2012 seminar information
【EB-K】 International Session (FREE)
July 4(Wed), 2012 10:00-11:10 BILINGUAL - English/Japanese
EPUB 3 and book publishing for now and future
– initiative of industry leaders
From The Left
Mr. Yoshinobu Noma
CEO, Kodansha Ltd., JAPAN
Mr. Hiroshi Mikitani
CEO, Rakuten, Inc., JAPAN
Executive Director, IDPF, USA
CEO, MARUZEN CHI Holdings., JAPAN
In the midst of constant flux, industry leaders have initiated clearer guidelines for digital publishing.
This session provides you with the best opportunity to learn the decisions of influential leaders and their perspectives for the future publishing industry.
Mr. Yoshinobu Noma
1969 Born in Tokyo
1991 Graduated from Faculty of Law (Department of Political Science) at Keio University
1991 Joined The Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd. and was stationed in London from 1994
1999 Resigned from The Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd.
1999 Joined Kodansha, Ltd. as Vice President and Board Member in charge of Accounting and Finance Division and Digital Operating Division
2004 Appointed as the Senior Executive Vice President and COO in charge of overall company business and Literature Division of Kodansha, Ltd.
2011 Appointed as the President and CEO of Kodansha, Ltd.
In addition, he serves managerial positions for the following organizations:
Representative Director of The Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan Chairman of Japan Publishers Club Foundation Chairman of Japan Council for Promotion of Book Reading Chairman of The Japan Forum, a public interest incorporated association"
Mr. Hiroshi Mikitani
Hiroshi Mikitani is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rakuten, Inc., Born in Kobe, Japan, Mikitani earned his undergraduate degree in commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1988. After graduation, he joined the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ), Limited, now Mizuho Corporate Bank, and became an investment banker. While working at IBJ, Mikitani attended Harvard Business School and earned his MBA in 1993. In 1995, Mikitani left IBJ and founded Crimson Group the following year, a consulting company, and became its President and CEO. In February of 1997, he founded MDM, Inc. (now Rakuten, Inc.) and became its President and CEO. With only a handful of staff, Mikitani successfully launched the “Rakuten Ichiba” in May of the same year. In June 1999, MDM, Inc. changed its name to Rakuten, Inc. Rakuten, Inc. completed its IPO and was listed on the JASDAQ market in April 2000.
Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755), is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees and partner staffs worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/group.
March 2010 - December 2010 : Invited Expert, EPUB Working Group at IDPF
2006 - January 2010 : General Manager, Digital Publishing at Adobe Systems
2004 - 2005 : Director, Platform Product Management at Adobe Systems
2001 - 2003 : VP, Product Development at PictureIQ Corporation
1998 - 2000 : Founder & CEO at PictureIQ Corporation
1987 - 1998 : Director, Core Technology (etc.) at Adobe Systems
1985 - 1986 : Member, Technical Staff at Xerox
Takehiko Ogi is President and CEO of Maruzen CHI Holdings Company, Limited. He joined Maruzen Co., Ltd in January 2007 as an advisor. In April of that year, he became the president. In December 2010, he was appointed the President of 2Dfacto Inc., which was jointly established by Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo Inc., and Maruzen CHI Holdings Co. Ltd.
In1984, he began his career with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (at present Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and took charge of planning of supporting Venture business and Electronics industry Policy. Then, he studied at Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University from 1989 to1991 during his tenure and received Master’s Degree for international affairs.
After working at MITI for 13 years, he joined Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. and set up a business project of TSUTAYA Online Service.
In 2004-2006, Mr. Ogi was at Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan, where he managed reconstruction of Kanebo Co., Ltd. as a Chief Executive Officer.