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by Sergio Salvador & Toru Sasaki

December 09 2016

"The story of innovation has not changed. It has always been a small team of people who have a new idea, typically not understood by people around them and their executives."Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google

Some of the most frequent questions we get from CEOs and leaders of other companies are: How does Google innovate? Can innovation be planned? Can it be taught? We think that company culture and innovation can’t be separated. “You have to have the culture,” says Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, “and you need to get it right.”
So how do you create a culture of innovation? Google doesn’t have a secret formula, but we have distilled our thinking into a set of basic principles—ideas we believe can be adapted and applied at pretty much any organization, regardless of size or industry. Sergio Salvador and Toru Sasaki will guide us through the principles of innovation at Google and will also give us some inspiring insights about the Google vision for the future.

About the speakers:

Sergio Salvador
Head of New Business Development
Global Partnerships

Sergio leads New Business Development at Google. Prior to that he was the Head of Global Partnerships, Gaming and Mobile and Head of Global Partnerships, Southeast Asia for Google. In the past he has worked at Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, and Nokia, focusing on mobile and gaming. Outside of his job, Sergio served as s Vice-Chair of the Innovation Committee of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Singapore, lectured on digital innovation at Tamasek Polytechnic in Singapore, and was the Board Director of the Avelife Foundation, a non-profit educational NGO that drives green innovation. Sergio is also the Co-Founder of Success Coaching Labs and a Certified Executive Coach.

Toru Sasaki
Head of monetization business, Japan
Large Partner Solutions

Toru is currently working at Google as Head of Monetization business in Japan, leading partnerships and business development with almost all major online players across Media (News & Publishing, TV Broadcasters), Telco, ISP/Portal, eCommerce and other sectors. Prior joining Google Toru worked for NIKKEI more than 20 years for its Database and Online services such as NIKKEI Online Edition. He has more than 20 years experience in Online Advertising, Ad Technology, Partnerships and Business Development.

Date: Monday, December 9th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Place: 512 Cafe
Price: 6,000 yen for members – 8,000 yen for non-members

Please mark your calendars today or RSVP as seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.