Japan-India Pilot Symposium
towards Decarbonization of the Global South
-Fusing Japan’s Manufacturing Strength with India’s Digital Transformation


November 17 (Fri) 2023
18:00-20:30 (JST), 14:30-17:00 (IST), 10:00-12:30 (CEST), 02:00-04:30 (MST)


Technology in Society, International Committee of Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management、and India-Japan Forum on Environmental Technology


Technology in Society (TIS), an international academic journal focused on the global discourse at the intersection of technology and global social, political, and economic systems will celebrate its 75th volume in 2024.
In addition, the International Committee of Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management (IC-JSRPIM) which pursues the international development of this issue has now held 300 monthly forums.
To commemorate these milestones, both TIS and IC-JSRPIM have decided to hold a pilot symposium focusing on India's decarbonization strategy given its position as a high-potential leader in the global south.
In consultation with Indian organizations sharing a similar view, an organization was developed called the "India-Japan Forum on Environmental Technology (IJFET)" for this symposium.
This organization brings together a diverse range of stakeholders towards decarbonization, thereby opening new doors of opportunity for research and the exchange of ideas and best practices through peer-level engagement in both countries and serving as a catalyst for the fusion of Japan’s manufacturing and India’s digital transformation (DX).
With your participation, we hope that this pilot symposium will have an impact on both countries and the world at large in developing climate change solutions.


    150 minutes


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Profiles of the Speakers


Explore the Role Technology Plays in the Ongoing Social, Political, and Business Dynamics

Charla Griffy-Brown
Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Society,
Professor and Vice-Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University

BA, Harvard University
Ph.D., Griffith University, Austrakia
Researcher, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development,Tokyo
Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor, Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University

Chair person


Collaboration Leads to Fusion that Accelerates Decarbonization

Chihiro Watanabe
Chair of the International Committee of the Japan Society for Research Policy & Innovation Management
Director of the Forum of X-Center Japan (FoXc-J), Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Deputy Director-General, Ministry of International Trade & Industry
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Management of Institutional Innovation)
Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
Research Professor, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

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Digitally-supported Manufacturing and Manufacturing-oriented DX Save the World

Yuko Yasunaga
Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director, Directorate of Corporate Services
and Operations, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Vice President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
Visiting Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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Sustainability and Decarbonization: Opportunities and Insights from Technology Powered Interventions

Vinnie Jauhari
Director Education Industry WW Public Sector Team, Microsoft Corporation India Ltd.
Advisor of the Forum of X-Center Japan (FoXc-J)

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Post Doc., Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University (Tokyo)
Professor and Head, Oxford Brookes University
Regional Lead India - HP Labs Open Innovation Office
Learning and Skills Lead, Microsoft Corporation India Ltd.

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New Perspective of Japan-India Collaboration for Decarbonization

Yuko Harayama
Former President of the Japan Society for Research Policy & Innovation Management
Former Standing Member of the Council for Science, Technology & Innovation; Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University

BS, University of Besancon, France
Ph. D., University of Geneva
Associate Professor, University of Geneva
Deputy-Director of Science, Technology & Industry, OECD
Executive Director of RIKEN (National Research and Development Institute)



Gate Operation Systems for Shorter Supply Chain in India and Expectations for Decarbonization

Atsuhiro Tanaka
Head of NEC Labs. India, NEC Corp. India Pvt. Ltd.

M. Engr. in Information Engineering, University of Tokyo
Former Deputy General Manager, Business Innovation Unit, NEC Corp.
Former General Manager, Secure Systems Research Laboratories, NEC Corp.
Head of NEC Laboratories India, NEC Corp. India Pvt. Ltd.
Former Board Member of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

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EV Shift for Carbon Neutrality: Win-Win Solution by Japan-India Collaboration?

Kazuyuki Motohashi
Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Ph.D., Keio University; MBA., Cornel University
Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
Economist, Science, Technology and Industry Directorate, OECD
Sasagawa Peace Fellow, Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Editor, Research Policy

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Climate, Energy, and Industrial Transformation in the Digital Age

Takashi Hattori
Deputy Representative, Taipei Office, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association

Ph.D., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology
Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency
Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat

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Best Practices of TERI School of Advanced Studies for Decarbonization

Prateek Sharma
Acting Vice Chancellor
TERI School of Advanced Studies

Ph. D. (Environmental Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi;
M.E. (Hydraulics and Flood Control)
Earlier Dean Academics at TERI School of Advanced Studies
Fellow of Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst, Southampton, UK in recognition
of outstanding scholarly work in the area of air quality modelling.



Best Practices of TKM on Sustainability for Mutual Learning

Sudeep S. Dalvi
Senior Vice President & Director - Technical & Purchase, Chief Communication Officer
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. India

B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering), Mumbai University
Leadership role at TKM and led vehicle and new car manufacturing, Unit Manufacturing,
Quality control, New car projects, product design
35 years of rich experience in the Automotive Business, External affairs and CSR
New car projects, Purchasing, Product design & development, New business development, E

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Insights on Machine Learning Models for Solar and Wind Energy

Amlan Chakrabarti
A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology
University of Calcutta, India

Post-Doctoral Fellow (School of Engineering), Princeton University, US
Ph.D. (Calcutta University in association with ISI, Kolkata)
H Hamied Visiting Professorship from University of Cambridge, UK
Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology
Visiting Professorship from University of Cambridge, UK
Expert member of European Science Foundation

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Current Challenges & Opportunities in Sea Water Electrolysis

Akhoury Sudhir Kumar Rajiv Sinha
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

Ph. D. (Chemical Eng.) IIT(BHU), India
Ex Head, Ex Dean, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India
Professor and Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology,
Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India


Umaprasana Ojha
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

Professor, RGIPT Jais
Early Career Engagement with American Chemical Society
Member of Society for Polymer Science India
Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Q&A and Summing-up

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Chihiro Watanabe (watanabe.c.pqr@gmail.com) Japan
 Vinnie Jauhari (vijahar@microsoft.com) India


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