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2022 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

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2022 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

Thursday, July 14, 2022
12pm to 5pm PT

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Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall
326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305
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Free for Stanford ID holders. $75 Early Bird.

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Recognizing the best of innovation and entrepreneurship in Japan – U.S. business

Presented every year since 2011, the Symposium returns in 2022 to an in-person format.  Please join us to network with awardee companies and thought leaders of the innovation community between Japan and Silicon Valley, as well as to view in-person the keynote fireside chat, other speaker presentations, a panel discussion by winners of the SunBridge Emerging Leader Awards, and pitch presentations by top executives of five exciting Japanese startup companies in the Innovation Showcase.  The day's activities begin with a box lunch (included in registration) and informal conversations around awardee and sponsor display tables.  

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program, the longest running annual program in the Bay Area celebrating the links between Silicon Valley and Japan innovation, is produced by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center.

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program proudly announces the winners of the SunBridge Emerging Leader Award for 2022. Each year, this award recognizes one innovative high-growth company from Japan and one from the U.S. that are already beginning to transform a major industry or value chain.

The 2022 SunBridge Emerging Leader Award – U.S. winner is Databricks, the data and AI company and pioneer of the data lakehouse program, while the SunBridge Emerging Leader Award – Japan goes to TIER IV, creator of Autoware, the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving.

Databricks Co-Founder and Chief Technologist (and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford) Matei Zaharia and TIER IV COO Daisuke Tanaka will accept their awards at the 2022 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium on July 14, 2022, which will also include a panel discussion on innovation by top executives of the two firms. 

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