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NEC's New Strategy for Inbound/Outbound Open Innovation

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May 7, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Speaker: Motoo Nishihara, Executive Vice President and CTO of NEC Corporation

Mr. Nishihara is responsible for NEC’s worldwide research laboratories located in the US, Germany, China, Singapore, Israel, India, and Japan. As the CTO, he is also responsible for the company’s technology innovation strategy and investment management of the company’s technologies and intellectual properties.

Since being appointed as Senior Vice President in April 2016, he started promoting the concept of “Ecosystem R&D”.  Under the concept, he has enhanced collaborative research activities with partners including start-up companies around NEC's strong technologies. Through these activities, he has realized a unique R&D scheme to set start-ups by researchers, seek talented people from outside of the company, and pursue faster monetization opportunities under greater valuations. To accelerate open innovation activities, he established the NEC Israel Research Center in 2016 and the NEC Laboratories India in 2018.

He has built his career in NEC through a business division, a product development division and laboratories. He received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994, and Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo in 1985. He received the 18th Advanced Technology Award of Fuji Sankei Business Eye Prize in 2014.

This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on "Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries" from April 2 - May 28, 2019.  Click here to see US-Asia Technology Management Center's speaker line-up.

Networking with light refreshments after the discussion.

Free and open to public.  No RSVP necessary.

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US-Asia Technology Management center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
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