SPEAKERS

Monday, June 4 [ AM ]

Lecture "Government and Society in Generation AI"

Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock (video message)
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK
Lecturer brief history

Matt Hancock MP was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 8 January 2018. He was previously Minister of State for Digital from July 2016 to January 2018.

Matt Hancock is the MP for West Suffolk, having been elected in the 2010 general election. From 2010 Matt served as a backbencher on the Public Accounts Committee and the Standards & Privileges Committee. Matt entered government in September 2012 and has served in a number of Ministerial Roles, including for skills and business, and as Paymaster General. He oversaw the expansion of apprenticeships, and championed the digital transformation of government.

Since July 2016 he has served at DCMS as Minister of State for Digital and is responsible for broadband, broadcasting, creative industries, cyber and the tech industry.

Before entering politics, Matt worked for his family business, as an economist at the Bank of England, and as Chief of Staff to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Matt is married to Martha and has three young children. He is the first MP in modern times to win a horse race, having raced to victory at the Newmarket July Course in August 2012. He is an avid cricketer and plays for the Lords & Commons Cricket team. Matthew once played the most northerly game of cricket on record, and succumbed to frostbite en route to the Pole. He retains all his fingers.

Lecture "An Exponential Mindset in an Age of Rapidly Accelerating Technologies"

Jonathan Knowles
Jonathan Knowles
Distinguished Fellow,
Singularity University, USA
Lecturer brief history

Jonathan explores the dynamics of large-scale, long term change with a focus on beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of applied innovation. Jonathan is a founding faculty member of Singularity University and is the former Head of Faculty. He currently serves as the Distinguished Fellow for Science, Technology, Innovation, and Exploration at Singularity University.

Jonathan currently serves as the Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue—The Sylvia Earle Alliance; Advisor to Schmidt Marine Technology Partners—a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation; Ideation Director at the NASA Frontier Development Lab; and the Exploration Officer for the California Coastal Exploration Academy vessel E/V Discovery. He sits on the boards of, and as an advisor to, several ocean, space, technology, learning, and exploration start-up and nonprofit organizations. With over 20 years in Silicon Valley in leadership positions at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk, Jonathan is a creative thinker and respected thought leader on future trends, long-range vision, and creating a preferred future. He advises start-ups, business leaders, government officials, and academics around the world.

A popular speaker and moderator in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes to executive roundtables and workshops, Jonathan is passionate about helping others understand, make sense of, and put to good use rapidly advancing technologies and the mindset necessary to apply them for the benefit of everyone. Jonathan covers topics from technology trends, entrepreneurship and open innovation, to creating a preferred future, and more.

Lecture "Digital Platform Roadmap and Predictions"

Peter Sondergaard
Peter Sondergaard
Executive Vice President, Research and Advisory,
Gartner, USA
Lecturer brief history

Peter Sondergaard is an Executive Vice President and Member of Gartner' s Operating Committee. He leads the company' s Research & Advisory organization, which addresses the mission-critical priorities of the CEO and every functional leader in the enterprise.

Mr. Sondergaard' s organization, including 2,000+ research analysts and advisors with deep expertise in IT, Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, Finance, Sales and Legal, serves clients in more than 15,000 enterprises in 100 countries worldwide.

Mr. Sondergaard is a sought-after keynote speaker and industry thought-leader, quoted frequently in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist and CNBC. Topics range from the evolution of digital business to the disruption of new operating models and their implications on corporate performance.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Sondergaard led Gartner Research in EMEA following roles of increasing seniority at International Data Corporation and Scandinavian Airlines System.

Lecture "Hitachi Social Innovation: Creating Better Lives for People"

Toshiaki Higashihara
Toshiaki Higashihara
Director, Representative Executive Officer,
President and CEO,
Hitachi
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth : February 16, 1955

[ Education ]
 
Sep. 1990
Master of Science in Computer Science, Boston University
Mar. 1977
Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima University
[ Business Experience ]
 
Apr. 1977
Joined Hitachi, Ltd
Apr. 1999
Senior Manager of Transportation Systems Design Department,
Omika Industrial Systems Division, Power & Industrial System Group
Aug. 2000
Senior Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Design Department, Information & Control Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group
Oct. 2001
General Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Division, Information & Control Systems Division, System Solutions Group
Apr. 2004
General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division,
Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
Jan. 2006
Corporate Officer, General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
Apr. 2006
Corporate Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
Apr. 2007
Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Power Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd
Apr. 2008
President of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH
Apr. 2010
Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
Jun. 2010
President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
Apr. 2011
Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business of Hitachi, Ltd.
 
