International SIG: Latest developments in the Japanese High-Tech sector



  • The Monthly Meeting of the International SIG

    The International SIG meetings will return to the 3rd Monday of each month at our new location - Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara.



    Dr. Philip Parker, Founder and CEO, P. J. Parker & Co, Japan


    Presentation Overview

    The Latest developments in the Japanese High-Tech sector, The Japanese economic outlook, intercultural aspects of doing business in Japan, and last but not least a focus on the high tech sector covering telecoms and IT. Including: Successful Market Entry and Sales Strategies for US.


    About the Presenter

    With more than 15 years experience in the telecommunications and high tech industries, Philip Parker founded P. J. Parker & Co. in 2001, with a mission: make foreign entrants into the Japan high-tech market a success. His company is the Japan representative of over ten leading IT, telecommunications and semiconductors entering Japan, including Sylantro Systems, Netrake, Chiaro Networks, Red Bend Networks and Runcom.

    Within the space of three years, despite the severe downturn in the high tech industry, his company has helped its clients generate over $50 million in revenues from Japan, and has become the leading firm helping foreign high tech companies enter Japan.

    Before founding the company, Philip Parker established and turned around a number of high tech and telecommunication ventures in Japan, including Project Oxygen, a global undersea fiber optic telecommunications cable company. Dr. Parker holds a PhD in engineering from the Australian National University and studied at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and at the Kyoto University in Japan. He speaks Japanese fluently.


    Event Logistics


    Silicon Valley Bank

    3003 Tasman Drive

    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    PLEASE NOTE: Meeting is held at employee entrance to the cafeteria, Bldg. 3, around the corner from 5101 Patrick Henry Drive entrance


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments

    7:00-7:15pm announcements and introductions

    7:15-8:30pm program

    8:30-9:00pm networking/one-on-one discussions



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships

    No registration required