Designing the Future: A Customer-Driven Corporate Perspective

June 8, 2007
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Corporate Program past event

Corporate Luncheon
Friday, June 8
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Naomi Hirose
, Executive Director; General Manager, Marketing & Consumer Relations Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Naoaki Nunogaki, General Manager, Tokyo Design & Research Laboratory, Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyoyuki Uematsu, Senior Advisor, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.; former President, Panasonic Design Company

Karim Lakhani
, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

A component of the Designing the Future: Japan’s Tech Revolution symposium, this panel discussion explores how technological innovation is rapidly changing the way we interact with the environments around us, and how corporations are designing products that will anticipate the needs of the end-users of the future.  Executives from Toyota, TEPCO and Panasonic discuss how they meet this challenge of designing innovative products with broad consumer appeal for the home, work, and transportation methods of the future, and explore how their innovations and creativity will help shape the world. 

11:30 am – 12 pm   Registration
12 – 1:30                Panel discussion
1:30 – 2:30             Luncheon buffet  

Corporate members: You are entitled to a designated number of free and discounted admissions to this event, based on your company’s current membership level.  The discounted admission rate is $10. Please contact Tomoko Okuno at [email protected] or at (212) 715-1247 for details.

Non-corporate members: $15 for general audience/$10 for Japan Society individual members/$8 for academic, gov’t, NPO. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


Tickets for Designing the Future: Japan’s Tech Revolution

Purchase the full symposium pass or the 6/8-9 pass here.

6/8 & 9 Entire symposium: $90/$75 members/$45 students
6/8 Keynote & concert, and 6/9 symposium: $80/$70 members/$40 students
6/8 Panel discussion only: $15/$10 members/$8 students
6/8 Keynote address & concert only: $20/$15 members/$10 students
6/9 Saturday symposium only: $65/$60 members/$35 students

Japan Society Corporate members receive a special discount for the June 8 panel discussion. Please contact Tomoko Okuno at [email protected] or (212) 715-1247 for details.

  • Friday, June 8, 2007
  • 11:30 am