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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 07:00 PM JST

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 09:00 AM - 10:10 AM JST

Gartner Opening Keynote: Journey to the Final Decade of Applications

Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Denis Torii, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Harutoshi Katayama, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A diversity of perspectives creates success when applications and business ecosystems change. Stop limiting yourself to one perspective; start mixing them. Reimagine your role, experiences and technologies as apps fade away.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM JST

Guest Keynote: IT Strategy Driven by XX-Ready and Transformation for the Reiwa Era: Sompo's efforts to implement both LX (legacy transformation) and DX (digital transformation)

Shinichi Urakawa, Director & Managing Executive Officer, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

DX, which came into popularity about three years ago, originated in the US and Europe, and cannot be easily applied in the same way in the Japanese market, which is characterized by significantly different economic and IT environments. We would like to share our failures and successes in streamlining our mission-critical systems and using digital technology effectively, based on an analysis of our business and IT environments rooted in Japan's industrial structure. We will discuss the best directions for IT and digitalization in the Japanese economy.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM JST

Seeking True Product Quality in Software [*Japanese Only]

Yoshiyuki Shinbori, Chief Executive Officer, VeriServe Corporation

Masahiko Maeyama, General Manager, IT Alliance Promotion Dept., VeriServe Corporation

Makoto Ino, General Manager, IT System Business Dept., VeriServe Corporation

In the 35 years since launching our service, we have assisted over 1,000 companies with over 23,000 projects. These include major projects for everything from digital products to automobiles, as well as system projects for enterprises, websites, and much more. Here we introduce points for successful use of SAP systems, based on testing automation as developed and used at VeriServe Corporation.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM JST

API-led connectivity enables both leveraging legacy applications and DX promotion, which you'd learn from some customer success stories [*Japanese Only]

Kei Koyama, Regional VP, MuleSoft, A Salesforce Company

API-led connectivity enables l both everaging lagacy systems and new DX initiatives. MuleSoft introduces a unique solution that leverages legacy aassets as the advantages for DX and enables to meet the business demands and changes flexibly and rapidly with some success stories.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM JST

Acceralation Business Agility with scaled & digital technology [*Japanese Only]

Koji Ichikawa, Senior Manager, System Engineering Headquarters Agile Professional Center, NTT DATA Corporation

There is a movement to break away from existing legacy application assets. On the other hand, enterprises are also changing their interest in improving agility and quickly providing value to end-users from the start. This section describes how to realize these concern and intermittently provide benefits to both employees and end-users with example.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM JST

Why Low-Code. How automating the app development will shape the future of enterprise [*Japanese Only]

Tomohiro Mieno, Senior Accout Executive, Sales Division 1, OutSystems Japan KK

As the need for legacy migration increases, there are still many corporations using the old traditional development method. We propose "Low-Code" as the next generation of development and introduce how we can improve the issues of the old development methods.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM JST

Adopt, Adapt, Accelerate: Fitting ERP Into a Scaled Agile Framework

Denis Torii, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Companies can adopt the scaled agile framework for supporting their ERP initiatives. Gartner surveys inform us that CIOs are pouring significant investment into adopting agile frameworks, and bringing ERP into the agile fold is a high priority. This session will give insight into fitting ERP into the scaled agile framework.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM JST

How to Develop an Agile Human (*Japanese only)

Harutoshi Katayama, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While many japanese companies are trying to shift from mode-1 to mode-2 adopting agile method of application development, they encountered problems that it is very difficult to develop human who can work using agile method. This presentation shows some approaches to do it.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM JST

RPA 2020: Overcome the Barriers for a Broader Implementation (*Japanese only)

Yoshifumi Abe, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations with RPA initiatives are trying to broaden the scope of its implementation which is currently limited to some operations/LOBs. However, there are both advantages and risks to expanding the use of RPA.
This session describes some case studies and highlights the issues to be addressed to fully implement RPA in an organization and minimize the risks while achieving economies of scale.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM JST

The Future of Applications

Paul Schenck, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Every business is a technology business and applications are at the core (and edge) of every organization. Business models, customer demands, and the competitive landscape are all undergoing significant change which will require a new approach to how application leaders need to develop and deliver their application strategy to meet business goals. This session will focus on the strategy, architectures, people and culture changes required to embed application capabilities into the DNA of your business.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM JST

Digital transformation of Accounting operations led by Common Accounting System [*Japanese Only]

