Thu, Oct. 3

Mr. Arvind Satyam
Mr. Arvind Satyam
Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Cisco Systems

Arvind is a global tech leader, investor, board advisor, speaker and avid traveler. He is passionately exploring the opportunities and implications of scaling technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), big data and their impact on the quality of citizen life – ranging from public health, smarter cities, environmental sustainability, financial inclusion, skills training and employment.

Mr. Miguel Eiras Antunes
Mr. Miguel Eiras Antunes
Global Smart City Leader Partner, Deloitte LLP

Professional experience
Miguel has 23 years of S&O experience in multiple industries. He is the Sector and Consulting Leader for Public Sector, Transportation, Automotive, Infrastructures & Services and Travel, Hospitality & Services in Portugal, as well as the Service Line Leader for Strategy. He leads strong, coordinated and multidisciplinary teams across all functions (Consulting, Financial Advisory, Audit, Risk Advisory, BPS and Tax) and has an extensive experience assisting public and private entities on complex projects and large business transformation initiatives.
Smart Cities know-how
Miguel is the Global Smart Cities Leader of Deloitte. He is part of the advisory board of several global forums and initiatives (Smart City Expo World Congress, Mobility World Congress, MobiSummit), being frequently invited to speak at global conferences and events on future trends in the Public, Cities, Transportation, Mobility, Infrastructures and Tourism sectors. Some of his main competences are: strategic planning to reengineering and restructuring, transforming marketing and sales functions, cost reduction, human resource development, implementation of information systems, development of shared services, implementation of management information models, among others. More recently as also been leading Digital Transformation projects within the Future of Mobility, Future of Cities, Future of Tourism and Future of Health contexts.
Economics and Business Administration degree by Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

Mr. Tsuyoshi Kono
Mr. Tsuyoshi Kono
Government & Public Services Industry Leader, Deloitte Tohmatsu Group

After engaging in accounting audits, etc. of private companies, was transferred to the public sector and engaged in accounting audits and consulting services for central government ministries and agencies, local governments, medical institutions, national, public and private universities, non-profit organizations, and other public organizations.
In the area of smart cities, engaged in a large number of projects related to the formulation of community development plans, the establishment of public-private partnership schemes, the utilization of data, and the formulation of plans related to strategic special zones.
Director, Daimaru Area Management Association.

Ms. Giulia Motteran
Ms. Giulia Motteran
4YFN Global Engagement Manager, GSMA

Giulia is currently building bridges between 4YFN and the top tech communities around the globe. She heads up the communities programme, responsible for culture, experience and networking from Shanghai to LA and quite a few places in between.

Prof. Sadao Kawamura
Prof. Sadao Kawamura
Professor / Director, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University

Graduated from the Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Basic Engineering, Osaka University in 1981
Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Basic Engineering of the University in 1986 (doctorate in engineering), assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Basic Engineering, the same year
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1987
Professor, Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan University, 1996
From April 2003 to December 2006, Vice President Ritsumeikan, Vice President Ritsumeikan University
2011-2012 President, Japan Society of Robotics
Member of Science Council of Japan from 2006
From 2015 Chairman, Subcommittee on Robotics, Committee on Mechanical Engineering, Department 3, Science Council of Japan,
Councilor, Japan Robotics Revolution Initiative from 2015
From 2018 Vice President Chitose Robotics, a Robotic Venture Company
Research and specialized theme Underwater robot Soft Robot Method for controlling the movement of industrial robots, etc.
Main awards
In 1987, 2000 and 2009 Award for Research Paper from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
In 1987 Award for Research Paper from the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
In 1992 and 2010 the Fluid power Technology Promotion Foundation Award for Research Paper was received
2001: Good Design Award Universal Design Special Award
2016:The 9th Distinguished Service Award by the Robotics Society of Japan
2019: The Futaba Foundation, Eto Hosoya Memorial Award

Dr. Teruhisa Ueda
Dr. Teruhisa Ueda
Representative Director, President & CEO, SHIMADZU CORPORATION

Representative Director, President & CEO. (Place of Birth)Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. (Education)1982/Graduated from Kyoto University, Master Degree of Engineering, Joined Shimadzu Corporation. 2007/Corporate Officer Deputy General Manager, Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division. 2011 / Director, Member of the Board General Manager, Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division. 2015/Representative Director, President & CEO

Mr. Pontus Appelqvist
Mr. Pontus Appelqvist
Vice President Asia, EON Reality

Mr. Pontus Appelqvist has a strong track-record of driving new technologies to market during the past 20 years with companies such as Opticore AB, Autodesk Inc and EON Reality Inc. Since 2010 he is Vice President Asia at EON Reality, heading the company’s market expansion in Asia Pacific with a rapid growth in providing of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality solutions for both education and enterprise clients. Pontus Appelqvist holds a MSc (Master of Science) in Computer Science and Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and speaks 4 languages.

