The German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (AHK Japan) and the Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) welcomed you to our first “German Economic Roundtable” networking event in 2019.
Our presentations this time was about “Digital Transformation”. With impressive recent advances in IT technologies – like artificial intelligence and IoT – most organizations are now thinking about how digitalization will affect their business models. What needs to be done in order to benefit from technological progress? We welcomed two speakers on this topic, who are both experts in implementation, shaping the digital future of their Japanese clients:
- Soichiro Murata, Director, Internet of Things / Fourth Industrial Revolution at SAPJAPAN and author of the recently published book “Why Digital Matters?”
- Daniel Kastl, Co-Founder of the startup GEOREPUBLIC with offices in Munich and Kobe, offering geolocation and logistics services as well as open-government applications.
The presentation was held in English, with an optional interpreter around for questions in Japanese. After the talks there was a German style buffet reception with 2 hours of networking time.