Keizai Events

Demystifying Big Data

Event Overview:

The Keizai Society will hold an exciting and thought-provoking panel discussion on big data covering four main areas of interest,

including big data analytics, mining big data, big data’s value to business, and personal privacy issues. With terabytes of data pouring in every day from smart phones to connected cars to social networks, the questions of how to manage big data, how to build a successful business model on big data, and how to maintain individual privacy are critical to life in this new era. Examples of how Japanese firms are working with US companies using big data to create new business opportunities will be a major draw to this engaging panel discussion.


William Knox Carey


William Knox Carey of Intertrust has experience in data security, privacy, and governance in the medical field. He has also written about the legal risks of copyright protection and trust management in the People’s Republic of China.

Dylan Steeg

Director of Business Development at Skytree, Inc.

Dylan Steeg leads Business Development efforts for Skytree worldwide. He launched Skytree’s global partnership program, engaging with leading solutions integrators, OEM’s, technology partners, and academic institutions. Mr. Steeg also developed Skytree’s initial international sales strategy, leveraging Skytree’s global partner ecosystem. Prior to joining Skytree, Mr. Steeg led venture capital investments as an Investment Director at Intel Capital. Earlier, Mr. Steeg was a Senior Process Engineer at Intel Corporation, leading technology development projects for several of Intel’s semiconductor process nodes.

Neil Porter King

CEO, Sift Security

Neil King has 20 years of experience creating and executing successful business strategies for technology companies. In current and recent roles, Mr. King has been responsible for strategy, product management, marketing, and business development for market leading software companies such as VeriSign, McAfee (Intel) and Guavus. Mr. King has extensive experience with mobile, security and big data analytics technologies, and recently co-founded Sift Security, a big data security analytics start up, which is currently in stealth mode. Mr. King holds a MS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Electrical Engineering, a MBA from The Wharton School, and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kelly Krpata

Global Director of Strategic Accounts at AutoGrid Systems

Kelly Krpata has over 20 years of experience in business development, financial and strategic advisory and media relations in the cleantech, apparel, media and finance industries. For the past five years, he has worked with dozens of clean technology companies in Silicon Valley to raise capital, scope projects and create innovative financing mechanisms. Prior to AutoGrid, Kelly was the Director of Climate Prosperity at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, where he was the project lead for the Moffett Park Community Smart Grid effort to locate a fully integrated smart grid in Silicon Valley with several organizations, including Google, Juniper Networks, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, NASA and the United States Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Demand Response Research Center. Kelly was also previously a Partner with Krpata Capital Partners, where he provided financial consulting and marketing services to the Electric Power Research Institute and other clean technology ventures. He holds Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Political Science from Boston College and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is formerly NASD 7 and 63 certified.

Jim Maricondo

VP, Strategic Alliances at ISI-Dentsu of America, Inc.

Jim Maricondo is a Silicon Valley technology professional with an entrepreneurial, cross-cultural mindset who has 15+ years of experience in international business development and product and software engineering. Throughout his career, Mr. Maricondo has defined and developed software products and services and helped international tech companies sell products and conduct business between the US and Japan. He has a passion for breaking down cultural barriers, translating language and customs as necessary between American and foreign groups to bridge the diverse cultures of people to realize successful business goals. Since 2011, Mr. Maricondo has been VP of Strategic Alliances at ISI-Dentsu of America, focusing on finding new partnerships, surveying new technology, and conducting R&D projects with US partners including companies and universities. Mr. Maricondo holds a MS degree from Stanford University in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Japanese from the same university.

Yasushi Ogawa

CEO of Integratto, Inc.

Yasushi Ogawa has more than 15 years’ experience in business simulation. Mr. Ogawa has worked with more than 50 Japanese large corporations such as Osaka Gas Company by helping their decision making for business investments, using Integratto’s business simulation software. Prior to Integratto, he worked for the Sol. C Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for two years and studied Discovery-Driven principles by Dr. Ian MacMillan. Also by the corporate alliance experience with Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) at Palo Alto, CA, he became a prominent expert in the field of business planning, risk analysis, and decision making under uncertainty, which fits very well with business simulation. Mr. Ogawa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tokyo in Urban Engineering, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Demystifying Big Data

Dr. Richard Dasher

Executive Director, Center for Integrated Systems and Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University


Wednesday, May 21, 2014 

PROGRAM: 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
NETWORKING: 8:30 P.M – 8:45 P.M.


Fenwick & West LLP
Silicon Valley Center801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

$15:   Early Bird Discount for first 30 people by Sat, May 3 (11:00 pm) Non-Refundable

$20:   Regular Registration by Saturday, May 17 (11:00 pm)

$35:   Late Registration by Tuesday, May 20 (12:00 noon)

$50:   Walk-ins (Subject to room capacity / cash or check only)

Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.