The exponential global crisis of COVID-19 has generated unprecedented upheaval of our daily life, business, education, and research. This trend is not a trigger of simple change but is driving irreversible paradigm change. In the midst of the storm, we enter a new era of post COVID-19 when we re-build the social platform together with the domestic and foreign industry, government, politics and academia. Furthermore, we should expect another big wave of environmental change that force paradigm change in the future. The main theme of this online symposium is “Toward Resilient Co-creative Society in the Paradigm Change”. We offer the opportunity to consider our approaches to build resilient society to maintain healthy and safe life. We review the issues around the future society and the super-aging society and discuss our agenda to create new values and new businesses leveraging advanced medical-engineering science and technology generated from international industry-academia co-creation.
Date and Time:
May 12,Tue, 2020, 17:30 - 19:20pm （Online site Open 17:00 ）
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Purpose of the Symposium
Yutaka Hishiyama (Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Session 1 *the session will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Japanese.
- Hiroaki Kitano（CEO and Chairman of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. / Executive Director of Sony Corporation / President and CEO of the Systems Biology Institute (SBI) / Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University / Advisor of AI Systems Medicine Research and Training Center, Yamaguchi University）
- Eran Segal（Professor, The Weizmann Institute of Science）
- Atsushi Sunami (Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies/ Professor, Waseda University)
Moderator : Hidehiko Otake（CEO, Corundum Systems Biology Inc. ）
Session 2 *the session will be conducted in Japanese with simultaneous translation into English.
- Tsuyoshi Tanabe (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University / Director of International Center for Preventive Medicine and Medical Education)
- Yoshiyuki Asai（Director of AI Systems Medicine Research and Training Center, Yamaguchi University）
- Tetsuya Ogata (Director of Institute for AI and Robotics and Professor in Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University / Joint-appointed Fellow of the Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology）
- Haruko Takeyama（Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University / Director for the Integrated Institute for Regulatory Science）
- Tomy Kamada (CEO of TomyK Ltd./ Co-founder of ACCESS Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: Takechika Tsurutani （Visiting Professor, Waseda Business School）
- Taka-Aki Sato (Senior Fellow and Director of the Life Science Research Center, Shimadzu Corporation / Director and Professor of the Research and Development Center for Precision Medicine, University of Tsukuba)
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Symposium Speakers, Moderators, Directors
Hiroaki Kitano is CEO and Chairman of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Executive Director of Sony Corporation, President and CEO of the Systems Biology Institute (SBI), a Professor of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. He graduated from International Christian University with B.A. in physics in 1984. He received PhD in computer science from Kyoto University in 1991. From 1988 to 1994, he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Machine Translation in Carnegie Mellon University. From 1998 to 2008, he was the project director in the KITANO "Symbiotic Systems" Project of the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) and the successive project. He was Founding Trustee in the RoboCup International Committee and the chief editor in npj System Biology and Applications. His research interests are Calculation Biology, Artificial Intelligence, Massively Parallel Computer, Autonomy Robot, System Biology, and Open Energy System.
Eran Segal is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, heading a lab with a multi-disciplinary team of computational biologists and experimental scientists in the area of Computational and Systems biology. His group has extensive experience in machine learning, computational biology, and analysis of heterogeneous high-throughput genomic data. His research focuses on Microbiome, Nutrition, Genetics, and their effect on health and disease. His aim is to develop personalized medicine based on big data from human cohorts. Prof. Segal published over 150 publications, and received several awards and honors for his work, including the Overton prize, awarded annually by the International Society for Bioinformatics (ICSB) to one scientist for outstanding accomplishments in computational biology, and the Michael Bruno award. He was recently elected as an EMBO member and as a member of the young Israeli academy of science. Before joining the Weizmann Institute, Prof. Segal held an independent research position at Rockefeller University, New York. Prof. Segal was awarded a B.Sc. in Computer Science summa cum laude in 1998, from Tel-Aviv University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Genetics in 2004, from Stanford University.