Tatsuyuki Shimada, Manager, Accounting Manegement Group Finance & Accounting Strategy Headquarters, TOKYU CORPORATION

Daisuke Kurokawa, Senior Manager, Consulting Department, Solution Business Sector, NTTDATA BIZINTEGRAL CORPORATION

Tokyu Corporation is Implementing Common Accounting System to more than 120 Group companies,and now 81 Group companies already have Started using this system. In This Session, we will Introduce strategy of accelating usage of digital technology(AI-OCR,RPA and so on) to standardize accounting operational process,improve better management control in this project.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM JST

The Future of Enterprise Application for Business Transformation [*Japanese Only]

Tomonori Nakamura, Senior Engineer, Application Services Division Service Solution Operation Architecture Design Department, Hitachi, Ltd.

An Enterprise Application is critical to connect the business and the technology, and it leads the Business Transformation. We will present our best practices about the application design, the delivery process and the delivery team management/mindset.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 03:30 PM - 04:10 PM JST

Exhibit Showcase Hour

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 03:40 PM - 04:00 PM JST

Challenges in Changing Culture in Japan for Digital Business Transformation (*Japanese only)

Tsuneo Fujiwara, VP Analyst, Gartner

Orderly, conventional and conforming, Japan’s business culture operates under a dual standard — one for the native Japanese, another for everyone else — adding further challenges for CIOs in Japan seeking digital business transformation. We provide best practices for effective culture change in this theater session, highlighting a few culture hacking that recently worked.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 03:50 PM - 05:20 PM JST

Workshop: Smart IT Investment (*Japanese only)

Toru Asada, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

It is becoming more important to make smart IT investments. That means reviewing existing IT spending and shifting money toward efforts on transformation and growth, such as digital businesses, to utilize IT for better business performance. In this workshop, participants will use Gartner’s IT cost optimization checking tools to visualize the current status of their own companies, and through group discussion, find insights into steps to take next.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 04:10 PM - 04:55 PM JST

Achieving the Drastic Cost Optimization of Application Managements (*Japanese only)

Tsuyoshi Ebina, VP Analyst, Gartner

Costs of application management works are the core of total IT costs and are the “barrier” against the digital transformation for Japanese enterprises.
Without the fundamental reform of both maintenance works and daily operations of their applications, IT leaders can never start the new initiatives.
In this session, a Gartner analyst will discuss the cost structures of application management works and tactics to optimize the costs for the IT leaders in Japan in the digital era.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 04:10 PM - 04:55 PM JST

Stop Thinking Omnichannel and Start Doing Multiexperience

Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Channels are inside-out thinking; and omnichannel thinking doesn't address customer nor employee experiences from outside-in. Omnichannel aims to address “where” users interact, but it does not take into account “how” they want to interact. To win in the experience economy, where engagement across apps, devices and interaction modalities is expected, application leaders need a multiexperience mind-set.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 04:10 PM - 04:55 PM JST

Strategic Architecture Roadmap to the Future of Applications

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

To deliver the business value of future applications, organizations will face a disruption. Architecture of applications must change to support role-centric assemblies of business capabilities; software development must shift to product-style delivery; business users must get augmented democratized tools; and the relationship of business and IT must become that of continuous collaboration. This presentation will highlight the milestones on the strategic roadmap to the future of applications.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 04:10 PM - 04:55 PM JST

Case Study: Challenges to Agile Transformation of Legacy Manufacturers (*Japanese only)

Kei Nakahara, Section Head, Services Development Section, IoT Services PF Development Department, Konica Minolta, Inc.

Konica Minolta, like other legacy manufacturers, sees digital transformation as a top priority. We must transform our systems and culture, which are optimized for making things, to succeed in the digital era. In this session, we will introduce initiatives launched within our company, centered on agile development and training of human resources, and compare them with methods and techniques used elsewhere.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:10 PM - 05:40 PM JST

Break Up with Your Legacy Systems: How to Autonomously Reform the Operations through Digital Democratization [*Japanese Only]

Tomonari Inaba, Executive Officer, General Manager, CT Service Division, DreamArts Corporation

In the era of VUCA, where enterprises face the serious IT talent shortage, the key to a successful operation reformation is “Digital Democratization” with the controllers on the job as major players in the strategy. But the question is: Is that viable for Japanese companies? Yes, it is. This session will explain the key points of Digital Democratization with a precedent case of one of the big domestic companies.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:10 PM - 05:40 PM JST

