Mayor Hisamoto Visits San Francisco – Pt II

2015/06/22 News
Mayor Hisamoto presents at the San Francisco City Innovate Summit

After the first leg of their visit to San Francisco and Seattle, Mayor Hisamoto and the Kobe delegation returned to San Francisco last week for continued exchange with San Francisco’s local government and entrepreneurial organizations.

Mayor Hisamoto, KTIO’s Director Sometani and the Kobe delegation spent Tuesday, June 16 visiting TUMML, an organization that aids entrepreneurs in impacting local communities. Mayor Hisamoto also met with Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro and Chief Information Office Miguel Gamino at San Francisco’s City Hall. Mayor Hisamoto also participated in a PR reception on Kobe-sponsored investment promotion at the residence of San Francisco’s Consulate General of Japan, Jun Yamada.

Exchanging with Joy Bonaguro and Miguel Gamino at San Francisco City Hall

Exchanging with Joy Bonaguro and Miguel Gamino at San Francisco City Hall

Miguel Gamino and Joy Bonaguro

Mayor Hisamoto (left) with CDO Joy Bonaguro and CIO Miguel Gamino at San Francisco City Hall

Mayor Hisamoto participating in a reception at the residence of Jun Yamada, San Francisco's Consulate General of Japan

Mayor Hisamoto participating in a reception at the residence of Jun Yamada, San Francisco’s Consulate General of Japan

On Wednesday, June 17, Mayor Hisamoto met with Code for America. Code for America is non-profit organization that seeks to improve local communities by connecting open source technology with the transformation of government services. Mayor Hisamoto also met with Peter Hirshberg, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur that focuses on connecting modern technology with business growth.

Mayor Hisamoto participated in a mayors' panel at San Francisco's City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto participated in a mayors’ panel at San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto presents at the San Francisco City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto speaks at the residence of Jun Yamada, San Francisco’s Consulate General of Japan

Mayor Hisamoto participated in San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit on Wednesday, speaking among a panel of city mayors about his  unique approach to solving Kobe’s modern challenges. Mayor Hisamoto’s presentation focused upon growing Kobe’s IT, business startup, and biomedical sectors.

Mayor Hisamoto presents at San Francisco's City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto presents at San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto answering questions at San Francisco's City Innovate Summit

Mayor Hisamoto answering questions at San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit

Kobe Trade Information office looks forward to future visits from Mayor Hisamoto, and will continue to post information regarding the results of Mayor Hisamoto’s exchanges with the local governments and organizations of Seattle, San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley.