Monthly

October 2016 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday October 28 at The New Sanno Hotel for some early autumn festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. This month we are pleased to be hosting something a little different. Our very own Mr. Richard Chuckrey will be presenting a unique and interesting topic: More than a Newspaper: The Secure Technology Behind Stars and Stripes Multimedia. Rich will be discussing how Stars and Stripes leverages technology to not only produce a newspaper in the modern, internet-based age, but also how the organization leverages security to ensure their network remains free from potential attacks from US and Japanese adversaries. In addition, Rich will discuss the difficult transition Stars & Stripes has had to endure, moving from the old-guard, paper-based newspaper, to a more online-based presence, and the tough monetization challenges. This will be one event you will not want to miss! The October Monthly Event will be at the usual location - The New Sanno - and will feature our standard spread of free hors d'oeuvres, finger food, and beverages of your choice. This event, like all our monthly events, is FREE for everyone to attend. The New Sanno is […]

Free – $500

April 2017 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday April 28 at The New Sanno Hotel for some Spring festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. This month we are pleased to be hosting an important topic for many of us. Mr. James S. Brew will be presenting a unique and interesting topic: Delivering World-Class Presentations. This program focuses on how to develop and deliver content that informs, educates and compels the intended audience to understand, believe and make informed decisions. Our understanding of what resonates with the human brain has changed more in the past decade than in all of prior human history. The techniques that work are also for meetings, social functions and discussions or presentations without PowerPoint. The April Monthly Event will be at the usual location - The New Sanno - and will feature our standard spread of free hors d'oeuvres, finger food, and beverages of your choice. This event, like all our monthly events, is FREE for everyone to attend. The New Sanno is a U.S. military complex, and requires an official government issued identification card with picture (ie. DoD CAC, DoD Dependent ID, DoD Retired ID, Passport, Resident Registration Card, etc. ) […]

Free – $500

May 2017 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday May 26 at The New Sanno Hotel for some Pre-Summer festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. We're honored and delighted to have Mr. Karsten Klein, PhD., presenting a case study this month: Business Continuity Planning - A case study from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This program focuses on Business Continuity Planning (BCP), testing, maintenance and execution. The combination of different factors that influence the outcome a BCP execution are explained via a real life case study from the time shortly after the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The lessons learned of this BCP case study are relevant to other threats such as cyber attacks, terrorism, fire damage, breakdown of facilities, natural disasters, etc. that surround and affect our business environment. Karsten Klein has over 14 years expertise in financial risk management, operations and systems, with extensive leadership experience. Prior to working in the financial service industry, he was working in technology research and development. Karsten received his PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Cambridge. Outside of work he enjoys running and skiing.​​​ The May Monthly Event will be at the usual location - […]

Free – $500

June 2017 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday June 30 at The New Sanno Hotel for some Summer festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. We're honored and delighted to have Yan Fan, Co-Founder and CTO of Code Chrysalis, presenting a very interesting topic related to software development in Japan: Trends, Challenges and the Future of Coding in Japan Event Overview/Summary: The world is shifting towards software and that has left Japan's technology sector struggling to remain competitive and relevant. What happened and what kinds of hurdles are professionals facing with software in Japan? Yan will talk about Japan's technology challenges, what she has seen in her journey starting Japan's first advanced coding school, and possible solutions. About the Speaker: Yan is co-founder and CTO of Code Chrysalis, an advanced coding school in Tokyo. She started learning how to code when she became disillusioned with her career in trading. Since leaving trading, she has worked as a software developer at a Silicon Valley machine learning startup, taught coding for a number of organizations, and started a coding bootcamp in Jordan for refugees. She holds bachelor's degrees in Economics and Arabic from Dartmouth College. The June Monthly Event […]

