How to Launch and Scale High Growth Tech Businesses in Japan: Lessons in Crossing the Chasm with Innovative Products
Japan has historically enjoyed great prosperity based largely on its world class manufacturing — an area that lends itself to incremental improvement through kaizen, decentralized shop floor decision-making, and keiretsu-based value chains. Japan’s large companies embraced and optimized these quality principles, but what worked exceptionally well from 1970-1989 in driving Japan’s economic prosperity faltered over the past 25 years. What happened? In 2 words…Digital Disruption!
As there is no shortage of tech innovation in Japan, why do large companies like GE, IBM, and Cisco succeed, when many large Japanese companies often struggle? Why do Silicon Valley companies like Google, LinkedIn, Adobe, and Nest thrive and grow in very competitive markets? Join us as we dive into Japan’s business and cultural challenges in successful innovation. Our program will discuss the proven Silicon Valley principles of Geoffrey Moore’s bestselling “Crossing the Chasm” theories as applied to the Japanese market, followed by examples of how to successfully innovate with new technologies in Japan.
About the Speaker:
Michael Eckhardt is a Harvard Business School MBA graduate, Wall Street Journal Award winner, and recognized expert in accelerating profitable growth. Working in Silicon Valley, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region, Michael provides 1-day seminars and 2-day strategy workshops that help executives, product teams, and marketing groups gain and sustain leadership positions in competitive global markets.
Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs
William Dallyn, Alisa Dicaprio, Tracy Greenwood, Imai Jen-La Plante,
John Kirch, Vice Chairs
Eriko Asai, Board Liaison
ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee
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