IT Committee Fundraising Event:
IT Roundtable and Networking

19:00-20:30, April 15, 2022
(The speech and Q & A will be in English)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Dinner is served from 6:30 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

Julian Bashore
MacDermid Performance Solutions. Representative Director
Vincent Gebes
CEO of Objective Ventures KK
Shinichi Komeda
Fujitsu - Head of Marketing Transformation
Peter Elstrom
IT Executive Editor at Bloomberg (Moderator)

Countless foreign companies of all sizes have failed to make inroads into the Japanese market. Thus, in the business world, Japan is well known for being a “cemetery for foreign brands”.

Few companies however have been successful and everybody wants to know the secret recipe…

The IT Committee is holding its first fundraising event for the FCCJ’s Digital Transformation (DX) on April 15th at the FCCJ. All the proceeds will be used to improve our current IT infrastructure and security.

The panelists have a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience about entering and succeeding in the Japanese market.They will share with us the stories of success, failure and improvement that are needed to make the grade in Japan.

Menu: A chicken w/a salad and a desert / Coffee or Tea with One Drink.
Event charges are 8,500 yen including tax (members/ non-members) per person.

Speakers Profile
JULIAN BASHORE is Representative Director of MacDermid Performance Solutions Japan K.K., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals which enable Japanese companies to produce even better automotive parts and electronic components in a sustainable manner. He is bullish on Japan, especially in areas such as vehicle electrification and next-generation wireless technology.

SHINICHI KOMEDA is a global marketing leader at Fujitsu Ltd. (Head of Marketing Transformation) who joined the company in 2021 to transform the marketing organization to a world- class team. He has worked on B2B marketing for a start-up company, Automation Anywhere, and B2B marketing/engineering for Microsoft.

VINCENT GEBES has helped start or manage several Japanese Internet businesses over the past 25 years including Japan's first commercial Internet service at AT&T Jens in 1992, managing the Japanese business and Asian expansion of global internet service provider PSINet in the late 1990s. He co-founded Internet security startup VarioSecure Networks which successfully executed an IPO in Japan in 2006.

FCCJ members can sign up at the reception desk. Reservations canceled less than 72 hours in advance will be charged in full. Non-members can reserve at the reception desk by email Payment is in advance till Thursday, April 14th, 2022, or onsite (please bring the exact amount : 8,500 yen). No refund is available unless the event is canceled by FCCJ.Online attendance (via Zoom) is available at 550 yen per person.
Please indicate the intention to attend online when signing up.

Details on how to join online will be sent to individual emails after their reservations are confirmed.
Attendees with food restrictions should inform the reception desk ( three days before the event.
We kindly ask for your cooperation with Covid-19 prevention measures at the reception and to wear a mask in the  premises. Thank you.

Esteban Miyashiro, IT committee Chair