2015 MIT Asia Business Conference


2015 Keynotes and Panels


  • Charlie Jiang, Vantone Holdings, CEO; China Center New York, CEO

  • Leo Seewald, BlackRock, Country Head of Taiwan

  • Masahiro Takizawa, Yamaha Motor, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Business Development

  • Koen Thijssen, Rocket Internet - Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), Co-CEO

  • Tak Umezawa, AT Kearney Japan, Partner, Japan Chairman

GOLD Sponsor Session

  • Kaya Qin, Alibaba, Head of Marketing in Cross Border B2C Business

Panel 1:  How fertile is Asian soil for entrepreneurship? (Examine the entrepreneurship environment in Asia)

  • Jungwook Lim, Startup Alliance Korea, Managing Director

  • Todd Sample, Well Dressed, CEO

  • Imran Sayeed, NTT Data, CTO

  • Yuko Watanabe Sasahara, NTT Docomo Ventures, Managing Director

Panel 2: Globalization: Where is the action? (Explore the unique challenges that are faced when MNCs expand into Asia or when Asian companies become global)

  • Lin Yang, Innovation Ideas Institute, President

  • Takashi Oyagi, Monex Group, Chief Strategic Officer

  • Leo Seewald, BlackRock, Country Head of Taiwan

  • Yosuke Yagi, LIXIL Group Corporation, Executive Vice President

Panel 3: How to identify the next big startups? (Examine startups world through the eyes of incubators, accelerators, angel investors and venture capitals)

  • David Chang, PayPal Media Network, COO

  • Frank Meehan, SparkLabs Global, Co-Founder & Partner

  • Jimmy Rim, Kcube Ventures, CEO & Founder

  • Pei Qi, Sino-American Innovation Center, General Manager

Panel 4: What really drives the innovation? (Explore how established firms continue to lead innovations to stay competitive)

  • Troels Beltoft, Beltoft & Company, Managing Partner

  • David Lee, SK Telecom Ventures, Venture Partner; Kstartup, Partner

  • Edward Yang, iSoftStone, Vice Chairman, Board of Advisors