Keynote Speech, Invited Talk, Special Talk
The keynote speakers of ZMP World 2019 are from the various fields such as art, medicine and life sciences.
For the invited talk, we have two speakers from NEDO, Japan's economic and industrial policies as one of the largest public research and development management organizations, and Japan Economic Revitalization General Secretary.
Special lecture is given by Hisashi Taniguchi, CEO, ZMP on how to create new robots and services that combine technology and art.

Keynote speech

Special Interview

July 23rd, Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Global contemporary artist Miwa Komatsu X ZMP Hisashi Taniguchi

About Speaker:Graduated from Joshibi College of Art and Design where she decided to become a copperplate painter. Her artwork "Shijukunichi" in which she expressed her own view on life and death came under the spotlight. Starting from copperplate engraving, Komatsu has enlarged her ways of expression to acrylic paintings and even to Arita-porcelain in recent years. She created the Guardian Lion Dogs to collaborate with the garden designer Kazuyuki Ishihara for his "The Edo Garden" which won the Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show in UK. In October, this “Guardian Lion Dogs: Heaven and Earth” was elected for permanent display at the British Museum. Komatsu has been active internationally versatile fields including addition of the work to World Trade Center in New York and she won the "Young Artist of the Year 2017" at the "Tian Gala 2017" (Beijing) in 2017.
・ Miwa Komatsu official site:

Healthcare Theory of Evolution ~ Seeing happiness beyond the change ~​ ​  
July 24th, Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Dr. Shigemi Kitahara, President, KNI Medical Corporation​ ​

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About Speaker:Dr. Shigemi Kitahara is born in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan in 1953. In 1979, after graduating from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine.Kitahara Neurosurgery Hospital (now Kitahara International Hospital) was established in 1995 at Hachioji city, the skirt of Tokyo, Japan.To provide consistent medical care from emergency and surgery to home care and rehabilitation​ ​
Currently, it operates as a medical corporation, KNI, in Tokyo and Miyagi Prefecture. At the same time, he challenges to reform healthcare and medical system in Japan and globally through his business and NGO activity. He proposes that outbound medial tourism, healthcare / medical exportation, should be the way to follow, not inbound medical tourism.
Kitahara Hospital Group:
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"Super-longevity" and Positive Medicine
July 25th, Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Presented by Hiroshi Ito, M.D., Ph.D. of Keio University and Managing Director of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

About Speaker:He specializes in a wide range of subjects, including hypertension, diabetic vascular complications, endocrine metabolism, anti-aging medicine, etc. For the first time in the world, he have proposed the "Metabolic Domino", which has revealed the link between metabolism and lifestyle-related diseases, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. As a leading person in "Metabolic Domino Research" internationally, he aim to reduce lifestyle-related diseases. In the research field, he received many awards such as the Takamine Jokichi Research Award. Currently he is the President of the Japanese Society of Hypertension.

Invited lecture
An encouragement of open innovation
From July 26th, Friday from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presented by Takeshi Yoshida, Director General, Innovation Promotion Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Toward building Society 5.0 – by using the existing sandbox
July 26th(Friday)from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Secretariat Deputy Director (Former Cabinet Secretariat, Executive Secretary, Japan Economic Revitalization General Secretary)

Special lecture

Doctoral dissertation of Tokyo University of the Arts “Dream Implementation by application of robot technology”

July 25th,Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presented by Hisashi Taniguchi, CEO, ZMP Inc.​ ​