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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Silicon Valley has been studied by the world as the epicenter of innovation. Japanese corporations have been visiting Silicon Valley consistently. What purposes do these trips serve Japan’s innovation ecosystem? Why do established corporations and VC firms from Japan establish a footprint here? How have their views of innovation and interactions with Silicon Valley changed over the years? How successful have they been in importing the Silicon Valley way back to Japan? What have we learned from their presence? Join us as we explore these and other questions in a moderated conversation among the panelists and with the audience.
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Friday, October 7, 2016
The Keizai Silicon Valley, JETAANC and Procopio have organized an Oktoberfest networking nomikai at Tied House in downtown Mountain View. Please join us to share ideas, meet new people and expand your network.
Additionally, you can casually ask any questions about patent law, copyrights, corporate law etc. to the Procopio attorneys at this Oktoberfest!
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Over the last several years, the technology industry has turned to space ddds yet another area it can disrupt. Tech titans such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are involved with space launch startups and even Google has purchased a satellite company. With Silicon Valley’s latest focus on the space industry, the forum will discuss the role private industry, Silicon Valley companies and investors are currently playing in the space industry versus other areas in the US. It must also be recognized that the US isn’t the only country with a space industry to disrupt; we will also discuss the Japanese space industry and the possibilities of cooperation between Silicon Valley and Japan in this exciting field.
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