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Saturday, November 21
 

11:00am

Cloud Mobile Backend

Moderators
avatar for Hung ChunKa

Hung ChunKa

Software Engineer, Rakuten Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Kanio Dimitrov

Kanio Dimitrov

Azure Architect, Smart Device Technology Department, Mobile Services Group Development Lead, Rakuten
I am very interested in scalable cloud architectures. My area of interest is Microsoft Azure and it is applications. In particular, I am focused on the PaaS offering of Azure. | | Building global, scalable, resilient systems is an art so I am constantly mastering the skills required for designing, developing and supporting cloud solutions.


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

11:00am

Yoga (Pranayam and stretching)
Enjoy Yoga

Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)  .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Rakuten
Ashutosh Singh is a project manager for e-commerce group of Rakuten, Inc. His mission is to empower Rakuten through project management and traditional Yoga, a 5000 year old legacy from India. Yoga is part of his culture and his way of life. For him, Yoga transcends age, culture and unites the world. | | Ashutosh contributed in organizing a 300 people's Yoga event on the First International Yoga Day in Tokyo (June 21 2015). He teaches Yoga on... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

11:00am

Pathfinding The Future by Structured Innovation Management : Hans-Bernd Dreis, IdeaScale
Why do we need Innovation Management if we can just invent the future?
Because its too risky, too costly and the way into the future is too complex!

To adapt to the rapidly changing markets and ecosystems in which companies live they need to be innovative on all levels and organizational entities. 

In this respect innovation is more and more a process rather than a bet on a few ideas and to manage this process new instruments and methods are required. 

Innovations created by classical methods like straight forward R&D which appear to be powerful in its native field maybe powerless if they don’t fit into an rapidly developing environment. In this respect innovation is increasingly a team play of players with supplemental qualities and knowledge inside companies and within their ecosystems. 

Structured Innovation Management solves this problems because it broadens the audience of innovation sources and judgement by design. More over its significantly fostering talent and innovation culture and establishes this way an increasing continuous flow of options which fit to the need of company success. 

Structured Innovation Management is the best way to establish the guarantee for successful change by innovation without waiting for a lucky punch.

Video Recoded:
https://youtu.be/4Q9K6b3tzhM?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1 

Moderators
avatar for Isuru Subasinghe

Isuru Subasinghe

Team Manager, Rakuten, Inc
Team Manager: Strategic project management | Lead Project Manager: Streamline Innovation

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Bernd Dreis

Hans-Bernd Dreis

Chief Innovation Atchitect, IdeaScale
Chief Innovation Atchitect of IdeaScale
avatar for Jun Yamadera

Jun Yamadera

Eyes, JAPAN Co. Ltd., Unicorn/Chief Chaos Officer
Born in 1968, Aizuwakamatsu Fukushima, JAPAN. Graduate Aizu High School in 1987. Tokyo Jungle Cruse Skipper in 1988. He worked for the University of Aizu, the 1st Computer Science University in Japan in 1993 and 1994, then he ounded the 1st hi-tech startup from u-aizu, Eyes, JAPAN Co. Ltd. in 1995. Company’s vision, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” comes from Clarke's three laws... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

11:00am

Will AI surpass human intelligence? -- Beyond Deep Learning

In this talk, we overview the trend of artificial intelligence especially on deep learning. We explain how innovative the deep learning (or representation learning) is from the viewpoint of AI history, and also how deep learning technologies would evolve over time in the near future. The possible change on society and business is also articulated in the talk.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/s7yey8hfQII  


Speakers
avatar for Yutaka Matsuo

Yutaka Matsuo

Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Yutaka Matsuo is an associate professor at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999, and 2002. After working at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Stanford University, he joined the faculty of University of Tokyo in 2007. He served as Editor-in-chief at Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

11:00am

The Basics of DevOps : Ryutaro Yoshiba

The word "DevOps" has been getting widely known not only by engineers but also by executives or managements. They hope DevOps resolves their issues or challenges. However the definition of DevOps is quite vague and DevOps does not mean adopting new tools. This session introduces the core values or concepts of DevOps and the way how to adopt DevOps value into your organization.  


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/U7Nlt9RnxY8?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8z--_q5C4uAcg7wuyPjlCg6 


Moderators
avatar for Takeshi Takizawa

Takeshi Takizawa

Test Engineer, Rakuten, Inc

Speakers
avatar for Ryutaro YOSHIBA

Ryutaro YOSHIBA

CEO, Ryuzee.com
Ryutaro YOSHIBA (a.k.a ryuzee) is a consultant who has deep expertise in Cloud Computing, DevOps, Agile Development, Organizational reformation. He has 18+ years experience in IT industry and 10+ years consulting experience in several companies. He is an author of several books such as "Chef Practical Guide" and "SCRUM BOOT CAMP THE BOOK". Website: http://www.ryuzee.com / Twitter @ryuzee.


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
4th Floor : Track E Seminar Room B

11:00am

The Future of Coding Education : Jeremy Rossman, Make School
The demand for engineers rises every year. In the United States alone the government estimates there will be a million unfilled programming jobs. As an increasing number of industries and revolutionized and transformed by tech, our educational system has to evolve to meet the demands of our new economy. Jeremy will share the lessons learned from starting a school in the heart of Silicon Valley, building a curriculum that meets employers' needs, and will discuss trends he's observed as an ever increasing share of the public turn their attention towards programming education. 


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/H8MzBz00HSc?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8xPAV_ZNTaHbWsH9jDPcF5y 

Moderators
avatar for Gharieb AbdelMawla (Moll)

Gharieb AbdelMawla (Moll)

Senior Database Engineer, Rakuten, Inc.
Abdel-Mawla (Moll) is an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.0 and 5.6 Database Administrator and Developer. He joined Rakuten,Inc. since December 2014 as a Senior Database Engineer responsible for providing support in all MySQL areas such as MySQL replication, Performance Tuning, Backup and Recovery, system troubleshooting &optimization and High Availability solutions. Before joining Rakuten, he worked for FromDual GmbH as a MySQL Support... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Rossmann

Jeremy Rossmann

Founder, Make School
Jeremy Rossmann is the founder of Make School. Backed by YC, Andreessen Horowitz, 500Startups, Tim Draper, and other top Silicon Valley investors, Jeremy left MIT to build a replacement for the traditional Computer Science degree that better prepares students for jobs in the Silicon Valley. Their graduates have gotten jobs at top tech companies and students from the best universities in the world are applying to transfer to Make School.


