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.
For more about Rakuten Optimism, visit here.