Dr. Richard Dasher at the Keizai Society fundraiser

Dr. Richard Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University was the moderator for the Keizai Society event, “Turning Crisis into Opportunity – What Silicon Valley can do to help rebuild Japan”, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Xerox Parc, in Menlo Park. Dr. Dasher led a lively discussion regarding new technology and innovative approaches to not only helping Japan’s rebuilding effort but strengthening the relationship between the people of Silicon Valley and Japan. Proceeds from the event went to support the Ashinaga organization to provide relief efforts to over 1000 children who were orphaned due to the earthquake and tsunami. Sponsors of the event include the Keizai Society, Silicon Valley Wireless and TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs.

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  1. Disaster management is a $100 billion market globally so there are many proven technologies being used around the world that can be deployed to help Japan’s rebuilding effort. Stanford and Silicon Valley students and professionals might help develop a catalogue of recovery technologies and innovations for the government. Also, periodic crowdsourced fundraising campaigns might be done using smartphones, as was done with Haiti.


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