Japan, home to the world’s oldest population, is a laboratory for the development of technologies and policies to address the many medical, economic, and social issues that rapid aging entails. Whether you are in the health care field, an investor, a manufacturer or just an individual interested in aging with dignity, the lessons we learn from age-tech, many of which are being developed in Japan, is directly relevant to all of our futures. Come join us to discuss the problems that Japan faces as it ages and shrinks and what some innovative Japanese companies are doing to address those challenges.
Our expert speakers are John Campbell, Professor Emeritus from University of Michigan, one of the top American experts on policies to address aging in Japan, Joseph Schmidt of Sompo Japan, one of Japan most innovative insurance companies, and Dr. Tae Hyung Kim from DENTCA, which has received funding from Mitsui Chemical and other investors to develop technology to increase efficiency and lower cost of dental care. Please come hear these exciting speakers.
Date : September 10, 2019 | Tuesday
Venue : Werqwise | 149 New Montgomery St 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
6:00 PM / Registration
6:30 – 7:30 PM / Program
7:30 – 8:00 PM / Networking (Gourmet Japanese Dinner and drinks are provided!)
Joseph Schmidt, Vice President, SOMPO Digital Lab, Inc.
Joe is vice president of business development for SOMPO Digital Lab, the innovation group of SOMPO Holdings, a thirty-two billion dollar insurance and healthcare conglomerate based in Tokyo.
John Campbell, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan
John Creighton Campbell was educated at Columbia University and taught at the University of Michigan for 33 years before becoming Emeritus. He works on Japanese politics, organizational decision-making, and in recent years health care and policy for older people in Japan and elsewhere.
Dr. Tae Hyung Kim, Professor, University of Southern California and Chairman of Board, DENTCA
Dr. Tae Kim is a Professor and the Chair of Removable Prosthodontics, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.