[Online: Special Lecture Series for I-House Members]
The Resounding Future: Who will be Responsible for Cross-border Data Governance?

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  • Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:30~7:45 pm
  • Speaker: Hiroaki MIYATA (Professor, Keio University; Global Trustee and Japan Chair, The Commons Project)
  • Dialogue: James KONDO (Chairman, International House of Japan)
  • Venue: Online
  • Language: Japanese (without interpretation)
  • Admission: Free (Registration required)

I-House is holding a special lecture series exclusively for our members, inviting world-renowned individuals as guest speakers. This time, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Hiroaki Miyata, who had an active role in the Coronavirus survey via Line conducted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

With the drastic changes in our daily life in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the digital revolution has been accelerating. It goes without saying that utilization of data is crucial in the realization of a new society in this world where the virus is widespread. In this special lecture, Dr. Hiroaki Miyata, a data scientist, will cover a range of issues from fundamental questions such as “What is data?” and “What can be done with data?” to the challenges to civilization posed by the coronavirus. Using scientific methodology, he aims to support every single person to live a fulfilling life without leaving anyone behind. In a dialogue session, James Kondo, chairman of I-House, will dig into hopes for the future from harmony between people, and between people and the world, created through data.

There will be a question-and-answer session following the dialogue session.

Hiroaki MIYATA (Professor, Keio University; Global Trustee and Japan Chair, The Commons Project)
Dr. Miyata is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Medicine, Keio University, and Director of the International House of Japan. Specializing in data science and healthcare policies, he has been involved in the developments of various health-related projects including the National Clinical Database, a clinical registry database involving 5,000 hospitals all over Japan, and more recently, nationwide COVID-related Line surveys led by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. He also works with the World Economic Forum and the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) to create a new social vision, and is a Thematic Project Producer of World Expo 2025. Author of Kyoumei suru mirai: data kaikaku de umidasu korekara no sekai [The Resounding Future: The Future World Created by the Data Revolution] (Kawade Shinsyo, 2020).