Shigeo Kagami
Guest speaker

Shigeo Kagami

The president of KADOKAWA Connected which was established as a strategic subsidiary of KADOKAWA. An associate professor at The Professional University of Information and Management for Innovation (“iU”) .
He joined Dwango as general manager of ICT Service Headquarters in January 2017 after working as Manager of Mobility & Cloud Technology Department at Microsoft Corporation, and General Manager of Professional Service Headquarters at Amazon Web Service Japan.
Then, he joined as the group CIO of KADOKAWA in June 2018. He is in charge of IT strategy for the entire group including KADOKAWA and Dwango. He has been in his current position since April 2019.
He is involved in infrastructure development of services operated by the KADOKAWA group, ICT consulting, support of work style reform, and also provides digital transformation (DX) advisory services that make use of his achievements.
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Thursday, 18 November, 2021 / 11:35 AM - 12:05 PM JST
(Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 / 09:35 PM - 10:05 PM EST)
CIO Story: Japanese-Style DX, Combining Analog-Thinking and Digital-Thinking

Digital transformation is business transformation. However, business transformation is not always a welcome change for every member of an organization. To carry out the transformation, leaders must bring together analog-thinking and digital-thinking. Analog-thinking is a way of utilizing traditional human strengths, such as wisdom and originality, while digital-thinking is a way of bringing about change by emphasizing the use of digital technology, logic and a systematic perspective. To manage the intersection of these two different ways of thinking, a CEO must execute an IT strategy hewing to the company's business principles. How this junction of analog-thinking and digital-thinking is managed is what makes or breaks Japanese-style DX. In this session I'd like to convey, as much as possible, my insights from four years of conducting digital transformation at the KADOKAWA Group, based on my earlier experiences at Microsoft and AWS.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™