WCJ Career Talk: Big Tech

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
6:30pm— 9:00pm
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TKP Garden City PREMIUM Kyobashi
Who's coming
Ernest Higa Julian Bashore Kae Watanabe Jiani Tian Erina Takizawa Sho Ishikawa Makoto Fukuhara
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Big Tech のシニア・エグゼクティブが、キャリアについて語ります!

Join us to hear about the career journeys of the distinguished Big Tech executives!
We will hold the “WCJ Career Talk” by inviting 3 distinguished Japan-based alumni with rich senior-level experiences (both past and current) at various technology companies including Amazon Japan, Apple TV Japan, 
Google Japan, Salesforce Japan, Netflix Japan, and Oracle Japan. The panelists will talk about their career journey - how they started their career, how they transitioned into the next companies, and how they reached to the senior level positions.  Each will also share with us the key lessons learned and how the education and the network of Wharton helped in advancing their career, followed by Q&A and a networking party.  
Julian Lai-hung (WG99):  Head, Apple TV Japan (formerly with Netflix)
Ko Takahashi (WG94):  Managing Director, Head of Google Cloud Consulting (formerly with Salesforce and Oracle)
Kaz Watanabe (WAM15):  Vice President, Amazon Japan (01/2008 - 02/2023)
Important Notice: This event will be STRICTLY OFF THE RECORD in order to encourage open dialogue:
- No recording / no video taping
- No taking photos of the presentation materials
- No public posting including any social media or social networking sites
This will be a rare opportunity to meet with the successful industry leaders in the Big Tech World (and, of course, with other Wharton alumni)!

Event Details:
Date/Time:  July 18, 2023 (Tue) 18:30 - 21:00 (The Reception Desk opens at 18:00; The session starts at 19:00)
Venue: TKP Garden City PREMIUM Kyobashi (22nd Floor, Kyobashi Edograndmap)
Dress code: Smart casual including t-shirts and jeans (a la venture capital / start-ups)
Format: A seated presentation with Q&A, followed by a networking cocktail party (drinks & food)
Fees: ¥6,000 for the fee-paid members (Benjamin Franklin / Gold / Supporting Members)
¥7,500 for other members
Free of charge for the recent graduates (W19/ WG19 and thereafter) and the current students
Please purchase a ticket on this page. The deadline for the registration will be July 10 (Mon) at 10:00pm.
Early Bird Discount of ¥1,000 will be offered to those who have registered before Jun 20 (Tue) at 10:00pm.
Due to the limited seating capacity, we may have to limit the participants to 60.  So, please hurry and register.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Erina Takizawa, Administrator at the Wharton Tokyo Liaison Office.
We would always welcome any volunteers to help organize these events.  If you are interested, please reach out to the Wharton Liaison Office.  


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