President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
Apr. 2012
Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group, General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division
Apr. 2013
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
Apr. 2014
Representative Executive Officer, President & COO
Jun. 2014
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & COO
Apr. 2016
Director, Representative Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd.

Session1 "Digital Revolution Being Driven by AI and Big Data"

Panelist
Gakuse Hoshina
Gakuse Hoshina
Managing Director,
Accenture
Lecturer brief history

Gakuse Hoshina, Ph.D., is a Managing Director of Accenture Digital specializing in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

He is in charge of developing and delivering Accenture Japan’s analytics solutions, including Accenture Fulfillment Service (demand forecasting), Accenture Recommend Service (recommendation engine) among many more. He has worked with Japan’s mega telecoms, large consumer electronics retailers and major apparel businesses to help transform them to the digital generation. Recent accomplishments include development and delivery of cognitive AI services.

Hoshina is also responsible for leading the Accenture Innovation Hub Tokyo (AIT), a digital technology showcase and innovative “hub” to connect enterprises, start ups and ecosystem partners to foster innovation and help ideate and create new digital services/businesses.

A recognized data scientist and thought leader in the field of AI, Hoshina has contributed many articles and given lectures in academic and business communities. He is also an active leader of discovering and nurturing new technologies and start ups.

He is the co-author of published books “Accenture Analytics” and “Intro to Data Science and Practical Statistics for Business” by Nikkei BP.

Panelist
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Director and CEO,
Internet Research Institute
Lecturer brief history
Year of Birth : 1954

[ Education ]
 
Mar. 1977
Graduated from the College of Science of Kyoto University (Department of Astronomy)
Jan. 1996
Obtained Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of Tokyo
[ Business Career ]
 
Apr. 1977
Entered IBM Japan, Ltd.
Dec. 1977
Entered Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
Feb. 1985
Entered ASCII Corporation
Feb. 1987
Transferred to Graphics Communication Technologies Inc. Appointed as Executive Director and General Manager of Research and Development Division
Sep. 1988
Appointed as a Visiting Research Scientist of Bell Communications
Research (Bellcore) of the U. S
Mar. 1993
Transferred to Graphics Communication Laboratories Inc. Appointed as a Executive Director and General Manager of Research and Development Division
Jun. 1993
Appointed as a Director of ASCII Corporation
Dec. 1996
Established Internet Research Institute, Inc.
Director and CEO (present post)
Apr. 2012
Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Representative Director, Broadband Tower, Inc. (present post)
Oct. 2017
President, Chief Executive Officer, IoT square, Inc. (present post)
[ Teaching ]
 
1996-99
Guest Professor at Keio University (Science and Technologies)
2006-09
Guest Professor at The University of Tokyo (Mathematical Science)
2009-10
Visiting Professor at Aoyama Business School
2010
Current Vice President, Professor at SBI Business School
2011
Current Visiting Professor at Keio University (Environment and Information Studies)
2012
Current Visiting Professor at Kyoto University (Space Research Unit)
[ Official Post (Current position) ]
President of Internet Association Japan (IAjapan)

Panelist
Masashi Sugiyama
Masashi Sugiyama
Director,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Lecturer brief history

Masashi Sugiyama obtained the PhD degree in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001. After experiencing Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, he has been Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2014.
From 2016, he has been concurrently appointed as Director of RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project. His research interests include theory, algorithms, and real-world applications of machine learning.

Panelist
Shigeru Saito
Shigeru Saito
President, CEO and CDO,
SIGNATE
Lecturer brief history
[ Education ]
2001
Graduated the master's program at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
2011
Earned a doctoral degree in Systems Life Sciences at the Kyushu University
[ Business Career ]
He has developed his career in data analysis, collaborative research, and consultation in a variety of industries, mainly in Bio and Healthcare.

Feb. 2013
Started the first online data analysis competition service in Japan
Dec. 2013
Established Research & Development branch for studies in Data Science, named "Data Science Lab," of OPT Inc.
Apr. 2018
Founded SIGNATE Inc. and was inaugurated as CEO/CDO
He has been engaged in holding the online AI development and Data Analysis competitions at SIGNATE.

