Rakuten Optimism 2019 | October | San Francisco, CA
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2018 Agenda

Last year's event was a fast-paced day full of trend-blending breakouts, exciting keynotes, and all-star entertainment. Here's what went down at Optimism 2018.

Schedule of Events

September 7, 2018

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium logo
General Sessions
S 8:00 am
E 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

S 9:00 am
E 9:10 am

Welcome

Yaz Iida (President, Rakuten USA)

Kick off the day with an inspiring welcome from Rakuten USA President Yaz Iida.

S 9:40 am
E 10:00 am

RAPID GROWTH IN DIGITAL CONTENT WITH USER ENGAGEMENT AND MONETIZATION: ROKU + RAKUTEN TV

Andrew Ferrone (VP of Pay TV, Roku), Jacinto Roca (CEO, Rakuten TV)
S 10:00 am
E 10:20 am

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES AND EMPOWERING BRANDS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Neal Richter (CTO, Rakuten Marketing)

Join Rakuten’s tech leaders to learn about how the latest global innovations are being used to empower communities, build stronger membership programs, and create more meaningful experiences for consumers around the world.

S 10:55 am
E 11:55 am

Rakuten's vision for the future: the next stage of retail

Mickey Mikitani (Founder and CEO of Rakuten), John Zimmer (President & Co-founder, Lyft)

Hear Mickey's bold take on empowering customers and your brand in today's 24/7 connected world. Plus, he'll be joined by John Zimmer, President and Co-founder of Lyft, for a compelling fireside chat.

S 11:55 am
E 12:15 pm

Why lyft is going from strength to strength

John Zimmer (President & Co-founder, Lyft)
S 12:15 pm
E 1:15 pm

Lunch

S 1:15 pm
E 1:55 pm

The Future of Loyalty & Member Engagement

Amit Patel (CEO, Ebates)

The way we connect with customers is constantly changing. Discover what the future of loyalty and engagement has in store.

Breakout Sessions
Evening Entertainment
S 5:45 pm
E 6:45 pm

Cocktail Reception

Join Rakuten clients, partners, and friends as we come together to take over Grove Street for an hour of networking & cocktails before the Shakira performance.

Outside Bill Graham on Grove Street
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium logo

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