Hiroshi “Hiro” Saijou is CEO and Managing Director at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley.
Prior to founding YMVSV, Hiro was a Division Manager at Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA where he led exploratory efforts in Silicon Valley. Hiro started his career at Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Iwata, Japan) where he worked for almost two decades on a broad array of surface mount technology and robotics efforts in addition to new business development efforts.
Hiro enjoys exploring the California Bay Area, sometimes with his golf clubs. He speaks at conferences frequently on bold, ambitious, sometimes crazy corporate innovation.
Hiro earned a software engineering degree from Kyushu University, one of Japan’s National Seven Universities.