Visiting Professor of Center for AI Research at University of Tsukuba
Visiting Researcher at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
Visiting Researcher at National Cancer Research Institute

Moderator
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, June 4 [ PM ]

Lecture "Digital Inclusion - Digital Creates a Brighter Future for All -"

Takashi Niino
Takashi Niino
President and CEO,
NEC
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth : September 8, 1954

[ Education ]
 
Mar. 1977
Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
[ Business Career ]
 
Apr. 1977
Joined NEC Corporation
Apr. 2004
Executive General Manager, 2nd Solutions Sales Operations Unit
Apr. 2005
Senior General Manager, 3rd Solutions Operations Unit
Apr. 2006
Executive General Manager, Financial Solutions Operations Unit
Apr. 2008
Senior Vice President, Executive General Manager, Financial Solutions Operations Unit
Aug. 2008
Senior Vice President
Apr. 2010
Executive Vice President
Jun. 2011
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Jul. 2011
Executive Vice President, CSO and Member of the Board
Apr. 2012
Senior Executive Vice President, CSO, CIO and Member of the Board (Representative Director)
Apr. 2016
President and CEO (Representative Director)

Lecture "Human Centric Innovation : Co-creation for Success"

Tatsuya Tanaka
Tatsuya Tanaka
Representative Director, President,
Fujitsu
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth : September 11, 1956

[ Education ]
 
Mar. 1980
Bachelor of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
[ 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, 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
[ Awards and Citations ]
Chevalier, The Legion of Honour, France, 2018
(L'ordre national de la Légion d'honneur)

Lecture "For a Richer Future with “5G”-Combining Network with Services-"

Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
President and CEO,
NTT DOCOMO
Lecturer brief history
Date of Birth : June 21, 1955

Apr. 1979
Entered NTT Public Corporation
Jun. 2007
Senior Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Sales and Marketing Department II of NTT DOCOMO
Jun. 2011
Senior Vice President, General Manager of Human Resources Management Department of the Company
Jun. 2012
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Planning Department, Responsible for Mobile Society Research Institute of the Company
Jul. 2013
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Planning Department, General Manager of Structural Reform Office, Responsible for Mobile Society Research Institute of the Company
Jun. 2014
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Responsible for Technology, Devices and Information Strategy of the Company
Jun. 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company

Lecture "Entering the Age of Intelligent Connectivity"

Mats Granryd
Mats Granryd
Director General,
GSMA
Lecturer brief history

Mats Granryd is Director General of the GSMA and a Member of its Board. In this role, he leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events.

Mats is a strong proponent of sustainability and led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to broadly commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016. He is now spearheading initiatives to amplify and accelerate the mobile industry' s impact on all 17 of the SDGs, across both developed and developing markets.

Mats serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which is focused on leveraging ICT and broadband-based technologies for sustainable development. Within the Commission, he chairs the Working Group on Digital Gender Divide to address the digital gender divide and foster the equal inclusion of women and girls in broadband access and use. Mats is a Commissioner on the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, working with CEOs across many industries to make a powerful business case for achieving a sustainable, inclusive economy. He has also joined the The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Mats brings to the GSMA a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the highly dynamic mobile industry. Prior to joining the GSMA in 2016, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2, one of Europe' s fastest-growing telecom operators with more than 16 million customers across nine countries.

Previously, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson, most recently as Head of Northern Europe and Central Asia. While at Ericsson, he also led the North West Europe, India, CDMA and North Africa units, as well as the global customer accounts for Vodafone and Bharti.

Mats holds a M.Sc. from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Session2 "New Businesses Created by 5G and IoT"

Panelist
John Harrington
John Harrington
CEO and President,
Nokia Japan
Lecturer brief history

John Harrington joined Nokia Japan as Chief Executive Officer and President on January 1, 2018. Before that, he served as Vice President in charge of AT&T Wireless account since 2013. John started his career with Motorola as a system engineer for GSM/CDMA deployment in Europe (1990-2001) and then held several management and sales positions within Alcatel-Lucent (2001-2013) in UK and US.

John has more than 25 years of technical sales, customer relationship management and business development experience in the telecommunications industry spanning Europe and North America.

