Thu, Oct. 3
Cisco Systems Global Public Sector Managing Director
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.
Deloitte LLP Global Smart City Leader Partner
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.
GSMA 4YFN Global Engagement Manager
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.
Ritsumeikan University, College of Science and Engineering Professor / Director
SHIMADZU CORPORATION Representative Director, President & CEO
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
EON Reality Vice President Asia
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.
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 Center, Chairman of Yuyuan Culture Business Group Group, and Vice C hairman 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 busines s partners.
Before joining FOSUN
Group, Eric had worked in other international corporations as senior management such as SECOO Group Group, K11 Concepts under Hong Kong New Wor ld Development GroupGroup, Wharf Group Group, CB Richard Ellis Ellis, Hong Kong MTR Corporation and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Grou Group. As a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience across a wide spectrum in commercial industry throughout OmnOmni-channel shopping platform platform, Shopping Malls projects projects, Offices and HighHigh-en d Hotels & Resorts, Eric has always been a pioneer to pilot ne w business models to change the retail industry by integrating art, culture, commercial in this rapid rapid-changing world.
Energy Division General Manager of ZEB＆Smart Community Department
Kyoto University Professor
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
Japan Science and Technology Agency Vice President
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.
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
City of Lahti Mayor
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.
DAIHATSU MOTOR CO.,LTD. Product Planning Div Chief Engineer
Waseda University Professor
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.
Director of 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.
Director of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, Oct. 4
ITR Corporation Chief Analyst（Official Adviser of Accident Zero Forum）
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.
Dassault Systèmes K.K. President, Managing Director
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.
MaaS Global Ltd CEO, Founder
WILLER, Inc. CEO
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.
Kyoto University Original Co., Ltd. Consultant
Joint Research Unit in Urban Sciences Laval University Director
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.
FIWARE Foundation CTO
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.
Thimphu TechPark Ltd. Chief Executive Officer
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.
Tokyo University of Science Professor Honor
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
Professor Honor, Tokyo University of Science
Director, Tokyo University of Science,
Photocatalysis International Research Center
*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
Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture Chairman, Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO (ASTEM) Chairman, Kyoto University Professor Emeritus
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.
Kokoro Research Center (Kyoto University) Associate Professor
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.
Heian Jogakuin (St. Agnes’) University Professor Doctor, Kyoto University Professor Emeritus
Seitoku University Professor, Ochanomizu University Professor Emeritus
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).
International Institute for Advanced Studies Academic Advisor, Kyoto University Professor Emeritus
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
Zaha Hadid Architects Lead Architect
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.
BSI Group Japan K.K Director, Certification Division
1→10,Inc. Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
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.
SDPlex Co., Ltd. CEO
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
Product Strategy Div. Executive Officer Division General Manager, Product Strategy Div.
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.
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION Senior Vice President,Head of Technology Planning Member of the Board
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.(Chief Officer of Energy Management, Life Creation Center) Operating Officer
General Manager, Community Energy Division, THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO.,INC.
Graduated from Department of Economics, Kobe University in March 1984. Joined Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd. in April of the same year. After working as Chief Manager at Office of Regional Relations and Planning and General Manager of Regional Relations at Nuclear Power Division, assumed his current position in June 2018 (Director, General Manager, Community Energy Division). Currently, he is mainly responsible for smart community and VPP (Virtual Power Plant).
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, General Manager
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.
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.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Deputy Director , Automotive Industrial Strategy Office
Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design, Keio University Professor
Hakuhodo DY holdings Inc. Marketing Technology Development Division General Manager
PwC Consulting LLC Partner, Supervior
PwC Consulting LLC Senior Associate Ambassador
PwC Consulting LLC Associate Facilitator