 Mr. Eric Chan
Mr. Eric Chan
CEO, The Bund Finance Center / Chairman, Yuyuan Culture Business Group / Vice Chairman, Fosun Fashion Group

Mr. Eric Chan is the CEO of The Bund Finance Center, Chairman of Yuyuan Culture Business Group, and Vice Chairman of Fosun Fashion Group.
By synergizing CRM, sales & marketing, and other resources including retail, tourism, culture and art, Eric is devoted to provide unparalleled shopping and lifestyle experience for customers and to showcase the best of FOSUN Group’s business partners.
Before joining FOSUN Group, Eric had worked in other international corporations as senior management such as SECOO Group, K11 Concepts under Hong Kong New World Development Group, Wharf Group, CB Richard Ellis, Hong Kong MTR Corporation and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Group.
As a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience across a wide spectrum in commercial industry throughout Omni-channel shopping platform, Shopping Malls projects, Offices and High-end Hotels & Resorts, Eric has always been a pioneer to pilot new business models to change the retail industry by integrating art, culture, commercial in this rapid rapid-changing world.

Mr. Nobusato Kobayashi
Mr. Nobusato Kobayashi
General Manager of ZEB&Smart Community Department, Energy Division, Taisei Corporation

31 Years of Practical Experience Class-1 Architects, Architects and Equipment Class-1 Architects
Actual Results
Design results
2011 Yokohama Smart City Project (subsidized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
2008 MAYEKAWA MFG. CO, LTD’s new headquarters building
Achievements in Technological Development
2015 JS Hakata Watanabe Building ZEB Ready Project
The Project for Renewal of the Taisei Sapporo Building ZEB in 2016
Award-winning history
2018 Nikkei New Office Award Kyushu Okinawa New Office Promotion Award
2017 Kyobashi MID Building Facility Promotion Award from the Institute of Electrical Equipment

Prof. Eiichi Yamaguchi
Prof. Eiichi Yamaguchi
Professor, Kyoto University

He graduated from Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo in 1977.
In 1979, he received Master’s Degree in Physics from The University of Tokyo. He received Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Tokyo in 1984.
He was a Senior Research Scientist at NTT Basic Research Laboratories from 1979 till 1998.
In the meantime, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, U.S.A. from 1984 for one year.
He also served as an invited research scientist at IMRA Europe, France, and lived in Sofia Antipolis from 1993 for five years.
Until 2003, he was executive director at the 21st Century Public Policy Institute, Keidanren (Federation of Economic Organizations).
He served as a professor at the Doshisha University until 2014, while visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, The University of Cambridge.
Since 2014 in his present post.
He founded five venture companies.
He published “Innovation Crisis: Successes, Pitfalls, and Solutions in Japan” (Pan Stanford Publishing 2019), ” Why Innovation ceased: Crisis of Scientific Japan” (Chikuma Shinsho 2016), ” Visiting the Graves of Physicists: Seek for the Secrets of Abduction” (Nikkei BP 2017), ” Science of innovation policy: Assessing the SBIR program and creating future industries” (The University of Tokyo Press 2015), ” Five Physics Theories to learn before you die” (Chikuma Choice, 2014), “Innovation : Paradigm Disruption and Fields of Resonance” (NTT Publishing, 2006), etc.

Mr. Jumpei Miwa
Mr. Jumpei Miwa
Director, Fintech and Innovation Office,Financial Services Agency

Director of Fintech and Innovation Office, Financial Services Agency of JAPAN (JFSA). He contributed to various activities of international fora including BCBS, IAIS and IOSCO etc. for around ten year. Among others, he has undertaken the Chair of Joint Committee of Asia Regional Fund Passport of APEC and the Vice-chair of Solvency and Actuarial Issues Sub-committee in IAIS. In FSA, he worked as the Director for International Capital Market Regulation (and International Accounting) and Director for International Insurance Regulation. He started his career in 1999 with the Export Import Bank of Japan.

Mr. Motonobu Matsuo
Mr. Motonobu Matsuo
Vice Commissioner for Evidence-based Policymaking, Financial Services Agency

2019- Vice Commissioner for Evidence-based Policymaking
2017- Deputy Director-General, Credit & Insurance system,Financial Service Agency / Secretary General, Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board
2016-2017 Deputy Director-General, Credit & Insurance system,Financial Service Agency
2014-2016 Director, Planning Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau,Financial Services Agency
2012-2014 Director for Foreign Exchange Markets Division, International Bureau,Ministry of Finance
2010-2012 Budget Examiner for Local Government Finance, Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
2009-2010 Director for Inter-Division Affairs, Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1994-1995 Deputy Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister

Ms. Yoshiko Shirokizawa
Ms. Yoshiko Shirokizawa
Vice President, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Yoshiko Shirokizawa, a Vice President of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), promotes a wide range of activities, including research and development programs focused on technology transfer, international collaborative programs, and sustainable development goals (SDGs), etc., in order that Japanese S&T research outcomes lead to innovation. In her 30 years of experience at JST, she has managed various projects. Bachelor’s in Biology, Tohoku University.

