Digital Garage hosts “THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2015 San Francisco”

- focusing on technologies to expand human abilities and the future of digital currency -

Tokyo, Oct. 26, 2015 – Digital Garage, Inc. (TSE JASDAQ: 4819, DG) has announced that it will hold “THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2015 San Francisco” on Nov 4th-5th, 2015 in San Francisco, USA. Those interested in the cutting edge of Internet technology and the businesses borne out of these technologies are invited to join this conference hosted by Joi Ito, co-founder of Digital Garage, Inc. and current Director of the MIT Media Lab. This will be the 12th NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE, which originally began in 2005.

This year’s theme is broken into two topics: “The Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain” and “Hacking the Human Body”. Along with a curated group of influential experts in each of these sectors, we will explore the impact that these technologies will have on our lives over the next 5 to 10 years. On Day 1 “The Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain”, speakers from various fields including: Startup CEOs, Venture Capitalists, Researchers; will speak on the latest trends and business opportunities of Bitcoin and its Blockchain technology.

On Day 2 “Hacking the Human Body”; will introduce the cutting edge technologies to advance human abilities from various viewpoints such as synthetic biology, biotechnology, neuroscience, and bio mechatronics. Hiroaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. will give a keynote speech, in addition to a talk by MIT Media Lab Professor researching on neuroscience, and an engineer from bio mechatronics startups.

Event Outline
Date: Wed 4th Nov 2015, 12:30~18:00
Thu 5th Nov 2015, 9:30~18:00
Venue: DG717 (717 Market Street, San Francisco)
Hosted by: Digital Garage. Inc.
Capacity: Approximately 250

How to register
Please refer to the official conference site, to purchase your tickets.

Day 1:The Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain

Day 2:Hacking the Human Body

Press Inquiries
Konatsu Shimizu
Digital Garage, Inc.
Phone: +81-3-6367-1346

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