Innovators Network

Innovators

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Ruth J. Abram

Founder & former President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Shoji Akimoto

Executive Director, Oka Biz

Yasushi Aoyama

Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University

Marty Ashby

Executive Producer, MCG Jazz

Hiroki Azuma

Author & Cultural Critic

Kenichi Bamba

President, Bridge for Fukushima

Casey Caplowe

Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder, GOOD

Valerie Casey

Founder, The Designers Accord & Head of Design, Walmart

Andrea Chen

Executive Director, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

Flozell Daniels, Jr.

President & CEO, Foundation for Louisiana

David d'Heilly

Producer, Author, & Facilitator, 2dk Co., Ltd.

Cheryl Dorsey

President, Echoing Green

Debra Dunn

Board Member, Skoll Foundation & Faculty, Stanford d. School

Atsuhisa Emori

General Manager, Nippon Taberu Journal League

Marc Freedman

CEO & President, Encore.org

Ayako Fujii

President, Environmental Co-op Union, Shiga & President, Nanohana Project Network

Hideki Fujioka

Officer, Cosmos Initia Co., Ltd. & President, Cosmos Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

Tomoko Fujisaki

Founder, HANDS

Kumi Fujisawa

Co-Founder & President, Thinktank SophiaBank

Chikara Funabashi

Founder & Chairman, WiLLSeed Company Limited & Project Director, Public-Private Joint Project for Overseas Education Promotion, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Neil Gibbons

Mentor, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation & Co-Founder, Adaptation Health

Jeanne Giordano

Urban Design Consultant, Jeanne Giordano Ltd.

Rosanne Haggerty

Founder, Common Ground Community & Founder & President, Community Solutions

Dervala Hanley

Independent Strategist, Dervala Hanley Consulting

Kenji Hayashi

Co-President, FoundingBase

Scott Heiferman

Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup.com

Toru Hiji

Director, Kyassen Ofunato & Board Member, Japan Society of Urban & Regional

Johnathan Hladik

Director, Policy Programs, Center for Rural Affairs

Tomonori Honda

Program Director, Intilaq Tohoku Innovation Center & Co-founder, Marumori Sauna

Yoshito Hori

President, GLOBIS University & Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Katsuji Imata

Board Chair, CSO Network Japan & Executive Director, Japan NPO

Hideyuki Inoue

Co-founder & CEO, INNO-Lab International Inc. & Founder, SVP Tokyo

Harue Ishikawa

Founder, Care Center Yawaragi

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa

President, Production I.G.

Satoshi Ito

President, Sanriku Hitotsunagi Nature School

Greg Jackson

Former Executive Director, Brownsville Partnership (New York)

Chiemi Kamada

Teacher, high school home economics

Masayoshi Kase

Manager, Social Innovation Projects Division, ETIC

Koichi Kaneda

Board Member, Japan NPO Center

Taneo Kato

Art Director

Hiroto Kikuchi

Secretary General & Board Member, Iwate NPO-NET Support

Lin Kobayashi

School Founder & Chair of the Board, UWC ISAK Japan

Keito Kohara

Producer, artcomplex group

Yosuke Komatsu

President, Hope for Tomorrow

Hiroki Komazaki

President & CEO, NPO Florence

Yuto Kurosawa

Board Member & COO, NPO wiz

Kaori Kuroda

Executive Director, CSO Network Japan

Justin Leach

Producer, 8-bit Pictures, LLC

Corinne LeTourneau

Associate Director, City Resilience Delivery, 100 Resilient Cities

Limbon

Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

Rick Lowe

Artist & Founder, Project Row Houses

Chawanad Luansang

Co-founder, Openspace Community Architects

Savanna Lyons

Principal, May Day Consulting and Design

Osamu Maebashi

Adventurer

Nadine Maleh

Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture

Richard McCarthy

Executive Director, Slow Food USA

Douglas McGray

Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, The California Sunday Magazine & Pop-Up Magazine

Dominic Molon

Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum

Kota Niitsuma

Sales and Planning, Okasei Inc. & Onagawa Fukkou Maru

Chihiro Nishimoto

CEO, Japan Area Management

Kohei Nishiyama

Founder & CEO, CUUSOO System

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder & CEO, Acumen

Tomohiko Okabe

CEO, kotolab. LLC & CEO

Kensuke Onishi

CEO, Peace Winds Japan & Chairman & Founder, Civic Force

Kazuhide Oshida

Board Member, Soma Haragama Morning Market Club

John Peterson

Founder, Public Architecture & Curator, Loeb Fellowship, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Daniel Pink

Author

Allison Plyer

Chief Demographer, The Data Center

Michael Reich

Taro Takemi Research Professor of International Health Policy, School of Public Health, Harvard University

Connie Reimers-Hild

Interim Executive Director, Rural Futures Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Ann Rutledge

Founding Principal, R&R Consulting

Kana Sambe

President, Glowing Cloud

Dai Sato

Anime scenario writer & President & CEO, Storyriders Co. Ltd.

Daiki Sato

Senior Staff, Ofunato Station Area Development Office, Bureau of Disaster Reconstruction, Ofunato City

Ryoko Sato

Associate Professor, Ehime University

Max Schorr

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Good Worldwide Inc.

Naoko Seki

Member, Fukushima Organic Agricultural Network

Tsuyoshi Sekihara

Representative, Soma Office, Regional Resource and Industry Advisor; Founder & former Executive Director, Kamiechigo Yamazato Fan Club, Joetsu, Niigata

Ken Shibusawa

Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.

Mitsuko Shimomura

Headmistress, Ikikata-Jyuku School

Cameron Sinclair

Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity & Lead, Social Innovation, Airbnb

Megan Smith

CEO, shift7 & Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

Richard Streitmatter-Tran

Artist & Founder, Dia/Projects

Bill Strickland

Executive Chairman, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Taylor Stuckert

AICP, Executive Director, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission & Co-Founder, Energize Clinton County

Masahiro Sugawara

Assistant Manager, Project Coordination Division, Construction Department, Kesennuma City

Yuji Suzuki

Executive Managing Director & Secretary General, Sanaburi Foundation

Junichi Tamura

Chief Director, Next Commons Lab & Director, Tono Brewing Company

Hiroshi Tasaka

President, Thinktank SophiaBank

Ayumi Takahashi

Regional Coordinator, Fukushima Future Promotion Office, Fukushima University

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

Architect, Atelier Bow-Wow

Keiko Tsuyama

Freelance journalist

Tomoyuki Wada

CEO, Odaka Workers Base, Ltd.

Alissa Walker

Urbanism Editor, Curbed

Villy Wang

Founder, President & CEO, BAYCAT

Sayaka Watanabe

President, re:terra

Alan Webber

Mayor, Santa Fe, NM & Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine

Jay Weigel

Composer, Producer and Conductor

Masayuki Yamanaka

CEO, Japan Association for Educational Innovation

Keith Yamashita

Chairman & Founder, SYPartners

Kazuko Yoshida

NPO Riku Café

Gentaro Yui

Co-founder, Sweet Treat 311 & Field Director, MORIUMIUS


Profiles reflect the participant’s position at the time of involvement in an Innovators Network project.


†  Deceased

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