Innovation Advisory Council Members

Innovation Steering Committee

 Development Team

Richard Dasher, Ph.D

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

Akiko Futamura

President & CEO, InfiniteBio

C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr.

President, Japan Society of Northern California

Michi Kaifu

CEO, Enotech Consulting

 Jon Metzler

President, Blue Field Strategies

Allen Miner

Founder & Chairman, Sunbridge Corporation

 Steve Pollock

Gigster

 John Thomas

Vice-Chairman, Martingale Asset Management

Ken Yasunaga

Managing Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan

Innovation Awards Committee

Christina Ahmadjian

Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Nic Braithwaite

Founding Partner, Riverwood Capital

Gary W. Cleary

Co-Founder, Cape Therapeutics

Robert Eberhart, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Management, Santa Clara University

Katsuya Hasegawa

SEED Project Professor, Tokyo University

Ray Hatoyama

Venture Partner, Sozo Ventures

Hitoshi Hokamura

Mentor, Open Network Lab & Chairman, Evernote, Japan KK

Takeshi Homma

Founder & CEO, HOMMA, Inc.

Gen Isayama

Co-Founder & CEO, World Innovation Lab (WiL)

Fujiyo Ishiguro

President & CEO, Netyear Group Corp.

Phillip Keys

Marketing Content Manager, Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Tomoya Yamashiki

Azalea Technology Partners, LLC

Mitch Kitamura

Managing Director, Draper Nexus

Robert Kneller

Professor, Tokyo University

Kevin Kuhn

General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Stephen H. Leist

Managing Partner, Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC

Masato Matsuo

Director, Kyushu University California Office

Hiroshi Menjo

Managing Partner, NetService Ventures

Vish Mishra

Director & Charter Member, TIE Silicon Valley

Hitoshi Mitsuhashi

Professor of Operation Science, Keio University

Koji Miyajima

Executive Vice President, NTT Data, Inc.

Zak Murase

Managing Director, Pacific Sky Partners

Norio Nakazawa

Chief Executive Director, JETRO SF

Austin Noronha

Vice President, Sony Corporation of America

Koji Osawa, Ph.D.

Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners

Toshi Otani

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Translink Capital

Tim Romero

Host & Founder, Disrupting Japan Podcast

Hiro Saijo

CEO & Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory

Satoru Watanabe

President and CEO – Maximize,Inc.

Eric Sibbitt

Partner, O’Melveney & Myers, LLP

Tsuyoshi Taira

CEO, Tazan International, Inc.

Yokum Taku

Partner, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Tatsushi (Ted) Tatsumi

President & CEO, Presidio Ventures, Inc.

Yoshiaki Tojo

Entrepreneur, Advisor & Angel Investor

N. Leigh Wasson

Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management