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Ray Griselhuber

CEO & Founder at Ginzamarkets, Inc.

Ray Grieselhuber is the founder of Ginzamarkets, and creator of Ginzametrics. Ray has built marketing and advertising systems for the last five years, helping clients such as P&G, Intel, Kakaku.com and Cisco scale their online campaigns to global markets, cut costs and increase sales. Before founding Ginzametrics, he ran Firewatching Media, K.K., in Tokyo, Japan. Before that, he was the Chief Architect and Director of Product Development at Covario, Inc. in San Diego, CA., an award-winning Inc. 500 company.

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Kambiz Hooshmand

co-founder of Archimedes Labs

Kambiz Hooshmand is a co-founder of Archimedes Labs. He brings in a wealth of experience and industry contacts that enable Archimedes' portfolio companies to raise funds, create successful go-to-market strategies, and drive value. Prior to Archimedes, Kambiz spent more than 25 years building communications systems and solutions for wireless and wireline infrastructure. Most recently, Kambiz was the President and CEO of AppliedMicro where he transformed the company into the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for Optical Transport Networks. Previously, Kambiz held a number of senior executive positions at Cisco Systems including Group Vice President and General Manager responsible for Core Routing. In this role, he was responsible for the launch of Cisco’s CRS family of carrier grade platforms. Today these platforms carry more than 60% of the global internet traffic. Kambiz began his executive career as an integral member of the team that built Stratacom into a global provider of switching platforms for data services. Stratacom was eventually acquired by Cisco for $4.5B. Kambiz is the Chairman of the Board at Infinera and sits on the Board of Power-One, a leading provider of power and alternative energy solutions. Kambiz holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

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Richard B. Dasher

PhD, Research center director, consulting professor at Stanford University; management consultant

In the Stanford University School of Engineering, Dr. Richard Dasher has directed the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and served concurrently as Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. He holds Consulting Professor appointments at Stanford in the Departments of Electrical Engineering (technology management), Asian Languages (Japanese business), and with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

From 2004, Dr. Dasher became the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as a Board Director (理事) and then on the Management Council (経営協議会) of Tohoku University until 2010. Dr. Dasher is a board director of the Japan Society of Northern California and the Keizai Society U.S. – Japan Business Forum. He is on the advisory boards of start-up companies in the U.S., Japan, and China. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University and is co-author of the book ‘Regularity in Semantic Change’ (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

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Zia Yusuf

President & CEO Streetline, Inc.

Zia is a seasoned senior technology executive with a track record of leading companies to success. He is currently CEO of Streetline, Inc., the leading global provider of sensor-enabled Smart City solutions (http://www.streetline.com/). Just prior to his role leading Streetline, Zia was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. He spent the last ten years at SAP AG where he was executive vice president and a member of SAP’s Executive Leadership Team. At SAP, he led the company’s efforts in key areas, including co-founding SAPMarkets, a B2B marketplace company. Prior to SAP, Zia was part of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on corporate finance and M&A transactions. Previously, he worked on health sector issues in Southern Africa, as well as project and structured finance in South Asia and Indochina, at the World Bank Group.
Zia has a MS in International Affairs from Georgetown University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Macalester College. He is also an associate consulting professor at Stanford University, where he taught “Experiences in Software Design” and is currently co-teaching "Designing Liberation Technologies". Zia is also an advisor to several start-ups and is an actively involved board member of non-profit institutions focused on education in South Asia and social entrepreneurship in East Africa.

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Duncan Logan

Found at RocketSpace

Duncan Logan is the founder of RocketSpace Inc, a techcelerator in San Francisco. From a Scottish farming background Duncan started his career working in derivatives at Swiss Bank Corporation, London. At 24 he started his first company CITYPRO which over three years he built to $8m revenue before selling in 2000 . Duncan then joined a tech startup MessageLabs, one of the early SAAS Security Companies which later sold to Symantec in 2008 for $700m. Arriving in San Francisco, Duncan founded NationalBLS Inc a money burning concept which he hastily extinguished to start RocketSpace.

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Peter Gardner

Managing Director
Wavepoint Ventures, LLC

Peter has spent 17 years as a venture capital investor. Before his venture career he was a project leader at Weston Solutions, an environmental engineering company, and held lab positions at Genetics Institute and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has recently advised PATH.org on the use of venture capital in the commercialization of medical technologies. He is also an active contributor to the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University and is a judge for The Tech Awards in the economic development category.

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Mark Kato 
(渡航前の英語プレゼンテーションのレクチャー講師)

Mr. Kato is a Sales, Marketing, & Business Development professional with more than 35 years of experience in high tech industries. Now he is CEO at Silicon Valley-Japan Business Consulting (www.svjbc.com ) and is helping Japanese and American clients to initiate/expand their businesses between the US and Japan. He has worked for Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies as a Director for Japanese Business and for Advanced Micro Devices as a Senior Director of Global Accounts. Using his extensive knowledge of American and Japanese businesses, he has built successful, mutually beneficial executive level relationships between large Japanese corporations and HQs of large American companies.