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Saturday, October 22
 

9:00am

Hackathon
Let's solve problem of Tohoku region with your technology!
技術で東北の抱える問題を解決してみましょう! 

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sendai Hirose-Dori SE Building 2F, 205-1 Nakake-Cho, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi

9:00am

Ideathon
Let's make idea and prototype through talk with local government or merchants!
仙台市職員の方や地方店舗さんとお話して、アイディアを結実する何か作ってみましょう! 

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sendai Hirose-Dori SE Building 2F, 205-1 Nakake-Cho, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi

10:30am

(Osaka) Opening Workshop
Welcome to Osaka satellite! We would like to have a welcome workshop with you. The facilitator is Tomo, who is a nice community leader in Osaka branch. After this workshop, you will have some positive feeling by her magic and be ready for enjoying the conference. Then let's start a wonderful day!

Speakers

Saturday October 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Osaka

11:00am

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

11:00am

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

11:00am

(Fukuoka) Secure your apps with biometrics
Touch ID, a combination of powerful hardware and secure software has taken smartphones a leap ahead. In the race of being the best, learn how you can integrate this trendy and convenient feature on your iOS Applications.

Speakers
avatar for Nevatia Ritika

Nevatia Ritika

Ritika is an Application Engineer for the Rakuten Card System Department. She has contributed to development of services for over a year. She enjoys code management, development and innovating the existing systems. Ritika loves to build new ideas at Hackathons. Her next personal goal is to complete visiting 23 countries when she turns 23 years old.


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Fukuoka A

11:00am

Lunch
Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria

11:00am

Toward the Singularity - Developing our future with new AI Engine and ExaFLOPS Supercomputer -

Singularity is getting even nearer driven by "the law of accelerated return".

The majority is expecting the Singularity is coming around 2045, but not a few including me are thinking 2030 is also the possibility. The Singularity by itself is truly the most significant and the greatest event, but the period from now to the Singularity is more important for the human being, while we have not yet started any preparation for that.

1,000 time more powerful AI Engine and ExaFLOPS Supercomputer which will be developed by our team by 2020 will definitely change the whole world and it will pave the road to the Singularity. In this session, we will discuss what will happen to us, our society and the world within 5 to 15 years toward the Singularity.


Speakers
avatar for Motoaki Saito

Motoaki Saito

Founder/President/CEO, PEZY Computing, K.K.
M.D. and Ph.D., graduated from Tokyo University Doctorate course in Medicine. Specialized in Biological Physics and Radiology. Serial entrepreneur founded 10 technology venture companies spending 22 years for R&D work in medical and computing field. Representing PEZY Computing K.K. and several other technology companies today to lead proprietary Supercomputer development. The first Supercomputer system developed just in 7 months got 2nd... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Track C : Seminar B

11:00am

Beyond Breakpoints: Improving Performance for Responsive Sites
Performance is important but often overlooked when it comes to building responsive sites. We often spend time discussing layouts, breakpoints, and designs that fits well for both desktops and mobile but we do not invest more time in thinking about performance. We learned this the hard way when we revamped Viki's main web page to a responsive site a few months ago. In the process of improving Viki's performance, we discovered practical techniques and useful tools in helping us enhance our user experience and monitor our performance. In this talk, we are going to share the present and the future of performance optimizations for responsive sites.

Speakers
avatar for Aysha Anggraini

Aysha Anggraini

Front-end Engineer at Viki, Rakuten, Inc.
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 way, she worked on code guidelines and styleguide in order to ensure that the code and UI are consistent and maintainable. She is currently workingon front-end... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Track E : Rakuten University

11:00am

Design Sprints: Unlocking the Wisdom of Teams
Design Sprints are the best way we know of to help teams build the right thing – a product that customers will love. But more than that, Design Sprints are a way to be sure that everyone on a team has a voice and can influence the team’s decisions. Too often, teams do not hear from those who are new or different or who do not agree with the rest of the team – and then the team loses the value of its diversity. Design Sprints help teams consider the ideas of everyone and come up with great solutions to tough problems in a very short time.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Poppendieck

Mary Poppendieck

Lean Software
Mary Poppendieck has been in the Information Technology industry for over forty years. She has managed software development, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, and new product development. She spearheaded the implementation of a Just-in-Time system in a 3M manufacturing plant and led new product development teams, commercializing products ranging from digital controllers to 3M Light Fiber™.  Mary is a popular writer and... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Track B : Conference

11:00am

Designing Kinder Experiences
Creating delightful digital user experiences is an ever-evolving craft which must take into account the latest technology, trends and mindsets. But despite all the new tech and evolving interactions, how do we retain the core human element in a fast-changing digital world?

Speakers
avatar for Shun Ishikawa

Shun Ishikawa

Design Director, IDEO
Shunsuke (Shun) is a Design Director at IDEO, Tokyo. His experience and skills are in using design to help clients tackle challenges, solve problems and realise their goals. He believes that design can bring positive and valuable change to Japan.   Prior to joining IDEO Tokyo, he worked at Panasonic for six years from 2002–8 where he was Senior Designer. His responsibility was to deliver compelling designs for the Global market by... Read More →
avatar for Greg Perez

Greg Perez

Design Director, IDEO, Tokyo
Greg is a strategic storyteller and Design Director at IDEO Tokyo whose craft spans brand strategy, digital experience and communications design. His work at IDEO has included industrial design for white goods in China, repositioning and rebranding multinational apparel brands for the China and India markets, rethinking governmental service design in Singapore and working with digital startups in Japan. At the heart of his craft is the ability to... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Track D : Asakai B

11:00am

Using Vision Sensors for Innovative HCI

There are many vision sensors such as high-speed camera, IR camera, depth camera, gaze tracker, and action camera. They are getting smaller, lighter, and less expensive. These vision sensors are imporntat because they can see what human cannot. By using such invisible information effectively, it becomes possible to develop natural, intuitive, and innovative HCI. In this talk, I would like to show some of our researches that uses advanced vision sensors, including LCD tabletop, interactive surface on the water, gaze navigation using unaware blur, dynamic projection mapping, and BallCam.


