Human Augmentation Research Center (AIST)

Chief Senior Researcher

About me:

Kentaro Watanabe, Ph.D. is Chief Senior Researcher at Human Augmentation Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. His research domains are service engineering, design, and innovation. He is specifically interested in technology integration and digitalization in service systems. He is actively engaged in standardization activities and serves as Convenor of ISO TC 324 (sharing economy)/WG 2 and as an expert of service design in TC 159 (ergonomics).


Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:40:00 AM UTC

Joseph Maar, Kentaro Watanabe, Masaaki Mochimaru, Tomoyuki Endo

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International Standards for the Sharing Economy: What Are They and How to Get Involved

Room 2


Joseph Maar | CEO NECF & New Projects Liaison

Masaaki Mochimaru, Ph.D. | Director, Human Augmentation Research Center (AIST)

Tomoyuki Endo | Director of Standards and Conformity Assessment, (JETRO) Geneva Office

Kentaro Watanabe, Ph.D. | Chief Senior Researcher, Human Augmentation Research Center (AIST)

This panel discussion will feature leaders from the Sharing Economy International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee, which is made up of 40+ countries, who will cover: 

  • The size, scope and characteristics of the sharing economy globally.
  • The current state of sharing economy standards and regulations throughout different regions.
  • Various sharing economy terminology, projects and process.
  • And, last but not least, how to get involved!