CeBIT Event: Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI – Legal and Social Challenges / German-Japanese Value Partnership

The event at this years CeBIT entitled ‘Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI – Legal and Social Challenges / German-Japanese Value Partnership’, organized by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and of which the Foreign Law Joint Enterprise of Atsumi & Sakai Janssen was a Co-Organizer, has been a great success!

More than 300 people, either in person or via the live-stream on our website, listened to the integrated panel discussion of German and Japanese legal as well as IT specialists, proposing a German-Japanese value partnership that tackles the challenges the current control revolution brings for our societies.

After the panel discussion industry leaders from NTT and TUEV Rheinland gave presentations on the topic from an industry-side perspective.

For whom was not able to join either the event in person or the live-stream, please find the below video recordings to watch the discussions. Also, you can download the program from here (English, Japanese).

Words of Welcome – Marcus Schurmann
Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Japan

Marcus Schurmann, Delegate of German Insustry and Commerce in Japan, gave words of welcome in the beginning of the event.

Words of Welcome – Hans Carl von Werthern
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan

Hans Carl von Werthern, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan, gave his words of welcome.

 

Words of Welcome – Yoshinori Fujiyama
Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan to Germany

Yoshinori Fujiyama, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan to Germany, gave his words of welcome.

 

Keynotes – Shinji Tokumasu
Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Shinji Tokumasu, Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, delivered a keynote address.

 

Keynotes – Wolfgang Scheremet
Director General, Industrial Policy Bureau, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Wolfgang Scheremet, Director General, Industrial Policy Bureau, delivered a keynote address.

 

Panel Discussion Introduction
Norio Murakami, Chairman, ENERES Co., Ltd
Markus Janssen, Partner, Atsumi & Sakai Janssen, Foreign Law Joint Enterprise

Defining the Challenge: How to realize the AI R&D Guidelines based on the eight principles proposed at the G7 meeting in Takamatsu/Japan in April 2016 by legally and socially responsible measures to control Industry 4.0, IoT and AI.

 

Panel Discussion Presentation
Rolf Lumpe, Partner, Xona Partners
Dr. Joerg Kahler, Partner, GSK Stockmann
Michael Mueller, Partner, Mueller Foreign Law Office
Frank Becker, Partner, Atsumi Sakai Janssen RA GmbH
Takamasa Sasaki, CEO, AOS Legal Technologies
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klindt, Partner, Noerr LLP (Reported by FB)

An integrated team of lawyers and IT specialists has reviewed how to implement the eight principles proposed in AI R&D Guideline of Transparency, User Assistance, Controllability, Security, Safety, Privacy, Ethics and Accountability along concise legal and operational topics.

 

Feedback and Views – Björn Haan
CEO, TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH

Björn Haan, CEO, TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH, gave his feedback and views on Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI.

 

Feedback and Views – Tetsuya Shoji
President and CEO, NTT Communications

Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO, NTT Communications, gave his feedback and views on Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI.

Note: We are waiting for the permission to share this video.

 

 

Closing Remark – Tatsuhiro Shindo
Executive Vice President, JETRO

Tatsuhiro Shindo, Executive Vice President, JETRO, made his closing remark as grand finale of the event.

 

Please feel free to contact us for any inquiries. We are willing to help you succeed in this cutting edge challenging field.

CeBIT Event Announcement: Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI – Legal and Social Challenges / German-Japanese Value Partnership

Atsumi & Sakai Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise acts as Co-Organizer of an event at this year’s CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. The CeBIT is the world’s largest annual IT expo with more than 200.000 participants.

The event, entitled ‘Industrie 4.0, IoT and AI – Legal and Social Challenges / German-Japanese Value Partnership’ is organized by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan will try to bring attention to the important and difficult question of how to tackle the legal and social challenges brought about by the current control revolution.

Event information:
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10.00 – 14.00 h with topic specific networking

Venue: CeBIT 2017, Hall 3, Convention Center (CC), Messe, 30521 Hanover

Language: English with Japanese and German screens and webcasting

Attendees: approx. 250 participants (manufacturing industry, R&D, industry and trade associations, institutions, government, press)

Registration and further information via the CeBit Homepage.

Outline and Program here.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

We advise on all aspects of IT and data protection law, including national and international IT and outsourcing projects.

Furthermore, we are closely following the development of new technologies and its legal implications, including in particular Internet of Things (IoT), digital health, data security, FinTech and Industry 4.0. We are leading various initiatives regarding Industry 4.0 and are fostering cooperation of Japanese and European companies on new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and nano technology.

Our clients appreciate as our IT law specialist have an in-depth understanding of the sector and are prepared to think outside the box.

IT/TMT law advice that we give includes in particular advising on:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating software license agreements and other IT-agreement
  • IT outsourcing projects
  • e-commerce and regulatory requirements for websites and sales platforms including privacy advice
  • data protection, cross-border flows of personal data and the necessity to have a data protection officer and further data protection-compliant structuring of business models
  • cloud computing concepts
  • media regulatory law advice in particular in connection with M&A transactions and other technology-related transactions
  • transitional service agreements
  • hardware acquisition and group-wide hardware rollout projects

Our team includes lawyers fluent in Japanese, English, German, Chinese, Spanish and French. This allows us to read, understand and comment on documents in these languages without translation and we can also communicate in these languages.

Information Technology (IT)

IT Law is one of the most important fields in our more and more technology-dependent world. Atsumi & Sakai Janssen has built up a broad spectrum of expertise in this field through various commitments for clients and research related work. We closely monitor the technological and legal developments in this filed in Germany, the EU and Japan, e.g. regarding safe-harbor principles and cloud computing and advise our clients respectively.  Especially in the newly developing area of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Thing (IoT), we are involved in several ongoing projects on an international, especially Germany-EU-Japan related level. Examples of our commitments include:

  • publication of an article on ‘Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT)’ in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (Kokusai Shôji Hômu), more info here
  • comprehensive legal support for the set-up and implementation of a newly established virtual computing and cloud internet service provider in Japan
  • restructuring the shareholder structure of a US-based online database service provider

Furthermore, we also advise our clients inter alia in connection with IT service agreements, software licensing agreements and in the area of e-commerce and data protection.

[Article] “Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany” in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol. 44, No. 7, July 2016

The article entitled “Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany” was published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (Kokusai Shôji Hômu), Vol. 44, No. 7, July 2016. The article was co authored in Japanese by

Markus Janssen of Atsumi & Sakai Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise,

Frank Becker of Atsumi & Sakai Janssen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH,

Takafumi Uematsu, Partner at Atsumi & Sakai and

Takafumi Ochiai, Of-Counsel at Atsumi & Sakai

for further information (in Japanese) see:

http://www.ibltokyo.jp/bulletin/1209.html

[Seminar] in Frankfurt a.M. – Takafumi Uematsu – “Industrie 4.0 in Japan – the Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Revolution -“

Takafumi Uematsu, Partner at Atsumi & Sakai, presented a seminar entitled “Industrie 4.0 in Japan – the Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Revolution -“, on July 7, 2016, at the 70th Germany-Japan Economic Talks, hosted by the DJW (Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis – Japanese-German Business Association) in Frankfurt, the Vereinigung der Japanischen Unternehmen Frankfurt e.V., and the Deutsch Japanischer-Wirtschaftskreis.

For further information see the announcement on the DJW Hompage [German].