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Techs in the City Powered by PechaKucha 20×20

Thursday 20 Feb 12.00 - 14.30

Join our fourth BCCJ PechaKucha event, this time to learn from, celebrate and support great tech partnerships between the UK and Japan!

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Members: ¥4,000

Non Members: ¥4,000

Written by Noriko Mita

Join our fourth BCCJ PechaKucha event, this time to learn from, celebrate and support great tech partnerships between the UK and Japan!

On February 20, the BCCJ will be hosting a special lunchtime event as part of International PechaKucha Day. With the theme of this year’s session, ‘Techs in the City’, we will be handing over the mic at The CORE Tokyo Shimbashi, to a selection of pioneering BCCJ members and friends who are creating transformative tech and innovation platforms to tackle some of the 21st century’s most probing challenges.

Attendees will be invited to enjoy a fantastic line-up of presenters from the Tokyo tech scene, as we learn and take inspiration from their stories and visions for 2020 and beyond.

This exciting event arrives as part of International PechaKucha Day 2020, a celebration of worldwide creativity and interconnectedness designed to showcase some of the brightest and most progressive global ideas.

Join us and be inspired!

英国商業会議所(BCCJ)は、2020年2月20日のInternational PechaKucha Dayの一環として、“Techs in the City”と題したランチイベントを新虎通りCOREにて開催します。
当日は、21世紀に直面する問題に対応するテクノロジーや、革新的なプラットフォームの実現化に取組むBCCJのメンバーおよび関係者がスピーカーとして登壇します。
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PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.

20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

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PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.

20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.


Mariko McTier | mymizu

Co-Founder mymizu / Co-Founder & Director, Social Innovation Japan

Mariko is Co-Founder and Director of Social Innovation Japan and Japan’s first free water refill app, mymizu. A former journalist, she has planned, managed and delivered international, multi-stakeholder projects for government, corporations and social ventures, including as Programme Manager for a UK government campaign to facilitate innovation partnerships between the UK and Japan and as Overseas Marketing lead for Earth Company, an award-winning social enterprise. She now leverages her experience to build greater cross-sector engagement with social and environmental issues via Social Innovation Japan (SIJ), co-founded mymizu, a circular economy initiative borne out of SIJ, and is the Tokyo lead for the Circular Economy Club.

Website: https://www.mymizu.co/

 

Aaron Sorenson | ispace

Global Communications & Global Affairs

Aaron is responsible for outreach efforts spanning international media, government relations and strategic partnerships at ispaceHe plays a key role in helping the company tell its story and shape its reputation in overseas markets. As a result, ispace is positioned among industry peers and global media as a leader in the burgeoning lunar exploration industry. ispace is a lunar exploration company with a vision to extend human presence into outer space. By 2040, ispace predicts the Moon will support a population of 1,000 people with 10,000 annual visitors. Utilizing its robotic lunar lander and lunar rover technology, the company is offering a payload delivery service to the lunar surface with plans to eventually tap the potential of the Moon’s water resources, enabling people to survive on the Moon, and for business to operate there, spearheading a space-based economy. Headquarted in Tokyo, ispace raised nearly $95 million (USD) in Series A funding—the largest on record in Japan and more than almost any other space company in history. With over 100 staff from 13 different countries, ispace operates in Japan, the United States and Europe, and has signed partnerships with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Government of Luxembourg.

Website: https://ispace-inc.com/

 

Max Frenzel | Dentsu Craft Tokyo / Qosmo

Principal Reseacher

Qosmo is a small creative studio at the forefront of computational creativity, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and its applications to the creative fields and the arts. While most companies focus on either creative or technological aspects, Qosmo is unique in centring its attention on the intersection of the two, using their interplay to provide new value to clients and society at large, with the aim of augmenting—rather than replacing—human creativity. Together with Dentsu, spfdesign, and Studio Kawashima, Qosmo is a founding member of Dentsu Craft Tokyo, a creative collaboration under the motto “Human Magic”, bringing together a team with diverse backgrounds and aiming to reach beyond common industry boundaries. Max Frenzel, Principal Researcher at Qosmo and author of the forthcoming book Time Off, is a firm believer that AI will enable us to get more done by doing less, and free us up to focus our time on distinctly human skills such as creativity and empathy.

Website (Qosmo): https://qosmo.jp/

 

Mark Dytham | Klein Dytham architecture

Co-founder Klein Dytham architecture / PechaKucha 2020

Born in the UK, Mark Dytham studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. He traveled to Tokyo in 1988 and found work with Toyo Ito. He and Astrid Klein soon established Klein Dytham architecture, working freely across disciplines that include architecture, interiors, furniture, installations, and events. KDa’s award-winning projects, including Daikanyama T-SITE / Tsutaya Books (2011), GINZA PLACE (2016) and Open House, Bangkok (2017) have become landmarks. Mark is a frequent guest speaker at international design events, has taught at universities in Japan and beyond and in 2000 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to British Design in Japan. In 2003 Mark and Astrid devised PechaKucha Night as an event for Tokyo designers to meet and share their work – it has now grown into an international network with events running in over 1,200 cities around the globe, inspiring creatives worldwide.

Website: http://www.klein-dytham.com/

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The CORE

Situated in the heart of Toranomon, this spacious café and restaurant opened its doors in October 2018 and turned into a neighbourhood hotspot for creatives, tourists and salarymen. The interior design boasts a large-scale colourful graffiti wall giving the concrete space a fresh and young feel.

Website: https://toranomonhills.com/en/area/shintora-dori_core

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The CORE

Situated in the heart of Toranomon, this spacious café and restaurant opened its doors in October 2018 and turned into a neighbourhood hotspot for creatives, tourists and salarymen. The interior design boasts a large-scale colourful graffiti wall giving the concrete space a fresh and young feel.

Website: https://toranomonhills.com/en/area/shintora-dori_core

NOTES

Event Coupons:
Members can use free seat coupons to attend this event.
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Ticket:
Ticket price includes entrance fee and buffet lunch.
As with all BCCJ events, this is a not-for-profit session.

Cancellation policy:
Paid reservation by February 12 after which there can be no refunds on cancellations.
No-shows will be charged.
We can not accept cash at the door – thank you for your understanding.