Tokyo 2016 | Speakers: Joi Ito

Joichi Ito
伊藤 穰一 (いとう じょういち)

伊藤穰一は、MITメディアラボ所長。株式会社デジタルガレージ共同創業者で取締役。ソニー株式会社社外取締役。PureTech Health取締役会議長。The New York Times、Knight財団、MacArthur財団、FireFox 開発の Mozilla Foundationのボードメンバー。 文部科学省「革新的イノベーション創出プログラム(COI STREAM)」ガバニング委員会委員。慶応義塾大学SFC研究所主席所員。PSINet Japan、デジタルガレージ、Infoseek Japanなど多数のインターネット企業の創業に携わる他、エンジェル投資家としてもこれまでに、 Twitter, Wikia, Flickr, Kickstarter, Path, littleBits, Formlabs 等を初めとする有望ネットベンチャー企業を支援している。2008年米国Business Week誌にて「ネット上で最も影響力のある世界の25人」、2011年米国Foreign Policy誌にて「世界の思想家100人」、2011年、2012年共に日経ビジネス誌にて「次代を創る100人」に選出。2011年英オクスフォード 大学インターネット研究所より特別功労賞受賞。2013年米大学機構The New Schoolより名誉博士号(文学博士)を受位。2014年SXSW(サウスバイサウスウェスト)インタラクティブフェスティバル殿堂入り。2014年米 Academy of AchievementよりGolden Plate Award受賞。2015年米タフツ大学より名誉博士号(文学博士)を受位。

Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab. He is chairman of the board of PureTech Health and a board member of Sony Corp., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation , the Mozilla Foundation and The New York Times Co. He is the co-founder and a board member of Digital Garage, an Internet company in Japan. He has created numerous Internet companies, including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. He was an early-stage investor in Formlabs, Flickr, Kickstarter, littleBits, Path, Twitter, Wikia and other companies. In 2008, Ito was named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In 2011 Foreign Policy Magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers. Also in 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute in recognition of his role as one of the world's leading advocates of Internet freedom. In 2011 and 2012, Nikkei Business selected him as one of the 100 most influential people for the future of Japan.

In 2013, Ito was awarded a Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, from The New School. In 2014, he was inducted into the SXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame and was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the Academy of Achievement. In 2015, Ito was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Tufts University.