Seminar, Event

Seminar Program

Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Hall (2F)>Simultaneous interpretation

10:00 – 10:25

Opening Ceremony

10:30 – 11:10

Commemorative Lecture
“Futuristic society by IoT – Society created by robots and motor modules -”

Pepper (Softbank) and Astro boy (Kodansha) has been released and Robot is recognized as familiar thing. As Shogi-AI Software, Bonanza, become famous to beat Shogi Professional, AI has dramatically improved based on progress of computer peformance. On the hand, IoT (Internet of Things) realizes to communicate from “thing” to “thing” directly via internet. I will give lecture how future society changes affected by the above key words.
  • Mr. Mikio Katayama Representative Director, Vice Chairman & Chief Technology Officer, NIDEC CORPORATION

11:15 – 11:55

Keynote Lecture
“The Future with Smart Cities led by Local Governments -Learning from ‘Virtual Singapore’-”

“Virtual Singapore” is a 3D modeling project of the entire country that the Singapore National Research Foundation is undertaking from 2014 to 2018. This government initiative is directly authorized by the Prime Minister ‘s Office of Singapore. In cooperation with relevant ministries such as the Land Management Authority (SLA) and the Information Media Development Agency (GOVTECH), they build a three-dimensional model of terrain and buildings, manage infrastructure such as public transportation and electric power, disaster countermeasures, hygiene management, environment. The software used as the platform of “Virtual Singapore” is “3DEXPERIENCity” developed by we Dassault Systèmes. Simulation and analysis necessary for policy formulation and execution can be performed by linking data sent from municipal agency system and various sensors in town to objectized three dimensional terrain and building model. We strongly believe that Japanese local governments would learn many lessons from this project and the software we develop.

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  • Mr. Alexandre Parilusyan Vice-President (Worldwide Smart Cities), Dassault Systèmes
  • Mr. George Loh Program director, National Research Foundation Singapore (Prime Minister’s Office)

12:45 – 13:25

“Make a New World Where Things Can Connect with Each other -IoT Network ‘Sigfox’-”

Sigfox is a global IoT network to achieve cost effectiveness, energy efficiency and long range area coverage, and it is developed in 32 countries mainly in Europe. We have started Sigfox in Japan since February of this year. In our presentation, we will talk about Sigfox service, use cases and business development.
  • Mr. Wataru Dokite Director / General Manager, ICT Group, KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.

13:30 – 14:10

“Advanced Smart City in Paris”

Unprecedented urbanization creates new challenges for cities and the exponential growth of connected objects enables innovation, but also expands the attack surface for cyber threats. Thanks to the Network Intuitive, Cisco’s approach for cities is to connect and secure all objects, people and infrastructures to allow urban innovation to happen. Examples will be shared on how the City of Paris experimented the Internet of Things to better understand usage of a public space, and how infrastructures can automate vehicles for autonomous parking.

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  • Mr. Emmanuel Schneider Director, Consulting Services, Country Digitization-France, Cisco Systems

14:15 – 14:55

“Low cost renewable energy for resilient supply”

Low cost renewables for resilient energy supply

Cost of electricity from renewable sources has fallen fast in the last 2 years. Development is seen both in industrial countries as well as emerging economies.

Recently China has accelerated their deployment dramatically outpacing all other countries in the solar and wind sectors.

The low costs will result in renewable electricity dominate supply to industries who need low electricity prices, as well as household enjoying low cost electricity for a good standard of living.

As our dependence on technologies using electricity has increased, electricity is not only a matter of costs. Supply systems resilient against natural disasters, or possible deliberate assaults are valuable.

Distributed renewable generation can balance essential supply in isolated grids at regional, local and household level when large generators or transmission fail. Local batteries used in households or microgrids in addition provide low cost grid balancing service during normal operation.