Speakers
avatar for Hideki Koike

Hideki Koike

Professor, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hideki Koike is a professor at School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received his BE, ME, and Dr. Eng. from the University of Tokyo in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. After working at University of Electro-Communications Tokyo for 23 years, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2014. During his career, he was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and University of Sydney in 1994 and 2003, respectively. He has been working... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
4F Track A : Asakai A

11:00am

AR/VR Robotics Park
Saturday October 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
9F AR/VR Robotics park : Cafeteria

11:30am

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:30am - 11:50am
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

11:30am

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 11:30am - 11:50am
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

12:00pm

Blockchain - Systems Without Boundaries
Blockchains have the potential to support businesses and processes without boundaries. Before blockchains, systems relied on intermediaries and duplicate data flows to manage and reconcile information between parties. Now with blockchain technology, these flows can be achieved directly in a secure and non-repudiable way. Blockchains can connect parties more efficiently and effectively than ever before, reducing the latency and inconsistency inherent in many multi-party processes. Furthermore, the secure nature of blockchain transactions and the immutability of the data allows for processes to be automated to a far greater degree due to the level of trust we can place in that data.Blockchains are a natural fit in a world of connected things.  This talk will explore the benefits that blockchains provide and how they could be used to enhance everyday interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Bell

Marty Bell

Principal Software Architect, Rakuten, Inc.
Marty has 20 plus years industrial experience with roles in consultancy, architecture and software engineering primarily in the financial services sector.  Experienced in working with diverse multi-disciplined teams and governance models in the design and delivery of enterprise scale systems.  Notable achievements include the design and delivery of greenfield retail banking e-commerce platforms, security services and the re-architecting of... Read More →
avatar for Fergal Downey

Fergal Downey

VP of Engineering, Rakuten, Inc.
Fergal has spent 22 years working in engineering, management and leadership roles for various FinTech organisations where he has been responsible for building engineering teams and delivering High Availability, Enterprise Banking and Payment solutions. He brings a blend of technology, process, people and domain competencies to teams, providing the necessary cohesiveness across Engineering, Product, Operations and Go-To-Market functions.Fergal has... Read More →
avatar for Stephen McNamara

Stephen McNamara

CTO, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Stephen McNamara is a highly experienced CTO and entrepreneur with over 25 years in the design, implementation, and deployment of scalable software systems; primarily in FinTech and distributed systems. He has worked on many complex products from medical informatics, middleware and messaging protocols, to very large test automation (think millions of tests) and payments (3 times). Most recently as CTO & co-founder of Bitnet, McNamara led the... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:20pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

12:00pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

12:00pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:20pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

12:00pm

(Fukuoka) Dock your Java Apps on Docker

Docker, a container engine has been changing how java applications are deployed, it provides an ideal way to package up applications for easy deployment on linux machines and windows machines as well (in near future). In this session, I will show how to package, deploy, and scale Java applications with Docker.


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 requirements. He speaks often at java conferences and is a prolific blogger. He is specialized in Java, .NET framework and app development for all smartphone platforms. He... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Fukuoka A

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria

12:00pm

Introduction to Deep Learning(NVIDIA)

NVIDIA compute GPUs and software toolkits are key drivers behind major advancements in machine learning. Of particular interest is a technique called "deep learning", which utilizes what are known as Convolution Neural Networks (CNNs) having landslide success in computer vision and widespread adoption in a variety of fields such as autonomous vehicles, cyber security, and healthcare. In this talk is presented a high level introduction to deep learning where we discuss core concepts, success stories, and relevant use cases.  Additionally, we will provide an overview of essential frameworks and workflows for deep learning.  Finally, we explore emerging domains for GPU computing such as large-scale graph analytics, in-memory databases.


Speakers
avatar for Abel Brown

Abel Brown

Senior solutions architect, NVIDIA
Abel Brown is a senior solutions architect with NVIDIA, where he helps customers and partners develop GPU-accelerated analytics applications to solve defense and national security problems, with a particular focus on deep learning. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Abel led DARPA research on large-scale systems integration and cyber-physical information assurance and was principal engineer for real-time data analytic frameworks deployed in NASA... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

12:00pm

Experiences with PlayStation VR

This session will explain about new experience of PlayStation VR touching on history of development, product detail and potential in future.


Speakers
avatar for Yasuo Takahashi

Yasuo Takahashi

Director, Hardware Global Product Strategy & Management Dept., Sony Interactive Entertainment
Yasuo Takahashi is Director of Global Product Strategy & Management department, Sony Interactive Entertainment. He has joined Sony Corporation in 1999 and moved to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc in 2010. He is in charge of  product strategy and management of PlayStation platform products. For PlayStation VR, he has involved from beginning of development and taken central role of productization.


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

12:00pm

Managing Creativity

For many, "Management" and "Creativity" seem to be two conflicting concepts. Not so. Not only CAN they co-exist, they MUST co-coexist in order to create innovative products. Polygon Pictures has been producing world renowned, award winning animation content by implementing practices learned from the manufacturing and software development industries. There is, however, a secret spice that I've found essential for all this to click, and which I believe is essential in all other industries as well. Come find out. :)


Speakers
avatar for Shuzo John Shiota

Shuzo John Shiota

President and CEO, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Shuzo John Shiota was raised in the United States and is a graduate of the Sophia University Faculty of Law, Department of International Legal Studies. | | After joining the Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shiota went on to participate in the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1997. He moved to Polygon two years later and in 2003 assumed the position of President and CEO. As studio head Shiota has spearheaded efforts to cultivate Polygon's... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Track B : Conference

12:00pm

The Web's Next Adventure(s)
After a long hibernation, the Web has started changing quickly again, with innovation on all sides; new protocols like HTTP/2 and QUIC, lots of new APIs and even new kinds of devices. Let's talk about the future of the Web -- both good and potentially bad, and how it's going to affect the world as well as engineers.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nottingham

Mark Nottingham

Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
Mark Nottingham has helped develop the Web and its associated technologies for more than fifteen years. | | Currently, he co-chairs the IETF HTTP Working Group, is an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG), and the liaison manager from the IETF to the W3C. He has written, edited or substantially contributed to more than twenty IETF RFCs and W3C Recommendations about topics like HTTP, caching, linking, Web architecture and... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4F Track C : Seminar B

12:25pm

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness ― one of the fundamental teachings by the Buddha,  has being highly valued practice for the last 2,500 years in many Asian countries such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Japan, Korea and China.  As historical records shows, mindfulness has helped many people to live a meaningful life in this region. Finally, the advancements of technology such as fMRI machines, EEG studies and empirical studies have enable scientists to show the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation for the human wellbeing as a scientific fact. This scientific knowledge has made mindfulness accessible for millions of people through out the world and made available for a broader audience  as a secular tool for improving human wellbeing. Therefore, mindfulness has being actively promoted in various places such as schools, governments and workplaces.  

