Ambassador of Embassy Network
Anouk Ruhaak is an ambassador for the Embassy Network, a cooperative movement and global network of co-living houses that experiments with new ways of sharing and decision-making. Anouk aspires to understand and improve social systems. This endeavour has motivated her to explore a variety of disciplines. She holds degrees in economics and political science and has years of experience in software development. She currently combines these backgrounds as a data-journalist, while continuing to experiment with social structures as a member of the Embassy Network in Amsterdam.
CEO & Founder of KOZAZA
Dr. Jo is a founder & CEO of KOZAZA, a Home Sharing Platform of Korea. He is a seasoned global serial entrepreneur with 30 years Internet experience both in Silicon Valley and Seoul. Prior to KOZAZA, he lead several projects for Internet businesses as a Vice President both in KT and LG U+. As CTO, he co-founded NetGeo, an Internet Geolocation pioneer in Silicon Valley. He researched Internet2 and distributed computing at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. He got the doctoral degree from Texas A&M in USA and BS/MS from KwangWoon University in Seoul.
Co-Founder of Shareable
Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and Executive Director of Shareable, an award-winning nonprofit news outlet that covers the latest innovations in resource sharing, new economy, and cities. He's a prolific speaker, author, and consultant on Shareable's coverage areas. He's the editor of multiple books including, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.” As a recognized sharing movement pioneer, he advises leaders around the world on how to meet their goals through sharing. This has included work with Seoul Metropolitan Government, the city of San Francisco, and the Sharing Economy Association of Japan. Not surprisingly, Neal is an avid sharer whose year of sharing life experiment was covered by FastCompany, Sunset, and 7x7 magazines. As a social entrepreneur, Neal's timely call to action is simple: share.
CEO of Modo
Modo is a locally owned member co-op, driven by people, not profits. The co-op’s purpose is to transform communities by connecting people with places in an affordable, convenient, inclusive and sustainable way. It does this by providing a platform that enables the sharing of vehicles.
As CEO of Modo, Patrick Nangle is responsible for the development and implementation of Modo’s long-term strategy, as well as running the day-to-day business.
A global business leader, Patrick has lived in Canada, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA, while working all over Europe, North America and parts of Asia. Prior to joining Modo in July 2016, Patrick was President and CEO at Purolator Inc, Canada’s leading freight and parcel solutions provider. His earlier management roles included leadership of Ascom AG’s mailing systems technology business and responsibility in North America and Japan for the businesses of Neopost SA.
Patrick holds an MBA from the Sauder Business School at the University of British Columbia and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.
Co-Founder of shareNL / Co-Founder of the Sharing Cities Alliance
Pieter van de Glind is the co-founder of shareNL and the Sharing Cities Alliance. As an independent expert in the sharing and platform economy, he advises startups, companies, cities, and (inter)national governments. Van de Glind is a globally recognized speakers, with more than 200+ keynotes all over the world, a thought leader with articles in e.g. the Guardian and as a key figure on Japanese national tv.
After Seoul 2012, and Amsterdam in 2015, dozens of cities expressed their interests in the idea of a sharing city, meaning a city that enables the social, economic and environmental opportunities of sharing. Being the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City, we have been in touch with +100 cities from all continents, and at the New York Summit in may 2017, the Sharing Cities Alliance was officially launched. The world's first city network dedicated to the sharing/platform economy with the aim to empower cities and their citizens o shape their own future through city-to-city learning and curated knowledge for decision makers. At the New York Summit in may 2017, the Sharing Cities Alliance was officially launched. The world's first city network dedicated to the sharing/platform economy with the aim to empower cities and their citizens to shape their own future through city-to-city learning and curated knowledge for decision makers.
Program Manager of The Serendipity Machine & Head of International development department Seats2meet.com
Lenneke started her career as a teacher at the primary school. After two years having the feeling that the system didn't serve the children anymore she changed direction and went back to school herself. During her study of communications she worked at the Ministry of Education, again she felt the system is failing also on that side of the system. Because of this way of thinking she found her place in the organization of Seats2meet, where they created the Serendipity Machine based on the philosophy Society3.0. As the Program Manager of The Serendipity Machine & Head of International development department Seats2meet.com she spreads the word of Society 3.0 all over the world and explains the proven concept of Serendipity and what that will mean for society and life in the new economy.
