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Saturday, October 28
 

10:00am

Opening Workshop

Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Osaka

10:30am

Building your own Static site using HUGO.
"In this era of myriad blogging platforms and content management systems, why would one go back to static sites? How are static sites advantageous over the dynamic frameworks? Find out how, during this talk, and while you do, learn how to build a static site using Hugo, the fastest static site generator."

Speakers
avatar for Soham Kanade

Soham Kanade

Developer, Rakuten Inc.
Soham works on the Rakuten Card Systems as an Application Engineer, primarily with the Web Team. He has been engineer on several crucial projects for Rakuten Card for the past two years and continues to actively develop for Member Services. He is primarily interested in Software... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Fukuoka

11:00am

Account Fraud Situation and Prevention in Rakuten
Rakuten, membership system is the core of our ecosystem. With one Rakuten account, user can enjoy all products offered in our ecosystem, for example, e-commerce, movie streaming, music, bank, e-money, book a golf course, buy a lottery, and more. Hence Rakuten accounts are high value target for fraudsters.
In Fraud Prevention Group, we combat with fraudsters from around the world trying to compromise our user’s accounts. We categorize attack in to 3 groups; massive login attack, ID hijacking, and massive registration. Each type of attack has different characteristics and goals. This also means we have to apply different prevention techniques to suit with each type of attack. We have three main tools for fraud prevention, namely; rules base, machine learning base, and 3rd party solution. Each has its own advantage and disadvantage.
In this presentation, We will explains each category of the attack, what hit us in the past, and also provide general idea of how we combat each attack category.

Speakers
avatar for Sorn Jarukasemratana

Sorn Jarukasemratana

Asst. Manager and Data Science Engineer in Fraud Prevention Group, Rakuten, Inc.
Ph.D. in computer science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Sorn joined Rakuten in 2014. Start out as an engineer in Fraud Prevention Group, he is now team manager of Machine learning team. His main tasks revolve around machine learning projects and ID guard projects. He worked very closely with Membership section to prevent fraudsters from abusing our membership system and steal our... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
4F Rakuten G

11:00am

Identity On The Blockchain

The problem of identity has attracted a whole flock of developers in the blockchain and distributed ledger space who see these technologies as a way to scoop up all the scraps of an individual’s online identity, consolidate them and put them under the individual’s control.  These include Sovrin, Civic, ShoCard and uPort among others.  This talk discusses some of the challenges with identity on the internet and the potential benefits that blockchain technology can offer.  It also outlines the concepts of creating identities on a blockchain and attaching trusted endorsements or seals to those identities that can be used to provide evidence that some due diligence or verification event has been carried out by a trusted organization without storing “Personal Data” or “Personally Identifiable Information (PII)” on a shared distributed ledger.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

Staff Software Engineer, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Kevin is a veteran software developer who has worked in Dublin, Boston and Barcelona. He has experience in building a wide range of products, from Home Automation software to Consumer Electronics for the Gaming industry. He is currently immersed in all things Blockchain as Staff... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
4F HTML5

11:00am

はてなのインフラの歴史、そしてMackerelへ至る道とこれから
はてな謹製のサーバー管理・監視SaaSである、Mackerelは、おかげさまでリリースしてから3年が経ちました。リリース後の毎週の機能リリースも継続して続けています。Mackerelの前身は、実は、はてな社内で内製していたサーバー管理ツールです。はてなは創業17年目となりますが、10年近く前から社内仮想化基盤に取り組み、1000台規模のサーバーインフラを管理してきました。そんな中で生まれてきたのが、先代以前のMackerelです。Mackerelはそういった、はてなのインフラ管理の哲学の集大成とも言えるものであり、はてなのサービス展開と共に、今なお進化を続けています。本セッションではそういった、はてなのインフラの歴史や運用哲学、それがどのようにSaaSのMackerelをリリースするまでに至ったのか、そして、今後の構想についてお話します。

Speakers
avatar for 松木 雅幸

松木 雅幸

チーフエンジニア 兼 Mackerelサブプロデューサー, 株式会社はてな
大学時代は中国語に没頭し、機械翻訳も少しかじる。卒業後中国へ渡り、ITベンチャーの立ち上げに関わる。帰国後、英会話・中国語スクールの営業兼システム担当、印刷系SIer... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
4F Rakuten J

11:00am

Identity On The Blockchain
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/Capr/identity-on-the-blockchain

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

Staff Software Engineer, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Kevin is a veteran software developer who has worked in Dublin, Boston and Barcelona. He has experience in building a wide range of products, from Home Automation software to Consumer Electronics for the Gaming industry. He is currently immersed in all things Blockchain as Staff... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Beijing

11:00am

時間がないと言って、オペレーション改善を怠るな ~オペレーション改善奮闘記~
プラットフォームを中心に数多くのサービス運用で膨らんでしまった運用作業を、さまざまなツールを使い、 情報の見せ方を工夫してきて、スリム化に成功した改善内容を紹介します。 ここでは、利用者からの問合せ対応にフォーカスをあて、対応作業に時間がかかり、やりたいことが できなかった状態から、常に改善できる余裕がある状態になるまでの過程を説明させていただきます。

Speakers
EM

Emi Muroya

Rakuten
カスタマーサービス業務やWebエンジニアを経験を積んで、2008... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Sapporo

11:00am

Opening Workshop
Moderators
Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Nagoya

11:00am

AI based language learning tools
In this session, Rakuten Institute of Technology Singapore will be showcasing AI based language learning tools on top of authentic foreign language content. The prototypes employ state-of-the-art technologies and treasure trove of Rakuten’s multilingual data. See how an interdisciplinary team of experts in machine translation, computational linguistics, platform engineering, and cognitive psychology comes together to blend education with entertainment, transforming passive TV viewing into an opportunity for active learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stanley Kok

Stanley Kok

Principal Research Scientist, Rakuten Asia
Stanley is in charge of R&D at the Singapore branch of Rakuten Institute of Technology. His research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their applications. Before joining Rakuten, he was an assistant professor at a Singapore university, and prior to that, a senior IT consultant at Singapore Infocomm Development Authority (currently known as GovTech). Stanley received his PhD in computer science from University of Washington, and his AB... Read More →
avatar for Ewa Szymanska

Ewa Szymanska

Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Ewa is responsible for building Rakuten Institute of Technology team in Singapore, leading research and technology development to optimize existing services and to develop new solutions for the Rakuten group. Before joining Rakuten, Ewa was a behavioural researcher at SingTel, and led business development initiatives for a range of data-as-a-service products. Ewa was previously with General... Read More →
avatar for Liling Tan

Liling Tan

Research Scientist, Rakuten Institute of Technology
A data geek that works mostly with natural language data. I’m currently a research scientist at Rakuten Institute of Technology (Singapore) working on machine translation and language learning applications. Come talk to me about Python, open source and Natural Language Processi... Read More →
avatar for Pang Zineng

Pang Zineng

Senior Technologist, Rakuten Institute of Technology
The one who plays the developer role in a R&D environment, the one who turns research ideas from paper into full scale products, the one who loves to explore all types of emerging tech, and the one who believes microservice architecture could solve all problems except cancer.


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Rakuten A

11:00am

COBOL to Apache Spark.
"What does it take to transform a legacy mainframe COBOL system to state-of-the-art Java EE platform? How the Apache Spark clustering framework fits in all of this? Attend this session to find out, with concrete solutions to some of the major problems of turning a procedural program object-oriented, and parallelizing sequential processing."

