Program

SWITZERLAND-JAPAN ECONOMIC FORUM 2020

Talent for Business in a Transformative Era – Experiences and Ideas From Japan and Switzerland

(With simultaneous Japanese and English interpretation)

16:00 (JST) – OPENING ADDRESSES

Andreas Baum, Ambassador
Andre Zimmermann, President, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

16:15 (JST) – KEYNOTE

Naoko Ishihara, Chief Researcher, Recruit Works Institute

16:30 (JST) – PANEL 1

ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATIVE SYNERGY WITH YOUNG TALENT

Making the best of young talent has never been more important than today. Changes in technologies, values and communication styles we had already seen before the COVID-19 crisis have accelerated through the disruptive pandemic. Young talent has much to offer on how we see and rebuild our business and society. Adjustments, or even radical changes in management practice, could be required to ensure successful paths forward. The panel will tap into insights of young talent and senior executives from Swiss-based and Japanese companies to explore approaches for a creative future.

PANEL

Matthias Leuenberger, Country President, Novartis Switzerland
Chiharu Takakura, Member of the Board of Directors, ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Keiko Tsuchiya, Head of Human Resources, The Adecco Group Japan
Ryo Umezawa, Principal, East Ventures
Moderation: Dan Slater, Director, The Delphi Network

17:30 (JST) – BREAK

17:45 (JST) – Panel 2

ENABLING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION WITH EXISTING TALENT

Not long ago, we asked ourselves what digitalization, robotics and AI would do to our professional life and self-worth. The pandemic has added magnitude to this inquiry. How do we learn, unlearn, relearn, and still keep true to ourselves while transforming our businesses for a sustainable future? What can we do both at individual and at organizational levels to adapt to this new reality? The panel invites executives from Japan and Switzerland to elaborate on ways needed for transformation.

PANEL

Mutsuo Iwai, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Japan Tobacco
Miki Kanoh, Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs Group, Nestlé Japan Ltd.
Alain Robert, Vice Chairman, UBS Wealth Management
Raizo Sakoda, President & Director, Hitachi Academy

Moderation: Chie Ishiyama, Journalist, TV & Radio Presenter

18:45 (JST) – CONCLUSION

Naoshi Takatsu, Managing Partner (North East Asia), IMD Business School