Head of APAC Business, ofo
Lawrence Cao graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He joined the financial industry after he graduated from university and build the latest securities trading platform. After that, he was interested in the internet industry, and he was in charge of the payment business and took the position of PM of mobile applications at Garena.
Secretariat, Sharing Economy Association, Japan
Yohei studied at Faculty of Law, Keio University. He acquired all the credits and skipped a grade to complete his study at the graduate school of law. He passed the bar examination in 2011. After registering as a lawyer, he joined Yodoyabashi & Yamagami Legal Professional Corporation in 2011. He participated in Space Market Inc from July 2016.(Secondment) He attended the meeting organized by National Strategy Office of ICT, Government of Japan, and was involved in formulating the model guideline for creating safe and secure use of sharing economy. Currently, as a secretariat of SEAJ, he takes the lead to formulate and implement the certification system of sharing economy.
Founder and CEO of machimori, Inc.
Koichiro Ichiki is involved in community development in Atami. He also participants in managing the renovation of empty stores, guest house “MARUYA", co-working space "naedoco"...etc. He mainly plays in the central urban area and also plans and operates founded support program 99 ℃ in Atami City.
COO, Vice President, 4U Lifecare Inc.
After working at Sony Corporation, Kumi Ito works as a contract employee and housewife. Then she joined IBM Japan. In 2009, she was appointed to the US headquarters and after returning to Japan she was in charge of several business divisions. In 2015, She took on the chief marketing officer of GE Healthcare Japan. She transferred to the current job since October 2016. Her family members include her daughter who is a university student and her husband.She is the co-author of "Monokoyozukuri" etc. as well as she has many experiences of doing the speech.
Ph.D. / Director, ICT Strategy Policy Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC)
Takuo Imagawa was born in Shizuoka Prefecture and graduated from College of Arts and Sciences, The Tokyo University, and he completed the Master course of the same colleague. He owns the Ph.D. degree of Department of Economics, Harvard University.
He started his career from Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, associate professor at Osaka University, Regional Communications Development Division Director at MIC, Advanced Information System and Software Division Director at MIC, and the current position. He is specialized in information economics, industrial organization theory, urban economics..etc.
CEO of Habataku.Inc
After joining sharing public facility "Chiyoda Platform Square", and the strategic consulting team at IBM Japan. Shunsuke Ushida founded Habataku.Inc in 2010. He develops various educational businesses as a creative group of learning. Based in Akita Prefecture, "Share Village", "Just Playground", "Education Sharing Declaration" etc. are being promoted. He develops various educational businesses as a creative group of learning. Based in Akita Prefecture, he is promoting "Share Village", "Just Playground", "Education Sharing Declaration" etc.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Masanobu Ogura was born in 1981, Tokyo. He graduated from Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo. He joined Bank of Japan in 2004. He graduated from Oxford graduate school in July 2009. He leaves from the Bank of Japan in July 2011. He won the first election to become the member of House of Representatives in December 2012. And then became the member of House of Representatives again in December 2013. Current position since August 2017.
President & Representative Director of Tokyu Sharing, K.K.
Kanayama joined Tokyu Railways in 1984, where he has undertaken business promotion and management in numerous business units within the Tokyu Group. He has been involved in such key projects as the formulation of long-term redevelopment plans for areas along Tokyu’s railway lines in southwestern Tokyo, the post-bubble restructuring of the Tokyu Group (over 400 companies at the time), promotion of the structural shift of real estate-related operations (6 business units), and development of information and communication technology operations. Presently, with Tokyu Railways and Tokyu Sharing, he is in charge of operating and executing a structural shift of hospitality operations, with a focus on resorts. Kanayama is a graduate of Waseda University’s Computer Science and Engineering school, earned a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and obtained Ph.D degree from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering. He is a council member of ULI as well as a committee member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Commissioner, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan
Takeshi was born in Nagano Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. He joined Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 1980. His career is shown as below:
1997-Deputy director of Office for Long-Term Care Insurance
2004-Director of National Health Insurance Division, Insurance Bureau
2006-Director of General Affairs Division, HealthInsurance Bureau
2008-Director of Human Resource, Secretariat of the Minister
2009-Assistant Vice-Minister, Secretariat of the Minister (Medical care, medical policy, health insurance)
2012-Director-General for Policy Planning (Social security)
2014-Commissioner of insurance, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
2016-Current position since June 21, 2016.