Speakers
avatar for Michael Carter

Michael Carter

CEO, Blackstorm Labs
Michael Carter is a technologist and entrepreneur who got his start as a network engineer. Michael designed the initial WebSocket protocol for HTML5, a technology that is used on more than 2 billion devices across the world every day. WebSocket made it easy to build a new class of real-time applications like games, stock tickers, chat rooms, and others, that previously would have required up to 20 times the engineering resources. Building on his passion for real-time web-based applications, Michael founded Blackstorm Labs, where he serves as the CEO, a company focused on building post-app store platforms to help users seamlessly access and share content outside of the app stores. Alongside Rakuten, Blackstorm is a partner in Rakuten Games, a gaming portal for high-performance HTML5 games which is directly integrated into the Rakuten ecosystem. Blackstorm also houses a successful in-house game studio, which has built the hit game EverWing, leading the pack on... Read More →
avatar for Ville Misaki

Ville Misaki

Senior Software Engineer, Rakuten Inc.
Ville Misaki is a senior full-stack developer at Rakuten Card, having worked on many of the larger projects to improve the technology foundation. In his current role as a member of the technology strategy group, he is shaping the future technology roadmap for the company, as well... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Fukuoka

11:00am

SORACOM and IoT in the real world

In this session, I will talk about technologies used in IoT world. IoT projects like vehicle fleet management and factory automation force us to play with bunch of different technologies which range from devices, mobile network, cloud to big data and AI.  SORACOM is providing series of network services which help developers to get into IoT world, so I will pick up a few real world use cases and explain how customers tackle their challenges, focusing on technology perspective! I hope this talk brings you 'What kind of technologies are required in IoT?', 'What is common challenges today?' and 'What is NEXT?'

 


Speakers
avatar for Yuta Imai

Yuta Imai

Soracom
Yuta Imai is a Solutions Architect at SORACOM, INC. He has been working in big data and cloud world for years, especially he is experienced with Hadoop/Spark and authored a book about Apache Spark in Japan. As a solutions architect at SORACOM, he is working on helping and leading customers those who are challenging IoT... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Main

11:00am

Mob Programming at Hunter Industries
I am Chris Lucian, part of the team who started Mob Programming at Hunter Industries in 2011. 4 years after starting Mob Programming Hunter Industries merged other teams into the mob due to its unprecedented success. Today we are working with 24 people in 6 full time mobs. Each summer we take on 8 interns and expand the number of Mobs. This talk will be about our practices as they are today and how the past influenced their growth. I am happy to answer questions during the talk depending on where the interest is from the audience. I will talk about Mob Programming as a practice as well as what we did to scale using a flat department structure.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lucian

Chris Lucian

Director of Software Development, Hunter Industries
I'm Chris Lucian, the director of software development at hunter industries and a founder of mob programming. I am passionate about the advancement of machine learning and software craftsmanship. I seek the continuous improvement of myself, my family, my company, and my community... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Unconference

11:00am

Prototyping Services
When you work on a new product or service or introduce a new product feature to your customer base, it`s very likely that your product concept and design will be based heavily on assumptions. Is that a problem? Well, often you start guessing how your target user wants to use a service or product and around those assumptions you start designing. No surprise, many products or product features fail after their launch. Users find them difficult to use or even worse won`t get at all why they should use your product. In my input session I will show you, how you can test product/service assumptions early with simple prototyping and testing. In the hands on workshop you will work on and test a simple paper prototype.

Speakers
MM

Mandy Meissner

Hello. I'm a UX and Service Designer.My name is Mandy Meissner. I am based in Kyoto/Japan but originally from Berlin/Germany.I work in the field of user centred design. My aim is to humanise digital services and experiences and make them easy to use and intuitive for the target u... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Osaka

11:00am

Tech Family Park / テックファミリーパーク
小中高生も一緒に楽しめるカンファレンスエリアを開催予定!
  • CoderDojo Futakotamagawa (CoderDojo 二子玉川)
  • for Our Kids / デジタルハイク(for Our Kids / Digital Hike)
  • 「ルビィのぼうけん」を使ったプログラミング教育ワークショップ
    2部構成 午前の部: 11:00-12:30, 午後の部: 14:00-15:30
    整理券配布:午前の部: 10:30-, 午後の部: 11:00-
  • Rakuten Robot Club(楽天ロボットクラブ)
※当エリアは託児所ではありません。小学生以下の方は保護者同伴の上、お越し下さい。

Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:45pm
9F West Area

11:00am

Lunch
Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria

11:20am

The API (R)Evolution

The API (R)Evolution

 1) A new era for APIs

2) SOAP -> REST -> MICROSERVICES

3) Explosion of clients, including WebSockets and HTML5 applications

4) New challenges, new platforms, new stacks

5) What the future will look like, and how our clients will have to adapt



Speakers
avatar for Marco Palladino

Marco Palladino

CTO, Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer, and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CTO of Mashape, which was started in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California. He is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Mashape products, while also... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
4F HTML5

11:25am

Sensprout : From university to farm, then to the world 大学から畑、そして世界へ
[This session will be spoken in Japanese]
Intro of the origin of SenSprout and where we are headed to face the current trends in agriculture.
SenSprout立ち上げから今後世界の農業トレンドを踏まえた上で目指しているところについてお話します

[参考情報]
株式会社SenSprout
http://sensprout.com

BBC : Developing sensors to help Japan's farmers
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-40802121/developing-sensors-to-help-japan-s-farmers

GoodFind : マッキンゼーを辞めて世界の農業を変えることにした
https://www.goodfind.jp/articles/536



Speakers
avatar for Lisa, Kikuchi

Lisa, Kikuchi

CEO, SenSprout
Born in 1988, holds Bachelor and Master of Agriculture in International Agricultural Development from the University of Tokyo with research focus on the role of the fisheries cooperatives in the both local and global fisheries resource management.  Previously worked at McKinsey &... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 11:25am - 11:45am
4F Rakuten J

11:25am

Google Home Voice Casting in Action

The advancement of AI offers an unprecedented opportunity for enterprises and startups to create innovative products and services that were not possible before. With the widespread adoption of voice assistants at home such as Google Home, we can finally make AI truly ubiquitous. Viki is a top entertainment destination for international TV and movies. It stays at the forefront of AI and other technological innovations to deliver the best user experience. Alex will talk about how Viki integrates its service with Google Home powered by Google Assistant to enable a smart and natural way to discover and enjoy content. He will also share his thoughts on the opportunities ahead for voice assistants.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Chan

Alex Chan

SVP of Product & Engineering, Rakuten Viki
Alex has the rare combination of true technical and business acumen and brings his extensive expertise in cloud services, e-commerce and global business. He leads all aspects of product and engineering at Rakuten Viki, with the goal of building the strongest fan community and delivering the best user experience. Prior to joining Rakuten Viki in 2015, Alex spent 10 years at Microsoft, where some of his many accomplishments include helping to launch the... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:25am - 11:50am
4F Rakuten G

11:25am

Google Home Voice Casting
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CGTj/google-home-voice-casting-in-action

Speakers
avatar for Alex Chan

Alex Chan

SVP of Product & Engineering, Rakuten Viki
Alex has the rare combination of true technical and business acumen and brings his extensive expertise in cloud services, e-commerce and global business. He leads all aspects of product and engineering at Rakuten Viki, with the goal of building the strongest fan community and delivering the best user experience. Prior to joining Rakuten Viki in 2015, Alex spent 10 years at Microsoft, where some of his many accomplishments include helping to launch the... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:25am - 11:50am
Beijing

11:30am

The API (R)Evolution

The API (R)Evolution

 1) A new era for APIs

2) SOAP -> REST -> MICROSERVICES

3) Explosion of clients, including WebSockets and HTML5 applications

4) New challenges, new platforms, new stacks

5) What the future will look like, and how our clients will have to adapt


Speakers
avatar for Marco Palladino

Marco Palladino

CTO, Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer, and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CTO of Mashape, which was started in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California. He is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Mashape products, while also... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Nagoya

11:45am

What I learned from translation of the SRE
I have translated the SRE book. It took 1 year to finish to translate the 500 pages-long book and I learned a lot not only from the contents of the book, but also from the interaction with 4 SREs who reviewed the text. In this session, I will talk about what I have learned.

Speakers
avatar for Ryuji Tamagawa

Ryuji Tamagawa

Evangelist, Sky
Sometimes a software developer, sometimes a trouble- shooting field engineer , working from A to Z for software products. Also working as a translator for O'Reilly Japan. Translated over 20 titles, mostly on big data, cloud computing, software development.


