Major Japan Week Conference. Details are forthcoming.
May 24, 2022
4:00–6:30 PM (PDT)
May 25, 2022
8:00–10:30 AM (JT)
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
IN-PERSON AT PLUG AND PLAY SUNNYVALE
Carl And Elizabeth Naumann Professorship for the Dean of The Stanford School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (Ohns) and, by Courtesy, of Neurobiology and of Bioengineering.
One important quest of healthcare is to prevent adverse events in individuals. The pandemic has been a worldwide tragedy, but it has brought a huge growth of telemedicine. Meanwhile, the proliferation of sensors and AI have increased availability of real time monitoring, and the development of correlations of an individual’s data to health outcomes. Combining all these factors and other data such as genetic sequencing and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) offer the opportunity to predict adverse events in patients. We will have Dean Lloyd Minor of the Stanford University School of Medicine as our keynote speaker and will also feature Japanese companies interested in products and technologies that might advance this concept and also interested in expanding their business and strategic partnerships in the US and globally.
US: 3:45 – 4:00 PM (PDT)
Japan: 7:45 – 8:00 AM
ZOOM TUTORIAL – Japan Society of Northern California
US: 4:00 – 4:05 PM (PDT)
Japan: 8:00 – 8:05 AM
Jack Moorman | Chairman, US-Japan Healthcare Connection
US: 4:05 – 4:10 PM (PDT)
Japan: 8:05 – 8:10 AM
Hiroshi Kawamura | Consul General of Japan in San Francisco
US: 4:10 – 4:11 PM (PDT)
Japan: 8:10 – 8:11 AM
INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Fumiaki Ikeno, MD | Program Director (U.S.) Japan Biodesign, Stanford Biodesign, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University
US: 4:11 – 4:51 PM (PDT)
Japan: 8:11 – 8:51 AM
Followed by Q&A session moderated by Dr. Fumiaki Ikeno
Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and author of the 2020 book “Discovering Precision health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.”
US: 4:51 – 5:04 PM (PDT)
Japan: 8:51 – 9:04 AM
US: 5:04 – 5:13 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:04 – 9:13 AM
Yuuki Watanabe is the president of Sysmex R&D Centers America, Inc. (RDCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation focused on realizing preventive medicine and bringing new clinical applications from the US to the rest of the world via the Sysmex organization. Yuuki is responsible for all R&D activities in North America and Latin America, and developing new businesses in diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic medicine. He leads growth initiatives related to digital health and digital therapeutics, as well as regenerative medicine and reagent development for IVD. In that capacity, he is particularly eager to meet with early-stage companies developing innovative new digital diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.
US: 5:13 – 5:17 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:13 – 9:17 AM
US: 5:17 – 5:26 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:17 – 9:26 AM
Aki Machida was born in Japan but has been living in Silicon Valley for 22 years. While working in product marketing at HP and Agilent Technologies, his market-centric idealization was well regarded, having led the business to success since early 90s. He defined and product-released a linear encoder that dominated the inkjet printer market. The collaboration project with Nichia to convert traffic lights to LED was his second marketing success. Persistent effort in optical mouse sensor marketing disrupted the computer mouse market in Asia.
His chip-on-board camera module design was adopted by multiple mobile phone companies.
After working at two display startups for 12 years in total, he joined Fujifilm in 2019 as the Open Innovation Hub Manager. He has a wonderful wife and two bilingual children. He enjoys gardening with fruit trees in the backyard and fixing the house every weekend, which is as old as he is.
US: 5:26 – 5:35 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:26 – 9:35 AM
Kentaro Murase is a research manager in Converging Technologies Laboratories at Fujitsu Research. He has been engaged in research and development of signal processing technologies for more than two decades at Fujitsu. Currently, he is leading the development team of facial expression recognition. He also focus on expanding application of human sensing technologies overseas.
US: 5:35 – 5:43 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:35 – 9:43 AM
Yoshinori Kamiya is the Head of the Silicon Valley Team from Nippon Life Insurance. He facilitates Nippon Life’s innovation activities by leveraging his past experience in new business launches and channel strategy planning. Yoshinori joined Nippon Life Insurance in 1995. In 2018, he led the launch of the healthcare business in the company, and has been the Silicon Valley Head since 2020. Nippon Life’s task in Silicon Valley is to bring cutting-edge technologies and business models to Japan, Asia and other markets.
US: 5:43 – 5:52 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:43 – 9:52 AM
Miho Tsukamoto is a Business Development Manager at Nitto Innovations, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nitto Denko Corporation. She has extensive experience in business development, corporate strategies, and sales & marketing. In her current position, she is launching new businesses across different fields in collaboration with startups. Having moved to Silicon Valley recently, she is particularly scouting for innovative startups to collaborate with in the fields of mobility and healthcare, among others. She loves the excitement of launching new businesses in collaboration with great partners!
US: 5:52 – 5:57 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:52 – 9:57 AM
Takahide Akiyama | President, Japan Society of Northern California
US: 5:57 – 6:40 PM (PDT)
Japan: 9:57 – 10:40 AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS & NETWORKING
Breakout sessions with each presenting company (Q&A and networking)