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.
June 28 2018The open API will be a powerful trigger for the value chain revolution sure to take place in the Japanese banking and financial services industry…
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…
17 - 18 September 2018
Singaporepresented 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, SingaporeEiichiro 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 KongEiichiro 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, SingaporeEiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote on at this year’s ABF Priority Banking & Wealth Management Conference 2018 on December 4. After the successfu…