Speakers Introduction

Keynote Speaker

Andy Rubin
Andy Rubinアンディ・ルービン
SVP, Google
Andy joined Google in 2005 with the acquisition of Android, a company he founded and incubated as an entrepreneur in residence at Redpoint Ventures. Andy built Google’s mobile and digital content businesses, including development of Android and Google Play. Under his leadership as Senior Vice President Mobile and Digital Content, Android has become the most used mobile operating system in the world. Spurred by a vibrant open ecosystem consisting of over 60 manufacturers, there are now more than 750 million Android devices activated. An entrepreneur at heart, Andy has just started a new chapter at Google working on projects yet to be disclosed. Previous to Google, Andy was president and CEO of Danger Inc. where he helped create the Sidekick, one of the first mobile devices to offer a direct Internet experience. Earlier, he was instrumental in building and shipping WebTV, the first interactive television-based Internet service, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1995. He also led the effort to ship the Motorola Envoy, one of the first wireless PDAs for General Magic, and helped design the first host-based software modem for Apple Computer. Andy began his career as a software engineer for Carl Zeiss A.G., maker of industrial and consumer optical products. He is the author of numerous patents in wireless communications.
Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorseyジャック・ドーシー
CEO & Co-Founder of Square, Co-Founder of Twitter
Jack Dorsey is Co-founder and CEO of Square Inc. and the creator, co-founder, and Executive Chairman of Twitter, Inc. Jack's dedication to simplifying the complex, making technology accessible and creating global communication tools is apparent in both companies.
Originally from St. Louis, Jack's fascination with urban transit led him to Manhattan, where he programmed real-time messaging systems for couriers, taxis, and emergency vehicles. Through his work, Jack witnessed thousands of drivers in the field constantly updating their location and activity, inspiring him to create Twitter. Twitter is a simplified and personalized real-time information network that connects millions of people with the stories, ideas, and news they care about every day. In 2009 Jack co-founded Square, the company Square is removing the friction from transactions and making commerce easy for everyone. Square enables anyone to accept credit cards and run their business on their smartphone or tablet. Jack was recognized as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, WSJ Magazine’s Technology Innovator of the Year and was named an "outstanding innovator under the age of 35" by MIT's Technology Review.
Niklas Zennström
Niklas Zennström 二クラス・ゼンストローム
CEO, Atomico / Co-Founder, Skype
Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico, and oversees its strategy and overall management, in addition to sourcing new investments and working with portfolio companies.
Prior to forming Atomico, he co-founded Skype, Kazaa, Joltid and Joost among other high-profile technology companies. Niklas held the position of CEO from Skype’s inception until September 2007 when he became the company’s chairman, a post that he held until March 2008. During that time, Skype became the global leader in Internet voice communications, with more than 309 million registered users within five years of launch and revenues of $130 million in Q1 2008. In 2005, Skype was sold to eBay for $3.1 billion. Subsequent to this, Skype was bought back by a consortium that included Niklas, and was sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion cash in 2011.
Before starting Skype, Niklas co-founded and served as CEO of Kazaa, which became the world’s most downloaded Internet software in 2003. Prior to that, Niklas was CEO of the European portal everyday.com and was a general manager at get2net. Niklas started his professional career at Tele2, a pioneering competitive phone company in Europe.
Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermannベン・シルバーマン
Co-Founder and CEO, Pinterest
Ben grew up in Iowa, where he spent a lot of time collecting bugs. Today, he helps millions of people collect things they love as co-founder and CEO of Pinterest. Before Pinterest, Ben worked at Google on AdSense and studied at Yale. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Guest Speaker

Brian Chesky
Brian Cheskyブライアン・チェスキー
CEO, Airbnb
Brian drives Airbnb's vision, strategy and growth. Always pushing the status quo, Brian aims to disrupt the industry with ideas that change the way people live. He is committed to assembling a passionate, top tier team to deliver on this promise. Before Airbnb, Brian ran an industrial design shop in Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Derek Collison
Derek Collisonデレック・コリソン
Founder & CEO, Apcera
Derek is the founder and CEO of Apcera, which is looking to deliver the next generation cloud platform. An industry veteran with over 20 yrs of experience, Derek designed and architected the industry's first Open PaaS, Cloud Foundry, while at VMware. Continuing his dream of a true next generation cloud platform, he founded Apcera. He has also held executive positions at Google and TIBCO.
