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13th TOPOS Conference

Humanity as Innovation
Taking the humanity-based view:
Re-Evaluating the Human in Inhuman Japan

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.

Application

The 13th Topos Conference has ended. Our thanks to all the attendees and participants.

Event Information

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)

Program

※The program may be changed without notice

13:20-13:30 Prologue
13:30-15:00 TOPOS 1: Humanity in Management
15:00-16:20 TOPOS 2: Humanity in Technology
16:20-16:35 Intermission
16:35-18:00 TOPOS 3: Humanity in Communities
18:00-18:30 Summary: Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
18:30-20:30 Networking Session

Speakers

※Speakers may be changed without notice

(Alphabetical order)

Takuo Dome
堂目卓生氏
Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics
Professor
Social Solutions Initiatives (SSI)
Director
Ken Endo
遠藤謙氏
Xiborg Co., Ltd.
CEO
Joe Inoue
井上浄氏
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Founder and CTO
Tadao Kagono
加護野忠男氏
Kobe University
Professor Emeritus
Shinsuke Kameda
亀田信介氏
Kameda Medical Center
President
Yuma Matsuda
松田雄馬氏
IQBETA LLC.
Co-Founder
Henry Mintzberg
ヘンリー・ミンツバーグ氏
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies (Strategy and Organization)
Yuri Nakao
中尾悠里氏
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Trusted AI Project, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Researcher
Peter Takizawa Ahlenius
滝沢ピーター氏
Royal Danish Embassy
Senior Commercial Officer
Barbara H. Whye
バーバラ・ワイ氏
Intel Corporation
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Vice President, Human Resources
Catherine Malabou
(Video Message)
カトリーヌ・マラブー氏
Kingston University, London, UK
Philosopher; Professor

Coordinators / Facilitators

Sayaka Tsuzuki
都築紗矢香氏
Newscaster
Noboru Konno
紺野登氏
Tama University Graduate School
Professor
w3i Founder
Ikujiro Nonaka
野中 郁次郎
Hitotsubashi University
Professor Emeritus
w3i Founder

Sponsors

Sponsored by:

TKC
構造計画研究所

 

フコク生命
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Additional Support:

FUJITSU

 

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Inquiries

TOPOS Conference Planning Committee
FRI Economic Research Center
icon-telephone Phone: 03-5401-8392