THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE, an annual conference hosted by Digital Garage co-founder and Director of MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, will be held this year on July 25-26 in Tokyo, Japan. Held since 2005 the conference is aimed at those interested Internet Technology and the businesses which emerges from it. Since 2011, the conference has been held annually in both Tokyo and San Francisco, Digital Garage’s US branch.
Marking its fifteenth edition, DG Lab (Digital Garage’s R&D innovation center) will cover upcoming technologies: Biotechnology (Day 1) and Blockchain (Day 2). Globally acclaimed leading researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts of the field will come together to discuss and debate on these cutting edge trends.
Co-hosts: Digital Garage, Inc.; Kakaku.com, Inc.; Credit Saison Co., Ltd.
Co-sponsors: Daiwa Securities Group Inc.; TIS Inc.
Host: Joi Ito
Location: Toranomon Hills Forum
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
July 25, 2017(Tue): Biotechnology
July 26, 2017(Wed) : Blockchain
6/28: Hiroaki Kitano and Takayuki Ito have been added to our list of speakers for Day 1 ”Intersections Between IT and Biotechnology and the Future They Foretell”, as well as Phil Libin to our list of speakers for Day 2 ”Real Power and Evolution of Blockchain”.
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Based on the development of AI and sensor technology in recent years, discussions on the future of biotechnology will be held through the perspectives of coming innovations in the field, the environment in the US, where ecosystems focused on incubation centers specialized in the biotechnology field are evolving, trends in Japan, and the latest news from startup corporations who are leading the technological revolution through innovative approaches.
2017 is the year of transition from early adoption to construction of social ecosystem for blockchain technology. Recently, the idea of related business and various derivative technologies have appeared one after another and it is sometimes expressed as a technological revolution since the Internet. Is it a suddenly emerging new technology?
In this conference, we aim to learn from past history then re-think real power and desirable evolution of blockchain technology. NCC 2017 Tokyo gives audience understandings of historical view, lessons from the first wave, roadmap toward social ecosystem, upcoming disruptions and blockchain x AI.
5-minute walk from No. 1 Exit of Toranomon Stn.
6-minute walk from Exit 3 of Kamiyacho Stn.
8-minute walk from Exit A12 of Kasumigaseki Stn.
11-minute walk from the Karasumoriguchi Exit of Shimbashi Stn.
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* University (vocational, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs) and high school students only
* Student attendees must present their student ID at the reception desk, otherwise we kindly request them to purchase the full-priced ticket.