I am frequently asked to speak at both public and private forums, providing unusual insights and perspectives to people in the security industry, to academic conferences, and to government organizations. These days, I am often asked to discuss the nature of entrepreneurship and the keys to promoting innovation as well as to comment on issues affecting Japan and Asia. See the list below for all of my major speaking engagements to date.

Although my schedule seems to get busier by the month, I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and am always happy to speak at new events. If you are interested in having me speak at an event, please feel free to contact me by email.

2014

2013

  • Speaker, “Team and Innovation”, Development Bank of Japan, Tokyo, Japan , December 20, 2013
  • Lecture,  “Differences and Similarities of For profit and Nonprofit Organizations” & “Obtaining Global Careers and Exercising Global Leadership”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, December 17, 2013
  • Speaker, 「地域イノベーションに対応した人材の育成について」Shimane University, Shimane, Japan, December 16, 2013
  • Speaker,  “The Team”, OECD, Tokyo, Japan, December 13, 2013
  • Speaker, 「奇想天外な人生 ~ウチナー所縁の世界人~」, Okinawa College of Technology, Nago, Okinawa, December 10, 2013
  • Speaker, “Find it hard to make up a team in Japan,”, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan “, December 6, 2013
  • Speaker, “Giving Back to the Japanese Economy”, The International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2013
  • Lecturer, “The Power to Realize One’s Dreams: Studying Entrepreneurship” (Japanese), Tsuoka Junior High School, Yokohama, Japan, November 21, 2013
  • Speaker, “End of the Disciplined Management System – To regain ‘Japan is NO.1′ again’”, Project Management Association of Japan (PMAJ), Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 2013
  • Panelist, Cybersecurity: a board-level concern, November 16, 2013
  • Panelist, Entrepreneur of the Year National Gala, Cybersecurity, Palm Springs, November 15, 2013
  • Speaker, “Team and Innovation”, Development Bank of Japan Inc., Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Secret to Get a Success in Your New Business”,  The Shiga Bank, Ltd., Shiga, Japan, November 9, 2013
  • Speaker, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited, Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2013
  • Panelist, Decrypting Cybersecurity: Are We Ready To Meet Tomorrow’s Emerging Threats?, New York, New York, October 30, 2013
  • Speaker, Ichiryu Associates, Toyama, Japan October 26, 2013
  • Special Guest Speaker, Business In Japan: On the way to 2020, Tokyo, Japan October 24, 2013
  • Speaker, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, October 5, 2013
  • Speaker, IBM Japan, Makuhari, Chiba, October 3, 2013
  • Speaker, “What It Takes to Improve the Future of Japan” Hana no Kai, Tokyo, Japan, October 2, 2013
  • Speaker, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited, Tokyo, Japan, September 17, 2013
  • Speaker, “The importance of Teams” Ohama Daiichi Hospital, Naha, Okinawa, September 6, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Team Where You Can Make Your Own Contribution with Vitality”, Gunze Limited, Osaka, Japan, August 9, 2013
  • Speaker, “Project Management Tips”, Qatar Friendship Fund, Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2013
  • Panelist, “Make Innovation Happen to the college education”,  Information Strategy Forum, Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2013
  • Speaker, EDS Forum, Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2013
  • Speaker, “How to Make Innovation by ‘Team’”, Ikenagakeieikaikei Tax Accountant Corporation, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, August 2, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Meaning of Challenge Abroad for Junior and Senior High School Students – The Image of Japan from Overseas-”, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2013
  • Closing Remark, Nissan Global Foundation, Yokohama, Japan, July 26, 2013
  • Speaker, “Only the real team create a good organizational skills”, SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd., July 17, 2013
  • Speaker, “Global Entrepreneurship: Rewards & Challenges in a Complex Connected World”, Residence of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, July 16, 2013
  • Speaker, ICU 2013 Global Leadership Studies (GLS) Program, Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Expectations for the Future: How the Scientific Future Will Shape Our Future”, ULI Japan Summer Conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 2013
  • Speaker, “Venture Business”, Lifenet Insurance Company, Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2013