IPaaS: Essential Part Of Your Application Strategy That Enables DX [*Japanese Only]

Koki Hayashi, Account Manager, Boomi, a Dell Technologies business

In the US, iPaaS is already popular in application strategy. In Japan, what role will iPaaS play in resolving application issues? Learn how Boomi's scalable iPaaS, which connects on-premise and cloud environments quickly and easily, supports more than 10,000 companies as the core of their application strategy.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:40 PM JST

API Strategies Serve Business Strategies — A Practical Guide

Paolo Malinverno, VP Analyst, Gartner

API strategies are becoming increasingly common, supporting digital transformation and innovation, enabling platform and ecosystem model business models and agile business processes. But how do you develop an API strategy? How do you know which APIs are right? Or which APIs your company must have?

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:40 PM JST

Ask the Expert: Toward Digital Platform Supporting Future Applications — Understanding Present and Future (*Japanese only)

Kimihiko Iijima, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many firms have launched initiatives to reform existing applications in order to avoid the "2025 digital cliff." However, many such efforts have not set specific goals, or are still seeking a methodology or approach to setting goals. In this session, we will discuss approaches to realizing a digital transformation that supports "future applications," an important keyword of this summit.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:40 PM JST

How the Cloud Will Change Data Analysis/Machine Learning in 2020 (*Japanese only)

Wataru Katsurashima, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As use of the public cloud increases, data analysis and machine learning are being performed on the cloud more and more. The reasons for this are not only a reduction in cost, but also that advanced services on the cloud enabled new methods of use. In this session, we will examine how the cloud is changing data analysis and machine learning, and what that means for applications, based on the latest trends.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:40 PM JST

The CIO’s ERP Success Guide: Preparing for the Fourth Era of ERP

Denis Torii, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations continue to approach ERP the same way they did 20 years ago. In 2019 the pace of business requires flexibility and agility not delivered by monolithic ERP and old fashioned “front-end” and “back-end” thinking. The fourth era of ERP is approaching and if organizations aren’t already executing a postmodern ERP strategy they will find themselves left behind.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:40 PM JST

What Application Leaders Need to Know About Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2020

Paul Schenck, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session will discuss what Application Leaders need to know about Gartner's Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends.

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 / 05:55 PM - 06:55 PM JST

Round table - Points for success of agile transformation learning from a case study of a long established manufacturing company (*Japanese only)

Harutoshi Katayama, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Kei Nakahara, Section Head, Services Development Section, IoT Services PF Development Department, Konica Minolta, Inc.

Discussing key points for promoting agile transformation with a leader of a long established manufacturing company, who is promoting agile transformation.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 08:15 AM - 06:25 PM JST

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM JST

Enhance Application Functionality Using Data and Analytics (*Japanese only)

Tatsuya Ichishi, Director Analyst, Gartner

An application takes input, stores it in a database, and outputs it to the screen or a ledger as necessary. But going forward, there will be a demand for applications to also analyze stored data and data obtainable from outside the application, and improve their own functionality. In this session, we will discuss what it means to improve an application’s functionality using data and analytics, and important points when doing so.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM JST

ERP Market Guide 2020 (*Japanese only)

Koji Motoyoshi, VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will thoroughly discuss ERP market trends that CIOs and application leaders involved in upstream phases, such as ERP project planning and RFI/RFP creation, must be aware of, as well as the characteristics of the major vendors in Japan.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM JST

Use "TIME" and "Pace Layering" to Reassess Your Organization's Applications -- Toward Overcoming the 2025 Digital Cliff (*Japanese only)

Harutoshi Katayama, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

We will describe "TIME" and "pace layering," Gartner's useful frameworks for the classification and evaluation of existing applications. Both frameworks can be used for analysis/evaluation and sorting/planning of IT assets, steps described as important to achieving digital transformation in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)'s DX Report.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM JST

The Disruptive Trends in Cloud Platforms for Leaders in Digital Business Transformation

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud platform innovation promises great opportunities. But for many, the rapid change poses more questions than answers. Microservices and serverless functions; APIs and API marketplaces; hybrid integration and multicloud services; IoT and digital twins; events and streams; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS — how will they support (or disrupt) your plans, your organization, and your market leadership role?

