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【4/6東京・大手町】グローバルマッチングイベント「Japan Tech Leaders Summit 2018 Spring」

Japan Tech Leaders Summit 2018 SpringJapan Tech Leaders Summit is an invite-only conference for corporate decision makers and deep tech startup founders. The summit is an international event that brings together English speaking, internationally minded Japanese corporates and startups with foreign companies to build new business opportunities. The event will be held entirely in English.

START TIME CHANGE
** Please arrive by 13:00! **
The main program will start slightly earlier, at 13:00. Please arrive at 13:00 (panels begin at 13:30).


【WHAT IS JAPAN TECH LEADERS SUMMIT?】

The summit is an international, exclusive, invitation-only event that brings together international and Japanese innovators and investors who are ready to partner to build the next disruptive deep tech businesses. The event will be held entirely in English.

【ABOUT THE ORGANIZER】

Japan Tech Leaders is an invitation-only group of internationally-focused, bilingual executives from Japanʼs top tech startups and corporate innovators.
The group is organized by local investors with strong relationships to both foreign and local corporations & startups, and aim to create win-win situations between Japan and the world.

【TIMETABLE】

TimeTopics
13:00-13:30Registration
13:30-13:40Welcome
13:40-14:201 .【Roundtable Discussion】「Changes in Innovation」
・Takayuki Sumita, Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office of Japan

・13:40-13:45 About business aspects of changes in innovation from Sumita
・13:45-13:50 Industry 5.0 from Maxwell Weiss & Tadaaki Kimura, addlight
・13:50-14:10 Group Discussion "What will be the most important business change in Japan in the next 10 years?"
・14:10-14:15 Summary presentations from each group.
・14:15-14:20 Conclusion from Sumita
14:20-15:002. 【Panel】The Future of Workplace Automation Businesses
・Tomomichi Takahashi, CEO, RPA Holdings
・Stephen Mackintosh, Chief Revenue Officer, Re:Infer
・Anthony DeCostanzo, Research Scientist, Ascent Robotics
・Koichi Harada, Consultant, addlight
15:00-15:403. 【Panel】The Industry 5.0 Consumer's World
・Masa Fukata, Director, Game Changer Catapult, Appliances Company, Panasonic
・Sonoda Takashi, CEO, UHURU
・Kenichi Hattori, Managing Director, INCJ & Director, Renesas Electronics
15:40-16:00Break
16:00-16:404. 【Panel】The Future of Retail Automation
・Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University
・Mori Masaya, Executive Officer, Rakuten / Global Head, Rakuten Institute of Technology Worldwide
・Institute of Technology Worldwide
・Kevin Takaoka, CEO, USideU
16:40-17:105. 【Panel】How Blockchain Brings Disruption to Existing Business Models and Vertical Industries
・Masanori Kusunoki, CTO, Japan Digital Design
・Tomohiro Maruyama, Manager, System Engineering Headquarters Blockchain Team, NTT Data
・Cyrus Khajvandi, CTO, Mobius
17:10-17:406. 【Panel】Can mainstream cryptocurrency use evolve beyond speculation? 3 players bringing meaningful coins to the masses
・Claude Eguienta, CEO, Telcoin
・Peter Park, Blockchain Group, LINE
・Tatsuto Fujii, Open Innovation Leader, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
17:40-18:207. 【Talk】Innovative Startups Technologies Emerging from Europe and Why You Should Care
・Mark Bivens, Venture Partner, Truffle Venture Capital
・Takashi Kono, Deputy Director on Information Economy, Japan Ministry of Trade, Economy, and Industry

【Pitching Startups】 5min/team total 6 teams
ForeTop, Looxid, Amplify, Imageous, Snips, Arianee
18:20-19:00Networking Party
19:30VIP Dinner
*offsite; fee separate

 

【SPEAKERS】

Hiroshi Ishiguro
Director, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University (World-famous robotics researcher)
Hiroshi Ishiguro received a D. Eng. in systems engineering from the Osaka University, Japan in 1991. He is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-) and Distinguished Professor of Osaka University (2017-). He is also visiting Director (2014-) (group leader: 2002-2013) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and an ATR fellow. His research interests include sensor networks, interactive robotics, and android science.

Takayuki SumitaTakayuki Sumita
Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office of Japan
Takayuki SUMITA took his current position in July 2017. Since then, he is responsible for nation-wide IP strategy, including national branding and promotion. He is now focusing on IP strategy in the new era of AI, Big data, bloc chain.
He was born in 1962, graduated from Tokyo University (1985) and Graduate School for Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1993). After joining MITI (currently METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in 1985, he engaged in various tasks including industrial policy planning and trade negotiation, especially on intellectual property, innovation, IT, and FTA. In 1990s, he took the lead on introducing stock option mechanism in Japan as well as tax merit for angels.
During his work in Brussels as Executive Director for JMC office during 2009-13, he participated in the EU innovation project ‘FP7’ as an examiner for application to grant.
Since 2016, he also works as a board member of FCAJ (Future Center Alliance Japan).


Masaya MoriMasaya Mori
Executive Officer, Rakuten / Global Head, Rakuten Institute of Technology Worldwide
Joined Rakuten Inc in 2006 after working at Accenture. In his current positions of Rakuten Executive Officer and Global Head of Rakuten Institute of Technology, Mori is in charge of institutes in four countries around the world, integrating research and development. Director of the Database Society of Japan, Executive Member of Nikkei IT Innovators, and Executive Member of the Japan Institute of Information Technology. In 2013 Mori was selected as one of “40 Prodigies” by the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper. He has authored books including [The Complete Cloud Computing] (co-authored, Nikkei BP) and [massive change in the web – the start of a power shift] (Kindai-Sales Co).