  • Speaker, “Entrepreneurial Ventures and Globalization”, Marunouchi Entrepreneurship School , Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, How to Practice the Globalization of IT –The Globalization Begin with the Teamwork The Gartner Security Summit,  Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2013 
  • Guest Lecturer, “Global Leadership”, Keio University, June 24, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Team – Solving the biggest problem in Japan”, Venture Generation, Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, “The Entrepreneurship for Japan’s Future (2/2)” Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan, June 19, 2013
  • Speaker, “Japan’s business sector, including its ability to innovate and remain competitive in the global economy”, East-West Center, Tokyo, Japan, June 18, 2013
  • Panelist, Roundtable Japan, Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Future of Higher Education in Japan and the Significance to Activities Overseas”, The World Council Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Tokyo NBC Venture 2013 Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Secret of Team Building”, Ichiryu Associates, Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, “The Entrepreneurship for Japan’s Future (1/2)” Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2013
  • World Entrepreneur Of The Year, Ernst & Young, Monte Carlo, June 5-6, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Sophia University, 100th Anniversary Speech, “The Team -Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan”, Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2013
  • Speaker, Bunkyo Gakuin Universty, Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2013
  • Speaker, Teamwork Leveraging “Individual Power“, Nikkei Shimbun Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Team”, 11th CEC Event, Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Spirit of Team”, 2013 ISIT Research Advisor Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, May 13, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Global Entrepreneurship: Rewards & Challenges”, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May 9, 2013
  • Topic Leader, “How do we protect the global environmental commons?”, St. Gallen Symposium, St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 2, 2013
  • Speaker, “The War Stories Through My Entrepreneurial Experience in the US and Japan”, Manchester Business School, Tokyo, Japan, April 25, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Essence of Developing a Business in the Global Era”, Ichiryu Associates, Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2013
  • Speaker, McKinsey’s Annual Partnership Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Looking towards nature to help us solve risk management issues”,  Financial Cryptography (FC) 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Importance of Teamwork”, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Tokyo, Japan, March 28, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “The situation of M&A in America”, Japan M&A Center, New York, New York, March 19, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Absence of  the Team in Japan ‘As the root of the whole problem’”, Ministry of Finance, Tokyo, Japan, March 12, 2013
  • Speaker, “Why should you start your own business?”, The 9th National Campus Venture Grand Prix, Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2013
  • Judge, Digital Youth Award, Microsoft, Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2013
  • Speaker, “Innovation”, TESCO, Shizuoka, Japan, February 27, 2013
  • Speaker, “Thinking About the WHY (Why Teams are Important) Before the WHAT (Teams are Important) of Teamwork”, Nikkei BP BizCOLLEGE, Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Team — Solving Problems in Japan”, Association for the Promotion of Regional Companies, Kyoto, Japan, February 20, 2013
  • Lecturer, How a New “Team” Will Build a New Japan, Nikkei BP BizCOLLEGE, Tokyo, Japan, February 16, 2013
  • Participant, Can Nature Help Us Solve Risk Management Issues?, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, January 23 ~ January 26
  • Speaker, The Recovery of Japan(‘s Economy), Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER), Tokyo, Japan, January 18, 2013
  • Speaker, “Absence of ‘The Team’ in Japan”, Tokyo Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance, Tokyo, Japan, January 18, 2013
  • Panelist, “Global ventures which can break onto the world”, The Independents Club, Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan”, Mikihouse, Osaka, Japan, January 10, 2013
  • TV Interview, NHK World “Frontrunners 2013″, Tokyo,Japan, January 7, 2013