Gary Swart
Gary Swartゲーリー・スワート
CEO, oDesk
Gary Swart is the CEO of oDesk, the world's largest online workplace—which has more than 3 million registered contractors, and on which 35 million hours were worked in 2012 alone. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work, including online work. He is passionate about helping small businesses thrive, fueled by his extensive experience working with startups and small businesses that use oDesk, as well as by mentoring entrepreneurs and business school students.
George Kellerman
George Kellermanジョージ・ケラマン
Partner, 500 Startups
George Kellerman is a Partner at 500 Startups and is based in Mountain View, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. George currently heads up fundraising and investor relations, and he also works with outside legal counsel on fund formation and other legal matters. George also manages all of 500's investment activities in Japan. Before joining 500 Startups George was a consultant to numerous technology companies, including Zynga, SurveyMonkey, and Yahoo! Japan, and he has held senior executive positions at Dell Japan, Experian Interactive, Yahoo! Japan, and Yahoo! Inc.
Jason Goldberg
Jason Goldbergジェイソン・ゴールドバーグ
Founder and CEO, Fab
Jason Goldberg is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Fab.com.
Prior to founding Fab, Jason was Chief Product Officer at XING AG and before then he was founder and CEO at socialmedian (sold to XING AG) and Jobster. In a prior life, Jason spent 6 years working 100 hours a week for Bill Clinton in the White House.
Jason is also an investor in Twitter, BlackJet, and RJ Metrics. Notable prior investments: TweetDeck.
Jason Goldberg
Josh Jamesジョシュ・ジェームズ
Founder and CEO, Domo
Josh is the founder and CEO of Domo, a software-as-a-service company that’s redefining the business intelligence market. Before founding Domo, Josh was the CEO of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006; and from 2006-2009, he was the youngest CEO of a publicly traded company. Omniture was also the fastest or second fastest-growing public company for three consecutive years. In 2009,Josh facilitated Omniture's $1.8 billion sale to Adobe. Josh serves on the boards of Demand Media, Rakuten and Save The Children. He also serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a worldwide community of individuals committed to, and recognized for, their proven leadership and potential in shaping the future. In 2012, Josh was inducted in the Utah Tech Council’s Hall of Fame and Mountain West Capital Network named him its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized Josh as one of its "40 Under 40: Ones to Watch" and, in 2009, as one of its "40 Under 40" top business executives. He was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Brigham Young University's Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade.
Katsujin David Chao
Katsujin David Chaoカツジン・デビッド・チャオ
Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM
David Chao is a co-founder and general partner of DCM, a global venture capital firm. Prior to DCM, David worked at Recruit, Apple Computer and McKinsey & Company. He was also co-founder, acting CFO and CTO of JCI 日本通信株式 会社, Japan's first public mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).
At DCM, he is responsible for the investments in 51job including All About Japan, Inc. (JASDAQ: 2454), kabu.com (TSE: 8703) and etc.
Katsujin David Chao
Phil Libinフィル・リービン
CEO, Evernote Corporation
Phil Libin is the CEO of Evernote, the service that's helping millions of people worldwide remember everything of value in their daily lives. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. CoreStreet was acquired by ActivIdentity, now owned by HDI, in 2009. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation (VIGN) in 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications.
