“Human Resource Requirements for Innovation” Symposium for the Future of Design × Business × Entrepreneurship

September 13th (Friday), 2019

Kyushu University Faculty of Design, Kyushu University Business School, and Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University were pleased to announce the “Human Resource Requirements for Innovation” symposium that discusses the future of design, business, and entrepreneurship.
Based on the keywords: “design × business × entrepreneurship,” we discussed the capabilities required for people who started an innovation from scratch and realized it for use in society, for example, entrepreneurs who started their own business or ‘intrapreneurs’ who started new businesses in an existing organization. We invited representatives of foreign-affiliated global B2B companies, venture capital that supports entrepreneur development, and consulting firms that support new business development for both large and small domestic companies to discuss a wide range of topics, including human resource requirements, methods of discovery, and development, and effective approach to self-development for business people who are motivated to create new value.

Kouji Tamura

Sigmaxsys Digital Sherpa Service Design Director.

He joined Sigmaxis after working at a web-based venture company and a foreign IT company. He specializes in business development and marketing. Currently, he leads the service design team in the digital business division and engages in business development and promotion support for companies.


Takeshi Ohga

Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of SAP Japan Co., Ltd.

He joined SAP in 2008 after working for a foreign IT company and consulting firm. He promotes digital enterprise transformation, innovation, and co-creation of new businesses with Japanese companies. Presided at the Business Innovators Network, a business community for realizing purposeful innovation. Launched and supervises several new businesses for SAP. He is also responsible for SAP’s transformation and leads mid-term plans and transformation programs.


Shuhei Morofuji

CEO of REAPRA group, founder of SMS Co., Ltd. (listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange).

Over the past 11 years, he has been the president of SMS Co., Ltd., leading it to become listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and driving its growth in Asia. After retiring from SMS Co., Ltd., he established REAPRA PTE. LTD. in Singapore. In addition to forming a business group that launches many businesses, mainly in Asia, the company also conducts investment activities as venture capital. As an individual, he invests in companies in the founding phase and supports many other entrepreneurs. He graduated from Faculty of Economics, Kyushu University.


Masaki Matsunaga <Moderator>

Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University



Kyushu University Faculty of Design, Kyushu University Business School, Robert T.Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University


September 13th (Friday), 2019, 18:00-20:30 p.m.



5th Floor, Shinwa Bank Fukuoka Bld.,6-27 Nishinakasu, Tyuou-ku, Fukuoka


100 people




Chiharu Tanoue (Kyushu University Faculty of Design)



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