Nikola Pavesic

/SUM Head of Partnerships, Nikkei Inc.


Born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland and the UK, matured in Tanzania and Japan. Nikola has worked as a lawyer and in the public sector for the UN which is how he originally arrived to Japan in 2011. He subsequently switched to the private sector working for startups and now for Nikkei. Graduate of University of Bologna and Newcastle University has a special focus on public-private partnerships in tech, regulatory solutions and policy implementation. Mr. Pavesic has worked in tech for a number of years and is leading the partnership efforts for Nikkei in terms of startups, VCs and corporates.


Fireside Chat: Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs


The United Nations has to keep up with the newest technologies in any given moment and in few areas is the potential impact as great as with Artificial Intelligence. The implications for the future of development and humanitarian activities, but also security and arms are enormous. Facing both the incalculable benefits AI can bring, as well as threats like lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) and unattributed cybersecurity attacks capable of destabilizing massive public and private infrastructure, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs decided to move in a proactive manner. In this conversation with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and UN Under-Secretary General, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, we will discuss the new challenges and threats but also approaches to solutions and opportunities for collaboration with the public and private sector alike.




2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, Hall


April 22, 2019 at 11:30AM - 12:00PM