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

11:00am

Transaction System Technologies For Financials
Today's e-businesses are changing very fast introducing new standards and new technologies every year. This session will explain why we selected some technologies and How we are implementing it to allow agile and safe transaction system.

Speakers
avatar for Fujita Kota

Fujita Kota

Application Engineer, Rakuten, Inc.
Kota Fujita is an application engineer for Financial Services Department at Rakuten, Inc. He has expertise in several areas including hardware development in major company in Japan, tablet development in major Chinese company and technical sales engineer in major FPGA US vendor. He is working since 2014 at Rakuten, Inc. aiming to improve credit card systems.


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Fukuoka

11:00am

Lunch served at Cafeteria (11:00-12:45)
Lunch wil be served.
Please note the number is limited, first come, first served.
 

Saturday November 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
9th Floor : Cafeteria

11:25am

OpenStack at Rakuten
OpenStack is open source management software for virtualized infrastructure environment. Rakuten is one of OpenStack users. We will show the overview of our virtualized infrastructure and the internals of Rakuten OpenStack.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/QmLzqhPC6u0?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s 

Speakers
SM

Shuichiro MAKIGAKI

Data store/Cloud Architect, Rakuten, Inc.
avatar for Yoshiyuki Nakai

Yoshiyuki Nakai

Rakuten Inc.
Server Platform Group



Saturday November 21, 2015 11:25am - 11:50am
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

11:30am

Yoga (Surya Namaskar-Different versions)
Yoga Session

Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)  .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Rakuten
Ashutosh Singh is a project manager for e-commerce group of Rakuten, Inc. His mission is to empower Rakuten through project management and traditional Yoga, a 5000 year old legacy from India. Yoga is part of his culture and his way of life. For him, Yoga transcends age, culture and unites the world. | | Ashutosh contributed in organizing a 300 people's Yoga event on the First International Yoga Day in Tokyo (June 21 2015). He teaches Yoga on... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

12:00pm

Deep Forest Media : Big Data For Small Startup And Beyond
Big Data is not only for large organizations. Deep Forest Media (acquired by Rakuten Marketing) is a big data startup focusing on programmatic mobile marketing. We would love to share our learnings on how we built and scaled our big data platform to help the company gain competitive advantages.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/WpJofcb-0gU?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s

Moderators
avatar for Grinblat Julian

Grinblat Julian

Global Operations, Rakuten
I joined Rakuten in April 2015 after finishing my undergraduate physics degree in Japan. Started working in Global Ops department after the training in the data store team. I'm a strong proponent of Open Source software. My favorite Linux distros are Slackware and Arch Linux.

Speakers
avatar for Baiji He

Baiji He

Director of Data Engineering, Deep Forest Media
Baiji helped build the real time bidding system and big data infrastructure at Deep Forest Media, recently acquired by Rakuten Marketing. Before that, Baiji led the data team at Tapjoy, a mobile advertising and app monetization platform. Prior to that, Baiji was a member of the Strategic Data Solutions team at Yahoo, providing business intelligence and data-driven advertising optimization solutions, using Hadoop technologies even before Hadoop... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

12:00pm

Yoga (Asanas for Back pain)
Yoga Session

Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)  .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Rakuten
Ashutosh Singh is a project manager for e-commerce group of Rakuten, Inc. His mission is to empower Rakuten through project management and traditional Yoga, a 5000 year old legacy from India. Yoga is part of his culture and his way of life. For him, Yoga transcends age, culture and unites the world. | | Ashutosh contributed in organizing a 300 people's Yoga event on the First International Yoga Day in Tokyo (June 21 2015). He teaches Yoga on... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

12:00pm

Lunch served at Cafeteria (11:00-12:45)
Lunch wil be served.
Please note the number is limited, first come, first served.
 

Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
9th Floor : Cafeteria

12:00pm

Artificial Intelligence: Science and Fiction by Laurent Ach & Augmenting Human Creativity by Adiyan Mujibiya
<Artificial Intelligence: Science and Fiction> by Laurent Ach

Computers beat humans in many fields, starting of course by calculus many years ago but also in tasks where we did not expect them like chess game in the 90s, and more recently in recognizing complex objects and scenes in images. They are not yet able to have a real dialog in natural language, which is one way of comparing human and computer intelligence (the Turing test) but several well known scientists anticipate incredible times when Artificial Intelligence will be exponentially improved and will largely outperform human intelligence. The goal of this talk is to point out some fondamental differences between computer and human intelligence, which are usually ignored in the discussions about the future of AI.

<Augmenting Human Creativity> by Adiyan Mujibiya
This talk will be focusing on how we can engineer the vision of Artificial Intelligence, especially on how we can combine human creativity with computational intelligence to solve our daily issues. Specifically, we will discuss our most recent R&D projects in the scope of creativity support in human-computer interaction. Our explorations spans widely in supporting content creation for product visualization and objective description, computational augmentation for personal fabrication design, and also a computational framework to obtain support from others (crowdsourcing).


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/4Q9K6b3tzhM?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1 


Speakers
avatar for Laurent Ach

Laurent Ach

Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Laurent Ach is the manager of Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Data Science. He is an engineer graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 1990 and started his career in Thales Group where he worked for ten years on artificial intelligence projects for French National Defense, on computer graphics for virtual prototyping of cars, and on virtual humans for ergonomics studies. He later... Read More →
avatar for Adiyan Mujibiya

Adiyan Mujibiya

Research Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.
Adiyan Mujibiya is a Research Scientist at Rakuten Institute of Technology. | His expertise are multidisciplinary: | - Device Sensing & Actuating Methodology (Mobile & Infrastructure Mediated Sensing) – oriented towards fast prototyping of input & output innovation to envision future interaction for mobile devices | - Applied Data Science (Wearables and Health/Wellness-care Data Science) – oriented towards applied research and... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

12:00pm

Yahoo: Pulling an Elephant out of a Tarpit

Yahoo is an Internet pioneer. Somewhere along the way, our size got ahead of our ability to execute to the point that we slowed to a halt. This is a story of a multi-year journey of us fighting back and regaining our groove: innovating and executing at warp drive speed.