Saturday October 28, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sapporo

12:00pm

Realizing AI Conversational Bot
The recent advancement in natural language processing and machine learning technologies promises to enable an efficient interface for communication between humans and computers. Thus, the intelligent conversational bots, or chatbot, or as we knew it, has been gaining more popularity recently. Ranging from generic chatbots that enable humans to talk on a wide range of topics, to specific chatbots, that specialize on a certain topic and possess a deep understanding of it. But what is this and how could one make a conversational bot intelligence? In this talk, you will discover more about the conversational bot, how we define it, chatbot anatomy, and what researchers do to make the smart chatbot intelligence.

Speakers
avatar for Lasguido Nio

Lasguido Nio

RIT Researcher, Rakuten
Lasguido Nio received his B.C.S. and M.C.S. degree from Universitas Indonesia in 2012 and 2013, and Doctorate degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 2016. He is currently a researcher at Rakuten Institute of Technology. Before joining Rakuten, he has worked on se... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:22pm
4F Rakuten A

12:00pm

Apache Kudu: Updatable Analytical Storage for Modern Data Platform

Apache Kudu is an open source distributed storage for real-time analytical workload. Since it supports Update and Insert, Kudu can be used for both realtime operational database and analytic database. In this session, I will describe the detailed architecture of Kudu to reveal how it supports Update and Insert on columnar storage architecture.

 


Speakers
avatar for Sho Shimauchi

Sho Shimauchi

Sales Engineer, Cloudera
After graduating from Kyoto University, he joined NEC and supported many system integration projects in the Enterprise OSS department. In 2011, he joined Cloudera as the first Japanese employee. After three year experience as support engineer, he started his career as sales engineer and underwent many projects related to big data infrastructure (mainly Hadoop). With his deep knowledge and experience, he supervised... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Main

12:00pm

Challenge for Startup's CTO from Big company.
"Challenges of  CTO that comes from a big company"

Speakers
avatar for Nagaaki Hoshi

Nagaaki Hoshi

CTO, Your mystar, Inc.
Joined Rakuten as intern from college and entered as new graduate in 2010. Start working as developer of Rakuten Card’s membership service web site “Rakuten e-NAVI” and won Rakuten award MVP among all the Rakuten group employee. Moved to New Service Development Company Incubation Office and was in charge of restaurant searching application called... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Fukuoka

12:00pm

Google: Democratising Machin Learning.
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CC6Y/google-democratising-machine-learning

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Sato

Kaz Sato

Developer Advocate, Google Inc.
Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been speaking at major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Beijing

12:00pm

Google: Democratising Machine Learning
Kaz-san will talk about how Google helps society by it's AI technology. 

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Sato

Kaz Sato

Developer Advocate, Google Inc.
Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been speaking at major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Rakuten G

12:00pm

Meet Libby : An Augumented Hybrid App

Jeff will review the architecture of Libby ( https://meet.libbyapp.com ) – OverDrive’s newest reading app for public libraries. At its core, Libby is a beautifully designed single page web application. Libby is even better as a native app that augments the web application to include native-only functionality.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sterling

Jeff Sterling

CTO, Rakuten OverDrive
Jeff Sterling is the Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten OverDrive – the leading digital media distributor and technology provider for libraries and schools.  Since 1994, Jeff has been leading the development and architecture of OverDrive’s technology, including customer-faci... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F HTML5

12:00pm

Java EE 7 with Apache Spark for the World’s Largest Credit Card Core Systems, and Beyond

Financial industry companies needs Java EE to power for its business today. Rakuten Card, one of the largest credit card companies in Japan, adopted Java EE 7 for its credit card core systems rearchitecture, from one of the oldest COBOL based mainframe in Japan. Additionally, we chose Apache Spark for super rapid batch execution platform. We completed this big core system migration project successfully.

You can learn why we choose Java EE, and Apache Spark for super rapid batch execution, and our experiences and lessons we learned. How to start such a the big project? Why we choose it, how we ported, how use Apache Spark for performance improvements, and launched with? We’ll answer these questions and any that you may have.

Additionally we are going to unvail our future roadmap for expanding our systems as well, with the cutting edge technology and standards.

Speakers
avatar for Arshal Ameen

Arshal Ameen

Team Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Arshal Ameen is chief engineer and team leader of Rakuten Card web service systems. He is leading our development of JEE systems for Rakuten Card, Inc. As a development leader he maintains and directs defining and development of software according to right standards and requireme... Read More →
avatar for Hirofumi Iwasaki

Hirofumi Iwasaki

Group Manager, Rakuten Card Co.,Ltd.
17 Years of experience in planning, designing and implementation of Japanese financial, manufacturing and public enterprise system with emphasis in Java EE and .NET enterprise middleware. Opus: JavaOne 2015, 2014, Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Java Day Tokyo 2015, 2014, etc.


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Rakuten J

12:00pm

Unconference Kick-off
Kick-off in common space.
Introduce Open Space mechanisms, Suggest sessions, Build up marketplace.

Moderators
avatar for Takao Oyobe

Takao Oyobe

Wild Agiler, Rakuten, Inc.
Application Engineer and Manager @Rakuten, Inc. | #AgileMonster #MobProgramming #MuscleEngineer | OSHIMEN : Sayaka Yamamoto @NMB48
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Unconference

12:00pm

Lunch Time
ピザやサンドイッチなどをご用意しております。
テクノロジーカンファレンスの参加者同士、または楽天メンバーと交流を深めていただければ幸いです。

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nagoya

12:00pm

Blockchain Workshop - Build Your Own DApp - a Decentralized Application (or 'DApp')

Build Your Own DApp - a Decentralized Application (or 'DApp') is a piece of software consisting of a user interface (UI) and a decentralized backend; typically making use of a blockchain and smart contracts. This workshop will take delegates through the process of building, deploying and interacting with a simple Ethereum smart contract.  Delegates will get an understanding of the architecture of distributed apps and core concepts such as using “gas” to execute contracts.  There will be some prerequisites to the workshop so that the time can be spent diving straight into building and running contracts instead of installing software.

Prerequisites :-

A laptop (with battery life to last for an hour) with the following software installed:

•git

•node.js >= 7.7

•(optional) Mist >= 0.9.1 (https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases)

 


Speakers
avatar for Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Software Developer, Rakuten Block Chain Lab
Sean is a software developer. He likes code, blockchain and cryptocurrency. The revolution will not be centralised.
avatar for Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

Staff Software Engineer, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Kevin is a veteran software developer who has worked in Dublin, Boston and Barcelona. He has experience in building a wide range of products, from Home Automation software to Consumer Electronics for the Gaming industry. He is currently immersed in all things Blockchain as Staff... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3F Workshop

12:23pm

Human-Centric Machine-Learning

Many times what your machine learning algorithm is optimizing for is not what you really want. Worse, many times you do not really know what you want. In interactive machine learning the human is an integral part of the learning process leading to cooperative human-machine solutions. In this talk we will see a few such problems from the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), their challenges, common pitfalls and some solutions.


Speakers
avatar for Matthias Galle

Matthias Galle

Senior Scientist and Research Manager, Naver Labs Europe
Matthias Gallé leads the NLP team at Naver Labs Europe. When he does not do that, he researches machine learning techniques to model sequences and digs into diverse data-sets to see what they tell us about the world. Matthias grew up in Germany, studied in Argentina and lives in... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:23pm - 12:45pm
4F Rakuten A

1:00pm

Keynote speech
Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Sapporo

1:00pm

Rakuten, Inc. Keynote Speach
Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:00pm

Rakuten, Inc. Keynote Speech
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/C2jB/rakuten-inc-keynote-speech

Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Beijing

1:00pm

Rakuten, Inc. Keynote Speech
Speakers
avatar for Terje Marthinussen

Terje Marthinussen

EC Company CTO & Director, Rakuten, Inc.
Terje started his career in IT as a system administrator back in 1992 and has later worked in various roles in large scale infrastructure and distributed systems. In Rakuten, he has worked for a long time on search and Big Data Infrastructure and is currently CTO of Rakuten’s EC... Read More →
avatar for Hiroshi Mikitani

Hiroshi Mikitani

Chairman & CEO, Rakuten, Inc.
Founded in Japan in 1997 with the mission to contribute to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship, Rakuten has grown to become one of the world's leading internet services companies, ranking in the top 30 in Forbes’ annual list of The World's Most Innovative Companies every year since 2012. Rakuten has a dynamic ecosystem of more than 70 services, spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech, bringing the joy of discovery to more than 1 billion members across the world. Born in Kobe, Mikitani was educated at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, began his career in investment banking, and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School. In 2012, he was awarded the HBS Alumni Achievement Award, one of the... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
4F Main

1:00pm

Rakuten, Inc. Keynote Speach
Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Nagoya

1:00pm

Rest space
Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria

2:00pm

[Kobo] Mastering the Dev/Ops

Continuous Development, its challenges and ups and downs, and how Rakuten Kobo improved it’s Dev/Ops in couple of iterations.


