After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese energy policy has been in a state of flux. While the Japanese government has moved to support renewable energy, the formation of a new government in December, 2012 holds the potential for more change. This event will explore Japan’s changing energy market and opportunities for US companies. In keeping with our theme of “Redesigning US- Japan Business for the Next Generation,” join us in a discussion with experts in this area.
Tim Kostolansky - Senior Manager, Global Solutions, Silver Spring Networks Quaeed 'Q' Motiwala – Managing Director, DFJ JAIC
Osamu Onodera – Representative, Silicon Valley Office, New Energy and Industrial
Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Tony Seba - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Clean Energy, Stanford University Phil Keys (moderator) – Analyst, Blue Field Strategies
Registration/Networking: 5:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Program:6:00 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
Networking: 8:15 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Fees: $15: Early Registration, for first 30 people, by Sunday, March 3rd (11:00 pm) $20: Regular Registration by Sunday, March 17th (11:00 pm)
$35: Late Registration by Wednesday, March 20th (12:00 noon)
$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)
Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.
Panelists and Moderator
￼Tim Kostolansky is a Senior Manager, Global Solutions, Silver Spring Networks, a networking and solutions provider for smart grid energy networks, and leads the company’s efforts in the Japanese market. Prior to Silver Spring Networks, Tim held positions at Agilent Technologies and Microsoft as well as starting two software companies.
Quaeed 'Q' Motiwala is a Managing Director, DFJ JAIC: At DFJ JAIC, an early stage US-Japan cross border venture capital firm. Q focuses on investing in the Cleantech sector and serves on the boards of four companies. He brings 14 years of international business development experience, working extensively across US, Japan, South Korea and India.
Osamu Onodera is a Representative, Silicon Valley Office, NEDO, a Japanese semi-governmental organization actively undertaking the development of new energy and energy conservation technologies. A graduate of the University of Tokyo and Stanford, Osamu has held a variety of positions in the Japanese government.
Tony Seba is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Clean Energy, Stanford University. He is also the author of "Solar Trillions - 7 Market and Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Clean Energy Economy" and he was an early employee at Cisco Systems and RSA Data Security and the CEO of venture-funded PrintNation.com.