Conference Program

Check the conferences which cover the latest technology and industry trends.

Bilingual Sessions JAPANESEENGLISH

Japan IT Week Keynote Session

May 9 (Wed) 10:00-11:30
The future of AI-powered assistants

Alon Halevy
Recruit Institute of Technology, Inc.

In this presentation I will share a few thoughts about the future of AI-powered internet services and personal assistants. We are moving into an era in which we expect much higher quality of advice from our services, but at the same time we are also worried about our privacy. I will describe the need for services that can interact with users at a deeper level by knowing their goals and preferences and being able to interact seamlessly on multiple modalities.
Softbank's robot strategy

Kazutaka Hasumi
Board Director & CCRO
VP, Content Marketing Division
SoftBank Robotics

It has been 4 years since Softbank started striving for Humanoid Robot and launched Pepper. Accelerating alliances with various companies, what does Softbank aim for now? Softbank's corporate strategy with the latest data will be described in this seminar.
Participation Fee for Keynote Session (IT-K)[ tax included ]
Discount price available
until April 26 (Thu)
Original Price
on/after April 27 (Fri)
JPY 16,000 JPY 18,000

Application for Keynote Session(IT-K)
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IoT/M2M Special Session 3

Free/Pre-registration Required May 11 (Fri) 12:30-14:00
Igniting the data revolution How IoT changes global business HUAWEI's IoT strategy and global trends Data analytics transform manufacturing; Omron's vision on innovating connectivity platform for industrial IoT

Dipesh Patel
IoT Services Group
Arm Limited

Takashi Kaku
General Manager
Carrier Technology Strategy Department
Technology Strategy Division

Hiroyuki Inoue
Senior General Manager
IoT Project Leader/
Industry Marketing Dept.
Industrial Automation Company
Omron Corporation

IST Special Session

Free/Pre-registration Required May 9 (Wed) 15:00-16:30
Cybercrime, cybercriminals, and cyberweapons The status of the latest cyber attacks and the future course of action

Patti Chrzan
Sr. Director
Shared Services & Strategic Programs,
Digital Crimes Unit
Microsoft Corporation

Itsuro Nishimoto
President, Representative Director & CTO
LAC Co.,Ltd.

(Honorifics omitted)

Including above 3 bilingual sessions, total 57 sessions will be held by industry top leaders for all 3 days!
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  • ■ Cancellation or change of sessions will not be accepted after your application. If the applicant is unable to attend, please have another personnel attend instead.
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  • ■ Ticket will be sold on site, unless all the seats are fully booked.
  • ■ The Conference is for business purposes. Students are not allowed to enter.
  • ■ Please note that applications from companies in a competitive relationship with the organiser may be declined.
  • ■ Please note that recording and photography are strictly prohibited.
  • ■ Speakers and programs are subject to change.
  • ■ Textbooks of some sessions might not be available.
  • ■ Textbook might be available only in Japanese.
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  • ■ There will be no distribution of textbooks before or after the session.
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Japan IT Week Conference Management
18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
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