1st Silicon Valley Fukuoka Connect
at Plug and Play Tech Center

Date: January 31, 2013. 6:30PM-8:30PM
Venue: Plug and Play Tech Center
Address: 440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Cost: Free
Organizer: Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA)
Speaker: Sean (Shinji) Nishikawa, CEO, Trial Retail Engineering Inc.
1st Silicon Valley Fukuoka Connect at Plug and Play Tech Center



Sean (Shinji) Nishikawa

Sean (Shinji) Nishikawa CEO, Trial Retail Engineering Inc.

Sean is the CEO of Trial Retail Engineering, Inc. and Group CIO for Trial Company, Inc. Sean has over 30 years experience in various managerial and executive positions including the last 10 years with Trial Company as CIO. Before joining Trial Company, Inc., Sean founded Tracer Technologies Japan, a software provider for optical, tape and NAS devices, which is now part of Dell. Previously, he held managerial positions in Data Storage product management and marketing at Panasonic.

Trial Company, Inc. (HQ: Fukuoka, Japan) is a retail chain with over 150 stores across Japan and Asia. For over 20 years, the company has focused on utilizing retail innovation to provide better service and products to its customers. In 2012, the company established a separate company, Trial Retail Engineering, Inc. (TRE/HQ: Sunnyvale), in the US to provide technology solutions to US-based retailers.


Fukuoka’s Sake, Tea and Snacks Tasting

Following the talk, we will have a free sake and shochu tasting sponsored by the Nishiyoshida, Kitaya, Beniotome, and Hikari distilleries from Fukuoka and softdrinks sponsored by ITO EN, and some light refreshments including snacks sponsored by Fukutaro from Fukuoka.