Dr. Yoshinori Yamakawa
Dr. Yoshinori Yamakawa
President, BRAIN IMPACT / Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Visiting Professor, Kyoto University

2000 M.S., Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2000 – 2005 NEC Corporation
2008 Received Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (Human and Environmental Studies)
2008 – 2010 GCOE Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
2010 – 2014 Director, Neuro Innovation Unit, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc.
2014 – 2019 Program Manager, ImPACT, Cabinet Office Government of Japan
2019 – Senior manager, Info-future innovation dev., NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc.,
Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor, Kyoto University

Mr. Pekka Timonen
Mr.Pekka Timonen
Mayor, City of Lahti

・Pekka Timonen is mayor of Lahti. He was elected in 2018. City of Lahti has 120 000 inhabitants and it is a centre for a urban region of 200 000 people. Lahti is internationally renowned environmental city acting against climate change.
・Previously he was General Secretary at Prime Minister´s Office. Earlier in his career he has been Executive Director of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and Cultural Director of Helsinki.
・Timonen holds MA in history.

Mr. Masatoshi Tashiro
Mr. Masatoshi Tashiro
Chief Engineer, Product Planning Div, DAIHATSU MOTOR CO.,LTD.

Graduated from Doshisha University in 1990, Department of Mechanical Studies.
Joined Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. in 1990
Since then, I have been engaged in the development of engines and drive trains.
Recently, I have developed a new Tanto as a chief engineer in the Product Planning Department.

Prof. Toru Takahashi
Prof. Toru Takahashi
Professor, Waseda University

Became a professor at Waseda University Graduate School of Literature in 2007Until now.
Department of philosophy in modern technology Author of “Cyborg Ethics” (Suiseisha)”Cyborg Philosophy” (NTT Shuppan)”AI Thesis for Humans of social sciences” (Shogakukan)

Mr. Hiroki Maruyama
Mr. Hiroki Maruyama
Representative of the boad of directors, Fintech Association Japan. / Representative director, Infcurion Group Co., Ltd.

In 2006 he co-founded Infcurion and have been pursuing his vision for cashless society. He has been instrumental in building major business lines of Infcurion Group that include: consulting service on cashless payment and finance; smartphone payment terminals and payment processing service;
money saving App”finbee” using Transactional APIs; and business publishing on cashless payment. Since the founding of the Fintech Association Japan in September 2015, he has been serving as one of the two representatives of the board of directors, enthusiastically acting for the further development of Japanese Fintech industry. He graduated from Keio University in 1999.

Mr. Junichi Kanda
Mr. Junichi Kanda
Director, Fintech Association of Japan. / Executive Officer, Money Forward, Inc.

Worked in Bank of Japan from 1994 to 2017.
Temporally transferred to Nippon Life Insurance Company from 2011 to 2012 and to Financial Services Agency from 2015 to 2017.
Joined Money Forward, Inc. in 2017.
MA on Yale University.

Mr. Takeshi Kito
Mr. Takeshi Kito
Director, Fintech Association of Japan. / Founder & CEO, Crowd Realty, Inc.

A director of the Fintech Association of Japan and leads Capital Markets Committee and RegTech&SupTech Committee. He is also the founder & CEO of P2P real estate equity crowdfunding marketplace, Crowd Realty. In addition, he sits on an advisory committee for the Government of Japan’s Regulatory Sandbox. Prior to establishing Crowd Realty, he worked for Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and has 5 years experience in capital markets. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he worked at Boston Consulting Group. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Tokyo.

Prof. Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
Prof. Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
Director, IIAS / President, RIKEN

Hiroshi Matsumoto was appointed President of RIKEN in 2015 and Director of International Institute for Advanced Studies in 2018. Prior to his appointment he served as President of Kyoto University from 2008 to 2014. He is a specialist in space radio science, space plasma physics and space solar power systems (SSPS). He has received many awards and honors including the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics Gagarin Medal, the Government of Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon and the URSI Gold Booker Medal, the Chevalier in French Legion of Honor and the Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Prof. Tateo ARIMOTO
Prof. Tateo ARIMOTO
Vice Director, IIAS / Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Tateo Arimoto is a Professor and Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and also Principal Fellow at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).He served as Director General of Science & Technology Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education and Science and held the position of Executive Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet office.He has played an active role in public policy making and implementation in the area of science, technology and innovation in Japan and is a major promoter of science of STI policy with multidisciplinary approach.He has been a co-chair person of the OECD study projects on scientific advice and research funding system. He is also a member of the program committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the special committee of Science Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.He has published several books and numerous papers and given many invited lectures in quality journals and international conferences such as OECD, INGSA, APEC, EU, WSF, STS Forum and AAAS.