Atsushi Sunami received his undergraduate degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1988. He received a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University in 1993, where he further earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2001. He worked as a researcher at the policy research unit in Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. from 1989 and then became a fellow of the Training and Guided Study Program at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex in 1997. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a fellow of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry. In 2003, he joined National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) as an Associate Professor and then became an Assistant to the President and Professor in 2014. From 2015, he served as a Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation in cabinet secretariat until 2018. He became a Vice President at GRIPS in 2016 and then the Special Assistant to the President in 2019. Since 2017, he has been serving as Executive Director of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and the chief of the Ocean Policy Research Institute. Currently, he is the Special Assistant to the President and aVisiting Professor of GRIPS, and also a Visiting Professor of the Research Organization for Nano& life Innovation, Waseda University.
Tsuyoshi Tanabe graduated from Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine and received M.D., Ph.D in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, he was an Assistant Professor with Department of Pediatrics, Yamafguchi University. From 1993 to 2002, he was a Researcher with Department of Pathology and Pharmacology, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo. From 2002 to 2009, he was a Seneor Researcher with Age Axis Biotechnology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. From 2009 to 2014, he was an Associate Professor with Department of Public Health, Shimane University School of Medicine. He is currently a Professor with Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, and Director of International Center for Preventive Medicine and Medical Education. His specialty is molecular epidemiologic analysis of lifestyle-related diseases.
Dr. Tomy Kamada
Hidehiko Otake started his career at the Tokyo office of Bain & Company, a US management consulting firm, where he oversaw corporate strategy, marketing strategy, post-merger integration and e-commerce strategy in fields such as medical device, pharmaceutical, energy, beverage and retail. After two years in Boston at Harvard Business School, he joined JWT, WPP Group's advertising agency, where he served as the General Manager of Thompson Connect/digital@JWT in charge of online/direct marketing and BTL marketing for automotive, financial, and multinational FMCG clients. Subsequently, he became a founder and CEO of two bio-technology start-up companies. He joined Kantar Japan in June 2011 and was appointed as CEO in 2014 and Chairman in 2019. Hidehiko is now CEO of Corundum Systems Biology Inc. launched in 2020.
Takechika Tsurutani is a Visiting Professor at Waseda Business School and Kanazawa Institute of Technology. He leads Polygon Magic group as CEO. He has dedicated to several startups including Digital Hollywood, IMJ and Digital Scape. He is also a board member of a medical corporation NYS, an advisor for Sesame Workshop NY, and a board of trustees of CANVAS, a non-profit organization for children workshops. He holds MBA.
Toru Asahi graduated from Department of Applied Physics in 1986 and received Dr. in Sci. in Waseda University in 1992. He was a Postdoc Fellow of the JSPS and then was nominated as an Associate Professor of Kagami Memorial Lab. for Materials Science in 1997 and as a Professor of the Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care (ASMeW) in 2004, Waseda University. He is a Professor of Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience and a Professor of Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and the Chief Professor of Department of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering in Waseda University. He is the Director of the Global Consolidated Research Institute for Science Wisdom and also the Deputy Director of the Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation. Since he received MBA at Waseda Business School in 2007 he has played important roles in promoting interdisciplinary researches and nurturing innovators as a Super Technology Officer (STO). He is engaged in developing entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs as the Deputy Director of WASEDA-EDGE PROGRM. His current research interests are Chiral Science, Bio-solid State Physics, Crystal Optics, Functional Thin Films, Symmetry Breaking. He was awarded the Molecular Chirality Award 2016.
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（Latest update: April 30th）
・ Main Co-organizers: Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc. (LINK-J) and Global Consolidated Research Institute for Science Wisdom, Waseda University
・ Co-organized by WASEDA-EDGE Program / AI Systems Medicine Research and Training Center, Yamaguchi University / Tokyo Women's Medical University -Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences (TWIns) / National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
・ With the support of Corundum Systems Biology Inc. / Center for Self-managing Healthy Society, University of Tokyo / Center for Smart Life Support Innovation, Waseda University /BEYOND 2020 NEXT FORUM /Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies / Ohkawa Academy in Waseda University
Director: Dr. Toru Asahi (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University）
Deputy Director: Yasushi Yamamoto（CEO, Corundum Innovation）
Committee Members：Akira Hatakeyama, Miguel Mitsuishi, Shota Hayakawa, Ryoji Endo, Mariko Mizogami, Chikako Hiraoka、Keita Shibuya
International Symposium Organizing Committee