Nikkei AI/SUM Photos

On April 22-24 SVNJ participated in the 2019 Nikkei AI Summit held in Tokyo, Japan.

Kenji Kushida moderated two panels. The first panel “How Do AI Startups Solve Societal Issues in Japan” looked at how Japanese entrepreneurs and investors are leveraging AI solutions to address issues including aging, labor shortages, and widening regional disparities. This session featured Japan Venture Capital Association Chairman and Globis Capital Partners & Co. Managing Partner, Soichi Kariyazono , Managing Partner of UTEC, Tomotaka Goji, CEO of Idein Inc. Koichi Nakamura, Founder and CEO of Araya Inc. Ryota Kanai, and WiL General Partner and CEO, Gen Isayama.

The second panel, “AI x Enterprise”, featured Ryohei Fujimaki, founder and CEO of data science automation and machine learning platform, dotData Inc. DotData is a spinoff of NEC Corporation, and is based in Silicon Valley.

Photos from the sessions below.

About the AI/SUM

AI/SUM is the largest artificial intelligence summit in Japan to date. It brings together the variety of stakeholders from academia and the public sector to corporates, investors and startups from all across the globe. AI/SUM brings together participants across a multitude of industries and unifies them under the impact that Artificial Intelligence will have on our societies in years to come. AI/SUM is organized by Nikkei with support from METI, and special partner, Mitsubishi Estate.

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