Speakers
avatar for Nastaran Bisheban

Nastaran Bisheban

VP. Global Technology Delivery, Rakuten Kobo
Nastaran is a passionate, energetic and seasoned senior leader in Technology and Project Strategy. She’s a Software Engineer at heart, holding a  HB.Sc. in Computer Science and has successfully rounded out her experience by being both a certified Project Manager and holding a MBA in Leadership with Honors and Distinction from University of Liverpool. | | Nastaran has held various leadership positions in organizations such as CGI, CIBC, Siemens, BlackBerry and Canadian Tire Corporation... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
4F Rakuten J

2:00pm

The Power of Parallelism

As the size of datasets grows beyond the capabilities of even entire teams of humans to curate, there is a growing need to automate the categorization of records and removal of errors. This talk will discuss the advances in machine learning and the types of data processing pipelines that allow for the massive parallel processing of datasets to automatically clean and categorize even the largest of datasets.

 


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Levine

Aaron Levine

Research Scientist, Rakuten
Aaron Levine is a Research Scientist for the RIT-Boston group, focusing on massive distributed categorization of text. He obtained his masters from Brandeis University in 2015, where he worked on spatial attribute extraction and the UN ISO 24617-7 standard for spatial annotation... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:22pm
4F Rakuten A

2:00pm

Life of an Engineer in Rakuten Osaka
Speakers

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Osaka

2:00pm

Change the engineer life by batch system removal.
"Are you happy? We were unhappy at legacy batch processing system. This is story of enhancement for its system and service operating life. Basically, this activity's main topic is performance improvement. We have tried some of approach, as a result we got effective system and happy engineer life. On this presentation, we would like to explain this activity's case study."

Speakers
avatar for Utkarsh Murarka

Utkarsh Murarka

Software Engineer, Rakuten Inc.
Utkarsh Murarka is an Application Engineer for various critical Rakuten Card services for the past 2 years. He primarily dabbles in design, development and maintenance of server-side Mobile services and Targeting systems. In his free time, he is an avid reader, and likes to spend... Read More →
avatar for Shimizu Yosuke

Shimizu Yosuke

Team Manager, Rakuten Inc.
Yosuke Shimizu is a team manager of Rakuten Card Card System Development Department. He has working as mobile application engineer for Rakuten Card Services since 2009 when he joined Rakuten, Inc.. He has proven expertise in development and project execution for Card Member Service. He is one of the creators... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fukuoka

2:00pm

HTML5 Track Key Note - Blackstorm Labs
Michael will cover in his presentation:

  • Saturation in the app stores and the future of mobile development
  • The rise of app-within-app experiences, or Super-Apps
  • The ways in which Super-Apps are revolutionizing software development and distribution

Speakers
avatar for Michael Carter

Michael Carter

CEO, Blackstorm Labs
Michael Carter is a technologist and entrepreneur who got his start as a network engineer. Michael designed the initial WebSocket protocol for HTML5, a technology that is used on more than 2 billion devices across the world every day. WebSocket made it easy to build a new class of real-time applications like games, stock tickers, chat rooms, and others, that previously would have required up to 20 times the engineering resources. Building on his passion for real-time web-based applications, Michael founded Blackstorm Labs, where he serves as the CEO, a company focused on building post-app store platforms to help users seamlessly access and share content outside of the app stores. Alongside Rakuten, Blackstorm is a partner in Rakuten Games, a gaming portal for high-performance HTML5 games which is directly integrated into the Rakuten ecosystem. Blackstorm also houses a successful in-house game studio, which has built the hit game EverWing, leading the pack on... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F HTML5

2:00pm

Pushing Frontiers of Natural Language: Is Deep Learning an Answer?
Understanding human language is considered to be a true hallmark of machine intelligence. In the last decade, for the first time in AI history, tools for natural language processing (NLP) have transitioned from research labs to industrial applications, and are used by millions of people on a daily basis. How did deep learning impact this transition? In this talk, I will aim to answer this question. I will start by providing a short tutorial on deep learning and its uses in NLP. Next, I will discuss our recent work on addressing the limitations of this technology, including "black-box" predictions and reliance on large amounts of training data.  This will cover our work on interpretability and transfer learning.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Barzilay

Regina Barzilay

Delta Electronics Professor, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing, applications of deep learning to chemistry and medical applications. She is a recipient of various awards including of the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Main

2:00pm

Pushing Frontiers of Natural Language: Is Deep Learning an Answer?
Understanding human language is considered to be a true hallmark of machine intelligence. In the last decade, for the first time in AI history, tools for natural language processing (NLP) have transitioned from research labs to industrial applications, and are used by millions of people on a daily basis. How did deep learning impact this transition? In this talk, I will aim to answer this question. I will start by providing a short tutorial on deep learning and its uses in NLP. Next, I will discuss our recent work on addressing the limitations of this technology, including "black-box" predictions and reliance on large amounts of training data.  This will cover our work on interpretability and transfer learning.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Barzilay

Regina Barzilay

Delta Electronics Professor, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing, applications of deep learning to chemistry and medical applications. She is a recipient of various awards including of the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Nagoya

2:00pm

Pushing Frontiers of Nautural Language
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CYBk/pushing-frontiers-of-natural-language-is-deep-learning-an-answer

Speakers
avatar for Regina Barzilay

Regina Barzilay

Delta Electronics Professor, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing, applications of deep learning to chemistry and medical applications. She is a recipient of various awards including of the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Beijing

2:00pm

D-wave : Quantum Computing for the Real World Today
Mr. Colin will give a brief overview of the current state of quantum computing and how D-wave is contributing to state-of-the-art quantum computing solutions and it's use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Colin P. Williams

Dr. Colin P. Williams

Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
Dr. Colin P. Williams is Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at D-Wave Systems Inc., reporting directly to the CEO. He has spent over 20 years in quantum computing and has developed and patented algorithms and applications for both gate model and annealing model... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Rakuten G

2:00pm

トラブルシューティングのあれこれ
システム開発とは切っても切れない関係にあるトラブルシューティング。 小さいところでは、プログラムの単体レベルから機能レベル、 レイヤーが上がって仕様レベル、システム構成レベルのものまで。 内容としても必ず再現するものから、特定条件化でのみ発現したり、 1年経過して初めて発現するものまで様々。 身近なものなのに、意外とよく分からない領域に区分されるこのテーマを概観してみます。

Speakers
YK

Yoshihiko Kamata

Engineer, Rakuten
中小SIでエンジニアとして経験を積んだ後、2009... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sapporo

2:00pm

Unconference 1
Moderators
avatar for Takao Oyobe

Takao Oyobe

Wild Agiler, Rakuten, Inc.
Application Engineer and Manager @Rakuten, Inc. | #AgileMonster #MobProgramming #MuscleEngineer | OSHIMEN : Sayaka Yamamoto @NMB48
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Unconference

2:00pm

Tech Family Park / テックファミリーパーク
小中高生も一緒に楽しめるカンファレンスエリアを開催予定!
  • CoderDojo Futakotamagawa (CoderDojo 二子玉川)
  • for Our Kids / デジタルハイク(for Our Kids / Digital Hike)
  • 「ルビィのぼうけん」を使ったプログラミング教育ワークショップ
    2部構成 午前の部: 11:00-12:30, 午後の部: 14:00-15:30
    整理券配布:午前の部: 10:30-, 午後の部: 11:00-
  • Rakuten Robot Club(楽天ロボットクラブ)
※当エリアは託児所ではありません。小学生以下の方は保護者同伴の上、お越し下さい。

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
9F West Area

2:23pm

Organizing Big Data for Text in Rakuten

Rakuten has a various kinds of text data such as query keywords, product descriptions, and reviews from our users. The data is collected in our servers continuously and the size grows by the hour. However, we need to convert these massive unstructured data into structured data in order to take advantage of big data for text in our businesses. In this presentation, we will talk about methodologies to automatically organize unstructured data using natural language processing techniques so that we can help Rakuten's business.


