Social Innovation with Innovative Cybernic Systems: Challenges to Shape the Future "Society 5.0”
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School and
The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation present:
The 18th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Social Innovation with Innovative Cybernic Systems:
Challenges to Shape the Future "Society 5.0”
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. (reception to follow)
Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Yoshiyuki Sankai, Ph.D.
CEO and President, Cyberdyne Inc
Professor and Director, Center for Cybernics Research (CCR), University of Tsukuba
Program Manager, ImPACT, promoted by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business,
Columbia Business School
Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai acquired a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1987. He is a Professor and the Director at the Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba, the President and CEO of CYBERDYNE Inc., and a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) Program, initiated by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) of the Cabinet Office of Japan.
He is a fellow of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) (2012), the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) (2014), and also a council member of the Global Future Council on Human Enhancement of the World Economic Forum (2016-2018). He also served as a Chairman (2005) and an Executive Board member (2004-2005) of Advanced Robotics, as well as an Executive Board member (2000-2017), congress head (2003), and President (2003) of the Japan Society of Embolus Detection and Treatment.
He has pioneered innovative cyborg-type robot technology in a new academic field, “Cybernics: the fusion and combination of humans, machines and information systems.”
Hugh Patrick is founder and director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, codirector of Columbia’s APEC Study Center, and R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus at Columbia Business School. He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1974. He completed his BA at Yale University in 1951, earned MA degrees in Japanese studies (1955) and economics (1957), and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan (1960).
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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. The Center is a research organization widely recognized for its international programs, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.