Jason Goldberg
Travis Kalanikトラビス・カラニック
CEO, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Travis Kalanick is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of consumer internet, transportation, and enterprise content delivery. His most recent company, Uber, an on-demand black car service, seeks to be "Everyone's Private Driver" by bringing disruptive technology and business innovation to urban transportation challenges. Prior to Uber, Travis founded Red Swoosh, an enterprise content delivery company that he sold to Akamai Technologies in 2007. Prior companies include Scour, the world's first p2p search engine where Kalanick also attained the dubious distinction of having been sued for $250 billion. In addition, Kalanick has been an active angel investor in, and advising, kick-ass startups founded by truly awesome entrepreneurs. You can connect with Travis on Twitter @travisk, read his blog, or ask him anything on Formspring
Akira Morikawa
Akira Morikawa 森川 亮
CEO, LINE Corporation
President, LINE Corporation. Born in 1967. After graduating from Tsukuba University (School of Informatics), he joined Nippon Television Network Corporation. He obtained a MBA degree at the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University in 1999 and worked for Sony Corporation. In 2003 he joined Hangame Japan (currently LINE) operating online game community. He assumed President of the company in 2007 after holding posts of Head of Game Business Division and Executive Director. Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NHN Japan Corp in 2012 after the business merger.
Joichi Ito
Joichi Ito伊藤 穰一
Director, MIT Media Lab
Joichi Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab. He is a board member of The New York Times Company; serves on the boards of The MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Creative Commons; and is co-founder and a board member of Digital Garage, an Internet company in Japan. He is on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. Ito has created numerous Internet companies including Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan, and he was an early-stage investor in Twitter, Flickr, Path, and other Internet companies.
Jun Murai
Jun Murai村井 純
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
He Graduated Keio University in 1979, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, MS in Computer Science from Keio University in 1981, Specialist in Computer Science, Computer Network and Computer Communication.
1980's, research and development of operating system and system software. He developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET) in 1984, established WIDE Project in 1988, currently the Founder.
Keiichiro Sako
Keiichiro Sako迫 慶一郎
Architect, CEO, SAKO Architects
Keiichiro Sako was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1970. He received masters from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1996. In 2004 he founded SAKO Architects in Beijing after working at Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop. In the same year, Keiichiro served as a Visiting scholar at Columbia University for one year. Based in Tokyo and Beijing, so far Keiichiro has produced over 80 projects in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Spain. With a central focus on architecture and interior design, his works cover wide-range including urban master planning he recently undertakes. 
 Keiichiro has received numerous honors in a range of countries, including Japan and China. In Natori city Miyagi prefecture, Japan, the innovative earthquake reconstruction project with the cooperation of governments and private sectors “SKY VILLAGE in Natori” is currently underway. He also has written a new book “Hope is something you build” (WAVE publication).
Yoshikazu Tanaka
Yoshikazu Tanaka田中 良和
Founder and CEO, GREE, Inc.
Yoshikazu Tanaka founded GREE in December 2004, and serves as the Company's founder and chief executive officer. Before founding GREE, he worked at Sony Communication Network (now So-net Entertainment) and Rakuten, Inc. While at Rakuten, Inc., he started developing the social network GREE in his spare time. Tanaka earned a bachelor's degree in law from Nihon University in 1999.
Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto
Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumotoまつもと ゆきひろ
Chairman, Ruby Association
Yukihiro Matsumoto is a Japanese leading open source programmer. From 1993, he started to design and develop the Ruby programming language. Since 1997, he has been living in Shimane prefecture. Since 2007, he has taken roles as a fellow of Network Applied Communication Laboratory (NaCl), a fellow of Rakuten Institute of Technology, and a Chairman of Ruby Association. From 2011, he is the Heroku Chief Architect of Ruby.


Akio Tanaka
Akio Tanaka田中 章雄
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
Akio is a co-founder and managing partner at Infinity Venture Partners, an early stage VC fund focused on consumer Internet companies in China and Japan. He is the former director of the venture investment program at Adobe Systems Inc., a leading global software company. Previously, he held the positions of CEO advisor at Macromedia HQ and CTO at Macromedia Japan.
Akio holds a Master's degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada
Waichi Sekiguchi
Waichi Sekiguchi関口 和一
Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.
Waichi Sekiguchi is an editorial writer for Nikkei Newspaper and a newscaster of BS Japan program "NIKKEI x BS Live 7PM." He joined Nikkei in 1982 and currently covers the IT industry and cyberspace issues. Sekiguchi used to be a Washington correspondent during the Bush and Clinton Administrations in early 1990s, covering US trade and government issues. Prior to that he was a Fulbright research fellow at the Center for International Affairs of Harvard University and he was a chief writer for The Nikkei Weekly, the English edition of the Nikkei newspaper.