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  • Prof. Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

15:00 – 15:40

“ ‘New Retail’ for Smarter living”

“New Retailing,” the next generation retailing proposed by Alibaba Group, will combine e-commerce and conventional retailers as a service that creates synergies rather than conflicts, opening up new possibilities in the future of retailing. Within this, “Retail Pass,” which introduces Alibaba’s data technology to traditional small-scale retailers and further provides optimized logistic systems and finance support via fintech, is establishing itself as a service that provides competitiveness to millions of Chinese family-owned stores and leads to the revitalization of regional economies.
In this discussion, we will give hints that will lead to the revitalization of the Japanese regions through the current situation of “New Retailing” and through the sample case of “Retail Pass” in China.
  • Mr. Makoto Kouyama President and CEO, Japan Co., Ltd.

15:45 – 16:25

“Painting with Zeros and Ones – creating The Next Rembrandt”

The advance of Artificial Intelligence is changing the world on a daily basis. What was once the realm of science fiction is now all over our newsfeed. For better or for worse.

But what about creativity?  Will AI ever really be able to hack the muse and take over our uniquely human gift of creativity?  And, even more importantly, how will this affect the creative industry as a whole?

With the idea to explore the limits of automated creativity, in 2016 the Dutch Ad agency J. Walter Thompson started the project ‘The Next Rembrandt’. The task: to analyze the integral oeuvre from artist, understand the data and create a new painting mimicking the style of the Dutch genius.
In this session, we will talk about how ‘The Next Rembrandt’ was made, its creative impact and the business model behind the automation of creativity.

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  • Mr. Emmanuel Flores Elías Innovation Director, J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Theater (2F)>

11:15 – 11:55

“The approach that changes common sense of vehicle finance saving the world”

  • Mr. Tokushi Nakashima President/CEO, Global Mobility Service,Inc.

12:45 – 13:25

“Multilingual translation device ‘ili’ for city-planning in tourism nation Japan”

  • Mr. Takayuki Yamazaki Representive Director & COO, Logbar Inc.

13:30 – 14:10

“Applications of Autonomous-driving Technologies”

ZMP has developed a robot car utilizing the technologies used in humanoid eyes and brain since 2008. Examples of “Robot of Everything” strategy including RobotCars Series, Autonomous Driving Taxi, Logistics Rupport Robot, Delivery Robot, and Drone will be introduced, and the future possibility of autonomous mobile technology will be examined.
  • Mr. Hisashi Taniguchi President & CEO, ZMP Inc.

14:15 – 14:55

“New prospects of future healthcare – holistic integrative medicine for sustainable society with a long healthy life span”

We Japanese are now faced with problems of population decline and super-aged society. Disease structures of modern medicine have been recently changed from acute to chronic disorders, most of which are lifestyle diseases. As a consequence, the cost of healthcare is annually rising and a paradigm shift is observed from medicine aiming at “Cure” to that aiming at “Care”. Our Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare proposed the Integrated Community Care System (ICCS) to local governments, but each local government is busily engaged in conventional medicine or care welfare services. So, integrative medicine is expected to play an important role for the ICCS.

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  • M.D. Toshinori Ito Director, Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

15:00 – 15:40

“Wearable Computing, IoT and Smartcity”

After talking about trends in wearable computing and IoT, which are gathering attention recently, we will explain how people’s daily lives change using them. In particular, with regard to wearable computing, there are recently some remarkable movements in the sense that there are new signs of rising markets that have not been quite successful so far, such as new Google Glass and new Apple Watch, which we will explain. Furthermore, we will explain how AR and the geographical information services, typically given by Pokemon GO, can influence the behaviors of people in town, using the keywords of convenience/comfort, safety/security, affluence/enjoyment, and we show our future prospects and our expectation for business development.

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  • Prof. Masahiko Tsukamoto Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

15:45 – 16:25

“The challenge for the ‘Hen-na Hotel’ of HUIS TEN BOSCH”

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park of Sasebo City in Nagasaki Prefecture, but has been doing various attempts under the concept of “Environmental Future City” since its establishment in 1992. And, in July 2015, the “Henn na Hotel” operated by the state-of-the-art robot opened, and now we are deploying it to all over Japan and the world. So, I would like to tell you what is “Henn” and what we are aiming for.

