10th November 2018

09:00~           Registration Desk Open

09:15~09:30 Welcome & Introduction

09:30~10:20 IEEE Session

IEEE WIE – Integrating Research and Leadership: Adaptive Control & Adaptive Leadership

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (IEEE WIE Global Chair)




IEEE Awards Program – Diversity in Nominations

Keyana Tennant (Engagement Manager, IEEE Awards Program)




10:30~11:15 Keynote

Why are there so few female engineers in Japan ?

Fusako Utsumi (President, National Women’s Education Center(NWEC))




11:15~12:00 Keynote

Leaping the gender gap! – Why engineering is a worthwhile career for women

Noriko Kawakami (IEEE Fellow / Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation)




12:00~13:10 SIGHT Session & Lunch

IEEE SIGHT -Humanitarian Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

Hussain Mahdi (IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian activities committee)




13:10~15:20 Parallel Session

[Track 1] Workshop

Presentation Made Easy
Yuri Takahashi (Faculty of Global Studies, Chiba University of Commerce)



[Track 2] Empowerment

– IEICE Session
Expectation for working together beyond unconscious bias

Toshikazu Kato (Chuo University)
Ken Lee (The Coca-Cola Company)
Hidenobu Harasaki (NEC Corporation)
Masaki Bandai (Sophia University) *moderator



– Kansai WIE Session
Essence for the Joy of Science, Technology and Your Life!

Eunjong Choi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Shoko Araki (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
Michiko Inoue (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)




[Track 3] International Collaboration

– Sendai WIE Session
Experience of Foreign born Female researchers in Japan 

Chaoyang Li (Kochi University of Technology)
Yongqing Sun (NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories)
Izabela I. Rzeznicka (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Basabi Chakraborty (Iwate Prefectural University) *moderator



[Track 4] SIGHT

Introduction of IEEE SIGHT Tokyo Section & Workshop for the Future Humanitarian Activity 

Kojiro Nishimiya  (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Takehiro Sato (Kyoto University)

15:20~16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session

Poster Session at FOYER

16:00~16:40 Keynote

Who You Are and How to Be Your Best 

Karen Bartleson (IEEE Past President )




16:40~17:40 Young Professionals x IEEE Past President Session

Take the First Step of Your Journey to Success 

Karen Bartleson (IEEE Past President )
Aya Tokioka (Microsoft Japan)
Ayumi Ikeda (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
Saaveethya Sivakumar (Monash University, Malaysia)
Akinori Nishihara (Tokyo Institute of Technology) *moderator






17:40~   Closing