Responding to Digital Innovation Challenges in Japan Lecture

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Washington Innovation Network

Join the JICC and the Washington Innovation Network for an afternoon of lectures and panel discussions exploring solutions to digital innovation challenges in Japan.

Politics of Japan's Digital Innovation
Dr. Obi, Professor of Information and Communication Policy at Waseda University, will provide a lecture on digital innovation challenges inhibiting political, industrial, educational, and economic success in Japan. He will also explore how Japan can strengthen ICT to remain competitive in the international market. After his lecture, Dr. Obi will be joined by Dr. Richard Linowes (Associate Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University), Dr. Banning Garrett (Adjunct Faculty, Singularity University), and Tomohiro Yonei (Deputy General Manager, NTT - DC Office) for a panel discussion.

Women and Innovation in Japan: Analytics of the Present and the Future
Dr. Iwasaki, Associate Professor at the Insitute of eGovernment at Waseda University, will address labor force issues in technology. Her lecture will focus on women in Japan as an untapped resource for innovative solutions to digital challenges. She will also offer comparative data between women in technology in the U.S. with women in technology in Japan to explore ways that Japan can nurture women's performance in the workplace. After her lecture, Dr. Iwasaki will be joined by Barbara Dyer (CEO of Hitachi Foundation), Abigail Friedman (CEO of The Wisteria Group), and Chiyo Kobayashi (CEO of Washington Core) for a panel discussion.

This event will be followed by a short reception.

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