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  • Mr. Masahiko Hayasaka Director and General Manager, HUIS TEN BOSCH Co.,Ltd
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Seminar Venue① (1F)>Simultaneous interpretation

11:15 – 11:55

“Smart Healthcare Cities: Dubai/Middle East market and business opportunities for Japanese organizations”

  • Dr. Sed Saad CEO, University Professor, Minds@Works Japan

13:30 – 14:10

“Future Premium Retail / Ingenuity Retail”

The speech is about the future premium retail. Based on the database and analysis of SECOO, the premium omnichannel lifestyle platform in China, we will share about the trends of future retail, how customer behavior changed, what customer want, the characteristics of new consumption age.
  • Ms. April Leung General Manager (Business Development) SECOO Luxe

14:15 – 14:55

“For the Osaka Business Park of the smart communities initiatives”

Takenaka Corporation defines smart community as a place that creates new value and aims at a sustainable society through “connection.” As an example that partially realized this idea, I will introduce the Osaka Business Park (OBP). The development of OBP started in 1970. Since its opening in 1986, OBP has been promoting city development by private initiative for 47 years. Recent intensifying competition among areas, however, has created a sense of urgency, so in 2011 we began advocating a vision for a “renovation-type smart community that grows sustainably.” Since then, we have been moving forward with city development based on strengthening of area management, with four strategic themes: (1) Functional complex, (2) Vibrant appeal, (3) Environmental symbiosis, and (4) Safety and security.

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  • Mr. Yoshiyuki Tanohata Managing Officer, TAKENAKA CORPORATION / Chairperson of Management committee, Osaka Business Park Committee

15:00 – 15:40

“Industrie 4.0 – Future of manufacturing with Digital Transformation – ”

Integration of advanced digital technologies is the key for realizing Industrie 4.0. In order to transform your company fitting Industrie 4.0 age, it is necessary to re-design the current working process and to integrate all processes- from R&D, product design, manufacturing to service seamlessly with digital platform. With comparison of German and Japanese industry structure and culture, we will show the future of manufacturing and the path and solutions to realize it.

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  • Mr. Taro Shimada Senior Executive Operating Officer, Digital Factory Division Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens K.K.

15:45 – 16:25

“Third generation solar cells from laboratory to factory; developing a scale-up route for perovskite solar cells to turn buildings into powerstations”

The SPECIFIC IKC led by Swansea University with industrial and academic partners is delivering an innovative concept of ‘Buildings as Powerstations’. This delivers energy positive solar powered buildings that generate, store and release their own electricity and heat which can save consumers money and deliver more buildings and reduced carbon emissions. The seminar will explore the new types of printed PV underdevelopment aswell as novel heat generation and storage materials which can be used to move summer energy into winter. The innovative new materials and products have recently been showcased on a building called the ‘Active Classroom’ which is an energy positive steel intensive building fabricated using offsite premanufactured panels and includes eight new technologies. Operating in South Wales (UK) even with somewhat irregular sunshine the building does not require external supply of either gas or electricity and has been used to power an EV all summer. This technology has global potential and is applicable to houses, schools, offices, factories and hospitals; indeed any building with a reasonably large area to volume ratio allowing efficient energy solar capture.

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  • Prof. David Worsley Tata Steel sponsored Professor / Deputy Head (Director of Research), College of Engineering, Swansea University
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Seminar Venue② (1F)>

13:00 – 17:00

KICK Star Creation Project

International Institute for Advanced Studies <Lecture Hall>


IIAS Panel session
“AI and Smart Society”

Elements that contribute to social instability are continuing to worsen, such as a declining population, a declining birthrate and an aging population, an increase in traffic- vulnerable people, an increase in shopping refugees, a decrease in the population of productive age and a decline of rural areas. Technologies and systems such as AI, IoT, big data and so on play a major role in realizing a “smart society” that resolves various social issues and improves the convenience of everyday life. In this “Kyoto Smart City Expo”, various proposals will be put forward for the realization of a comfortable society, but in the last session of the first day under the title “AI and the Smart Society”, we will consider how this technology can be used and, having clarified what the issues are, the role AI plays in a smart society.

