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.
April 02 2018This report explores the innovative and promising software engineering concept of microservices and the revolutionary architecture that is being…
March 20 2018IT spending globally will increase by 4.2% annually, mostly driven by new investment spending. This report analyzes the IT spending patterns of b…
January 28 2018The derivatives market in Japan has continued to expand dramatically in both listed derivatives and securities OTC derivatives. Osaka Exchange, I…
September 29 2017It is imperative that banks perceive digital as an opportunity to undertake change, rethink their business and IT architecture, and embark on emb…
31 May 2018
Bangkok, ThailandEiichiro Yanagawa will be an esteemed speaker on at this year’s Retail Banking Forum - Bangkok Leg on May 31. Asian Banking and Finance is proud…
5 July 2018
Tokyo, JapanEiichiro Yanagawa will be a moderating two panels at this year’s Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit on July 5. Tokyo Financial Infor…