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16-17 October 2018
Westin Tokyo
TU Automotive Japan

Expert speakers sharing their insights in 2018:

  • Sean Miyazawa
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
    Sean Miyazawa Alliance General Manager, Global UX Design
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
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  • Toshiro Muramatsu
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Toshiro Muramatsu Deputy general manager, telematics engineering group
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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  • Hans-Georg von Gumppenberg
    Mercedes-Benz Finance Japan
    Hans-Georg von Gumppenberg Representative Director and CFO
    Mercedes-Benz Finance Co., Ltd./ Daimler Insurance Services japan Co., Ltd.
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    Hans-Georg von Gumppenberg, joined Daimler Financial Service in 2004. Currently Representative Director and CFO at Mercedes-Benz Finance Ltd. in Japan. Spent all my career in Asia (Singapore, Japan, Beijing, HK). MPhil from University of Cambridge.

  • Alisa Ishikawa
    Mercedes-Benz Finance Japan
    Alisa Ishikawa Treasury
    Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.
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    Alisa Ishikawa joined Treasury in July 2017 after completing two 6-month internships at Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd. during her time in university. She is currently in Corporate Finance, Treasury and is also supporting Mercedes-Benz Finance Co., Ltd. on financial services mobility topics. She holds a BA from Waseda Univeristy.

  • Dr. Daisuke Emmanji
    Continental Automotive Japan K.K.
    Dr. Daisuke Emmanji Head of I S&T Japan Systems & Technology, Interior Division
    Continental Automotive Japan K.K.
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    Daisuke Emmanji joined Continental Automotive in 2014 as Head of I S&T Japan, Systems & Technology, Interior Division. He started his career in the automotive industry at TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. in 2005, after he worked as a consultant of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young from 2000.

    Mr. Emmanji joined Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (currently known as Japan Atomic Energy Agency) in 1994, after he graduated from School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, with Ph.D. in Engineering.

  • Gaku Nakazato
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    Gaku Nakazato Director, new generation mobile communications office
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
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  • Roger Lanctot
    Strategy Analytics
    Roger Lanctot Director, Automotive Connected Mobility
    Strategy Analytics
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    Roger Lanctot has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1s and developers on product and market development and strategy. Currently Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a frequent blogger and keynote speaker.

    Keynote: Telematics Munich

    Keynote: TU-Auto Detroit

    Advisory Board: AutomobilityLA (L.A. Auto Show)

    Advisory Board: Future Networked Car (ITU event held at the Geneva Motor Show)

    Advisor: W3C HTML5 for the car

    2017 Tech Cars Award for Best Analyst or Connected Car Celebrity

    Member: International Motor Press Association, Washington Automotive Press Association

  • Tomo Yamaguchi
    Solace
    Tomo Yamaguchi Country Manager Japan
    Solace
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  • Kent Chang
    Orange
    Kent Chang IoT Client Director
    Orange
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    Kent Chang is an IoT Client Director with Orange Business Services. He has worked in various roles in mobile network and digital technology over the past 17 years. Kent has been leading IoT sales in the Asia region since 2014, specializing in geo-location and connectivity across IoT vertical solutions.

  • Tsuguo Nobe
    Intel
    Tsuguo Nobe Architect and Director/ Visiting Associate Professor
    Intel K.K. / Nagoya University
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  • Masaru Nakano
    Keio University
    Masaru Nakano Professor Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM)
    Keio University
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  • Koji Nakao
    nict
    Koji Nakao Research Executive Director
    National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
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  • Sawako Hamanaka
    company
    Sawako Hamanaka Chief Executive Officer
    Brains Technology, Inc.
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    Sawako Hamanaka is founder and CEO of Brains Technology, Inc. After leading in R&D division at IT consulting company, she established Brains Technology in 2008. To improve enterprises productivity, she launched innovative services such as "Neuron" (enterprises search engine), and "Impulse"(data analysis platform) using oss-based technology and machine learning.

    The company's flagship product "Impulse" is a real-time predictive analytics platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) systems, that uses machine learning technology to deliver automated tasks such as feature analysis, algorithm selection and parameter tuning. Impulse is used for early failure and performance degradation detection, defective product from IoT devices.

