JMEC Business Innovation² Event with CCIFJ


JMEC Business Innovation² Event with CCIFJ
March 30, 2016


Dear JMEC Friends,

The French Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCIFJ) and JMEC are pleased to invite you to the next event in the JMEC Business Innovation² series! The event is held on Wednesday March 30 at the offices of CCIFJ, close to Yotsuya and Kojimachi Stations.
This event series features business speakers presenting on current topics in the areas ofbusiness innovation, strategy, and marketing—as well as professional development andtraining.
Come and listen to our keynote speakers, enjoy a food buffet with French wines—and meet old and new JMEC friends!


3 Ways to Survive Technology Disruption 

SPEAKER: Meri Rosich 
Meri Rosich is a 3D virtual technology specialist, entrepreneur, start-up mentor, and Board Advisor at VIZR Tech. As an international executive she has worked in New York, London, Barcelona and in the past 10 years in Asia—and now based in Tokyo. She is currently working with several start-ups and is an advisor to the Board of VIZR Tech, a young technology company providing wearable and augmented reality healthcare solutions for Google Glass and Cardboard.
Born in Barcelona, Spain, in her past career Meri held several positions at American Expressin London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China, including as Director of Strategy and Business Development. Later she co-founded Quality Time Lab in Singapore; a provider of real time communications and augmented reality apps and solutions.
Before moving to Tokyo Meri was Head of Marketing & Communications at Samsung in Singapore—where she built and lead a team to promote games, apps, content and other services across Asia Pacific. She has a PhD in 3D technology innovation, MBA from London Business School, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Barcelona.
In her talk she will focus on the challenge facing most companies these days—business disruption caused by new and unexpected innovation, often by start-ups and small companies, and frequently enabled by new technologies—and how your company can survive such business disruption.



A Different Perspective

SPEAKER:  Piotr Grzywacz 
Piotr Feliks Grzywacz is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur and leadership development expert. He is the Founder & CEO of Pronoia Group, helping individuals, teams and global organizations succeed in the new global business world—providing insights, trainining and consulting services.
Prior to starting Pronoia Group in 2015, Piotr was Head of Learning Strategy at Google in Tokyo—leading innovation projects to empower Google employees across Asia and globally and help them perform to the best of their potential. In his earlier career he was also Head of Learning and Development at Morgan Stanley in Japan, and APAC Head of Global Business Solutions at Berlitz.
Born in Poland, Piotr has extensive international experience, having worked in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Japan—and for the past 15 years in Asia and globally. He has two Master of Arts degrees in linguistics, and several post-graduate certifications— and is currently working on a PhD of Business Administration in Management Consulting at Henley Business School.
Piotr is especially passionate about helping people become agile learners, sparking innovation, and handling complex challenges which have no easy answers. In his JMEC Business Innovation² talk he will provide an interesting and different focus on developing global leaders which you may not want to miss!

After the two presentations you can enjoy a nice food buffet, French wines for a casual post-session networking cocktail.

When:         Wednesday March 30, 19:00-21:30. Doors open at 18:30
Where:         French Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCIFJ) offices
Iida Bldg. 1F, Rokubancho 5-5, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0085
Telephone:  03 3288 9624

Access:         Yotsuya Station (JR, Marunouchi, Namboku lines)
Kojimachi Station (Yurakucho Line)


Event Fee:     ¥4,000, including buffet and drinks after the presentations


We look forward to seeing you!



Best regards,

Trond Varlid                              Betsy Rogers

JMEC Program Director           Assistant Program Director