At Haas since 2014
2014 - present, Lecturer, Haas School of Business
External Service and Assignments
2018 – present, Visiting professor, Waseda University MBA program
2015 – present: Board of Directors, Japan Society of Northern California (Board Chairman since 2017)
2008 – present, Founder, Blue Field Strategies
2008 – 2017, research fellow, KDDI Research
2008 – 2015, Board of Directors, Stern Grove Festival Association
2007 – 2010, Contributor, Advanced Television Systems Committee
2005 – 2010, National Emergency Number Association (public safety advocacy body)
Current Research and Interests
Tech, Telecom and Media Strategy
Sharing Economies and Aging Economies
Models for Corporate Innovation
Selected Papers and Publications
Panel moderation / public speaking:
2009-present: Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Industry panels on IoT; SD-WAN; connected car; AI; unlicensed spectrum; national broadband plan; entertainment; wireless and government policy; 5G; small cells; and more
2014-present: Japan Society of Northern California. Opportunities in the On-Demand Economy; Sharing Economy in Japan; global venture capital; Silicon Valley’s return to Japan; venture capital; and more
September 2014: CTIA – The Wireless Association, SuperMobility Conference.
“Girls Who Code Plans to Nurture 70,000 Women Programmers” (Japanese), Nikkei Information Strategy, December 2013.
“What is the Value of a ‘Like’?” (Japanese), Nikkei Information Strategy, October 2013.
“Six Years After the iPhone Launched, Just Four Big Carriers Are Left Standing”, VentureBeat, July 8, 2013.
“This is Not a Test: The Future of the Emergency Alert System”, Inside GNSS, October 2006.
“VoIP E9-1-1: Potential Solutions and Some Lessons from the Wireless E9-1-1 Experience”, 9-1-1 Magazine, July 2005.
As research fellow for KDDI Research:
2016: On-Demand Economy;
2015: Does Software Eat Hardware?; Connected Car Security Risks and Opportunities;
2014: Carrier and Enterprise APIs; The Fourth Screen;
2013: Connected Car and Usage Based Insurance
2011: Smartphones and dedicated devices
2010: The state of television in North America (parts 1 and 2)
2009: Mobile net neutrality; DTV migration; white space communications
“Compressed Evolution: High Tech Entrepreneurship in Japan – A Comparative Study with Silicon Valley.” MBA/MA-Asian Studies Master’s thesis. 2001.
Corporate Strategy in Telecom and Media
Seminar in International Business: Japan
MBA independent study on e-commerce
Strategy and Change in the IT Sector
Strategy for the Information Technology Firm
Business Abroad – Japan
ICT-Driven Business; Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)