Prof. Takamitsu SAWA
Prof. Takamitsu SAWA
Vice Director, IIAS / Professor emeritus, Kyoto University

Takamitsu Sawa got his PhD degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1970. He had been Professor of Economics at Kyoto University from 1980 to 2006; Distinguished Professor of Policy Studies at Ritsumeikan University from 2006 to 2010; President of Shiga University from 2010 to 2016; Distinguished Professor at Shiga University from 2016 ; Vice Director of the International Institute for Advanced Studies from 2018. His major fields include econometrics and environmental economics. He had been a member of the Central Environmental Council and the Transportation Policy Council as well as the Chairman of the latter Council. He was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2007.

Prof. Shigeru TAKAMI
Prof. Shigeru TAKAMI
Vice Director, IIAS / President, Kyoto Koka Women’s University

Shigeru Takami is a specially appointed professor, C-PiER at Kyoto University and also president of Kyoto Koka Women’s University. His major is educational administration and finance, and his research topic is public policy and educational resource allocation. He has a career over 35 years of teaching at universities, and experience in the field of educational research, mainly specialized in school governance, educational policy measures, and school management.
From 2008 to 2016, He was involved in the operation of the university, managing the University’s administration, working as the Deputy Vice President, and as the Management Director of Kyoto University.

Prof. Satoshi Sakai
Prof. Satoshi Sakai

Mr. Hyota Echizenya
Mr. Hyota Echizenya

Mr. Fukumaru Katsura
Mr. Fukumaru Katsura

Fri, Oct. 4

Mr. Marc Einstein
Mr. Marc Einstein
Chief Analyst(Official Adviser of Accident Zero Forum), ITR Corporation

Has over 10 years of telecommunications and digital media industry experience, with domain knowledge covering markets, management consulting and business analysis especially in Pan Pacific countries. And also has experience for speaker and presenter, he has spoken at major telecommunication conference in addition to being featured on both print and broadcast media such as CNN, CNBC, BBC Global, Channel News Asia etc.

Mr. Yuji Yamaga
Mr. Yuji Yamaga
President, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes K.K.

Managing Director of Dassault Systèmes K.K. since November 2017. He started his career in 1983 at IBM Japan as a sales representative, and then worked at IBM HQ as an international assignee. Two years later he was appointed as Director of Business strategy, and Director of Communications sector at IBM Japan. In 2007, he joined Microsoft Japan as Executive Officer and Director of Communications sector, and subsequently served as Managing Executive Officer of Enterprise Services and Cloud Business. His responsibilities at Microsoft included launching Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in the enterprise market. In February 2015, he joined Salesforce.com Japan initially as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales and later as Senior Vice President of Digital Innovation。He led the effort to help customers accelerate their digital transformation. He received his LL.B. in law from Keio University in 1983.

Mr. Sampo Hietanen
Mr. Sampo Hietanen
CEO, MaaS Global Ltd

Sampo Hietanen is the founding CEO of MaaS Global, a fast-growing mobility company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. He is also a recognized expert and a persuasive speaker on the future of mobility and on the power of open ecosystems. Sampo’s vision for the future is partly technological but fundamentally human: “The technology is already here. All we need to do is figure out our customers’ dream, and build the services to match it.”

Mr. Shigetaka Murase
Mr. Shigetaka Murase

Shigetaka Murase founded WILLER Inc. in 1994. He has been creating new values in transportation such as comfortable and reasonable express bus network, railways, restaurant buses etc. In 2018, he established WILLERS PTE. LTD. in Singapore. By making use of mobilities which utilize new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, ride share services etc. and IT marketing in ASEAN, he is making efforts to develop transportation services. In Japan, he has started “Tourism MaaS” in the area of Kyoto Tango Railways and Hokkaido.

Mr. Noriaki Natsume
Mr. Noriaki Natsume
Consultant, Kyoto University Original Co., Ltd.

After graduating from the Graduate School of Space Physics at Kyoto University, he joined Nomura Research Institute as a business consultant, and implemented a multidisciplinary project with private companies and government agencies.
Currently, he is working at the Kyoto University Original Co., Ltd. on the construction and implementation of projects with the mission of implementing the university’s “knowledge” in society.

Mr. Luis Fernandez  Gómez
Mr. Luis Fernandez Gómez
Strategic Project Director, B:SM SA, Barcelona City Council

Luis Gómez is the director for strategic projects at City of Barcelona such as coordinator of the EIT Urban Mobility
He is the former Commissioner for Economy, Enterprise and Innovation of Barcelona City Council, and the International VP for Smart City Expo Barcelona.
His mission is to lead the policies for promoting the economic and business fabric of the city, and to strengthen the positioning of Barcelona as a platform for innovation and for the attraction of international activity and talent.
Among his functions, these include the international economic promotion of the strategic sectors of Barcelona. The boosting and consolidation of the local ecosystem of start-ups, and of sectors such as mobile, ICT, logistics and the cultural industries are some of his priorities.
Mr Gómez has developed his professional career both in the public and private sectors, specializing in strategic and innovative sectors such as sustainable mobility, the electric vehicle and smart cities.