  • Takeki Ogitsu
    Gunma University
    Takeki Ogitsu Deputy Director-General
    Gunma University
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  • Takaaki Sugiura
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
    Takaaki Sugiura Principal Researcher, Group Leader
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
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  • Vivek Vaidya
    Frost & Sullivan
    Vivek Vaidya Sr. Vice President, Mobility
    Frost & Sullivan
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    Vivek Vaidya is a Senior Vice President with the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Intelligent Mobility Practice.

    Vivek Vaidya is an opinion maker, strategic thinker and compelling speaker. He has advised major automotive companies, transportation companies and governments on future scenarios and regulations, market & competitive strategies and strategic partnerships in his career spanning 20 years.

    He has strong personal relationships with CXO's in the region. He is a preferred industry analyst for many business channels such as BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, ET now etc. He has also spoken at various conferences across the world and quoted extensively in newspapers.

  • Hidekazu Fukai
    NTT docomo
    Hidekazu Fukai General Manager of Connected Car Business Office
    NTT docomo
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    Mr.Hidekazu Fukai was named General Manager of Connected Car Business Office of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in July 2018.

    Mr.Fukai was a Senior Director of Human Resource Department from 2016 after he was involved in promoting Education ICT solution for Enterprise customers from 2007. Mr.Fukai entered NTT DOCOMO, INC. in April 1994.

  • Lars Rosengren
    ustwo
    Lars Rosengren Product Lead and UX Designer
    ustwo Auto
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    Having worked in various roles in digital technology over the past 20 years, I now specialise in user centric product strategy and digital transformation coaching, as well as being the co-head of the ustwo team in Tokyo, Japan. With extensive experience in applying user centred design and agile development across industries and products, ustwo works in close collaboration with our partners, to coach and shape their teams to deliver quality products and services.

  • Ali Izadi
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Ali Izadi Head of Intelligent Mobility
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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    Based in Seoul, Ali oversees a global analyst team focused on research and analysis on the emerging field of intelligent mobility. The team produces analysis on business models, technologies and policies related to new mobility services and autonomous driving. Prior to his current role, Ali managed Bloomberg NEF’s Japan and Korea Research team. Prior to joining Bloomberg NEF in 2010, Ali had worked at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, as well as fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems.

    Ali has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in Materials Science from Meijo University.

  • Aditya Kaul
    Tractica
    Aditya Kaul Research Director
    Tractica
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    Aditya Kaul is a research director at Tractica, with a primary focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. He also covers blockchain and wearables as part of his research. Kaul has more than 12 years of experience in technology market research and consulting. He is based in London.

    Prior to Tractica, Kaul was a practice director at ABI Research, where he led the firm’s Mobile Networks research group. Kaul has also worked as an analyst and team leader at firms including Pioneer Consulting and Evalueserve, and has provided independent consulting services in the areas of Internet of Things, wearables, and smart cities. Kaul started his career as an electrical engineer designing chipsets and wireless networks with stints at Qualcomm and Siemens. Kaul has been a prolific speaker, moderator, and panelist at industry conferences and events, and has appeared frequently in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC, The Motley Fool, VentureBeat, Unstrung, ZDNet, Wireless Week, EE Times, and CommsDesign, among others.

    Kaul holds two master’s degrees in engineering, from Colorado State University and Pennsylvania State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat in India.

  • Clint Wheelock
    Tractica
    Clint Wheelock Managing Director
    Tractica
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    Clint Wheelock is the founder and managing director of Tractica. He leads all research operations at the firm, including management of its analyst team as well as client interactions and consulting engagements. His personal research focuses on artificial intelligence and user interface technologies.

    Wheelock has an extensive background in market intelligence focused on emerging technologies. Most recently, he was founder and president of Pike Research, a leading market intelligence firm focused on the global clean technology industry, which was acquired by Navigant Consulting, after which Wheelock led the rebranded Navigant Research business as its managing director. In this role, he managed all aspects of company operations, including research, sales, marketing, finance, and operations. Prior to forming Pike Research, Wheelock was chief research officer at ABI Research, vice president at the NPD Group, and research director at In-Stat. Previous positions also include senior product management and strategic marketing roles at Qwest Communications and Verizon Communications, as well as prior experience in management consulting and private investment banking. Wheelock holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BA from Washington & Lee University.

  • Soichiro Takagi
     
    Soichiro Takagi Professor, Executive Research Fellow, General Manager Research Division Center _
    Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
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    Soichiro Takagi is Professor, Executive Research Fellow, and the General Manager of Research Division at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) at International University of Japan. He is the director of the Blockchain Economic Research Lab at GLOCOM and also a visiting associate professor at The University of Tokyo. He also served as an Asia Program Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, etc.

