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Cutting Edge Internet Technology and its Emerging Businesses

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 June 19 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 seventeenth edition, DG Lab (Digital Garage’s R&D innovation center) will cover upcoming technologies: Regulation and Technology. Globally acclaimed leading researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts of the field will come together to discuss and debate on these cutting edge trends.

Date Jun 19, 2018
Co-host Digital Garage,Inc. Kakaku.com,Inc. CREDIT SAISON Co.,Ltd
Venue Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F Roppongi Academy Hills
Theme

Governance of Regulations and Innovations

We are observing many issues coming out from the gap between the emerging technologies and regulations that can’t catch up the latest technologies such as ICOs, street bio, drone, and so on. At this year’s conference, we will discuss how startups and regulators should collaborate to utilize the latest technologies in the market while preventing users from suffering issues.

Tickets ¥30,000 SOLD OUT

TIMETABLETIMETABLE

Greetings

9:30

Kaoru Hayashi

Kaoru Hayashi

Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO, Digital Garage, Inc.

Keynote

9:35

Joi Ito

Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

Session.1

Regulation for Innovation

As new technologies are developed at an exponential speed that the society cannot keep up, we need better and creative regulations. In this session, we will discuss the ideal regulations to foster innovations. Regulators will introduce cutting-edge examples of regulation in each industry and startups will talk about results and struggles to materialize their business ideas.

10:00

talk

Japanese Regulatory Sandbox

Hirohiko Nakahara

Hirohiko Nakahara

Counsellor, Economic Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

talk

Effectiveness of Regulatory Science -Do Medicine and Regulatory Affairs Contribute to Innovation?-

Osamu Doi

Osamu Doi

Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Science Society of Japan (PMRJ)

panel

Hirohiko Nakahara

Hirohiko Nakahara

Counsellor, Economic Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

Osamu Doi

Osamu Doi

Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Science Society of Japan (PMRJ)

Tetsuya Ishii

Tetsuya Ishii

Professor, Office of Health and Safety, Hokkaido University

Joi Ito

Moderator: Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

talk

Diversity and Technological Development in Regulatory Measures - A Case in Artificial Intelligence -

Takehiro Ohya

Takehiro Ohya

Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

panel

Hirohiko Nakahara

Hirohiko Nakahara

Counsellor, Economic Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

Takehiro Ohya

Takehiro Ohya

Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Koichi Nakamura

Koichi Nakamura

Chief Executive Officer, Idein Inc.

Joi Ito

Moderator: Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

Lunch

12:00

Keynote

13:20

Understanding Rules and Policies from the History of the Internet

Jun Murai

Jun Murai

Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

Session.2

Data and Privacy

In the current era of "Data is the New Oil", the use of big data and real-world data has made consumers’ daily lives more convenient in many industries. On the other hand, there are misunderstandings between consumers and service providers regarding the attitudes and perceptions on data management and use. Focusing on two areas, marketing and healthcare, we will understand the correct way to manage and utilize data, as well as discuss the potential of next-generation data management technologies using Blockchain.

13:50

talk

Issues of the Personal Information Protection Act

Masatomo Suzuki

Masatomo Suzuki

Representative Director, Japan Institute of Law and Information System

talk

Data Privacy and Regulation for Clinical Trials

Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

panel

Masatomo Suzuki

Masatomo Suzuki

Representative Director, Japan Institute of Law and Information System

Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Research Professor, Georgetown University

Pieter B. Franken

Pieter B. Franken

Co-foudner, SAFECAST

Joi Ito

Moderator: Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

Session.3

Neutrality of the Media

With social media being represented by fake-news and public opinion manipulation, debate over the neutrality of information is fierce. In this session, we will discuss how to ensure the neutrality of media, and who and how we should decide rule.

15:00

talk

From “Neutrality” of Media to “Trust” ~ The Reason Why Journalism in the 20th Century Cannot Compete in the Fake News Era ~

Ryan Takeshita

Ryan Takeshita

Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost Japan

talk

How to Improve the Health of Public Discourse

Eugene Yi

Eugene Yi

Co-founder and President, Cortico

panel

Ryan Takeshita

Ryan Takeshita

Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost Japan

Eugene Yi

Eugene Yi

Co-founder and President, Cortico

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Managing Director, Nikkei Inc.

Joi Ito

Moderator: Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

Break

16:10

Session.4

Future of FinTech

The financial industry is where development of technology and regulations have often in conflict with each other. The explosion of AI and Blockchain technology has further created conflict. This session will be discussed by central banks, regulators, and startups to cover what efforts are being made by each country in order to compromise with new technologies, such as ICOs, cryptocurrencies, anti-money laundering, and new financial products.

16:25

introduction

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Research Professor, Georgetown University

talk

FinTech Promotion Policy in Cambodia

Kea Borann

Kea Borann

CEO, AMK Microfinance Plc

talk

Collaboration between Fintech and Regulators

John Yung

John Yung

Director, EVP & CIO, The Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank

talk

Regulation and Innovation in the Financial Industry

Oki Matsumoto

Oki Matsumoto

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monex Group, Inc. Japan

talk

Challenging Innovation in the FinTech World

Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross

CEO, CEAi

panel

Kea Borann

Kea Borann

CEO, AMK Microfinance Plc

John Yung

John Yung

Director, EVP & CIO, The Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank

Oki Matsumoto

Oki Matsumoto

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monex Group, Inc. Japan

Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross

CEO, CEAi

Junichi Kanda

Junichi Kanda

Money Forward

Joi Ito

Moderator: Joi Ito

Director and Co-Founder, Digital Garage, Inc./ Director, MIT Media Lab

Reception

18:40

* Please note that conference agenda and speakers may change

SPEAKERSSPEAKERS

Joi Ito

Joi Ito

MIT Media Lab

PROFILE

Jun Murai

Jun Murai

Keio University

PROFILE

Hirohiko Nakahara

Hirohiko Nakahara

Cabinet Secretariat

PROFILE

Osamu Doi

Osamu Doi

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Science Society of Japan

PROFILE

Tetsuya Ishii

Tetsuya Ishii

Office of Health and Safety, Hokkaido University

PROFILE

Takehiro Ohya

Takehiro Ohya

Keio University

PROFILE

Koichi Nakamura

Koichi Nakamura

Idein Inc.

PROFILE

Masatomo Suzuki

Masatomo Suzuki

Japan Institute of Law and Information Systems

PROFILE

Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah

MIT Media Lab

PROFILE

Shin'ichiro Matsuo, Ph.D.

Shin’ichiro Matsuo, Ph.D.

Georgetown University

PROFILE

Pieter B. Franken

Pieter B. Franken

SAFECAST

PROFILE

Ryan Takeshita

Ryan Takeshita

Huff Post Japan

PROFILE

Eugene Yi

Eugene Yi

Cortico

PROFILE

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Nikkei Inc.

PROFILE

Kea Borann

Kea Borann

AMK Microfinance Plc

PROFILE

John Yung

John Yung

The Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank

PROFILE

Oki Matsumoto

Oki Matsumoto

Monex Group, Inc. Japan

PROFILE

Bradford Cross

Bradford Cross

CEAi

PROFILE

Junichi Kanda

Junichi Kanda

Money Forward

PROFILE

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6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F

Roppongi Academy Hills

Zero-minute walk from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Hibiya Line
Four-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Oedo Line
Ten-minute walk from Exit 5 of Nogizaka Station on th Chiyoda Line

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The New Context Conference 2018 has ended.
Thank for attending and we hope to see you in our next event.