1. Topic: TBD
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Koji Nakao received the B.E. degree of Mathematics from Waseda University, in Japan, in 1979. Since joining KDDI in 1979, Koji has been engaged in the research on communication protocol, and information security technology for telecommunications in KDDI laboratory. He has started to additionally research on the area of cybersecurity for NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) in 2004 and for Yokohama National University in 2015. Since 2000, he has been conducted for several governmental security research projects and involved in International Security Standardization activities. His current interests are IoT security, 5G security and Supply-Chain security and so on. His present positions are "Distinguished Researcher" to manage research activities for cybersecurity technologies in NICT and “Guest Professor” of Yokohama National University on IoT security research. Koji has also been an Advisor of Cybersecurity for CABINET SECRETARIAT in Japanese government since April 2017.
The followings are the major awards received:
Koji received the IPSJ Research Award in 1992, METI Ministry Award and KPMG Security Award in 2006, and Best Paper Award (JWIS) in 2007, the Commendation for Science and Technology award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Technology: Research Category) in 2009, Lifetime Achievement Awards in ASIA-JCIS in 2012, Ministry Award (contributions for cyber security) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2015 and so on. He is a member of IPJS and a fellow of IEICE.
2. Topic: Blockchain Applications in Financial Management
Prof. Patrick S. Chen
Patrick S. Chen received the diploma in informatics from the University of Erlangen and the doctorate in informatics from the RWTH Aachen University in 1993. He gained his industrial experiences through his work in the Cheko Co. Ltd. where he served as an engineer and a manager. He got several patents through his practical work. His research interest covers information security, mobile communications, and management information systems. He has also published numerous papers in these fields. He is currently a professor in the Department of Information Management at Tatung University, Taiwan, ROC, and a guest professor at Stuttgart University of Applied Science in Germany.