Shinichi Akayama

Partner

Leader, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) Practice, Japan

Education

University of Tokyo
Master in Aerospace Engineering
University of Tokyo
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering

Past Experience

NTT Docomo
Business development / Strategy

Shinichi is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Tokyo and heads our TIME (Telecom, Information-Technology, Media, Electronics) Practice in our Japan office. He is also a core member of our Global Big Data Competence Center.
 
His main area of consulting work is in designing business strategy, new-business entry strategy and technology strategy in the manufacturing, IT and telecom industries.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Shinichi worked for a major Japanese mobile communications company, where he was involved in planning and rolling out various types of services for wireless internet, as well as network-related services. He has multiple experiences setting up new services through collaborations with Silicon Valley start-ups, major financial institutions, and other key players.

Recent Publications

The Company of Tomorrow
The COVID-19 crisis hit the world as this edition of Prism was in preparation. Needless to say, the outlook for business, at least in the short term, has changed radically in just a few weeks. Nevertheless, it’s becoming increasingly clear that one effect of the crisis has been acceleration of trends that were already there, such as virtualization of the workplace, further penetration of digital technologies (for example, AI and the IoT), and “asset-light” business models that make businesses more responsive and resilient to rapid shocks.
The Business Benefits of 4G LTE
As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) continues to develop, the business world is applying it ever more broadly – and across increasingly diverse applications. Critical to this is the development of mobile communications technology.

Shinichi is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Tokyo and heads our TIME (Telecom, Information-Technology, Media, Electronics) Practice in our Japan office. He is also a core member of our Global Big Data Competence Center.
 
His main area of consulting work is in designing business strategy, new-business entry strategy and technology strategy in the manufacturing, IT and telecom industries.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Shinichi worked for a major Japanese mobile communications company, where he was involved in planning and rolling out various types of services for wireless internet, as well as network-related services. He has multiple experiences setting up new services through collaborations with Silicon Valley start-ups, major financial institutions, and other key players.

Recent Publications

The Company of Tomorrow
The COVID-19 crisis hit the world as this edition of Prism was in preparation. Needless to say, the outlook for business, at least in the short term, has changed radically in just a few weeks. Nevertheless, it’s becoming increasingly clear that one effect of the crisis has been acceleration of trends that were already there, such as virtualization of the workplace, further penetration of digital technologies (for example, AI and the IoT), and “asset-light” business models that make businesses more responsive and resilient to rapid shocks.
The Business Benefits of 4G LTE
As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) continues to develop, the business world is applying it ever more broadly – and across increasingly diverse applications. Critical to this is the development of mobile communications technology.

More About Shinichi
  • University of Tokyo
    Master in Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Tokyo
    Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering
  • NTT Docomo
    Business development / Strategy