RIETI Policy Symposium

Value Creation in the Digital Age —The perspective of design-driven management


  • Time and Date: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Closing date for registration: Please register by June 6, 2022.
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / Japan Patent Office (JPO) / Digital Agency / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) / Future Center Alliance Japan (FCAJ)
  • Supporting Organizations: Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
  • Contact: Ms. MARUTAKE, Conference Section, RIETI
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Keynote Speech: "Toward a Value Creation Paradigm - Changing innovation and new developments in design"

KONNO Noboru (Professor, Tama Graduate School of Business / Chief Executive Director, Future Center Alliance Japan)

Presentation: "The Current Situation of Design-Driven Management: Large and small companies and municipalities"

WASHIDA Yuichi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University)

Panel Disscussion: "Promoting Design-Driven Management: Corporate challenges"

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

KATSUNUMA Jun (Corporate Executive, NEC Corporation)

UDA Tetsuya (Head of Design Center, Fujitsu Limited)

USUI Shigeo (Executive Officer, In charge of Design, Panasonic Holdings Corporation)


TAGAWA Kinya (CEO, Takram Japan Inc. / Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art)

Panel Disscussion: "Promoting Design-Driven Management: CDO (Chief Design Officer) challenges"

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

ASANUMA Takashi (Chief Digital Officer and Former Chief Design Officer, Digital Agency)

IIDA Yuji (Deputy Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

IWASAKI Susumu (Deputy Commissioner and Chief Design Officer (CDO), Japan Patent Office, METI)


NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

Note: Agenda is subject to change