DG Lab to Host THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2018 TOKYO on the Theme of "Governance of Regulations and Innovations"

〜Discussion about Regulations and Cutting-edge Technologies across the Fields〜

DG Lab will host THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2018 TOKYO on June 19, 2018. DG Lab is an open innovation R&D organization operated by Digital Garage, Inc. (TSE first section: 4819; HQ: Tokyo; Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO: Kaoru Hayashi; DG),, Inc. (TSE first section: 2371, HQ: Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Shonosuke Hata); and Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TSE first section: 8253; HQ: Tokyo; President and CEO: Hiroshi Rinno). Hosted by Digital Garage co-founder and Director of MIT Media Lab Joi Ito, the conference is aimed at those interested in cutting-edge internet technology and the businesses that emerge from it. This will be the 17th conference since the first one in 2005.

At this year's conference on the theme of "Governance of Regulations and Innovations," globally acclaimed leading researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts of the field will come together to discuss how start-ups and companies that produce technological innovation are dealing with regulations and also how regulatory agencies are handling continually evolving technologies. Speakers from companies with new technologies and regulatory agencies will be invited to consider the future creation of rules to widely promote new technologies in society--such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Biotechnology, and 5G--from various fields including finance, healthcare, and media. Other topics of discussion will include personal data management and utilization in fields such as marketing and healthcare, as well as the creation of rules to ensure media neutrality.

Speakers: Jun Murai (Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University), Hirohiko Nakahara (Counsellor, Economic Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan), Osamu Doi, Ph.D. (Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Science Society of Japan), Takehiro Ohya (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University), Pratik Shah (Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab), Shin'ichiro Matsuo, Ph.D. (Research Professor, Georgetown University), Ryuichiro Takeshita (Editor in Chief, The Huffington Post Japan), Eugene Yi (Co-founder and President, Cortico), Hiroyuki Watanabe (Managing Director, Nikkei Inc.), Oki Matsumoto (CEO, Monex Group, Inc.), and more.


【Event outline】
Date and time: June 19 (Tuesday), 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
       Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.
Location : Roppongi Academyhills
Co-hosts : Digital Garage, Inc.;, Inc.; Credit Saison Co., Ltd.
Sponsors : Daiwa Securities Group Inc.; TIS Inc.; Resona Bank, Limited.
Admission : General Ticket: 30,000 yen; Student Ticket: 5,000 yen
Capacity : Approximately 450
Official website :
Ticket Purchase : Visit the ticket purchasing page on the website above.

* Media representatives who wish to participate should send their company name, publication name, name(s) of the participant(s), and contact information to the email address below.

【DG Lab】
An open innovation R&D organization jointly established by DG,, Inc. and Credit Saison Co., Ltd.


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