Manji Suzuki

Manji Suzuki

Project Director, biz dev, innovation, Technology Planning Division
Suzuki joined NIPPONDENSO K.K. (now DENSO CORPORATION) in 1986 and was assigned to wide variety of new corporate-wide projects almost every four years, for instance, space equipment development, R&D, CAE, model-based software development, EMC, and vehicle diagnosis. He has excellent hands-on experiences and skills along the entire development lifecycle from R&D to aftermarket. He can manage mechanical, electronic and software teams, also has built an excellent personal networks over the world. He learned the business fundamentals at CMU and INSEAD in 2004. He served as Vice President of Innovation at Silicon Valley Innovation Center from 2017 to 2020, driving new business development. He successfully launched an agriculture business with a startup then . He has returned to the head office to lead corporate strategies building and new businesses development.
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Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM JST
(02:45 AM - 03:45 AM EDT)
Networking Reception - 【Guest speaker short session】Shin CIO - New definition of CIOs in the Generation Z Era -

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the magnitude and velocity of the changes in society. Also total number of Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z now exceeded 60% of the world's population. These factors may significantly change CIOs' roles and expectations for them. In this session, I will share practical story of current automotive industry and my insights on CIO in this new era (Shin CIO). I hope to see many of you at the networking reception to exchange ideas and have your feedback.

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