Prof. Sebastien Tremblay
Prof. Sebastien Tremblay
Director, Joint Research Unit in Urban Sciences, Laval University

Sébastien Tremblay received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Cardiff University (1999) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from a partnership between Cardiff and the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (QinetiQ). He is a Professor at Laval University, the founding member of the Co-DOT lab, an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, UK, and the Director of UMRsu – a consortium of academic, industrial and government partners teaming up in a joint R&D initiative to create innovative and smart solutions to emerging city challenges.
His research is centered on human interactions with technologies, and the main goal is to maximize human performance and quality of life in a wide range of domains such as security, transportation, emergency medicine, education and entertainment.

Mr. Juanjo Hierro
Mr. Juanjo Hierro
CTO, FIWARE Foundation

Juanjo Hierro is CTO of the FIWARE Foundation and chairs the FIWARE Technical Steering Committee (TSC) driving technical direction of FIWARE. He also coordinates tech roadmap activities defined around AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Data Economy/Sovereignty or IoT evolution. In addition, he supports activities of FIWARE Mission Support Committees, including Domain Committees where the FIWARE strategic direction, vision and value proposition for each application domain is defined.
FIWARE is the open source initiative driving definition of core standards for Smart Cities like the standard ETSI NGSI-LD API or data models collaboratively defined by cities under the umbrella of the “Front-runner Smart Cities” program launched by FIWARE Foundation and TM Forum.

Mr. Bartel Berkhout
Mr. Bartel Berkhout

Bartel Berkhout is CEO of SportsInQ and Founder of the Sports Leadership Institute Amsterdam. Berkhout is a recognized leader in the field of (urban) sports development and has clear mission: To maximize the positive impact of sport and vitality on society.
Berkhout specialty is establishing leadership learning communities for sports and healthcare by bringing different cultures together, including Japan (Green Sports Alliance) and The Netherlands.
He uses the power of sport to catalyze and strengthen new societal collaborations, sustainable development- and peace goals, by involving and bringing together governments, academia, sports organizations and the corporate sector.
Berkhout has also been responsible for designing high-end leadership programs, including the highly innovative Nyenrode Sports leadership program launched with a mission to inspire and empower the next generation leaders in sports.
Berkhout holds both a MBA degree from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and a Master of Dutch Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Dr. Tshering Cigay Dorji
Dr. Tshering Cigay Dorji
Chief Executive Officer, Thimphu TechPark Ltd.

Tshering Cigay Dorji is the Chief Executive Officer of Thimphu TechPark, Bhutan’s First IT Park, With his deep passion for technology and youth entrepreneurship, he has been instrumental in making the IT Park a vibrant place where hundreds of youths work. He has Masters and Ph.D in computer engineering (Natural Language Processing) from the University of Tokushima, Japan, and Master of Management from the University of Canberra, Australia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering, First Class Honours, in electrical engineering from the University of Wollongong in Australia in 1999.

Prof. Garry M. Bickle
Prof. Garry M. Bickle
Founder, Owner, GMBPGM tEChOvision

Prof. Dr. Garry M. Bickle is a veteran of the Asian market. First coming to Japan in 1988, he has been a resident since 1990. With a background in catalysis, he was on the forefront of pollution control projects with Japanese car, truck and motorcycle OEMs to meet tightening regulations globally. In 2010, to meet a request of Ford Motor Co, he started a new company (GMBPGM tEChOvison) and business line for recycling of waste catalytic converters. He has been applying the ESG and Smart principles for over 30 years, even before ESG became fashionable. His relationship with Smart City Kyoto goes back five years as a smart expert in Asia-Pacific and a lover of Kyoto.

Prof. Akira Fujishima
Prof. Akira Fujishima
Professor Honor, Tokyo University of Science

Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo 1986-2003
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo 2003-present
Chairman, Kanagawa Academy of Science & Technology 2003-March 2010
Special University Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo 2005-present
President, Tokyo University of Science 2010-2018
Director, Tokyo University of Science, Photocatalysis International Research Center 2013-present
Present Position
Professor Honor, Tokyo University of Science
Director, Tokyo University of Science,
Photocatalysis International Research Center
Main Awards
*Asahi Award form the Asahi Shinbun newspaper 1983
*Award of the Chemical Society of Japan 2000
*The Medal with a Purple Ribbon 2003
*The Japan Prize 2004
*The Japan Academy Prize 2004
*Person of Cultural Merit 2010
*The Order of Culture 2017

Dr. Sei-ichi Nishimoto
Dr. Sei-ichi Nishimoto
Chairman, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture / Chairman, Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO (ASTEM) / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

Sei-ichi Nishimoto received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1978, was appointed to Associate Professor in 1985, Professor in 1993, and the Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering during 2006 to 2008. After retirement from Kyoto University in 2012, he has been the Chairman, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture as well as Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research institute of KYOTO.

