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Cash goes mobile and electronic. First to market in Japan and then what? (TTI-Vanguard conference keynote)

The organizers of the legendary TTI-Vanguard conference series organized a conference on “Futureproofing” in Tokyo, and invited me to give a keynote on Japan’s creativity and first-to-market for many technologies and business models, and Japan’s difficulties to capture global value from this creativity, a phenomenon often called “Japan’s Galapagos syndrome“. The organizers, and particularly the […]

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Japan’s media revolution – a European perspective

Presentation to a delegation of Denmark’s media leaders: printed media, newspapers, radio, TV at the Embassy of Denmark March 1, 2010 Topic: “Japan’s media revolution – a European perspective” Agenda Why is there no NOKIA in Japan? Is Japan’s market difficult and closed? What can we learn? Nokia tried for 20 years to build a […]

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Paradigm change of the global mobile phone business and opportunities for Japanese mobile phone makers

presentation by Gerhard Fasol, at the Industry Association of Japanese telecom and networking equipment makers, Friday November 27, 2008, 15:00-16:30 Presentation was fully booked several weeks before the talk, attended by about 100 managers and executives of Japan’s telecom equipment makers, and included also the Vice-Minister/Secretary of State of Japan’s General Affairs Ministry, which is […]

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Paradigm change of the global mobile phone business and opportunities for Japanese mobile phone makers

Presentation at the CEATEC Conference, talk NT-13, Meeting Room 302, International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe, Friday October 3, 2008, 11:00-12:00. See the announcement here [in English] and in Japanese [世界の携帯電話市場のパラダイム変更と日本の携帯電話メーカーのチャンス] The emergence of iPhone, Android, open-sourcing of Symbian, and the growth of mobile data services are changing the paradigm of the global mobile phone business […]

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Telecommunications

Will the iPhone trigger a turning point in Japan’s mobile phone industry?

Tetsuzo Matsumoto (Senior Executive Vice-President and Board Member of SOFTBANK MOBILE Corporation),Gerhard Fasol (CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK)andDennis Normile (Japan Correspondent of SCIENCE Magazine, and FCCJ)discuss about the future of Japan’s mobile phone market. “Will the iPhone trigger a turning point in Japan’s mobile phone industry?”(Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 12:00-14:00)(Photo: […]

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The strengths of Japan’s post-Vodafone telecoms sector: opportunities for foreign companies and investors

Gave talk organized by the Asia Pacific Technology Network (APTN) at the beautiful house of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation near Regents Park in London, title “The strengths of Japan’s post-Vodafone telecoms sector: opportunities for foreign companies and investors” Agenda: Japan’s mobile communications markets – overview and key players When European’s and Japanese talk about “Broad […]

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Help – my mobile phone does not work! – Why Japan’s mobile phone sector is so different from Europe’s

Presentation at the Lunch meeting of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ) on March 16, 2007 at the Westin Hotel, Tokyo. Find the summary and photos of the meeting here From the Announcement: In his presentation, Dr. Fasol will explain the essentials of Japan’s mobile phone market, why and how it is so […]

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3G Summit & Mobile Payment workshop

22-25 January 2007 MarcusEvans organized the “Global 3G Evoluation Forum” in Makuhari near Tokyo. Speakers included: Takanori Utano, Executive Vice-President and CTO of DoCoMo, Takehiro Nakamura of NTT and Vice-Chairman of 3GPP Jean-Pierre Bienaime, Chairman of the UMTS-Forum, Gaston Ormazabal of Verizon Labs and many other leading mobile communications managers from all over the world. […]

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Telecommunications

Ericsson strategy for Japan

Ericsson strategy for Japan: Ericsson Strategy & Technology Summit Tokyo on November 15, 2006 CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg explains Ericsson’s strategy for the world’s most advanced mobile communications market: Japan Ericsson strategy for Japan explained at Ericsson’s Strategy & Technology Summit in Tokyo on November 15, 2006. Ericsson’s CEO, Carl-Henric Svanberg, Ericsson CSO – Chief of […]

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Briefing TeliaSonera top management

The day before the Finland-Japan Ubiquitous Society Conference in Tokyo, I briefed the top-management (CEO, CTO and other top managers) of TeliaSonera, on October 26, 2006. The next day, October 27, 2006, the Finland-Japan Ubiquitous Society Conference was held. Tero Ojanpera, Exec VP and CTO of NOKIA, gave an overview of NOKIA’s vision of communications, […]