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM JST

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations are at the earliest stages and still developing their strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand and where the industry will progress.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM JST

Top Trends in Application Architecture That Enable Your Digital Business Transformation (*Japanese only)

Kimihiko Iijima, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

You want to capitalize on digital business opportunities, but your current application estate is holding you back. How do you adapt your core application systems to enable you to take advantage of new opportunities? To leverage digital business ecosystems? To exploit big data? To deliver awesome customer experiences? To allow your people to work smarter? This session discusses the top trends in application architecture that can help you modernize your application estate and enable your digital business transformation, as well as how adopting these trends will impact your organization.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM JST

Case Study: Low-Cost Transformation for Legacy Corporations Ideas for Overcoming the 2025 Digital Cliff (*Japanese only)

Katsuhiko Abukawa, Head of Digital Strategy, Management Department, Keio Corporation, President and CEO, Kansei AI Co.

Keio Corporation has in the past used a number of legacy systems developed in-house, including our own workstations, but recently we are actively using the cloud, and aPaaS, to develop our own applications as well. We are engaged in a variety of efforts at transformation, including launching a startup called Kansei AI Co. in partnership with a university.
In this session, we will speak frankly about the difficulties and successful ideas in our efforts to date, which also apply to overcoming the "2025 Digital Cliff.”

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM JST

Fujitsu’s Distinctive Initiative toward Digital Transformation for Manufacturing [*Japanese Only]

Atsushi Sakurai, Head of Division, Solution Division II, ERP Solution Business Unit, FUJITSU Limited

Isao Nakae, Head of Division, Strategy Planning Division, ERP Solution Business Unit, FUJITSU Limited

Introduce FUJITSU SAP business approaches and solution concept for global manufacturers to solve the challenges in manufacturing shop-floor and realize management innovation through combining "FUJITSU Manufacturing know-how" and "Optimized Solution"

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM JST

Kao "System Reform" Project ~ Fast Evoliving Technology and Planning for System Migration ~ [*Japanese Only]

Chieko Shimose, Senior Manager, Enterprise Information Solutions, Global Enterprise Service Management Program Management Office, Kao Corporation

Junji Ohashi, Director, SoftRoad Co., Ltd.

Evolving technologies ; AI, Programming Languages and so on, have been making a huge change in system migration. We will explain Kao "System Reform" project, and the new migration technologies such as Inteligent Conversion, Test Method assuring business processes etc. We will show the solution with the highest level QCD and additional value, for the Big Criffs Probrem in 2025.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM JST

Roundtable: Avoid the 2025 Digital Cliff by Learning from Keio’s Low-Cost Innovation Initiative (*Japanese only)

Harutoshi Katayama, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Katsuhiko Abukawa, Head of Digital Strategy, Management Department, Keio Corporation, President and CEO, Kansei AI Co.

With Mr. Abukawa of Keio Corporation (Kansei AI Co.,Ltd) who is helping enterprises transform their numerous legacy systems into a leading-edge IT environment, this roundtable will explore approaches for firms to overcome the 2025 Digital Cliff through discussion among the participants, based on his presentation.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM JST

How to Improve Your BI Environment Now (*Japanese only)

Hideaki Horiuchi, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Almost every large enterprise has implemented BI tools and they have gotten reasonable outcome. On the other hand, the needs for data is changing day by day, so many users feel frustration against current BI. To get better experience, new visual-rich tools and cloud-based offerings are purchased by business users. This presentation will explain BI trend and the hint to improve your BI environment.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM JST

Overcome Objections and Sell the Benefits of Moving From Projects to Products and Agile

Paul Schenck, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Most enterprises have now started the move from projects to products and the biggest question is "how do I get the organization to change?" Many people in the lines of business, executive management and even IT will be uncomfortable or even combative about making the switch. Concerns include funding models, perceived lack of control and losing the iron triangle of scope, time and cost. This presentation will review the forces necessitating the change, the "what’s in it for me?" arguments for various stakeholders, and tactics for helping the change occur.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM JST

Prepare for the Composable Enterprise With APIs, Marketplaces and Ecosystem Creation

Paolo Malinverno, VP Analyst, Gartner

Business capabilities are increasingly being composed through APIs rather than being created from scratch or sourced as full applications. These APIs may access internal systems, but are just as likely to come from third parties and the organization’s own ecosystem. Prepare for the composable enterprise by building an API marketplace strategy, decomposing monoliths, and enabling integration.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM JST