Dr. Seiji Kumagai
Dr. Seiji Kumagai
Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center (Kyoto University)

Seiji Kumagai studied Buddhist philosophy and received his Ph.D. in 2009 from Kyoto University. In 2011, he became an assistant professor at Hakubi Center for Advanced Research of Kyoto University. Since 2013, he has been Uehiro Associate Professor at Kokoro Research Center of Kyoto University from then until present. Since 2017, he has been a divisional director at Kokoro Research Center. He has been also invited by many universities as a guest professor/researcher such as Numata Professor (at University of Vienna in 2018).
His field of research is Buddhist Madhyamaka philosophy in India, Tibet and Bhutan, and also that of Bon religion. He has also studied history of Tibetan and Bhutanese Buddhism. He published books such as The Two Truths in Bon (Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2011), Bhutanese Buddhism and Its Culture (Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2014), and Buddhism, Culture and Society in Bhutan (Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2018), and also many academic articles on the philosophy of Indo-Himalayan Buddhism and Bon religion.

Prof. Dr. Yoshito Takahashi
Prof. Dr. Yoshito Takahashi
Professor Doctor, Heian Jogakuin (St. Agnes’) University / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

Degree of Literature from Keio University Graduate School of Literature was obtained in 1973.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Literature, Keio University, 1972; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Literature, Kyoto University, 1976; Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, from 1992 to 2008; Director, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, from 2008 to 2009; and Assistant Professor, Faculty of International Tourism, Heian Jogakuin University, from 2009.Former director of the International Goethe Association and former vice president of the International Association for Cross-cultural Exchange and German Literature.
His main writings include: Morphology and Symbolism (Iwaba Shoten), German Mind (Iwaba Shinsho), Witch and Europe (Iwaba Shoten), Gnosis Hereticalness and Modern (co-author, Iwaba Shoten), Glim Fairy Story World (Iwaba Shinsho), Classical Name for the Teens (co-author, Iwaba Junior Library), and Goethe’s Complete Translation of Color Theory (co-translated, Kosakusha).

Prof. Yoshihiko Tokumaru
Prof. Yoshihiko Tokumaru
Professor, Seitoku University / Professor Emeritus, Ochanomizu University

Born in Tokyo. He studied aesthetics and musicology at the University of Tokyo and Université Laval (Canada). He taught at Ochanomizu University (Université de Montréal, University of California Los Angeles, as visiting professor) and the Open University of Japan. Currently professor of musicology at Seitoku University, professor emeritus of Ochanomizu University. He worked as one of the supervisors for the project “Asian traditional performing arts” (the Japan Foundation). Recent works in Western languages: L’aspect mélodique de la musique de syamisen (Paris, Peeters, 2000); Musics, signs, and intertextuality: collected papers (Tokyo, Academia Music 2005). He also co-edited The Garland encyclopedia of world music 7: East Asia (New York, Routledge, 2002).

Prof. Makoto Nagao
Prof. Makoto Nagao
Academic Advisor, International Institute for Advanced Studies / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

Dr. Makoto Nagao is a professor emeritus of Kyoto University. He served as the 23rd President of Kyoto University (1997–2003). After retirement from the university, he was appointed to the director of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (2004-2007) and the director of National Diet Library in 2007 and held the position until 2012. He is the 7th director of International Institute for Advanced Studies from 2015.
He is one of the first scientists who developed practical machine translation (MT) systems. He is also a pioneer of natural language processing (NLP) for the Japanese language. In pattern recognition and image processing, he was the first engineer who applied feedback analysis mechanisms to facial recognition systems, and he introduced various artificial intelligence techniques into the image processing. He constructed the Adriadne system, a digital library system in 1994, which gave an impact upon digital library research in Japan and over the world.
His prizes include the Person of Cultural Merit from the Ministry of Education, Culture , Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, Japan Prize Laureates from the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan, ACL Life time Achievement Award from Association for Computational linguistics and IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE).He has been selected as a member of Japan Academy.
Served as a chief of the International Institute for Advanced Studies.Received the Order of Culture in 2018.

Mr. Takehiko Iseki
Mr. Takehiko Iseki
Lead Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects

Lead Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. Takehiko has over 12 years of experience on large scale and complex urban projects in Europe, US and Asia. Recent works include a proposal for New National Stadium in Japan and Navi-Mumbai International Airport in India. Graduated from Kyoto University and UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, he is a chartered member at Royal Institute of British Architects.

Mr. Hiroshi Nishinaka
Mr. Hiroshi Nishinaka
Director, Certification Division, BSI Group Japan K.K.

