Join a lecture „Toyota Management Success and Challenges. What is Toyota today?“


On 15th of May ISM University of Management and Economics will welcome a special guest from Japan – Dr. Kenji Tadakuma. Students and guests are invited to listen his lecture “Toyota Management Success and Challenges. What is Toyota today?“.

Presentation will overview the main Toyota Motors philosophy, as well as why Toyota could market HV Prius in advance of competitors and how could Toyota drive the innovation in terms of management. Dr. Kenji Tadakuma will share how actions and tools such as AI, Automated driving, Big Data will help to survive in the rapid and intence changes in mobility industry. Finally, presentation will cover how Toyota is going to move forward in difficulties surrounding mobility industry.

ISM University of Management and Economics has solid business relations with "Toyota" company. Visit to "Toyota" company in Japan is a part of Innovations and Technology Management programme course. During the event you will have an opportunity to meet a director of Innovation and Technology Management programme prof. dr. Vida Škudienė, talk about programme, admission process and other important questions. 

We remind you that graduate and undergraduate students have exceptional opportunity to choose Innovation and Technology Management Seminar – unique combination of on campus classes and an international study tour to Japan. A ten-day study tour to Japan will include visits to Toyota, Alpen, Denso, and Brother Companies. The participants will meet with executives for round-table discussions and company site visits. Additionally, the group will visit several places of cultural interest, Kyoto and Tokyo.


Dr. Kenji Tadakuma is a Project Manager responsible for the development of new technology at Toyota Motor Corporation. He is an experienced intrapreneur involved in new technology development. Since the beginning of the career Dr. Kenji Tadakuma has been working as an engineer, project manager, and as a Research and Development (R&D) officer to develop automobiles and aircrafts. During the doctoral degree studies at Kyushu University (Japan) Dr. Kenji Tadakuma joined the unmanned aircraft research and development project at University of Washington (US). Dr. Kenji completed executive MBA (EMBA) General Manager Programme at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan) as a top graduate. Dr. Kenji Tadakuma has a strong connection with university professors in fluids dynamics as a branch chief of Japan Society of Fluids Mechanics. Being a project leader Dr. Kenji has developed the world’s best full-scale wind tunnel facility in automobile industry. Dr. Kenji Tadakuma has derived the world’s first prediction formula of aerodynamic drag reduction in multiple-vehicle platooning based on wake analysis and on-road experiments. Dr. Kenji Tadakuma works are published in SAE and JSAE journals. 


Follow event on Facebook

More information:, +370 619 62 308