EE402: International Partnerships

US-ATMC (EE402T) Seminar

Topic: 
Korea Panel
Abstract / Description: 

Over the course of our 9 week public seminar series, we will explore the most recent trends, patterns, and challenges of entrepreneurship in Asia and their relevance to Silicon Valley and the U.S. Guest speakers include entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, and other experts on the current entrepreneurial ecosystems of major Asia economies.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

US-ATMC (EE402T) Seminar

Topic: 
TBA
Abstract / Description: 

Over the course of our 9 week public seminar series, we will explore the most recent trends, patterns, and challenges of entrepreneurship in Asia and their relevance to Silicon Valley and the U.S. Guest speakers include entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, and other experts on the current entrepreneurial ecosystems of major Asia economies.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

US-ATMC (EE402T) Seminar

Topic: 
China Entrepreneurship Update: Trends and Dynamics during the Economic Downturn
Abstract / Description: 

This week's presenter will discuss topics such as: opportunity trends and entrepreneurial innovation in China today, patterns of VC investment — what's hot and what's not, labor pool competition between startups and newly successful giant firms such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, exit trends, and implications for the Silicon Valley business community. Managing Partner at GGV since 2013, Hans was one of the earliest investors and a former board member at Xiaomi. He regularly appears in the Forbes Midas List of top VCs, and he has been recognized by The Founder and CBN News magazines as a Top-10 most entrepreneur-friendly VC in China. At GGV, Hans focuses on consumer mobile internet, cross-border ecommerce, IoT, and online education investments in both China and the US. This is the second of nine weekly public seminars in our series on "Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries," hosted by Dr. Richard Dasher, Director of the US-ATMC and Consulting Professor at Stanford.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

US-ATMC (EE402A) Special Seminar

Topic: 
The Past, Present, and Future of Technology Innovation in Japan: A View From the Front Lines of Semiconductor Process Tool Development
Abstract / Description: 

In this presentation, Dr. Suzuki describes the complex dynamics that have governed semiconductor technology development in Japan, including the interplay between technology pull (strategic application demands from domains that range from aerospace to consumer products) and technology push (as exemplified by Moore's Law and ITRS roadmapping). Dr. Suzuki will also comment on current technology management challenges for continuing innovation in the ecosystem around semiconductor IC technologies and on future prospects for Japan's contributions to this area.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
AllenX Auditorium

US-ATMC (EE402A) Special Seminar

Topic: 
Women in Japanese Business: What's Changing and What's Not
Abstract / Description: 

Free and open to the public. This discussion is a special session of Stanford Course JAPANGEN 051/251 "Japanese Business Culture and Systems."

Please join us for a discussion of how the conditions and attitudes that surround women in Japanese business have been developing in recent years, especially after Prime Minister Abe's stated commitment to increase women's participation in the workforce and presence in boardrooms. The discussion will also include strategies and skills needed for success in management and executive tracks of business with a US-Japan focus.

Our panelists have distinguished track records of work in Japan and with Japanese companies and clients. Ms. Aiko Fushida brings a background in engineering to extensive experience in US-Japan strategic venture capital and open innovation, currently working in Silicon Valley with one of Japan's major telecom carriers. Ms. Akemi Koda brings her experience as a marketing manager for one of Japan's largest electronics companies to a Silicon Valley consulting firm that focuses on US-Japan cross-border business development, opportunity analysis, and project management implementation. Ms. Liz Shoemaker brings a background of living and working in Japan for over 10 years to an international law firm in San Francisco, where her practice includes corporate transactions, intellectual property licensing and civil litigation. The panel is moderated by Ms. Siejen Yin-Stevenson, former Assistant Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center and currently Director of External Relations, Stanford Department of Chemistry.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
AllenX Auditorium

EE402A Colloquium

Topic: 
The Challenge of Mechanical and Systems Research in Intelligent Manufacturing and Mobility
Abstract / Description: 

The manufacturing sector is an ever-changing field with continuous challenges in environmental regulation, aging population, resources shortage and globalization. Most of all, the transparent and fast spreading information nowadays has product development and innovation moving at a lightning pace. New ideas on manufacturing technology not only focus on improving the efficiency and lowering the cost, but also try to ensure the shortest time-to-market for new products. Another field that will undergo major changes is the transportation industry including personal vehicles. The concepts of advanced mobility including autonomous vehicles are actively pursued, not to mention the progress of vehicle electrification based on various renewable energy sources.

Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories (MSL) of ITRI, perceiving clearly these trends and the associated R&D needs, has set forward its vision as being a center of excellence on intelligent manufacturing and mobility. Specifically, they focus on a tightly coupled mechatronic design approach that enhances the hardware value through analytic tools and software. Their approach also follows the route of environmental friendliness (e.g., green energy) and attempts to seek opportunities in miniaturization. An R&D infrastructure to cultivate technology building blocks is developed to enable a fast integration with others. This talk will give a more elaborate introduction of various R&D activities in MSL to support this vision as well as collaboration cases with industry for specific applications.


