Top Seminar: “iRobot: Home Robots Empowering People to Do More”

Monday, October 01, 2018
19:00 - 21:00
with Colin Angle Register Now Details

Meet Colin Angle, Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot, and learn more about his journey from his days at MIT to founding a successful business focused on practical robotics in this interactive dialogue with GLOBIS President Yoshito Hori.

We are honored to welcome Colin Angle, Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot. Colin Angle is incurably optimistic about the future of people and robotics. Under Colin’s leadership, iRobot has grown from an MIT startup to become the global leader in consumer robots, with over $850 million in revenue and more than 900 employees in twelve countries. iRobot has developed some of the world’s most important robots and established the home robot category with the creation of the award-winning Roomba robot vacuum.

During this presentation, Colin will discuss what led to his interest in robotics, his days as a student at MIT, iRobot’s early years, and what it took to build a successful business focused on practical robotics. Colin will also discuss his vision for how robots will play an expanded and important role in the smart home of the future.

*Please note that our Professional Seminars are paid events - the registration fee for this event is 2,000 yen for the general public and 1,000 yen for GLOBIS Students and Alumni.


  • 18:30
    Doors Open
  • 19:00
    Seminar Begins
  • 19:05
    Presentation by Mr. Colin Angle
  • 19:50
    Dialogue Session with President Yoshito Hori
  • 20:20
  • 21:00
    Wrap Up
If you are a GLOBIS student or alumni please register from the Virtual Campus

Keynote Speaker

Colin Angle
Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot Colin Angle is the Chairman, CEO and Founder of iRobot and is an industry pioneer with more than two decades of experience. Under Angle’s guidance, iRobot is at the forefront of the growing robotics industry and is one of the world’s leading authorities on mobile robots. Today, iRobot has sold more than 20 million home robots worldwide. Angle’s leadership has been recognized with numerous professional awards. Including the NASA Group Achievement Award for his team’s work in designing the behavior-controlled rovers for NASA which led to the exploration of Mars in 1997. He has also been named CEO of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council, a Mass High Tech AllStar, one of Fortune Small Business Magazine’s Best Bosses, and New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. Angle has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and has been profiled as an industry expert in media outlets such as Business Week, CNET, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Angle holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from MIT.

Dialogue Partner

Yoshito Hori
President, GLOBIS University / Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners MBA, Harvard Business School Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012. In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum, which he serves as Representative Director. Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
If you are a GLOBIS student or alumni please register from the Virtual Campus


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  • Date
    Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time
  • Place
    GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
  • Registration Fee
    2,000 yen for general public
  • 1,000 yen for GLOBIS Students and Alumni
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