Founder & CEO of Crowd Realty
Takeshi.Kito graduated from Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo in 2005, and finished his study at master's level in 2007. Then he started his career from Boston Consulting Group. He joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2010, and founded his own company, Crowd Realty in December 2014. He is the Founder & CEO of Crowd Realty.
CEO of AsMama Inc.
Keiko Koda studied abroad in the US and graduated from Kansai Gaidai University. She has the working experience which starts from the executive officer, secretary, and international cooperation planning at environmental project group, overseas coordinator and IR at nifty, PR and Director of IR at ngi group. In 2009, she founded AsMama and became the CEO. She appointed as the director of Sharing Economy Association, Japan in 2016.
Founder & CEO of Laxus Technologies Inc.
Shoji Kodama is a Serial Entrepreneur. He was born in 1976 in Hiroshima City, In 1995, after entering Waseda University for the half year, he started his career for launching his first company, and then sell it in 2006. Laxus Technologies Inc. is the fourth company which he founded. In 2015, the unlimited rental brand bag service "Laxus" has officially launched. It's keeping growing for the past 34 months. The cash flow amount has exceeded 15 billion yen. The cash flow amount has exceeded 15 billion yen. He is currently studying Executive MBA at Waseda University.
Deputy Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce & Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Takashi Kono was born in 1982. He graduated from Master of Environment, the University of Tokyo in 2009. He joined METI in 2007. In 2011, International Negotiator / Deputy Director, Global Environmental Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environmental Bureau. In 2014, he studied Master of International Affairs, School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. In 2016, Deputy Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce & Information Policy Bureau, METI.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
In December 2012, he won the first election of the member of House of Representatives, committee member of House of Representatives on Environment Committee, special committee member of House of Representatives on Technology Innovation Promotion. In December 2014, he won the election of the member of House of Representatives again. In January 2015, committee member of House of Representatives on General Affairs, committee member House of Representatives on Education Ministry Science, committee member of House of Representatives on Consumers Issue. Current position since August 2017.
Director, Divison Manager of FAAVO, Searchfield Inc
After graduating from university, Ryuta Saito joined USEN in 2007. In the early stage of Searchfield Inc., he participated as a director to support the business mainly focus at creator and sales. He launched a new business called “Region × Crowd Funding FAAVO” in 2012 in the same company. Today, FAAVO cooperates with various organizations such as local public bodies, financial institutions, local business operators, NPOs etc. in 73 areas nationwide, and keeps building the regional cloud funding mechanism. In 2016, he launched the "Furusato tax payment system". He aims to make his hometown, Miyazaki Prefecture, into "The most challenging city in the world" privately and also serves as a co-representative of MiyazakiStartupValley.
Toshinao Sasaki was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1961. He graduated from Okazaki High School and studied at the School of Political Science and Economics in Waseda University. After working at The Mainichi Newspapers...etc, he became a writer and journalist independent in 2003. He covers and writes in a wide range from technology to politics, economics, society,and lifestyle. He published many books, such as "life becomes a community." "Freedom of the 21st century: towards to the time of gentle realism" and "The times of curation".
Share CEO of Share wing.Inc
Mai Sato was born in Saitama. She graduated from Innovative Sport Science in Waseda University. She decided to create her own business in the future during her internship at GaiaX, where she met the venture spirit. She discovered the investment destination in lifestyle field at independent venture capital, in charge of investment development, and then launched the Hot Mark Inc. She has constructed and delivered more than 100 bedrock baths and hot yoga facilities in 10 years. In 2016, she shared the position of CEO with her best friend and launched Share wing. Inc. The service which sharing the experience in Japanese temple is called "Otera Stay". The first lodging place in Hidatakayama was started in July 2017.
