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Patterns of Harnessing Silicon Valley: Implications of when (only) the CEO and VP of a Tokyo company live in Silicon Valley

  • Encina Hall, Stanford University 616 Serra Street Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)


  • Common "worst practices" by companies trying to harness Silicon Valley, and how the CEO living in Silicon Valley discovered how to avoid them
  • Observations about Silicon Valley and its value to Japanese companies
  • How Evernote harnessed the Japanese market to radically accelerate its growth, and how Sourcenext was involved
  • Activities of the Japan Association of New Economy, Japan's new business association and its impact on Japan's government policies


Noriyuki Matsuda, Founder & CEO, SOURCENEXT Corporation


Noriyuki Matsuda graduated from Osaka Prefecture University, School of Engineering, Mathematical Science Department and after graduating, he joined IBM Japan, Ltd. and actively engaged in system development for financial institutions as a System Engineer, until leaving the company in 1993 to work as a System Consultant. On August 1996, he established SOURCENEXT Corporation, and since then has continued to lead the company to success, along with having the company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2008. He is also a director of the Japan Association of New Economy, Japan's new business association established in 2011. He currently resides in Palo Alto, frequently going back and forth to his company headquarters in Tokyo and other parts of the world. 


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


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

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