Fireside Chat with Startup Founder Shozo Kamiya


Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00


Center Building Meeting Room C210


Join us for an informal lunchtime "fireside chat" with Shozo Kamiya, Founder of I'm Beside You, a startup developing multimodal AI systems to improve online communications and make them more personalized to the individual.

Monday, 28 March 2022 | 12:00-13:00 | C210

This is a unique opportunity to have a casual and open discussion on a wide-range of topics from working in big companies vs. startups to career development to multimodal AI, with a 24-year veteran of the NTT Data Company who recently left the comforts of the corporate world for the startup world.

Ask Me Anything!

  • How do you decide whether to work for a big company or a startup?
  • How do I know the best time to start a company?
  • What is multimodal AI?
  • What is life like for startups in Japan?

Bring your lunch and your curiosity. Open to all. No registration required.

Sponsored by the Technology Development & Innovation Center.


Shozo Kamiya founded I'm Beside You, a venture-backed startup developing multimodal AI software to improve online communications. Multimodal AI systems integrate and synthesize visual, auditory, and sensory data to solve problems and make decisions, mimicking to the way the human brain processes information and makes sense of the world. I'm Beside You aims to apply multimodal AI to online communications and make them more personal and personalized to the individual.

Kamiya-san left a long career as a Manager at NTT Data, one of the largest IT services companies in the world with 110,000 employees, to establish I'm Beside You. He studied Economics at Kobe University.

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