Come hear lessons that we learned along the way, profit from our mistakes, avoid dead ends and frustration, cry and laugh with us.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/E-xbG93cgSQ?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8z--_q5C4uAcg7wuyPjlCg6 


Moderators
avatar for Vicky Chen

Vicky Chen

Producer, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Kraay

Ed Kraay

Yahoo
Ed has been at Yahoo for 3 years. He helped to guide the 1000 person Ads & Data business unit toward delivering with quality and speed. He now works as a Technical Program Manager for Mobile Search. Prior to Yahoo Ed was an agile coach for ThoughtWorks and SolutionsIQ.
avatar for Stas Zvinyatskovsky

Stas Zvinyatskovsky

Software Architect, Yahoo
Stas has been at Yahoo for 12 years. Most of his time at Yahoo he spent with Advertising and Data Platforms organization as a software architect. He now leads Technical Excellence initiative at Yahoo.


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4th Floor : Track E Seminar Room B

12:00pm

Fun Research in Computer Vision : from robots, sports, face to medicine

In this talk, I would like to touch upon highlights of various research and development that my vision group at Carnegie Mellon has done in the area of computer vision. A few candidates for topics that I will cover include vision-based autonomous robots, Eye Vision, biological live cell tracking, face image analysis, and water drop illumination. While presenting their technical contents, I will try to sprinkle my anecdotal experiences, strategies, and philosophy in research including my research motto, “Think like an amateur, do as an expert”, which I hope the audience finds interesting and useful in order for them to make their research and development fun and productive.

Video Recorded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2yq2orz8U

<<スタッフからの一言>>
金出先生のこちらの本は悩んでいた私に一つの方向性を頂きました。
今回お迎えできて大変うれしいです。 (実行委員川口)
独創はひらめかない 「素人発想、玄人実行」の法則
http://books.rakuten.co.jp/rb/11939861/ 


Moderators
avatar for Naoki Chiba

Naoki Chiba

Lead Scientist, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Takeo Kanade

Takeo Kanade

U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Takeo Kanade received his PhD degree from Kyoto University in 1974. After holding junior faculty positions there, he joined Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1980, and served as the Director of its world famous Robotics Institute. Currently he holds the title of U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor at CMU. He has made pioneering research in computer vision, multi-media, and robotics. Major accomplishments include the... Read More →



Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

12:00pm

Programmable IoT Platform “SORACOM

IoT Platform “SORACOM" is a programmable mobile communication platform released on September 30th 2015 in Japan, which includes the mobile network core system (3G/LTE) running on AWS cloud and connected to mobile base stations of NTT DoCoMo. SORACOM Air is a programmable mobile communication platform as a service that connects "things" directly to Cloud. SORACOM Beam is a data transporting service that "beams" data from your device to anywhere on the Internet securely.In this session, we will discuss how things can leverage SORACOM platform services; SORACOM Air and SORACOM Beam, to get more and more connected.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/XtdijMoKC1o?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8xPAV_ZNTaHbWsH9jDPcF5y
 


Moderators
avatar for Mio Nakawatase

Mio Nakawatase

SharePoint Specialist, Rakuten, Inc

Speakers
avatar for Ken Tamagawa

Ken Tamagawa

CEO & Founder, SORACOM, INC.
Ken Tamagawa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SORACOM.Prior to founding SORACOM, he was a technical evangelist of Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading the Japan team of Solutions Architects, Trainers, and Professional Services Consultants.Carnegie Mellon University, MBA & MSE dual master University of Tokyo, Master of Mechano-Informatics


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

12:00pm

12:25pm

Slice: A Human Touch in Machine Learning

Often machine learning engines are designed to require little human input.  However, while machines are fast, scalable, and reliable, selectively leveraging human input can be an excellent resource to provide continuous feedback and improvement.  This is especially important given the inevitable changes in input data and the long tail of edge cases, which are traditionally difficult for machine learning engines.

 

This talk discusses how we built a product categorization engine at Slice that involves different types of human workers - engineers, analysts, outsourced and crowdsourced workers - to allow for continuous improvement with limited resources.

Video Recording: 
https://youtu.be/tOsxjnZu9tM?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s
Unfortunately, this video has noises and intruptions.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Conal Sathi

Conal Sathi

Data Alchemist, Slice Technologies
Conal Sathi is the Data Alchemist at Slice Technologies, where he is responsible for using machine learning and data mining algorithms to bring structure and deeper insights to consumer purchase data.  At Slice, he was hired as the first machine learning engineer, where he built algorithms to classify receipts within a mailbox, extract information from the receipts and categorize the products purchased.  Now he leads a team of stellar... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:25pm - 12:45pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

12:30pm

Yoga (Special Asanas for relaxation)
Yoga Session

Yoga session is going to start by relaxing the body and concentrate on breathing techniques while stretching our body.
Then, it will be followed by few cycles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)  .
We will also learn few postures “asanas” with their benefits.
Finally, we will do some “pranayama” breathing techniques to learn how to properly focus our energy.

Speakers
avatar for Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh

Rakuten
Ashutosh Singh is a project manager for e-commerce group of Rakuten, Inc. His mission is to empower Rakuten through project management and traditional Yoga, a 5000 year old legacy from India. Yoga is part of his culture and his way of life. For him, Yoga transcends age, culture and unites the world. | | Ashutosh contributed in organizing a 300 people's Yoga event on the First International Yoga Day in Tokyo (June 21 2015). He teaches Yoga on... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 12:30pm - 12:50pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

1:00pm

Keynote by CEO
  1. RTC Companion by Will Archer Arentz
  2. Keynote by Hiroshi Mikitani
  3. about Rakuten Technology Conference by Terje Marthinussen

Video Recorded
:
https://youtu.be/73ud6kP3BmE

Moderators
avatar for Will Archer Arentz

Will Archer Arentz

Vice Global Head @ RIT, Rakuten Inc.
avatar for Yuko Furusho

Yuko Furusho

Open Services Platform Department, Rakuten, Inc.
avatar for Terje Marthinussen

Terje Marthinussen

Senior Executive Officer & Vice Executive Director, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Hiroshi Mikitani

Hiroshi Mikitani

Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Inc.
Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. – one of the world’s largest Internet services companies. He began his career as an investment banker at Industrial Bank of Japan and left in 1995 to start his own consulting firm, Crimson Group. Two years later and with just a handful of employees, he launched “Rakuten Ichiba” – the Rakuten marketplace. In Japanese, rakuten means... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

2:00pm

Musio, Muse Gaze, Muse Logic by AKA

In this session, we will be introducing 1) Musio which is an artificially intelligent robot, 2) Muse Gaze which is our core computer vision engine, and 3) Muse Logic which is our intelligent inference engine.

