tokyotech.png

 

Andrew has a 20-year track record of successfully building and growing education and technology businesses in Japan. As co-Founder and Chairman of Cerego Japan, he focuses on new product planning as well as business development.
Loading the player...

Andrew Smith Lewis

Andrew has a 20-year track record of successfully building and growing education and technology businesses in Japan. As co-Founder and Chairman of Cerego Japan, he focuses on new product planning as well as business development. Andrew is the one of the original co-inventors of the Cerego Learning Methodology and has several patents in his name. His first book in Japanese, Learn Faster, Remember Longer, Nikkei BP 2002, became an immediate best-seller.

Andrew started The Princeton Review of Japan (TPRJ) in 1989 at the age of twenty-one. He grew the company from scratch to the market leader in its category. The company is currently run on a day-to-day basis by veteran Japanese management. He studied at the Bronx High School of Science, where we became a Westinghouse Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989.

He is 41 years old, has lived in Japan for approximately 20 years, and speaks Japanese with near fluency.

Company Profile
Combining cognitive and neuroscience with the social and collaborative nature of the web, Cerego empowers people to learn faster, remember longer, and manage their memory for a lifetime. Powered by personalized, adaptive learning algorithms that accelerate knowledge acquisition, smart.fm is an open, extensible platform that enables users to re-mix the web for learning. Users can collaborate to create and share various types of content, and then gather together to learn from and with each other.

Smart.fm is accessible via PC, mobile phone, game devices, and iPods and has reached nearly 500,000 registered users in Japan within its first eighteen months. Smart.fm is quickly becoming the leader in not only highly effective learning, but in community interaction. Combining the learning applications with the best of SNS across several platforms, Cerego offers a truly unique and effective learning experience.

READ MORE

Tokyo Tech

For decades, Tokyo has been a global hotspot for technology and innovation. Now, with growing pressure for businesses to leverage new technologies, how with Japan compete with new competitors? This program will look deeply at the Tokyo tech scene, from the latest trends in mobile technology, to the hottest new startups and products hitting this high-tech metropolis.

Steve

Host: Steve Nagata - Solutions and Design Consultant, Longfeld Consulting Services

Steve has spent most of the last two decades working to improve the connection between people and technology, working in customer relation management, training, and consulting for companies such as Microsoft, Sprint, 3Com and The Capital Group. Since moving to Tokyo he has specialized in the financial industry; building solutions and training with global leaders in market data services like Bloomberg, Factset, and Thomson-Reuters.
Steve develops and implements technology solutions that leverage knowledge of user oriented ergonomics, mobile technology, social media and web 2.0+ technologies and methodologies. A self-professed gadget fanatic and regular lurker of Akihabara, Tokyo's Tech/Geek Capital, Steve is deeply tied into the latest trends, toys, and services appearing on the streets of Tokyo and beyond.

 

Other Videos


  • Ken Brady & Adam Johnson
    Ken Brady is Co-Founder and CEO of Genkii, a Tokyo based virtual worlds and mobile development company. Genkii was founded…
  • Oliver Reichenstein
    Oliver Reichenstein was born in 1971 and learned programming as a computer kid in the early 80ies. He studied Philosophy…
  • Kristopher Tate & Hiroshi Asaeda
    Join us for PART ONE of an exciting two-part interview with the founder of BlueBridge, a web company based in…
  • Jon Yongfook Cockle
    Interview - Part II - Jon Yongfook Cockle is a web entrepreneur based in Tokyo. After working his way up…