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  • Coordinator: Mr. Yosuke Mochizuki Director, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group., Nikkei Business Publications
  • Prof. Makoto Nagao Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Prof. Yoshinori Hiroi Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Hall (2F)>Simultaneous interpretation

10:30 – 11:10

Commemorative Lecture
“The Future of IoT Community by SoftBank”

What would society look like if fully connected through IoT?
IoT creates an absolute new value, not only by simply connecting things, but also by connecting various things with existing data. It also connects companies with other companies, creating new value, which could not be accomplished by a single company. This is the essential concept of our IoT: co-creation.
In this lecture, I would like to explain the co-creation regarding to Smart City as well as our next actions for achieving our IoT society by introducing our leading-edge networks, and platform.
  • Mr. Junichi Miyakawa Executive Vice President & CTO, SoftBank Corp.

11:15 – 11:55

Keynote Lecture
“How AI can Benefit Society”

Artificial intelligence has an amazing potential for high impact. But will this impact be positive? In this talk I highlight a couple of scenarios and AI applications that can benefit society greatly. I will focus on deep learning and its most powerful modalities of application. Speech recognition for seamless human-computer interaction, computer vision for medical and farming applications and natural language processing for better information access and connecting communities.
  • Dr. Richard Socher Chief Scientist,, inc.

12:30 – 14:00

Asia-Smart City Exchange and Cooperation Program

Panel discussion
“The challenges to creation of new values through global collaborations and innovations”
― for the future society from Keihanna Science City ―

  • Coordinator: Dr. Susumu Maruno Director General of RDMM Promotion Center, Public Foundation of Kansai Resrearch Institute
  • Dr. Tanyanuparb Anantana Founder and Director of CMU STeP (Thailand)
  • Mr. Tran Dang Hoa CEO, FPT Japan (Vietnam)
  • Mr. Jay Wu General Manager, Green Field International (GFI) Group (Taiwan)

14:15 – 17:15

Research Complex Program
“Keihanna Research Complex opens a way for the society of the future”

“Establishment of a ‘Meta-Comfort’ Smart Society through perceptive & Responsive Innovative Technology”

We are now facing a number of serious social issues, such as vanishing workforce, expanding economic disparities, destruction of global environment, conflicts among ethnic groups and nations, and so on. The era of such instability demands a new type of society where people can truly enjoy the peace and richness of mind. Future “meta-comfort” society is a society which goes beyond the mere pursuit of efficiency and convenience, and maximizes human potentials and creates minds of vigor, excitement and empathy. In the project of Keihanna Research Complex, we try to embody new concepts of future life, industry and society by combining human/brain sciences that elucidate the essence of human minds with cutting-edge ICT.
  • Dr. Hiroshi Ando Leader of research and development, Keihanna Research Complex / Associate Director, Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory, Center for Information and Neural Networks, NICT

Panel discussion
“How will society, industry and life change with ‘Meta-Comfort’?”

  • Moderator: Dr. Hiroshi Ando Leader of research and development, Keihanna Research Complex
  • Prof. Mitsunori Miki Professor, Doshisha University
  • Prof. Naoki Saiwaki Advisor to the President, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering, Nara Women’s University
  • Dr. Masaaki Uchida Senior General Manager, SUNTORY GLOBAL INNOVATION CENTER LIMITED

“Toward building a Keihanna Innovation ecosystem”

I talk about functions and activities of the Innovation Hub/Commercialization Support team of JST Keihanna Research Complex Project. We have built global collaboration with organizations in New York, Silicon Valley, Israel and Barcelona, and will continue our efforts toward constructing a global innovation ecosystem by best utilizing our local advantages.
  • Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki Leader of innovation-hub, Keihanna Research Complex / Executive Vice president, Representative Director, ATR

Keynote Lecture
“The European business base Barcelona’s innovation ecosystem”

• General View: Barcelona City and his innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem
• Barcelona Activa: Barcelona Local Development Agency
• Support for entrepreneurs: services, international programs and incubation spaces
• Successful cases

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  • Mr. Lorenzo Di Pietro Executive Director for Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation, Barcelona Activa

“Global Acceleration Program -Get a fund acquisition chance in NY-”

KVeCS, an abbreviation for Keihanna Venture Championship, is a pitch tournament targeting start-ups in Japan and is going to be held every month till December. It calls for challengers who are creating future and looking for capable staff, funds, and new technologies.
Each month’s winner’s going to take lectures of a support program provided by Keihanna Research Complex designed for brushing up their pitch as well as the business plan for the final contest in next January.
In the final contest, the grand champion and the runner-up will be chosen from among all the winners. Both the grand champion and the runner-up will participate in a special acceleration program with a chance to receive an investment by Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York.

