Kei is a Japanese American entrepreneur from New York. After working for global companies big and small to shape his unique yet diverse professional skill sets, he successfully launched and ran one of Japan’s first multinational mobile strategy firms, Infinita.
Throughout his career, Kei has focused on helping companies around the globe redefine existing product and service strategies, develop and execute market entry strategies, enhance existing revenue streams or create new ones from the ground up.
Since 2012, he is Global Director of Innovation and Business Development at Dentsu’s innovation arm focusing on both initiating and leading a Dentsu Aegis groupwide innovation initiative while creating new solutions around wearables, neural technology, locational big data and crisis management infrastructures, going beyond the traditional advertising business to cultivate new business models that generate revenue. He also has several patents pending.
Beyond his professional role, he is Regional Director of Japan for Wearable World, a San Francisco based startup focused on providing a global innovation platform, together with news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events tailored to wearable related startups.
Kei is also one of the most sought after keynote speakers and mentors on mobile, ICT and wearables. He has given keynote presentations in 20+ countries around the globe at prominent events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile Marketing Association, Ad:Tech, TNW Conference (Amsterdam, São Paulo) and Social Media Week (London), to name a few.
Finally, Kei is the WSA country expert for Japan for both mContent and eContent applications, selected by the WSA (World Summit Awards) Board of Directors in 2010 and is also a member of the Grand Jurors selected from 191 countries belonging to the United Nations.
*WSA is an initiative by ICNM in Austria under the framework of UN’s World Summit on the Information Society 2003 & 2005.