Dr. Katsuhiko Kawazoe

Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development Planning, NTT Corporation

Katsuhiko Kawazoe is executive vice president and the head of research and development planning of NTT. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He also received his Ph. D. in information engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto in 2009. Since joining NTT in 1987, he has mainly been engaged in R&D of radio and satellite communication systems, the personal handy-phone system (PHS) and broadcast-broadband convergence services. He became the head of NTT Service Evolution Laboratories in 2014, and head of NTT Service Innovation Laboratory Group in 2016. He assumed his present position in June 2018. He had served as President of ITE from 2018 to 2019.