SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
General Manager / Nikko Open Innovation Lab
He is a General Manager of Nikko Open Innovation Lab. He joined SMBC Nikko Securities in 2012 and has worked as an investment banker for the past 8 years. He launched the open innovation team "Funder Storm" after being selected by Nikko Ventures, an internally solicited project under the direct supervision of the president. He is promoting activities to build an ecosystem that will transform the future of Japan while leveraging the resources of a securities company. Major achievements include: "KOSEN Intercollege Challenge" (2021), a human resource development program for next-generation innovators; a new donation-type crowdfunding scheme linked with Furusato tax payment (2022); "NEO KYOTO NFT ARTs" (2022), which considers urban development utilizing Web3.0 and art, and the launch of "Proof of Japan Corporation" (2023) to support Japanese cultural and performing arts using web3.
12:40PM - 12:55PM