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Shinichi Yokohama

Shinichi Yokohama

Shinichi Yokohama leads cyber security public advocacy at NTT Corporation.  In this capacity, he has been active in Japan, US and recently in ASEAN region.  In the US, he is a member of Communication Sector Coordinating Council, a DHS-led public-private initiative.  He is also a member of CSRIC Working Group, an FCC-led initiative.  He played a panelist role at the White House Cyber Security Summit (February 2015) and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework workshop (April 2016). In October 2015, his team published a Japanese book, “Cyber Security for Business Executives”.

Before starting his current role in July 2014, he was with NTT DATA and led its post-acquisition integration of non-Japan operations.  Those operations today have USD 4B revenue, and cover North America, Latin America, EMEA, APAC and China.

He studied nuclear engineering in college, worked in METI for 8 years, and then moved to McKinsey Japan where he spent 18 years.  In McKinsey Japan, he focused on serving telecom and high-tech industries and led its Technology Practice.  He has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Harvard.

As his social contribution, he is a board member of Special Olympics Japan and a Leadership Council member of Special Olympics Asia Pacific.

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