Executive Manager, Secretariat, Sharing Economy Association, Japan
Takashi Sabetto joined GaiaX Co. Ltd in 2000. He had the experience of managing public relations and business development there. In the autumn of 2015, he released the first sharing economy web media "Share!Share! Share!" In January 2016, he took the office of Executive Manager, Secretariat at Sharing Economy Association, Japan. He was also appointed as the Sharing Economy Ambassador by the National Strategy Office of ICT, Government of Japan in March 2017. He launched his own business, mazel, and became the CEO in May 2017. As a Tri-sector political entrepreneur, Takashi engages in promoting relaxation of regulations and undertaking users' understanding, aiming to disseminate and promote sharing economy and realize a cooperative society in Japan.
Executive Advisor to Government CIO, Cabinet Secretariat
Mr. Toshiyuki Zamma has been involved in IT related business for over 20 years. He graduated Nagoya City University in 1983, Bachelor of Economics. In 1993, he joined NTT and worked on large scale system development in the Information System Headquarter and brand new business development in the Multimedia Business Development Division. In 1999, he has transferred to NTT Communications and worked on security and CRM solutions in the Solution Business Department. In May 2002, he joined BearingPoint Japan, responsible for IT strategy of the public sector as a senior manager in the Public Services. In Apr 2006, he joined Gartner Japan, as a Vice President in Gartner Consulting. He was named a Special Advisor, IT Policy Office, Cabinet Secretariat. In 2011, he started to teach in Graduate School of Tokyo University. In August 2012, he also named an Executive Advisor to Government CIO when Government of Japan named the first government CIO.
CEO of Space Market, Inc. / Representative Director, Sharing Economy Association, Japan
Daisuke Shigematsu is Co-founder & CEO of Space Market Inc. He graduated from Waseda University and has work experience in corporate sales at NTT East Corporation (2000-2005). After that He joined Phtocreate Co., Ltd. which is listed with Market of the high-growth and emerging stocks of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on July 2013. He was in charge of New Business Development, PR and HR (2006-2013). He planned and launched a new business related to wedding services and made a great success on a national scale. After the company went public in 2013, he founded Space Market Inc. in January 2014. “SPACEMARKET” is an online marketplace that provides the largest selection of locations for all types of events where Users (Guest) are able to find the venue easily and book directly. One of our unique selling propositions is our unique venue selections, including business meeting room, baseball stadium, traditional temples and more. In January 2016, he co-founded Sharing Economy Association as a Representative Director.
【Record of Award】
・IVS Launch Pad 2014 Spring - Winner (2nd Prize)
・B Dash Camp 2014 Summer in Fukuoka - Winner (1st Prize)
・Rising Expo 2014 - Winner (1st Prize)
・Japan Night 2015 (San Fransisco & Tokyo) - Winner (1st Prize)
Member of the House of Representatives,Japan / The constitutional Democratic Party of Japan
From the experience of working at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Takashi Takai engaged in information and communication policy. In the second term of his position in Democratic Party, he was the Vice-president of Political Affairs Research Committee, Next Deputy Vice Minister, Cabinet Office, Director of the General Committee, member of Cabinet Committee. Currently, he is the Director of “Sharing Economy Study Association Parliamentary League” in Democratic Party. He is working on the realization of economic growth through ICT, including aiming to propose a new social design for solving issues in Japan.
Planning Officer, Sharing Economy Promotion Center, National Strategy Office of ICT
Yusuke Takada joined Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in April, 2000. After this, he started from his career as Information Policy Officer at Planning Bureau, Okayama City, Information Policy Officer at Planning Bureau, Okayama City.Prefectural Tax Division, Local Tax Bureau, and Advanced Information Systems and Software Division, Telecommunications Bureau. He mainly engages in ICT administration and regional promotion, such as Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Promotion Headquarter at Cabinet Secretariat. He took office as a Planning Officer at Sharing Economy Promotion Center since July 2017.
CEO of Sharenori, Inc.