In this talk we will introduce mindfulness and the scientific research made it popular among a wider audience. Further, we will introduce Rakuten Mindfulness Clubs activities and briefly touch upon the potential application to Human Computer Interaction. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Udana Bandara

Udana Bandara

Scientist & Founder of Mindfulness Club, Rakuten, Inc.
Udana Bandara is the vice manager of Computational Interaction Group at the Rakuten Institute of Technology, is also the founder of Mindfulness Club at Rakuten.  As a child, he got introduced to basic mindfulness meditation practices (Anapanasathi Bhavana) in Sri Lanka. He also practiced  zen meditation while being a university student in Tokyo. Most importantly, a ten-day Vipassana meditation course ([https://www.dhamma.org/]) that he... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:25pm - 12:45pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

12:30pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

12:30pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

1:00pm

Rakuten, Inc. Keynote Speech
Speakers
avatar for Yasufumi Hirai

Yasufumi Hirai

Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO, Rakuten, Inc.
Yasufumi Hirai is Executive Vice President, CIO and CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), Group Executive Vice President of global internet services company Rakuten, Inc. In his role as CIO and CISO, he is responsible for evolving Rakuten ecosystem services and managing the group-wide IT infrastructure and information security governance in order to create an environment in which employees can work easily and achieve their full... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

2:00pm

Large-Scale Machine Learning for Ecommerce

Ecommerce websites today have become massive marketplaces of several hundred million products. Rakuten Ichiba alone hosts more than 300 million products. Such large marketplaces present numerous challenges in organizing all the product information so that customers are able to find products in an efficient manner. In this talk, I will describe how large-scale machine learning is helping us to organize and search this vast collection of information.

Specifically, I will talk about two of our projects in product categorization and search relevance. Product categorization refers to the task of organizing product information into appropriate genres of a taxonomy, and a good product categorization helps customers navigate a website correctly and find products efficiently. Additionally, I will briefly talk about our work on search relevance that uses feedback based on customer clicks to improve search algorithm in an ongoing manner.


Speakers
avatar for Ankur Datta

Ankur Datta

Principal Scientist, Research Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Ankur Datta, PhD is the research manager of RIT-Boston group and a principal scientist in RIT. He obtained his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010, where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. He has worked at IBM Research Labs, Amazon, and Akamai before joining Rakuten. His principal research interests are in machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision.


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

2:00pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

2:00pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

2:00pm

IBM Watson Question-Answering System and Cognitive Computing
IBM's vision of cognitive computing has been steadily embraced across the industries since IBM's Watson question-answering system made a sensational debut at the US Jeopardy! television quiz show in 2011. As a core member of the Watson project, I would like to share the excitement of the project and the last five and a half year of its progress into the cognitive business. In this talk, I will also give a technical overview of Watson, major use cases, and perspectives on the future of cognitive computing.

Speakers
avatar for Koichi Takeda

Koichi Takeda

IBM Research
Koichi Takeda has been leading the natural language processing and text analytics research in IBM Research – Tokyo for the last 30 years since he joined IBM. He has made numerous achievements in the filed, including pattern-based machine translation, textual information visualization, and text mining. He joined the Watson Question-Answering System project in December 2007, and has been working for the Watson solutions and Japanese... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

2:00pm

Huge Enterprise Systems Architecture Design with Java EE

Today the Java EE is a de-facto standard architecture for any kind of enterprise systems in the world, and realized as ease of development on its specification. But especially for the huge enterprise systems, not small or mediocre, there are still many issue for designing, developing, and operating. You can learn the overview and some details of the huge enterprise system design, with referring latest Java EE specifications on this session.


Speakers
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 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Track C : Seminar B

2:00pm

Semantic Technologies for Data Access
Semantic technologies are increasingly gaining importance to cope with the wealth of data that humans are confronted with in diverse application domains.One key challenge where they are particularly promising is the one where end users are put in charge of directly accessing complex data.  In such settings, semantic information is used to support the users by providing them a view of the data that they can easily understand and explore.  In this presentation we illustrate some significant challenges that arise in this context.  On the one hand we exhibit technologies that allow engineers to semantically enrich high-level user requests, and seamlessly access terabytes of relational data.We discuss a significant use-case of this in the oil and gas engineering domain.  On the other hand, we show how to automatically enrich complex taxonomies to improve easiness of navigation and profitability.  We present the approach to this used in Rakuten Ichiba.

Speakers
avatar for Diego Calvanese

Diego Calvanese

The Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science,
Diego Calvanese is a full professor at the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.  He received a PhD from Sapienza University of Rome in 1996.  His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology based data acces and integration, description logics, Semantic Web, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and... Read More →
avatar for Martin Rezk

Martin Rezk

Senior Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.
Martin Rezk is a senior scientist at Rakuten Inc, Tokyo, Japan, working mainly on semantic information extraction, market segmentation, and user profiling. | He received a PhD from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) in 2012. Before joining Rakuten he led the development of Ontop, a virtual RDF-store over relational databases. | His research interests include semantic information extraction, knowledge representation and... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

2:00pm

Effective Communication in Multicultural Teams

Historically, most people spent most of their lives interacting with people from the same culture and who spoke the same language. Globalization has put more people from different backgrounds in direct contact with each other, and this trend is only accelerating. The next adventure of humankind is learning to be effective working on diverse teams – overcoming language and cultural gaps, and making the most of the varied perspectives and ideas that people from different backgrounds bring. This involves understanding the impact of culture, understanding one’s own cultural style, learning effective techniques for communicating with those who have different styles, and learning how to bridge the language barrier.

This session will explore these issues, with a focus on what everyone can do to make communication in their teams more effective. You’ll come away from this session with a new awareness as well as things you can try right away.

