Connected Ink 2019

Thank you for being “Connected”
at the Connected Ink.

Connected Ink 2019 finished with a great success.
The next event will be held on November 18, 2020 (Wednesday)
at Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba.
See you next year.


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Connected Ink is an event that Wacom has been holding to promote the development and expansion of digital ink and digital stationery from 2016. The last Connected Ink evolved dramatically in terms of the scale and the partners’ involvement. We are strongly confident that the upcoming Connected Ink would grow much larger with more stakeholders' attentions and involvements. Please stay tuned on the movement of the digital ink and the digital stationery.

Wednesday, 27th, November, 2019
(Registration starts at 9:30- )
ANA InterContinental Tokyo
1-12-33, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3505-1111 Fax: +81-3-3505-1155
Stationery players, Consumer electronics / OEMs, IT and Cloud services providers, ISV (Software Partners), Academics or/and business analysts, Press, University and research institute, Start up community, etc.
Entry fee

※ The contents of the description may change without notice. Please note.


Keynote Sessions

Calling all visionary people - Valuable thoughts and up-to-date information will be delivered. Stay tuned.

10:00 - 12:00 Wacom Nobu Ide   President and CEO
Faik Karaoglu   Executive Vice President, Creative Business Unit
Peter Sommer   Senior Vice President, Business Solution
Heidi Wang   Senior Vice President, Ink Division
Sayatake Komine   Senior Vice President, Technology Solution
Hiroshi Tamano   Senior Vice President, Creative Business Unit
Guest speakers Mr. David Abzarian (Principal PM Manager, Windows Input.AI, Developer Platform, Microsoft Corporation)
Mr. Johnson Lee (CEO, E Ink Holdings Inc. )
Mr. Shin Sawada (Deputy Director, Shibuya Ward)
Mr. Masahiro Sato (Professor, Digital Hollywood Graduate University)
Mr. Hisakazu Tsuboya (General Manager, Solution Service Department, Corporate Sales and Marketing Division, NTT DOCOMO, INC.)
Mr. Kei Narushima (President, CELSYS,Inc. )
Mr. Kazunori Oki (Co-Founder, CEO, mui Lab, Inc. )
Mr. Horst Hörtner (Senior Director, Ars Electronica Futurelab)

Break Time

12:00 - 12:45 Light meals will be provided.

Breakout Sessions

Leading edge Technology
for Pen, Paper and Ink

Evolution of Education and
Business driven by ink

Analogue-Digital Harmonization

12:45 - 13:10 Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
Enhancing mobile productivity and creativity through the S Pen
Vice President, Head of Technology Strategy Group
Mr. Ken Song

Partnership Manager, Technology Strategy Group
Ms. Catarina Cho
Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
Promoting the spread of ICT in school education using next-generation education
VP, Head of R&D Center I,
Product Management Unit.

Mr. Yosuke Konaka
Wacom x Meiji University
Effects of handwritten letters on Learners
Professor, Meiji University
Mr. Satoshi Nakamura
13:25 - 13:50 Ars Electronica Futurelab
Converged Reality and the Imaginary Spaces
Senior Director
Mr. Horst Hörtner
Wacom x Kyoto Univ.
Informatization of Japanese education and possibility of writing
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Education

Mr. Nozomu Kutomi
Shanghai Ratta Smart Technology Co., Ltd.
Stationery Digitization-The Origin of SuperNote
Managing Director of Global Business Management
Mr. Richard Huang
14:05 - 14:30 E Ink Holdings Inc.
The Development Trend of ePaper in Digital Writing
Associate Vice President, Product Management Central Division
Mr.Jim Chang
Wacom x Dynatech inc.
Hospitality development by digitization of registration cards
Manager, Solution Sales, Dynatech inc.
Mr. Atsushi Kachi
NeoLAB Convergence
Connect Analog Paper to Digital World
chief executive officer
Mr. Steve Lee
14:45 - 15:10 Haier International (HK) Limited
The application of smart stationery in education
Senior Consultant, Haier International Smart Education
Mr. Ken Lu
Association of Innovative Education
Educational reform driven by EdTech
Professor, Digital Hollywood Graduate University
Mr. Masahiro Sato
Digital Stationery Consortium
Partnership alliances leading digital transformation of pen, ink and paper across global industries
SVP, Ink Division, Wacom
Heidi Wang
15:25 - 15:50 Wacom
WILL 3.0 - The Universal Ink Framework
Senior Product Manager Digital Ink / WILL
Dr. Markus Weber
Wacom x Fuji Xerox System Service
Introduction of Improvement Solution for Local Government Office Reception
Fuji Xerox System Service Co. Ltd.
Mr.Ryosuke Suzuki
Proposal of digitized paper and pen
VP/ Manager, TSBU Elemental Techonology development
Toshihiko Horie / Hiroshi Miyazawa
16:05 - 16:30 Wacom
Wacom XR Ink Strategy
SVP Product Management, CRBU
Hiroshi Tamano
Various start up companies
Start-up community creating new value with digital ink for creative artists
CEO, Startbahn, Inc.
Mr.Taihei Shii
Mr. Daisuke Urushihara
Wacom X Niigata University of Health and Welfare
Possibility of screening for dementia using Bamboo Slate
Niigata University of Health and Welfare
Professor, Department of Radiological Technology

Prof. Naoki Kodama
16:45 - 17:10 Wacom
Winner Presentation of Inkathon Developer Challenge (Teams from US, JP, AP)

Various speaker (7 startup teams), One moderator
Wacom x sdtech Inc.
Ink and HCAI bring a new way of communication
CTO, sdtech Inc.
Mr. Hirotaka Suzuki
Wacom x mui Lab, Inc.
Calm Technology and Design - Atmosphere of technology
Co-Founder, CEO , mui Lab, Inc.
Mr. Kazunori Oki

Breakout Sessions

Leading edge Technology for Pen, Paper and Ink

Evolution of Education and Business driven by ink

Analogue-Digital Harmonization


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