Presentation on "Doing Business with Japan"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
IMA House

Rs. 400/- for TiE Kerala Members
Rs. 600/- for Non-members
Rs. 300/- for students



Dear Sir/Madam,

We have great pleasure to invite you for TiE Kerala Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, 4th July’ 12 at IMA House, Kaloor, Kochi from 06:30PM to 08:30PM followed by Networking Dinner. The highlight of the evening will be an address by Mr. Devadas Parakkal, CEO, DTWO Solutions, Tokyo, Japan on “Doing Business with Japan”.


Historically, socio-economic relations between India & Japan have always been strong and have stood each other at critical moments. Trade and commerce between these two countries also flourished since India became independent and today, India is one of the biggest markets for Japanese goods. Companies like Suzuki, Sony, Toyota, Honda, etc have large manufacturing facilities here.

With the advent of Globalization of Indian economy in the 90s, Indian Companies commenced extending their operations to Japan in a big way. Indian goods like handicrafts, garments, precious stones, marine products, automobile parts, jewelry, etc found their way into the Japanese market in large quantities. Further, the IT boom resulted in a steady flow of Indian IT Companies and Professionals to Japan and they are now the backbone of IT industry in Japan. Currently, a large number of Indian businessmen/professionals operating in emerging business segments like energy industry, social infrastructure industry (railways, water purification, civil engineering, construction, etc), retail, manufacturing, food processing, etc in Japan. Thus, Japanese business circle is experiencing an “Indian Boom” with a high expectation for more business opportunities.

The presentation will bring out the entrepreneurial opportunities in Japan and discuss about the guidelines for establishing business linkages, highlighting the following:-

• General Market Conditions/Opportunities
• Market Characteristics
• Setting up Operations in Japan
• Living in Japan


Devadas Parakkal, CEO, DTWO Solutions, Japan (

Devadas Parakkal is Chief Executive Officer of the consulting firm, DTWO Solutions, which he founded in 2005. He has over 25 years of experience in consulting and IT fields, with association across various geographies including India, Japan, China, UK and the USA. In the last 20 years, he has worked with the Japanese market, holding middle-senior management positions at Tata Consultancy Services; iGATE Global Solutions; and BearingPoint (now Price Water Coopers). Starting in 1986 as a programmer at Tata Consultancy Services, he moved up the ranks to finally become a resident representative for its Japan business. Later he started iGATE Global Solutions' operations, first in Japan and then in China. Before founding the consulting firm DTWO, he was Managing Director responsible for managed services business at Bearing Point Japan. Later in 2010, he also founded a cloud-based software product company called Teknowmics. Devadas is the Charter Member of TiE Tokyo.

Registration for participation can be made at the venue or preferably by sending a mail to Entrepreneurs/Professionals who are not members of TiE Kerala are also welcome.

With Kind Regards
WgCdr K. Chandrasekhar
Executive Director
TiE Kerala
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