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The Japan Research Institute, Limited
HP United States
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Nihon Unisys
Nomura Research Institute
Visa International
Hitachi, Ltd.
BT Japan Corporation
Fuji Xerox Co
Matsushita Electric Industrial
Mitsui & Co.
Digital ID Revolution
February 23th (Mon.), 24th (Tues.), 2004
Tokyo International Forum, Hall B7 (Yurakucho, Tokyo)

Panelists Stress Privacy Protection

TOKYO (Nikkei)--The two-day Global Information Summit ended Tuesday with a declaration that digital ID technologies will play an important role in the realization of a ubiquitous network access society.

This year's meeting, held at Tokyo International Forum with the sponsorship of Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc., mainly covered privacy protection and improvements brought on by technological innovations such as smart tags.

During a panel discussion entitled "Vision and Issues of the Digital ID Society" on the second day of the conference, NTT Data Corp. President Tomokazu Hamaguchi said that awareness of the importance of privacy protection and data security is still not high in Japan.

In the same talk, Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center of the U.S., stressed the need to urgently draw up rules on the handling of private information.

Susumu Furukawa of Microsoft Corp., another participant in the discussion, said that clear rules about who can access how much information must be established if new services utilizing digital ID technologies are to become widely accepted.

February 23th (Mon.)
Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Ryoki Sugita, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Mr. Michio Naruto, Asia Co-Chair, GIIC, Chairman, Fujitsu Research Institute
Keynote Speech 1
Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
Summary of the Speech
Keynote Speech 2
Mr. Akinobu Kanasugi, President, NEC Corporation
Summary of the Speech
Session 1 "Infrastructures and Technologies of Digital ID Revolution"
Summary of the Session

Technology to help identify persons and objects, such as wireless IC tags or IPv6, is rapidly making progress. To realize applications that take advantage of digital IDs, relevant technology in a wide area of fields is expected to advance ? communications infrastructure, information security, billing platforms, and others. We will search for the direction of these technologies through discussions among the top management of leading companies.

Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO, Information & Telecommunication Systems Hitachi Limited
Mr. Shigeyuki Kawai, President and CEO, bitWallet,Inc.
Dr. Tero Ojanperä, Senior Vice President, Head of Nokia Research Center, Nokia Corporation
Prof. Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Former Chairman of Research, Auto-ID Center
Mr. Waichi Sekiguchi, Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
February 24th (Tues.)
Special Lecture
Mr. Glover T. Ferguson, Jr., Chief Scientist, Accenture
Summary of the Speech
Session 2 "Digital ID Revolution and the Business Model"
Summary of the Session

This session will focus on the new services and businesses realized through the digital ID technologies, such as tracking records of products achieved by individual identification of objects, and "Just-for-you" services made possible by the identification of individual persons on the Internet. In this session, members from user companies that are working in these fields ahead of anyone else will be the central participants of discussions on the business potential and issues.

Mr. Robert B. Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, FedEx Corporation
Mr. Glover T. Ferguson, Jr., Chief Scientist, Accenture
Dr. Kang Tae Lee, Senior Executive Director, Chief Information Officer, Samsung Tesco Co., Ltd.
Dr. Junji Nomura, Executive Senior Managing Director, Member of the Board, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
Prof. Jiro Kokuryo, Keio University
Session 3 "Vision and Issues of the Digital ID Society"
Summary of the Session

Giving IDs to persons or objects to track information in business or government services raise convenience of the users; but on the other hand, it is already causing concern among some people with regards to the protection of information security and privacy. We need to create a social consensus on the balance between convenience and safety. Specialists from Japan and overseas will set out a clear vision of a sound digital ID society and discuss on the challenges of the future.

Mr. Susumu Furukawa, Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Co., Ltd.
Mr. Tomokazu Hamaguchi, President & CEO, NTT DATA Corporation
Mr. Marc Rotenberg, President, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Mr. Philip W. Yen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Products and Technology, Visa International Asia Pacific
Mr. Masanobu Katoh, Group President, Intellectual Property Group, and Security Export Control Headquarters, Fujitsu Limited
GIS Summary Session (by coordinators of each session)

Prof. Jiro Kokuryo, Keio University
Mr. Masanobu Katoh, Group President, Intellectual Property Group, and Security Export Control Headquarters, Fujitsu Limited
Mr. Waichi Sekiguchi, Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Mr. Tomomi Tsubota, Exexcutive Co-Ordinator, Nikkei DigitalCore Program, Deputy General Manager, Electric Media Bureau, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.

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