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.
14 February 20212020 was a disruptive one in insurance, and the pandemic forced insurers to reprioritize planned initiatives, with more focus on the digitizatio…
7 February 2021【セレントサーベイ】2021年保険会社CIOの優先事項 セレントは、金融業界における各種の動向調査を定期的に行っています。今回のサーベイでは、保険会社のIT計画における優先事項を調査します。 質問項目は10問で、ご回答は5分程で完了します。ご回答内容は全て統計的に集計したうえで、弊社調査…
6 February 20212020 was an unprecedented year. The turmoil caused by COVID-19 has forced everyone, including the financial industry, to react quickly and radic…
1 February 20212020年は、正に未曽有の1年でした。COVID-19の大流行により、金融業界のみならず全ての人々が様々な事柄に圧倒的なスピード感を持って対応し、あらゆる優先事項を根底から見直しました。 セレントは、グローバルな金融業界においてその不確実性を克服するためのインサイトに注力しました。「トッ…
3 March 2021
JapanEiichiro Yanagawa, Senior Analyst at Celent, will join Kunil Park, Country Head of Japan at Finastra to discuss the future of corporate banking…
Oracle Webinar: Capital Clarity Series - New Directions for Corporate Banking during the Economic Recovery from the Crisis, Part 25 November 2020 14:00 - 15:00 JST (00:00 EST, 05:00 GMT, 06:00 CET)
JapanEiichiro Yanagawa will be speaking on "LIBOR Transition in Japan: A Trigger for Re-thinking IT Platforms for Financial Services Institution." O…
Oracle Webinar: Capital Clarity Series - New Directions for Corporate Banking during the Economic Recovery from the Crisis21 October 2020 14:00 - 15:00 JST (01:00 EDT, 06:00 BST, 07:00 CEST)
JapanEiichiro Yanagawa will be speaking on "Adapting to the New Normal: Corporate Banks in Response," and discussing the session "Sharing Best Practi…
22 October 2019
Singapore, SingaporeEiichiro Yanagawa will be a Keynote at this year’s ABF Digital & Open Banking Conference 2019 on October 22. The ABF Digital & Open Banking Conf…
2 December 2020
The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a series of benchmark interest rates and has been called the “world’s most important number”. It is…
5 October 2020The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has appointed four external board members to a committee to investigate last week's trading outage as its system…
12 August 2020It is fair to say that financial institutions have, with technology, largely succeeded with stopgap measures in the initial drive to adapt to th…
16 June 2020In the transitional period from the unprecedented emergency to the new normal, the Japanese and APAC financial institutions have stepped up thei…