Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994. His research and teaching focus on innovation systems, the impact of new technologies on industry value chains, and open innovation management. Dr. Dasher serves as an advisor to universities, national research institutes, and government S&T funding programs in Japan, Thailand, Canada, and other countries.He is also active as an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in Silicon Valley, China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as a Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 - 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University.