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 April 24, 2018
*Please be advised that agenda, speakers, presentation themes may be subject to change.

Monday, June 4 [ AM ]

9:00~9:05

Welcome address by host organization

9:05~9:30

Lecture

  "Government and Society in Generation AI"

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

9:30~10:00

Lecture

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

Jonathan Knowles
Distinguished Fellow, Singularity University, USA

10:00~10:30

Lecture

  "Digital Platform Roadmap and Predictions"

Peter Sondergaard
Executive Vice President, Research and Advisory, Gartner, USA

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10:30~11:00

Lecture

  "Hitachi Social Innovation: Creating Better Lives for People"

Toshiaki Higashihara
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO, Hitachi

11:15~12:35

Session1

  "Digital Revolution Being Driven by AI and Big Data"

A method known as deep learning is leading to a sudden acceleration in the abilities of AI. These AIs have now exceeded the abilities of humans in specific tasks such as image recognition and games. Their use is now expanding to even more diverse fields such as medicine and finance. This session will discuss the ways in which AI and big data will lead to revolutions in industry and society, examining these topics from a variety of perspectives.

Panelist

Gakuse Hoshina
Managing Director, Accenture

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Peter Sondergaard
Executive Vice President, Research and Advisory, Gartner, USA
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Director and CEO, Internet Research Institute

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Masashi Sugiyama
Director, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

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Shigeru Saito
President, CEO and CDO, SIGNATE

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Moderator

Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

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Monday, June 4 [ PM ]

13:40~13:45

Welcome address by host organization

13:45~14:15

Lecture

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

Takashi Niino
President and CEO, NEC

14:15~14:45

Lecture

  "Human Centric Innovation : Co-creation for Success"

Tatsuya Tanaka
Representative Director, President, Fujitsu

14:45~15:15

Lecture

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

Kazuhiro Yoshizawa
President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO

15:30~15:50

Lecture

  "Entering the Age of Intelligent Connectivity"

Mats Granryd
Director General, GSMA

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15:50~17:10

Session2

  "New Businesses Created by 5G and IoT"

The new mobile networks being developed under the 5G standard will allow for huge volumes of data to be sent and received at high speeds, all while providing a stable connection for large numbers of devices. This session will discuss the connection between 5G and IoT and how these concepts will lead to the creation of entirely new businesses.

Panelist

Mats Granryd
Director General, GSMA
John Harrington
CEO and President, Nokia Japan

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Jim Cathey
Senior Vice President, President of Asia Pacific and India,
Qualcomm Technologies, USA
Ken Tamagawa
CEO and Founder, SORACOM

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Moderator

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

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Tuesday, June 5 [ AM ]

9:30~10:00

Lecture

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

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

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10:00~10:30

Lecture

  "Designing a More Enlightened Way of Working"

Drew Houston
Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox, USA

10:30~11:00

Lecture

  "Knowledge Sharing and AI"

Adam D'Angelo
Founder and CEO, Quora, USA

11:15~11:45

Lecture

  "Improving Global Competitiveness as a Data-Driven Organization"

Chris Harrington
President and Member of the Board, Domo, USA

11:45~12:35

Session3

  "Spirited Entrepreneurs Challenging the Singularity"

As the ability of AI continues to improve, it has been predicted that 2045 will be the year in which computers exceed the ability of the human brain. A number of spirited entrepreneurs will discuss how this change will impact and benefit both society and business.

Panelist

Chris Harrington
President and Member of the Board, Domo, USA
Adam D'Angelo
Founder and CEO, Quora, USA
Kazuki Ohta
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Treasure Data, USA

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Moderator

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

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Tuesday, June 5 [ PM ]

13:45~15:15

Session4

  "Dealing With Issues Related to AI Networking"

The progress of AI networking, in which AI systems will connect to the Internet or other information-and-communication networks and work together with other AI systems or other types of systems, is expected to drive economic growth while solving various social issues in Japan' s depopulating society. On the other hand, concerns over various risks which may derive from the progress of AI networking are increasing.
In this session, we would like to share the current practices done by international stakeholders who are aiming to develop and diffuse AI, and discuss the following points: (i) effective use of opportunities brought by AI, (ii) future prospects for the resolution of social, economic, ethical, and legal issues over AI networking (iii) the possibility of international collaboration in AI networking.

Keynote

Fumiaki Kobayashi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office

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Panelist

Marc Duranton
CEA fellow, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

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Georg Borges
Managing Director, Institute of Legal Informatics, Saarland University, Germany

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

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Moderator

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

15:30~17:00

Session5

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

The Global Digital Summit, originally “The Global Information Summit” and “Global ICT Summit” is now in its 20th year. The theme for the first summit in 1998 was “Cyber Warfare and Global Collaboration” and issues related to cyber-attacks and information leaks have continued to this day. This session will be an opportunity to return to our starting roots and re-examine this vital theme through discussions amongst a number of experts.
(In cooperation with: The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan )

Panelist

Hiroshi Ito
Former Deputy Director-General for Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Minister's Secretariat, METI
Toshinori Kajiura
Chair, Cyber Security Working Group, Committee on Information and Telecommunication Policy, KEIDANREN
Yasuhiko Taniwaki
Director-General for Information Security, MIC
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Ikuo Misumi
Deputy Director-General, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
Takuho Mitsunaga
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo
 

Moderator

Waichi Sekiguchi
Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

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