Senior Analyst
Tokyo, Japan


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.

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  • 17 - 18 September 2018
    presented by Celent and Asia Insurance Review The Asia Insurance Technology Awards (AITAs) recognize excellence and innovation in the use of tech…
  • 19 - 20 September 2018
    Singapore, Singapore
    Eiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote on at this year’s Fixed Income Leaders Summit APAC 2018 on September 19. A Meeting Place for Buy Side Heads o…
  • 27 November 2018
    Hong Kong
    Eiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote on at this year’s ABF Digital & Open Banking Conference 2018 on November 27. They say the future of banking i…
  • 4 December 2018
    Singapore, Singapore
    Eiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote on at this year’s ABF Priority Banking & Wealth Management Conference 2018 on December 4. After the successfu…