Born in England in 1969. John enjoys playing golf and tennis and is a keen follower of English Premier league soccer. John' s motto is “he who dares, wins”.

Panelist
Jim Cathey
Jim Cathey
Senior Vice President, President of Asia Pacific and India,
Qualcomm Technologies, USA
Lecturer brief history

James Cathey is Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Qualcomm’s businesses in Asia Pacific and India. In this role, Cathey is responsible for leading all business and operations functions for Qualcomm in these regions.

Prior to his current role, Cathey was country manager in Taiwan where he was responsible for leading the global business development of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT) stationed in Taiwan, including product management, applications engineering, technical product marketing, and marketing communications.

Before joining Qualcomm, Cathey served as a senior executive at Micron Technology and MicroDisplay, as well as the head of Investor Relations for PixTech. He also has provided strategic business consulting services to companies such as DuPont Display, DuPont PhotoMask and Applied Materials.

Cathey holds twelve patents and is a member of the Society for Information Display (SID) and sits on the Advisory Board for Startup Labs Taiwan. Cathey earned a bachelor's of business administration in marketing from Boise State University.

Panelist
Ken Tamagawa
Ken Tamagawa
CEO and Founder,
SORACOM
Lecturer brief history

Ken Tamagawa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SORACOM. Prior to founding SORACOM, he was a technical evangelist of Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading the Japan team of Solutions Architects, Trainers, and Professional Services Consultants.

Carnegie Mellon University, MBA & MSE dual master
University of Tokyo, Master of Mechano-Informatics

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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Tuesday, June 5 [ AM ]

Lecture "The Rise of 3rd Platform and Its Impact on Digital Transformation"

Crawford Del Prete
Crawford Del Prete
Executive Vice President,
Worldwide Research Products and Chief Research Officer,
IDC, USA
Lecturer brief history

Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer, manages IDC' s WW research and consulting businesses. This includes IDC' s Enterprise Computing, Storage, Networking, Integration, Development and Application Software, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Personal Computing, Mobility, Consumer, Digital Marketplace, SMB, Vertical Markets, Consulting and WW Tracker research practices. Mr. Del Prete is also responsible for IDC' s Industry Insights Companies, which specifically target the needs of end users in six vertical segments. Mr. Del Prete serves on the operating review boards of PC World and Macworld.

Mr. Del Prete is a leading authority on the IT industry and has completed extensive research on the structure and evolution of the information technology industry. In 2001, Mr. Del Prete forged IDC' s partnership with Innosight, the consultancy founded by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen. Together, the companies have created a body of work to understand and predict trends in disruptive innovation. Mr. Del Prete also serves as IDC' s lead analyst covering Hewlett Packard.

Mr. Del Prete joined IDC in 1989. At that time he initiated coverage of the Winchester Disk Drive market, and was a founder of IDC' s European and Asia Pacific storage research programs. In 1997, Mr. Del Prete founded IDC' s coverage of the Semiconductor marketplace. In 1995, Mr. Del Prete was honored with IDC' s James Peacock award for research excellence, IDC' s highest honor. That same year he was voted "most valuable" storage analyst by an outside panel of his peers from the International Disk Equipment Manufacturers Association. Mr. Del Prete is a member of the United States Computer History Museum Storage Committee.

Prior to IDC, Mr. Del Prete worked in marketing at Installed Technology International. Before this, he was with Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis in New York in the government securities and commercial lending sectors. Mr. Del Prete holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and in 2012 was named a Distinguished Alumni of the University, the highest award given to graduates.

Lecture "Designing a More Enlightened Way of Working"

Drew Houston
Drew Houston
Co-Founder and CEO,
Dropbox, USA
Lecturer brief history

Drew Houston is Co-Founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company' s growth from a simple idea to a service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Drew received his bachelor' s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, he turned his frustration with carrying USB drives and emailing files to himself into a demo for what became Dropbox. A decade later, Dropbox has more than 500 million registered users, including 11 million paying subscribers, and employs 2,000 people across 12 global offices.

Lecture "Knowledge Sharing and AI"

Adam D' Angelo
Adam D'Angelo
Founder and CEO,
Quora, USA
Lecturer brief history

Adam D'Angelo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Quora, the platform that empowers people to share and grow the world' s knowledge. Since 2009, Quora has grown to serve more than 200 million monthly unique visitors from around the world.

