Spotlight Event (2018-09)


Spotlight Events

A Symposium on Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the U.S. & Japan - Frisco, TX

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Location: Westin Stonebriar Hotel, 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034

Hear experts discuss the current status and future outlook for bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Meet Japanese Food Distributors at Ramen Expo USA - Dallas, TX

Date: Sunday-Monday, October 14-15, 2018
Industry/Media Times - 10:00-5:00 PM CDT | General Admission Times - 2:00-5:00 PM CDT
Market Hall (North Hall) at Dallas Market Center | 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Network with Japanese food distributors and manufacturers at one of Dallas' largest food industry events. This event will feature a variety of Japanese goods including noodles, gyoza, soups, beverages, and more.

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AI in Smart Physical Systems: Recent Developments in Asia

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 4:30-5:50 PM PDT
Location: Stanford University | Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Professor Richard Dasher has directed the US-ATMC since 1994. He serves on advisory and review boards of major government S&T funding programs and research institutes in Canada, Japan, and Thailand. He is an advisor to incubators, VC funds, innovation initiatives, and startup companies in China, Japan, S. Korea, and Silicon Valley. Prof. Dasher is the first non-Japanese person ever named to the senior governance of a Japanese national university, serving a term on the Board of Directors of Tohoku University.

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How Preferred Networks has Defined Their Values: The Promise and Challenge of Deep Learning in Domains of Physical Control

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 4:30-5:50 PM PDT
Location: Stanford University | Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Dr. Hiroshi Maruyama has spent 26 years in IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory, working on various computer science areas such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine translation, hand-writing recognition, multimedia, XML, Web Services, and security. He was the director of IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory from 2006 to 2009. From 2011 to 2016, he was a professor at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics where he worked on projects related to big data, statistics, and their impacts on society. He joined Preferred Networks, Inc. in April 2016 as the chief strategy officer. His current research interests include practical applications of machine learning, social implications of information technology and machine learning, and computer science and statistics in general.

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Virtual Human Agent for Smart City

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT
Location: Stanford University | Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

The Virtual Human Agent is a virtual character that possesses senses such as sight and hearing, emotions and intelligence. It is able to react to images and situations in the real world, converse, operate electrical appliances, think and communicate as a human would. 

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Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 9:00-10:30 AM PDT
Location: 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500, Seattle, WA 98101

U.S. immigration law is complex, but there are a number of visa options for entrepreneurs and those interested in business investment and ownership. It is not necessary to invest $500,000 and wait years for an EB-5 visa. This seminar will focus on alternative strategies for investors.

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Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 5:30-9:00 PM PDT
Location: Procopio | 1117 S CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SUITE 200, PALO ALTO, CA 94304

First developed in 1800, batteries still play an important part in our digital world. Recently, batteries occupy an increasingly crucial role in reducing the carbon footprint of our transportation and electrical grid sectors. Yet, the limitations of battery technology remain a barrier to the market acceptance of electrified transportation and renewable energy. In conjunction with Keizai Silicon Valley, this program will explore recent trends in the North American, Japanese and Chinese markets in battery technology, related business models and regulations for these two very important clean tech applications.

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Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM PDT
Location: Spear Tower | 1 Market Plaza, San Francisco,CA 94105

It may surprise some to hear that, on the basis of patent filings based on US-Japan collaboration, Japan is the Bay Area’s most significant innovation partner. With that high level of collaboration comes a great deal of cross-border IP litigation between the US and Japan. To address this timely topic, Ryoichi Mimura of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, a Japanese attorney with extensive patent trial experience as a lawyer currently and formerly as a judge, will speak at Dentons about current issues in cross-border patent litigation.

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