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2021 G1 Global Conference Speakers

 #1 Plenary Session 09:15-10:15 

#1 Plenary Session
09:15-10:15

  • Taro Kono
    Taro KonoPanelist
    Chairperson, Liberal Democratic Party Public Relations Headquarters;
    Member of the House of Representatives
  • Audrey Tang
    Audrey TangPanelist
    Digital Minister of Taiwan
  • Heizo Takenaka
    Heizo TakenakaModerator
    Professor Emeritus, Keio University

 #2 Breakout Session 10:30-11:30 

#2 Breakout Session
10:30-11:30

  • Cheryl Beninga
    Cheryl BeningaPanelist
    Managing Director, Wai Mohala Ventures;
    Co-Founder, Fouthwave
  • Jonathan Epstein
    Jonathan EpsteinPanelist
    Managing Director, Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Cindy Jin
    Cindy JinPanelist
    Partner, Investment Team, SoftBank Ventures Asia
  • Seiji Inagaki
    Seiji InagakiPanelist
    President, Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
  • Yumiko Murakami
    Yumiko MurakamiModerator
    General Partner, MPower Partners
  • Billie Cole
    Billie ColePanelist
    Vice General Manager, Corporate Communications, Rakuten Group & Rakuten Mobile
  • Richard W. Edelman
    Richard W. EdelmanPanelist
    CEO, Edelman
  • Kana Inagaki
    Kana InagakiPanelist
    Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Financial Times Ltd.
  • Taro Kono
    Taro KonoPanelist
    Chairperson, Liberal Democratic Party Public Relations Headquarters;
    Member of the House of Representatives
  • Ross Rowbury
    Ross RowburyModerator
    Senior Managing Director, Co-head of Group Corporate Communications, Nomura Holdings
  • Patricia Bader-Johnston
    Patricia Bader-JohnstonPanelist
    CEO, Silverbirch Associates KK
  • Mitsuru Izumo
    Mitsuru IzumoPanelist
    President, Euglena Co., Ltd.
  • Eriko Suzuki
    Eriko SuzukiPanelist
    Managing Director, MPower Partners
  • Robert Alan Feldman
    Robert Alan FeldmanModerator
    Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.;
    Professor, Tokyo University of Science
  • Alden Lai
    Alden LaiPanelist
    Assistant Professor, New York University;
    Executive Advisor, Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation
  • Angus MacGregor
    Angus MacGregorPanelist
    International Head of Human Resources, MUFG Securities;
    Head of Global Human Resources, MUFG Bank
  • Daiko Matsuyama
    Daiko MatsuyamaPanelist
    Deputy Head Priest, Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple
  • Vickie Skorji
    Vickie SkorjiPanelist
    Lifeline Services Director, TELL Japan
  • Takashi Mitachi
    Takashi MitachiModerator
    Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

 #3 Breakout Session 11:45-12:45 

#3 Breakout Session
11:45-12:45

  • Leo Lewis
    Leo LewisPanelist
    Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Aya Murakami
    Aya MurakamiPanelist
    Investor
  • Yusuke Narita
    Yusuke NaritaPanelist
    Assistant Professor, Yale University;
    Founder / Representative Director, Hanjuku-kaso, Inc.
  • Jesper Koll
    Jesper KollModerator
    Expert Director, Monex Group
  • Christina Davis
    Christina DavisPanelist
    Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Nobuhiro Hemmi
    Nobuhiro HemmiPanelist
    Partner, Monitor Deloitte Chief Strategist,
    Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC
  • Eric Sayers
    Eric SayersPanelist
    Nonresident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Ken Jimbo
    Ken JimboModerator
    Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
  • Naomitsu Kodaka
    Naomitsu KodakaPanelist
    Representative Director & President, Tokyo Otaku Mode Co. Ltd.
  • Yuri Sawaragi
    Yuri SawaragiPanelist
    Manager, Anime Business & IP Scouting Team, Netflix
  • Justin Waldron
    Justin WaldronPanelist
    Co-Founder / President, Playco
  • Masayuki Ikegami
    Masayuki IkegamiModerator
    CEO, SAKURAS CO., LTD.
  • David Mark Atkinson
    David Mark AtkinsonPanelist
    CEO, Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd.
  • Satoko Nagahara
    Satoko NagaharaPanelist
    Co-Founder & CEO, DENEB
  • Taku Yamada
    Taku YamadaPanelist
    CEO, Chura-boshi Co., Ltd.
  • Tak Umezawa
    Tak UmezawaModerator
    Japan Chairman and Partner, A.T. Kearney;
    Chairman, CIC Japan

