Managing Director and Founder
Dan McGuire is an entrepreneur with a passion for international healthcare. He has significant experience focused on the Japanese healthcare system, specifically providing digital expertise to major pharmaceutical, medical device and other healthcare-related companies.
Much of his adult life has been in Japan where he has gained a strong understanding of the country's healthcare business practices, issues impacting the market, and current and future digital opportunities that global companies can benefit from. He has serviced many of the largest pharmaceutical companies with their digital needs from strategy development to technology adoption. Beyond Japan, he is also engaged with major multinational pharmaceutical companies in Singapore, Philippines, Korea, China, and Thailand.
He holds an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, with studies focused on the U.S. and Japanese Healthcare Systems in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago.
Eiji Sasahara, Ph.D
Eiji Sasahara is an expert in healthcare ICT and management. He is a member of Japan Society for Health Care Management, Japanese Society of Drug Informatics, Japan Medical and Scientific Communicators Association and the Cloud Security Alliance.
His focus has been on raising awareness and promoting utilization of ICT in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. He has conducted joint clinical research regarding team-based care for outpatient chemotherapy utilizing health IT with St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo. Eiji is now actively promoting Civic Technology Initiatives for Healthcare and developing the Global Health Cluster Initiative at Int'l Strategic Specific Zones for Health in Kansai, Kanagawa and Tokyo.
He holds a BA from Keio University, an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management and a Ph.D. in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences from Chiba University Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His views on IT utilization issues have often been quoted by major publications such as Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Nikkei Shimbun, Nikkei BP and Toyo Keizai.