January 10th 2020, SUKIYAKI Japan Night ~Tech Trends from CES & Startups Pitch~ with Plug and Play

January 10th 2020,  SUKIYAKI Japan Night ~Tech Trends from CES & Startups Pitch~ with Plug and Play
[SUKIYAKI Japan Night ~ Tech Trends from CES & Startups Pitch ~ with Plug and Play!]
On January 10, 2020 Friday,  “SUKIYAKI Japan Night – Tech Trends from CES & Startups Pitch – with Plug and Play” was held. More than 100 people in charge of new business development and investors participated in the event.
In the first half of the 1st session, Sukiyaki member Kimura san presented the tech trend of CES 2020. The presentation, which covered a wide range of CES events, was very informative for both CES attendees and non-CES attendees.
The second half of the 1st session is followed by a panel discussion focused on innovation in Silicon Valley. From VCs, Mr. Kitamura, Managing Director of DNX Ventures, from startups, Mr. Fujimaki, dotData CEO who started up in Silicon Valley after spinning out of NEC, and from large corporate company, Mr. Tojima, Business Innovation Center (BIC-US) of KONICA MINOLTA participated. They discussed the investment and business environment in Silicon Valley from different perspectives, the transition of open innovation by Japanese companies, and the winning strategies and expectations of Japanese companies in the future. It was an excellent panel for participants involved in the development of new businesses that was very informative for their actual activities.
In the second part, 10 startups selected by Plug & Play and SUKIYAKI will give an impassioned presentation. Our business areas were diverse, including IOT, Mobility, Robotics, and AI, and many participants actively engaged in QA, and networking continued until the end of the meeting.
[Pitch companies]
1.ubiik (Network), 2. CHOOCH (AI), 3. GeckoRobotics (Robotics), 4. INSTRUMENTAL (IoT), 5. inOrbit (Robotic), 6. Webee.io (IoT), 7. BLUESPACE (Mobility), 8. MODE (IOT), 9. AiCare (AI, IOT), 10. dotData (AI)