9th November 2018

12:00~            Registration Desk Open

13:00~13:30 Opening

13:30~14:15 Keynote

Diversity & Inclusion in NTT

Eiichi Sakamoto (Senior Vice President, Head of General Affairs, Member of the Board,
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)



14:20~15:30 Plenary Panel

Global Leaders Panel  “Global Leadership in Diverse Team”

Masato Murakami (President, Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Fumie Saito (UN Women Japan Liaison Office)
Xinmei Cai (Engineering Director, Google)
Takako Hashimoto (Vice President, Chiba University of Commerce) *moderator



15:30~15:50 Cofee Break

15:50~16:50 Parallel Session

[Track 1] Global Leadership

Real-World Perception at NASA JPL

Yumi Iwashita (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


Empowering Women in the Arab world to embrace and stay in the STEM

Boutheina Tlili (RIT Dubai / IEEE WIE chair UAE section 2005-2017)



[Track 2] Entrepreneurship

Challenge to commercialize innovative technology seeds

Kazuko Ishikawa (Founder & CEO, PicoTherm Corporation)


I Survived! Year 1 of running a startup in Japan

Yan Fan (Co-Founder & CTO, Code Chrysalis)



[Track 3] Empowerment

Rediscovering your talent – power of mentoring

Ramalatha Marimuthu (Professor /ECE, Kumaraguru College of Technology)


Creating a Balance Work-Life Integration

Norliza Mohd Noor (UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology / Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM))



17:00~17:40 Spotlight Talk

What happens when women make technology revolutions

Emi Tamaki (Waseda University / H2L,Inc. )




17:40~19:00 Networking & Poster Session