The Path to SAP S/4HANA: Toward Overcoming the "2027 Problem" (*Japanese only)

Koji Motoyoshi, VP Analyst, Gartner

Mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP will end in seven years. Transitioning to the latest version, SAP S/4HANA, brings costs and risks, and as a result, many organizations are still in the review stage or taking a wait-and-see approach. How can Japanese CIOs and application leaders turn the "2027 problem" into an opportunity? In this session, we will summarize key points based on insights gathered from Japan and abroad, and provide some suggestions.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM JST

Application and Infrastructure: Begin and Start to Build Up the New Relationship [*Japanese Only]

Sanae Furuyama, Manager, Solution Platform, Cloud Platform, VMware K.K.

Takashi Watanabe, Marketing Manager, Pivotal Japan K.K.

The Japanese IT must show the ability to respond promptly about DX. Fusion with Application Environment that Legacy/Cloud Native is mixed and Infrastructure assuming the Multi-Cloud Environment is Essential to strengthen response capabilities. In this session, we would like to discuss the key element which is necessary for new fusion.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM JST

The power of the digital transformation to make it real [*Japanese Only]

TOMOYA TAJIMA, CEO, manebi inc.

Happiness controls the productivity of the organization. An organization that focuses on the wishes and happiness of the various individuals in the organization and realizes the company's philosophy and realization of the wishes of the individual is the organization that can win the DX era. At manebi inc, we will introduce a case study in which DX was used to accelerate the spread of the philosophy in addition to the analog approach.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM JST

Ask the Expert: The Path to SAP S/4HANA: Toward Overcoming the "2027 Problem" (*Japanese only)

Koji Motoyoshi, VP Analyst, Gartner

Mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP will end in seven years. Transitioning to the latest version, SAP S/4HANA, brings costs and risks, and as a result, many organizations are still in the review stage or taking a wait-and-see approach. How can Japanese CIOs and application leaders turn the "2027 problem" into an opportunity? In this session, we will offer suggestions, based on insights gathered from Japan and abroad, for participants who, in 2020, are now facing this problem.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM JST

Event-Driven Computing for Leaders in Digital Business Innovation

Yefim Natis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

To reach the full business potential of digital business, your organization must become continuously intelligent and innovating, integrated within itself and across its ecosystems, contextual, and responsive in business real time. In this presentation, learn how event-driven computing helps advance your organization toward each of these objectives.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM JST

The Blueprint to Digital Product Delivery

Jason Wong, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business is about the creation of new business models, typically built on digital products and platforms. To continuously deliver digital product innovation and business value, application leaders should apply Gartner’s blueprint to help transform the culture, skills, architecture, technologies and software quality capabilities of their development organizations.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM JST

The Future of Collaboration: Emerging Trends Enabling New Ways of Working (*Japanese only)

Katsushi Shiga, VP Analyst, Gartner

The collaboration market is undergoing significant transformation to support new ways of working. This session will examine emerging application scenarios and technologies that enable organizations to promote a new work nucleus for collaboration, community-building, professional networking, employee crowdsourcing and collaborative work management.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM JST

Case Study: Hoshino Resorts: “Making the Right Things the Right way” - The Role of IT when There's No Right Answer How IT helps businesses find universality and evolve (*Japanese only)

Eiji Hisamoto, Unit Director, Group Information Systems, Hoshino Resorts Co.

Business and IT should have essentially the same goals and outcomes. However, because of limitations on the IT side, there has long been a gap between the two. Without fundamentally changing the distance and relationship between business and IT, it is difficult to succeed in an era of uncertainty. However, altering that relationship cannot be done overnight and requires new ways of thinking, methodologies, and skill sets, as well as a commitment to invest in this significant challenge. In this session, Mr. Hisamoto will introduce application practices developed in an effort to enable digital business, through finding universalities in business.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM JST

Define requirements for new business by Sigma Consulting Style[*Japanese Only]

Sunao Tomita, CTO, Sigma Consulting Co.,Ltd.

We have built and delivered an application distribution platform "Gatebox App Market" and application developer platform "Gatebox Developer Console" for Gatebox Inc. In this session, we will introduce how the new business requirements were defined in this case study.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM JST

Instantly respond to decision-makers' free requests with data! [*Japanese Only]

Shinsuke Terazawa, CEO, Data Curation Co., Ltd.

