U.S.-Japan-Israel Innovation Summit: Emerging Partnerships & Opportunities

February 05, 2018 at 5pm - 9pm
Silicon Valley, CA -- Plug and Play Tech Center (440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085)

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The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute and the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC), in partnership with The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), IJ Advisors Ltd. (IJA), the Jewish High Tech Community, and Plug and Play Tech Center, invite you to attend:

U.S.-Japan-Israel Innovation Summit:
Emerging Partnerships & Opportunities

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Location: Silicon Valley, CA -- Plug and Play Tech Center (440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085)
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we discuss U.S.-Japan-Israel trilateral opportunities in emerging technology sectors, venture capitalist investment, and public-private partnerships. We will hear from Japanese and Israeli government and business speakers, among others, who will share their stories of successful partnerships that have led to breakthrough technologies and services by leveraging the opportunities and innovation of Silicon Valley. Industries may include AI/robotics, cybersecurity, fintech and more. A networking reception will follow the event.

Program Agenda

5:00 - 5:30 pm: Arrival & Cocktail Networking
5:30 - 5:50 pm: Welcome Remarks & Introductions
5:50 - 6:40 pm: Consuls General Remarks & Panel Discussion: Business Ecosystems for Trilateral Partnership Opportunities
6:40 - 6:50 pm: Break
6:50 - 8:00 pm: Industry Specific Fireside Chats (2): Artificial Intelligence / Robotics, & Cybersecurity
8:00 - 9:00 pm: Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception

Featured Speakers


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Shlomi Kofman
Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
Jun Yamada
Consul General of Japan in San Francisco


Zvi Hauser
Managing Director, IJ Advisors Ltd.
Former Cabinet Secretary of Israel
Andrew M. Saidel
Managing Director, IJ Advisors Ltd.


Jim Adler
Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures
Vice President, Toyota Research Institute
Dor Skuler
CEO & Co-Founder, Intuition Robotics


Oded Hermoni
General Partner, Rhodium and Coin Ventures
Austin Noronha
Managing Director, Growth Ventures & Innovation, Sony Corporation of America

Assaf Marco
Director of Cybersecurity and Homeland Security, Israeli Trade Mission, Tokyo
Mihoko Matsubara
Vice President and Public Sector Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Asia-Pacific, Palo Alto Networks

Kenta Takamori
Executive Director, Silicon Valley Japan Platform