Why attend

Attend a day full of exploration and discovery of both the Rakuten Group and Rakuten Aquafadas technological innovation in the sector of mobility solutions. The digital landscape is changing fast, enterprises and publishers face the challenge of mobile-first customers audiences, quality and quantity content, fast and efficient workflows, employees mobility and ROI.

Discover the new chapter in the history of Rakuten Aquafadas best-in-class digital content deployment solution enriched via synergies and collaborations with various Rakuten businesses and how this can help you and your company meet the challenge of today’s interconnected world.

Themes and topics

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From 9:30am  

Jump start networking with international leaders

Informal networking opportunity over a cup of coffee and tasty breakfast. A chance to exchange ideas and conversations with international industry leaders. An opportunity to listen to insightful presentations of selected digital disruption in mobility sector project examples showcasing Rakuten synergies in practice.

– Rakuten Data Marketing
– New marketing solutions integrating the Rakuten Big Data and Dentsu mass media expertise
– Rakuten Magazine – example of high success mobile magazine aggregation project in Japan
– EasyJet and Rakuten
– Leading entertainment platform aimed at customer engagement and satisfaction
– Aquafadas apps portfolio – some of the successful stories

11am – 12.30pm  

Innovation and new digital horizons of Rakuten Aquafadas – executive and senior technical speakers

– Executive welcome, new vision and overview
– Interconnectivity and synergies at Rakuten Aquafadas
1. More than an app – new generation mobile hubs
2. Rich interactive content
3. Latest disruptive innovation (Big Data, Augmented Reality, Blockchain)
4. New modular features, synergies and tools (APIs, analytics, learning and monetisation, collaborative workflows and real time communications, workflows and production)


12.30pm – 2pm LUNCH
2pm – 4.30pm View from external speakers: innovation, loyalty systems, monetisation, Rakuten R&D perspectives and technical roadmap
– Super Points loyalty programs
– Rakuten Marketing affiliation and display as ROI drivers
– Cafe X
– Rakuten Viber
– New collaboration tools
– Rakuten Institute of Technology
– Rakuten Technical Conference 2017
– Rakuten Aquafadas Roadmap 2018
 4.30pm – 6pm New Rakuten ecosystem synergies in practices and wrap
– Case studies ideas
– FC Barcelona, our digital vision
– Wrap up session and conclusion


6pm – late After party
Various entertainment options in the sunny and vibrant south of France city Montpellier: music, wine and more!


Our event will take place at the Chateau of Flaugergues, a splendid “folly” of the 18th century located in the countryside around Montpellier. This property, both a vineyard and a tourist attraction, has been classified a historic monument. It has been inhabited and animated by the same family since its creation (1696).

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