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Uhuru, The Embassy of Japan in the UK, etc. to Co-host Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019

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Uhuru Corporation (“Uhuru”, headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Takashi Sonoda) will hold a seminar titled “Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019 (JUTHE2019)” on Friday, March 1, 2019 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain with co-hosts including The Embassy of Japan in the UK.

Expectations are rising for new information technologies, such as AI and IoT, to contribute to business and cultural advancement and to be put to use in education. These disruptive forces are also creating an urgent need to cultivate a new generation of talented engineers. Against this backdrop, the Embassy of Japan in the UK, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, techUK, JETRO London, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK, NEC Corporation and Uhuru will host his seminar, with the aim of developing awareness and understanding of the impact that emerging new technologies will have on our economy and wider society.

This event brings together leading Japanese and UK IoT companies, along with key figures undertaking various related initiatives. Takashi Sonoda, Founder and CEO of Uhuru, will present his views on the education for the future.

Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019 (JUTHE2019)

Title Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019 (JUTHE2019)
Hosts The Embassy of Japan in the UK, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, techUK, JETRO London, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK, NEC Corporation, Uhuru Corporation
Supporters Masason Foundation, SoftBank Corp., Arm Holdings plc, The Alan Turing Institute, Waseda University
Date & time Friday, March 1, 2019 from 14:00
Doors open at 13:30
Venue The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London

Draft Programme

13:30 Doors open
14:00 Opening remarks from the Embassy of Japan

14:05 Keynote Lectures
– Julian David, CEO, techUK
– Makoto Enomoto, Senior Vice President & CMO, NEC Corporation

14:30 Highlights of Emerging Tech
– SoftBank Corp.
– Takashi Sonoda, Founder & CEO, Uhuru Corporation
– from UK companies

14:50 Human-Centred Digital Society
– Dr Toshie Takahashi, Professor, School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University & Visiting Scholar, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge
– Edward Teather, Head of International, Office for Artificial Intelligence (Joint unit: BEIS/DCMS)
– Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Deputy Director, Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford/ Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

15:30 Education for the Future
– Dr Khaled Benkrid, Senior Director, Education and Research, Arm Holdings plc
– Masason Foundation and the Foundation’s students

16:00 Closing remarks from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Networking Reception

*Please note that the programme may change without prior notice.
*Names of companies, products and services contained in this news release are trademarks or registered trademarks of Uhuru or the respective companies/organizations.

About Uhuru

Uhuru’s corporate philosophy is to “Create the future with technology and free thinking”. We aspire to contribute to our clients and society by bringing added value with innovative products and services based on the Internet. Focusing on IoT business, we continue to make transformation happen at our clients with enebular, our IoT Orchestration Service that allows unified management of edge devices and the cloud. We are also working on next-generation telecommunications technology including NB-IoT in preparation for the upcoming era of 5G. Our teams of experts in consulting, engineering and creative production strive to create business at our clients by offering one-stop access to professional services in business strategy, technological support and communication strategy.

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