Officer, JANE

Hiroshi Mikitani
Hiroshi Mikitani三木谷 浩史
Chairman & CEO, Rakuten Inc.
Hiroshi Mikitani is Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's leading e-commerce companies. Mikitani has been referred to as a maverick in his approach and is widely seen as the leader of an emerging, 'New Japan', one which increasingly turns away from traditional modes of doing business.
Born in Kobe, Japan, Mikitani graduated from Hitotsubashi University in 1988, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993. Personal tragedy in the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake inspired Mikitani to leave a promising career in investment banking to create something that he thought would be more meaningful to society. Starting out with just a handful of team members, Mikitani launched the "Rakuten Ichiba" marketplace in May 1997. Today, Rakuten is listed on the JASDAQ market and is the world's third largest e-commerce company by revenue.
Susumu Fujita
Susumu Fujita藤田 晋
President, CyberAgent, Inc
Susumu Fujita was born in Fukui Prefecture in 1973. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University School of Business in 1997, he joined the recruiting and temporary staffing company Intelligence, Ltd. He left in 1998 to establish CyberAgent, Inc., which was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market in 2000 as an integrated Internet services company.
Mr. Fujita is the author of the best-selling Confessions of a President Working in Shibuya, which sold over 100,000 copies. The book's frank account of the six years from CyberAgent's founding to profitability has made it popular with readers of all age groups. He is currently working on a sequel.
Yasufumi Kanemaru
Yasufumi Kanemaru金丸 恭文
CEO, Future Architect, Inc.
Yasufumi Kanemaru is an active member of the Japan Association of New Economy Project Team chairing the “Japan - 30 year vision” project. Kanemaru launched his career in 1979 when he joined TKC Corporation, and later moved on to Logic Systems International (now Logic Corp). In 1985, he was the youngest Executive Director at NTT PC Communications where he served for four years before establishing the Future System Consulting Corp. Since then, Kanemaru has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Future Architect Inc, and taken on many roles including Cabinet officer for the Council of Regulatory Reform, Cabinet Secretariat for the IT Strategic Headquarters of the Japanese Government, as well as Researcher of Management Reform and Information Support for the SME Agency at METI among others.
Masatoshi Kumagai
Masatoshi Kumagai熊谷 正寿
Founder&Group CEO, GMO Internet Group
Masatoshi Kumagai,(born July 17, 1963, Nagano, Japan), is the founder and head of GMO Internet Group. Under the company's slogan "Internet for Everyone", GMO Internet Group strives to be the leading all-in Internet services provider in Japan. GMO Internet Group consists of 66 companies (including 6 listed companies) and 3,150 staff.
Daisuke Iwase
Daisuke Iwase岩瀬 大輔
Co-Founder / Representative Director, Lifenet Insurance Company
Iwase started his career as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and was engaged in private equity investing at Ripplewood Japan. He co-founded Lifenet Insurance Company in 2008 and assumed the current role in 2009. Iwase was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and is an author of many best selling books in Japan, including "Seimeihoken no Karakuri (The Gimmicks of Life Insurance)". Iwase is a graduate of The University of Tokyo (Law) and Harvard Business School (MBA with High Distinction).
Atsuki Ishida
Atsuki Ishida石田 宏樹
President and CEO, FreeBit Co., Ltd.
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1972. He decided his life with a message "Be an entrepreneur, do a telecommunication business." told by Sony founder Akio Morita. In 1998, he established Dream Train Internet Inc.(DTI) in response to request from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and became a CSO. He made the company a "No.1 ISP in Customer Satisfaction", and got listed on NASDAQ Japan. In 2000, he established FreeBit Co., Ltd. and got listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in 2007. He aims to develop the Internet society by providing a "Smart Infrastructure" in multi-layer with patented technologies. In 2012, he became the auditor of Japan e-Business Association. Graduated from Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University.
○A's BIT Works 2.0 http://atsuki.net for Ishida's daily activities and thoughts.