Masato Tahira graduated from Gakushuin University. He joined the establishment period of PORT INC. as recruitment consulting. After that, as the top supporter of CEO Honda from FreakOut Holdings, inc., he decided to start his own business. In 2014, he founded a visiting repair business company for the communication device (iPhone, iPad). After he transferred his business, he launched Sharenori, Inc. in 2015, and decided to collaborate with Toyota in August 2017.
Representative Director, President and CEO, Money Forward, Inc.
Yosuke Tsuji graduated from Kyoto University in 2001, and he completed his MBA at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. After working at Sony Corporation and Monex, Inc., he founded Money Forward, Inc. in 2012. The automatic household account booking and asset management service for individuals called "money forward". Automatic savings service "Shiratama”, and business-oriented cloud service "MF Cloud series" etc. are provided by Money Forward, Inc.
Vice President of ANA Digital Design Lab
Yoshiaki Tsuda was born on December 4, 1969, in Saitama prefecture. He graduated from Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo in March 1992. He joined ANA in 1992 and was assigned to the Fukuoka branch sales department. After five years experience of working as travel agency sales, he got transferred to the headquarters in Tokyo, April 1997. He was in charge of sales marketing (route planning, fare formulation, yield management, channel planning, sales promotion...etc.) As a result of the shift to a holding company system in April 2013, he was appointed to ANA Holdings and headed the Corporate Planning Division. Current position since April 2016.
Mayor of Yokoze Town
Yoshinari Tomita was born in 1965. After he graduated from International Christian University, he worked at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan. He also used to run the Corporate Sales, studied abroad in Mexico, and work as the Vice President of L.A branch, etc. He has become the Mayor of the Yokoze Town since January 2015. He launched the public-private partnership platform "Yokorabo", which invites people in the metropolitan area and private vitality to small Yokoze Town to promote the regional development.
Managing Officer, Home Business
Tom Nagata graduated from Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo. After he served as the City council member at Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture for one term, he worked at IBM Business Consulting Services, Hewlett-Packard Japan. And he worked as a strategic consultant of urban strategy to support new business development, etc at PwC Advisory Limited Liability Company. He joined Airbnb Japan in 2016, and be the current position since July 2017.
CEO of Makuake, Inc.
Ryotaro Nakayama was born in Tokyo in 1982. He joined CyberAgent Crowdfunding in 2006 and launched new businesses with the CEO. From 2010, he was in charge of Vietnam Investment at Cyberagent Ventures. After returning to Japan in 2013, he established CyberAgent Crowdfunding. In the same year, he released the cloud funding service Makuake. In 2007, CyberAgent Crowdfunding changed its official company name into Makuake, Inc. He is also the director of Sharing Economy Association and Japan Crowdfunding Council.
Senior Specialist, Data-driven Marketing, Peach Aviation Limited
After Chisato graduated from university, she started to work at the education-related company. From her experience of studying in Taiwan, she frequently traveled to Taiwan by using Peach to meet friends in Taiwan after returning home. She holds the opinion of "This kind of casual trip style and the low-cost air transportation service that Peach offered is what I want to spread to everyone." and decided to transfer the job to Peach Aviation. After joining the company, she worked at the Business Development Department and engaged in developing new products and services. Since 2016, she is responsible for C2C's new business model "COTABI" project at the Data-Driven Marketing Department.
Partner, PwC Japan
Koichi Noguchi specializes in company transformation such strategy planning and group business management. He is currently engaged in support of company innovation platform construction. He also cooperates with overseas startups, universities, and NPOs to support innovation creation from strategy formulation to implementation. He is helping launch new businesses in the PwC Japan group.
Senior Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Shinichi Nozaki was born in Tokyo. In 1999, he joined Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. He has experience at Children and Families Bureau, studied in the US, Health Policy Bureau, Department of Health and Welfare for Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Health Service Bureau.., etc. In 2005, Director of the Counselor Office for Social Security. Current position since 2016. While building the concept of "community symbiotic society" and summarizing within the ministry concerning policy planning, he visited the whole country and learned about community building. He is also a father of two children.