 

The Autumn 2015 series explores the role of international partnerships of various types (joint development projects, M&A, corporate VC, etc.) in developing advanced intelligent systems. An intelligent system can be defined as a complex technology combination that integrates relatively sophisticated data analysis with some learning function or real-time environmental adaptability. Distinguished speakers from industry and government will showcase examples with at least one Asia partner in domains such as IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles and other robotics, smart wearable devices, and next generation energy and transportation systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

EE402A Colloquium

Topic: 
Intelligent Software Expands across Japan and the U.S.: What Roles Can Venture Capital Play?
Abstract / Description: 

In this panel discussion, venture capitalist Mr. Harumi Kato, Partner with the Innovative Venture Investment LP Fund; Mr. John Fallows, President and CTO of Kaazing; and Mr. Yoshi Yokokawa, CEO of Alpaca, introduce their activities and discuss expansion across Japanese and U.S. markets by intelligent systems software firms. What do entrepreneurs in rapidly emerging new technology areas need to know about international expansion? How can venture capital investors help in this process? Kaazing, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2007, enables the new generation of real time, interactive, collaborative Web applications, e.g. for Internet of Things gateways, by means of its groundbreaking HTML5 WebSocket standard and platform software innovations. Alpaca, an artificial intelligence software firm founded in 2013 with roots both in Japan and the U.S., is bringing deep learning solutions to the personal investing sector through its algorithm building platform, Capitalico. The Innovative Venture Investment Limited Partnership is jointly managed by NEC Capital Solutions and SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd.


 

The Autumn 2015 series explores the role of international partnerships of various types (joint development projects, M&A, corporate VC, etc.) in developing advanced intelligent systems. An intelligent system can be defined as a complex technology combination that integrates relatively sophisticated data analysis with some learning function or real-time environmental adaptability. Distinguished speakers from industry and government will showcase examples with at least one Asia partner in domains such as IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles and other robotics, smart wearable devices, and next generation energy and transportation systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

EE402A Colloquium

Topic: 
Understanding the Relationship Between International Partnering and the New Dynamics of Systems Development
Abstract / Description: 

The Autumn 2015 series explores the role of international partnerships of various types (joint development projects, M&A, corporate VC, etc.) in developing advanced intelligent systems. An intelligent system can be defined as a complex technology combination that integrates relatively sophisticated data analysis with some learning function or real-time environmental adaptability. Distinguished speakers from industry and government will showcase examples with at least one Asia partner in domains such as IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles and other robotics, smart wearable devices, and next generation energy and transportation systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

EE402A Colloquium

Topic: 
Samsung and UniKey: Smart Locks to Unlock the World
Abstract / Description: 

This week Seth Page, COO of UniKey, and Amit Garg, a Principal in Samsung's Global Innovation Center, will talk more about creating a smart home. The talk will touch upon UniKey's "touch-to-open" technology, which allows you to open / close your door without having to take your smartphone our of a pocket or purse. Both speakers will also share more on trends in Internet of Things and how partnerships between the US and Asia are driving this movement forward.


 

The Autumn 2015 series explores the role of international partnerships of various types (joint development projects, M&A, corporate VC, etc.) in developing advanced intelligent systems. An intelligent system can be defined as a complex technology combination that integrates relatively sophisticated data analysis with some learning function or real-time environmental adaptability. Distinguished speakers from industry and government will showcase examples with at least one Asia partner in domains such as IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles and other robotics, smart wearable devices, and next generation energy and transportation systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

EE402A Colloquium

Topic: 
Partnership-driven Business Growth in Komatsu: Autonomous Trucking and Smart Construction
Abstract / Description: 

Mr. Hisashi Asada, General Manager of the Business Innovation Center, ICT Solution Division, Komatsu Ltd., discusses Komatsu's partnership-driven approach to new business areas that combine telematics and Internet-of-Things with autonomous driving technologies. The talk will address KOMTRAX, Komatsu's Autonomous Hauling Service (AHS) for very large trucks in mine sites, and also their new initiatives for productivity improvements in construction, such as ICT-based field automation machines and smart construction. Mr. Asada will share some examples of which areas Komatsu builds external partnerships, and which areas remain within Komatsu in order to deliver better services/solutions quickly and keep sustainable competitiveness. In addition, Asada will briefly look at some of the challenges in external partnerships. Come join us to learn how Komatsu is realizing cost reduction and productivity improvement in customer sites with these services and solutions.


 

The Autumn 2015 series explores the role of international partnerships of various types (joint development projects, M&A, corporate VC, etc.) in developing advanced intelligent systems. An intelligent system can be defined as a complex technology combination that integrates relatively sophisticated data analysis with some learning function or real-time environmental adaptability. Distinguished speakers from industry and government will showcase examples with at least one Asia partner in domains such as IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous vehicles and other robotics, smart wearable devices, and next generation energy and transportation systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Venue: 
Skilling Auditorium

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