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Kopp

Rochelle Kopp

Managing Principal, Japan Intercultural Consulting
Rochelle Kopp is a management consultant who works with Japanese companies doing business globally and global companies doing business in Japan. Her specialties include communication skills, leadership, cross-cultural management and human resource management. She frequently consults with Japanese companies helping them to be more successful in their global operations, supporting effective management practices, organization development, and... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4F Track B : Conference

2:00pm

AR/VR Robotics Park
Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 4:45pm
9F AR/VR Robotics park : Cafeteria

2:00pm

Workshop ( Blockchain / CoderDojo Futakotamagawa(日本語) / P-kies Programming Workshops(日本語) )
Build Your Own Blockchain (BlockChain Lab.)
  • Biography:
    Blockchain - Systems Without Boundaries
    Blockchains have the potential to support businesses and processes without boundaries. Before blockchains, systems relied on intermediaries and duplicate data flows to manage and reconcile information between parties. Now with blockchain technology, these flows can be achieved directly in a secure and non-repudiable way. Blockchains can connect parties more efficiently and effectively than ever before, reducing the latency and inconsistency inherent in many multi-party processes. Furthermore, the secure nature of blockchain transactions and the immutability of the data allows for processes to be automated to a far greater degree due to the level of trust we can place in that data.Blockchains are a natural fit in a world of connected things.  This talk will explore the benefits that blockchains provide and how they could be used to enhance everyday interactions.
  • Workshop:
    Want to know what blockchain is all about or create your own RTC Coin? Then why not join one of our workshops and build one! We will walk you through the process of running your own blockchain node and using it to issue digital tokens and assets that you can share with other attendees!
    Attendees will get the chance to:
    •Create a blockchain node and join a private blockchain•Participate in the consensus / mining process of the blockchain•Issue coins and other custom assets to send to other participants on the chain•Generate Public/Private Keys and import them to a Wallet•Construct transactions and learn how to sign and publish them to a chain •Construct complex multi-party, multi-asset transactions •Workshop Requirements
    •Laptop with docker 1.12.1 installed (https://github.com/docker/docker/releases/tag/v1.12.1)•Logged in Docker Hub Account (https://hub.docker.com/)•Postman Chrome / Mac Application (https://www.getpostman.com)•Docker images to follow…..

CoderDojo二子玉川 (CoderDojo Japan)
  • Language(言語):  日本語, English
  • Target age(対象年齢): 7 - 15 years old
  • Workshop:
    This is kid's friendly space for learning CODE. (Recommendation: age 7~15.)You can build up your own computer game, animation and music by yourself. (We will use Scratch to make application.)Join this Dojo, you chould be a NINJA (http://kata.coderdojo.com/wiki/Ninja) learning code. Let's have fun!We prepare PCs for you, so you don't need to bring your own machine. And we support both Japanese and English. 
  • Biography:
     CoderDojo(コーダー道場, https://coderdojo.com/) is a globl movement of free, volunteer-based, community based programming clubs for yong people. This movement has been started in Ireland since 2011. We have 40+ Dojos in Japan. (http://www.coderdojo.jp/)
  • Mentor Bio:
    Shogo Kawahara Codeal, corp. | CTO
    Shogo Kawahara is CTO of Codeal, corp (http://www.codeal.asia/). And he has started one of local Dojos named CoderDojo Chiba (http://coderdojo-chiba.github.io/) since July, 2013. 


P-kies プログラミング ワークショップ (フジテレビKIDS)
  • ワークショップ概要:
    赤石先生のレッドストーン回路講座 〜マインクラフト プログラミングワークショップ〜 
    マイクラを通して楽しく21世紀型スキルを身につけよう!
    いま、世界中で1億人以上がプレーしているもの作りゲーム「マインクラフト」、通称「マイクラ」。マイクラはいろいろな遊び方ができますが、今回はその中でも「レッドストーン」を使って、回路や装置などの仕組み作ることを通して、21世紀型スキルが遊びながら身につくワークショップを開催します。
    レッドストーン回路とは、マインクラフトのワールド内に遠隔操作や自動制御などの機械的な装置を組み込むための基本的な仕組みです。複雑な論理回路を組むことで、繰り返しや条件分岐などプログラミングに役立つ考え方を楽しく学ぶことができます。
    今回のワークショップでは「マイクラ部」などネットや動画実況で人気のYouTuber赤石先生が初登場!初心者から上級者までレッドストーンの仕組みと魅力をわかりやすく丁寧に指導いたします。
  • 言語: 日本語
  • 対象: ※初心者親子/小学生
    ※PC版を使用しますので、マウス、キーボードになれている方。
  • Biography:
     The History of Fuji Television Kids  On April 2, 1973, a kids program "Hirake! Ponkicki" (Fuji Television) began airing. Since its debut, the program has been a foundation for our productions, and we have been committed to always pay close attention and stay one step ahead of the changes in the surrounding environment of children. In 1993, a new innovative kids program "SUPER KIDS ZONE Ponkickies" debuted and a large-scale outdoor event for children entitled "P-kies Wonderland" was held in the summer of 1998, the following year of Fuji Television's relocation to Daiba.
    ▼ 
     Establishment of Fuji Television Kids Entertainment, Inc.  In 2000, Fuji Television Kids Entertainment, Inc., specializing in the production of content for children, was established by Fuji Television. Its founding mission: to provide child-care support thorough the production of high-quality kids programs. With the beginning of the 21st century, "Hirake! Ponkicki" has been renewed to "Ponkickies 21," kicking things up a notch. In 2002, "Saturday Kids Camp" started on-air. In addition to production of TV programs, we started hosting live events and musicals as well as creating website.  