CEO of Future Sessions Inc./ Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
After completed his study at Keio University, Takahiko Nomura joined Fuji Xerox. After establishing a business transformation vision of "from document to knowledge" of the company, he launched new knowledge service business, KDI (Knowledge Dynamics Initiative) in 2000. In June 2012, Future Sessions Inc. was established in order to drive social innovation across companies, governments, and NPOs. Many books/translators include "Innovation Facilitator", "Create a Future Center", "Scenario Planning - Drawing the Future and Creating".
Mayor of Shibuya City
Mayor Ken Hasebe was born at Jingumae, Shibuya City in 1972. He attended Jingumae Elementary School, Harajuku Junior High School, and Koseigakuen High School. He graduated from Senshu University. He established an NPO “green bird” and started a campaign to “clean the town”: A promotional activity of not to litter cigarette butts started from Harajuku/Omotesando and has spread to more than 60 areas all over Japan. He Worked as a member of Shibuya City Assembly from 2003 for 12 years. He inaugurated as Mayor of Shibuya City on 27th April 2015.
Group Manager, Car Sharing Gr, Automotive Business Unit, DeNA Co., Ltd.
Hikaru Baba was born in Nagasaki in 1987. He joined DeNA in 2012. He started his career from the social game development operation team, leading engineer and project manager of in-house title. He has been in charge of developing and operating Anyca's system since 2015. Current position since September 2017.
Eight Evangelist/ Director of Sansan, Inc
Naotake Hibiya was involved in planning and operation of website construction and streaming events as freelance when he was in school. He joined NTT Group's projects such as IC card, electronic money system development, etc. In 2003, he joined KBMJ. As a director, he was responsible for development management, sales, planning, and general management to help the company grow from 10 to 150 people. In 2009, he participated in Sansan, Inc. and engaged in launching the function of marketing & public relations. At the same time, they also act as third graders of OpenNetworkLab and conduct various community activities. Currently, he works as a connector, evangelist, and Director of Sansan, Inc. to spread the information outside the company. Connector and Senior Consultant at Makaira KK. Outside Director at PR Table Inc. Public relations committee member at Public Relations Society of Japan. Director at Will Work.
Member, House of Representatives/ Chairman, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP
Takuya Hirai was born in Takamatsu City in 1958. He graduated from Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University. After working at as an employee at Dentsu and Representative director at Nishinippon Broadcasting, he won the general election 7 times since 2000. He is the State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Chairman, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP and Director, Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Division, LDP.
Founder and CEO of Makaira
Ko Fujii is Founder and CEO of Makaira, a public affairs consultancy specializing in advocacy for innovation, and is a member of the Secretariat of Sharing Economy Association Japan. Formerly Head of Public Policy for Google in Japan and a Japanese government official at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ko works to bring innovation and collaboration to many sectors across Japan. He holds various positions including Consulting Fellow at PHP Institute, Outside Director of Cookpad, Japan’s largest online recipe company, Board Member of Information and Communications Policy Forum, Steering Committee Member of Hiroshima World Business Conference for World Peace, and Advisor to an NGO promoting international volunteering.
Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce & Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Yohei Matsuda joined METI in 2001. His career showed as follows: 2003 Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau. 2005 Minister's Secretariat. 2007 Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group. 2008 Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. 2010 Commerce & Information Policy Bureau. 2012 studied at University of Warwick, London School of Economics and Political Science, Tsinghua University. 2014 Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau. 2015 Minister's Secretariat. 2017 Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce & Information Policy Bureau.
COO of Port Inc.
After graduating from university, Yusuke Maruyama supported the organization reform at an HR consulting company. He was in charge of the consulting work for about 20 companies and organizations per year. Then he participated in an IT company and became the HR manager of the listed company on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. at his age 25. In 2013, he joined PORT INC. as a COO and promoted as Vice President from 2015. He supervised Hiring and supporting department, and management department. In 2016, he established the regional supportive office at Nichinan City.
CEO of coconala Inc.
Akiyuki Minami was born in 1975. He graduated from Keio University and then joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 1999. In 2004, he transferred to Advantage Partners, LLP for corporate acquisition fund and in charge of 5 investment deals. Then he went to the U.K to study MBA at Oxford University and finished his study in 2009. After returning to Japan, he established NPO corporation, blast beat, and work in the fund business at the same time. He left Advantage Partners in June 2011 and founded coconala Inc. Coconara is an online flea market which can buy and sell personal knowledge, skill, and experience.