Muse Gaze is already successfully able to perform object detection with high precision, and now focuses on integration with NLP technology. 
Specifically, we are focusing on a technique called image description which involves combining multiple neural networks to output a descriptive text given an input image.
We believe techniques such as image description will prove essential for efficient communication and establishing a bond between human beings and machine.

Muse Logic is AKA's cutting edge technology which enables a machine to logically reason and deduce new facts based on input data. 
This was achieved by incorporating a memory component and inference component into our deep-learning model.
We firmly believe that Muse Logic shows promise in machines performing logical problem solving and will be applied to various fields such as finance and security in the future.

 

We are very exited that Muse Logic will be firstly introduced at Rokuten Technology Conference, 2015. 


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/nVFKExEY5Mk?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1
 

Moderators
avatar for Satomi Moriki

Satomi Moriki

Rakuten Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Bradsher

Jacob Bradsher

Machine Learning Director (NLP Specialist)/ Muse Technology Evangelist, AKA (Musio)
Master of Arts,  English, The University of Kent, United Kingdom  Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.  FUTUREIS English Literature Conference SKEPSI  Fourth Annual Multi-Disciplinary Conference


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

2:00pm

Cerevo

Moderators
avatar for Nguyen Thang

Nguyen Thang

Rakuten Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Hiroumi Mitani

Hiroumi Mitani

VP, Global Sales and Marketing, Cerevo Inc.


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

2:00pm

The Power of Lazy Engineers
If an engineer is lazy enough, he/she can be an engine for the company.

Mitsuyuki Shiiba says "DevOps is fight against Muda(wastes)". He talks why lazy enough engineers can be key persons to drive changes and what they actually bring to the team and the company. There are three key points.
 
His talk is based on his Scrum and DevOps hands-on experience at Rakuten Osaka branch for more than 5 years which brought many changes there. And he introduces how the development is at Rakuten Osaka branch currently.

Target Audience:
  • If you are an engineer, you can get the courage to be lazier:) and how to become the key persons to drive changes in the company.
  • If you are a manager, you can get the key points to build stronger team and how to make the best of the power of lazy engineers.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/YtdTbn_tVfI?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Mitsuyuki Shiiba

Mitsuyuki Shiiba

Web Application Engineer, Rakuten, Inc.
I'm a Java web application engineer, leading a DevOps team at Rakuten Osaka branch. I'm interested in how to deliver more valuable products more rapidly with a small team. That's why I introduced Scrum, Domain Driven Design and User Story Mapping to the team. As a result, we became strong one team involving not only developers, but also designers and business members. Then now I enjoy coding and Kaizen in the team:)


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

2:00pm

Yoga
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Session

Enjoy fundamental, twenty-minute yoga sessions that rejuvenate body and mind. Connect with yourself and others while practicing Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Participants should wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK) and prepare a small towel. Twenty mats will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Certified Yogic Arts Instructor
DAMION MANNINGS, Certified Yogic Arts Instructor Excited to share rejuvenating yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation that help remedy fatigue and stiff joints that we experience from long hours sitting and staring at computers. These mindfulness practices are also incorporated in my role supporting the Englishnization Project as well as the Rakuten Yoga Club. Originally from the West Indies via... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

2:00pm

Rakuten and Microsoft talk DevOps in Real world

According to the DevOps practices, we are going to talk about the DevOps in real world case studies and technologies. Rakuten automation, Microsoft VSO team's DevOps journey and the report of DevOps Enterprise 2015. Also you may see melt-your-faces demos. Come and join us, if you want to know the real world DevOps.

Example 1: Rakuten: Automation on System Testing and what's going on

Example 2: Microsoft: DevOps at Visual Studio Online and what's going on

Discussion: Why should we think about DevOps?

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/mZ8tgEtubGE?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8z--_q5C4uAcg7wuyPjlCg6


Related Articles:

DevOps Interview : Part 1. Kotaro Ogino on Continuous System Testing
http://blogs.technet.com/b/livedevopsinjapan/archive/2015/10/22/devops-interview-part-1-kotaro-ogino-on-continuous-system-testing.aspx

DevOps interview : Part 2. Yasunobu Kawaguchi and Kotaro Ogino on Challenging for silos
http://blogs.technet.com/b/livedevopsinjapan/archive/2015/10/26/devops-interview-part-2-yasunobu-kawaguchi-and-kotaro-ogino-on-challenging-for-silos.aspx

DevOps interview : Part 3. Yasunobu Kawaguchi on The impact of Small Team, Microservices and DevOps
http://blogs.technet.com/b/livedevopsinjapan/archive/2015/10/27/devops-interview-part-3-yasunobu-kawaguchi-on-the-impact-of-small-team-microservices-and-devops.aspx


Moderators
avatar for YouJieJet Tan

YouJieJet Tan

System Engineer, Rakuten Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Kotaro Ogino

Kotaro Ogino

Rakuten, Inc.
Continuous System Test, DevOps and Automation: | | Blog entry: | | Continuous System Test - http://kokotatata.hatenablog.com/entry/2014/03/14/075842 | | 継続的システムテスト - http://kokotatata.hatenablog.com/entry/2014/03/11/104240 | | アジャイルテストのテスト設計の話 - http://kokotatata.hatenablog.com/entry/2015/05/06/190029
avatar for Drew Robbins

Drew Robbins

Microsoft
Drew Robbins is the Director of Technical Evangelism for Microsoft Japan, focused on evangelizing Microsoft’s Mobile and Cloud technologies. Before moving to Japan, Drew worked for the Microsoft headquarters where he was responsible for introducing products like Windows 8, Windows Azure and Visual Studio to developers around the world. Drew has been a part of developer communities for over 15 years and has a passion for learning and sharing... Read More →
avatar for Tsuyoshi Ushio

Tsuyoshi Ushio

Senior Technical Evangelist DevOps, Microsoft
He is an organisational change consultant using Agile and DevOps concept and techniques.He’s helped various sizes of organization from start-ups to major enterprises to adopt agile principles for more than a decade. He’s now interested in DevOps that would change the world of software development.A speaker of Agile 2011 and Agile Roots 2014. A best seller book author in Japan.


