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Sendai, Japan

Sendai, Japan was severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. IBM is working with the City, ESRI and Tohoku University to assist with efforts to re-zone areas of Sendai affected by the disaster. During this effort, the team will provide input on how to build a process for citizen engagement during the planning, process, and help the City identify areas where it will be safe to rebuild housing and commercial buildings.


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City Leader
Emiko Okuyama Mayor of Sendai, Japan

Emiko Okuyama was elected Mayor of Sendai in July 2009. Mayor Okuyama is the first woman to be elected Mayor of Sendai.

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Michelle Cullen Brand System Strategy
Etsuko Fukushi Strategy Consultant, Organizational Change
Laurence Plant IT Architect, Industry Solutions, Software Group
Gilad Saadoun Visual Analytics Team, IBM Research
Rei Suda Strategy Consultant, Organizational Change
Kunihiro Yamanaka Government Services, Public Sector
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