      Child-care Support Businesses and Gachapin Nikki (Gachapin's Blog)  We set out on a new endeavor to produce our show's core characters, Gachapin and Mukku, to go onto a new stage. By eagerly venturing into a wide range of areas, such as blog and Twitter, Gachapin and Mukku successfully reached new fan base, which resulted in remarkably expanding our child-care support businesses. In 2007, "Gachapin Club" began airing, and in 2008, three new programs, "Be Ponkicki," "Shogaku Rokunensei (Sixth Grade)" and "Monokoto Dagashiya" (BS Fuji), were produced. 
  • Mentor Bio
    Akao Akaishi, known as Akaishi Sensei (赤石先生/Redstone Teacher), is a Youtube, Niconico Video and Be Programming personality who teaches Redstone Circuit.
    In June 18, 2011, He posted a Redstone video tutorials to Niconico Video at first. Since then, he has been posted more than 100 videos and his video has been watched over 15,000,000pv worldwide in total.
    He loves Redstone Circuit and always wants to pass its attraction to many children as possible.
    Summer in 2015, He held "Redstone Circuit Seminar at Minecraft×Education" aimed at elementary school students at Waseda University in Tokyo Japan.
    And he wrote and supervised over 10 books of Redstone Circuit last year and all books have been sold very well.
    He is also a main cast of "Minecraft club" on Youtube which is promotion of Minecraft by Sony Interactive Entertainment for two years. 


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
9F AR/VR Robotics park: Workshop area 9F meeting room & open space

2:25pm

Data-driven innovations in language learning
Rakuten's innovative approach to high growth digital language learning market through its commercial online entertainment platform Viki.

Dr. Ewa Szymanska of the Rakuten Institute of Technology presents how data analytics and language research are applied to develop algorithms that enable user generated translation content into a digital language learning tool.

Included in the talk is a demonstration of the beta version of the tool already live on the Viki platform.

Speakers
avatar for Eva Szymanska

Eva 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 Mills’ Consumer Insights in Minneapolis, and a... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:25pm - 2:45pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

2:30pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

2:30pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

3:00pm

(Osaka) Machine Learning: Sentiment Analysis
The popularity and abundant, quite honestly excessive, usage of social media provides a plethora of data every day. While the majority of internet content is cute cat videos and internet memes, there is definitely valuable information hidden in these platforms. People use these social media platforms as a medium to express their emotions, whether it be joy for their Samsung Galaxy Note's new explosion feature, or the frustration around Prince William's receding hairline. These posts contain sentiment, which is data businesses can take advantage of to gauge how the audience feels about themselves or their new product. When used properly, this analysis may eventually become an important part of the decision-making process. As manually going through every single post is tedious and virtually impossible, our idea is to create a simple program that learns how to analyze sentiment. As an example, we will train it to try to understand how Twitter feels about our wonderful 2016 presidential candidates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Speakers
avatar for Shohei Hida

Shohei Hida

Rakuten, Inc.
avatar for Derek Ho

Derek Ho

Software Engineer, Rakuten
Entered Rakuten on October 2015 after graduating from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Currently working at Rakuten Book's dashboard team as an applications engineer and vice dev lead. I'm interested in development processes and new technologies.


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Osaka

3:00pm

AInthropology: AI, cyber-psychology, and the meaning of God

What pictures come to your mind when you are thinking about AI?

Is AI a complicated set of algorithms in an advanced computer program? Is it an information tool intended to improve customer service? Is it Case, William Gibson’s hacker, falling in love with his virtual Molly in Neuromancer? Is it an imaginary door to a dangerous future? Or maybe it is just a mirror of your own Self?

The answers to these questions differ considerably and depend on a variety of factors, from educational background, social environment and computer literacy, up to traditional values of the culture we grew up in. Our background shapes to a great extent the way we perceive the world around us, and technology has become a central part of the world. Yet, many of these factors are not embedded in the business world and in the development of AI. Instead of functioning as smooth communicators between AI and its users, they remain almost invisible and often misused.

The presentation focuses on the importance of cultural and social factors in the development and design of AI in the contemporary global world. It will raise key issues that should be addressed by every person in the field, from computer developers to intellectuals thinks, such as the importance of proper semantics and the sensitivities of language, the psychological importance of clear shape and harmony of colors, the importance of religious beliefs in shaping emotions towards AI, and even the significance of a sense of humor in different cultures and languages.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Reisel

Mary Reisel

CEO and Founder, Kai Anthropology, Sense Perception and Cultural Insights in Consumer Research
Mary Reisel is a cyber anthropology researcher and analyst, specializing in the field of sense perception and cultural psychology of human behavior. Her professional interests combine innovative academic research with development of original products and unique services for a variety of industries and agencies. | | Living in Japan since 2000, Mary developed an academic career and established RCA JAPAN (2004-2010), an R&D agency which focused... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

3:00pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

3:00pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

3:00pm

(Fukuoka) Agile KAIZEN strategy

In order to provide the best services for our customers, we are focusing in always improve the quality of our smart devices applications. To achieve those goals, we listen the customer’s reviews and feedback them in our improvement plan. We are continuously working to improve our services by introducing new features, improving usability and reducing the system downtime near to zero.

Today’s presentation keyword is “Agile KAIZEN”. 


Speakers
avatar for Yosuke Shimizu

Yosuke Shimizu

Application Engineer, Rakuten,Inc.
Yosuke Shimizu is a senior application engineer for smart devices. 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. He is one of the creators of special team for mobile service application development. Now, he is also working in other areas as planning and operation of mobile services.


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fukuoka A

3:00pm

Automation for the Humans
As the scale of compute usage increases automation becomes a requirement. However, automation is traditionally seen as a replacement of humans. So, how do you build automation with the humans in mind? This talk will cover Habitat, an open source project for application automation. We will cover the design decisions behind Habitat that enable humans to be more effective at their jobs, while removing them from the complexity of managing systems at scale. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ducy

Michael Ducy

Director of Product Marketing, Chef Software
Michael Ducy currently works as an Manager of Solution Architect for Chef focusing on helping companies understand Chef, DevOps, and IT transformation. Previously, Michael focused on designing and implementing automation solutions for customer’s Cloud, IT Automation, and Continuous Delivery needs. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering , Performance Engineering, and IT... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Track C : Seminar B

3:00pm

Sora Raku (Rakuten Drone Project)

Session to introduce Rakuten Drone project, and to explain Rakuten’s approach towards emerging Drone technology.

The session will cover both general information about drone industry like regulation issues, and more detail information about

our new technology behind Sora Raku service, which was held at Camel Golf Course held in May.


