Int'l SIG: Japan - Hot Sectors for Software



  • April launches a series on Asia with a look at Japan's software sector.



    David McQuilkin, Vice President & Managing Director - Asia Pacific Ventures Consulting


    Toshihiro Matsuda, IT Commercial Specialist, United States Embassy, Tokyo

    Richard Kiwata, Consultant in M&A, Partnerships, Alliances with Japanese & US companies

    Click here to view David McQuilkin's presentation.


    Presentation Overview

    Japan - Hot Sectors for Software

    An overview of the state of the software economy in Japan and product sectors hot in 2002.


    About the Presenter and Panelists

    David McQuilkin

    Mr. McQuilkin, Asia Pacific Ventures Consulting providing business development services for US high technology companies entering the Japanese and Asian markets, has been developing business between US high technology companies and Japanese companies since 1987. In 1995, Mr. McQuilkin founded a software enterprise within Fuji Xerox to build channels and technology partners in Japan, and served as General Manager for three years. He has over thirteen years of experience as a software engineering executive and received the highest award at Xerox, the Xerox President's Award, for outstanding results in 1991. He received a B.S. in Physics from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL in 1975, and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE. Mr. McQuilkin resided in Japan for over sixteen years.


    Toshihiro Matsuda

    Toshihiro Matsuda, Commercial Specialist of Foreign Commercial Service in U.S. Embassy Tokyo, has been supporting American IT companies entering the Japanese market by locating business partners, market research, etc.


    Richard Kiwata

    Mr. Richard Kiwata has over 15 years experience in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures related to Japan.

    He has represented numerous Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange companies in their activities with the U.S. and throughout Asia, dealing with top management of Japanese firms and related U.S. companies. He has been involved in over $ 600 Million of cash investment between the U.S. and Japan as well as worked with many companies desiring to assess and enter the Japan market. He has also done consulting work for some of Japan's and Silicon Valley's largest companies. He has extensive experience related to marketing and financial services for U.S. technology ventures.


    Event Logistics


    Silicon Valley World Internet Center

    700 Welch Road, Suite 250

    Stanford Barn (2nd floor)

    Palo Alto, CA


    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 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    No registration required

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