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4th Floor : Track E Seminar Room B

2:00pm

Philosophy behind the Creation of Programming Languages
Yukihiro Matsumoto (the creator of Ruby), and Satoshi Egi (the creator of Egison) talk about their philosophy behind how their languages created.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/b3u4NpqcjVQ 

Speakers
avatar for Satoshi Egi

Satoshi Egi

RIT Scientist, Rakuten
Satoshi Egi is a researcher of Rakuten Institute of Technology, focusing on Programming Languages. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, where he majored in Computer Science in 2012. He started the development of the Egison programming language in 2010. The awards he received include IPSJ Software Japan Award, and Japan OSS Encouragement Award... Read More →
avatar for Yukihiro Matsumoto

Yukihiro Matsumoto

RIT Fellow, Rakuten
Yukihiro Matsumoto ("Matz") is best known as the creator of the world-famous Ruby programming language. He is a fellow of Rakuten Institute of Technology, a research and development organisation in Rakuten.


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

2:00pm

Better working framework for smart device service
Our mission at Rakuten is to empower both our service providers and our customers.

Core tenets of our team building philosophy include creating a culturally rich work environment by hiring members of different cultural and technical backgrounds, enforcing a 100% in-house development policy and fostering our members’ growth by giving them responsibilities and opportunities to develop their planning, development and operation skills. 

In order to provide total satisfaction to our customer, we believe in adopting a mindset that focuses not only on our product, but on our service as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Yosuke Shimizu

Yosuke Shimizu

Application Engineer, Rakuten,Inc.
Yosuke Shimizu is a senior application engineer for smart devices. He has working as mobile application engineer for Rakuten Card Services since 2009 when he joined Rakuten, Inc.. He has proven expertise in development and project execution. He is one of the creators of special team for mobile service application development. Now, he is also working in other areas as planning and operation of mobile services.


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fukuoka

2:00pm

Rest Space
Some drinks and snacks will be provided.

Saturday November 21, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
9th Floor : Cafeteria

2:25pm

Aquafadas : Bringing Stories to the World

"Bringing Stories to the World"
In the most beautiful and compelling way. 

Where the audience is  (mobile, web)
To be communicated, shared, discussed as widely as possible.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/ZOXy6YhpSDQ?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1 


Moderators
avatar for Miranda Yuan

Miranda Yuan

Strategy Office, Group Core Service Department, Rakuten.Inc
Miranda read Masters in Cambridge University, UK. Up till 2014, she had worked in the headquarter of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Miranda joined Rakuten in April 2015, and this is the first time she lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Speakers
avatar for Matthieu Kopp

Matthieu Kopp

CTO, co-Founder, Aquafadas
Matthieu is the Chief Technology Officer of Aquafadas and has been pushing the boundaries of digital content since 2006. Fan of comics, passionate about eBooks and disruptive media, he has been leading a team of talented people to create innovative software tools for the publishing industry. Some of the leading publishers, creative agencies, artists, brands are using Aquafadas software to bring the best reading experience to a smartphone... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:25pm - 2:45pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

2:25pm

Fits.me: Fashion+Fit+Shop

We envision a world in which anyone, anywhere, can quickly and easily discover, find and buy clothing that’s right for them, with confidence, from any merchant.

We’ll show how we calculate shopper’s measurements from just a few data points, or how we used robotic shape-shifting mannequins to develop algorithms to help shoppers - in all kinds of shapes and sizes - to find the right sizes of garments. And we’ll talk of the future: how the adventure of fashion delivers delight and excitement to millions of shoppers, while helping merchants understand their shoppers in unprecedented ways. 


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/0CTxn8Av7io?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8xPAV_ZNTaHbWsH9jDPcF5y 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heikki Haldre

Heikki Haldre

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer of Fits.me, Fits.me
Heikki Haldre, Chief Product Officer Fits.me co-founder and now chief product officer Heikki Haldre is focused on expanding the company’s technology capabilities to better leverage the detailed consumer preferences captured by its solutions.  He is a successful entrepreneur who has previously founded and exited five companies. A regular event speaker, he has been named as Top 100 most influential people in fashion e-business by... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:25pm - 2:45pm
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

2:25pm

Rakuten Ichiba : Introduction to Load Test in Production Environment
In this session, we will share the benefit and know-how to conduct load test in production environment. Internet services are sometimes hit by sudden big traffic. For example, in smartphone game industry, such case may be observed at the beginning of event, and  news portal sites may observe it right after disaster or big social event. Super Sale is what brings such huge spike of traffic to Rakuten Ichiba. In order to ensure the system operation even in such sudden spike,  basket service of Rakuten Ichiba conducts large scale load test before every Super Sale in production environment (PROD). Based on our experience, we are sure about the usefulness of conducting load tests in PROD. And, we believe there is a potential demand for conduction of load test in PROD for other services. Thus, in this session, we are going to share the benefit and know-how to conduct load test in production environment.



Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/euyiM__wEbg?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s 

Moderators
avatar for Taichi Komine

Taichi Komine

Engineer, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Yoshihisa Onoue

Yoshihisa Onoue

Rakuten, Inc.


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:25pm - 2:45pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

2:30pm

Yoga
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Session

Enjoy fundamental, twenty-minute yoga sessions that rejuvenate body and mind. Connect with yourself and others while practicing Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Participants should wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK) and prepare a small towel. Twenty mats will be available on a first come, first served basis. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Certified Yogic Arts Instructor
DAMION MANNINGS, Certified Yogic Arts Instructor Excited to share rejuvenating yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation that help remedy fatigue and stiff joints that we experience from long hours sitting and staring at computers. These mindfulness practices are also incorporated in my role supporting the Englishnization Project as well as the Rakuten Yoga Club. Originally from the West Indies via... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 2:30pm - 2:50pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

3:00pm

Practical way to introduce HTTP2, high performance web protocol.

