Nobuhiro (Nob) Seki is President of Six Apart Japan, a fully owned subsidiary of Six Apart, Ltd., a San Francisco based blogging company where Seki also serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Japan.
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Nobuhiro (Nob) Seki

Nobuhiro (Nob) Seki is President of Six Apart Japan, a fully owned subsidiary of Six Apart, Ltd., a San Francisco based blogging company where Seki also serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Japan. Six Apart is the global leader providing blogging technologies, software and solutions for years in North America, Europe and Japan.

Seki is one of the pioneers who have made the blogging business happen in Japan, partnering with large, influential ISP partners such as Nifty and NTT Communications by an award-winning blogging solution "TypePad" and distributing the leading blogging software "Movable Type" through Softbank BB to both personal users and corporate users since 2003.

Seki was engaged in business development at Nikkei Business Publications after serving as Staff Editor contributing to Nikkei Computer and other IT related publications for several years. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.S. in Engineering and received an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Carnegie Mellon University with awards.


Interactive Japan

In this iTV-Japan segment, we enter the industry of interactive communications and marketing in Japan. The business leaders of this field are featured here, and they inform us on the concepts behind interactive media in the Japanese market. We see how innovations in web, mobile, online marketing, database and one-to-one communications will shape marketing and advertising in Japan. As globalization increases, so too does the need for constant communication in Japanese businesses. See how an Interactive Japan can now satisfy that craving in this exciting section of


Host: Paul Anders Schwamm - President, Asia Media Sales

A New York native, Paul has conducted business in Japan and Asia since 1987, and has lived in Japan since 1991. As a management consultant, Paul helps companies develop their international business. He also heads Asia Media Sales, a company that helps online media monetize their international user traffic.
Previously, as General Manager, Asia-Pacific for Claria Corporation, Paul pioneered online behavioral marketing in the region. Prior to joining Claria, Paul had founded and managed @Asia Inc., which developed and operated Web sites and services targeted to users in Japan and Asia. @Asia pioneered many firsts, including a multilingual Web-based email service.
Paul has managed the Japan consumer products subsidiaries of major global corporations, including Wyeth and SmithKline Beecham, and also served as Director, Asia-Pacific for Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. Paul has won Japan advertising industry awards for both TV and print campaigns created under his management.

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