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CEATEC 2021 CONFERENCE Main Event – Streaming starts on October 19th!
A number of planned and technical sessions as well as seminars will be held, with global corporate executives and key persons from across industries and borders taking the stage. More session information will be released as it becomes available. Visitors registered for access to the show will be notified of updates via the official email newsletter.

More session information will be released as it becomes available. Visitors registered for access to the show will be notified of updates via the official email newsletter.

10/15 Fri. 13:00-

  • ENOKIDO Noriko

    ENOKIDO Noriko

Opening Remark

  • TSUNAKAWA Satoshi

    Chairman, JEITA


  • KANEKO Yasushi

    Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications

  • HAGIUDA Koichi

    Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

  • NAMBA Tomoko

    Vice Chairs, KEIDANREN

  • Gary Shapiro

    President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

  • Jens Heithecker

    IFA Executive Director

  • Keynote Speech Ⅰ


    Toshiba’s Initiatives for Carbon Neutrality and Infrastructure Resilience
    • TSUNAKAWA Satoshi

      Representative Executive Officer,President and Chief Executive Officer,Toshiba Corporation

  • Keynote Speech Ⅱ


    • MAKISHIMA Karen

      Minister of Digital Agency

  • Keynote Speech Ⅲ


    Digital Transformation: advancing profitability and sustainability of the industry

    In addition to the global competition, companies must contribute to sustainability. To meet both requirements, Digital Transformation and cooperating with technology companies is necessary. In this session, Nordic unicorn company, Cognite, shows use cases that realizes digital transformation and sustainability cooperating with enterprise companies and technology company.

    • John Markus Lervik

      Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer,Dr., Cognite AS




  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Carbon neutral


    Challenges for Carbon Neutral Society by Digital Solutions

    The keywords to achieve carbon neutrality of the whole society are “Green by Digital”, that means to optimize energy supply-demand and reduce CO2 emissions through the use of digital technologies and solutions in many fields.

    In this session, diverse stakeholders discuss how digital technology and solutions could contribute for carbon-neutrality and advanced green society.



      director, International Environment and Economy Institute

      Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo



      Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

      The University of Tokyo

    •  Masahiro Aoki

      Masahiro Aoki

      Cooperate officer, Investment Division Project Leader, Digital Grid Project




      ICT Engineering Department ・ General Manager

      Takenaka Corporation

    Green x Digital Consortium Establishment Information
    • Green Digital Office at Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association(JEITA)

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Carbon neutral


    Initiatives to realize a carbon-neutral society

    In this session, we will introduce our technology that contributes to the realization of a carbon-neutral society. From the view point of the power infrastructure business, we will explain that:
    (1) renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaics and wind power;
    (2) VPP i.e. Virtual Power Plant technology that bundles distributed resources and optimally controls using DX technology;
    (3) gas-insulated switchgear using natural origin gases that eliminates greenhouse gases i.e. SF6.
    (4) Furthermore, as an initiative for a hydrogen-based society, we will explain green hydrogen manufacturing technology and Fuel Cell technology for railways and ships as green mobility.

    •  TORIKAI Takayuki

      TORIKAI Takayuki

      General Manager, Technology Planning Div.

      Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Carbon neutral


    Be Carbon Neutral by Digital Technologies

    Environmental problems such as climate change have a great impact on safe and secure living and business continuity, and the world has made a major turn toward the realization of a decarbonized society by 2050. Under these circumstances, digital technologies are expected to be more promising than ever as one of the important means to solve environmental issues. NEC proposes digital solutions that empower various customers to overcome environmental challenges.

    •  Keiko Yamaguchi

      Keiko Yamaguchi

      Sustainability Promotion Division, Senior Professional, Environmental Sustainability

      NEC Corporation

  • 12:00-12:30

    Carbon neutral


    Challenge for Carbon Neutrality

    With the aggravation of climate change and the accelerating global trend toward decarbonization, the SECOM Group has revised its GHG emission reduction target and set a new goal of zero carbon in 2045. I will share the current status and issues of GHG emissions of the Group, which is engaged in a wide range of businesses, and discuss business models for the Zero-emission era.

    • Tatsushi Kurihara

      Director in Charge of Sustainability, Head of General Affairs & Human Resources Division

      SECOM CO., LTD.

  • 12:30-13:00

    Carbon neutral


    Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050

    Realizing carbon neutrality by 2050 will require an enormous effort. We need to significantly accelerate structural changes in the energy and industry sectors, and bold investment to make innovation. “The Green Growth Strategy” will produce and direct all available policies, including budget, taxation, finance, regulatory reforms/standardization, and international cooperation, towards that goal.

    • KAWAHARA Kei

      Director, Energy and Environment Innovation Strategy Office, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

      Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


  • 10:00-



    Rakuten Mobile's Global Strategy: Bringing its Virtualized 5G Platform from Japan to the World

    In April 2020, Rakuten Mobile launched full-scale commercial service on its mobile network in Japan. We have successfully commercialized a fully virtualized mobile network and realized overwhelming reductions in operational costs. In this lecture, we will introduce our initiatives in virtualized 5G open innovation and our plans for global expansion. In addition, we will also explain our strategy to create a new global standard through our Open RAN-based 5G platform leveraging AI.

    • Yoshihisa Yamada

      Yoshihisa Yamada

      Representative Director and President

      Rakuten Mobile, Inc.

  • 11:00‐



    5G Evolution and 6G

    NTT DOCOMO is studying 5G evolution and 6G aggressively and published the white paper in January 2020 and updated it in February 2021. This presentation will explain NTT DOCOMO's views described in the white paper as well as our latest activities on 5G evolution and 6G.

