Sam Sugimoto

Osamu "Sam" Sugimoto is the Asia Business Development Leader at W3C
Keio University. In 1993 while he was working as a visiting scholar at Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department, he pioneered eCommerce in Japan specializing in selling books and media products
into the Japanese retail/wholesale market. Since then he was running various startup companies as a founder/co-founder/board of director until he joined W3C Keio in March 2013. He has given lectures at numerous Japanese government & trade meetings including METI, DA, and MAFF. Project Associate Professor of Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance. Former Associate Professor of Tohoku University.