The Future of Mobile Communications

Keiji Tachikawa

WCNC 2003 General Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Tuesday, 18 March, 8:00-9:15
Room 208-210

Keiji Tachikawa has worked for NTT DoCoMo and NTT for 40 years and has achieved international recognition for his work within the high-tech and telecommunications sector. Awarded the title of "Top 25 Managers of the Year 2000" in Business Week, Tachikawa has continued to go from strength to strength in contributing to the success of NTT DoCoMo. Tachikawa was also honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Tachikawa graduated from MIT with an MBA in 1978 and in 1981 received his Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo. Starting his career in 1962 with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, he moved to New York where he was the American representative and founder of NTT America Inc. in 1987. He has held numerous executive positions at NTT including Senior Executive Vice President at the Business Communications Headquarters of NTT and then ultimately, has become President & CEO of NTT DoCoMo. Additionally, Tachikawa is a fellow of the IEEE and the author of several books in Japanese on the future of the communications and information industries.

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