• Professor at Department of Intermedia Art and Science, SFSE, Waseda University

    Tetsuya Ogata

    Current position since 2012
    Director of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence since 2016
    Invited researcher at AIST Artificial Intelligence Research Center since 2015
    Director of The Robotics Society of Japan since 2013
    Formerly Research Fellow at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Researcher at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Associate Professor at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Director at The Robotics Society of Japan

  • Professor at School of Informatics, Kyoto University

    Hisashi Kashima

    Current position since 2014
    Researcher at IBM Research – Tokyo
    Previously Associate Professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

  • Associate Professor, Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

    Hideki Nakayama

    Current position since 2012
    Research Fellow, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science since 2008
    Visiting researcher at AI Center of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) since 2016

  • Assistant Professor at Information Processing Center, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

    Shinichi Asakawa

    Member of Whole Brain Architecture Initiative
    Steering Committee Member of Japanese Cognitive Science Society
    Author of “Learning Deep Learning with Python”, “Deep Learning, Big Data, Machine Learning or Its Psychology”, “Mathematical Basis of Neural Network” “Brain injury and neural network model, application to neuropsychology” etc.

  • Satoshi Nagashima, President, Kiduki Architect, Inc. Doctor of Engineering

    Satoshi Nagashima

    He was a research associate at the School of Science and Engineering at Waseda University, where he completed his PhD. He joined Roland Berger in 1996 and served as President of the Japanese subsidiary before becoming Global Co-Chairman until March 2020. The current senior advisor of Roland Berger Holding GmbH, and a board member of the Association of Factory Scientists for Improving Factory Earning Power.
    In July 2020, he founded a company aimed at mass production of new businesses, the Kiduki Architect, Inc.. He promotes the mass production of new businesses through the production of collaborations of different talents. He is a frequent speaker and contributor on the topics of mobility, small and mid-size manufacturing companies, and IoT/DX. He has served as a member of many governmental committees and NEDO technical committees.

  • Professor of the University of Oxford

    Michael A. Osborne

    World-renowned machine learning researcher with many different hats including Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, Co-Director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre, and Official Fellow of Exeter College
    Co-author of “The Future of Employment,” a paper about the impacts of AI on employment
    Co-founder and CSO of Mind Foundry, an AI startup from the University of Oxford

  • Actress, President & CEO, Rightstuff Co., Ltd.

    Maiko Itou

    While pursuing her career as an actress, Maiko is also playing her role as a president and CEO of Rightstuff Co.,Ltd, TV program production company.
    In 2010, she joined department of health science and social welfare of e-school, Human Sciences at Waseda University.
    In 2014, she went on to master program and developed “Locopyon” – care robot to assist squat exercise with the purpose of preventing locomotive syndrome.
    Currently, she’s been doing research and development on how to accelerate “preventive medicine” in her doctor program.
    In January 2019, Maiko took the fellow position at ExaWizards Inc.

  • Facility Director of Oizumi Gakuen Multi-Facility/Director of Nerima Ken-ikukai Hospital

    Masaharu Sako

    Dr. Sako becomes a neurosurgeon after graduating Ehime University in 1987. He transferred his specialty to brain injury rehabilitation in 2004 after realizing not just the importance of treatment, but of “human recovery” which is accomplished by drawing out the patient’s residual function to its fullest and thus joining and contributing to society once again. He was Department Chair of Hatsudai Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Division, Vice Director of Setagaya Memorial Hospital/Director of the Recovery Rehabilitation Center and Assistant Director of Ken-ikukai Takekawa Hospital. In 2017, he became the Facility Director of Oizumigakuen Multi-Facility/Director of Nerima Ken-ikukai Hospital.

  • Alon Halevy

    [Exawizards Executive Supporter]
    Alon Halevy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993 and worked as a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington. He founded the Database Research Group at the university. As an entrepreneur, he established two companies, Nimble Technology Inc. and Transformic Inc. In 2005, after Google acquired Transformic Inc., he became a Senior Staff Research Scientist responsible for research in data management at the Google headquarters. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He won the VLDB 10-year Best Paper Award in 2006. From 2015 to 2018, he served as the head of the Recruit Institute of Technology (Megagon Labs), and in August 2019, he joined Facebook AI.

  • Waseda University Graduate School of Business Administration Waseda University Business School Professor

    Akie Iriyama

    Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, and completed the master’s program at the Graduate School of Economics. After engaging in research and consulting work mainly for automobile manufacturers and domestic and overseas government agencies at Mitsubishi Research Institute, he obtained a Ph.D. (Ph.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in 2008. Since the same year, he has been an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo Business School in the United States. Since 2013, he has been an associate professor at Waseda University Business School. He has been in his current position since 2019.