    His major field is information economics, focusing on the relationship between information technology and the economy. He has examined a variety of topics including offshore outsourcing, cloud computing, open data, sharing economy, digital currency, and blockchain. He has authored many books and articles, including “Blockchain Economics” (in Japanese), “Reweaving the Economy: How IT Affects the Borders of Country and Organization” (University of Tokyo Press). He also served as a chairperson of the government committee for discussing “Evaluation Forms for Blockchain-Based System” at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

    He received Ph.D. in information studies from The University of Tokyo.

  • Tetsu Nakajima
     
    Tetsu Nakajima Chief Investment Officer
    Mistletoe
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    With over 10 years of venture capital investment experience at Innovation Corporation Network of Japan and Mistletoe.

    Focusing on mobility, robotics, IoT hardware, and artificial intelligence startups. Investing in seed, early, and growth stage startups at Japan, US, and EU. Succeeded to exit one IPO and several M&As. Succeeded to exit one IPO and several M&As.

    And, with over 8 years of research engineer at Corporate R&D center at Toshiba. Participated in the IEEE802.11n & Wi-Fi Alliance standardization activities.

  • Yoshiki Ninomiya
     
    Yoshiki Ninomiya Director/ Professor
    TierIV, Inc/ Nagoya University
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  • Shohei Okudera
     
    Shohei Okudera Co-Founder
    WOTA
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    WOTA is creating a water treatment AI "WOTA CORE" that optimizes conventional "experience-based" water treatment process using a unique set of sensors and algorithms.

    It's applications are: cost reduction services for water and wastewater plants and personal water infrastructure that run on the WOTA CORE and enable people to use clean water for showers and sinks whenever and whereever they are.

    Started in Oct. 2014 with members from the University of Tokyo, WOTA has experts with a variety of backgrounds, including water, energy, biology, big-data analysis, architecture, and design.

  • Nobuhiro Kishimoto
     
    Nobuhiro Kishimoto President & CEO
    Magellan Systems Japan
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    1987 Dragon Magic, Ltd. was established on February 1, 1987 to develop and sell the navigation software and the application for LORAN-C.

    1989 Magellan Systems Corporation in US launched the first handy-type GPS NAV1000. Concurrently, Dragon Magic Ltd obtained a dealership to sell its product in Japan.

    1992 Company name was changed to Magellan Systems Japan, Ltd.

    1993 The company obtained a part of shares of Magellan Systems Corporation in US since they admired an achievement of the next generation GPS board development project with DENSO, Toshiba and Xanavi Informatics. Ron Brown(United States Secretary of Commerce) attended the signing ceremony.

    1993 Company name was changed to Magellan Systems Japan, Inc.

    1999 The company concluded a contract of the super high sensitivity GPS algorithm development with Information-technology Promotion Agency(IPA).

    2000 The company moved its headquarters to Suita-city, Osaka pref.

    2001 Built the North Osaka R&D centre in Toyono, Osaka pref

    2004 The company was authorized by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications regarding new businesses of communication and broadcasting based on its law.

    2004 The company moved its headquarters to Toyono, Osaka pref.

    2005 The company received authorization about the Temporary Law Concerning Measures for the Promotion of the Creative Business Activities of Small and Medium Enterprises from Osaka pref.

    2005 The company was awarded a prize for the new business subsidies by Ikeda Bank, Ltd.

    2007 The company moved its headquarters and office to Kawanishi, Hyogo pref.

    2008 The company moved its headquarters and office to Amagasaki, Hyogo pref.

    2011 The company made a contract with NASA/JPL for cooperation for ephemeris prediction technology (AEP).

    2015 "MSJ Research Center" LLC was established in Russia.

  • Victor Zhang
    Tractica
    Victor Zhang Director China
    SBD Automotive
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    Victor guides the China office of SBD and has more than 7 years’ experience in the connected vehicle industry. Victor has contributed to the Connected Car team by authoring reports, creating new products and managing projects for several global OEMs. Victor’s experience includes a recently completed initiative in the China market to help a competitive OEM design its next generation telematics on-boarding experience.

