Combining the best of Japanese creativity and American entrepreneurial skill to create unimagined opportunities
The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is a signature event of the Innovation AwardsProgram, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center.
The 2018 symposium was held Friday,July 13, 2018 at the Stanford University Arrillaga Alumni Center from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Nest Chief Technology Officer and famed robotics whiz Yoky Matsuoka. Her impressive resume includes working as CEO of health-data startup Quanttus, helping Apple work on its health initiatives in 2016, a professorial role at Carnegie Mellon, and was a founding member of Google X in 2009.
Emerging Leader Awards were presented to a Japanese and a U.S. company demonstrating very rapid growth and a unique, disruptive innovation and/or business model.
And the Innovation Showcase recognized up to five exciting Japanese start-up companies. An invitation-only workshop will be curated for these companies connecting them with Silicon Valley resources and mentoring.
12:30 – 1:30 Registration
1:30 – 1:35 Welcome Remarks by Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Tomochika Uyama
1:35 – 1:45 Innovation Awards Opening Remarks by Symposium Moderator Richard Dasher, PhD; Director of Stanford University’s US-Asia Technology Management Center
1:45 – 2:15 Keynote Speech by Dr. Yoky Matsuoka, NEST Chief Technology Officer; moderated by Richard Dasher, PhD; Director of Stanford University’s US-Asia Technology Management Center
2:15 – 3:15 Emerging Leader Awards Presentation
Moderator: Allen Miner, Founder & CEO, SunBridge Corporation
Japan Award Winner:
MUJIN, Inc., Issei Takino, CEO & Rosen Diankov, Co-Founder
US Award Winner:
FogHorn Systems, David King, CEO
WeWork, Elton Kwok, General Manager, Northern California