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Past Events

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | [SEA Connect] Outlook on Tech & Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia” Panel Discussion – FREE EVENT

Presented by Monk’s Hill Ventures in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Interested to learn more about Southeast Asia’s tech startup ecosystem & the abundance of opportunities in the region? Our panel of distinguished founders and investors will share their startup journey and experience in the US and SE Asia, and discuss the present and future outlook of Southeast Asian tech ecosystem, relating to “The State of Southeast Asian Tech 2018” report findings by Monk’s Hill Ventures, Slush Singapore and partners.  Come early for the networking session and connect with fellow tech enthusiasts in the area!

Refreshments will be provided.

Agenda:

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Registration & networking session
  • 7:00pm-7:05pm: Welcome note
  • 7:05pm-7:20pm: Fireside chat with Sanjeev Singh
  • 7:20pm-7:30pm: Q&A session
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm: Panel discussion
  • 8:00pm-8:15pm: Q&A session

Panelists:

For details and registration, please visit <https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/sea-connect-southeast-asian-tech-outlook-tickets-50347305145>.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | [SEA Connect] Why Southeast Asia is an Investment Hotbed 

Presented by Monk’s Hill Ventures in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Paul Allen Building, Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium (101X), 330 Serra Mall, Stanford University [Google Map][Parking Map]

Interested to learn more about Southeast Asia’s tech startup ecosystem & the abundance of opportunities in the region?   In the upcoming session, our panel of accomplished investors & entrepreneurs will discuss the factors that make Southeast Asia, a region with over 655 million people in 11 countries, an investment hotbed for global investors and an attractive (but challenging) opportunity for startups. 

Come early for the networking session and connect with fellow tech enthusiasts in the area! Refreshments will be provided. 

Agenda:

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration & networking session
  • 7:00 – 7:05 pm: Welcome note
  • 7:05 – 7:45 pm: Panel discussion: Why Southeast Asia is an Investment Hotbed
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Q&A session
  • 8:00 – 8:30 pm: Closing networking

 Panelists:

Free and open to public.  

July 13, 2018 | Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center and the Japan Society of Northern California 
Program: 1:30 – 6:30 pm
Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall, 326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305  [Google Map][Parking Map]

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is a signature event of the Innovation Awards Program, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center.

Please visit <http://www.usjinnovate.org/> for more information.

May 24, 2018 | Fully Autonomous Vehicles: Removing the Front-Seat Driver 

Presented by VLAB and the US-Asia Technology Management Center 
Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Panel Discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map][Parking Map]

In this panel, industry-leading startups, entrepreneurs, and investors will explore the technologies and challenges related to realizing the dream of a fully autonomous self-driving vehicle — i.e. a vehicle that a human does not need to monitor and that can completely take over all driving responsibilities.

For details, please go here <https://asia.stanford.edu/fully-autonomous-vehicles-removing-the-front-seat-driver-may-24-2018/>.

May 17, 2018 | 1st Annual US-ATMC Industry Affiliate Program Conference

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center 
Program: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium (101X), Paul G. Allen Building, 330 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305  [Google Map][Parking Map]

The US-Asia Technology Management Center is an Industrial Affilialtes Program at Stanford University.  We have organized an annual event to share information in a public forum about our research agenda and activities for the year.  Please join us for our 1st Annual US-ATMC Industrial Affiliates Program Conference!

For details and to see presentation slides, please go here <https://asia.stanford.edu/1st-annual-us-atmc-industry-affiliate-program-conference-may-17-2018>.

April 4, 2018 | 2018 Japan – US Innovation Awards: Outstanding Innovation – Japan

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center and the Japan Society of Northern California
Presentation and Panel Discussion: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium (101X), Paul G. Allen Building, 330 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 

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

 Soracom, Mujin & Cloudian

Prof. Richard Dasher, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Awards Program, observed “The 2018 winners, Cloudian, Mujin and Soracom, all represent exciting new Japanese companies that combine highly distinctive innovations with a global business model.”

Cloudian, Inc. is revolutionizing data storage by bringing its limitlessly scalable object storage solutions to serve global enterprises.  

Mujin Inc.’s mission is to automate robots with software systems to increase worldwide manufacturing productivity. Mujin has created a proprietary platform with a wide range of product applications.

Soracom, Inc. develops a secure, scalable, and cloud-native connectivity platform for the Internet of Things (IOT) and Machine to Machine (M2) worldwide. Its platform supports rapid prototyping and large-scale deployment. 

The Awards were presented during a Public Videoconference at Stanford University with a real-time two-way link to an audience in Tokyo. From TokyoMichael Tso, CEO of Cloudian, Ken Tamagawa, Soracom Co-Founder and CEO and Issei Takino, CEO of Mujin will describe their companies’ innovations and discuss challenges and best practices for achieving success with disruptive innovations having U.S. – Japan links. Mr. Ken Yasunaga, Managing Director of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), served as host and moderator at the Tokyo hub, in cooperation with Prof. Dasher at Stanford. 

