Group Director, IT Services / Communications / User Survey, IDC Japan
Japan Services Team
Yukiharu Yorifuji is Group Director for IDC's Japan IT Services, Communications and User Survey Research group. In this role, Yorifuji oversees the management of four IDC Japan continuous intelligence services (CISs) including Japan Services (and its subsets - Japan IT Services Opportunities and Contenders and Japan Outsourcing), Japan Technologies and Services Evolution.
Yorifuji's primary responsibility includes the analysis of market trends and dynamics, vendor competitive landscape, and user demand of the Japan IT services industry. In addition, he is also the lead analysts of various custom research projects including in-depth competitive analysis, market readiness for new services, comparison of IT investment posture between Japan and US.
He has over 18 years experience in the IT industry in various roles including sales, marketing, and market analyst.Prior to joining IDC Japan, Yorifuji worked for a local consulting firm responsible for strategic projects including new business planning, corporate governance, and financial strategy for large companies. He also worked for Fujitsu where he was involved in international sales, marketing, and brand management.
He holds a BA from Department of Social Science and MBA from International Corporate Strategy, from Hitotsubashi University, Japan.