What’s Next Is Now: How to Live Future Ready

Join us for an engaging evening of big ideas and hands-on experiences with Dr. Frederik Pferdt. We will hear about his experience as Google’s first Chief Innovation Evangelist and the stories of some of the Googlers he trained to be ready for the future. We’ll also discuss Frederik’s personal journey that led him on his current mission and to write his new book, “What’s Next is Now: How to Live Future Ready.” This event is held in partnership with GABA Northern California.

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FoodTech Innovations: A Taste and Toast Meetup

Dive into a flavorful evening at FoodTech Innovations: A Taste and Toast Meetup, where food lovers and beverage tech enthusiasts come together to see what is at the forefront of all things around food and drinks. Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, our meetup welcomes you to try out some gourmet bites and a variety of artisanal drinks, carefully curated to delight your taste buds.

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AI x Investing: Shaping the Future of Investments

In an era where the lines between technology and finance are increasingly blurring, “AI x Investing: Shaping the Future of Investments” is set to be the seminal event that brings the brightest minds from both sectors under one roof. Over the course of this evening, experts, enthusiasts, and innovators will converge to demystify the art and science of investing in the digital age over food and networking.

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2023 Summer Networking in the Park

Come join us at our annual Summer Networking in the Park. Once again we are doing a joint event with JBC and gathering at Serra Park  in Sunnyvale. A babbling brook runs through this 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park. It is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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ESG Pioneers Fireside Chat & Networking – Uniting Leaders for Change

Join us for ESG Pioneers Fireside Chat & Network – Uniting Leaders for Change, an intimate gathering of thought leaders and professionals dedicated to Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG). This unique event offers a cozy fireside chat setting, fostering open dialogue, idea exchange, and lively discussion around the latest ESG developments and challenges. 

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Data Sovereignty: The Free Flow of Data Is Over. What Can You Do?

Data is the new oil! Blah, blah, blah. It’s 2023 and the era of big data has now officially arrived as every business imaginable is declaring itself “data-driven,” and the sudden rise of ChatGPT lays bare the need for business to control their data sources to feed the looming maw of AI. Just as any company that does business overseas is now dependent on their data feeds, regulators around the world have decided to throw a proverbial monkey wrench into the flow. With concerns about the potential abuse of their citizens’ and companies’ data by foreign companies growing, governments are instituting laws that restrict where data can physically reside and how it can be used. “Data Sovereignty” is the term du jour and companies now must learn to navigate more regulatory minefields to operate overseas.

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2022 Summer Networking in the Park

Come join us for a long-awaited networking event in the park. This year Keizai and JBC will join hands to connect our two communities. We will hold the picnic at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. This 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Climate Risk: Predicting, Planning and Thriving in an Era of Disruption

Learn how business can thrive, even as a changing climate disrupts markets, infrastructure, operations, access and supply chains.

Discover from industry experts how to prepare for the impact of disasters and long-term disruption caused by a rapidly changing climate. What tools are leading companies using for anticipating risk and contending with consequences. From the points of view of entrepreneurs, finance, insurance and established companies, what are the considerations for planning and for taking action to prevent harm and to thrive under more difficult operating conditions?

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32nd Anniversary Shinnenkai

This year, we will kick off Shinnenkai with a traditional New Year’s toasting and greetings led by Hiroshi Kawamura, the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco.

Let’s welcome the first Asian female astronaut, Dr. Chiaki Mukai, as our honored guest to receive the Keizai Silicon Valley Distinguished Achievement Award. Known for her space missions in 1994 and 1998 as a medical doctor and physiologist, Dr. Mukai made a remarkable contribution to life sciences and space medicine. She currently serves as the Specially Appointed Vice President at Tokyo University of Science. Professor Richard Dasher, from Stanford University, will host the award interview for Dr. Mukai. There will be a Q&A where event participants can ask her questions.
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2021 Summer Networking in the Park

Come and join us for an outdoor picnic, where we’ll welcome back our Keizai community for in-person events! We will hold the picnic at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. This 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Being Innovative in “with Corona” Era

COVID-19 changed our working environment and many of us were forced to get used to WFH (Work From Home) working style. Currently, the government is rolling out COVID vaccination and 40% of Americans either finished being vaccinated or at least received first vaccination. Pandemic may ease but some predict we may not come back to working in the office 100% of the time and we may need to adapt hybrid of WFH and Working in the office.  

The question is: Can we continue to be innovative when all of us are working from home? What will happen to our collaboration? Will we miss serendipity moment during our office chat? How will people deal with FOMO (Fear of missing out)? Will Silicon Valley continue to be the place for innovation?

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Electrification of Air Transportation

With the recent market and government interest in electric vehicles, it’s clear we are on our way to the electrification of much of our ground vehicle transportation system. There is another form of transportation that is starting on its path to electrification – aircraft. Air travel is recognized as one of the more carbon intensive transportation modes and electrification is one path to reducing its carbon footprint. This webinar will explore the technology and business opportunities of electric air transportation. 

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Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration

On March 11, ten years ago, the largest earthquake in modern Japanese history shook the Tohoku region. The tsunami that followed devastated many areas in the region; and was the cause of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Keizai Silicon Valley invites the community and its members to observe a minute of silence for the victims, before we hear from two speakers who witnessed the aftermath of 3.11 and bravely took the initiative to respond to the disaster.

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Movie Night

Keizai Silicon Valley is pleased to present our first Keizai Movie Night. As our first film we will be showing “Three Sisters,” which was a highly popular movie from 2014. And as a follow-up, we will have a Q&A via Zoom with the film’s producer Seishiro Nishida, who also plays the role of the father in the film. The film will be in Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles.

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How Has COVID19 Accelerated Digital Transformation?

The digital transformations that were well under way for companies, governments, and education institutions all over the world before COVID-19 have been forced to adapt and accelerate those programs. In the first of two webinars, join our panel of Technology, Operations, and Strategy experts to learn about the opportunities and risks presented by digital transformation in the COVID-19 era.

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Mobility Innovations: What Do VCs, Accelerators, and Corporates Think?

The way we transport from point A to point B is rapidly changing. Autonomous vehicles, flying taxis, electric scooters, and so on. How are these technologies coming to reality and what comes next?

In this event you will hear from Venture Capitalists and an Accelerator in the mobility sector to picture the innovations that are going on and what comes next.

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The Privacy Tsunami!

You may have heard about the alphabet soup of new privacy legislation, including Europe’s GDPR and California’s effort to storm the stage, the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). New privacy laws are upending the handling of consumer information and forcing companies to reevaluate business models.

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2019 Summer Networking

Sunday, August 4th

Come join us at our annual summer networking in the park. This year our event is going to be held at Serra Park in Sunnyvale. A babbling brook runs through this 11.5 acre, Mark Twain era-themed park. It is well shaded with spacious picnic sites, children’s play area and tennis courts. This event is ideal for both networking and catching up with old acquaintances or making new friends. The park’s green open field also offers your family members, significant others and friends a place to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Automated Food

What we eat, where it comes from, and how we eat it are all changing as consumers’ preferences evolve and they demand more selection and convenience to fit an ever- changing range of nutritional needs and lifestyles.

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