Rakuten OPTIMISM

Business Conference

October 12-13, 2021

Virtual Event

Top luminaries and business leaders from around the world
share their insights on the latest innovations in tech and
digital transformation at this premier online business conference.

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Rakuten = Optimism

Mobile, e-commerce, fintech, marketing, sustainability, technology and more.
Rakuten Optimism 2021 welcomes many of the world's top luminaries and
business leaders to reflect on the myriad ways in which the world is changing around us,
the challenges facing society, the possibilities created by digitalization and
how our lives can be enriched as a result.

Discover new ideas and gain fresh perspectives while looking ahead to an even brighter future.

Program

Rakuten Optimism 2021 Opening Keynote

  • Mickey Mikitani
    Mickey Mikitani
    Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

Social Innovation: When the Real and the Digital Converge

  • Hiroya Masuda
    Hiroya Masuda
    Director and Representative Executive Officer, President & Group CEO, Japan Post Holdings
  • Mickey Mikitani
    Mickey Mikitani
    Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

How 5G Will Empower the Future

  • Cristiano R. Amon
    Cristiano R. Amon
    President & CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Mickey Mikitani
    Mickey Mikitani
    Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

Art of the Possible: Empowering Change

  • Julie Sweet
    Julie Sweet
    Chief Executive Officer, Accenture
  • Mickey Mikitani
    Mickey Mikitani
    Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

How Technology Superpowers are Driving the Digital World

  • Pat Gelsinger
    Pat Gelsinger
    CEO, Intel
  • Mickey Mikitani
    Mickey Mikitani
    Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

Japan's Digital Transformation

  • Takuya Hirai
    Takuya Hirai
    Minister of Digital Agency

Visions for the Future of Fintech (*Tentative title)

  • Masayuki Hosaka
    Masayuki Hosaka
    Representative Director and Vice Chairman, Rakuten, Fintech Segment Leader, President, Fintech Group Company, President, Rakuten Card

Workplace Communication Revolution

  • Eric S Yuan
    Eric S. Yuan
    Founder & CEO, Zoom Video Communications
  • Yasufumi Hirai
    Yasufumi Hirai
    Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO, Rakuten Group

Design to Shape the Future: Real/Virtual Convergence

  • Kashiwa Sato
    Kashiwa Sato
    Creative Director, Samurai Inc.
  • Naho Kono
    Naho Kono
    Group Managing Executive Officer, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Rakuten Group
  • Yugo Nakamura
    Yugo Nakamura
    Interface Designer/tha ltd. CEO

Security in an Interconnected Digital Ecosystem

  • Ann Johnson
    Ann Johnson
    Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance & Identity (SCI) Business Development, Microsoft
  • Anthony Grieco
    Anthony Grieco
    VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Security and Trust Organization, Cisco Systems
  • Yasufumi Hirai
    Yasufumi Hirai
    Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO, Rakuten Group

The Digital Transformation of Ecosystems Through AI

  • Koichi Narasaki
    Koichi Narasaki
    Chief Digital Officer, SOMPO Holdings, CEO, Digital Business Unit, SOMPO Light Vortex, CEO, Palantir Technologies Japan
  • Takuya Kitagawa
    Takuya Kitagawa
    Managing Executive Officer, CDO (Chief Data Officer), Director of Global Data Supervisory Department, Rakuten Group
  • Coming Soon
    And more...
    Coming soon...

Connecting the Unconnected: Achieving 100% Coverage from Space

  • Abel Avellan
    Abel Avellan
    Chairman, founder and Chief Executive Officer, AST SpaceMobile
  • Nobuyuki Uchida
    Nobuyuki Uchida
    Executive Officer, Division Manager, Technology, Strategy & Compliance Division, Rakuten Mobile

The Accelerating Digital Shift in Advertising: A New Era for Promotion, Sales and the Retail Industry

  • Manabu Inamori
    Manabu Inamori
    Executive Vice president and COO, Digital Transformation Division, AdInte
  • Satoru Nagayama
    Satoru Nagayama
    Integrated Digital Marketing Division, Managing Director, Dentsu Digital
  • Shunsuke Konno
    Shunsuke Konno
    Executive Officer, Rakuten Group

