June 19, 2019, Tokyo – Ascent Robotics announced today that it has appointed Christopher DiGiorgio as a new member of its board of directors on May 27th, 2019.
“We are delighted to welcome Christopher to Ascent’s Board. He has a proven track record of execution and leadership in emerging technology industries. He shares our commitment to utilize the world’s leading AI and robotics technologies to solve very complex issues,” says CEO Masayuki Ishizaki. “We look forward to integrating his experience and perspective into our business to further accelerate our innovations in the coming years”
Christopher is a recognized Silicon Valley business leader. He serves on several early-stage technology companies and in leadership roles with prominent economic institutes and science-oriented non-profit institutions. He recently retired after a 32-year career with Accenture. Most recently, he was an Executive Research Fellow with Accenture’s Institute for High Performance where he authored a research paper on the relationship between Venture Capital and Regional Economic Prosperity.
Before that, he led Accenture’s Silicon Valley Office of Emerging Technology where he focused on identifying and developing relationships with the venture community and early-stage tech companies. For seven years Christopher was responsible for the overall practice in Northern California which included over 2,200 people. He previously led Accenture’s High Tech practice in Silicon Valley. In addition to his North American clients, he also spent more than six years serving global clients in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
Christopher has served in leadership roles with various Silicon Valley economic institutions for over ten years. He is the past Vice-Chair of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and an Associate with the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Christopher spent five years as the Co-Chair of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the publisher of the annual Statistical Index of Silicon Valley.
Christopher has received numerous awards and recognition for his work and civic involvement. In 2015, Christopher received the David Packard Medal for Civic Entrepreneurship from Joint Venture Silicon Valley. He is recognized by the California State University as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year from the Business School and Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Computer Science School. Mr. DiGiorgio holds a BS, Computer Science and a BS, Business Administration from California State University.
About Ascent Robotics
Ascent Robotics is a Tokyo-based AI and robotics innovator developing cutting-edge AI software with the goal of creating a more autonomous future. Since inception in 2016, Ascent has attracted top talent in the fields of AI and robotics from over 20 countries. The company is working closely with global car and robotics makers to change the way AI is applied to industrial robotics and autonomous vehicles. For more: https://www.ascent.ai/en/
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