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People

People


The US-ATMC advances knowledge of strategic international technology management through research, education, and outreach. Visiting scholars come to the US-ATMC from firms, governments, and other institutions of higher education to engage in research into topics ranging from innovation systems and innovation-based regional economic competitiveness to technology entrepreneurship and forward-looking technology-and-business trends analysis.

Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center

Leadership & StaffRole
Richard B. Dasher, Ph.D.Director
US-Asia Technology Management Center
Kimberley WilliamsInterim Senior Program Manager
US-Asia Technology Management Center

2020-2021 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Yasuhito AndoManaging Executive Officer
Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc.
Takaaki Hoda, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe University
Amit Kapoor, Ph.D.Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India
Hiro NishinakaVP of Business Development
Ishin Co., Ltd.
Takashi Okazaki Deputy General Manager & Head of Innovation, U.S. R&D, Innovation Office
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Yoshito Terada Assistant Manager, Corporate Business Division,
Strategy Center of Regional Revitalization
 Hamamatsu Iwata Shinkin Bank
Shota YamaguchiResearcher, Healthcare and Wellness Industry Group, Healthcare and Wellness Division
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

2019-2020 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Yasuhito AndoManaging Executive Officer
Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc.
Takaaki Hoda, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe University
Amit Kapoor, Ph.D.Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India
Hiro NishinakaVP of Business Development
Ishin Co., Ltd.
Takashi Okazaki Deputy General Manager & Head of Innovation, U.S. R&D, Innovation Office
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Yoshito Terada Assistant Manager, Corporate Business Division,
Strategy Center of Regional Revitalization
 Hamamatsu Iwata Shinkin Bank
Shota YamaguchiResearcher, Healthcare and Wellness Industry Group, Healthcare and Wellness Division
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

2018-2019 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Kohei HibiConsultant, Business Strategy Group, Management Innovation Division
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Erina KaiAssistant Manager, Customer & Market Research Unit
Bridgestone Corporation
Shintaro Naganuma 
Aki Takahashi CEO
Brilliant Hope Inc.
Jinping (Christiana) Xu Project Director, Innovation Department, Marketing Division
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (USA), Inc.
Hitoshi YasuiProject Leader, Global New Solution Trial Activities
Bridgestone Corporation
Yuichi Yoda, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College and Graduate School of Business Administration
Ritsumeikan University

2017-2018 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Kenji NagataniGeneral Manager, Digital Solution Strategy Planning Department
Bridgestone Corporation
Taichi Takayama, Ph.D. Researcher, Science and Safety Division
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Saiko TanakaAdvanced Business Planning Specialist, Advanced Business Strategy Planning Department
Bridgestone Corporation
Yuichi Yoda, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College and Graduate School of Business Administration
Ritsumeikan University

2016-2017 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Ray HatoyamaVenture Partner
Sozo Ventures
Takahito InoshitaMarketing Specialist, Business Development Department
Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Yuta KatayamaResearcher, Environmental Business Strategy Group
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
Takashi KatoCo-founder and former CFO
SCHAFT, Inc
Miki MatsuiSenior Manager, Business Development
Xacti
Michisuke YamadaManager, Digital Innovation Division
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

2015-2016 Visiting Scholars

Visiting ScholarRole
Eva GrochowskiVisiting Student Researcher
PhD candidate, University of Stuttgart
Akira Inoue, Ph.D.Research Manager
NEC - Information & Media Processing Labs
Takahito InoshitaMarketing Specialist, Business Development Department
Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Tomoyuki SuzukiConsultant
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
Yasuaki Watanabe, Ph.D.Professor of Finance
Osaka University & Kinki University
Yoshifumi MizuharaManager, Business Development
Xacti

2014-2015 Visiting Scholars & Visiting Professors

Visiting ScholarAffiliation
Akira Inoue, Ph.D.Research Manager
NEC - Information & Media Processing Labs
Mineo FukudaSenior Advisor
Jupiter Telecommunications
Nobuyuki MatsudaMarketing Strategy Consulting Group
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
Norman Winarsky, Ph.D.Vice President
Ventures SRI International
Rick Giarrusso, Ph.D.CEO
Stealth10
Yasuaki Watanabe, Ph.D.Professor of Finance
Osaka University & Kinki University
Yasushi KaitaSenior Associate, Mobile & Internet Business Dept.
Sumitomo Corporation
Yusuke AsakuraFormer President & CEO
Mixi, Inc.

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