HSVL serves as the catalyst to accelerate Honda’s global information technology (IT) research and development (R&D). Is responsible for identifying breakthrough tech to incorporate to Honda’s portfolio via strategic investment or partnerships. Manages all aspects of investment cycle: due diligence, structure deals, and negotiate agreements.
Paul love to build things. His roots are in engineering, specifically Computer Engineering. The early part of his career was in Product Management at Microsoft in Redmond, leading teams to build end-user software: Excel Far East, Encarta.com, Tablet PC.
Over several years at Microsoft, Paul developed a deep desire to understand business from a detailed and model oriented point of view—like an engineer. And so MIT was a natural place to go for his MBA, where Paul focused on competitive strategy and system dynamics.
After business school, Paul worked in semiconductors (USB and MOST), and then consulted to mid-sized Silicon Valley companies on a wide range of projects. Along the way, a growing fascination with the physicality of machines, especially cars, led Paul to study mechanics and eventually join the technology scouting team at Honda.
Honda Silicon Valley Lab was an easy way for innovators with cutting edge technologies to begin a conversation with Honda. They are always thinking of new ways to be of service to the innovator community. Paul very much enjoy exploring new technologies, helping people move their ideas forward, and in general pondering “what does the future hold?”
About Honda Silicon Valley Lab:
Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) is an open innovation lab. HSVL serves as the catalyst to accelerate Honda’s global information technology (IT) research and development (R&D). We understand that every revolutionary company starts with a dream and a dreamer. HSVL partners with talented entrepreneurs and tech companies to create cutting edge products and services for a superior customer experience. HSVL is located in the heart of Silicon Valley: Mountain View, CA.
Paul Konasiwich, firstname.lastname@example.org