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  • Mr. Kazuki Sakabayashi Business Development Office Promoter Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Theater (2F)>
Introduction to advanced model cases of Smart city in Japan

11:15 – 11:55

Panel discussion
“Problem solution. Towards an advanced regions; AI×FinTech=Future Creation”

Minamiyamashiro village has been working on solving various problems related to depopulation. One of these solutions was to open a roadside station, “Michi no Eki ‘Ocha no Kyoto Minami Yamashiro Village’”, in Minamiyamashiro village in 2017. We have also conducted demonstration experiments using AI at the “Michi no Eki ‘Minami Yamashiro Village’”. In this session, we will look back at the standpoints of Minamiyamashiro village, the roadside station operating company and the software development company through the activities so far. Then at the end of the session, we will exchange opinions on the respective “future creations” to target.
  • Coordinator: Dr. Hideki Tanaka President/CEO, Elvez, Inc
  • Mr. Kazuyoshi Tenaka Mayor, Minamiyamashiro Village
  • Mr. Kenji Morimoto President-director, Minamiyamashiro Co., Ltd.

13:00 – 13:40

“The new challenge to the regional electricity for the regional revitalization”

Miyama Smart Energy Co., Ltd. entered the power retailing business for homes for the first time in Japan as a regional energy company funded by a municipality. They are promoting local production and local consumption of energy, and making use of the revenue base to work on a social business to create a local community in the town called “creating new happiness.”
We will specifically explain what kind of regional creation project it is, what its aims are, and how the citizens are involved. In recent years, nearly 150 municipalities and companies have visited Miyama City to observe the scheme. How will the municipalities proceed? We will also introduce the purpose of activities of the Japan Association of Stadtwerkes and Networks whose establishment was announced in September, while learning about Germany’s worldwide cutting-edge Stadtwerkes as a public energy corporation.

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  • Mr. Tatsushi Isobe CEO, Miyama Smart Energy Co.,Ltd.

13:45 – 14:25

“Moving the society through ‘Next Mobility’”

  • Prof. Izumi Aizu Senior Research Fellow, Institute for InfoSocionomics, Tama University
Introduction to advanced model cases of Smart city in Kyoto

14:35 – 17:15

“Introduction of ‘R&D base of future mobility society’ in Keihanna – Regarding practical experience platform including the automatic driving at public roads”

Kansai Science City urban development supporting center, RDMM, sponsored by the public foundation aim to explore the plan for the development of transportation in the future in the Mobility Energy Working Group (WG) held in the Keihanna Innovation Consortium.
Considering the social changes bought by the development of auto-driving, we have thought of various brand-new products and services, which include the new supply of operating principles adhered public roads, K-PEP, for autonomous car experiments. Because as a RDMM supporting organization, we aim to respond actively and timely to the high demand of experiment zones and permits from the enterprise participated in Mobility Energy WG.
And this time, we would like to explain the reasons of supplying of K-PEP, that is the platform of autonomous car experiment, our objectives, and goals, and also the details.
  • Mr. Koji Asai Director, RDMM Promotion Center, Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute

“Plan for an efficient waste management model utilizing IoT technology in Kyoto”

Kyoto prefecture has set a goal of reducing the final disposed quantity of industrial waste from the current level of 110,000 t per year to a goal of 75,000 t per year by the year 2020. Kyoto prefecture established the Industrial Waste 3R Strategic Plan in December 2016 to work towards achieving this goal.

As the core of this project, Kyoto prefecture is promoting the development of technology using IoT for waste disposal and the development of practical applications of this technology. Kyoto prefecture plans to promote waste disposal models that leverage the growing field of IoT to businesses within the prefecture, and plans to support activities as a government authorityfor promoting the use of these models.

In this lecture, the audience will be introduced to waste disposal models that use IoT technology as envisioned by Kyoto prefecture, and work being done to promote theirimplementation.