Speakers
avatar for Keiji Shinzato

Keiji Shinzato

Lead scientist, Rakuten Inc.
Keiji Shinzato is a lead scientist of Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT). Before joining Rakuten, he worked at Kyoto University as a post-doctoral researcher. His research interest is natural language processing: especially knowledge acquisition, information extraction, sent... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:23pm - 2:45pm
4F Rakuten A

2:30pm

How Product Managers Work
Speakers

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Osaka

3:00pm

Award Lecture: Concept Prize 'Head'
In the age of IoT, sensors and network technology are being developed at a rapid pace, and through the use of wearable devices and robots, it is possible to obtain a huge volume of sensory data in a short period of time. AI has become essential for processing such volumes of data.
In the past, AI was developed for specific uses, meaning each application required specialized settings, development and optimization. Kazuo Yano led a project to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for multiple purposes: Hitachi AI Technology/H. This AI creates programs from data based on the objective set for each project, enabling it to find the optimal solution for any situation.
Yano also developed a sensor that obtains human behavioral data, and discovered that it could be used to measure people’s level of happiness. Based on the quantified happiness data, he proposed to employees behaviors at the workplace that could improve productivity, such as communication habits and time management. As such, Yano opened the door to new uses of big data for implementing improvements in the workplace. The Head Prize is awarded for his pioneering achievements in the field of AI and in expectation of further developments.

Speakers
avatar for Kazuo Yano

Kazuo Yano

Corporate Officer and Corporate Chief Scientist, Hitachi, Ltd.
- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Concept Prize: Head (AI and big data) - | | Dr. Kazuo Yano is a Corporate Officer and Corporate Chief Scientist at Hitachi, Ltd. Yano has been recognized for his innovative work in the semiconductor field, such as developing the... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
4F Main

3:00pm

Value Delivery through Rakuten Big Data Intelligence Ecosystem and Technology

Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies and offering a wide variety of services for consumers and businesses with focus on e-commerce, finance and digital contents. Therefore, Rakuten, Inc. has extremely valuable data asset covering different fields. In order to make better usage of these data asset cross the whole Rakuten group and delivery data value to meet various business needs, Data Science Department is founded to enhance our group-wide data platform to provide better business decision support through BI and develop better data science solutions to improve our servers or even create new services. For today's presentations, I will give an introduction of how this big data intelligence ecosystem is building and show some example of how we are delivering values by meeting business needs.


Speakers
avatar for Ma Xuebin

Ma Xuebin

Senior Manager of Data Science Section, Rakuten Inc.


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
4F Rakuten J

3:00pm

Found it! Boosting e-commerce search conversions with machine learning at scale
Over the past decade, e-commerce has leaped from lighthouse customers to mainstream consumers, offering online inventories with millions of products readily available to shoppers. To help buyers easily find products and fulfill their goals, it is necessary to provide effective search methods that retrieve highly-relevant items. However, manual and/or rule-based approaches to search optimization are not scalable. In this talk, we illustrate machine learning methods that have been successfully applied at web-scale to optimize search relevance for e-commerce. Additionally, we present techniques to extract semantic information from queries and precisely match product attributes to improve search relevance against structured products.

Speakers
avatar for Giuseppe “Pino” Di Fabbrizio

Giuseppe “Pino” Di Fabbrizio

Principal Research Scientist, Group Leader, Rakuten, Inc.
Giuseppe "Pino" Di Fabbrizio is a principal research scientist and a group leader in the Rakuten machine learning and natural language processing research team in Boston. Before joining Rakuten, he was a senior research scientist with the Amazon Alexa team in Cambridge, MA. Prior to Amazon, he was a lead research scientist at... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:22pm
4F Rakuten A

3:00pm

From the browser to the desktop with NodeJS and Electron

At Rakuten Aquafadas we make beautiful apps for iOS, Android and the Browser. Although these apps have the same purpose they all are written by different developers using different technologies and languages. Now we want to expand to the desktop but we want to avoid having to maintain another different code base and we want to use the same technology that we know and are good at.


Speakers
avatar for Cyril Maurel

Cyril Maurel

Technical Leader & Developer of Frontend Team, Rakuten Aquafadas


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
4F HTML5

3:00pm

3:00pm

Deep diving into Machine Learning.
"In this session, instead of talking about the various applications of Machine Learning, we will see how these algorithms work. We'll cover major algorithms and learning methods in detail especially Supervised learning and Deep Learning. There will be more technical insight about how data is fed and manipulated to produce results for a layman to understand the small intricacies from basics. No coding abiities required."

Speakers
avatar for Ritika Nevatia

Ritika Nevatia

Software Engineer, Rakuten Inc.
Ritika is an Application Engineer for the Rakuten Card System Department. She has contributed to development of services for over two years now. She enjoys code management, development and innovating the existing systems. Ritika loves to build new ideas at Hackathons and sketch i... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fukuoka

3:00pm

Planet: Private space observation and its use cases
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CC7g/planet-private-space-observation-and-its-use-cases

Speakers
avatar for Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar Sivaprakasam

VP at Planet for JAPAC, PLANET LABS INC
Shankar is the VP at Planet for JAPAC. In this role, reporting to the CRO, Shankar is responsible for customer success, partnerships and growth. | | He was most recently the VP, Analytics, OpenText, JAPAC. Prior to this role, he was the VP for Global Premier Accounts, OpenText. Prior to OpenText, Shankar was at Hewlett-Packard on various leadership roles including Consulting Practice Head for Asia, JAPAC Director of Application Outsourcing Services, and Strategic Transactions Lead. | | Shankar has advised many of the Global 2000 organizations on digitalization of their businesses, and governments on digital governments. His clients span industries such as financial services, energy... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Beijing

3:00pm

Planet: Private space observation and its use cases
Mr. Shankar Sivaprakasam will talk about the current state of private space industry and how space data is driving innovation when coupled with the power of AI.

Speakers
avatar for Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar Sivaprakasam

VP at Planet for JAPAC, PLANET LABS INC
Shankar is the VP at Planet for JAPAC. In this role, reporting to the CRO, Shankar is responsible for customer success, partnerships and growth. | | He was most recently the VP, Analytics, OpenText, JAPAC. Prior to this role, he was the VP for Global Premier Accounts, OpenText. Prior to OpenText, Shankar was at Hewlett-Packard on various leadership roles including Consulting Practice Head for Asia, JAPAC Director of Application Outsourcing Services, and Strategic Transactions Lead. | | Shankar has advised many of the Global 2000 organizations on digitalization of their businesses, and governments on digital governments. His clients span industries such as financial services, energy... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Rakuten G

3:00pm

Unconference 2
Moderators
avatar for Takao Oyobe

Takao Oyobe

Wild Agiler, Rakuten, Inc.
Application Engineer and Manager @Rakuten, Inc. | #AgileMonster #MobProgramming #MuscleEngineer | OSHIMEN : Sayaka Yamamoto @NMB48
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.

Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Unconference

3:00pm

RakutenとSREと私
所属部署のミッションの一つとして、サービス運用作業を0に近づけるというものがあり、 その手段として実際に利用されているサービスにSRE的運用改善を実施してきました。 どういうアイディアでいかにして運用を減らそうとしたのか。 また、結果としてどうだったのか、今見えている課題を実例を踏まえつつ紹介します。

Speakers
YK

Yanagimoto Koichi

Engineer, Rakuten


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sapporo

3:00pm

Blockchain Workshop - Build Your Own DApp - a Decentralized Application (or 'DApp')

Build Your Own DApp - a Decentralized Application (or 'DApp') is a piece of software consisting of a user interface (UI) and a decentralized backend; typically making use of a blockchain and smart contracts. This workshop will take delegates through the process of building, deploying and interacting with a simple Ethereum smart contract.  Delegates will get an understanding of the architecture of distributed apps and core concepts such as using “gas” to execute contracts.  There will be some prerequisites to the workshop so that the time can be spent diving straight into building and running contracts instead of installing software.

