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FIFTH ANNUAL JAPAN – US INNOVATION AWARDS

 Friday, July 10, 2015
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 Arillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

– Unmatched networking opportunities –
– Product demos and displays –

 

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1:35 pm Welcoming Remarks

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Jun Yamada, Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco

1:40 pm Keynote Dialog: What the Tesla – Panasonic Gigafactory Means for Silicon Valley

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Kurt Kelty
Director, Battery Technology
Tesla Motors
Shinichi Ito
Manager, Business Promotion Office
Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America
Richard Dasher, PhD
Director, US – Asia Technology Management Center
Stanford University
Moderator

2:30 pm Salesforce Emerging Leader Awards & Panel Discussion

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Anders Bialek
Director, Corporate Development, iRobot 
U.S. Winner
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Hitoshi Tanaka
Founder & CEO, JINS Co., LTD.
Japan Winner
Moderator: Allen Miner, Founder and Chairman, SunBridge Corporation

3:45 pm Prior Emerging Leader Award Winner Report

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Keita Mori,Co-CEO & Founder, SanBio
Moderator: Hiroshi Menjo, Managing Partner, Hack Ventures

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4:15 pm Innovation Showcase Recognition & Panel Discussion

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Cloudian, Inc.

Michael Tso, CEO & Co-Founder
Breakthrough cloud storage solutions offer unmatched scalability,
high reliability and low cost
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PI R&D Co., Ltd.
Yasuo Kikuchi, President
Proprietary material offers dramatic performance advantages;
application include cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles.
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Quantum Biosystems 
Toshihiko Honkura, Founder & CEO
Disruptive DNA sequencing technology facilitates personalized medicine 
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SleepWell Co. Ltd.

Masaki Yoshida, Representative Director
Revolutionizes sleep measurement studies
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WHILL, Inc.

Satoshi Sugie, Founder & CEO
Space age design wheelchair greatly expands personal mobility 

Moderator: Ken Yasunaga, Managing Director, Innovation Network Company of Japan 

5:15 pm Wrap Up Dr. Robert Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Management,
Santa Clara University & Director, STVP Fellow, Stanford University

5:25 pm Closing Remarks David Makman, Broad Chairman, Japan Society of Northern California

5:30 pm Networking Reception Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

 

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