Many Japanese companies today have long been trending away from the human aspect of their activities, even outright ignoring or neglecting it. Recently, the CEO of a global company said of Japanese companies that “Somehow when we weren’t paying attention, management that considers people was replaced by management that values only profit and efficiency.”
In the first session, McGill University professor Henry Mintzberg, an advocate of human-centered management, was invited, and will join Kobe University professor emeritus Tadao Kagono and Topos co-founder Ikujiro Nonaka to discuss the concepts of communityship, the plural sector, and empathy as they apply to management styles that elevate humanity, and the universal principles of management.
In debates about AI and robots, the reduction of personnel cost and the improvement of labor productivity due to automation have been emphasized up to this point, but the newly-felt impact of the co-evolution between AI and human, and robot and human, has been underexplored. Technology researchers who think about human-centered social design, a biologist who studies immunity, and an engineer who designs high-performance prosthetics for Japan’s top athletes, will speak together on these topics in the second session.
In the third session, a forum will be opened with business practitioners such as a hospital manager and an executive in charge of diversity at a global company, to discuss human-centered, humanity-focused practical knowledge. Topics such as multidimensional open collaboration starting from human respect, and social enterprise that can balance the human and economics, will emerge.
As outlined above, the 13th Topos Conference will be a place to consider the prospects of management and business, community and society, while taking a humanity-based view.
|Date/Time||Thursday, May 30, 2019, 13:20-20:30 (Doors open 12:20)|
|Venue||Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 49th Floor, Academyhills
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,Tokyo [MAP] Phone: 03-6406-6649
|Host||Host: w3i (World Wise Web Initiative)
Sponsors: TKC Corporation, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company,
Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc., Future Center Alliance Japan
Supported by: Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)
|Attendance||20,000JPY (tax included)|
|Languages||Japanese, English (simultaneous interpretation)|
※The program may be changed without notice
|13:30-15:00||TOPOS 1: Humanity in Management|
|15:00-16:20||TOPOS 2: Humanity in Technology|
|16:35-18:00||TOPOS 3: Humanity in Communities|
|18:00-18:30||Summary: Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University|
※Speakers may be changed without notice
Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics
Social Solutions Initiatives (SSI)
Xiborg Co., Ltd.
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Founder and CTO
Kameda Medical Center
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies (Strategy and Organization)
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Trusted AI Project, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
|Peter Takizawa Ahlenius||
Royal Danish Embassy
Senior Commercial Officer
|Barbara H. Whye||
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Vice President, Human Resources
Kingston University, London, UK
Tama University Graduate School
TOPOS Conference Planning Committee
FRI Economic Research Center