SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 4-5, 2018

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Imagination AI

DR. RICHARD B. DASHER

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

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Dr. Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994. From 1998 – 2015, Dr. Dasher concurrently served as Executive Director of Stanford’s industry-funded Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). Having held Consulting Professor appointments at Stanford in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1994 – 2017, he is now Adjunct Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research includes regional and national innovation systems, open innovation management, and the impact of new technologies on industry value chains. Outside Stanford, Dr. Dasher serves as a member of the Program Committee of Japan’s World Premier International Research Center (WPI) initiative and the International Advisory Committee of the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR). He is senior advisor to the Mitsubishi Research Institute for its Innovation Network for Co-creation of the Future (INCF), and he on the editorial board for the Journal of Cyber Policy (published by Chatham House). Dr. Dasher also serves as advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in Silicon Valley, China, India, Japan, and S. Korea. Previously, Dr. Dasher served as Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010. He was on the International Advisory Committee to the Japanese Minister for Science and Technology Policy from 2001 – 03 in regard to the planning of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics with a minor in Japanese language from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he directed the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Training Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth country diplomats assigned to those countries.