Cutting-Edge Online-Offline Integration: How Consumer Product Manufacturers are Putting Data to Use and Digitalizing In-Store Customer Experiences

  • Shuichi Namai
    Shuichi Namai
    General Manager, EC Business Promotion Division, DX Strategy Promotion Center, Kao Corporation
  • Shuichiro Imamura
    Shuichiro Imamura
    Technical Advisor, Retail AI Institute
  • Shunsuke Konno
    Shunsuke Konno
    Executive Officer, Rakuten Group

Purchase Point Marketing in ID-Driven Consumer Ecosystems

  • Makoto Arima
    Makoto Arima
    Group Executive Vice President CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) President of Ad & Marketing Company, Rakuten Group

The Evolution and Expansion of Rakuten's Payment Solutions (*Tentative title)

  • Koichi Nakamura
    Koichi Nakamura
    Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten Group, Representative Director and President of Rakuten Payment

How Rakuten is Transforming Personal Asset Building (*Tentative title)

  • Yuji Kusunoki
    Yuji Kusunoki
    Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten Group, Representative Director and President of Rakuten Securities

Finance, Connected: The Acceleration of Rakuten's Fintech Ecosystem

  • Coming Soon
    Coming soon...
    Coming soon...

Please note that the schedule and the content of the sessions are subject to change.

Speakers

Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer, Accenture

Hiroya Masuda

Hiroya Masuda

Director and Representative Executive Officer, President & Group CEO, Japan Post Holdings

Cristiano R. Amon

Cristiano R. Amon

President & CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated

Eric S. Yuan

Eric S. Yuan

Founder & CEO, Zoom Video Communications

Takuya Hirai

Takuya Hirai

Minister of Digital Agency

Kashiwa Sato

Kashiwa Sato

Creative Director, Samurai Inc.

Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, Intel

Mickey Mikitani

Mickey Mikitani

Chairman and CEO, Rakuten Group

Yugo Nakamura

Yugo Nakamura

Interface Designer/tha ltd. CEO

Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance & Identity (SCI) Business Development, Microsoft

Anthony Grieco

Anthony Grieco

VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Security and Trust Organization, Cisco Systems

Koichi Narasaki

Koichi Narasaki

Chief Digital Officer, SOMPO Holdings, CEO, Digital Business Unit, SOMPO Light Vortex, CEO, Palantir Technologies Japan

Abel Avellan

Abel Avellan

Chairman, founder and Chief Executive Officer, AST SpaceMobile

Manabu Inamori

Manabu Inamori

Executive Vice president and COO, Digital Transformation Division, AdInte

Satoru Nagayama

Satoru Nagayama

Integrated Digital Marketing Division, Managing Director, Dentsu Digital

Shuichi Namai

Shuichi Namai

General Manager, EC Business Promotion Division, DX Strategy Promotion Center, Kao Corporation

Shuichiro Imamura

Shuichiro Imamura

Technical Advisor, Retail AI Institute

Masayuki Hosaka

Masayuki Hosaka

Representative Director and Vice Chairman, Rakuten, Fintech Segment Leader, President, Fintech Group Company, President, Rakuten Card

Yasufumi Hirai

Yasufumi Hirai

Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO, Rakuten Group

Makoto Arima

Makoto Arima

Group Executive Vice President CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) President of Ad & Marketing Company, Rakuten Group

Naho Kono

Naho Kono

Group Managing Executive Officer, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Rakuten Group

Takuya Kitagawa

Takuya Kitagawa

Managing Executive Officer, CDO (Chief Data Officer), Director of Global Data Supervisory Department, Rakuten Group

Koichi Nakamura

Koichi Nakamura

Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten Group, Representative Director and President of Rakuten Payment

Yuji Kusunoki

Yuji Kusunoki

Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten Group, Representative Director and President of Rakuten Securities

Shunsuke Konno

Shunsuke Konno

Executive Officer, Rakuten Group

Nobuyuki Uchida

Nobuyuki Uchida

Executive Officer, Division Manager, Technology, Strategy & Compliance Division, Rakuten Mobile

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