Tech visionaries, marketing pioneers and lots of star power at Rakuten Optimism
Optimism was in the air yesterday in San Francisco, California, as 3,000 attendees came out for the second annual Rakuten Optimism event in the U.S., a world-class celebration of digital innovation in e-commerce, marketing and more.
Held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco for the second time — following a successful 4-day extravaganza in Japan this past summer — the conference featured a diverse cast of tech visionaries, marketing pioneers and A-list entertainers, including global tidying phenomenon Marie Kondo, The Shark Tank star and FUBU CEO Daymond John and Rakuten’s own founder and chief executive, Mickey Mikitani. And capping the night: none other than Usher, who nearly blew the lid off the venue with a high-octane performance to close the night.
Here are some photo highlights from the event, one rapidly becoming a favorite in the Bay Area and beyond.