Adam previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, where he oversaw new product development and managed the engineering team. In addition, he guided the site' s architecture and infrastructure and started the company' s growth team. Prior to serving as CTO, he led the Facebook Platform team and, as an engineer, built the initial infrastructure for news feed and the first generation of the company's advertising targeting and delivery systems.

Adam holds a Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology.

Lecture "Improving Global Competitiveness as a Data-Driven Organization"

Chris Harrington
Chris Harrington
President and Member of the Board,
Domo, USA
Lecturer brief history

Chris joined Domo in 2012 as Company President and as a Member of the Board of Directors to help orchestrate and accelerate the company's growth.
He has more than 25 years sales experience, building his early career at DIRECTV and Computer Associates. Chris was later recruited to Omniture where he served as president of worldwide sales and client services. In that position, he had full responsibility for all customer-facing and revenue-generating activities throughout the company. Following Omniture's 2009 acquisition by Adobe, Chris led all enterprise sales for the Americas. In addition to Domo, Chris serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Spredfast.

Session3 "Spirited Entrepreneurs Challenging the Singularity"

Panelist
Kazuki Ohta
Kazuki Ohta
Chief Technology Officer (CTO),
Treasure Data, USA
Lecturer brief history

Kazuki Ohta co-founded Treasure Data, Inc. in 2011 together with the CEO, Mr. Yoshikawa and the Software Architect, Mr. Furuhashi and serves as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has been leading the development of Treasure Data’s road map as a provider of data management solutions and customer data platforms in order to contribute to the realization of digital transformations in enterprises.
Prior to starting his career in Treasure Data, Ohta co-founded the enterprise search engine company, Preferred Infrastructure, Inc. when he was a student of the Department of Information Science, The University of Tokyo where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for 6 years. Ohta, co-founded the world's largest Hadoop User Group in 2009 and has made numerous contributions to develop the communities in the area of open source software as an advocate.

Ohta received the Incentive Award, School of Science, The University of Tokyo in 2008.

He has been actively working for writing activities including a “Primer on Hadoop” and gives lectures about open source software and Hadoop.

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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Tuesday, June 5 [ PM ]

Session4 "Dealing With Issues Related to AI Networking"

Keynote
Fumiaki Kobayashi
Fumiaki Kobayashi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
Lecturer brief history

Date of Birth : April 8, 1983
Place of Birth:Hiroshima, Japan

[ Education ]
 
Mar. 2007
Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Technology,
Sophia University

[ Career ]
 
Apr. 2007
Entered NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Dec. 2012
Elected for the first time as a member of the House of Representatives (HR) (the 46th General Election)
Jan. 2013
Member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications, HR
Member of the Committee on Environment, HR
Member of the Special Committee on Promotion of Science and Technology, and Innovation, HR
Dec. 2014
Elected to the HR (47th General Election)
Jan. 2015
Member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications, HR
Member of the Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HR
Member of the Special Committee on Consumer Affairs, HR
Aug. 2017
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
(The Third Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet)
Oct. 2017
Elected to the HR (48th General Election)
Nov. 2017
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
(The Fourth Abe Cabinet)(Present post)

Panelist
Marc Duranton
Marc Duranton
CEA fellow,
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Marc Duranton is a member of the Research and Technology Department of CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) where he is involved in realizations for Deep Learning and on Cyber Physical Systems. He previously spent more than 23 years in Philips and Philips Semiconductors where he led the development of the family of L-Neuro chips, digital processors using artificial neural networks techniques. They were used in various domains such as factory automation,
high-energy physics, medical and were embedded in a satellite. He also worked on several video coprocessors for the VLIW processor TriMedia and for various Nexperia platforms.
In NXP Semiconductors, he was in charge of Ne-XVP project that targeted the design of the hardware and software of a multi-core processor for real-time applications and for consumer video processing.

His interests include Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and emerging paradigms for computing systems, embedded systems, (Cognitive) Cyber Physical Systems, parallel architectures for high performance and real-time processing, models of computation and communication with time guaranties. He has published more than 35 patents and several book chapters. He is a member of the College of Ethics of CEA on "Moral issues in automatic decision-making processes".
He is in charge of the roadmap activity of HiPEAC on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, freely available at http://www.hipeac.net/roadmap and
co-organized several workshops on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, especially in link
with Japan.

