Cristian Vlad
Cristian Vlad
President & CEO, JCE Japan Creative Enterprise
Talent & Engagement Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services
Partner Faculty, GLOBIS University

A seasoned veteran of business transformation, organizational development, and innovation initiatives, Mr. Vlad is the president and CEO of JCE Japan Creative Enterprise, an agency which helps corporate teams transform their business and manage talent. He has been advising global clients on the role of diversity, human capital, creativity, and corporate communications as strategic business drivers to foster innovation and stimulate business growth. He is also an IBM Global Business Services consultant.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Vlad was project manager at Toyota Motor Corporation, where he led a team of advanced product development professionals within the Corporate Value Creation Department. He also consulted on numerous organizational changes, corporate rebranding, and transformation projects.

He holds an MA in international relations from Hirosaki University and a dual BA in communications and foreign language education from the University of Bucharest.

How to Meet Client Expectations amid Rising Competition in the Age of Manufacturing Digitization

Today’s manufacturers must grapple with rapidly changing customer demands and disruptive advancements in technology. Are these risks or value opportunities?
Today’s manufacturers must grapple with rapidly changing customer demands and disruptive advancements in technology. Are these risks or value opportunities?

Cruising with Asuka Pride: How IBM Helped Create the Perfect Crew Culture

Many people dream of the luxury cruise experience. What's behind the delivery on that perfect vacation experience?
Many people dream of the luxury cruise experience. What's behind the delivery on that perfect vacation experience?

How TDK Is Innovating Talent Acquisition to Create Opportunities for a Global Workforce

TDK keeps its talent fresh, motivated, and innovative with programs to ensure the right people are in the right place at the right time.
TDK keeps its talent fresh, motivated, and innovative with programs to ensure the right people are in the right place at the right time.

The Art of the 7-Minute Shinkansen Clean: 3 Secrets to Japanese Innovation

Japan's famous bullet trains are a model of innovation in speed, technology, and...cleaning? This is the story of the seven-minute miracle.
Japan's famous bullet trains are a model of innovation in speed, technology, and...cleaning? This is the story of the seven-minute miracle.

Toyota Connected’s Keys to the Future

Are apps the answer to everything, or do human-based services still carry value?
Are apps the answer to everything, or do human-based services still carry value?

Helsinki: Redefining Urban Growth through Design Thinking

For nearly two decades, Helsinki, Finland, has been gaining traction as a center of innovative urban growth. GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad interviews Anne Stenros, chief design officer of the City of Helsinki.
For nearly two decades, Helsinki, Finland, has been gaining traction as a center of innovative urban growth. GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad interviews Anne Stenros, chief design officer of the City of Helsinki.

Value through Co-creation at IBM

Senior Consultant Kyoko Kokusho at IBM advises clients around the world on talent operations, organization architecture, and executive development. GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad recently interviewed her on how she creates value for clients, employees, shareholders, and society.
Senior Consultant Kyoko Kokusho at IBM advises clients around the world on talent operations, organization architecture, and executive development. GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad recently interviewed her on how she creates value for clients, employees, shareholders, and society.

Innovation: A Matter of Mindset?

Is innovation rooted in technology, or can it be promoted by other means? In this interview led by GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad, Ryosuke Asakura of CaSy’s Corporate Design Division explains how his company is positioning itself for innovation that will impact society.
Is innovation rooted in technology, or can it be promoted by other means? In this interview led by GLOBIS faculty Cristian Vlad, Ryosuke Asakura of CaSy’s Corporate Design Division explains how his company is positioning itself for innovation that will impact society.