2012

  • Speaker, “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Teamwork”, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, December 17, 2012
  • Speaker, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, Tokyo Institue of Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2012
  • Speaker, “Advice to future entrepreneurs”, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2012
  • Moderator, Japan Gender Parity Task Force, Tokyo, Japan, November 22, 2012
  • Speaker, “Risk Response Network, Information and Security”, Tokyo, Japan, November 20, 2012
  • Presenter, Kinokuniya author book talk, Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2012
  • World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12-15, 2012
  • Speaker, “Super Waku Waku” Live Talk at South Shinjuku Kinokuniya, Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2012
  • Speaker, Moderator, Panelist, SWIFT, Innotribe@Sibos, Osaka, Japan, October 29-November 2, 2012
  • Speaker, 2012 Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum, “The Art of Peace-building and Reconciliations” Tokyo, Japan, October 22-24, 2012
  • Forbes Global CEO Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 21-23, 2012
  • Speaker, Japan Society, “Revitalizing Corporate Japan – A prescription for growth; Embracing Change in Corporate Japan,” New York, New York, October 11, 2012
  • Speaker, 2012 U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference, “Power of One, Impact of Many,” Seattle, Washington, October 5-6, 2012
  • Speaker, The Business University Forum of Japan 2012, Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2012
  • Speaker, Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy: Towards Strong, Green and Inclusive Growth, Seoul, Korea, September 18-19, 2012
  • Moderator, World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of New Champions, or “Summer Davos,” “Creating the Future Economy,” Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China, September 11-13, 2012
  • Speaker, SeaWeb’s 10th International Seafood Summit, Hong Kong, September 6-8, 2012
  • TV appearance on NHK, “Japan’s Dilemma” 12:00 – 1:30 AM, September 1, 2012
  • Speaker, World Economic Forum – Annual Shapers Curators Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, August 22-25, 2012
  • TV appearance on Fuji TV, “Odaiba school of politics and economics” August 17, 2012
  • ESD Forum 2012, “Ambassador Meeting,” Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2012
  • Speaker, ESD Forum 2012, “Global Internet Security,” August 15, 2012
  • Speaker, Meiji University, “Don’t fear failure ~ The opposite of success is not failure but to do nothing,” Tokyo, July 12, 2012
  • Speaker, Global Social Responsibility, July 10, 2012
  • Speaker, Showa Jyoshidai, Tokyo, July 3, 2012
  • Speaker, Kyoto University, Discussion with MBA students, Kyoto, June 19, 2012
  • Speaker, Mitsubishi Marketing Kenkyu-kai, “A message for Japanese corporations and Japan’s middle managers,” Izu, June 15, 2012
  • Speaker, e4c-link Corp., “What is necessary for Japan’s long-term growth plan to succeed? What are the barriers? How do we overcome those barriers?” Tokyo, June 12, 2012
  • Speaker, KISA, Panel discussion on “What leadership means to different people,” Osaka, June 11, 2012
  • Speaker, Tokyo Executives, Tokyo, May 24, 2012
  • Speaker, “Measures and instruments of state support for ICT industry,” V Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, May 22-24, 2012
  • Opening Speaker, The Asian Banker Forums, Innotribe, April 26-27, 2012
  • Speaker, FEW April Meeting William Saito “An Unprogrammed Life” Learning from an Incurable Entrepreneur, April 14, 2012
  • Speaker, The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, “Book Break: ‘An Unprogrammed Life,’” April 9, 2012
  • Speaker, The Economist Group, “Wealth Event,” March 22, 2012
  • Speaker, Tokyo American Club, “William Saito Lecture,” March 14, 2012
  • TV appearance on NHK’s BS1 “El Mundo” 11:00-11:48P.M. March 12, 2012
  • TV appearance on NHK’s “Sunday Debate” 9-10A.M. March 11, 2012
  • Interviewed on CNBC’s “Cash FLow” 10-12A.M. March 8, 2012
  • Speaker, Progress Report for Creation of New Industries in Okinawa Tokyo, March 7, 2012
  • Speaker, The Inaugural Katerva Conference, United Nations University Headquarters, March 7, 2012
  • TV appearance on NHK World’s Asian Voices 2:10-2:40 (UTC) March 3, 2012
  • Moderator, G1 Summit 2012, “Utilization of women as social capital: From gender gap to diversity,” February 10-12, 2012
  • Judge, “Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works,” Student Essay Contest, Feb. 8, 2012
  • Speaker, Tokyo Professionals Business Networking Forums, To talk about new book, “An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur,” February 7, 2012
  • Interviewed by Anthony Joh on Tokyo Podcast, January 20, 2012
  • World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, January 25-29, 2012
  • Interviewed on TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite, January 17, 2012
  • Speaker, PCC Business & Technology Event, “On writing An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur,” 7:00 p.m., Pink Cow, January 18, 2012
  • TV appearance on an NHK program “Jirenma” on the education channel, 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., January 1, 2012, rebroadcast January 8 and 28.

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2005

  • Speaker, IDG/Japan Network Security Forum 2005, Tokyo, Japan, December 2, 2005
  • Speaker, Japan Security Analyst Group, Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2005
  • Guest Speaker, 17th Annual Investor and Executive Network, K.K., JCI, Japan, August 26, 2005 (Japanese)
  • Speaker, Multiple Authentication Authorization Consortium, Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2005

2004

  • Speaker, “Japan’s Back,” Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 14, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Riverside County Law Enforcement Agency (RCLEA) Conference, San Diego, California, September 30, 2004
  • Convocation Speaker, Riverside Community College (RCC), Moreno Valley, California, September 28, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, JETRO Technology Exchange, Los Angeles, California, June 22, 2004
  • Leadership Panel, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Riverside, California, May 7, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Biometrics Conference, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS), Omaha, Nebraska, May 4, 2004
  • Speaker, Business Press Economic Briefing, Ontario, California, April 30, 2004
  • Speaker, Information Technology Security Group (ITSG), Honolulu, Hawaii, April 22, 2004

