Make Me Global! 1/3

"Give me 100 global leaders by 2013." Such edicts are now regularly pronounced by Japanese presidents as they struggle to reinvent their companies to survive in the 21st Century. However, a useful definition of "global" seems to escape everyone. Dr. Mark Lee Ford, GLOBIS faculty, President and Board Director of The Moneo Company, and three corporate leaders delve rigorously into "How can Japanese companies become global?"

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Title: GLOBIS Talks: "MAKE ME GLOBAL!" Part1 of 3
Speakers: Dr. Mark Lee Ford, President and Board Director of The Moneo Company, Edward Hall, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Amway Japan, G.K., Houston Ross, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at ING Life Insurance, Ltd Japan and Clyde Unno, President of Swingby2020 Corporation
Time and Date: 19:00-21:00, Monday, August 27, 2012
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 20:50
Language: English

Event Description:
"Give me 100 global leaders by 2013."

Such edicts are now regularly pronounced by Japanese presidents as they struggle to reinvent their companies to survive in the 21st Century. Late to realize that their once highly-differentiated products have become cheap commodities, presidents are rushing to join the "global" party. Japanese companies are sending legions of their rank-and-file employees into a plethora of training programs to become "global." Meanwhile, individuals are attempting to leap ahead of their peers by enrolling in "global" MBA programs, "global" executive education courses, and the like.

However, a useful definition of "global" seems to escape everyone. Global leader, global company, global economy, globalization.... Can a person or a company become global, and manage the issues of a global company, in the way that corporations are attempting?

In this forum, three corporate leaders and audience attempt to filter the cacophony of the global bandwagon by delving rigorously into "How can Japanese companies become global?"

Moderator

Education:
PhD, MS Aerospace Engineering (Boston University)
MBA (Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business)
BSc Astrophysics (University of Toronto, Trinity College)

Profile:
Dr. Mark Lee Ford came to Japan in 1994 as principal scientist of several aerospace endeavors between the U.S. and Japan governments. Thereafter, he has been working extensively in corporate venturing, strategy, and restructuring for multinationals and Japanese clients.

Concurrently, Ford is involved with medical ventures and teaches at two universities in Tokyo. His scientific interests include fluid mechanics and oncology.

Guest Speaker

Past:
Shinsei Financial, Ltd:Executive Corporate Director and CFO
Goldman Sachs:Vice President, Finance
IBM:Manager of Asia Pacific Finance, IBM Personal Systems Group / Lenovo

Education:
MBA(Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business)
BA,Business Administration (Boston College)

Past:
AXA Life Insurance:Corporate Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Hartford Life Insurance:Program/Project Manager

Education:
MBA, (University of Liverpool)
BS, Management Information Systems(Barrington University)

Past:
Accenture Japan (Andersen Consulting, as it was known)
Representative Director in 2001 – 2002, Board Advisor in 2003.

Education:
BA, Economics (Tokyo University)

Profile:
Mr. Clyde Unno founded his venture Swingby2020 Corporation,
which specializes in business process outsourcing to China, and led it for eight years.
He is currently developing a global leader training program with an emphasis on total immersion leader development experiences in China.

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