Cyrus Khajvandi
Co-Founder & COO, Mobius
Mr. Khajvandi is Co-Founder and COO of Mobius Network, a technology company connecting the existing Internet to the blockchain economy. Mobius closed one of the most successful token sales of Q4 2017 and 2018, selling out of the MOBI token with $39M in revenue. Previously, he founded Incentru, an online B2B marketplace for used industrial capital assets. He began his career as a researcher at Stanford University’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine.

Masanori Kusunoki
CTO, Japan Digital Design, Inc. / President, OpenID Foundation Japan / Convener,
Japanese mirror committee of ISO/TC307
Masanori Kusunoki is founding CTO of Japan Digital Design, Inc. a FinTech development company of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group established on 2017. On this decade, he focused to expand API ecosystem and data sharing across organizations on public and private sector. Since 2011, build a infrastructure of Japanese social security and tax number system as executive advisor to the Government CIO. Since 2015, evangelize Identity Federation and Financial API as President of OpenID Foundation Japan. Since
2016, he appointed as convener of Japanese mirror committee of ISO/TC307 to promote ISO standardization of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Masa Fukata
Director, Game Changer Catapult, Appliances Company, Panasonic
Participated international business management program at Queen’s University and worked and trained in Panasonic Canada and US, after joining Panasonic Corp (then Matsushita Electric). Executed marketing communications for audio/video and digital imaging products, including launching of Lumix digital camera and DVD recorder. Product placement and short films, tie-ups with Hollywood studios and music companies created buzz then. Managed sport sponsorship contract including IOC and Organizing Committees of Olympic Games from 2004, technology operations and executing marketing strategy and communications.
Appointed as Director in Panasonic Canada in 2010 and managed and executed product and marketing strategy in Consumer Products Division. Led new business development projects for future growth opportunities at Panasonic Appliances Company since 2015. Started internal innovation accelerator Game Changer Catapult in 2016, which is an initiative to transform ideas into reality to make the people’s wish through open innovation for a better life, a better world.
MBA, Kobe University

Stephen Mackintosh
Chief Revenue Officer, Re:Infer
Stephen is a technology entrepreneur having founded and exited business in the e-commerce and on-demand transport space. More recently, he was Entrepreneur in residence at a leading Family Office and adviser at Private Equity house Resolve Capital.


Mark Bivens
Venture Partner, Truffle Venture Capital

Tatsuto Fujii
Open Innovation Leader, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Kenichi Hattori
Managing Director, INCJ & Director, Renesas Electronics

Takashi Kono
Deputy Director of Information Economy, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

Peter Park
Blockchain Group, LINE

Junji Takaoka
CEO, USideU

Tomomichi Takahashi
CEO, RPA Holdings

Anthony DeCostanz0
Research Scientist, Ascent Robotics

Takashi Sonoda
CEO, UHURU

Tomohiro Maruyama
Manager, System Engineering Headquarters Blockchain Team, NTT Data

Claude Eguienta
CEO, Telcoin

Koichi Harada
Consultant, addlight

【WHO ATTENDS?】

  1. Investment/M&A/partnerships/innovation heads from local and overseas corporations with immediate needs for collaboration with startups.

  2. Startup CEOs with sought-after technologies from Japan and abroad that are perfect candidates to match corporate needs, and younger technical founders with potential to build the next disruptive deep tech startups.


【PAST EVENTS】

First held in August 2017 with 80 key decision makers in AI from Japan, Asia, and Europe, attendees discussed the latest thinking in creating AI businesses.
» Previous Coverage: report
» Summer 2017 Guests:
• Mori Masaya, Director, Rakuten / CEO, Rakuten Institute of Technology
• Peter Park, Global Investment for CLOVA AI Business, LINE
• Jean Cha, Head of Strategic Technology Investment, LG
• Fred Almeida, CEO, Ascent Robotics
• Joanna Cheung, Director, TUS International

【EVENT DETAILS】

2018 Spring will explore “Industry 5.0”. Japan has historically been strong in AI and Robotics, and demand for blockchain technologies is growing exponentially. But supply has not kept up with the demand from innovation hungry corporates. Industry 5.0 covers Japanʼs emerging influence in global deep-tech and the inevitability of global collaboration.

Date: April 6, 2018 10:00‒21:00

Location: Global Business Hub Tokyo 3F Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004

Content: Panel discussions, networking, and other content

Attendance: 100 corporates, startups, and investors from Japan and abroad, by invitation only

Organizer: Japan Tech Leaders, addlight Inc.
Contact: techleaders@addlight.co.jp


【TICKETS】

A. Half Day:20,000 JPN

13:00 Registration Opens
13:40 Round Table/Panel Discussions
18:20 Networking (light food and drink will be provided)

 

B. Full Day:30,000 JPN

10:40 Closed session for corporates (about the overseas attendees, about overseas deep tech trends)
13:00 Registration Opens
13:40 Round Table/Panel Discussions
18:20 Networking (light food and drink will be provided)
19:30 Dinner (offsite; fee separate)

 

C. Overseas Visitor Package:50,000 JPN

10:40 Closed session for corporates (about the overseas attendees, about overseas deep tech trends)
13:00 Registration Opens
13:40 Panel Discussions
18:20 Networking (light food and drink will be provided)
19:30 Dinner (offsite; fee separate)
+ One-on-one Japan ecosystem consulting
+ One-on-one introductions

 

Sponsors

EGG JAPAN - MITSUBISHI ESTATE

 

 

HAKUHODO

 

 

re:infer

 

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