2003

  • Speaker, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Palm Springs, California, November 21, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, California District Attorney Investigators’ Association (CDAIA) Training Conference, Lake Arrowhead, California, September 16, 2003
  • Speaker, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) LA/OC Annual Joint Symposium, Biometrics, Long Beach, California, September 11, 2003
  • Panelist, Gartner IT Security Summit Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, Security Requirements for a Connected World, Secure IT Conference, California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB), Temecula, California, April 24, 2003

2002

  • Award Presenter, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, November 23, 2002
  • Speaker, Biometric Standards, Biometrics Conference, Windward Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 11, 2002
  • “Turning a Vision into a Reality: Putting Biometrics into the Worldwide Desktop Market,” Biometrics 2002, ExCel, London, England, November 8, 2002
  • “9-11: One Year Later – Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, and Looking Forward Together as a Community,” University of California, Riverside (UCR), September 14, 2002
  • Speaker, BiometriTech Conference, Hotel Penn, New York, New York, June 25 -27, 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, Center for Management in the Information Economy (CMIE) Conference, Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles, California, April 12, 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, Higher Education/Business Council of Riverside (HEBC), Riverside Community College Riverside, California, April 8, 2002
  • Speaker, IE-Tech Net Forum, Riverside, California February 7, 2002

2001

  • “Successful Strategies for Rolling Out Biometric Technologies,” Strategic Research Institute (SRI), New York, New York, December 6, 2001
  • Speaker, Biometrics Security Technology Investment Forum, Wall Street Reporter, New York, New York, December 5, 2001
  • Speaker, Ensuring End-to-End Security for Wireless Networking, Institute for International Research (IIR), Washington, D.C., November 29, 2001
  • Speaker, CORE21 Technology Transfer Symposium, California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB), March 28, 2001

2000

  • Keynote Speaker, President’s Forum, by the Entrepreneurship Institute, Los Angeles, California, December 5, 2000
  • Speaker, 23rd National Information Systems Security Conference (NISSC), Baltimore, Maryland, October 18, 2000
  • Speaker, The 2000 Biometrics Summit, Advanced Learning Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2000
  • Speaker, Cybercrime and Online Credit Card Fraud Conference, Miami, Florida, September 19, 2000
  • Panel participant, ISC Expo/Chicago, National Security Conference & Exposition, June 22, 2000
  • Speaker, 2000 Biometric Summit, Miami, Florida, February 9, 2000
  • “Practical Applications in Biometrics for End-Users,” Security Industry Association, Amelia Island, Florida, February 8, 2000
  • Speaker, National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Business, Claremont, California, January 28, 2000
  • Speaker, RSA Conference, San Jose, California, January 19, 2000

1999

  • Session Presenter, “Biometrics:Installing and Integrating Biometric Systems,” 22nd National Information Systems Security Conference (NISSC), Arlington, California, October 20, 1999
  • Keynote Speaker, Software Council of Southern California, San Bernardino, California, May 18, 1999
  • “Practical Biometric Application Development – Physical and Internal Characteristics of Biometric Devices and Their Application Suitability,” CardTech/SecureTech (CTST), Faulkner Grey, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 1999
  • “Biometric Authentication: One Year Later,” The Internet Security Conference (TISC), San Jose, California, April 22, 1999
  • Speaker/Workshop Leader, “Biometric Identification: Implementation and Application Issues,” Global Patent
Strategy Briefings, London, England, March 22, 1999
  • Speaker/Workshop Leader, “Integrating biometric systems into existing systems,” Biometrics Summit, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1999
  • Speaker/Workshop Leader, “Advanced Real World Biometrics,” IQPC, London,England, February 18, 1999

1998

  • Speaking Presentation on Biometrics, Association for Biometrics (AfB),London, England, October 15, 1998
  • Speaker,“Biometric Application Programming Interface (BAPI),” Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1998
  • Speaker,“BAPI for Biometrics,” CardTech/SecureTech (CTST), Faulkner Grey, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1998
  • Keynote Speaker,“Biometric Authentication,” The Internet Security Conference (TISC), San Jose, California, April 9, 1998

1997

  • Speaker, “Software Opportunities in the Far East” & “International Software Boot Camp,” Software Publishers Association (SPA), October 8, 1997

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