016
Counselor, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC (Present)

Lecture

アロン・ハレヴィ 氏
Alon Halevy
CEO
Recruit Institute of Technology, Inc., USA
Lecturer brief history

Alon is CEO of Recruit Institute of Technology Inc. He is a computer scientist, entrepreneur and educator. Prior to RIT, Alon led the Structured Data Research Group at Google for 10 years. Before Google, he was a professor of computer science at the University of Washington. Alon is a founder Nimble Technology, Inc and Transformatic, Inc., which was acquired by Google.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993. Alon is the author of two books: "The Infinite Emotions of Coffee" and "Principles of Data Integration."

Session5
 " Revolutions in Robotics and Mobility "

Panelist
Frank Bignone
Frank Bignone
Vice President, Digital Transformation Leader Asia
Airbus Japan
Lecturer brief history

Frank Bignone is the Digital Transformation Leader for the Asia Pacific Region at Airbus and leads the company’s efforts to transform its businesses to embrace the accelerating pace of technological and business model evolution required in the era of digitization.
Prior to the role, he served as the VIP Customer Care Senior Manager for Airbus Defense and Space, Product Line Sales Director - GeoSpatial Processing Systems and Asia / Pacific Business Development Senior Manager at Astrium Geo-Information Services, Asia / Pacific Operation Manager at EADS Astrium, and R&D Deputy Director at ISTAR (EADS Astrium Group).
Bignone obtained his bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics at University of Nice, and his master’s degree in Computer Vision & Optronics & Artificial Intelligence at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Panelist
Steve Koenig
Steve Koenig
Senior Director of Market Research
Consumer Technology Association (CTA), USA
Lecturer brief history

Steve Koenig is senior director of market research at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation.

He oversees all primary research activities; examining technology trends and their impact on consumer attitudes and behavior. He also contributes to CTA’s U.S. and global technology forecasts. He is a frequent conference speaker and contributing editor to many industry publications.

Prior to CTA, Steve held analyst positions at Comscore, NPD Group and a senior editor post at CMP Media’s former Computer Retail Week. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Texas.

Panelist
トルガ・クルトグル 氏
Tolga Kurtoglu
CEO
Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Kurtoglu oversees PARC’s R&D investments for Xerox and its innovation portfolio for commercial clients and government agencies in a diverse set of focus areas and competencies, 
including human-centered innovation services, intelligent agents and systems, clean energy, smart packaging, machine learning and analytics, security and privacy, printed electronics and digital manufacturing. 

Motivated by his passion for bringing innovations to market, Dr. Kurtoglu specializes in leading cross functional teams to apply science and technology to develop creative solutions to real-world problems.

Prior to PARC, he was a researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, and a mechanical design engineer at Dell Corporation. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University -- both in Mechanical Engineering -- and bachelor’s degree in the same field from Orta Dogu Technical University (ODTU). Dr. Kurtoglu has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and papers in leading journals and conferences, received numerous awards in his field, and regularly serves in organizational leadership roles.

Panelist
向井 秀明 氏
Hideaki Mukai

Representative Director and CEO, Rakuten AirMap, Inc., Japan

General Manager, Business Planning Department, New Service Development
Company and Senior Manager, Drone Project Promotion Section, Rakuten, Inc.

Lecturer brief history

Hideaki Mukai is Representative Director and CEO at Rakuten AirMap, Inc., a joint venture between Rakuten, Inc. and AirMap founded in March 2017 to provide UTM (unmanned traffic management) solutions in Japan. As general manager of the Business Planning Department of Rakuten’s New Service Development Company, Mukai also oversees the development of new services within Rakuten, and leads the Sora Raku Rakuten Drone Delivery service.
Mukai started his career as a race car designer, and after a stint at a foreign IT venture, Mukai entered Rakuten in 2012. After holding positions in the Corporate Planning Office and Business Department of Rakuten Ichiba, Japan’s largest internet shopping mall, Mukai joined Rakuten Ichiba’s Product Management Group and was engaged in the development of the company’s global e-commerce platform. In 2014, Mukai joined the New Service Development Team where he was involved in the launch of a number of new services.
Mukai has an MBA from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Panelist
Tsutomu Sasaki
Tsutomu Sasaki
Executive Officer Responsible for Corporate Strategy
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth:
November 13, 1964

Career:

Apr. 1987
Joined Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2004
General Manager of Corporate Planning Department,
Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2005
General Manager of TA-Q-BIN Department, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2009
General Manager of Global Sales Department
Apr. 2011
General Manager of Sales Strategy Department
Apr. 2013
Representative Director and President,
Yamato Multi-Maintenance Solutions Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2017
Executive Officer Responsible for Corporate Strategy,
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
(current)

Moderator
Kazuyuki Okudaira
Kazuyuki Okudaira
Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer
Nikkei Inc.
Lecturer brief history

Kazuyuki Okudaira is a senior staff writer and editorial writer for Nikkei, the largest economic daily news in Asia. After graduating from University of Tokyo in 1999, he joined Nikkei as a staff writer for the Business News Department. More than a decade, he has covered industries including consumer products, electronics, automotive, telecommunications etc. both in Tokyo and Nagoya. From 2010 to 2014 he covered IT industry and startups as a correspondent and a bureau chief in Silicon Valley.

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