Panelist
Georg Borges
Georg Borges
Managing Director, Institute of Legal Informatics,
Saarland University, Germany
Lecturer brief history

Georg Borges is a Professor of Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law and Legal Theory and is the Managing Director of the Institute of Legal Informatics at
the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Georg Borges studied law at the University of Frankfurt/Main, the University of Geneva and
the University of Bonn and also studied economics at the Fernuniversität Hagen. During his studies, he worked for a Tax Law Firm and achieved the status of tax law assistant.
After graduation, Georg Borges worked both as an attorney in an international law firm and as a researcher at the University of Cologne before he was promoted to the position of professor in 2004. From 2004 to 2014, he was Professor of Law at the Ruhr-University Bochum. In addition, he also sat as a judge at the State Court of Appeals, Hamm Circuit.

As an expert on Business Law with a focus on IT Law, Prof. Borges has authored several studies and statements for German as well as European Institutions. His current research focuses on autonomous systems, the internet of things, cloud computing and German and European Data Protection Law.

Panelist
Eng Keong Lua
Eng Keong Lua
Director,
Intelligent Computing Laboratory,
Info-communications and Media Development Authority, Singapore
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Eng Keong Lua is the Director, Intelligent Computing Labs in the Technology & Infrastructure Group of Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore. He has been in global Info-communication leadership and Deep Technology innovation for over 25 years with proven extensive experience spanning from future-proof strategy implementation, product development and engineering to business commercialisation on Future Intelligent Systems and Secured Distributed Networking – Artificial Intelligence Analytics and Cyber Security. He was the Chief Technology Officer of the I Squared Capital – US private equity firm focussing on global technology and infrastructure investment. Notably, his R&D track records and international industry experience include NEC Laboratories (Japan/Singapore), NTT Laboratories (Japan), Carnegie Mellon University – CyLab (Cybersecurity Lab) Centre of Excellence (Japan/USA/
Australia), Microsoft Research (UK/USA), Intel Research (UK/USA), Hewlett-Packard Consulting (USA/Singapore). He invented 7 Intellectual Property patents granted at NTT Laboratories which were translated into products and services in global business and published numerous research scientific papers with Google Scholar Citation index about 3000 totalled as of 2018.
Dr. Lua holds Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge (UK), supported by Microsoft Research Fellowship (USA/UK) and UK EPSRC e-Science Cambridge-MIT Research Grant, and M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications with Distinction from the University College London (UK), sponsored by Singapore MOE Postgraduate Scholarship.
He was the inaugural recipient of prestigious 2003 Australia-Asia awards, presented by the Australian government to promising Asian Scholars and Leaders for scholarly activities and collaboration exchange.
In 2008, he co-authored a graduate-level book on "Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications" published by Morgan Kauffman.

Moderator
Takuo Imagawa
Takuo Imagawa
Director,
ICT Strategy Policy Division, Information and Communications Bureau,
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Imagawa, born in Shizuoka prefecture, is currently the Director of the ICT Strategy Policy Division, MIC. Prior to his current position, he has experienced the Director of the Advanced Information Systems and Software Division, Director of the Regional Communications Development Division, Senior Planning Officer of the Terrestrial Broadcasting Division, Director of the Economic Research Office, and the Associate Professor of the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
Dr. Imagawa entered the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT, currently MIC) in 1990. He got his Doctorate Degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in information economics, industrial organization, urban economics, etc.
He has also written a numbers of books and theses.

Session5 20th Anniversary Session of Global Digital Summit:
 "Cyber Warfare and Global Collaboration"

Panelist
Hiroshi Ito
Hiroshi Ito
Former Deputy Director-General for Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Minister's Secretariat,
METI
Lecturer brief history

In March of 1980, Hiroshi Ito completed the master's degree course of the Graduate School of Keio University.

In April of 1980, he joined Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), where he served as a member of staff, a commander of the unit related to technology, information and systems etc. He was the very first Commanding Officer (Colonel) of System Protection Unit, which was the first unit for cyberwarfare of JGSDF.

After the retirement from JGSDF, Dr. Ito served in the private sector, as a Principal Analyst of Symantec Japan, Inc., an Executive Director and Director of Cyber Grid Japan National Security Laboratory, LAC Co., Ltd. etc.

