Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC/ Senior Manager, Hitachi America Ltd., R&D
Kazuo Noguchi is a Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute at SFC and Sr. Manager, R&D, Global Center for Social Innovation at Hitachi America, developing new go-to-market business strategy and execution with Social Data Infrastructure (SDI). Recently, he became Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute at SFC. He facilitated a panel discussion as a Chair inviting British, U.S., and Japanese representatives hosted by OASIS at the World Bank in Washington DC.
Currently, he is supporting to launch INCS-CoE, organizing U.S. and British governments, companies, and universities at Keio University. He joined Hitachi Group in 2002 as Chief Consultant and Business Development Manager, initiated M&A and alliance strategies to the Hitachi board.
He is a seasoned strategy and management consultant with over 20 years of experiences in the industry in the US, Canada, and Japan. His expertise includes creating emerging Big Data and Open Data businesses, supporting Information Sharing and Analytics with Cybersecurity, devising and executing IT strategies, post-merger integration, and project management.
Prior to joining Hitachi, he was a Manager at KPMG at the New York office. He managed market entry projects in the financial services industry, e.g. porting U.S. version of 401(k) to Japanese version of 401(k) products, services, and processes, leading the team of KPMG consultants and IBM subject matter experts.
He received MBA from University of Toronto, Master and Bachelor in Management Science from Tokyo University of Science. He was a Rotary Foundation Scholar to study and research at the University of Toronto.