Yusuke Hirayama
Senior Vice President, Business Development, NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc.

Mr. Yusuke Hirayama is a SVP Business Development at NTT DOCOMO USA. His current role is to find innovative services and technologies in North America for DOCOMO as well as to create new business opportunities in the North American market. He has devoted his 26 year career with the NTT Group to business and service development in the international market.

Mr. Hirayama earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Eisuke Tsuyuzaki
ICT Advisor, JETRO San Francisco Office

As an advisor at JETRO, Japan’s external trade organization, Mr. Eisuke Tsuyuzaki seeks out and facilitates opportunities for business investment in Japan. He provides custom market opportunity surveys, identifies grants & economic incentives and coordinates the investment process.

Previously, Mr. Tsuyuzaki was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development at Panasonic North America where he led the development of numerous new technology products and services from concept through standardization and partnerships with companies having global impact in sectors including media, smart home, wellness, healthcare and energy solutions.

Before joining Panasonic, Mr. Tsuyuzaki held executive positions at Sony Corporation and Sony Pictures including that of Senior VP of Digital Operations and Business Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Mr. Tsuyuzaki holds a BSc in economics from Tokyo’s Sophia University and certificates with Herriot-Watt Univ., Univ. of Chicago, UCLA, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as an independent consultant for various non-profit, start-ups and corporate clients active in virtual and augmented reality, social media, connected automobiles, wellness, and IoT products and services in the San Francisco Bay area.

Tomoe Otsuka
Director, Office of the Government for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Mrs. Tomoe Otsuka is Director for National Strategic Special Zone Coordination in the Office of the Government for Policy Planning at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Prior to her current position, she most recently served as Director of Venue Management on The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Before that she was Deputy Director of the Bid Promotion Division within the Bureau of Sports at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.


This seminar on the IoT market in Japan is designed to highlight the opportunities for Canadian IoT companies in Japan and the opportunities to work with Japanese partners to develop IoT solutions for global markets.

Business Insider predicts the number of connected devices will explode from 10 billion in 2015 up to 34 billion by 2020, with nearly $6 trillion being spent on IoT solutions within those five years. Cisco expects the IoT market will be approximately $14.4 trillion by the year 2022.

Japan and Canada are two of the global leaders that will contribute to the continued drive of this movement towards growing connectivity, both with regards to being early adopters as well as innovators of the technology.


20 Queen Street 3rd floor
Montréal QC H3C 2M7


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