Outstanding Innovation - U.S.

2018 Outstanding Innovation – U.S.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program is excited to announce the U.S. winners of the 2018 Outstanding Innovation Awards.

he Awards were presented during a Public Videoconference at Stanford University with a real-time two-way link to an audience in Tokyo. Yuta Endo, VP, General Manager of Business Development, and an original team member of FogHorn Systems and Elton Kwok, GM Northern California of WeWork described their companies’ innovations and discussed challenges and best practices for achieving success with disruptive innovations having U.S. – Japan links. Prof. Dasher will served as host and moderator for the March 7 Videoconference program.

Prof. Richard Dasher, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Awards Program, observed “The 2018 winners, WeWork and FogHorn Systems, have developed and implemented highly distinctive innovations that are already having a big impact on broad areas of business.”

FogHorn Systems provides a technology platform for the rapidly growing domain of IOT systems with “intelligence at the edge,” a new cloud computing architecture that will enable real-time applications such as self-driving cars and networked robotics.

WeWork uses a sharing economy business model for office spaces to build communities in which people work to have a life, not just make a living.  Over 100,000 members worldwide are increasing productivity and developing new opportunities through WeWork’s refreshing designs and services that are inspiring the evolution of new patterns of work.

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