 #4 Breakout Session 14:00-15:00 

#4 Breakout Session
14:00-15:00

  • Tom Kelley
    Tom KelleyPanelist
    Partner, IDEO/D4V
  • John Maeda
    John MaedaPanelist
    SVP Chief Experience Officer, Everbridge
  • Kathy Matsui
    Kathy MatsuiPanelist
    General Partner, MPower Partners
  • Makoto Takano
    Makoto TakanoModerator
    CEO (Forbes JAPAN Founder), linkties Co., Ltd.
  • Jun Murai
    Jun MuraiPanelist
    Distinguished Professor, Keio University
  • Meri Rosich
    Meri RosichPanelist
    Chief Data Officer in Financial Services, Data Strategy Professor
  • Siim Sikkut
    Siim SikkutPanelist
    Government CIO, Deputy Secretary-General of Digital Development,
    Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Republic of Estonia
  • Heizo Takenaka
    Heizo TakenakaPanelist
    Professor Emeritus, Keio University
  • Tatsuya Terazawa
    Tatsuya TerazawaModerator
    Chairman CEO, Institute of Energy Economics Japan
  • James Riney
    James RineyPanelist
    Founding Partner & CEO, Coral Capital
  • Masayo Takahashi
    Masayo TakahashiPanelist
    President, Vision Care Inc.
  • Yusuke Tsugawa
    Yusuke TsugawaPanelist
    Associate Professor, UCLA
  • Sho Okiyama
    Sho OkiyamaModerator
    CEO, Aillis, Inc.
  • David Hackett
    David HackettPanelist
    Partner, Mindspring Capital
  • Takayuki Hioki
    Takayuki HiokiPanelist
    Founder and CEO, Sports Branding Japan, Co. Ltd.
  • Hiromi Kawamura
    Hiromi KawamuraPanelist
    Director for International Strategic Planning, Ministry of Education,
    Culture, Sport, Science and Technology
  • Soichiro Minami
    Soichiro MinamiModerator
    Chief Executive Officer, Visional

 #5 Breakout Session 15:15-16:15 

#5 Breakout Session
15:15-16:15

  • Sandeep Kohli
    Sandeep KohliPanelist
    Vice President Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Turkey
  • Jin Montesano
    Jin MontesanoPanelist
    Director, Executive Officer, Executive Vice President,
    Chief People Officer, LIXIL Corporation
  • Gullapalli N Rao
    Gullapalli N RaoPanelist
    Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, L V Prasad Eye Institute
  • Miki Tsusaka
    Miki TsusakaPanelist
    Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Toru Takahashi
    Toru TakahashiModerator
    Managing Director, Corporate Education, GLOBIS Corporation
  • Alexander Gabuev
    Alexander GabuevPanelist
    Senior Fellow and Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Valerie Niquet
    Valerie NiquetPanelist
    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA);
    Senior Research Fellow and Director of Japan Program, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Joanna Pitman
    Joanna PitmanPanelist
    Director, Baillie Gifford Japan Trust;
    Former Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Times
  • Michito Tsuruoka
    Michito TsuruokaPanelist
    Associate Professor, Keio University
  • Noah Sneider
    Noah SneiderModerator
    Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Economist Newspaper Limited
  • Denes Ban
    Denes BanPanelist
    Managing Partner, OurCrowd
  • Michiko Kato
    Michiko KatoPanelist
    Principal, Woven Capital
  • Soichiro Minami
    Soichiro MinamiPanelist
    Chief Executive Officer, Visional
  • Emre Yuasa
    Emre YuasaModerator
    Director, GLOBIS Capital Partners
  • Maria Damanaki
    Maria DamanakiPanelist
    Former European Commissioner, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Charles Goddard
    Charles GoddardPanelist
    Editorial Director, The Economist Group
  • Atsushi Sunami
    Atsushi SunamiPanelist
    President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation / Ocean Policy Research Institute
  • Aiko Yamauchi
    Aiko YamauchiPanelist
    Senior Officer, Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
  • Minako Iue
    Minako IueModerator
    Chair and CEO, Sailors for the Sea Japan

 #6 Plenary Session 16:30-17:30 

#6 Plenary Session
16:30-17:30

  • Bill Emmott
    Bill EmmottPanelist
    Former Editor, The Economist; Chairman, IISS;
    Co-Director, Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy
  • Ian Goldin
    Ian GoldinPanelist
    Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford
  • Karen Makishima
    Karen MakishimaPanelist
    Minister of Digital Agency, Minister in Charge of Administrative Reform, Minister of State for Regulatory Reform, Member of Japan's House of Representatives
  • Jesper Koll
    Jesper KollModerator
    Expert Director, Monex Group
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