No more using BI tools! If a decision maker searches for "tell me about...," the computer will tell you the answer. Which do you choose accuracy or agility? And why not dramatically change the future of the way you and BI people work?

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:00 PM - 03:40 PM JST

Exhibit Showcase Hour

Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:10 PM - 03:30 PM JST

Three Points Application Leaders Need to Know About Containers and Kubernetes (*Japanese only)

Wataru Katsurashima, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With the digitization trend and the progress of application technologies such as microservices, the requirements for infrastructure are undergoing major changes. Container technologies and its orchestration technology, Kubernetes, play an important role there. In this session, we share points regarding containers and Kubernetes that application leaders should understand, like market adoption, value and management options.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:35 PM - 04:35 PM JST

Roundtable : Hoshino Resorts: "Making the Right Things the Right way" - The Role of IT when There's No Right Answer How IT helps businesses find universality and evolve (Finding practices that promote innovation) (*Japanese only)

Kimihiko Iijima, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Eiji Hisamoto, Unit Director, Group Information Systems, Hoshino Resorts Co.

Yu Manabe, Group IT Systems, Hoshino Resorts Co.

Following a talk by guest speakers Eiji Hisamoto and Yu Manabe of Hoshino Resorts, participants will engage in a discussion with them on the new roles of IT departments and business/management in the digital era, in which applications support and enable business.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:40 PM - 04:25 PM JST

Driving Innovation — How to Apply "Intelligence" to Your ERP Strategy

Denis Torii, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Although ERP vendors are promoting their AI/ML-enabled business software as a means to become intelligent, technology alone cannot make an organization smart. Application leaders should use the five building blocks described herein to achieve a truly intelligent ERP strategy.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:40 PM - 04:25 PM JST

Leadership Techniques to Overcome Barriers and Drive Digital Business Transformation (*Japanese only)

Tsuneo Fujiwara, VP Analyst, Gartner

Culture and talent have been cited as the top reasons for the lack of progress of digital business transformation. Traditional enterprises in risk-averse cultures are consensus-oriented and hierarchical, making agile difficult. This session provides some practical leadership techniques to overcome these barriers to drive digital business transformation, starting with commitment to leadership.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:40 PM - 04:25 PM JST

Turbocharge Your Business-Critical APIs via the Digital Integration Hub

Paolo Malinverno, VP Analyst, Gartner

APIs are ubiquitous ways to access “system of record” application data. Implementing these APIs may imply intractably complex integration challenges and impose intolerable workloads on the systems of record. The emerging digital integration hub (DIH) tackles these issues by consolidating multiple back-end data sources into a low-latency, scale-out data store that serves the API layer.
Key Issues:
How will application leaders tackle the challenges of business-critical APIs?
What will be the business value of the DIH architecture?
What will be the technologies application leaders use to implement their DIHs?

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 03:40 PM - 04:25 PM JST

What Should IT Do of the Data Delivery for Supporting Data-Driven Business (*Japanese only)

Tatsuya Ichishi, Director Analyst, Gartner

IT leaders are thinking about what data is valuable for data-driven management. Some IT leaders are asking the CxOs what they want to know from the data. However, most cases could not have had the exact answer that IT leaders imagined. In this session, discuss the gap and how to avoid it based on the knowledge from interaction with Gartner customers and interview sessions.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 04:40 PM - 05:10 PM JST

90% fail "work style reforms", The simplest way to get into 10% (*Japanese only)

Mariko Hashimoto, CEO, Delighted Inc.

While "work style reforms" are being promoted, 90% are said to have failed. Companies are strugging with many issues. No overtime work, a three week holiday, and decreasing employee. However, the business performance should be improved rather than maintained. With our client case studies, we will show you the simplest way to make a company successful.

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Thursday, 27 August, 2020 / 05:25 PM - 06:25 PM JST

Guest Keynote: AI's Impact on the Future of Humanity and Society

Noriko Arai, Professor, Director of the Research Center for Community Knowledge, National Institute of Informatics

As AI technology spreads, some firms are utilizing it to reduce costs and expand, but others are likely to be left behind. In order to use AI effectively, one must soberly appraise its possibilities and limitations. In this regard, when implementing AI, it is important to aim maximizing productivity through collaboration between people and machines. Noriko Arai will share insights from the cutting edge of AI research, for IT leaders responsible for firms' application strategies, regarding the keys to survive in an era of AI and humans living together.

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