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Creating a Platform Model to Promote Social Innovation in Japan
Evolving humanity into a sustainable society
In 2014, Wehe spent six months traveling around the world to see firsthand what was happening in the world.
We worked hard to properly communicate the sense of urgency he felt there to Japanese companies and launch a research group to encourage them to take action.
Our innovation journey began with the launch of Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC) in collaboration with 26 renowned companies and world's leading universities.
We have compiled the DBIC's more detailed founding story into a proposal that we hope will help with the challenge of envisioning the future.
DBIC advocates "Social Innovation by 4D (S by 4D)" as a model for solving social problems by unlocking individual values and thoughts and working with colleagues with the same goals.
He is IMD Professor and Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center). His research, research and education focus on the impact of digital on business models, strategy and leadership. He is the director of IMD's Leading Digital Business Transformation (LDBT), an open short course for executives worldwide, and former director of Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP). He has led executive education programs at leading companies around the world, including Japan.
He graduated from Hitotsubashi University. In 1973, he joined Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance. In 2007, he became the managing director of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., and in 2009 he became the president of Tokio Marine & Nichido Systems Co., Ltd. In 2014, he became Chairman of CeFIL, a non-profit organization, and in 2016 established the Center for Digital Business Innovation (DBIC). DBIC is working with about 30 of Japan's leading member companies to promote DX and resolve social issues.
Born in 1956 in Kanagawa Prefecture. While studying at the School of Education at Waseda University, he studied in Sweden and Denmark. After graduating, he joined ANA Trading in 1979, founded Pro-Seed in 1991 and retired as president in 2017, and co-founded the Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC) in 2016. Director of CeFIL and co-founder of DBIC President of Intelligent Initiative, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors, IT Service Management Forum Japan Member of the Global Cybercrime Expert Group, Interpol Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Toyama
He worked as an industrial designer for a manufacturer of high-speed trains in France, creating a "new passenger experience" in the form of double-decker trains. He began his career as a designer and consultant to the government and has the rare experience of leading two national programmes to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore companies through design thinking.
She has worked with companies through advertising, marketing and communications, spearheading the conceptualization, desiågn implementation and commercialization of visual products, has extensive experience in design strategy, leading numerous projects and consulting in a variety of industries.
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1951, he graduated from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law in 1976 and is a researcher of public administration and public policy. As a researcher in public administration and public policy, he has served as a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Law and Politics, as Dean of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Public Policy, as Special Assistant to the Chancellor, and as Director of the Center for Policy and Vision Research at the University of Tokyo. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo.
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IMD is a global business school based in Switzerland. Focusing on leadership development and organizational reform, we are working to create sustainable impacts. According to the Financial Times, for the ninth consecutive year, it has been ranked as the world's top three in terms of executive education and the world's top in short-term public programs. We combine innovative thinking, understanding needs and context, and leading-edge education methods to earn the trust of companies and leaders around the world.
The Danish Design Center (DDC) is a semi-public and semi-private research institute founded in 1978, and is 50% owned by the government office, which is the Danish Ministry of Economy and Industry. Its main focus is to support the introduction of the designer's mindset into start-ups, SMEs and large companies. Its members range from designers,engineers and cultural anthropologists, and it is unique in that it advocates for a diverse organization.
One of the largest real estate groups in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, we are developing real estate business in various fields such as commerce, retail, logistics, urban development, accommodation and housing. In 2019, we will expand our eyes not only to Asia but also to the world. Today, we operate in more than 200 cities in more than 30 countries.