Group Manager, PC, Mobile & Client Solution, IDC Japan
Ko Shikita is the Group Manager of IDC Japan PC, Mobile & Client Solution research team.
In his role as the Group Manager, he covers both quantitative and qualitative analysis and mega trends of smart connected devices, i.e. personal computing, mobile phone, tablet and virtual client computing market in Japan to deliver strategic and vertical insight to IDC’s clients with IDC services from consumer through home to enterprise markets.
Prior to joining IDC Japan, Mr. Shikita had worked for Sony group for more than 25 years, where he engaged in various business domains including product planning of hardware / network services / client applications, and marketing, new business development, business strategy and alliance promotion with some big businesses and IT ventures.
Mr. Shikita was engaged in electronic money service for 4 years at Sony's affiliated company where he spearheaded some new business launches dealing with network services. He also took responsibilities for business strategy, customer marketing, public relations, advertising, intellectual property, etc. With his wide range of job experience, he has bird’s-eye view to address mobility as a whole in multi-device era.
Mr. Shikita received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Waseda University, Japan.Team: Client Computing, Japan Mobile and Client Computing Team, Mobile and Wireless, Worldwide Quarterly Tracker Team,