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Supply Chains, Security, and Cyber Threats: Promoting U.S.-Japan Cooperation to Mitigate Risks and Improve Practices

March 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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On March 9, 2016, Sasakawa USA and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe), in cooperation with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York (JCCI), hosted a special conference focused on managing the critical issues of security, cyber threats, and supply chains.

Enhanced market access across the Asia Pacific region offers new opportunities — but also risks — for Japanese and U.S. companies doing business abroad. How can businesses secure their supply chains while minimizing risks in this new environment? What new information security and intellectual property threats lie ahead? This unique conference tackled some of the most pressing challenges companies now face in the global economy.

Topics included global context and opportunities for U.S.-Japan cooperation; managing counterfeits and piracy; and managing information flow in the supply chain. Keynote speaker Admiral Dennis Blair spoke on addressing the challenge of cyber security.

Registration also included access to optional, confidential, and secure benchmarking from the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (, through which registrants gained valuable insights into how their IP or trade secret protection program ranks against the best practices defined by leading experts and top multinationals.

Click here to read a Q&A with Panasonic executives Hide Kaneko and Merwan Mereby about the insights they imparted at the conference.


Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, ret.), Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA
Pamela Passman, President and CEO,
Megan Lee, Vice President of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Panasonic Corporation of North America; Director, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
George Bailey, Executive Professor, Digital Innovation and Management, Pepperdine University; former SVP, Transformation Officer, Sony; Advisory Board Member, Lockheed Martin; General Manager, IBM
Hide Kaneko, Vice President, Customer Experience and Supply Chain Management, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dr. Jorge Puente, Managing Partner, Pleasanton Pharma Ventures and former head of Pfizer, Asia Pacific
Warren Spivey, Global Product Security, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Matthew Monte, Vice President of Software Development, Vulnerability Research Labs, LLC; Author, Network Attacks and Exploitation
James Phillips, Chairman and CEO, NanoMech
Jun Takei, Director of Global Internet Technology Policy and Standards, Intel
Merwan Mereby, VP for Global Connected Products, Panasonic Corporation of North America



March 9, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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