NEC’s New Strategy for Inbound/Outbound Open Innovation


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NEC’s New Strategy for Inbound/Outbound Open Innovation

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

04:30 pm - 05:50 pm


Open to the Public – No RSVP Required


Stanford University, Skilling Auditorium,
494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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  • Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Roble Field Garage, Cross street is Via Ortega and Santa Teresa (Entrance is on Via Ortega), Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm.


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E-mail Briana Burrows, Assistant Director, at <briana.burrows [at] stanford [dot] edu> with questions about the seminar series.


Motoo Nishihara

Executive Vice President and CTO, NEC Corporation

Motoo Nishihara is Executive Vice President and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of NEC Corporation.  He is responsible for NEC’s worldwide research laboratories located in the US, Germany, China, Singapore, Israel, India, and Japan. As the CTO, he is also responsible for the company’s technology innovation strategy and investment management of the company’s technologies and intellectual properties.

Since he was appointed as Senior Vice President in April 2016, he started promoting the concept of “Ecosystem R&D”. Under the concept, he has enhanced collaborative research activities with partners including start-up companies around NEC’s strong technologies. Through the activities, he has realized a unique R&D scheme to set start-ups by researchers, seeking for talented people from outside of the company, and faster monetization opportunities under greater valuations. To accelerate open innovations activities, he established NEC Israel Research Center in 2016 and NEC Laboratories India in 2018.

He has built his carrier in NEC through a business division, a product development division and laboratories. He received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo.  He received the 18th Advanced Technology Award of Fuji Sankei
Business Eye Prize in 2014.


Seminar Slides

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