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  • Mr. Junichi Hirota Engineer, Recycling-based Society Promotion Department , Environmental Division, Kyoto Prefecture

“Active efforts toward the development of smart community by Kansai Electric power (current situation)”

Kansai Electric Power proposes the community building which made the smart community plan an approach. It’s introduced about the situation of the business plan of the Takanohara smart community plan and a demonstration on a regional information platform in Kizu-gawa city in this lecture.
  • Mr. Osamu Okamura General Manager, Community Energy Division, The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated

“‘Connected Tourism’ in Kyoto Station and Arashiyama”

Kyoto has been selected as the world’s best tourism city in 2 consecutive years. However, it is said to be the 6th place in the announcement of 2016, and it is said to be caused by the congestion which is becoming conspicuous due to the significant increase of tourists including foreigners. Kyoto Prefecture and Cisco have been studying utilization of ICT in the tourism field since the conclusion of the smart city comprehensive alliance in 2015. In this session, I will talk about the past efforts and the prospects for the tourism measures “Connected Tourism” connected by ICT in the future.
  • Mr. Yusuke Mimura Sales Business Development Manager, Strategic Solution and Business Development, Cisco Systems G.K.

“The Demonstration Project of Smart Street Lighting at Kizugawa City-the values and the potentialities of Smart Street Lighting”

I will report the demonstration testing of Smart Lighting on public roads and parks of Kizugawa City, making considerations of the future images it would bring to our lives. Though the initial costs are the major hurdle for promoting smart city, instrumenting Smart Lighting reduces energy costs by dimming lamps one by one with radio control in addition to the profits made by changing lamps to led lamps. It will also cut repairing and management costs by death monitoring using cloud computing, now depending on calls from residents. Because Smart lighting needs always-energized-systems, it can be a power supply for various sensors, bringing a major change to the safety and security management system of the city. That’s why it can be said that Smart lighting projects are the main infrastructure improvement for realizing smart cities.

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  • Mr. Yukio Kuze President(CEO), SHOWA CREATION CO., LTD
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Seminar Venue① (1F)>Simultaneous interpretation

11:15 – 11:55

“Urban Cyclists: The Early Adopters of Smart Cities. (IoT + BigData + AI + Sharing Economy + Gamification = SmartCities) ”

How using the most advanced technologies (IoT + BigData + AI + Sharing Economy + Gamification) cities can transform into more smart, liveable, healthy and human places.

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  • Mr. Iván Páez Mora Founder & CEO, KAPPO BIKE

13:00 – 13:40

“AI hub and brain science in ATR”

The current artificial intelligence (AI) boom, especially the source of deep learning, has brain science. Brain science produces future AI. On the other hand, AI technology has already contributed to brain science and psychiatry. Causal understanding of consciousness and treatment of mental disorders are major challenges for ATR in the future. Our goal is redefining psychiatric disorders by blending psychiatry, brain science, and AI. Although there are differences between facilities, and make it difficult to acquire big data, they are Japan’s own strengths and essentials for precision medicine / personalized medicine. Currently, multiple projects by multiple ministries and agencies are proceeding in ATR AI hub simultaneously. These projects aim to be organically interacting and become a major hub for AI research and development in Keihanna.
  • Dr. Mitsuo Kawato Director, ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group

13:45 – 14:25

“Towards Digital Nature”

We define our view of the world as computational incubated diversity, and by tackling the expansion of the body, expansion of production process, audio-visual communication by holographic wave engineering for individual communication, and machine intelligence. We are trying to figure out the digital-age ecosystem by these emerging technologies. This is what we always keep in mind in the process of combining art, science and technology, and thereby trying to solve real social problems by these technology. The technology meme called as Technium that arises there seems to be Japanese-style and has its own cultural perspective as well.
  • Prof. Yoichi Ochiai Advisor to president, Assistant professor, head of Digital Nature Group University of Tsukuba

14:30 – 15:10

“IoT Practice and Evolution in Smart City”

Jim will discuss the current status of smart cities worldwide, including discussion of new-build smart cities, the deployment of smart city technologies into already existing city environments and the deployment of smart city technologies in campus-like environments. He will highlight some of the main emerging use cases, together with an assessment of potential benefits and will outline a range of emerging best-practices within the industry including the relationship between a city’s technical and strategic plans. He will also outline the likely future trends in smart cities, and how these might be impacted by trends in the wider Internet of Things. Lastly, he will briefly outline how Huawei contributes to and supports the overall smart cities ecosystem.

