Senior Researcher, Keio University Institute, Japan
Senior Manager, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Kazuo Noguchi is a Senior Research 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). He is actively involving in International Cyber Security Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE) working with leading US, British, and Japanese university in cybersecurity. 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 INCS-CoE as an Executive Director, organizing U.S., British, and Japanese universities, working with companies and governments at Keio University since 2016. 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. The research papers include “An Analysis of the intrafirm sales activities of Japanese Multinational enterprises in the United States: 1977-1989,” by Andrew Anderson, Kazuo Noguchi (1995), “Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.” (April 1994), Asian Pacific Journal of Management, and Research Contribution, “World Class Safety Management”, James Melville Stewart (2001), ISBN: 978-0-471-44386-5.