Innovators Network

Keith Yamashita – Founder & Chairman, SYPartners

Keith Yamashita is fascinated by innovation in Asia. As the Chairman of SYPartners, where he leads the change and innovation firm and works on turn-around efforts, leadership development programs, innovation initiatives, and culture-change efforts. He has worked with Apple, eBay, Gap, Gap Inc., IBM, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Old Navy, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, PBS, The Coca-Cola Company, Target, Yahoo!, among others. In 2014, SYPartners joined Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings and is now helping to establish kyu — a new unit that serves as a home for a small, distinguished portfolio of the world’s most entrepreneurial and generative agencies, design firms, and consultancies. From 2009 to 2011, Keith served as The Charles and Ray Eames Brand Fellow at IBM, working to build a culture of design across the organization. He is also an author and essayist on leadership and design, having published in the Harvard Business Review and several journals. He has lectured at the Yale School of Management, Stanford Business School, and the Jack F. Welch Leadership Center. Keith was an on-air commentator with Maria Bartiromo on the Business of Innovation. Keith holds an MA in organizational behavior and a BA in quantitative economics from Stanford University.

https://www.sypartners.com/

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