2012 Symposium

2nd Annual Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

Friday, June 29, 2012

SunBridge World Changer Award Presentation

Award presentation and Discussion:

  • Tod Nielsen, Co-President, Application Platform VMWare
  • Chiaki Tanaka, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Dr. Richard B. Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University(Moderator)

Intrapreneur Award Presentation

Award presentation and discussion:

  • Dr. Akio Shiibashi, Executive Vice President (Representative Director), JR East Mechatronics Co., Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Menjo, Managing Partner, NetService Ventures Group (Moderator)

Special Award: Outstanding Accomplishment for Japan-US Collaboration in Innovation

Award presentation and Discussion:

  • Steven Hoover, PhD, CEO, PARC (a Xerox Company)
  • Kazuyasu Sasuga, Chairman & CEO, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
  • John R. Thomas, Partner & Vice Chairman, Martingale Asset Management (Moderator)

2012 Innovation Day Symposium Agenda

MacKenzie Room, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center 3F
475 Via Ortega, Stanford University
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Friday, June 29, 2012

1:30 pm   Welcome Remarks:

  • Richard B. Dasher, PhD, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

1:40 pm   Video Remarks:

  • Innovation is Critical to the Japan-US Relationship
    John V. Roos, US Ambassador to Japan

1:50 pm   Keynote Address:

  • Global Innovation and the Coming Creator Economy
    Paul Saffo, Managing Director, Foresight, Discern Analytics; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford Media-X Research Network

2:35 pm   Video Remarks:

  • Allen Miner, CEO, Sunbridge Corporation; Chair, Innovation Advisory Council

2:45 pm   Special Award:

  • Outstanding Accomplishment for Japan-US Collaboration in Innovation
    Xerox
    Award Presentation & Discussion:
    Stephen Hoover, PhD, CEO, PARC (a Xerox company)
    Kazuyasu Sasuga, Chairman and CEO, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
    John R. Thomas, Partner and Vice Chairman, Martingale Asset Management (Moderator)

3:00 pm   Break

3:20 pm   2012 Intrapreneur Award Presentation

  • East Japan Railway Company (JR East) (Japan)
    Award Presentation & Discussion:
    Akio Shiibashi, PhD, Executive Vice President (Representative Director), JR East Mechatronics Co., Ltd.
    Hiroshi Menjo, Managing Partner, NetService Ventures Group (Moderator)

3:50 pm   2012 Salesforce.com Emerging Leader Awards

  • Acucela Inc. (Japan) and Square, Inc. (USA)
    Awards Presentation by: Burke Norton, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce.com
    Panel Discussion:
    Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD, Founder, Chairman, CEO and President, Acucela Inc.
    Randy Reddig, Founding Team Member, Square, Inc.
    Moderated by Scott Ellman, CEO, USAsia Venture Partners

4:40 pm   2012 SunBridge World Changer Awards

  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) and VMware, Inc. (USA)
    Awards Presentation by: Ken Ehrhart, Founder/General Partner, SunBridge Partners
    Panel Discussion:
    Tod Nielsen, Co-President, Application Platform, VMware
    Chiaki Tanaka, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Toray Industries, Inc.
    Moderated by Richard B. Dasher, PhD, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

5:30 pm   Closing Remarks:

  • Andrew Neuman, President, Japan Society of Northern California

5:35 pm – 6:30 pm   Networking Reception

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