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Innovation Hubs for Technology & Life Science San Diego Symposium and Reception

Innovation Hubs for Technology & Life Science San Diego Symposium and Reception was held at Nihonbashi Life Science Building on november 12.
(Organized by UC San Diego, World Trade Center San Diego, and LINK-J)

At this event we held symposiums on the theme of next-generation advancements in areas such as robotics, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles.Following the symposium, pannel discussion and networking reception to learn about how San Diego is fostering an innovation economy through research, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

More than 50 people have gathered from university officials, pharmaceutical companies, ICT and electronic device manufacturers.

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Opening by Miwako Waga
Director of International Outreach, Office of Research Affairs, UC San Diego



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Special Remarks by Henry Nordhoff
Chairman & CEO, Banyan Biosciences, Inc.treach, Office of Research Affairs, UC San Diego


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Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
"Collaboratories for the Digital Future and the Systems Engineering Approach"

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Susie Armstrong, SVP Engineering, Qualcomm
"5G Key to the Future"

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Todd Hylton, Executive Director, Contextual Robotics Institute, UC San Diego
"Smart Mobility Systems - Research and Vision for the Future"

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Aaron Elkins, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Information Systems and
Director of Artificial Intelligence Lab, San Diego State University
"AI and Human-Robotics Interaction: Research and Future Directions"



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Rajesh Gupta, Director, Halicioglu Data Science Institute, UC San Diego
"Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute: Connecting the dots for a better science, society and living"



***Panel Discussion***

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Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and Dean of University Extension, UC San Diego
"Introduction to the Panel Discussion - The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy"


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Panelists:
Emcee: Mary Walshok
Nikia Clarke, Vice President of San Diego Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
& Executive Director of World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD)
Kan Hiroshi Suzuki, Professor, The University of Tokyo & Keio University
Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Mark Merrifield, Director, Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

***Reception***


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Remarks:
Hiroshi Saigusa, Secretary General, LINK-J
Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Congressman Scott Peters, US House of Representatives (California's 52nd District)
Dan Kagan, COO, Scientist.com
Mark Cafferty, President & CEO, San Diego Regional EDC

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This series of events were hosted as part of trade mission to Japan sponsored by WTC San Diego and it was a great opportunity to have extensive networking with the members of the San Diego delegation.
Especially at the reception, over half of the participants were from overseas!

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