  • Mayu Nakumaka
    ustwo Auto
    Mayu Nakumaka Product Design Lead
    ustwo Auto
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    With nearly 15 years of experience in the digital design industry, Mayu now is a Product Design Lead and one of the co-head of the ustwo Tokyo team. Starting as a UI developer, she moved into the career of user centred design and worked on various projects ranging from finance to sports wearable to automotive, encouraging businesses to shift perspectives and to provide better digital experiences to users. She is also specialised in facilitating collaboration by running workshops and UX-coaching design teams, which is one of the key elements in digital transformation.

  • Shingo Ehara
     
    Shingo Ehara Mobility Director
    Plug and Play Japan
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    Joined Rakuten in 2013 as an e-commerce Marketer and Project Manager for the Rakuten Group Super Sale event, the largest online sale event in Japan. Eventually switched roles to integrate Rakuten Group company features into Viber, an Israeli startup app acquired by Rakuten with free messaging and calling features. Successfully launched P2P Fintech features inside the Viber app using Rakuten Bank platform. Joined Plug and Play Japan as a co-founder in August 2017, a VC and Open Innovation platform to match large corporates and high tech startups from around the globe. Shingo is a car guy, tech geek and plays golf. American School in Japan and Lewis and Clark College alum.

  • Koji Hosaka
    Xevo
    Koji Hosaka President of Xevo KK and GM of Automotive
    Xevo
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    Koji Hosaka is the President of Xevo KK and the GM of Automotive programs. Koji is responsible for the company’s growth and strategy in Japan, China, and other Asian markets, as well as Xevo’s worldwide automotive projects. Koji has established himself as an automotive and technology expert through his speaking engagements at various industry conferences. Koji has a history of leading various technology, systems, and middleware initiatives, specializing in the automotive market. Before joining Xevo in 2006, Koji was the Director of Sales, Japan for Espial, a Canadian company that provides IPTV-focused HTML/BML browser and middleware solutions.

  • Hideki Matsushima
    Panasonic
    Hideki Matsushima Department Chief, Security Technology Research Department, Intelligent Mobility Research Laboratory
    Panasonic
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    Hideki Matsushima is security researcher of Panasonic R&D Division and is the feature lead for security on in-vehicle security system.

    He has a rich experience in an embedded systems security in the past 20 years.

  • Yuji Hirabayashi
    Denso IT Laboratory Inc.
    Yuji Hirabayashi Executive Advisor
    Denso IT Laboratory Inc.
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    pr 1977, joined Nippondenso (now Denso).

    Since 1977, the research and development of engine control.

    Since 1993, the development of the vihcle navigation system.

    Jun 2011, joined DENSO IT LABORATRY. Inducted as President.

    Jun 2018, Inducted Executive Adviser

    It is a corporation belonging to the DENSO Group that specializes in research and development.

    We refuse to limit ourselves to the field of automobiles alone, instead searching out and pursuing R&D themes in a free and unrestrained manner quite uncharacteristic of DENSO

  • Manabu Oka
    AT&T Japan KK
    Manabu Oka President, AT&T Japan KK
    Sales Center Vice President - Japan, Global Account Solutions
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    Manabu Oka assumed his current role of Sales Center Vice President in January 2011 and has led enterprise sales in Japan. He was appointed as the President of AT&T Japan KK in September 2010.

    Prior to his current role, Manabu served as Executive Director, Customer Service from September 2008 leading all service functions in Japan including service delivery, network operations, service management, and technical support.

    Manabu started his career with IBM Japan as a network engineer, prior to joining AT&T Japan in 2000.

    Manabu is a Japanese native who spent over 15 years in the US in total, and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Economics, with a concentration in International Relations.

  • Yukihiro Yamamoto
    Trillium Secure, Inc.
    Yukihiro Yamamoto Senior Director of Business Development & Operation
    Trillium Secure, Inc.
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    After working at Pioneer Corporation and Increment P Co., Ltd., established Canvas Mapple, Inc. in 2006 as a car navigation software provider. As the President and Representative Director at Canvas Mapple, and created a new category market called "Car navigation to make traveling fun".

    In 2017, moved to Trillium Secure, Inc., a provider of cyber security software for connected cars. At Trillium, constantly discussing ideas with automakers, non-life insurers, fleet companies to create a new mechanisms and eco-systems to protect drivers from hackers.

  • Saneyoshi Keiji
     
    Saneyoshi Keiji Chairman
    ITD Labs
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