2017 JAPAN-US INNOVATION AWARDS SYMPOSIUM
Congratulations to all of the awardees and showcase companies honored at the seventh annual Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium on July 28, 2017 at Stanford University. Nearly 300 participants enjoyed an exciting day of learning and networking in this program hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center. We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors for their invaluable support.
Friday, July 28, 2017
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Arillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University
1:30 pm Opening Remarks – Richard B. Dasher, PhD, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center
1:35 pm Welcome Remarks – Ranjana Clark, Head, Transaction Banking & Bay Area President, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., Executive Officer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
1:40 pm Keynote Dialogue – “Silicon Valley Goes Global: Investors Facilitating Cross-Border Success” – Moderator, Jon Metzler, Chairman of the Board, Japan Society of Northern California
Partner & Co-Founder, Geodesic Capital
2:30 pm Emerging Leader Awards – Presented by Richard B. Dasher, PhD, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center
Preferred Networks, Inc.
Hiroshi Maruyama, Chief Strategy Officer
Stuart MacClure, Co-Founder,Chairman & CEO
Panel moderated by Michi Kaifu, CEO, Enotech Consulting
3:15 pm Networking Break
3:35 pm Outstanding Accomplishment in Japan – U.S. Collaboration in Innovation Award – Moderator, Richard B. Dasher, PhD, Director, Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center
4:15 pm Innovation Showcase Recognition & Panel Discussion – Moderator, Ken Yasunaga, Managing Director, Value Creation Investment Group, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Takashi Kato, Co-Founder & CEO
Genjiro Miwa, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Seven Dreamers Laboratories, Inc.
Shin Sakane, President & CEO
TBM Co., Ltd.
Nobuyoshi Yamasaki, CEO
Kiyoto Tamura, Vice President, Marketing
5:15 pm Wrap Up – John R. Thomas, CFA, Martingale Asset Management
5:25 pm Closing Remarks – C. Lawrence Greenwood, President, Japan Society of Northern California
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception
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Innovation Awards 2017 Recap
Missed the Innovation Awards? Catch up on this year’s highlights by clicking on the link below!
Read up on this year’s Innovation in these articles!
Hear about exciting Innovation Showcase company Seven Dreamers Laboratories, Inc., in this interesting podcast with Tim Romero of “Disrupting Japan”.