Jun Yamadera

Chief Chaos Officer
Eyes, JAPAN co. ltd.

A Monk among the Priests: "I'm a real rebel with a cause"

Jun Yamadera found Eyes, JAPAN co. ltd. in 1995 in Fukushima. It is the first IT startup from the University of Aizu, 1st computer science oriented University in Japan. In the past 20 years, he has been working on various cutting edge project such as exporting Fukushima rice via web in 1995, making world 1st virtual pottery system, making CG of historical archives of national treasure of Japanese castle, temple, buddhist statues and traditional dance and medical motions using motion capture. He is one of pioneers in AR (Augmented Reality), wearable technologies, Medical x IT from early days. In fact, he organized Japanese 1st medical hackathon in 2012 and won world championship in healthcare hackathon in silicon valley in 2013. He is also has great experience in security, his team got 9th position in Russian hacking contest in 2012 and won championship in Japanese security contest in 2013.

After tragic earthquake and nuclear disaster in 3.11, 2011. He expanded his office in Kobe so that he can learn disaster recovery from Kobe where is the pioneer of disaster recovery and resilient city. He started share bike platform project called "FUKUSHIMA Wheel" which is reinvention of the wheel and bicycle IoT for smart city. With great help by Japanese Reconstruction Agency and French accelerator program by Orange. He has been pitching his idea in world wide conferences in Taiwan, Singapore, Europe, US like Maker faire, SXSW and so on. This is collaboration project with international NPO, Safecast by Joi Ito of Director, MIT Media lab. He presented his talk in TEDxKobe in 2015.

Now Jun is interested AI, Robotics and Gastronomy in Food Galaxy.

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