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Opportunities in Digitalization and Innovation: A Conversation with His Excellency Taro Kono

2023 Global Conference

Opportunities in Digitalization and Innovation: A Conversation with His Excellency Taro Kono

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

In this fireside chat, Minister Taro Kono will discuss his efforts to deepen digitalization and innovation in Japan. From digitalizing government services to encouraging private sector technological development, Minister Kono is seeking to build a more robust, high-quality digital infrastructure to support citizens, public and private institutions, and internationalization. What are the key benefits that digitalization can bring to Japanese institutions and to foreign companies operating in Japan? How is he encouraging private sector innovation and what role does the government play in this process? Is there a role for foreign companies to support Japan’s digitalization efforts?

Opening Remarks
Curtis S. Chin
Chair Asia Fellows and Senior Advisor, Global Markets, Milken Institute; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Moderator
Susan Li
Business Correspondent, Fox Business Network
Speaker
H.E. Taro Kono
Minister for Digital Transformation, Minister for Digital Reform, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety, Minister in Charge of Civil Service Reform, Government of Japan