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November 9 (Thursday) [Venue: Hall A]

10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Address KI-1
Simultaneous English and Chinese interpreting provided
Orchestrating a brighter world
Co-creating the future through digital transformation

Takashi Niino

President and CEO (Representative Director), NEC Corporation

In anticipation of the world post digital transformation, NEC will continue to create new values with our customers.
Moreover, we will aim to solve the various global problems and contribute to creating the future society where people around the world can live better lives. This lecture will introduce the future we create with various stakeholders and the initiatives we are carrying out to realize that future.

Photo: Takashi Niino

November 10 (Friday) [Venue: Hall A]

10:30 - 12:00 Special Lecture TO-4
Simultaneous English interpreting provided
Cyber security for the future

Ikuo Misumi

Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat, Deputy Director-General of National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC)

Yuji Hoshizawa

Partner, Chief Technology Officer, PwC Cyber Services LLC

Yoichi Ochiai

Media Artist, Advisor to President, Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba

Moderator:Yoh Mikami
IT Journalist

While IT is becoming an important social infrastructure, cyber attacks are becoming more advanced, sophisticated, and serious. The lack of human resources in information security in the midst of global cyber attack threats is a crucial issue among Japanese corporations. This session looks into the latest trends in cyber attacks and tackles the issues that companies must face and the measures for dealing with those issues, as well as the development of highly skilled human resources in security.

Photo: Ikuo Misumi, Yuji Hoshizawa, Yoichi Ochiai, Yoh Mikami
(left to right): Ikuo Misumi, Yuji Hoshizawa, Yoichi Ochiai, Yoh Mikami
12:45 - 14:15 Special Lecture TO-5
Simultaneous English interpreting provided
AI utilization and the future of Japan
As gleaned from case studies on AI data analysis aimed at the solution of social issues

Ichiro Sakata

Special Advisor to the President, Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Director of the Department of Technology Management for Innovation, The University of Tokyo

Haruka Shibata

Associate Professor, Department of Human Coexistence, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Hirofumi Abe

Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Director, Large-Scale Project Development Center, General Broadcasting Administration, NHK

NHK Special Series entitled "Mirai Kaiseki AI Prologue Sono Saki no Nippon (Future Analysis-AI Prologue-The Coming Japan)," which presented hints on the solutions to social problems faced by Japan through social data analysis using AI, was aired in July this year and gathered wide attention on the topic. What kind of society will Japan become in 2020 and beyond ? This session looks into the future where humans and AI cooperate and co-exist using as case study NHK's proposals for the future based on AI developed by NHK for solving social issues.

Photo: Ichiro Sakata, Haruka Shibata, Hirofumi Abe
(left to right): Ichiro Sakata, Haruka Shibata, Hirofumi Abe
15:00 - 18:00 Special Lecture TO-6
Simultaneous English interpreting provided
NEC Future Creation Forum

The "NEC Future Creation Forum" is a venue where intelligent minds and experts from around the world gather together to conceive and discuss about the ideal future and how to solve the challenges for its realization based on the development of future technologies.
This lecture will report on the activities of the NEC Future Creation Forum throughout the year.

Michio Kaku

Professor of Theoretical Physics, City College of New York

Kevin Kelly

Founding Executive Editor of WIRED magazine

Yutaka Matsuo

Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Yoshiharu Habu

Professional Shogi Player

Ryojun Shionuma

Chief Priest, Jigenji Temple

Chiki Ogiue


Chiaki Hayashi

Representative Director, Loftwork Inc.,

Katsumi Emura

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NEC

Photo: Michio Kaku, Kevin Kelly, Yutaka Matsuo, Yoshiharu Habu, Ryojun Shionuma, Chiki Ogiue, Chiaki Hayashi, Katsumi Emura
(back row, left to right): Michio Kaku, Kevin Kelly, Yutaka Matsuo, Yoshiharu Habu;
(front row, left to right): Ryojun Shionuma, Chiki Ogiue, Chiaki Hayashi, Katsumi Emura
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