Shota combines broad cross-sector experience to advise manufacturing companies on growth strategy and governments on policy planning and social design.

About Shota

Shota is a Partner at Arthur D. Little’s Tokyo office. He supports manufacturing companies on growth strategy, including new-business creation, business-model innovation and technology innovation. In addition, he supports government on policy making, social design and project management of national R&D projects.

In recent years, Shota has led consulting projects addressing the following management and policy issues with the aim of creating new industry and social systems: 

Conceptualizing next-generation urban and societal systems with a view toward solving social issues and expanding overseas

  • Shaping new energy, mobility and urban systems for social changes
  • Accelerating the export of infrastructure business

Conceptualizing business-model innovation for the “Industry 4.0” era 

  • Redefining the business model and ecosystem for operators 
  • Designing new business models for manufacturing companies 

Conceptualizing innovation ecosystems to strengthen international competitiveness 

  • Introducing new open innovation for private sector companies 
  • Designing innovation ecosystems and government project schemes for Japan
Education
Kyoto University
Master’s program in material science