HSP Symposium “The SDGs and Network Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Data-Driven Innovation” (July 13, 2019)

Title The SDGs and Network Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Data-Driven Innovation
Description The development of data-driven innovation, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain is expected to play a key role in tacking sustainability challenges, including environmental protection, energy security, public health, and humanitarian assistance. Critically depending upon data availability and accessibility, data-driven innovation requires efficient and effective collection, diffusion, and utilization of a vast amount of various kinds of data in cyber-physical systems. A network mode of governance is of particular importance to facilitate open, dynamic interactions with stakeholders in realizing the potential of the emerging smart technologies. In this symposium we discuss opportunities and challenges in data-driven innovation in addressing SDGs and their implications for network governance, considering societal concerns about privacy, cyber security, and public safety.
Date July 13th, 2019 (Sat) 18:00 – 20:00, followed by Reception at Bldg. No. 18, Open Space
Venue Bldg. No. 18 (Map), Hall, Komaba Campus I, University of Tokyo
(in front of the East Exit of the Komaba-Todaimae Station (IN03) on the Keio Inokashira Line)
Lecturer(s) Masaru Yarime (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Commentators Masato Noda (Associate Professor, Ibaraki University)
Yoshiyuki Yamamoto (Former Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology) (online)
Kotaro Katsuki (Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Language Japanese
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizers JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Executive Committee of the JAHSS & JASID Joint International Conference 2019
Supporters Japan Association for Human Security Studies
The Japan Society for International Development
Ministry of Foreign Affairs