Experience: After working at Brother Industries, Ltd. and Swarovski Japan, Ms Ishiguro founded a high-tech specialty consulting firm in Silicon Valley and advised clients such as Yahoo!, Netscape, Panasonic, and Sony on U.S.-Japan alliances and technology transfers. She devises comprehensive digital marketing solutions for corporate clients that resolve fundamental business issues. The company was listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2008.
Innovation management:As one of only few highly successful women in Silicon Valley’s tech entrepreneurship scene, Ms Ishiguro is a frequent commentator in the media, extensively lecturing and writing about business and marketing strategies. Her regular columns include Smart Times on Nikkei Business Daily and Capture Business Innovation Tips on ITmedia Executive. She also serves as an advisory board member at ad:tech Tokyo.
She has been a member of METI’s New Industrial Structure Committee. Ms Ishiguro is also the winner of the “Entrepreneur of the Year Japan, 2008” (growth category). For “Woman of the Year, 2009” she was 1st in the Leader category and 1st runner-up for the Grand Prize.