Japan has historically enjoyed great prosperity based largely on its world class manufacturing — an area that lends itself to incremental improvement through kaizen, decentralized shop floor decision-making, and keiretsu-based value chains. Japan’s large companies embraced and optimized these principles, but what worked exceptionally well to drive Japan’s economic prosperity from 1970-1989 has faltered over the past 25 years. What happened? In two words… Digital Disruption!
As there is no shortage of tech innovation in Japan, why do large companies like GE, IBM, and Cisco succeed, when many large Japanese companies often struggle? Why do Silicon Valley companies like Google, LinkedIn, Adobe, Nest and Tesla thrive and grow in very competitive markets? Join us as we dive into the business and cultural challenges Japan faces to create successful innovation in the digital age. Our program will discuss the proven Silicon Valley principles of Geoffrey Moore’s best-selling “Crossing the Chasm” theories as applied to the Japanese market, followed by a moderated panel discussion with hands-on practitioners, who are grappling with successful innovation using new technologies in Japan.
Attendees will receive free copies of the latest version of “Crossing the Chasm”, in English and in Japanese.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Registration/Networking: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Program: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking: 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
$15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by August 24 (11PM) SOLD OUT
$20: Regular Registration by Thursday, September 7 (11 PM)
$35: Late Registration by Saturday, September 9 (Noon)
$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)
Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.