2023 Tokyo Summit


10.17.2023 at 8:00AM - 10.18.2023 at 5:00PM


Conrad Hotel Tokyo 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi Minato City, Tokyo,

Modeled on the success of our Paris Summit that takes place each June, The BuiltWorlds Tokyo Summit will be held on October 17th and 18th at the Conrad Hotel. This exclusive event will provide an opportunity to bring together members of the BuiltWorlds community in Technology, Investment, and Industry in the Asian region. This event will also give the opportunity for community members outside of Asia to learn about the exciting innovators in this key region of the world.

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Tuesday October 17th


Wednesday October 18th

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2023 Speakers

Atsuko Jenks

Managing Partner, Japan Accelerator

Fauzan Maulana

Co-founder and CEO, Rekava

Aaron Toppston

Managing Partner, GS Futures

Kaustubh Pandya

Partner, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Jun Hibbard

CEO, Smart Innovation

Tamaki Horii

Head GM, Obayashi

Tyler Sewall

Senior Director, BuiltWorlds

Yamasaki Hiroaki

Head of BIM and DX promotion team, Takenaka

Omri Sorek

CEO & Founder, Trusstor

Keefe Wayne Teo

Co-founder (COO&CFO), Fabrica AI

Pierre Mustiere

CEO, Bouygues Asia

Sharique Husain

CEO & Founder, Conxai

Sarah Bader

Managing Director, Gensler

Jean-Marc Frangos

Digital Transformation and Innovation Advisor, Shimizu

Harry Chan

CEO, BeeInventor

Noriya Tarutani

Deputy Director-General, Innovation Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Takeshi Yoshida

Director General, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Sean Wrenn

Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

Hikaru Nagahama

CEO, Aldagram

Bibhrajit Halder

Founder & CEO, SafeAI

Jae Choi

Chief Operating Officer, Xpanner

Di-Ann Eisnor

CEO, Crews By Core

Zach Aarons

Co-Founder & General Partner, Metaprop

Satoshi Murakami

Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Metaprop

Nandan Thakar

Co-founder & CEO, SureWorx

Patrick McConnell

CEO, AtlantisFiber™

Wataru Matsumoto

Vice President , Glodon Company Limited

Austin Chandrasekaran

Development Director & Regional Head of Urbanisation Practice - Asia, LendLease

Arata Oguri

Director | Tokyo Office Leader | East Asia Region Board, Arup

Scott Kaplanis

Managing Partner, GroundBreak Ventures

Tokyo Summit General Sessions

General Sessions will be held at the Conrad Hotel Tokyo, beginning with light breakfast and concluding with a closing reception in the evening.

Day 1 Schedule

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Breakfast & Registration

10:00AM – 10:05AM

Introductory Remarks

10:05AM – 10:40AM

Extending Built World Technology Across the Pacific: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Global Tech in the Built World

During the kickoff panel to our inaugural Tokyo Summit, each panelist will provide their perspectives on incubating, accelerating, piloting, adopting, and valuing technology crossing between the American and APAC regions.

Jean-Marc Frangos, Digital Transformation and Innovation Advisor, Shimizu
Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO, SafeAI
Diann Eisnor, CEO, Crews By Core
Kaustubh Pandya, Partner, Brick & Mortar Ventures

10:40AM – 11:20AM

Corporate and Institutional Venture Asia

Venture capitalists in the industry continue to expand their view globally as innovative solutions continue to be developed all over the world. During this panel, investors in the built world will provide insights into their specific view of the APAC region, and how that may differ from other parts of the world.

Aaron Toppston, Managing Partner, GS Futures
Satoshi Murakami, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Metaprop NYC
Scott Kaplanis, Managing Partner, GroundBreak Ventures
Clara Martiny, NOVA External Ventures Manager APAC, Saint-Gobain

11:20AM – 11:45AM

Networking Break

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Case Study on Corporate Innovation In the Asia Region

As with all BuiltWorlds Summits, it is imperative to have the opportunity to learn more about innovation specific to the region we are in. During this session, Kajima, one of the oldest and largest contractors in Japan, will share key insights into how they are thinking about innovation both internally and externally across the globe.

12:30PM – 1:30PM


1:30PM – 2:30PM

Post-Lunch Interactive Discussions

2:30PM – 2:45PM

BuiltWorlds Research Presentation

2:45PM – 3:30PM

The Keys and Timeline to Solving Construction's Quality and Productivity Gaps

Quality and productivity are two major ongoing topics of conversation and areas for improvement in the construction industry. For as much as they are discussed, we still do not have any concrete answers on how we can improve these metrics. During this session, we will share various global perspectives on how, and when, we will begin to see meaningful improvements in these areas.

Wataru Matsumoto, Vice President, Glodon Company Limited

3:30PM – 4:15PM

Project Management and Predictive Analytics In the Asia Markets

Technologists and technology users in North America have put a premium on software & SaaS solutions over the last few decades as management teams seek more efficient ways to manage their projects. During this panel, we will hear from technologists and innovators regarding the use of software solutions and predictive analytics in the APAC region, and how they are playing a part in improving jobsite processes.

Jun Hibbard, CEO, Smart Innovation
Yamasaki Hiroaki, Head of BIM and DX Promotion Team, Takenaka
Omri Sorek, CEO & Founder, Trusstor
Sharique Husain, CEO & Founder, Conxai

4:15PM – 4:45PM

Networking Break

4:45PM – 5:20PM

Robotics and Advanced Equipment in Construction

Japan has now for multiple decades been building, utilizing, and relying on robotics solutions to combat increasing labor shortage concerns. During this session, Xpanner will present on the work they are doing in the field of robotics and advanced equipment.

Jae Choi, Chief Operating Officer, Xpanner

5:20PM – 5:55PM

The Global Exchange - Asia

Though each of these individuals have local and regional views and responsibilities, their organizations extend a global impact on the built environment. This panel will explore the various viewpoints of each of these behemoths on how they are thinking about innovation on a global scale.

Tamaki Horii, Head GM, Obayashi
Pierre Mustiere, CEO, Bouygues Asia
Sarah Bader, Managing Director, Gensler
Austin Chandrasekaran, Development Director & Regional Head of Urbanisation Practice - Asia, LendLease

5:55PM – 6:00PM

Closing Remarks

6:00PM – 8:00PM


Conrad Hotel Tokyo 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi Minato City, Tokyo

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