HTTP2 protocol, the first revision in 16 years, is designed and expected to deliver complex Web contents much faster. However, there are a couple of things to be worked out beforehand such as TLS requirement and when to move to the new protocol.  In this session, the speaker will discuss practical and cost effective way.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/jwpeCvs4gdk 


Speakers
avatar for Makoto Niimura

Makoto Niimura

Chief Technology Officer, Akamai Technologies GK
Makoto Niimura is Chief Technology Officer for Akamai Japan,responsible for evangelizing Akamai's core technology and facilitatingtechnology partnerships with industry leading players. He joinedAkamai in April 2009, and has since helped contribute to the rapidgrowth of Akamai in Japan, looking after the services team whichsupports all technical aspects of the business.Mr. Niimura started his career as a software engineer at NipponTelegraph and... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

3:00pm

Yoga
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Session

Enjoy fundamental, twenty-minute yoga sessions that rejuvenate body and mind. Connect with yourself and others while practicing Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Participants should wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK) and prepare a small towel. Twenty mats will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Certified Yogic Arts Instructor
DAMION MANNINGS, Certified Yogic Arts Instructor Excited to share rejuvenating yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation that help remedy fatigue and stiff joints that we experience from long hours sitting and staring at computers. These mindfulness practices are also incorporated in my role supporting the Englishnization Project as well as the Rakuten Yoga Club. Originally from the West Indies via... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

3:00pm

Rakuten Travel engineer talks DevOps

We introduce about DevOps of Rakuten Travel.
Former part, we introduce about the case which we talked at Agile Japan 2015 and DevOps 2015 in Taiwan.
Latter part, engineer talks about current situation of DevOps and future vision.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/UqWFncjrfUs?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8z--_q5C4uAcg7wuyPjlCg6


Moderators
avatar for Natsuki Inoue

Natsuki Inoue

Engineer, Rakuten

Speakers
avatar for Kazuhisa Naoi

Kazuhisa Naoi

Group manager, Rakuten
I’m a manager of the group which is responsibility for developing hotel management system, multi language booking site, business trip. In last year, we didn't have any team of DevOps. So, I organized the team which improves development environment. Through this activity, we tried to raise up coverage of unit test to improve the quality of our codes by Jenkins. I’d like to share this activity with you at this presentation.
avatar for Shinoda Takeshi

Shinoda Takeshi

Rakuten, Inc.
I'm working for Rakuten Travel SysOps since last year after 7 years experience to develop Rakuten Travel outbound web services. | System orchestration, automation against routine work, implement visualisation tools and improve the productivity with KGI are my occupations recently.


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4th Floor : Track E Seminar Room B

3:00pm

Building Smart Applications with an Algorithm Marketplace : Diego Oppenheimer, Algorithmia & DEX & DEX(TRA) : Dextra

<Algorithmia>
Building smart applications with an Algorithm Marketplace

An introduction to Algorithmia and some of the smart applications that can be built with an algorithm marketplace

<Dextra>
DEX & DEX(TRA)

An introduction to DEX a data is everything-as-a-service and DEX(TRA) a community of developers creating value from generating new insights and services build on data and APIs. CASE STUDY: Rakuten Viki - global TV recommender challenge.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/T0Pob0hyRps?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Daryl Arnold

Daryl Arnold

DEXTRA
• Daryl Arnold is an entrepreneur experienced in data,marketing, technology and sustainability. | • Building businesses from the ground-up, achievinghundred million dollars plus of sales from Asia, Europe andAmerica. | • Following successful exits, inc. Profero Limited toInterpublic Group of Companies Inc. - http://adage.com/article/agency-news/ipg-s-lowe-acquires-global-digitalagency-profero/291209/ - in the digital space... Read More →
avatar for Diego Oppenheimer

Diego Oppenheimer

CEO, Algorithmia
Diego Oppenheimer is a data geek with a passion for sports and cooking. He has worked in multiple industries in different capacities around business intelligence and data analytics.Prior to founding Algorithmia where he serves the role of CEO he spent over five years at Microsoft where he had the chance to deliver some of the most widely used data analysis software in the world including Excel, SQL Server and Power Pivot. He received his... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

3:00pm

Frontiers of Music Technologies: Singing Synthesis and Active Music Listening

Music technologies will open the future up to new ways of enjoying music both in terms of music creation and music appreciation. In this invited talk, I will introduce the frontiers of music technologies by showing some practical examples to demonstrate how end users can benefit from singing synthesis technologies, music understanding technologies, and music interfaces.

 

From the viewpoint of music creation, I will demonstrate a singing synthesis system, VocaListener, and a robot singer system, VocaWatcher. I will also introduce the world's first culture in which people actively enjoy songs with synthesized singing voices as the main vocals: emerging in Japan since singing synthesis software such as Hatsune Miku based on VOCALOID has been attracting attention since 2007. Singing synthesis thus breaks down the long-cherished view that listening to a non-human singing voice is worthless. This is a feat that could not have been imagined before. In the future, other long-cherished views could also be broken down.

 

As for music appreciation, I will demonstrate a web service for active music listening, "Songle" (http://songle.jp), that has analyzed more than 930,000 songs on music- or video-sharing services and facilitates deeper understanding of music. Songle is used to provide a web-based multimedia development framework, "Songle Widget" (http://widget.songle.jp), that makes it easy to develop web-based applications with rigid music synchronization by leveraging music-understanding technologies. Songle Widget enables users to control computer-graphic animation and physical devices such as lighting devices and robot dancers in synchronization with music available on the web. I will then demonstrate a web service for large-scale music browsing, "Songrium" (http://songrium.jp), that allows users to explore music while seeing and utilizing various relations among more than 700,000 music video clips on video-sharing services. Songrium has a three-dimensional visualization function that shows music-synchronized animation, which has already been used as a background movie in a live concert of Hatsune Miku.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/RNP6-ircfHs?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8xPAV_ZNTaHbWsH9jDPcF5y


Speakers
avatar for Masataka Goto

Masataka Goto

Prime Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Dr. Masataka Goto is a Prime Senior Researcher and the Leader of the Media Interaction Group at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. In 1992 he was one of the first to start work on automatic music understanding, and has since been at the forefront of research in music technologies and music interfaces based on those technologies. Over the past 23 years, he has published more than 200 papers in... Read More →



Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

3:00pm

Accelerating Big Data with LeoFS x Astra
Yosuke Hara who is a chief architect for LeoFS & Astra, will give the overview about software utilizing Cloud Computing and Big Data. We aim to deliver products to store, analyze and visualize BigData more effectively and more quickly. There are 2 products.

