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Commemorative lecture on the 50th anniversary of the founding and the first year of the Sapporo Satellite in Sapporo.

On Tuesday, February 19th, at the Hotel Okura Sapporo in Sapporo City, we will hold a lecture “Let's send to the world from here” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Group and the first year of the The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Sapporo Satellite. did.Two representatives of the IT industry in Hokkaido gave lectures, and many participants listened to them with great interest.

The first speaker was Dr. Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University and Deputy Director of the Industry-Academia Collaboration Division.Professor Yamamoto, who is said to be the narrator of Sapporo Valley, gave a talk entitled "Industry-University Collaboration in the IT Field: The Present, Past, and Future of Sapporo Valley" in which he recalled the trajectory of his activities as a leading player in industry-university collaboration, from his days as a student, when he was passionately involved in research on computer graphics, to his investment in the establishment of an IT company and his participation in the company.He said, "We must not chase after change, but propose it ourselves.It's important to think in terms of 'backcasting,' where we develop technologies from the perspective of 'what we want to do,' rather than just thinking about what we can do with existing technologies.

Next, Mr. Hiroyuki Ito, Representative Director of Crypton Future Media, Inc. gave a presentation entitled "Think Global, Act Local," in which he recalled the process by which the virtual singer Hatsune Miku, created by Crypton Future Media, triggered a "chain of creation" through the creation of an appealing character and generated enthusiasm around the world.President Ito said, "While traditional industries are top-down and those with money, corporate history and connections have an advantage, the creative economy of the future will be bottom-up, with the importance of empathy and individuals, and creativity and the ability to involve others will determine superiority.

The participants, who filled the hall to capacity, listened attentively and asked many questions.After the lecture, there were many participants in the reception, and they talked passionately about the future of IT industry in Sapporo.

A part of the lecture can be seen from here.

Professor Tsuyoshi Yamamoto gives a lecture on the history and future of Sapporo Valley
Professor Tsuyoshi Yamamoto gives a lecture on the history and future of Sapporo Valley
President Hiroyuki Ito talks about the state of the
President Hiroyuki Ito talks about the state of the "creative economy.