In my role as Japan Society board member, I’m happy to share the agenda for our annual Japan-US Innovation Awards, shown below.
Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium
Friday, July 22, 2016 | 1:30 – 6:30 pm
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford University
Now in its Sixth Year, the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is presented by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center.
|1:30pm||Opening Remarks – Moderator, Richard Dasher, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center|
|1:35pm||Welcoming Remarks – John V. Roos, Founder and General Partner, Geodesic Capital & former U.S. Ambassador to Japan|
|1:40pm||Keynote Remarks – Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, “Breathing New Life into Innovation”|
|2:25pm||Emerging Leader Awards Presentation & Panel:
Ryo Ishizuka, US CEO of Mercari, and Thomas Hansen, Global Vice President for Revenue of Dropbox, Allen Miner, Chairman of SunBridge Corporation, and moderator, Robert Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Management at Santa Clara University
|3:35pm||Prior Emerging Leader Report – Moderator, Hiroshi Menjo, Net Service Ventures Group (details TBA)|
|4:10pm||Innovation Showcase Recognition & Panel Discussion:
|5:10pm||Wrap Up – John Thomas, Vice Chair, Martingale Asset Management|
|5:15pm||Closing Remarks – Larry Greenwood, President, Japan Society of Northern California|
|5:20pm||Networking Reception – Light snacks and beverages|
Symposium attendees will have an invaluable opportunity to experience first-hand the exciting products offered by each Innovation Showcase company, as well as unmatched opportunities to network with thought-leaders who are active at the intersection of Japanese creativity and Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and innovation.