Sheridan Tatsuno is principal of Dreamscape Global (1989), a leading strategist and planner of virtual reality (VR) solutions for sustainable/regenerative cities and climate action. Trained in urban/environmental planning, Mr. Tatsuno is writer, high-tech business strategist, and serial entrepreneur with nearly 40 years of experience in planning and tech industries. A graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design/Kennedy School of Government, he prepared housing and city plans for Bechtel and environmental impact studies for major oil and nuclear energy projects in the late 1970s.
After the 1982 oil collapse, Mr. Tatsuno co-founded the Japan/Asia semiconductor team at Dataquest, Silicon Valley’s leading market research firm, where he analyzed Japanese/Asian industrial policies and corporate semiconductor strategies, and advised U.S. and European venture capitalists (VCs) on 150 semiconductor start-ups during the 1980s PC and chip boom. As a Japan/Asia electronics expert, he advised European nations (UK, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Austria and Netherlands), Canada, U.S., Japan and Asian nations (South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India, and China) on emerging electronic markets and industrial strategies. Successful launches included Intel’s processors, Nokia, NorTel, Samsung, TSMC, UMC and Bangalore.
Mr. Tatsuno served as industrial liaison manager at Stanford’s U.S.-Japan (now Asia) Technology Management Center (1993-1994), advised NASA Ames’ astrobiology program, served as associate dean to a Swedish business school (JIBS.se), and co developed and tested a demand- pull space tech commercialization methodology for the European Space Agency (ESA). He has co-founded ten tech startups, raising $10 million, including one IPO, and is currently co-launching VirtualGaia.com for carbon markets and supply chains and a new indie creator platform. Based on his virtual reality (VR) Swedish startup, he is writing Linkedin articles and a 10- novel series (www.dreamscapeglobal.com) exploring how VR can be used for climate action, urban planning, STEAM education, entertainment, and retail revitalization. His mission is to educate the public, businesses and policymakers on VRAR, Al and blockchain use cases for climate action.
Books/Productions: 1980 PBS Documentary of the Year award for Hiroshima/Nagasaki “Survivors” based on his unpublished novel 1986 “The Technopolis Strategy” (Prentice- Hall/Simon & Schuster) produced as “Japan Dreaming” documentary by Central Independent Television (1991 airing in the Commonwealth) 1990 “Created in Japan” (HarperCollins) used for Kyoto scenes in the 1991 PBS “The Creative Spirit” four-hour television series. 2008 “In the Valley of Digital Dreams” (Amazon) about growing up in Silicon Valley and advising global technology companies since the 1980S.