4:15 PM16:15

How Obayashi Collaborates in the Silicon Valley Community

  • Encina Hall, 3rd Floor, Philippines Conference Room (map)
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Hiroto Sato, Obayashi Corporation, COO/CFO of Obayashi SVVL, Inc. (Silicon Valley Ventures & Laboratory)

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Hiroto Sato leads Obayashi’s Silicon Valley R&D office, “Silicon Valley Ventures & Laboratory (SVVL)”, which was established in October 2017. His mission is to promote collaborations between startups, US group companies, and the Japan-based Technology Research Institute (TRI) of Obayashi, to create innovative software/products in the construction market. Sato has worked for Obayashi since 1994. After earning his MBA in the US in 2011, he had worked as a manager of Obayashi’s North American Regional HQ (San Francisco). He implemented the restructuring of the US business operation and executed M&A for a US construction company. He holds a B.A. degree in Environmental Information (Urban Design) from Keio University in Japan.


4:15pm: Doors open
4:30pm-5:30pm: Talk and Discussion
5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking


Philippines Conference Room, 3rd floor Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305


Please note there is significant construction taking place on campus, which is greatly affecting parking availability and traffic patterns at the university. Please plan accordingly.

Open parking at Stanford University available starting 4:00pm unless otherwise marked. Nearest parking garage is Structure 7, below the Graduate School of Business Knight School of Management.


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