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  • Mr. Jim Morrish Chief IoT Solution Consultant, Huawei Enterprise Business Group

15:15 – 15:55

“Smart City Platform ‘’ for Resolving Urban Issues”

Smart City utilizing IoT and Open Data is an important issue in Europe as well as in Japan. In these years, there have been many collaborations between European projects and Japanese projects such as TRON Project. In 2016, Platform as a Services: Integrated and Open)project has started with the support of EU and Japanese governments, which is deepening the cooperative relationship on smart city platform technologies. This talk makes a short introduction to the activity of the EU-Japan project (2016–2018).

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  • Prof. Noboru Koshizuka Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

16:00 – 16:40

“From human centered engineering to cultural engineering ~ New challenge of Nara women’s university ~”

Since last year, Nara Women’s University established a graduate school human centered engineering joint major that can acquire the degrees in engineering for the first time at a women’s university in Japan together with Ochanomizu University. Our mission is to promote and support the activities of women who want to learn science and technology and work in that field. We are mainly engaged in interdisciplinary R & D of technology to enhance QOL of daily life from the viewpoint of consumers and women. This time, as some examples, we will show you how we are working on the latest technology such as smart textile and IoT.
In addition, we will also introduce about the new approach (we call it “cultural engineering”) to collaborate with communities, local governments, companies and other universities to create a future society based on human centered engineering.

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  • Prof. Naoki Saiwaki Advisor to the President, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering, Nara Women’s University

16:45 – 17:25

“fast-growing sharing economy business The Future of Local City Economy”

We will give a lecture on an overview of the sharing economy that is spreading all over the world, the present situation in Japan, the market forecast and economic scale, the effects they have on society and the role they play in society. Also, we will introduce examples of efforts to promote the “sharing city”, linking with local governments to solve local issues through public assistance and cooperation in the sharing economy, and efforts with the local government to utilize shared services.

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  • Mr. Yuji Ueda Representative Executive Officer President, Gaiax Co.Ltd.
Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK)<Seminar Venue② (1F)>

11:15 – 11:55

“Smart City & Fintech ~Open Innovation: a key competitive factor for financial institutions”

MUFG is promoting initiatives that lead to collaboration through open innovation, such as our early work in FinTech and operation of start-up accelerator program. Our activity do not discriminate against region, business conditions, or type of business, and in a recent case in Kyoto, we started collaborating with a start-up company which constructing traditional townhouses in Kyoto.
In this session targeting major corporations, small to medium businesses, and startups both inside and outside of Kyoto Prefecture, we will introduce specific initiatives from the past (success stories of participating companies, keys to moving forward, and more) and discuss examples of technological development in various fields, including open API and blockchains.
  • Mr. Tatsuto Fujii Principal Analyst, Digital Transformation, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

13:00 – 16:30

Seminar for Municipality

Opening Address

Keynote Lecture
“Smart City and Region IoT Public-Private Partnerships Building Efforts from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications”

  • Mr. Mabito Yoshida Director General for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Introduction of Municipality / Company

Presentation of Municipality / Company

  • Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture
  • Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Co.,Ltd.
  • Elvez, Inc.
  • PIJIN Co., Ltd. / Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture

  • Moderator: Mr. Tsuyoshi Kinoshita Vice President, Internet Association Japan
Preliminary ApplicationSpecial Lecture “The Achievement of a Long-Living Society”

13:30 – 16:15

“Toward a new mobility society with Automated driving technology – SIP-adus -”

  • Mr. Seigo Kuzumaki  Program Director, SIP-adus, Cabinet Office

“The Physical and Mental Health of MBT, Medical-based Town-building”

  • Prof. Hiroshi Hosoi President, Nara Medical University
  • Dr. Atsuhiko Fukuoka The director of a Hospital, Yoshino Hospital

“Lifestyle and health -Laughing and health-”

  • Mr. Kanpei Hazama comedian, YOSHIMOTO KOGYO CO.,LTD.
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