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Yasunori Mochizuki
NEC Fellow
(Date of Birth: February 28, 1960)

NEC Fellow since 2019. Focuses on fostering global multistakeholder collaboration through international organization and technology association activities as well as on policy recommendations for advancing digital transformation in cities and societies, whilst actively disseminates the Smart City vision in the digital age to the global community.

Prior to the current appointment, he was Senior Vice President responsible for corporate-wide coordination of NEC's technology innovation strategy and IoT business strategy.

In his career, Yasunori has 25+ years of experience in NEC's Corporate Research, where he took the leadership both in promoting research activities and in commercializing research outcomes in the diverse technology domains including semiconductor devices, ICT systems and AI-oriented computer science.

Business Career

April 1987
Joined NEC Corporation
April 2007
General Manager, Device Platform Research Laboratories
April 2010
General Manager, Information and Media Processing Laboratories
July 2011
Vice President, Central Research Laboratories
April 2016
Senior Vice President
April 2019
NEC Fellow (to present)


  • FIWARE Foundation (Chairman of Board of Directors)
  • Open & Agile Smart Cities (Enterprise Partner)
  • World Economic Forum, G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance
  • Business at OECD (Committee on Digital Economy Policy)
  • Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (Chair, Technology Strategy Council)
  • Juntendo University (Visiting Professor)
  • The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science (Research Adviser)
  • Japan Society of Applied Physics

Professional Experience

⟨Speaking Engagements⟩

  • Smart City Expo World Congress 2023
  • High-Level Round Table for the G7 Sustainable Urban Development Ministers' Meeting (2023)
  • UCLG World Congress 2022
  • Global Forum on AI Network Society 2022
  • Business at OECD (BIAC) Webinar on Trustworthy AI (2022)

⟨Media Appearances⟩

  • Financial Times Live (February, 2021)

Web Publications