Speakers
avatar for Takayuki Kageyama

Takayuki Kageyama

New Service Development Company, Rakuten, Inc.
Takayuki joined Rakuten in 2011. First he was assigned to Rakuten Insurance Planning a subsidiary of Rakuten Inc. At insurance department, he won Rakuten Awards for breaking new sales record. He was a manager of non-life insurance genre, before moving to his current department by internal job posting system in end of 2014. At Incubation Office, he was first assigned to Rakuten.FM. At there his roll was corporate planning and accounting. From... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

3:00pm

The Spotify Playbook
Spotify was founded with an agile and lean mindset already from the start. Since then we have grown quickly as a company - and we've put a lot of effort into not only building a great product, but also building and maintaining a great culture and find new ways of working that helps us become more effective. I will share some key learnings and personal reflections from that journey.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Rasmusson

Jonathan Rasmusson

Spotify
Jonathan Rasmusson is the author of The Agile Samurai. An experienced programmer, with an aversion for titles, Jonathan has helped some of the world’s leading software companies find better ways of working and playing together. When not cycling to work in the throes of winter you can find him developing software and coaching teams at Spotify.


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Track B : Conference

3:00pm

Rakuten Ichiba
●Overall introduction of Ichiba
Introduction
●Redis Cluster in Rakuten Ichiba 
How we use Redis Cluster in Rakuten Ichiba 
●R Framework 
The challenge of updating a legacy system sharing code between multiple teams, using an in-house developed library for the Rakuten Ichiba Frontend side.
●Rakuten Catalog Platform- Classification Approach for 280,000,000 Ichiba items -
1. Taxonomy Strategy(Analyze, Adoption)
2. Rakuten Catalog Platform Classification Ichiba Item data -> Taxonomy(Taxonomy(Genre/Tag/Attribute) management/development) -> Catalog(Product Master) -> Data governance system -> Data Processing Unit -> Auto classification(Item information/Image)
●How to reconstruct a million-user app
Describes why we decided to rewrite our app, what difficulties we faced and how we create the new structure to ensure it's flexible, stable and maintainable.
 

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Berlanga

Daniel Berlanga

E-Commerce Company : Assistant Manager, Front end developer, Rakuten, Inc.
Specialized in JavaScript with years of experience, joined Rakuten 1 year ago. Currently leading Rakuten Ichiba Front-End team and proposing solutions to standardize the code shared between teams. Guidelines, architecture design, and technical solutions as part of the Client Side Technical Committee.
avatar for Kejun Huang

Kejun Huang

E-Commerce Company : Software Developer, Rakuten, Inc.
Since joining Rakuten in March 2015, I’ve been working on improving infrastructure and internal tools for Rakuten Ichiba, especially our cache system. At the same time, I’ve also brought Python, Openresty(nginx-lua), Golang and Docker into our group.
avatar for Ryuma Ikeda

Ryuma Ikeda

E-Commerce Company : Group Manager, Taxonomist, Product Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Leading strategic planning and implementation of product catalog platform powering website’s navigation and core product search functionality and leading design of product taxonomies. Previously, as a taxonomist at Amazon, developed taxonomies and corresponding navigation. Love cats.
avatar for Yusuke Kobayashi

Yusuke Kobayashi

E-Commerce Company : Director, Rakuten, Inc.
Working for 12 years in Rakuten and I'm supervising front end services including mobile native application both of Japan domestic marketplace Rakuten Ichiba(www.rakuten.co.jp), Rakuten Taiwan(www.rakuten.com.tw) and global market place(global.rakuten.com).
avatar for Jin Nagumo

Jin Nagumo

E-Commerce Company : Mobile App(iOS) Assistant Manager, Software developer, Rakuten, Inc.
Joined Rakuten from the beginning of 2015 and have been taking charge of the development of Rakuten Ichiba iOS app as technical lead. Main activities include architecture design, enactment of code guidelines and implementation tutorials, code review and team management.
avatar for Keiji Shinzato

Keiji Shinzato

Lead Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.
Leading scientist of Rakuten Institute of Technology. | Before joining Rakuten, Worked at Kyoto University as a post-doctoral | researcher. Research interest is natural language processing: | especially knowledge acquisition, information extraction, sentiment | analysis and text mining. Received a Ph.D. in Information Science | from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2006.
avatar for Suguru Suzuki

Suguru Suzuki

E-Commerce Company : Group Manager, Software developer, Rakuten, Inc.
Joined Rakuten 2007.Leading Rakuten Catalog Platform in Japan for Data feed in/out, Store, Taxonomy management(Genre/Tag/Attribute) as technical side, Distribution and Classification.My favorite Rakuten Ichiba genreId is 100300.


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

3:25pm

AI playing Go and Driving Cars, What’s Next?

The victory of AlphaGo against Lee Sedol in March 2016 is a new milestone in Artificial Intelligence history, next one might be the mass adoption of self-driving cars or the generalized use of chatbots. These successes both raise expectations and increase the fear of an Artificial Intelligence getting out of control, which is now addressed in books and scientific papers.  

Even though some other human capabilities like natural language are still way beyond machine's reach, the fear of this "control problem" is sometimes intensified by the assumption that human intelligence will be at some point surpassed in all domains by machines even if it is a controverse whether human elementary abilities like subjective experience, consciousness, moral values are even theoretically transferable to computers.


Speakers
avatar for Laurent Ach

Laurent Ach

Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Laurent Ach is the manager of Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Data Science. He is an engineer graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 1990 and started his career in Thales Group where he worked for ten years on artificial intelligence projects for French National Defense, on computer graphics for virtual prototyping of cars, and on virtual humans for ergonomics studies. He later... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:25pm - 3:45pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

3:30pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

3:30pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

3:45pm

Image Management at Ebates
How to build and run infrastructure to support Product Catalog Search E-commerce initiative. I will talk about the lessons learnt and have a Q&A based on real life experience with the deployment at Ebates.

Speakers
avatar for Rajiv Gupta

Rajiv Gupta

Director of Technology Operations, Ebates
Infrastructure and Operations leader with over 20+ years of experience in IT Infrastructure and Operations / Service Delivery in a hybrid environment spanning both on-premise and public cloud. Currently serving as Director of Technology Operations at Ebates leading a team responsible for Website Availability, Performance, Software Deployment and Security Operations.