From May of 2016 to May of 2018, He served as Deputy Director-General for Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Minister's Secretariat, METI.

Up to now Dr. Ito released several books on cyberwarfare and cyber intelligence.

Panelist
Toshinori Kajiura
Toshinori Kajiura
Chair, Cyber Security Working Group,
Committee on Information and Telecommunication Policy,
KEIDANREN
Lecturer brief history

Currently Acting Chair, Sub-Committee, Information & Telecommunication Policy, KEIDANREN (Japanese Business Federation) and the Senior Researcher of HITACHI Group, Toshinori Kajiura joined HITACHI as computer scientist and experienced R&D, marketing, business planning etc. around ICT business. He worked to create new technology, new economy and new regulation for ICT utilization. He worked on a business incubation division as a manager through 2005-2012.

He worked on policy meetings of KEIDANREN and cooperated with IT strategy of Japanese government in Koizumi & Asoh cabinets. Now he has a responsibility of proposal about Internet economy and Cyber security as a chair of working group. He is a regular member of international ICT conferences, for example US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue and EU-Japan ICT Work Shop through 2012.

At 2014, he adjusted as a document "US-Japan Internet Economy Private Working Group Joint Statement: A Call to Facilitate the Greater Flow and Utilization of Global Data".

He also joined to IPA (Information technology Promotion Agency) as senior researcher at 2017. And he started new Think-Tank called “Japan Cyber-security Innovation Committee” as President.

Panelist
Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Director-General for Information Security,
MIC
Lecturer brief history

Mr. Yasuhiko Taniwaki joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs and 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) and Councilor for the Cabinet Secretariat from June 2013, during this 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. Since serving as Director-General of the Global ICT Strategy Bureau, he has been in his current position since July 2017.

Panelist
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance,
Keio University
Lecturer brief history

Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya is professor of Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance and deputy director of Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) in Japan. He is also serving as a visiting scholar at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) of International University of Japan, and Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE).
He contributed to drawing up of “Cyber Security Strategy” of the Japanese government in June 2013 as an expert member of the Information Security Policy Council. He authored Intelligence and National Security (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2007, in Japanese), Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2012, in Japanese), Cyber Security and International Relations (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015, in Japanese) and co-authored Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012) and 20 other books.
He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University.

Panelist
Ikuo Misumi
Ikuo Misumi
Deputy Director-General,
National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity
Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
Lecturer brief history

Starting as an officer at the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI; currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI), Dr. Misumi has long served in the Government of Japan, especially in the fields of security export control and cybersecurity policy. Most recently, he has served in the NISC since 2012 and was in charge of a number of important tasks, including the thorough revision of the“Management Standards for Information Security Measures for the Central Government Computer Systems,” the establishment of the Basic Act on Cybersecurity of 2014 and its amendment in 2016, and the formation of the Cybersecurity Strategy (2015). Currently, he serves as Deputy Director-General and oversees the entire staff and operations of the NISC.

In the early stage of his career, he engaged in the international negotiation for the preparation of the Wassenaar Arangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies as a government expert in the mid 90s. Prior to joining the NISC, he was the Director of Security Export License in METI (2009-2012). In this position, he contributed to making Japan’s export control systems more effective and efficient by developing innovative approaches, such as reengineering the licensing processes and introducing an examination system with advanced DBs and achieved the reformation of these systems.

He received his master’s degree in 1987 and Ph.D. in Engineering (Precision Machinery Engineering) in 2004 from the University of Tokyo. Also he has a master’s degree in Management awarded from the Claremont Graduate School (CA,USA) in 1995.

Panelist
Takuho Mitsunaga
Takuho Mitsunaga
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies,
the University of Tokyo
Lecturer brief history

After completing his degree from the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University, he worked for a startup responding to security incidents and doing R&D. After that, he took a position in the early warning group of JPCERT/CC, he analyzed targeted attacks and other cyber attacks.
From 2015 to present, as an Associate Professor at Secure Information Society Research Group, the University of Tokyo, he has been researching cyber security and new technologies such as IoT and big data and its intersection with security.

He was the co-author of “Protecting Business from Cyber Attack” (published by NTT) and “Whitepaper for information Security 2013” (published by IPA).

Moderator
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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