Masaru Kitsuregawa

Director General, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Masaru Kitsuregawa will deliver the July 25 keynote address. Dr. Kitsuregawa is the Director General of the National Institute of Informatics, Japan.

Bio: Masaru Kitsuregawa is the Director General of National Institute of Informatics (NII), and a professor at the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D degree in information engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1983. He has been working in the area of high performance database system and systems for big data. He has served as President of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and a science advisor for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. He is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, IPSJ and IEICE.

Keynote Address
July 25, 9:00am, Hitotsubashi Hall
Transformational Role of Big Data in Society 5.0

Abstract: Japan is launching ‘Society 5.0’, the vision for a future smarter society. One of the fundamental pillars of Society 5.0 is to help the society become smarter in a data-driven way. Through the advance of Internet of Things (IoT), the rapidly growing big data is substantially transforming our society, for example, through smarter commercial products and services. In this talk, we will focus on the role of big data in providing smarter services for societal benefits, with special emphases on disaster management and socialized healthcare. In accordance to Sustainable Development Goals (a United Nations initiative), our solution frameworks are being deployed both in Japan and partner developing countries.


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