Saturday October 22, 2016 3:45pm - 4:05pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

4:00pm

Using Algorithmia to leverage AI and Machine Learning APIs
We are entering a new era of software development. Companies are realizing that AI and machine learning are critical to success in business, both to save cost on repetitive tasks, and to enable to new features and products that would be impossible without machine intelligence. Algorithmia makes these tools available through web APIs that makes tools like computer vision and natural language processing available to companies everywhere. Kenny will talk about how sharing of intelligent APIs can improve your applications.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Daniel

Kenny Daniel

Founder and CTO, Algorithmia
Kenny Daniel is founder and CTO of Algorithmia. He came up with the idea for Algorithmia while working on his PhD and seeing the plethora of algorithms that never saw the light of day. Kenny’s goal with Algorithmia is to accelerate AI development by creating a marketplace where algorithm developers can share their creations and application developers can make their applications smarter by incorporating the latest machine-learning... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

4:00pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

4:00pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

4:00pm

(Fukuoka) Horizontally scalable batch with Apache Spark

Data increases every day depending on expansion of the service. At some point, the processing time will exceed the available time. We need to avoid this situation.
Apache Spark is in-memory base distributed system. It provides horizontally scalability for our batch system.
In this session, I talk about why should we use Apache Spark? and how do we start Apache Spark?

Let's start scaling out batch system!


Speakers
avatar for Hiroaki Nakada

Hiroaki Nakada

Application Engineer, Rakuten
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 financial system. He is specialized in Java EE platform and DevOps.


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fukuoka A

4:00pm

Next-Generation Interfaces for Thinking with Data
The Data Analytics Market reached over $122 Billion in 2015 as more businesses seek to realize the full revenue potential of their data. Critical to successfully monetizing data is increasing our ability to creatively uncover hidden relationships. In this talk, I will offer a glimpse into next-generation data discovery tools being developed at Slice Technologies for augmenting our human capacity to see and navigate high dimensional, complex data.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Berlow

Eric Berlow

Slice Technologies
Eric Berlow is an ecologist, network scientist, and data scientist who is internationally recognized for his research on ecological complexity - with articles in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that have received ISI's Most Highly Cited Papers awards. His two talks on TED.com on finding hidden patterns in complex data have received over 2 million views. Berlow is the Co-Founder of Vibrant Data, which was... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

4:00pm

Creating a team of DevOps “Super Sentai”
How can you and your team adopt DevOps? Is it as simple as taking the blue or the red pill? During this session we will share how we changed the culture within Microsoft Corp., what were the challenged faced and how we have addressed them. Transparency and continuous learning are just few of the examples that we will leverage to illustrate this transformation. We will discuss what it means to be a manager in the DevOps area, how to get there with some concreate examples.

Speakers
avatar for Damien Caro

Damien Caro

Technical Evangelist Manager, Microsoft
Damien started at Microsoft in 1997 as European support engineer and has been involved since then with Information Technologies. In 2002 Damien moved to a position to help the largest customers run their IT environments and took over a Technical Evangelist position based in France in 2007. Between 2012 and 2014, he led the evangelism for infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe, covering 25 countries. Today he works for Microsoft Corp... Read More →
avatar for Tsuyoshi Ushio

Tsuyoshi Ushio

Senior Technical Evangelist DevOps, Microsoft
He is an organisational change consultant using Agile and DevOps concept and techniques.He’s helped various sizes of organization from start-ups to major enterprises to adopt agile principles for more than a decade. He’s now interested in DevOps that would change the world of software development.A speaker of Agile 2011 and Agile Roots 2014. A best seller book author in Japan.


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Track B : Conference

4:00pm

In a New World – At Work and Play –Intelligent Visual Engagement is Key
In the past decade, mobile and web technologies have made a tremendous difference in how people work and live. Information, entertainment, social media and personalized services are now a touch away. And yet the way most people communicate still awaits transformation. Digital collaboration remains driven by legacy technologies, such as phone, email and text chat, which offer limited context and tend to be impersonal forms of interaction.  One of the next great adventures for humankind is to fundamentally change the way individuals and groups communicate across their personal and professional lives. Imagine the ability to collaborate with anyone, anywhere as effectively as if you were together in person. Thanks to emerging technologies such as pervasive video conferencing, co-browsing and web real-time communications (WebRTC), this dream of real-life visual engagement is now approaching reality.   This new world of ubiquitous collaboration will be frictionless for users, enabling them to connect instantly and intuitively wherever they are within the context of what they are doing. It will extend visual and Omnichannel communication to more people on a large scale, relying on a common collaboration core to bridge the gaps between different devices, apps, browsers and communication platforms. And it will be highly contextual, incorporating advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to better predict user preferences and serve up more personalized, efficient experiences. In this session, the speaker will demonstrate new leading-edge solutions that deliver on the promise of pervasive collaboration by overcoming many of the technology barriers that exist today. The speaker will also provide insight about where industries should focus in order to take part in this exciting transformation. 

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Gebes

Vincent Gebes

Managing Director, Asia, CafeX Communications
He is an established leader in the IT industry in Asia, having helped start or manage several Japanese Internet businesses over the past 25 years including Japan's first commercial Internet service at AT&T Jens in 1992, managing the Japanese business and Asian expansion of  global internet service provider PSINet in the late 1990s and co-founding Internet security startup VarioSecure Networks which successfully executed an IPO in Japan... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4F Track C : Seminar B

4:05pm

The Quality Gatekeeper (Rakuten Travel)
How we organize, design and test at Rakuten Travel

Speakers
avatar for Susumu Nokota

Susumu Nokota

Quality Assurance Group Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
2001 Join in マイトリップネット(「旅の窓口」運営) company working as Engineer | 2003 Join in Rakuten working as Engineer | 2005 In charge of Domestic Services working as Team leader | 2011 In charge of Overseas/Accounting Services working as Group Manager | 2014 In charge of Quality Assurance working as Group Manager


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:05pm - 4:25pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

4:25pm

Rise of the Bots

Rise of the Bots
What are bots, why are they useful, and how anyone can use Dexter to build their first bot

Bots have been around for decades, from ELIZA to Smarter Child, but in the last year they have seen a return to popularity due to data indicating that messaging app usage has surpassed that of social networks. Bots offer a great opportunity for customer service departments to reduce costs by adding automation and are a new medium for content publishers to reach their audience. This presentation will provide an introduction to the bot ecosystem, examples of current bot applications, and a demo of Dexter, a platform that empowers writers and businesses to create their own bots. 


