Jake Layes: "A Better World – How Entrepreneurs and New Technologies Make It Happen"

Joachim Jake Layes, Global Director of Entrepreneur Impact at Autodesk gives a Professional Seminar entitled: "A Better World – How Entrepreneurs and New Technologies Make It Happen" at GLOBIS. With GLOBIS Deputy Dean Dr. Mark Lee Ford.

Joachim Jake Layes is the Global Director of Entrepreneur Impact at Autodesk, with worldwide responsibility for its Entrepreneur Impact Program, helping entrepreneurs to solve social, climate, and sustainability challenges in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

He is a frequent speaker at a wide range of global conferences, most recently the UNEP Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, in Paris, December 2015.

Mr. Layes has been in Asia since 1997, living and working in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He has an MBA from Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles.

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.

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