    • Takehiro Nakamura

      Takehiro Nakamura

      Senior Vice President, General Manager of 6G-IOWN Promotion Department


  • 12:00‐



    Digital Transformation Promoted by local 5G in Japan

    With the appearance of the high-speed communication standard "5G", the digital transformation (DX) of industry is making progress in various fields such as manufacturing and distribution. In particular, "local 5G", in which companies and local governments build their own networks without relying on telecommunications carriers, is expected to be a tool that promotes improvements in business models and productivity in factories, agricultural lands, and various facilities. Broadband Association (BA), an NPO consisting of telecommunications carriers and broadcasters, established the "Local 5G Promotion Study Group" in March 2020 to promote broad use of local 5G and conducting information exchanges and empirical research. In this session, Dr. Akihiro Nakao, the chairman of the study group, and the members of the study group will have a view of the digital transformation promoted by local 5G in Japan.

    • Waichi Sekiguchi

      Waichi Sekiguchi

      Representative Director

      MM Research Institute, Ltd
      Former editorial writer and columnist for Nikkei

    • Dr. Akihiro NAKAO

      Dr. Akihiro NAKAO

      Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

      The University of Tokyo

    • Koichiro Fujimoto

      Koichiro Fujimoto

      Deputy General Manager

      NEC Corporation

    • Souichi Watanabe

      Souichi Watanabe


      eHills Corp.


  • 10:00 - 11:00



    Tourism DX in Okinawa, What is necessary for a “ Great Recovery”?

    Toward the hosting of ResorTech EXPO 2021 in Okinawa, key persons in Okinawa tourism DX introduces status of DX Initiatives in Okinawa and how to achieve “Great Recovery” as with/after COVID-19 through further utilization of DX Initiatives.

    • 稲垣 純一 氏

      Junichi Inagaki


      IT Innovation and Strategy Center Okinawa

    • 稲垣 誠朗 氏

      Nobuaki Arakaki

      Manager, Digital DMO Promotion Office

      Okinawa Tourist Service Inc.

    • 白石 亮博 氏

      Akihiro Shiraishi

      Manager, Corporate Strategy Office

      Kanucha Bay Resort Co., Ltd

    • 川端 卓 氏

      Taku Kawabata

      Manager, Business Model Development Office

      SCSK Corporation

    • 津田 佳明 氏

      Yoshiaki Tsuda

      Department Manager, Corporate Planning Dept

      ANA Holdings Inc.

  • 12:00 - 12:45



    ZF’s Next Generation Mobility Strategy

    Society, our lifestyles, and people's consciousness have changed rapidly. Mobility is also changing. In addition to OEMs, ZF is ready for change with Next Generation Mobility strategy to meet the needs of cities, municipalities, logistics companies and new customers. As a system supplier, ZF introduces new mobility solution that contributes to a clean, safe, comfortable, sustainable, and yet available to all.

    • 多田 直純 氏

      Naosumi Tada

      Representative Director and President

      ZF Japan Co., Ltd.

  • 13:00 - 13:45



    Saving depopulated areas with an infrastructure in the sky -New smart logistics "SkyHub®" realized by logistics drones

    Aeronext, a technology startup for next-generation drones, has conducted research and development and demonstration experiments in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, and has been verifying the business model of drone delivery services. We are moving toward full-scale social implementation of the new smart logistics SkyHub® that utilizes the technology. What will be achieved with SkyHub® and how will it solve social issues? Check its aim and prospects.

    • Keisuke Toji

      Keisuke Toji


      Aeronext Inc.


  • 10:00-10:45

    Super city/Smart city

    Sustainable ICT Infrastructure for Smart City

    • Shigeo Sato

      SE Director / Enterprise Architect

      Hewlett Packard Japan, G.K.

  • 11:00-11:45

    Super city/Smart city

    Satoyama Stadium to promote with FC IMABARI ~Stadium that grows together and grows in the community~
    • Norihiko Aizaki


      NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation

    • Kazuya Toramoto

      Chief Manager

      Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.

    • So Miyaji



  • 12:00-12:45

    Super city/Smart city

    Connected Home Alliance

    • Mariko Nishimura


      HEART CATCH Inc.

    • Toshiyuki Ichiki

      Senior Managing Executive Officer TOKYU CORPORATION

      Connected Home Alliance / Chairman

    • Takashi Furuta

      Digital Transformation Division, Managing Officer , Deputy Chief Operating Officer Mitsui Fudosan Co.,Ltd.

      Connected Home Alliance / Director

    • Shigeo Sato

      SE Director / Enterprise Architect Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      Connected Home Alliance / Director

    • Munenori Hayashi

      General Manager, Public System Business Division Smart City Business Planning Group, Panasonic System Solutions Japan Co., Ltd., Connected Home Alliance / Director Company

    • Takanori Yamaguchi

      General Manager Production Dept.3, Urban Development Division Deputy General Manager Production Dept.3, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,Ltd. Connected Home Alliance / Director Company

  • 13:00-15:30

    Society 5.0/IoT/DX/SX

    In the accelerating Digital Transformation (DX), how to Consider Privacy Initiatives as a Management Strategy
    ~Learn from actual examples of companies that have implemented privacy initiatives.~

    In July 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications together released the "Guidebook on Corporate Governance for Privacy in Digital Transformation (DX) ver.1.1." In an era where society is accelerating a Digital Transformation, there is a growing demand for privacy protection.
    Proactively challenging privacy issues and building the trust in society will increase in corporate value.
    In this seminar, we highlight the overview of the Guidebook, introduce notable cases from companies practicing Privacy Governance, and run a panel discussion by the study group members developed the Guidebook to share the key points to help your management strategy.