2022 US-Asia Technology Management Center Annual Meeting


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2022 US-Asia Technology Management Center Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

04:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Our keynote panel on “Silicon Valley as a crucial nexus for global corporate innovation now and into the future” discussed how global corporations are using Silicon Valley as a hub for advanced technology innovation, what challenges they face (i.e., immigration and regulatory complexities, shock to global scale innovation from Covid-19), and how companies respond to these challenges and get the most out of being in Silicon Valley.

We also heard from our visiting scholars from our industrial affiliate program on their research, and from US-ATMC’s Director Dr. Richard Dasher on the center’s strategic plans.

Program agenda:

  • 4:30 PM  Welcome and strategic update for 2022-23
    • Dr. Richard Dasher, US-ATMC Director
  • 4:45 PM  Keynote panel discussion “Silicon Valley as a crucial nexus for global corporate innovation now and into the future”
    • Dr. Sean Randolph, Sr Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute
    • Peter Marcotullio, VP of Global Partnerships, SRI International
    • Steve Ciesinski, former CEO of SRI International (Moderator)
  • 6:00 PM  Introductions to research by current US-ATMC visiting scholars:
    • Kyoko Yoshida, Project Director, Innovation Department, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (USA), Inc.
    • Jun Onishi, Vice President, Global Innovation Team, Union Bank/MUFG BANK, LTD
    • Keishun Nakamura, Researcher, Social Safety and Industrial Innovation Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
    • Yoshio Nose, Managing Director, Nose Kozai Co., Ltd. & CEO, Nose Corporation of America
    • Takashi Okazaki, Head of U.S. R&D, Nippon Life X

Part 1 – Intro and Keynote panel discussion:

Part 2  – Visiting Scholar research:



Dr. Sean Randolph, Sr Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Sean Randolph is Senior Director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where he served as President & CEO from 1998-2015. He previously served as Director of Trade for the State of California, International Director General of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, and in government positions at the White House, on the U.S. House of Representatives staff, and in senior roles at the Departments of State and Energy. A specialist on trade, innovation and global economic policy, his work currently focuses on Silicon Valley and its global connections. Dr. Randolph holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard), a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a BSFS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and has studied at the London School of Economics.

Peter Marcotullio, Vice President, Commercial, SRI International

With more than 20 years of executive experience, Mr. Marcotullio directs commercial sector business development for SRI International. SRI is a 75-year old pioneering research institute with a rich history supporting government and industry. SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, from research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, transitioning technology and creating custom solutions. As a non-profit institute, SRI is driven by impact— delivering unique solutions for the world’s important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.

At SRI Mr. Marcotullio focuses on strategic, long-term partnerships with more than 100 global clients annually. His role includes market development and customer relationship management, intellectual property and technology commercialization and new business strategy to transition SRI’s large technology portfolio from lab-to-market and to maximize both its value and societal impact.

Prior to joining SRI, Marcotullio was a venture manager with Thermo Technology Ventures (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) based in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he participated in the founding and financing of more than a dozen new companies based on research from Department of Energy National Labs. At Primex Technologies Marcotullio led research, development and planning for the $500 million defense and aerospace firm that was acquired by General Dynamics.

Marcotullio holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and has completed an executive management program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University.

Stephen Ciesinski, former CEO of SRI International, as moderator

Steve Ciesinski is an experienced executive, board member, investor, and advisor to companies in a broad range of tech and service-based industries. He is a frequent speaker, moderator and panelist at conferences and executive programs on digital transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and related topics. 

Steve was most recently president of SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), one of the world’s leading independent R&D organizations, well-known for breakthrough technology-based innovations and products. Previously, he held executive positions with Applied Materials, the global manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment; Octel Communications, the worldwide leader in voice-messaging products; and Resumix, the inventor of AI-based human capital management applications. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, was a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and has also served as a venture capital partner with Earlybird Ventures. 

Steve is on the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, teaching on leadership, management and entrepreneurship topics. He is past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union College (NY) as well as The President’s Cabinet at California Polytechnical University. He and his family are founders of the Kalele Foundation, supporting organizations around the world that provide life-changing experiences for underserved children and young adults. 

Steve has a BSEE and AB from Union College, and an MBA from Stanford University. 

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