Free – $500

July 2017 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday July 28 at The New Sanno Hotel for some Summer festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. We're honored and delighted to have Jonathan Hobbs, PhD, Director of Hobbs & Associates, presenting a very interesting topic related to Artificial Intelligence: What's So Intelligent About Artificial Intelligence Anyways? Event Overview/Summary: Intelligently superior AI robots will soon take over the world, subduing human kind and the inhabitants of the earth once and for all. -or not- In this seminar Jonathan Hobbs will explain why AI is not modeled after human intelligence, how it fails to live up to definitions of human intelligence, and how AI, and human intelligence differ both at a hardware and software level. About the Speaker: Jonathan Hobbs moved to Japan in 2011 and soon after founded Hobbs & Associates, a boutique firm specializing in high tech, intellectual property law and cybersecurity. Jonathan earned his doctorate in AI and machine learning, and is licensed to practice IP law before the USPTO. Jonathan has authored numerous scientific and business publications in various fields related to AI and machine learning. The July Monthly Event will be at the usual location […]

Free – $500

August 2017 Monthly Event

Safecast Shibuya 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku

The August Monthly Event will be NOT at The New Sanno this month, instead it will be held at Safecast Shibuya, above FabCafe (about 5 minutes walk from Shibuya Station). Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday August 25 at Safecast Shibuya for some Summer festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. We're honored and delighted to have Mr. Pieter Franken, Representative Director and Co-Founder of Safecast, presenting a very interesting topic titled:The Power of Citizen Science Event Overview/Summary: The Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, which began on March 11, 2011, provided a crucial opportunity to evaluate the state of preparation on the part the powerplant operator (TEPCO), relevant Japanese government agencies, and international oversight bodies, to gather necessary information on radiation risks quickly and to share it with those tasked with emergency response as well as with the general public. The inadequacy of this preparation and the chaotic nature of inter-agency and inter-governmental communication has been well noted in several official reports on the disaster. In response, Safecast, an international, volunteer-based organization devoted to monitoring and openly sharing information on environmental radiation and other pollutants, was initiated on March 12, 2011, one day following […]

Free – $500

October 2017 Monthly Event

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

Join the AFCEA Tokyo (東京) family on Friday October 27 at The New Sanno Hotel for some Autumn festivities, with free hors d'oeuvres, and beverages of your choice. We're honored and delighted to have Mr. Glenn Perry enlighten us on ways to better protect our networks: Adding Traditional Security to a Cyber Security Strategy Event Overview/Summary: Often times we forget about the human element when planning for a cyber security plan of action. We will discuss best practices derived from the Traditional Security, Security Technical Implementation Guide(STIG). Including the Traditional Security STIG in cyber strategies will invoke thoughts such as : How can "need to know" based file permission procedures safeguard intellectual property? Do we have a hiring and termination processes that fits into the "need to know" methodology? How can we ensure physical safeguards are in place for critical buildings and infrastructure(s)? Do we have a Continuity Operations Plan and when was it last tested? Join us for what promises to be a robust discussion on a timely topic. About the Speaker: Mr. Perry has worked in various security sectors for 20 years. During periods in the U.S. Department of Defense and private companies. His specialties include Crypto-security, Information […]

Free – $500

The 2019 New Year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Party, sponsored by the ICT Committee

Bauhaus Roppongi 5-16-15 Imperial Building (B1F), Roppongi, Minato-ku

Event Overview The Information, Communications, and Technology Committee (ICT) invites you to the 2019 New Year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Party on January 31, 2019! This joint event at the new home of Bauhaus Roppongi in the Imperial Building will be held in conjunction with folks from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ) and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA Tokyo). This is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Enjoy a buffet dinner and two beverages for the great member price of ¥4,500. Date: Thursday, January 31 Time: 18:30–20:30 Venue: Bauhaus Roppongi Hosting Committee: Information, Communications, and Technology Member Fee: ¥4,500 ($40 USD) Guest Fee: ¥7,900 ($70 USD) Meal: Buffet and two beverages​ Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 12:00 Noon ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs William Dallyn, John Kirch, Vice Chairs NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD. NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.

