Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.
Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.
Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade Asia, Asia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.
Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.
Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.
Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.
19 June 2019Celent surveyed a thousand Japanese consumers to take stock of digital consumer trends in Japan and to shed light on innovation-related opportun…
30 May 2019Part 2 in this series on payment infrastructure examines developments in the nation’s wholesale payment infrastructure through the lens of the B…
14 May 2019The first in a series on payment infrastructure, this report examines developments in the retail payments infrastructure related to the extended…
7 May 2019Nominations close on Friday, 17 May 2019, and the awards will be given out on 26-27 June 2019 at the 7th Asia Motor Insurance and Claims Manage…
2 July 2019
The Peninsula Hotel, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006, JapanEiichiro Yanagawa will be speaking on "Dawn of a New Era in Japanese Financial Markets Technology - Strategic Choices for 2020." SimCorp brings…
4 July 2019
Tokyo, JapanJoin Celent's Eiichiro Yanagawa at the Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit, an event in Japan dedicated to IT, data, and operations…
28 August 2019
Hong Kong, ChinaEiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote at this year’s ABF Digital Payments Summit 2019 on August 28. Asian Banking & Finance Magazine brings toget…
Celent Roundtable | Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies in Capital Markets: Strategic Technology Choices in 2019 (Invitation-only)14 March 2019
MMC Conference Room Morning star, Tokyo Midtown Tower 16F, JapanOverview This exclusive, invitation-only event will allow senior leaders of leading financial firms to discuss the latest trends, developments,…
19 November 2018Security measures and user protectionFrom a systems perspective, open APIs mean that a new communications path is being established to link the…