Conference Program (2022)


【AI-5】May 12th, 2022 13:45 - 14:30

In 1997 he graduated from the Israeli air-force flight academy. After completing the military service, he graduated in 2007 from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) law and business schools. In 2008 he joined Archisoft, an Israel technology services company, as a product manager. In 2011, he joined ElMindA, an Israeli brain-tech company, as VP Business programs, managing the commercialization of the company first product in the USA and its Customer Support and Success department. In 2014, he established InnerEye, an Israeli startup that combines brain-tech with AI, and assumed the CEO position of the company which he still holds.

Takahiro Kusunoki is a research fellow in Macnica, who is aspired to connect business and technology. Having acknowledged that providing value to our customers rather than technology itself is essential, after 25 years of experience in supporting to deploy cutting-edge technology to society, he is now committed to connect business and technology.
He works as a business adviser, data scientist, project manager and advocate to realize   business transformation and provide the value through his activities.
Qualification: Project Management Professional; JDLA Deep Learning for GENERAL 2018; JDLA Deep Learning for ENGINEER 2018
Publication: “Challenges and Initiatives for AI Utilization in Craftsmanship and Manufacturing”, Section 3, Chapter 6, AI business strategy – Effective IP strategy, how to build a new business, and a path for deployment.

【BC-3】May 12th, 2022 15:30 - 16:15

John Liu has 21 years of experience in fintech as a portfolio manager taking discretionary risk and leading product organizations. At AWS, John is the Head of Product for Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that removes the burden of infrastructure blockchain management from the customers. For the past 4 years, John has been fully immersed in public blockchain protocols, leading product and business development at protocols with a heavy focus on DeFi and NFT royalty streams.
Starting as an analyst for Barclays in 2001, John joined a small team driving the electronic trading of futures and took over product development at a crucial time when the industry transitioned from open-out-cry to electronic trading.  From 2004 through 2013, John  held portfolio management positions trading cross-product arbitrage strategies at various hedge funds ranging from $1-$20 billion in size and had full discretion on books exceeding $1 billion in assets. In 2013, John joined Novus, an analytics platform servicing  asset managers, to build their fixed- income analytics product, and was subsequently named head of Novus’ trading analytics and exposure products. John joined ONEaccess, a bank-consortium backed company, in 2015 as Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, which  had a successful acquisition by Visible Alpha one year later. In 2018, he left to join Fusion, a cross-chain blockchain protocol, as an independent advisor. There, he headed product and strategic partnerships, participating in interviews, lectures, and seminars  for private and public entities.  From 2019 to 2021, John continued advising blockchain startups, launched his own DeFi lending platform and mobile wallet, and led product development at a decentralized insurance protocol.

Charles Okochu is the Global Business Development Manager for Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) services. He is based out of New York City and has over 15 years of experience in financial Services, Blockchain and Digital Assets. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from City College of NY and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia School of Business.  He is passionate about how blockchain technologies can transform the technology landscape.  In his spare time, Charles enjoys running, coaching his daughter’s soccer team and spending time with friends and family.

I am a technical support engineer specializing in blockchain at Amazon Web Services Japan G.K. I support customers in various industries from startups to enterprises.