$40 – $70

April 2019 Monthly Seminar

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

PROTECTING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES DURING TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020 FROM CYBER ATTACKS 奥家 敏和 (Mr. Toshikazu Okuya) 経済産業省 商務情報政策局 サイバーセキュリティ課長 Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) AFCEA 東京 TOKYO is proud to present Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, the Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) from July, 2017. 奥家敏和氏は、2017年7月から経済産業省商務情報政策局サイバーセキュリティ課長を務めています。 奥家氏は1995年に通商産業省(現経済産業省)入省しました。2010年から2013年まで日本貿易振興機構(ジェトロ)ニューヨークにて産業省の特別顧問を務めました。東京に帰還して資源エネルギー庁に努め日本の第4次エネルギー基本計画の起草を担当しました。安全保障貿易管理政策に従事し安全保障貿易管理政策課長として対内直接投資規制等を強化する外為法改正等に取り組みました。奥谷氏は、ハーバード大学のジョンF.ケネディ政府大学院で学びました。 奥家氏は、2015年と2016年のウクライナの送電網の攻撃のような攻撃から、重要なインフラストラクチャの安全性とセキュリティを確保するために経済産業省がどのように取り組んでいるかについて説明します。より具体的には、東京2020年オリンピックの期間中壊滅的な攻撃が生起しないよう、経済産業省は産業界とどのように連携しているかについて説明します。 座席数は限られており、イベントが定員に達すると登録は締め切ります。 発表の以外にも人脈作り機会、無料の食べ物、そして飲み物を用意しております。 Mr. Okuya has started his career at METI from 1995. He used to be stationed in the U.S. 2010 through 2013 as a special advisor to METI at JETRO NY. After his return to Tokyo, he drafted the 4th Strategic Energy Plan at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. He was in charge of security export control and inward investment control as the director of security export control policy division, and led the amendment of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to improve inward investment control regulation. Mr. Okuya has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Okuya will discuss how METI is working to ensure the safety and security of critical infrastructure from attacks like the Ukrainian power grid attacks […]

Free

May 2019 Monthly Seminar

The New Sanno Hotel 4-12-20, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku

日本におけるIoTセキュリティ対策 (IoT Security Measures in Japan)竹内 芳明 (Mr. Yoshiaki Takeuchi) 総務省サイバーセキュリティ統括官 (Director-General for Cybersecurity – Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) AFCEA 東京 TOKYO is proud to present Mr. Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Director-General for Cybersecurity – Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).今月の発表は、IoTに関する最新のサイバーセキュリティ、研究開発、能力構築及び国際協力などのトピックを含む、総務省によるサイバーセキュリティのアプローチと対策の紹介です 竹内 芳明 総務省サイバーセキュリティ統括官 1985 年郵政省入省。30 年以上にわたり ICT 政策に携わる。経済産業省大臣官房審議官(IT戦略担当)、総務省総合通信基盤局電波部長を経て、2018 年 7 月より現職。 The presentation introduces the cybersecurity approach and measures by MIC Japan, which includes latest topics on cybersecurity, such as IoT security, research and development, capacity building, and international collaboration. Mr. Yoshiaki Takeuchi joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan in 1985. He has been in charge of ICT policy for more than thirty years, consistently. After serving as Deputy Director-General for IT Strategy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Takeuchi was appointed as Director-General of Radio Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC. He has been in his current position as Director-General for Cybersecurity since July 2018.

Free

IMPORTANT VENUE SECURITY NOTICE

AFCEA 東京 TOKYO generally holds its seminars and events at The New Sanno Hotel near Hiroo Station. Please be aware The New Sanno is a U.S. military complex, and requires an official government issued identification card with picture (ie. Passport, JP drivers license, Zairyu Card, DoD CAC, DoD Dependent ID, DoD Retired ID, etc. ) for entry. In addition, due to The New Sanno security requirements, passports issued by certain countries require additional documentation and a 30-day lead-time for access. Please view the event page for further details and what needs to be done so you can access the festivities. These rules have nothing to do with AFCEA 東京 TOKYO, and are strictly related to and enforced by the venue.