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Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Business Bio   LinkedIn Profile 
 

Ever since I was an elementary school student, I loved science and machinery. My first piece of machinery was a crystal radio set, but I quickly advanced to a vacuum tube stereo amplifier and became an amateur radio operator. As a high school student, I began to play with computer hardware, and built my own logic circuit. While I was in high school, I initially thought I would become a scientist, but among my classmates were people who were extremely talented mathematicians and physicists, so I realized I needed to take a different path. So at university in Japan, I majored in law, and went to a law school in the U.S., but I continued to tinker with electronics. While attending law classes during the day, I was attending night school to learn about computer software programs like ASSEMBLER, COBOL, and FORTRAN.  The 1970s was a time when the IBM 360 system was a popular mainframe computer, so studying software at that time was extremely unusual.

 
I spent much of my career at a large international Japanese company that specialized in computers and networking, and I ended up spending 17 years living in the U.S. Since the 1990s, I spent much of my career focused on the growth of the internet, and the digital economy as a whole. But something like the digital economy isn’t really an effort that can be self-sustaining , so I  went into security, privacy, intellectual property, and many other policy issues and ended up writing books and papers as well as drafting several bills that became laws. At this time, I was also the first member of the board representing Asia-Pacific for ICANN(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Through these activities, I was fortunate to work with many of the founders of what have now become globally leading IT companies.   
 
Currently at Xinova, I help give birth to new technologies and find the best possible homes for these breakthroughs that I hope will make an impact on society. Even after all these years, I still have that same childhood curiosity about cutting edge technology, but I always seem to get pulled in to meeting and trying to analyze inventions and encourage new ideas from our network. Although I am not an engineer myself, I see myself as an originator of new innovations.”

Our Team

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Brian Yen

Consultant

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

BK Lee

President Korea

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Chal Davidson

Director

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Connect with Xinova

We are always seeking new problems to solve, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs to help us solve them. Let’s work together to create the future.

Our Worldwide Locations

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080

Korea

Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna