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Friday, October 28, 2011


Venue : First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center

International Conference

New Smart City Declaration (Leaders' Summit)

Advice from today's leaders to give the next generation a running start

Admission fee
5-day pass : Admission to all presentations ・・・ 120,000JPY
The international conference will have English/Chinese/Japanese/ simultaneous interpretation.

On the closing day of Smart City Week 2011, top management of corporations interested in participating in smart city projects, or expanding their participation, discuss their corporate visions and business strategies. The objectives of the smart city in newly emerging economies are different from those of Japan, which include recovery from the Tohoku earthquake, and the problems raised by its aging population, but all share common aim to provide residents with safe and comfortable living. Firms discuss the concrete ways they plan to provide technologies and services. A special talk will be given by Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer of DMIC of India. The Indian government has initiated a project to centralize industry, constructing a freight railway and roadway linking Delhi and Mumbai, and upgrading the industrial infrastructure on that corridor with industrial parks, power generating plants and other facilities. This joint Japan-India project offers significant opportunities for Japanese corporations. He will be invited to speak on his expectations of Japanese corporations, and the smart community concept being implemented in Japan.

  • 9:45~9:55


    Director-General Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Hiroaki Niihara

  • 10:00~10:40

    Smart Communities to shape the Future

    Toshiba Corporation President & CEO
    Norio Sasaki

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering 1972, entering Toshiba. Served as Nuclear Power Chief Engineer, Nuclear Power Division manager, appointed executive officer and managing director (vice-president electric and social systems, Nuclear Power Division manager) June 2005. Appointed director, representative executive officer and vice president June 2008, current post from June 2009.

  • 10:45~11:25

    IT makes the city smarter than ever

    IBM Japan, Ltd. President
    Takayuki Hashimoto

    Entered IBM Japan April 1978, assigned to IBM Jan. 1990–Dec. 1991. Director AS/400, Vice President Small & Medium Business, Vice President Personal Computing April 2000, General Manager April 2003, Executive General Manager Jan. 2007, present post from Jan. 2009.

    Lecturer profile:
    Under its “Smarter Planet” vision, IBM is interacting with governments, corporations, groups and academic leaders worldwide, applying sophisticated information technology to assist the creation of over 150 smart cities. Massive amounts of data received continuously from sensor networks will be utilized to predict future developments, optimize resources and improve efficiency. The speaker introduces IBM activity in Japan and elsewhere, and the latest trends in information technology.

  • 11:30~12:10

    Zero-emission mobility and the smart city

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Chief Operating Officer
    Toshiyuki Shiga

    Nissan Motor has established a clear goal of becoming the world leader in zero-emission vehicles, and is establishing partnerships with local and national governments and corporations worldwide for zero-emission mobility, including a large number of demonstration trials. Based on the Nissan Leaf EV, the corporation is developing the charging facility infrastructure and dedicated EV systems to play a key role in zero-emission mobility in smart cities.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Osaka Prefecture University Faculty of Economics 1976, entered Nissan Motor. Asia and Oceania Sales Department, Asia and Oceania Operation Division; General Manager Corporate Planning; Senior Vice President. Appointed COO April 2005, Representative Director and COO June 2005.

  • 13:30~14:10

    Overview and Details of the DMIC Project

    Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation CEO & MD
    Amitabh Kant

    The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, designed to centralize industry by connecting the two cities with a freight railway and roadway, and upgrading facilities including industrial parks and power generating plants along with corridor, is finally beginning to accelerate. Through DMIC, Japanese corporations gain an opportunity to participate in the Indian infrastructure business. Chief executive officer Kant of DMIC discusses the state of project progress and expectations of Japanese corporations.

    Lecturer profile:
    Secretary Department of Environment Kerala State, Joint Secretary Ministry of Tourism, current post 2008. Energetically promoting project through numerous negotiations with corporations and investors from many nations. Author of Branding India.

  • 14:15~14:55

    Hitachi's concept of the next-generation smart city

    Information & Control Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd. Vice President and Executive Officer. President & CEO
    Yutaka Saito

    Smart cities are generally defined as cities utilizing information technology to improve utilization efficiency of energy and resources, and which are environment-friendly. Efficiency and environment are both crucial preconditions for future cities, but by themselves they do not provide for a city that is easy to live in. Hitachi believes that the smart city should offer efficiency and the environment, but also give residents vitality and a sense of value. A perfect balance of “green” and experience is essential, harmonizing measures addressing the global environment and measures to provide a safe and comfortable urban life. The speaker introduces projects under way in Japan and overseas, and clarifies the shape of the smart city as one that continues to evolve and develop.

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated University of Tokyo Department of Mechanical Engineering 1979, entered Hitachi. Served as Director of Society System Business, Manager Information Control System Department, Information and Telecommunications Group CSO/CTO/Manager Business Strategy Office, President Information Control System 2009. Appointed Managing Executive Officer/Manager Information Control System Business/Asst. Manager Smart City Division April 2010.

  • 15:00~15:40 Connection to environmental and BCP urban architecture

    Nikken Sekkei Ltd. President, Chief Executive Officer
    Keiichi Okamoto

    Lecturer profile:
    Graduated Tokyo Institute of Technology Dept. of Architecture and Building Engineering 1970, followed by MS in Architecture from Yale University. Entered Nikken Sekkei 1972, Director 1997, Nagoya Office Manager 1999, Managing Director and Representative Director Osaka 2002, Representative Director and Vice President in charge of Operations Promotion and Osaka Affairs 2004, in charge of Corporate Affairs and Osaka Affairs 2007, present post from 2008. Class 1 Architect.

  • 15:55~16:35

    New lifestyle created by Smart City(tentative)

    Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd. President and Representative Director
    Shinichi Koide

    Lecturer profile:
    Entered IBM Japan 1981. Appointed director 2002. Served as executive managing director of Japan Telecom, COO and vice-president of Softbank Telecom, current post from Dec. 2007.

  • 16:40~17:20

    Realizing the smart city through corporate tie-ups

    E-Solutions Inc. President & CEO
    Keishin Sasaki

    The key elements of the smart city are diverse, including energy, transportation, communications, structures and water. Corporate tie-ups are essential in optimizing these elements for urban development. The Smart City Project brings together 19 leading corporations (as of Aug. 2011) with the goal of introducing the Japanese smart city concept as a social system for the world.

    Lecturer profile:
    Born July 1957. MS Keio University Graduate School. Employed at NKK, received MBA from MIT. Employed at Booz Allen Hamilton, later Softbank, established e-solutions 1999. Also serves as representative director and president NC Medical Research, manager Future Design Center, representative director and president Smart City Planning, and special professor Dept. of Media and Governance, Keio University Graduate School. Committee member, Considerations Committee, Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Reconstruction Council from April 2011.

  • 17:20~17:30

    Smart City Week 2011 closing ceremony (provisional title)

    Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute Director
    Yosuke Mochizuki

Event content and speakers subject to change without notice.