(Special Event) Panel discussion for A.I Career Development in Japan

No/Low Japanese (Engineer)
Volunteer/Housing Resident

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Event details:

 

On Oct 19th at Active-Connector events, we will be having a panel discussion with 2 professionals who have a wealth of experience and understanding of the AI industry in Japan and how to build your career around AI.

 

Who should attend

 

  • - Anyone who is looking for new career opportunities in AI.

  • - Those in the IT industry wanting to learn more about AI and how they can transition to it from their current expertise.

 

What matters most to you?

 

  • - Learning how to start up an AI company in Japan

  • - How to transition into an AI-related career

  • - The direction the AI industry is heading in Japan

  • - Current opportunities available to start your career in AI. 

Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan

Job Description

Event details:  

Date/Time: October 19th, 2017 from 19:00 – 21:00

*Door opens at 18:30

 

 

Location: Bunkyo-ku  

 

Event details/Agenda:

The 2-hour event will consist of the following:

1. Introduction of the speakers.(19:00-19:10)  

2. Dialogue with the Speaker(s). (19:10-19:50)  

3. Q&A, the floor is open for the audience to ask their questions. (19:50~20:30). 4. Networking (Food and Beverage provided) (20:30-20:50)

5.. Closing statements from speakers and Active Connector. (20:50~21:00)

 

Dress Code: Casual

 

Fee: Free

* Those who have attended an event hosted by us before will incur a fee of 1000yen for this event. If you are a new attendee, the event will be free.

 

Speakers:

 

  1. Yanagihara Takashi:

 

Currently the CEO/Founder of Ridge-i Inc. Specializing in providing consultation and development of AI for their clients.

 

At the age of 10, he started developing games using N88-Basic. When he was in junior high/ high school. He regularly went to Akihabara to practice programming. When he was a college student, he was involved in developing PS2 Games at SCE. After he graduated he joined a leading telecommunication company and was in-charge of new business planning.Then had a stint at as a consultant for electronic trading for major financial companies and institutions in Japan and overseas. He was in-charge of the trading, FIX application development, Risk analysis software. Developing the algorithms for trading system. Now the founder of Ridge-i: A company providing consultation to businesses on how to implement A.I to improve business processes that would positively affect their clients.

 

A family man with 3 kids. When he was at the age of 30 he was hooked on hiking and climbing up mountain trails.

 

 

2. Kiran Mysore Ravi

Working as one of the top Innovation firms, called Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support. Taking the lead in spreading the innovation support activities in India by building a network of innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Kiran supports over 100 startups in Asia including many startups in AI. Prior to joining Deloitte Thomatsu Venture Support, he has worked at an early/seed stage VC firm in Tokyo, and as a Software Developer at a leading travel e-commerce company in India. He also co-founded a social enterprise named ‘Kriya’. 

 

Graduating from Master’s in Technology Management from The University of Tokyo with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. During his time at University of Tokyo, he was selected as a delegate and a young leader in entrepreneurship/business conferences in Silicon Valley (Stanford), Switzerland and China. He was also nominated as one of the leaders of tomorrow for “Youth version Davos” called St. Gallen Symposium. While working professionally at the innovation firm, he is dedicated to his research on Artificial Intelligence and regularly published the papers and has been gaining acknowledgement in the field.

 

 

This event is part of a series by Active-Connector.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the event, please be sure to apply directly here. As the number of attendees is limited. We will be running a lottery for the attendees of the event closer to the event date.

 

*Please note that this event is only open to those who are currently living in Japan.

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