5th Global Teamwork Lab Symposium

Academic and Industrial Readiness for a Data Rich Society

In an informal workshop environment, faculty, students, thought leaders, and innovators from Boston and Tokyo will gather for sharing and open dialogue on needs in our education, research, and organizations to be ready for a data rich society.This academic event precedes the “Big Data Analytics” Tokyo conference which is being held on Feb. 7th and 8th at Roppongi Academy Hills. Several of the speakers and entrepreneurs from the Big Data Analytics Tokyo event will participate.


Location:  Lecture room 31(Room 221), Engineering Building 3, Hongo Campus, U Tokyo

Participation:  Morning workshop and afternoon session: Free of cost
Reception  General:4,000 Yen  Students:2,000 Yen
※Please register in advance to participate.

Language:  English (documents partly captioned in Japanese)


Morning : Hands-on Workshop
10:00 - 11:30 Hands-on workshops using the latest data, analytics, and visualization tools.
Afternoon : Keynote speakers and Panel Discussions
14:00 - Transformation of education to prepare for big data
14:45 - Research strategies on performance in meso-scale teams
15:30 - Industry needs panel: innovation and entrepreneurship for Japan business
16:15 - Looking ahead:  Tokyo-Boston collaboration
Networking Reception
17:30 - 19:00 Cafeteria in Sanjo Conference Hall at Hongo Campus

Detailed Agenda and Biographies

Morning : Hands-on Workshop
10:00 - 11:30 Hands-on workshops using the latest data, analytics, and visualization tools.
We have 2 workshops below. You can choose the preferable one. Each workshop has 20 seats limited.
A. MIT Media Lab
Title: Computational Ants: Agent-based Visualization with OD Matrices
Review of a data-light technique for modeling flows of people using a simple and common data set called an origin-destination matrix (OD matrix). Then, use the technique to visualize a data set of Call Detail Records (CDR) for the country of Andorra. http://cp.media.mit.edu/blog/agents
Speaker: Ira Winder
Kyper is a cloud-based Data as a Service platform that connects individuals, organizations, data publishers, and developers, making standardized datasets of any type and any size available all in one place. We have rethought and restructured the entire workflow, creating the most efficient, standardized, and comprehensive DaaS platform available on the market today.
Speaker: Michael Chang

Seats limited. Pre-registration required.

※Please bring your laptop PC.