Prerequisites :-

A laptop (with battery life to last for an hour) with the following software installed:

•git

•node.js >= 7.7

•(optional) Mist >= 0.9.1 (https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases)

 


Speakers
avatar for Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Software Developer, Rakuten Block Chain Lab
Sean is a software developer. He likes code, blockchain and cryptocurrency. The revolution will not be centralised.
avatar for Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

Staff Software Engineer, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Kevin is a veteran software developer who has worked in Dublin, Boston and Barcelona. He has experience in building a wide range of products, from Home Automation software to Consumer Electronics for the Gaming industry. He is currently immersed in all things Blockchain as Staff... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3F Workshop

3:15pm

Award Lecture: Concept Prize 'Hands'
In recent years, smartphones have become so commonplace that it is easy to forget those who cannot take advantage of their convenience. Focusing on this problem, Dot Incorporation, a South Korean start-up, developed Dot Watch for the world’s approximately 285 million visually impaired people. This instantly garnered attention on a global scale.
Instead of a watch face with hands showing the time, the Dot Watch – a smartwatch for the visually impaired – uses a tactile display. A braille translation engine that was developed in-house enables the information to be displayed in braille in “tactile mode.” When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, text messages, chat messages, push notifications and other information can be read in braille on the watch. For this groundbreaking invention, Dot Incorporation placed first at both Get in the Ring 2016 and the Slush Tokyo 2017 pitch contest.
While devices that told the time or information through voice input and speech recognition had existed previously, they could only be used where there was no background noise. Through the use of the Dot Watch’s tactile display, visually impaired people can get information in noisy or silent settings without having to worry about their auditory environment. The Hands Prize is awarded to Dot Watch, that dramatically changed people’s lives, by making use of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Juyoon Kim

Eric Juyoon Kim

CEO, DOT Inc.
- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Concept Prize: Hands (IoT, robotics, devices) is Dot Watch. - | | Eric is the founder and CEO of a South Korean startup, Dot, which was established in April 2015. Dot developed the world’s first braille smartwatch for the blind and the visually... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
4F Main

3:23pm

Status and future prospects of deep learning on e-commerce
Deep learning is the prime avenue for Artificial Intelligence, with spectacular accomplishments in diverse fields such as computer vision, natural language processing, and board games such as Go. Its impact on e-commerce is already significant and will continue to grow in future years. In this talk, we will review some of the successful deep learning algorithms in light of their current and expected impact on e-commerce.

Speakers
avatar for Béranger Dumont

Béranger Dumont

Research Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.
Béranger Dumont is a Research Scientist at the Rakuten Institute of Technology in Paris. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Grenoble University in 2014. His current research interests include Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Computer Vision. His PhD thesis is published in Springer Theses Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research. Before joining Rakuten... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:23pm - 3:45pm
4F Rakuten A

3:25pm

一生エンジニアで食っていこう!
Unconference トラックのファシリテーターの漆原さんに、特別セッションをおねがいすることにいたしました。ご期待下さい! (Rakuten J トラックオーナー 川口)

Speakers
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:25pm - 3:45pm
4F Rakuten J

3:25pm

Layouts in the world of mobile devices

Laying out content on the web is one of the many challenges of responsive web development. Positioning content and ensuring consistent behaviour on smaller to larger screen devices requires hacks and workarounds that can be frustrating to wrestle with and when employed wrongly, can make code harder to maintain. Fortunately, the rise of responsive web development has also increased the number of tools that we can use in order to make our workflow easier. The new CSS Grid specification is one of such examples that gives us the power to control grid structures through CSS instead of HTML making laying out content to be easier. In this talk, I will walk you through the future of laying out content on the web.


Speakers
avatar for Aysha Anggraini

Aysha Anggraini

Front-end Engineer, Rakuten Viki
Aysha is a Front-end Engineer at Viki, where she works with the web team in order to build functional and beautiful UIs on viki.com. She worked on the responsive web project at Viki where she discovered best practices that make responsive web development less painful.Along the wa... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:25pm - 3:50pm
4F HTML5

3:30pm

Award Lecture: Concept Prize 'Heart'
With advances in science and technology, environmental changes, and globalization, our society is changing dramatically. It will be our children who build this new diverse society, and it is important to teach them to respect different cultures and values. Based on this conviction, Nanako Ishido is committed to the enhancement of children’s education, in particular with regard to the digital and technology fields.
Ishido has continued to highlight the increasing importance of creativity and communication skills in a diverse society in the information age. Under the concept of a “hideout for playing and learning,” the NPO Canvas, chaired by Ishido, carries out creative workshops across the country combining both analog and digital teaching methods. To date, the workshops have been held over 3,000 times for a total of about 500,000 children to great acclaim.
Ishido has led a wide range of initiatives including the development, implementation and expansion of the Digital Kids project, a new educational program that uses IT; digital children’s books, a new method of digital expression using e-books and tablets; and digital textbooks, a movement for creating an environment where all children can learn digitally.
In addition to creating activities for children, Ishido serves on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ Information Council and as Associate Professor at Keio University. She works tirelessly to bring together industry, government and academia for the advancement of children’s education. The Heart Prize is awarded to Ishido for her achievements in creating innovative education initiatives using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Nanako Ishido

Nanako Ishido

President of CANVAS, CEO of Digital Ehon, Associate professor of Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design, CANVAS, Digital Ehon, Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design
- Winner of Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Concept Prize: Heart (people and education) -  | | Nanako Ishido graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo and later conducted research as a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. Soon after, Ishido established NPO CANVAS in 2002 that promotes the creative and expressive activities for children.To date, CANVAS has delivered 3000 workshops to approximately 500,000 children and comprehensively researched the relations between children and media through... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
4F Main

3:30pm

Don’t manage too hard!
Speakers
avatar for Atsumi Kawashima

Atsumi Kawashima

Senior Manager, ECID, Rakuten Inc.
Since I was in elementary school I have an interest in programming, I've started to use computer from the 3rd grade of junior high school, then I was addicted to the Internet from my college days. From that time I created my website on my own, I had off-line meeting with friend I... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Osaka

4:00pm

AI Predictions and hard problems
General Artificial Intelligence or Super Intelligence are often predicted for the next few decades. These assumptions are criticized by part of the scientific community but they are more than ever conveyed to the general public. The current capabilities of Artificial Intelligence are both amazingly powerful in many (narrow) domains and surprisingly weak in others. While we hear crazy scenarios for the future, AI faces some theoretical limitations and a few difficult problems, including the famous "Hard Problem" which creates an endless debate among both scientists and philosophers.

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Ach

Laurent Ach

RIT Paris Manager and PriceMinister CTO, Rakuten Institute of Technology - PriceMinister
Hi! I am CTO of PriceMinister and Manager of Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris, focusing on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and Virtual Reality. And it's great to connect real world business and technology with advanced research. Since I started my career in... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:22pm
4F Rakuten A

4:00pm

4:00pm

Let's talk about the future: state-of-the-art mobile web & hybrid apps

Ever since Google and Apple became the major players in mobile phones, mobile browser and its capability has been drastically improved. However, the performance and development toolings were always a headache for developers. But they never are! This session will describe all the goodies from the latest practices to make mobile app development more enjoyable.


Speakers
avatar for Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka

CEO, Asial Corporation
Masa is the CEO of Asial Corporation, the company behind Japan's #1 hybrid app development tools, Monaca and Onsen UI. He started his company as a pioneer in web and mobile communities in Japan, writing numerous PHP books and initiating Cordova meetups. Masa still maintains a lea... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:35pm
4F HTML5

4:00pm

AI and fundamental game technologies in FINAL FANTASY XV
Speakers
avatar for Isamu Hasegawa

Isamu Hasegawa

Square Enix
Isamu Hasegawa is a senior programmer at SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., and he is responsible for VFX and UI in FINAL FANTASY XV. He has given many presentations at the conferences like SIGGRAPH, CEDEC, etc. He is a member of the steering committee of Information Processing Society of Ja... Read More →
avatar for Youichiro Miyake

Youichiro Miyake

Lead AI Researcher /FINAL FANTASY XV Lead AI Architect, Square Enix
Youichiro Miyake has been involved in development of video game titles while researching game AI technologies as the lead AI researcher at game development company. He has developed and designed AI for numerous game titles. He has given many lectures in the universities and game... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Main

4:00pm

From Mainframe to JavaEE.
"Rakuten Card finished migration from Mainframe to JavaEE. We talk about "Why?", "How?" and "Effect"."

