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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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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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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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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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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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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Join us in celebrating Keizai Silicon Valley’s 2021 Shinnenkai (New Year’s Reception Webinar) on Friday, January 29th.
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In part 2 of our webinar series, we explore how digital transformation has advanced “Big Data” through the digitization of paper records and previously inaccessible data points, enabling new ways to collaborate and create. Join our team of expert panelists to learn how organizations are transforming and analyzing big data into innovation and ideas.
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Join us in celebrating Keizai Silicon Valley’s 2020 Shinnenkai (New Year’s Reception) on Friday, January 24 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club.
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This year, we honor Ambassador John Roos, Founding Partner of Geodesic Capital and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, with the Keizai Silicon Valley Outstanding Impact Award for US-Japan Business. Continue reading “29th Anniversary Shinnenkai” →
Join Keizai Silicon Valley and JET Alumni Association of Northern California for a Halloween costume happy hour at Steins Beer Garden in downtown Mountain View. Please join us to share ideas, meet new people and expand your network.
Costumes are optional but highly encouraged. Prizes to be awarded to the best costumes!
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