The domain of technology is evolving faster than ever. New generation automations are also growing (Al-Native, Cloud-Native, Digital-Native) at an unprecedented rate and the advent of trending words is materializing at a rapid pace (FinTech, InsurTech, EdTech, AgriTech, Real Estate Tech, Sport Tech, etc.) Rakuten will be playing a crucial role in the field of technology by starting with the Mobile Network Operator (MNO).
In order to explore more about the subject, the 13th Rakuten Technology Conference was headed this year on the November 9th in Tokyo, Japan with the theme “Leaders for the future”. This event gathered more than 1000 engineers, researchers and well known technical leaders from internal and external platforms all over the world.
Rakuten Technology Conference was a must-attend conference if latest technology trends and the future of technology is a subject that is important to you.

What is the event about ?

Indeed, the Rakuten Technology Conference provides a full package of getting an insight into the latest technological updates. Top speakers, panelists and technology leaders on e-commerce were invited to this workshop. Each session was animated with talks and panels about topics including Data, Al, Mobile Network, FinTech. Most importantly, keynote sessions were delivered by Mickey Mikitani, Rakuten’s own Founder and CEO, followed by Miku Mirano, Japan’s hottest social entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Al-Startup Cinnamon.

Top tech talents had the opportunity to develop their insights, discuss and share perspectives in the field of technical innovation and infrastructure. For example, health issues such as tackling cancer and how computer vision techniques can help people with visual impairments can be addressed with the support of technological advancement.

Alongside, it also had fireside chat, roundtables, networking areas, and after party events to bring interactivity during the conference, where speakers and guests had the opportunity to exchange in a friendlier manner. Rakuten Technology Awards were given to recognise achievements made in the field of Technology and Innovation.

Rakuten Mobile also launched their biggest mobile virtual network operator (MNVO). That is why Rakuten has also been making headlines in Japan with its forays into 5G innovation, in partnership with Nokia, Altiostar, Cisco, Mavenir, Intel, Qualcomm, Quanta and NEC. Deploying 5G is an integral part of Rakuten’s mobile journey. Kids had also enjoyed the platform by going to the kids park learning on future technology together.

Rakuten Aquafadas App

Rakuten Aquafadas has contributed immensely to this event by adopting an integrated approach, cooperating, collaborating and working together to obtain improved results in the field of technological innovation.

A live-app was especially created having instant details, real-time information about talks, panels, speakers, exhibitions, awards and sponsors. On this app was found the meeting schedule and the issues to be addressed. In sum, all details on the event were available on the app and the latter was easy to download via Apple Store or Google play through a QR code.

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