Speakers
avatar for Hiroaki Nakada

Hiroaki Nakada

Application Architect, Rakuten Card Co.,Ltd.
Hiroaki Nakada is a senior application engineer for the Rakuten Card System Department. He has working in the development and operation of Rakuten Credit Card System since 2009. He has expertise in design, development and operation in two major key areas: front-end and back-end f... Read More →
avatar for Yuki Tsubata

Yuki Tsubata

Group Manager, Rakuten Card Co.,Ltd.
Yuki Tsubata is the Chief Engineer of Rakuten Card Core System and Group Manager. He led the creation of Taiwan Rakuten Card System, and contributed to the Core System Migration of Rakuten Card.


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fukuoka

4:00pm

Rakuten Tech Hiring
エンジニアを採用している部門のピッチを行います。

"前職の先輩いわく、その会社がこれからどうしようとしているかは、採用情報をみればわかる、ということです。ですので、入社をご希望の方以外にも広く公開いたしますので、ぜひお運びください。" (Rakuten J トラックオーナー 川口)

Moderators
avatar for Tomoya Yamaguchi

Tomoya Yamaguchi

GHR, Rakuten Inc.
Hello World!!


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Rakuten J

4:00pm

Unconference 3
Moderators
avatar for Takao Oyobe

Takao Oyobe

Wild Agiler, Rakuten, Inc.
Application Engineer and Manager @Rakuten, Inc. | #AgileMonster #MobProgramming #MuscleEngineer | OSHIMEN : Sayaka Yamamoto @NMB48
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.

Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Unconference

4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Google, D-wave, Planet
An exciting and thought provoking panel discussion between Google, Planet and D-wave. What are the posibilities of innovation with space data being available at incresingly affordable price? How can AI advance further with availability of such rich data coupled with the possibility of quantum computing turning into a reality? The possiblities are endless in this era of innovation. And to talk about it we are getting few of the best minds in the industry today. Don't miss it ! 

Moderators
avatar for Fernando Paulo

Fernando Paulo

Executive Officer, Ecosystem Service Supervisory Department Vice Director, Rakuten, Inc.
Fernando Paulo is an Executive Officer at Rakuten.   He currently leads a global organization responsible for Rakuten's ecosystem technologies such as Rakuten ID, Rakuten Super Point and Payment Gateway.  Before Rakuten, Fernando worked at GREE International as a VP of Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 12 years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Sato

Kaz Sato

Developer Advocate, Google Inc.
Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been speaking at major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring... Read More →
avatar for Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar Sivaprakasam

VP at Planet for JAPAC, PLANET LABS INC
Shankar is the VP at Planet for JAPAC. In this role, reporting to the CRO, Shankar is responsible for customer success, partnerships and growth. | | He was most recently the VP, Analytics, OpenText, JAPAC. Prior to this role, he was the VP for Global Premier Accounts, OpenText. Prior to OpenText, Shankar was at Hewlett-Packard on various leadership roles including Consulting Practice Head for Asia, JAPAC Director of Application Outsourcing Services, and Strategic Transactions Lead. | | Shankar has advised many of the Global 2000 organizations on digitalization of their businesses, and governments on digital governments. His clients span industries such as financial services, energy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Colin P. Williams

Dr. Colin P. Williams

Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
Dr. Colin P. Williams is Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at D-Wave Systems Inc., reporting directly to the CEO. He has spent over 20 years in quantum computing and has developed and patented algorithms and applications for both gate model and annealing model... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4F Rakuten G

4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Google, D-wave, Planet
An exciting and thought provoking panel discussion between Google, Planet and D-wave. What are the posibilities of innovation with space data being available at incresingly affordable price? How can AI advance further with availability of such rich data coupled with the possibility of quantum computing turning into a reality? The possiblities are endless in this era of innovation. And to talk about it we are getting few of the best minds in the industry today. Don't miss it ! 

Moderators
avatar for Fernando Paulo

Fernando Paulo

Executive Officer, Ecosystem Service Supervisory Department Vice Director, Rakuten, Inc.
Fernando Paulo is an Executive Officer at Rakuten.   He currently leads a global organization responsible for Rakuten's ecosystem technologies such as Rakuten ID, Rakuten Super Point and Payment Gateway.  Before Rakuten, Fernando worked at GREE International as a VP of Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 12 years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Sato

Kaz Sato

Developer Advocate, Google Inc.
Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been speaking at major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring... Read More →
avatar for Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar Sivaprakasam

VP at Planet for JAPAC, PLANET LABS INC
Shankar is the VP at Planet for JAPAC. In this role, reporting to the CRO, Shankar is responsible for customer success, partnerships and growth. | | He was most recently the VP, Analytics, OpenText, JAPAC. Prior to this role, he was the VP for Global Premier Accounts, OpenText. Prior to OpenText, Shankar was at Hewlett-Packard on various leadership roles including Consulting Practice Head for Asia, JAPAC Director of Application Outsourcing Services, and Strategic Transactions Lead. | | Shankar has advised many of the Global 2000 organizations on digitalization of their businesses, and governments on digital governments. His clients span industries such as financial services, energy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Colin P. Williams

Dr. Colin P. Williams

Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
Dr. Colin P. Williams is Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at D-Wave Systems Inc., reporting directly to the CEO. He has spent over 20 years in quantum computing and has developed and patented algorithms and applications for both gate model and annealing model... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nagoya

4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Google, D-wave, Planet
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CGU5/panel-discussion-google-d-wave-planet

Moderators
avatar for Fernando Paulo

Fernando Paulo

Executive Officer, Ecosystem Service Supervisory Department Vice Director, Rakuten, Inc.
Fernando Paulo is an Executive Officer at Rakuten.   He currently leads a global organization responsible for Rakuten's ecosystem technologies such as Rakuten ID, Rakuten Super Point and Payment Gateway.  Before Rakuten, Fernando worked at GREE International as a VP of Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 12 years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Sato

Kaz Sato

Developer Advocate, Google Inc.
Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been speaking at major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring... Read More →
avatar for Shankar Sivaprakasam

Shankar Sivaprakasam

VP at Planet for JAPAC, PLANET LABS INC
Shankar is the VP at Planet for JAPAC. In this role, reporting to the CRO, Shankar is responsible for customer success, partnerships and growth. | | He was most recently the VP, Analytics, OpenText, JAPAC. Prior to this role, he was the VP for Global Premier Accounts, OpenText. Prior to OpenText, Shankar was at Hewlett-Packard on various leadership roles including Consulting Practice Head for Asia, JAPAC Director of Application Outsourcing Services, and Strategic Transactions Lead. | | Shankar has advised many of the Global 2000 organizations on digitalization of their businesses, and governments on digital governments. His clients span industries such as financial services, energy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Colin P. Williams

Dr. Colin P. Williams

Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
Dr. Colin P. Williams is Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at D-Wave Systems Inc., reporting directly to the CEO. He has spent over 20 years in quantum computing and has developed and patented algorithms and applications for both gate model and annealing model... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beijing

4:00pm

Party
スピーカー、参加者でビールや軽食を囲みながら、ワイワイしゃべりましょう!

Saturday October 28, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sapporo

4:23pm

Recurrent Neural Networks and its applications
Recurrent Neural Networks are popular Deep Learning models that have shown great promise to achieve state-of-the-art results in many tasks like   Computer Vision, NLP, Finance and many more. Although being models proposed several years ago, RNN have gained popularity recently.   In this talk we will review how these models evolved over the years, dissection of RNN, current applications and its future.