LeoFS which is a distributed object storage to store tremendous amount of unstructured data securely and efficiently.

Astra which is a distributed database for a real-time analysis.It will provide;
  • Transaction Management (Serializable Snapshot Isolation, Snapshot Isolation)
  • Data Access with SQL(ODBC/JDBC)
  • Interaction with libraries of statistics and machine learning
  • UDF(User Defined Function and User Defined Aggregate Function)
It'll be released at the summer of 2016.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/_piMNiYEQMg?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s 

Moderators
avatar for Satoko Marumoto

Satoko Marumoto

Coordinator of Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Yosuke Hara

Yosuke Hara

Lead Technologist at Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.
He is a chief architect of LeoFS project and a cloud storage shepherd after experiencing many enterprise system development. He has been designing and developing LeoFS which is a cloud storage and a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent storage system, and He've been spending much time on a cloud database project - "Astra" from this year.
avatar for Yankit Li

Yankit Li

Researcher at Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.
Yankit Li who joined Rakuten on Apr, 2015. He has been in charge of research and developmnt of a cloud storage - LeoFS, mainly focusing on erasure-code and NFS support for LeoFS. He will give a part of LeoFS's session which are the erasure code's lib and NFS v3 support.
avatar for Paras Patel

Paras Patel

DevOps Engineer, Rakuten inc
Paras Patel is working as DevOps Engineer at Rakuten Inc. (DU –Corporate IT Department(CITD)) Actively involved in the open Source project development and support for [LeoFS] and ROMA. His interest area is distributed storage, network and cloud security. He has completed master’s from Mumbai University(India). Currently developing Dropbox like cloud storage for Rakuten Internal use, which is Known as R-Drive.



Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

3:00pm

From occult to science
Speakers
avatar for Hiroaki Nakada

Hiroaki Nakada

Application Engineer, Rakuten
Hiroaki Nakada is a senior application engineer for the Rakuten Card System Department. He has working in the development and operation of Rakuten Credit Card System since 2009. He has expertise in design, development and operation in two major key areas: front-end and back-end financial system. He is specialized in Java EE platform and DevOps.


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fukuoka

3:00pm

Performant data processing with PySpark, SparkR and DataFrame API

One of the great features of Apache Spark is to allow you to write code in popular languages in data processing field, Python and R. But you could face poor performance when using Spark from those language for some reason. 

Since Apache Spark 1.4, using DataFrame API would give you almost same performance as when using JVM languages like Scala or Java.

In this talk, I will show the background, examples, pitfalls of DataFrame API and how to get the best performance from Apache Spark from non-JVM languages.


Speakers
avatar for Ryuji Tamagawa

Ryuji Tamagawa

Evangelist, Sky
Sometimes a software developer, sometimes a trouble- shooting field engineer , working from A to Z for software products. Also working as a translator for O'Reilly Japan. Translated over 20 titles, mostly on big data, cloud computing, software development.


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sendai

3:25pm

Time Synchronization -NTP&PTP by SEIKO

The subject of our presentation is the technology of time synchronization,Especially, we will focus on features of PTP.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/p_-W37pCW-4 


Speakers
avatar for Mikito Hasegawa

Mikito Hasegawa

Seiko Solutions Inc.


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:25pm - 3:45pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

3:30pm

Yoga
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Session

Enjoy fundamental, twenty-minute yoga sessions that rejuvenate body and mind. Connect with yourself and others while practicing Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Participants should wear comfortable clothing (jeans are OK) and prepare a small towel. Twenty mats will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Damion Mannings

Damion Mannings

Certified Yogic Arts Instructor
DAMION MANNINGS, Certified Yogic Arts Instructor Excited to share rejuvenating yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation that help remedy fatigue and stiff joints that we experience from long hours sitting and staring at computers. These mindfulness practices are also incorporated in my role supporting the Englishnization Project as well as the Rakuten Yoga Club. Originally from the West Indies via... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
9th Floor : Track Y Yoga Session, Fitness Center, 9th Floor

4:00pm

The Future of Drones in Retail : Dr. Long Phan, Top Flight

Session Topic: The Future of Drones in Retail

 

The market is dominated by consumer drones for applications ranging from basic photography to infrastructure inspection to disaster relief applications and beyond.  However, why are large global corporations like Amazon, Google, and others investing so heavily into the space?  This session will explore some of the tactical and strategic reasons for such a vision.  What are the challenges and ingredients required to become successful in the commercial market?   We will also discuss how companies like Top Flight Technologies are developing innovative solutions to solve the payload and endurance problems for the drone market.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/yW5jF8ohyl8?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yURcDc8LABabYpjM9RwSQ1 


Moderators
avatar for Dung Tran

Dung Tran

I am an infrastructure engineer at Global Operation Department of Rakuten .Inc | My job is about sever monitoring system and authentication service (LDAP) | My technical interests include robotics, embedded software and Linux administration.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Long Phan

Dr. Long Phan

CEO/CTO, Top flight Technologies
Dr. Long Phan is responsible for executing the overall vision for Top Flight Technologies. In addition, he leads research, product development, strategic software and services partnerships to be used in the Company’s products. Long has over 20 years of experience in the field of robotics and autonomous systems. At MIT, he was an initial member of the MIT/Draper Aerial Robotics team in 1994 and was part of the first team in the world to... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University

4:00pm

Maker movement in Asia - Innovation from Everywhere

Innovation from Everywhere, Example Biggest one China and Smallest one. Singapore.
I will talking Ecosystem by makers.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/zGKjACcomtI?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8xPAV_ZNTaHbWsH9jDPcF5y 


Moderators
avatar for Tatsuya Sato

Tatsuya Sato

Rubyist, Rakuten, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Masakauzu Takasu

Masakauzu Takasu

Catalyst, teamLab Inc.


Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4th Floor : Track D Conference Room

4:00pm

Real-World Batch Processing with Java/JavaEE : Rakuten Card

Batch processing plays a key role in most organizations, mainly because it doesn’t need much human intervention. This session explores various ways in which batch processing can implemented with Java EE. It includes an analysis of batch implementation with JSR 352 and embedded EJB containers. By the end of the session, the attendees should be able to understand when to use JSR 352 and when not to, the benefits of using an embedded EJB container for batch processing, and the best practices to follow when designing batch processes.


Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/0PomKb9ZG30?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8yxm3uM_Mw062imX76q_t2s 


Moderators
avatar for Kingston Chan

Kingston Chan

Software Engineer, Rakuten Bank
Kingston joined Rakuten in Apr 2015 as a new graduate and is currently working at Rakuten Bank as a software engineer. In university, he played a major role in developing a core banking infrastructure from scratch using current banking best practices, based on web services using a service orientated architecture design, running off an enterprise service bus. | | A strong advocate of client side web based technologies, he developed a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arshal Ameen

Arshal Ameen

Team Manager, Rakuten, Inc.
Arshal Ameen is chief engineer and team leader of Rakuten Card web service systems. He is leading our development of JEE systems for Rakuten Card, Inc. As a development leader he maintains and directs defining and development of software according to right standards and requirements. He speaks often at java conferences and is a prolific blogger. He is specialized in Java, .NET framework and app development for all smartphone platforms. He... Read More →
avatar for Hirofumi Iwasaki

Hirofumi Iwasaki

Group Manager, Rakuten Card Co.,Ltd.
17 Years of experience in planning, designing and implementation of Japanese financial, manufacturing and public enterprise system with emphasis in Java EE and .NET enterprise middleware. Opus: JavaOne 2015, 2014, Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Java Day Tokyo 2015, 2014, etc.



Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4th Floor : Track B Asakai B

4:00pm

Experience Design Thinking

User experience design approach and design thinking approach are very important for creating new service, product and business. During this session, I will cover to show these approach and example. And also, I will introduce new approach based on Experience Vision and social approach.  Core of this approach is vision centered design approach based on  Human centered design process with social perspective and business perspective. 


VideoRecording:
https://youtu.be/I90lkC7eELM 


Speakers
avatar for Kazuhiko Yamazaki

Kazuhiko Yamazaki

Professor, Smile Experience Design Lab., Chiba Institute of Technology
Kazuhiko Yamazaki is a professor, user experience design lab., at Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan from 2007. | | Prior to that, he was design manager of user experience design center in IBM Japan, IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of IBM Academy of Technology. He has been leading work on industrial design and human interface design in hardware and software products. His achievements are to establish ThinkPad brand image as best... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

4:00pm

DevOps with Lego and Chocolate simulation game

Session description:

This dynamic workshop uses “Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum” simulation game to introduce DevOps culture.

Join this session to experiment with optimizing a flow of work through the entire organization. Visualize negative effects of long sprints and deferred deployments. Amplify feedback loop, bring in security and evolve towards continuous value delivery – all using LEGO and chocolate.

Inspired by ideas from “The Phoenix Project” and “The Goal", this workshop will help you clearly see a need for taking first steps towards embracing DevOps culture.

Video Recorded:
https://youtu.be/Lup62Wf783Y?list=PLNVIqXmk6x8z--_q5C4uAcg7wuyPjlCg6


Moderators
avatar for Feren Calderwood

Feren Calderwood

Project Manager, Technology Management Department, Rakuten
Prior to joining Rakuten, her project management experience has been in the areas of education, government and media.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Pylayeva

Dana Pylayeva

Agile Coach, HBC Digital
In her 16 years of IT experience, Dana Pylayeva has never been confined by her current title. Java Developer, Architect, DBA Manager, Scrum Master, Agile adoption facilitator she brings enthusiasm and pursuit of continuous improvement into anything she does. Her recent focus is on DevOps as well as on inspiring and facilitating changes in organizational culture.



Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
4th Floor : Track E Seminar Room B

5:00pm

5:00pm

Lightning Talks and Rakuten Technology Award Ceremony

Speakers
avatar for Gharieb AbdelMawla (Moll)

Gharieb AbdelMawla (Moll)

Senior Database Engineer, Rakuten, Inc.
Abdel-Mawla (Moll) is an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.0 and 5.6 Database Administrator and Developer. He joined Rakuten,Inc. since December 2014 as a Senior Database Engineer responsible for providing support in all MySQL areas such as MySQL replication, Performance Tuning, Backup and Recovery, system troubleshooting &optimization and High Availability solutions. Before joining Rakuten, he worked for FromDual GmbH as a MySQL Support... Read More →
IC

Ian Chen

Rakuten
Ian is a newly Certified Developer Apache Cassandra, originally from Sydney, Australia. Ian worked as an Java architect at the Reserve Bank of Australia for 7 years before moving to Japan. He joined Rakuten 4 years ago as an engineer for the payment platform. He currently works as an architect for the global points platform. Ian's favourite programming language is golang, and his favourite ice cream flavour is choc mint.
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Daniel Kirstenpfad

CTO and Group Manager, Rakuten Deutschland GmbH
Doing tech things all day.
AM

Ayano Masaki

University of Electro-Communications
AM

Akihiro Matsuura

Syuhari, Inc.
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Junichi Okamura

Integration Manager, PayPal Pte. Ltd.,
API lover. ROCK/WINE/DQ/JOJO
JR

Jessica Rose

DreamFactory
Jessica Rose is a self-taught technologists passionate about equal access to technical education and digital spaces. She's founded Open Code, co-founded Trans*Code and is always interested in hearing about new projects. American born and based in England, she loves to ask questions about the intersection of technology and human experience.
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Shota Shirayama

Rakuten, Inc.
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Takuro Wada

Software Engineer, Kabuku Inc.
He is currently working at Kabuku Inc., Tokyo based startup which provides 3D printing marketplace called Rinkak (https://www.rinkak.com/us) and consulting service related with digital fabrication. In this company. | He studied computer science at the University of Tokyo and Graduate school.


Saturday November 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
4th Floor : Track A Asakai A

5:30pm

6:30pm

Beer Party
Enjoy free drinks and snacks!
Let's make connection with passionate tech people!!
 

Saturday November 21, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9th Floor : Cafeteria