First joining Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (now SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.), then moving to FM-Net Co., Ltd. in 2003,Joined BSI Group Japan Co., Ltd. in 2007.
As the general manager of the Certification Division, we provide ISO certification services to organizations around the country.
Retained qualifications for certified lead auditors such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.

Mr. Yoshiaki Sawabe
Mr. Yoshiaki Sawabe
Chief Executive Officer, 1→10,Inc.

Born in 1973. Graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology.
Founded 1-10 in 1997.
Currently, Yoshi is involved in a wide range of self-initiated projects like the development of AI speech engine for robots, combining various traditional Japanese cultures with cutting edge technologies (MixedArts), and turning various para-sports into compelling digital experience.
Other than his role in 1-10, Yoshi’s is also heavy involved with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Some of these roles are: Advisor for Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Creative director for the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center, Jury of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic medal designs, Concept co-creator (along with Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki) of the Flag Handover Ceremony at the 2016 Summer Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mr. Benjamin Jean
Mr. Benjamin Jean

Benjamin is CEO of inno³, an open innovation consulting firm focused on IP’s value and open project management, and chairman of « Open Law*, Le droit ouvert », a french non-profit organization promoting activities to enhance the legal sector’s transformation through Open models principles. He is regularly mobilized as an expert in several related events and conferences (such as the Paris Open Source Summit, the European « Sharing & Reuse Conference », and the OGP Summit). Indeed, besides his full-time job at inno3, he teaches Intellectual Property law in several universities, he is Master conferences at Science Po Paris, administrator of Framasoft, and co-founder of the annual conference cycle « European Open source & Free Software Law Event » (EOLE). Lately, Benjamin co-wrote the Mainteners’ contract.

Mr. Hans Niendieker
Mr. Hans Niendieker

Entrepreneur in health care. To inspire people, create en realize innovative solutions. Create high performance healthcare networks/organisations in which the relationship between the patient/client and the healthcare professional results in excellent healthcare results, meaningful use and efficient healthcare networks & processes. Founder Ivido Personal Health Environment (www.ivido.nl).
Chairman of the board HINQ – Health Innovation cooperation. Creating High perfomance healthcare Networks (www.hinq.nl). Programmmanager Healthdeal Chronic Pain and right care in the right place.

Dr. Joohwan Noh
Dr. Joohwan Noh
CEO, SDPlex Co., Ltd.

Dr. Noh is an expert IT architect based in South Korea with over 20 years of professional experience working with gloal high tech manufacturers such as SamSung, LG and Cisco and Intel designing real time mission critical control systems. Dr. Noh has been serving in theadviry board for South Korean Government regarding Smart City projects in the city of Busan and Sejong focusing on how to intergrate IoT and BigData in the smart city design to efficiently server residing citizens in the city. He has his master’s and doctor’s degree from the Stanford University in the US.

Mr. Kazuaki Iwamoto
Mr. Kazuaki Iwamoto
Executive Officer Division General Manager, Product Strategy Div., MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION

Born in 1963
March 1986 Graduated from Department of Aeronautics University of Tokyo
April 1986 Join Nissan Motor Company Ltd.
April 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Vice corporate general manager, Product Strategy Div.
April 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CVP Global risk control
April 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CVP Division General Manager, Product Strategy Div.
June 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Executive Officer Division General Manager, Product Strategy Div.

Ms. Atsuko Oka
Ms. Atsuko Oka
Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Planning Member of the Board, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION

July 2010 President, NTT NaviSpace Corporation
July 2012 General Manager, Task Force for Integrated Customer Portal Development, Corporate Planning Department, NTT Communications Corporation
August 2015: General Manager, IoT Promotion Office, Corporate Planning Department, NTT Communications Corporation
July 2017 Director, Business Platform Division, Member of the Board, NTT Resonant Incorporated
October 2017 Director, Solution Business Division, Member of the Board, NTT Resonant Incorporated
June 2019 Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Planning, Member of the Board, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

Mr. Kazuyuki Iwata
Mr. Kazuyuki Iwata
Operating Officer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.(Chief Officer of Energy Management, Life Creation Center)

“Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Meiji University in 1986, joined Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
After being in charge of research and development of the riding simulator, transfer to Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Engaged in engine design such as the first generation of i-VTEC.
After developing Accord PHEV and Fit EV, he led the development of micro-EV since 2012.
He was transferred to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in 2013 and was in charge of the area of smart mobility and community.
Returned to Honda R&D Co., Ltd. in April 2016 and assumed the position of operating officer for the company.
Up to the present.

Ms. Sayuri Noji
Ms. Sayuri Noji
General Manager, Community Energy Division, THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO.,INC.

Mr. Hiroshi Horie
Mr. Hiroshi Horie
General Manager, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd

Born in Osaka in 1966. Joined Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. In 1989. 20 year of experience in R&D function including vehicle platform design/planning, vehicle performance testing, advanced EV development. Now in charge of global EV related lobbying activity since 2009.