CEO of HAGI STUDIO Inc. / Director of Japan MACHIYADO Association
After finishing his study at the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008, Mitsuyoshi Miyazaki started to work at Isozaki Arata Atelier. In 2011, he became the independent architect with the First-class certification. He renovated the 60-year wooden apartment building "Minimal cultural complex" HAGISO in Yanaka, Tokyo, "Accommodation facing the whole town as a hotel" hanare, "Food Post Office" TAYORI...etc and also operating them as well.
Founder & CEO of machimachi, Inc.
Ikuma Mutobe has been engaged in many different areas of work, he started his career from Softbank, UBS Securities Japan, and took the responsibility of M & A, investment, funding and financing. He was responsible for overall management at Scigineer Inc. and set a path for the listing. He founded Oh My Glasses and engaged in overall management. In addition, he founded machimachi, Inc., a information gathering platform which can use in your neighborhood.
Chair of Sharing Economy Trust Mark Committee, Sharing Economy Association, Japan / Head of Human Informatics Research Institute of AIST
Masaaki Mochimaru studied Mechanical Engineering and Ergonomics at Kieo University in Japan, where he received his Master in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Engineering. In 1993, he joined AIST as a researcher. In 2001, he was assigned as the deputy director of Digital Human Laboratory of AIST. In 2010, he launched and directed Digital Human Research Center in AIST. After 2015, he directs Human Informatics Research Institute of AIST. His research interests are related to measurement and modeling of 3D human body shapes and motions and their applications. In recent years, his research interests are expanded to service engineering and servitization. Through 1997 to 2016, he was the chair of ISO TC159 (ergonomics)/SC3 (anthropometry and biomechanics). From 2014, he has been the vice chair of Consumer Safety Investigation Commission of Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan.
CEO of CommunityNurseCompany
Akiko Yata was born in Izumo city, Shimane prefecture. She is a nurse / public health nurse.
The Good Points discovery project(Medical professionals, medical students, students in the medical care field learn town planning) which she launched in 2015, was certified as the summer program at Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo. In the same year, she became the planning committee member of general development plan formulation committee in Shimane prefecture. In 2016, she proposed to create a community by medical professionals as the problem-solving human resources in Yunnan City, Shimane prefecture. From 2013, she was engaged in the planning and operation of Yukunanjuku and engaged in nurturing the new generation. In 2017, she was awarded by the Minister for Public Management and received the Platinum Award. In the same year, she started the ""Community Nurse Development Project"".
CEO of CrowdWorks Inc.
Koichiro Yoshida graduated from Tokyo Gakegei University. He has been the President and Representative Director at CrowdWorks Inc. since November 2011, and he aims to make CrowdWorks become the largest platform in Japan. He established ZOOEE Corporation in October 2007 and served as its President and Representative Director since then. He worked for Pioneer Corporation, Reed Exhibitions Japan, Ltd. and Drecom Co., Ltd.
Former Mayor of YOKOSUKA / Adjunct Researcher, WASEDA University / President of zFlag Corp.
Yuto Yoshida was born in 1975. After graduating from School of Political Science and Economics in Waseda University, he worked at Accenture for 3 years. After this, he went to the graduate school at Waseda University and attended the election of Yokosuka City council member in 2003. In 2009, he won the election of the Yokosuka City Mayor. In 2013, he won the election again and work as the Mayor of Yokosuka City until July 2017.
CEO & Founder of TASKAJI Inc.
Sachiko Wada joined Fujitsu in 1996, as a systems engineer, she engaged in developing ERP products. In 2005, after acquiring MBA degree from the company dispatch system, she was in charge of web promotion of ERP products and became the project leader in launching the cloud service business for small and medium enterprises. In 2008, after giving birth to the first child, she got reinstatement with full-time work. In October 2013, she leaves Fujitsu to make social infrastructure necessary for realizing a "new lifestyle" of a co-operative family, and "making it by using IT". In November 2013, she founded TASKAJI Inc. and opened TASKAJI matching platform for housework services in July 2014.