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ilkovich

Daniel Ilkovich

Founder CEO, Dexter
Daniel is the founder of Dexter, his third startup, with the mission of giving writers and businesses the tools to create chat bots without needing any engineering experience. The bots created on Dexter have applications in content publishing, customer service, and online advertising. Before Dexter, Daniel was part of the founding team behind Get Maid, an on-demand cleaning service out of New York City, where he led the product &... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:25pm - 4:45pm
4F Track E : Rakuten University

4:25pm

Docker in Action

Containers are quickly becoming the default foundation for modern applications. 
As a leading Internet Service Company, Rakuten has built a container based platform to achieve higher levels of reliability, scalability, efficiency and automation. 
Join our talk to learn the story about how Rakuten Ecosystem implemented this new standard platform built on Docker and kubernetes technologies. Meet the platform that is transforming Rakuten Ecosystem while satisfying the demands of both Development, Operations and Infrastructure.


Speakers
avatar for Xi  Chen

Xi Chen

Producer, Rakuten, Inc.
Vicky has been at Rakuten for 2 years. Most of her time is conducting technical projects to improve scalability, reliability and automation for Rakuten Ecosystemservices such as membership, point, payment, etc. She takes a lot of efforts to promote modern DevOps culture in her organization and also apply new and efficient technologies or tools to improve the productivity.
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Yutaka Sugano

Architecture Group Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Sugano has 15 years experience of software engineering and consulting. After he joined Rakuten in 2010, he worked for building system architecture of some core services and led standardization and modernization technologies.


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:25pm - 4:45pm
4F Track D : Asakai B

4:30pm

Ashutosh's Halloween Yoga - Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)

Yoga session details:
Enjoy Halloween Yoga!!

 

We are going to conduct yoga session in halloween costume, so please come with your halloween costume and learn authentic yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep our body and mind healthy!!

All sessions will be conducted in fresh open air!!

 

We have following types of yoga sessions:

 

Session 1. Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

 

Session 2. Yoga (Surya Namaskar - Different versions)
We will learn different versions of surya namaskar (Sun salutation) with proper flow of breathing.
Concentrate on the breathing to connect our body, mind and soul together.

 

Session 3. Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Many people working all day sitting has problem of back pain these days.
We are going to share special asanas can be done very easily helps in back pain.
Focus on breathing technique also to concentrate and focus our energy.

 

Session 4. Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
We will start with special sukshma vyayam (Micro exercise) which helps to stretch our body in day to day life and can be done by anybody from children to elders.

 

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
ENJOY YOGA WITH HALLOWEEN

- First come, first served system
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Mats are provided but please bring water and small towel as necessary
- Wear Halloween costume

Place: Rise futakotamagawa (next to Hyapponnosupun (100本のスプーン FUTAKOTAMAGAWA)

Speakers
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Ashutosh Singh

Patanjali Yog Samiti Japan
Ashutosh is currently working as a Project Manager e-commerce company Rakuten group. | Ashutosh has done yoga for more than 10 years and have participated in various yoga competitions at zonal, state and national levels. He is a certified yoga instructor by Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar (Bharat/India), which is one of the largest yoga organizations of the world. | His mission is to provide authentic yoga which focus on relaxation, breathing... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Outside Yoga Next to 100本のスプーン

4:30pm

Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A

Damion has three kinds of sessions today.  You can select the best one or attend every session.

This is Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session A:

Agile Vinyasa Flow This holistic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. It is followed by core-building sequences that lead to Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and ends with a restorative cool down .

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session B:

Reggae Vinyasa Flow This dynamic 20-minute yoga session begins with prana yama (breathing exercises) and flows into asanas (poses) that help to develop strength and balance. Dub reggae beats add an uplifting vibe to the atmosphere.

■Damion's Mindfulness Yoga Session C:

Agile Yoga Fine-tune your strength and flexibility in this 20-minute lesson which fuses dance, yoga, and Pilates for a total body, mind-blowing experience with like minded practitioners.

ENJOY YOGA AT RAKUTEN'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Must be in good health to participate
  • First come, first served system
  • Wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK)
  • Mats are provided but please bring water and a small towel as necessary

Speakers
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Damion Mannings

Yoga Instructor
When Damion supported Rakuten’s Englishnization Project empathy and a holistic approach to teaching was essential for his students learning English and working in a high octane environment. Engineers at Rakuten go the extra mile and as such often spend long, sedentary hours in front of a PC. Damion felt that gentle yoga and meditation would not only remedy fatigue, but rejuvenate and refresh hardworking staff. With enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 4:50pm
9F Yoga : Fitness Gym

4:45pm

(Osaka) Networking Party & Lightning Talks
Networking Party
Enjoy free drinks and snacks!Let's make connection with passionate tech people!!

Lightning Talks
17:00-17:30 We will have lightning talks!! Please don't miss it!!
  1. "Better than perfect" (bufferings)
  2. "Kawaii for girls' learning programming" (Nozomi Ito)
  3. "What's your name? I'm Java Hipster!" (Kozake)
  4. "Arduino & BlocklyDuino" (Ackey)
  5. "Java DB access library, Doma 2" (Yuko Kajihara)
  6. "Data Analysis With Python" (nbr-t)


Saturday October 22, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Osaka

5:00pm

Lightning Talks and Rakuten Technology Award Ceremony
Lightning Talks

    Call for Session Proposal : Tokyo


Rakuten Technology Award Ceremony

    Rakuten Technology Award is given yearly to individuals or organizations who have made the greatest contributions to the growth of technology and the web. The award was established in 2008, and this year it is the 8th time to be given out. This year, our wish was to praise the achievement in innovation and the evolution of web engineering technology under the theme of "Our Crimson, Your Kaleidoscope." We would like to congratulate all award winners!! Here below are this year’s winners.

Saturday October 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
4F Track A : Asakai A

6:30pm

Networking Party
Enjoy free drinks and snacks!
Let's make connection with passionate tech people!!

Saturday October 22, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9F Food and Rest space : Cafeteria