Ms. Yuko Sakai
Ms. Yuko Sakai
Project Manager, Tokyo Engineering Div., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Tokyo Engineering Div. Project Manager
Responsible for public relations in Research Div., Governmental Affairs Div., ITS Planning Div., Environmental Div. In recent years, Japan domestic and other countries resource circulation policies, work on recycling and reuse of parts and materials. As of April 2019, in charge of projects related to the promotion of society using electrified vehicles and with the scope of environment and technology.

Mr. Yoshinobu Sato
Mr. Yoshinobu Sato
Deputy Director, Automotive Industrial Strategy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Shinichiro Fujiki
Mr. Shinichiro Fujiki
General manager, Tottori prefecture

I engaged in work in the sections such as public transport, crisis control, public information, sightseeing, the information policy. From this July, I engaged in existing position.

Mr. Masaki Aota
Mr. Masaki Aota

After graduating from university, joined a Kyoto youth hostel association, and was responsible for youth development, travel business, organization management, and so on. After retiring in 2014, play ana active part between the local community and residents, administrative and educational institutions, companies, and various organizations around Miyama-city.
Currently, working for the KYOTO MIYAMA TOURISM ASSOCIATION and is involved in the operation of the Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center as well as activities related to regional revitalization at NPOs.

Ph.D Ichiya Nakamura
Ph.D Ichiya Nakamura
Professor, Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design, Keio University

Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University President, iUniversity (to be appointed) President, CiP Association
He also serves as Japanese government’s committees including Intellectual Property Committee, Pop Culture WG. He is known as president of various consortiums such as CiP, Digital Signage Consortium, and Super-human Sports Society. Also known as founder of NPO CANVAS. Serves as director of companies including Space Shower, YOSHIMOTO KOGYO, etc.
He was Executive Director at Stanford Japan Center (2002-2006), Visiting Professor at MIT Media Laboratory (1998-2002), and a policy maker at Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Japan (1984-1998).
Prior to joining the government, he was a director of a rock band Shonen Knife.
He wrote many books and articles such as “Contents and National Strategy”(2013, Kadokawa-Books)”Ichiya Nakamura’s New Generation IT Business Evolution”(2011, Discovery 21)etc….
*The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Japan 1984.4-1998.7
—-Telecommunications Bureau 1984-1987
—-Broadcasting Bureau 1987-1989
—-Communications Policy Bureau 1990-1993
—-Director, Paris Office 1993-1995
—-General Affairs Department 1995-1998
*MIT Media Lab:Visiting Professor 1998.9-2004.8
*NPO CANVAS:Vice President 2002.08-present
*Stanford Japan Center-Research:Executive Director 2002.9-2006.8
*Keio University DMC: Professor 2006.9-2008.3
*Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications:Counselor 2007.1-2009.7
*Digital Signage Consortium:President 2007.6-present
*Space Shower Network co.,ltd:Director 2008.7-present
*Net Safety Consortium : Coordinator 2008.10-present
*IPDC Forum :President 2009.6- present
*Cabinet Secretariat,Contents Committee: Chairman 2010.2-2012
*Digital Textbook and Teaching: Vice chairman 2010.7.27- 2019.3
*METI Movie Business Environment Committee :Chairman 2011.1-2012
*MIC ICT White Paper Editing Committee :Chairman 2011.2-present
*New Media Risk Association :President 2012.2- present
*Open Data Distribution Consortium :Director 2012.7-present
*Cabinet Secretariat Popculture WG :Chairman 2013.4-present
*Cabinet Secretariat, Planning Committee: Chairman 2013.11-present
*Adult program ethics committee: Councilor 2014.6-present
*CiP Association: President 2015.4-present
*Superhuman Sports Society: Co-president 2015.6-present
*Kyoto International Film Festival: Chairman 2015.10-present
*Yoshimoto co.,Ltd.;Director 2016.6-present
*Tokyo University,Research Center of Advanced Science and Technology 2017.4-present
*RIKEN,AIP Center,Coodinator(Temporary) 2017.8-present
*Leaning of Tomorrow : Director 2018.5-present

Mr. Masato Aoki
Mr. Masato Aoki
General Manager, Marketing Technology Development Division, Hakuhodo DY holdings Inc.

Joined Hakuhodo in 1989.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, General Manager of the Marketing Technology Development Division, and Hakuhodo, General Manager of the Research & Development Division since 2016. Past experiences include Marketing Center Team Leader, Manager of Hakuhodo Institute of Shopper Insight, General Manager of the Shopper & Retail Marketing Division at Hakuhodo.
Promotes R&D in the fields from social/Sei-katsu-Sha research, shopping behavior research, to data marketing and marketing technology.

Mr. Kei Hayase
Mr. Kei Hayase
Partner, PwC Consulting LLC