Tokyo Video Conference Location

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 8:30 – 11:00 am 

Location: INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan) | 21F, Maruouchi Eiraku Bldg, 1-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 

The Outstanding Innovation Awards are a new award category in the Japan – U.S. Innovation Program <www.usjinnovate.org>, which has been active continuously since its beginning in 2011.  These Awards recognize dynamic, growing, and entrepreneurial firms built around outstanding innovations in technology or in business that already show signs of potentially changing the world.  

Each year, up to three Outstanding Innovation Awards are presented to U.S. firms and up to three to Japanese firms.   The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program is presented by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center.  Award selection is made via a rigorous year-long process conducted by the 40+ member Innovation Advisory Council that includes distinguished representatives from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector.

Watch the March 7th Videoconference program with our U.S. Winners, FogHorn Systems & WeWork, at <https://youtu.be/HMFe4bu1uj0>.  Yuta Endo, VP, General Manager of Business Development, and an original team member of FogHorn Systems and Elton Kwok, GM Northern California of WeWork describe their companies’ innovations and discuss challenges and best practices for achieving success with disruptive innovations having U.S. – Japan links.  Prof. Dasher served as host and moderator. 

March 12, 2018 | How Inbound Tourism and the Sharing Economy are Transforming Japan

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center and the Center for East Asian Studies
Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 
Location: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map][Stanford Parking Map

Free event, lunch included.

With sluggish domestic demand, persistent deflation and a rapidly falling working population, Japan’s economy faces major challenges, but the boom in inbound visitors and new IT-related business are transforming the country.  Seth Sulkin will talk about how Japan’s economy is benefitting from the inbound boom and how the sharing economy and technology could mitigate Japan’s demographic challenges.

Seth R. Sulkin is President and CEO of Pacifica Capital K.K., a Tokyo-based developer of hotels and commercial properties with more than 20 years of real estate investment experience in Japan. In November 2017, he opened the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, the first lifestyle hotel in Japan and has several other hotels in development in major Japanese cities.

Mr. Sulkin is a member of the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute Japan, chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Integrated Resort Task Force and co-chair of the Real Estate Committee. Fluent in Japanese, he received a Master’s Degree from Stanford University’s Center for East Asian Studies.

Professor Richard B. Dasher, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center, served as moderator.

March 7, 2018 | 2018 Japan – US Innovation Awards: Outstanding Innovation – U.S. 

Presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center and the Japan Society of Northern California
Presentation and Panel Discussion: 4:30 – 7:00 pm 
Location: Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium (101X), Paul G. Allen Building, 330 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map][Parking Map]

Panel with U.S. winners 3/7/18

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

WeWork & FogHorn Systems

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. 

The 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 discuss challenges and best practices for achieving success with disruptive innovations having U.S. – Japan links. Prof. Dasher served as host and moderator for the March 7 Videoconference program.  

Please also save the date: on April 4, 2018, as a twin of this March 7 videoconference, the Awards program will present the Outstanding Innovation Awards for 2018 to three Japanese companies.  In April, the speakers will be in Tokyo but we will have audiences with a live two way link both in Stanford and in Japan.

February 28, 2018 | What I’ve Learned: Innovators on Innovation: Dr. Richard B. Dasher

Presented by the Japan Society of Northern California
Registration: 6:00 – 6:30 pm | Presentation: 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Networking & Reception: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Squire Patton Boggs, 1801 Page Mill Road #110, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Dr. Richard Dasher has been the Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994. During that time he has been a pillar in the US-Asia business, technology and academic community, and has welcomed countless visitors and newcomers to the Valley and Stanford. In this special event, he will share insights on the waves of innovation he has seen over multiple business cycles – what works, what doesn’t, and how corporate venture teams can best engage with the Valley.

See <http://www.usajapan.org/event/what-ive-learned-innovators-on-innovation-dr-richard-dasher-of-stanford-university/> for details and registration.

February 27, 2018 | ICOs and the Token Economy: Disruption or Deception?

Presented by VLAB and the US-Asia Technology Management Center
Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
The Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University

Even the most seasoned investors, entrepreneurs, and established businesses have been caught off guard by the meteoric rise of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptographic tokens, and blockchain-based application development. Early-stage startups raised nearly $4B from ICOs during the past year, far outstripping venture and angel funding. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently spoke out, emphatically cautioning that many ICOs may be violating securities laws.

Beyond the legal concerns and the hype awaits a potential technological and economic disruption not seen since the birth of the worldwide web: the decentralization of the Internet. If successful, decentralization of data storage and ownership promises to dramatically upend the status quo, cutting out intermediaries and centralized platforms and replacing them with token-based, peer-to-peer transactions executed via “smart contracts.” Myriad service industries are in blockchain’s crosshairs, from financial and payment processing to ride and home sharing, such as Uber and Airbnb.

  • As decentralization evolves, what form will it take? When will it occur, and at what scale?
  • What are the obstacles and barriers?
  • Given recent SEC action, what is the future of ICOs?
  • How will companies, businesses, and markets benefit from these changes?

Panelists:

 See <https://www.vlab.org/events/icos-and-the-token-economy/> for details and registration.

Past Years

Click here for a full list of Past US-ATMC Partner Programs & Affiliate Events