Professor Hiroyuki Morikawa
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo
"Digital" can be a catalyst for transforming industrial, business, and even social structures. A major change in social / worldview with COVID-19 will also accelerate digital social change. Companies in any industrial domain must position and face digital in their management strategies that create new value. Towards facing the 5G / Beyond 5G / 6G era, perspectives such as "evolving technology", "getting to the ground", "diversity that leads to awareness", " spreading pies instead of competing for pies" are described to be important.
Hiroyuki Morikawa received the B.E., M.E, and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. Since 1992, he has been in the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a professor. From 1997 to 1998, he stayed in Columbia University as a visiting research associate. From 2002 to 2006, he was a group leader of the NICT Mobile Networking Group.
His research interests are in the areas of Internet of Things / M2M / big data, wireless communications, sensor networks, digital transformation, and digital society design.
He served as an OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) vice chair, director of New Generation M2M Consortium, chairman of 5G-driven Social Design Consortium, chairman of Smart Resilience Network, chairman of Information and Communications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, vice president of IEICE, and a technical program committee chair of many IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops.
He also sits on numerous telecommunications advisory committees and frequently serves as a consultant to government and companies. He is the recipient of more than 100 honors and awards including the IEICE best paper award in 2002, 2004, and 2010, the IPSJ best paper award in 2006, JSCICR best paper award in 2015, the Info-Communications Promotion Month Council President Prize in 2008, the NTT DoCoMo Mobile Science Award in 2009, the Rinzaburo Shida Award in 2010, and the Radio Day Ministerial Commendation in 2014. His recent books are Data-driven Economy (2019) and 5G (2020).
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