Technology has always had a unique role in improving efficiencies and driving economic growth. Robots, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things–these are but some of the areas where recent advances have drawn public attention. Especially when used in combination, these technologies have a multiplying impact that could transform today’s business and society. How can these technological innovations be harnessed to raise productivity and provide widespread benefits across industries? What kind of business opportunities and entrepreneurship will they open up? How can the negative side effects of technological development be minimized? This session explores potential for new and emerging technologies in terms of their economic impact over the coming decade.

Benjamin Joffe, General Partner, HAX

Tadahiro Kawada, President, Kawada Industries, Inc.

Jun Murai, Dean/ Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

Hiroaki Kitano (Moderator), President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

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