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See you on October 27, 2018.
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Celebrate technology with us

Join us and over 1500+ developers and entrepreneurs at the 12th annual Rakuten Technology Conference. This year, we're back with the theme of Rakuten Tech x Startup Tech. If you are excited about the latest technology trends and stories, this is a must-attend conference of the year!

Expect to
  • Discover emerging technologies, practices, use-cases and stories straight from Rakuten and the startup scenes.

  • Hear from our hand-picked experts across a range of topics: AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Security, API Economy & CloudNative

  • Engage with other attendees at our roundtable sessions and networking area.

  • Unwind and let your hair down at the afterparty!

Don't miss out.


Message from Chairperson

Thanks to your continued support, this is the 12th consecutive year we have held Rakuten Technology Conference since its launch in 2007. This conference is planned and executed by members of Rakuten’s Tech Community each year with a theme relative to disruptive trends.

In the last couple of decades, as we have moved through the advent of the internet and social networking services, technology has allowed people to express their diversity more clearly. Different people basically always have different interests, so internet services have been focusing on developing personalized functions, and we believe we should provide a variety of services more suitable for each individual. Having said that, it is not easy to live up to the expectations of each user. We deal in 250 million items on the Rakuten Ichiba E-Commerce platform and have 20 million active users who purchased something in the last 3 months. The possible combinations of items and users are endless. So, we may want to develop big data platforms, enhance AI technologies such as machine learning, and analyze the details of customer behaviors by gathering data scientists and researchers. Besides, Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) has conducted academic collaboration and contributed very much to satisfying user’s various needs in many terms. However, it’s not enough. We need to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies and then think out of the box to re-design our business. We are always exploring novel ways.




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Feel the future

Startups redefining our future

Kids Park

Here's for the young (at heart)


  • Rakuten Crimson House
    1-14-1 Tamagawa
    Setagaya-ku Tokyo
    158-0094 Japan
  • tech-conf@mail.rakuten.com
  • 11:00 - 21:00
    (Reception: 10:00 - 17:00)