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Japanese Corporate Strategies in Silicon Valley: What Do the Locals Think?

Japanese corporations in Silicon Valley have often struggled to become driving forces for innovation due to several persistent constraints: headquarter bureaucracies, siloed business units, a lack of decision-making authority, discontinuous HR systems, and geographical and psychological distance.

Now however, Japanese corporations are developing Silicon Valley strategies to address these “pain points” in new ways. What are these emerging approaches to innovation and are they more than a continuation of Corporate Venture Capital? Who has true decision-making authority? Is the focus on established businesses or on reaching beyond core domains and expertise? Through an open panel discussion, the audience will be introduced to some of the latest Japanese corporate strategies for harnessing innovation and feedback from local players representing the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem.


Thursday, April 27th

Registration/Networking: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Program: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Networking: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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$15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by April 12 (11PM)

$20: Regular Registration by Sunday April 23 (11 PM)

$35: Late Registration by Tuesday April 25 (Noon)

$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)

Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.