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Daultani

Vijay Daultani

Researcher, Rakuten
I am a Researcher at Rakuten Institute of Technology in Tokyo Japan. My research interests spans the field of Deep Learning and High Performance Computing. My current research is to use deep learning models such as Recurrent Neural Networks and Convolutional Neural Networks for v... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:23pm - 4:45pm
4F Rakuten A

4:30pm

The Road to Project Management

Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Osaka

4:35pm

Rakuten App Productivity Initiative for Developers (“RAPID”)
A quick look at the way Rakuten meets the growing challenge of delivering new products and services quickly while maintaining a consistently high level of quality, security and performance.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Saw

Marcus Saw

Senior Manager, SSED, Rakuten Inc
For the past 13 years Marcus has been in love with his adopted home of Japan and the concept of Quality in an age obsessed with speed.  He now heads up a team of 80 technologists in Rakuten, Tokyo, managing a global development team stretching across four continents.  As a developer, he has had a diverse career, working for big pharma, telecoms and has been a founding member of two... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 4:35pm - 4:50pm
4F HTML5

5:00pm

Award Ceremony
Winners of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award 2017
Tokyo, October 11, 2017 - Rakuten, Inc. announced the winners of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award 2017, to be presented at this awards ceremony.
The Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award is given to individuals, organizations or products in recognition of achievements that contribute to the evolution of society through cutting-edge innovation. Gold and silver prizes are awarded for the most revolutionary developments in technology and the societal contributions they have made in recent years, while Concept Prizes are awarded according to the theme of each year’s conference.*
The theme for this year is “Head, Hands, and Heart.Head represents AI and big data, while Hands represents IoT, robotics and devices, and Heart represents people and education. Concept Prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding individuals in each area. 
Until 2016, the award was simply called the “Rakuten Technology Award,” but this year it has been renamed as the “Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award.” Our corporate philosophy is to empower people and society through innovation. Based on the belief that by continuing to produce innovation, we can reach beyond the boundaries of the company, support the realization of people’s ambitions and deliver happiness and joy worldwide, we have changed the award’s name and criteria to place more emphasis on innovation.
Through initiatives such as this award, Rakuten continues to boost awareness of the importance of innovation that contributes to the evolution of society and the development of the Japanese economy.
*This year there is no group prize.

Saturday October 28, 2017 5:00pm - 5:20pm
4F Main

5:00pm

Riemannian Geometry in Egison
Most of the technical notations in mathematics and physics are not supported in programming languages.Therefore, we need to translate mathematical expressions to represent them in programming languages.As the result, programs are more complicated than mathematical expressions.This is a big obstacle to cope with problems in mathematics and physics using computers.Egison is a programming language that has been developed to solve this problem.Recently, as part of the solution to this problem, I developed a method for importing tensor index notation into programming with a simple extension of languages.In this lecture, I will show a hint of what kind of ideas are necessary to import mathematical notation into programming by showing this example.

Speakers
avatar for Satoshi Egi

Satoshi Egi

RIT Scientist, Rakuten
Satoshi Egi is a researcher of Rakuten Institute of Technology, focusing on Programming Languages. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, where he majored in Computer Science in 2012. He started the development of the Egi... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:00pm - 5:22pm
4F Rakuten A

5:00pm

Lightning Talks
Our Lightning talks is ..
  • Theme is free (please confirm our code of contact)
  • Japanese / English OK
  • Presentation time is 5 minutes
  • Please register at Unconference room on that day
If you want to know more detail, please check our blog.
楽天テクノロジーカンファレンス2017のライトニングトーク - Rakuten Tech Blog

Let's join us !!

Moderators
avatar for Takao Oyobe

Takao Oyobe

Wild Agiler, Rakuten, Inc.
Application Engineer and Manager @Rakuten, Inc. | #AgileMonster #MobProgramming #MuscleEngineer | OSHIMEN : Sayaka Yamamoto @NMB48
avatar for Shigeru Urushibara

Shigeru Urushibara

CEO, UL Systems, Inc.

Saturday October 28, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
4F Unconference

5:15pm

Beer Bash Party!
軽食とお飲み物(Beer Bashなのでビール等アルコールあります!)をご用意しております。セッションについて真面目に語るもよし、今日出会ったみんなと語り合うもよし、気ままに楽しく過ごしていただけたらと思います。

Saturday October 28, 2017 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Nagoya

5:20pm

Award Lecture: Silver Prize
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CZxg/award-lecture-silver-prize

Speakers
avatar for Masako Wakamiya

Masako Wakamiya

- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Silver Prize - | | Masako Wakamiya is Vice President of the Mellow Club and Board Member of the Broadband School Association(NPO) At the age of 60, retired banker Masako Wakamiya (Marchan) was a caregiver for her mother at home. She decided to use a computer to stay connected with her friends... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:20pm - 5:45pm
Beijing

5:20pm

Award Lecture: Silver Prize
Often having been developed for use by younger generations, most IT services and smartphone apps can be difficult to use for elderly people. In 2016, recognizing the need for apps that take into account the way seniors use smartphones, Masako Wakamiya began learning the programming language Swift, before releasing her iOS game “hinadan” in February 2017. She was selected to participate in the scholarship program of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC2017). In his keynote speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced her as the oldest developer at the conference at age 81.
Despite having no previous experience in IT or programming, Wakamiya decided to buy her first computer after her retirement at the age of 60 so she could “connect with more people.” In 1999, as the internet was beginning to take off, she was involved in the creation of a website aimed at elderly people called Mellow Club, where she launched the Mellow Denshokan – a project to archive the accounts of those who had lived through the Pacific War. In 2005, the project was awarded the Culture Prize at the Japan session of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society.
Wakamiya believes that it is important to enjoy what you are doing, even when you face setbacks. She demonstrates that IT can be learned by anyone regardless of age or experience, and that through the use of technology anyone can get involved. This prize is awarded in recognition of her limitless energy for taking on new challenges and also the expectation of further success in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Masako Wakamiya

Masako Wakamiya

- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Silver Prize - | | Masako Wakamiya is Vice President of the Mellow Club and Board Member of the Broadband School Association(NPO) At the age of 60, retired banker Masako Wakamiya (Marchan) was a caregiver for her mother at home. She decided to use a computer to stay connected with her friends... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:20pm - 5:45pm
4F Main

5:23pm

Introducing to Astra, A Distribute SQL Database for Data Analysis
Astra is a distributed SQL database for data analysis and prediction. We're aiming to achieve near real time data analysis, and to deliver the components of a Data Lake as a Service which contain it. Astra’s another feature is integration with Machine learning to support many kind of data analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Yosuke Hara

Yosuke Hara

Lead Technologist at Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.
He is a chief architect of LeoFS project and a cloud storage shepherd after experiencing many enterprise system development. He has been designing and developing LeoFS which is a cloud storage and a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent storage system, and He've b... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:23pm - 5:45pm
4F Rakuten A

5:45pm

Award Session: Gold - 'One Hundred Languages'
Computers surround us in our daily lives, but the most powerful ideas of computing go beyond the sleek silver containers and glowing boxes. What are these ideas? And how do we prepare our kids for a world where more and more of the problems around us look like computers? 
To find out, we'll travel back in time: from a jacquard loom maker with his punch cards, an inventor obsessed with cogs and steam, an electrical engineer who combined laws of electrical circuits with eccentric English mathematical logic and countless other philosophers, material scientists, artists, dreamers and tinkerers. Technology is about humans, and big their ideas. 
Linda Liukas will talk about how we can move towards a more humane tech industry, and identifies what it means to approach technology from the unique perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Children's Book Author, Illustrator, Speaker, and Entrepreneur, Hello Ruby
- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Gold Prize - | | Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book series about the whimsical world of computers, coding, internet and AI. She's the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 270 cities. She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software and sparkly things. Currently she is a TED Resident in New... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:45pm - 6:30pm
4F Main

5:45pm

One Hundred Languages
https://rakutentechnologyconference2017.sched.com/event/CGW9/one-hundred-languages

Speakers
avatar for Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Children's Book Author, Illustrator, Speaker, and Entrepreneur, Hello Ruby
- Winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Gold Prize - | | Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book series about the whimsical world of computers, coding, internet and AI. She's the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 270 cities. She loves Muji, Zelda Fitzgerald, software and sparkly things. Currently she is a TED Resident in New... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Beijing

6:30pm

Beer Bash
Saturday October 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria