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Joint Keidanren-ILPF Workshop on Electronic Signatures and Authentication

November 19, 1999
Tokyo, Japan

Place: Akasaka Prince Hotel
3rd Floor, Queen Room
1-2, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 102-8585
Tel: +81.3.3234.1111
Fax: +81.3.3262.5163

13:00 Registration
13:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Seiichi Shimada, Senior Executive Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, Mitsui & Co. (Chairman, Information Industry Group, Keidanren)
13:35 Current Legislative Trends and Government Involvement
  • Ryozo Hayashi, Director-General for Machinery and Information Industry Policy, MITI
  • Kannichirou Aritomi, Director-General of Telecommunications, Business Department, MPT
  • Elliot E. Maxwell, Special Advisor to the Secretary for the Digital Economy, US Department of Commerce
  • Philippe Paulin, Councellor (Economic and Commercial), EU Delegation
  • John Dryden (Head of Division) & Taizo Nakatomi (Principal Administrator), Information Computer and Communications Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD (video participation)
14:35 Discussion
  • Moderator: Takaya Ishida, Senior Chief Researcher, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

    Additional Discussants:

    • Fuminori Inagaki, Director, Office of Information Policy Planning, MITI
    • Junichiro Miyazaki, Director of Computer Communications Division, Telecommunications Business Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MPT
    • Mark Bohannon, Chief Counsel for Technology and Counsellor to the Under Secretary for Technology, US Department of Commerce (telephone participation)
    • Nigel Hickson, Head, Information Security Policy, UK Department of Industry (telephone participation)
    • Richard Schlechter, Detached National Expert, Directorate-General XIII, European Commission (telephone participation)
15:10 Coffee Break
15:30 Expert Panel
17:00 Discussion
  • Moderator: Ruth Day, Executive Director, ILPF
  • Additional Discussants:

    • Members of the Government Panel, ILPF and Keidanren members
18:00 Closing Remarks
  • Masanobu Katoh, Chairman, ILPF
18:30 Reception
  • Sponsored by ILPF member companies (additional speakers and sponsors to be decided)


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