You can borrow, but the number of PC is limited

Engineering Building 3, Hongo Campus, U Tokyo
Afternoon : Keynote speakers and Panel Discussions
14:00 - Transformation of education to prepare for human centered innovation
o H. Horii, U Tokyo i.School
o M. Cusumano, MIT, Tokyo Science University
o K. Hiekata, U Tokyo GSFS
Seats limited. Pre-registration available. Preference to students, faculty, and researchers.
14:45 - Research on performance data in meso-scale teams
o B. Moser, U Tokyo & MIT GTL
o I. Winder, MIT Media Lab
Each speaker will make a short presentation to be followed by panel discussion.
15:30 - Industry needs panel: innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for Japanese business
o N. Bartowala , Paxata
o D.Ike, GPD Japan
o S. Furusho, Turbo Data Laboratories
o S. Hanatani, Gixo
16:15 - Looking ahead: Tokyo-Boston collaboration
o Hiekata, Moser, GTL stakeholders
Academic Networking Reception
17:30 - 19:00 Cafeteria in Sanjo Conference Hall at Hongo Campus
General: 4,000 Yen Student: 2,000 Yen
Nominal fee required. Discount for students.
Hideyuki Horii, Professor, the University of Tokyo
Graduated from Department of Civil Eng., The University of Tokyo in 1980. M.S. in 1981, Ph.D. in 1983 from Northwestern University in the field of Civil Engineering. Assistant Professor in 1985, Associate Professor in 1986 and Professor since 1996 in the Department of Civil Eng., The University of Tokyo. Professor Hideyuki Horii has been running an innovation education, named i.school to develop the ability to create innovative ideas of products, services, business models and social systems based on human-centered innovation. He served as the director of social system investigation team in investigation committee on the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company based on his knowledge on socio-technology. Published a number of papers in international journals on applied mechanics, rock mechanics, socio-technology and books including “Socio-technology: Design of problem-solving”, University of Tokyo Press, 2012.
Michael A. Cusumano
Michael A. Cusumano is the SMR Distinguished Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. During 2016-17, he has been on leave as Vice President and Dean at the Tokyo University of Science. Professor Cusumano specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in computer software and Internet services as well as automobiles and consumer electronics. At MIT, he teaches Software & Internet Entrepreneurship as well as Advanced Strategic Management. At TUS, he is co-teaching an MIT-style course called Innovation Teams. Professor Cusumano was educated at Princeton and Harvard (PhD) and has studied and worked in Japan for approximately eight years. He has published 13 books and more than 120 articles and columns, and has consulted for approximately 100 companies around the world. He is currently a director of three companies: Fixstars (software, Japan); DataXylo (analytics, USA); and SwipeSumo (electronic payments, India).
J. IRA WINDER, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab
Ira does end-to-end design, development, and implementation of tangible-interactive, augmented reality decision support systems for Changing Places Group and the City Science Initiative at MIT Media Lab. Ira works with industry, academia, and public agencies to build executive-level tools for solving complex spatial problems. Ira invented key technology behind MIT CityScope, including the tangible interactive matrix. CityScope is an integrated hardware and software platform that merges parametric, voxelized simulations with user-friendly tangible interfaces. The work has since become a large, interdisciplinary research project within the Changing Places Group.
Michael Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Kyper.com
Michael started his first startup 4 years ago, building one of the first big data asset management funds. He has extensive experience in data science. As his first job at Foxconn, he used massive amounts of data to identify and solve the relationship between weather and a major manufacturing failure which cost tens of millions per quarter. His work has been featured on the cover stories on several prestigious journals. Michael holds a diploma from NTU, Taiwan and a Ph.D from MIT EECS.
Nenshad Bardoliwalla, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer,Paxata
Nenshad is an executive and thought leader with a proven track record of success leading product strategy, product management, and development in business analytics. At Paxata, he has oversight over the company’s long-term product strategy, is the key executive evangelist of the product in the market, and drives the success of the product design, product management, and marketing teams. He formerly served as VP for product management, product development, and technology at SAP where he helped to craft the business analytics vision, strategy, and roadmap leading to the acquisitions of Pilot Software, OutlookSoft, and Business Objects. Prior to SAP, he helped launch Hyperion System 9 while at Hyperion Solutions. Nenshad began his career at Siebel Systems working on Siebel Analytics.Nenshad is also the lead author of Driven to Perform: Risk-Aware Performance Management From Strategy Through Execution.
Shintaro Hanatani, Executive Officer, Gixo Ltd
Shintaro Hanatani worked at consulting department of BAO( Business Analytics & Optimization) in IBM Japan, which provided big data and analytics service.After retirement, he joined turnaround project of poorly performing bookstore, and succeeded by restructuring its operation based on numerical analysis in a half year.Then he joined Gixo Ltd. aiming to provide a service which consists of management strategy and analytics. He presides deliveries in analytics and undertakes value contribution to customers.
Shinji Furusho, Chief Executive Officer, Turbo Data Laboratories, Inc.
I-1. University of Tokyo, Bachelor of mechanical engineering March, 1982
I-2. FANUC Corporation, R&D of Robotics April, 1982
I-3. University of Tokyo, Master of mechanical engineering March, 1986
I-4. Turbo Data Laboratories, Inc. Founder & CEO August, 2000
I-5. Invented "Data Decomposition Theory (DDT)" to access Big Data, which improves memory consumption and versatile performances greatly. 1998 –
II. Patents applied About 120 worldwide.
III. Patents allowed to NEC / Fujitsu-BSC / SAP
IV. Products supplied to Fujitsu, Huge Chemical Company, Huge Credit Card Company, JAXA, JAL, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, ... all about 200 clients
Dai Ike, Chief Executive Officer, Global Project Design Japan
アクセンチュアにてシステム運用方法論およびツールの日本国内での普及の責任者を務める。数千ページにおよぶ方法論と運用ツールの日本語化プロジェクトのPMとして従事。その後、グローバルプロジェクトデザイン社(GPD)の日本支社立上に参画。現在、GPD社の日本支社代表取締役。IT関連のプロジェクトにSEおよびコンサルタント、PMとして多数参加。3,000名規模の企業ISO27000セキュリティ・マネジメント規格取得のPMを担当し、約半年でその当時最大規模の取得案件を成功させる。リスクマネジメント協会会員Certified Risk Manager.
Bryan R. Moser, Associate Professor, U-Tokyo/MIT
Graduated from MIT, Associate Professor Moser has a working experience over 10 years in manufacturing industry. He received a doctoral degree from the Graduate Studies of Frontier Science at the University of Tokyo, and he is currently an associate professor at U-Tokyo. He also teaches project design courses at MIT Graduate School. As one of the startup members of GTL, he creates a bridge between U-Tokyo and MIT.
Kazuo Hiekata, Associate Professor, U-Tokyo
At GSFS Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Associate Professor Hiekata’s research laboratory focuses on the development of new design engineering, information system and production system. Together with Assoc. Prof. Moser, he coordinates the schedule of GTL activities.


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Workshop & Seminar

Engineering Building 3, Lecture room 31(Room 221), Hongo Campus, U Tokyo


Cafeteria in Sanjo Conference Hall at Hongo CampusAccess