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Ko Shikita

Research Manager, Communications, IDC Japan

Ko Shikita is a Research Manager of IDC Japan Communications Group.

In his role as the Research Manager, he covers both quantitative and qualitative analysis and mega trends of IoT in Japan to deliver strategic and vertical insight to IDC’s clients with IDC services from consumer to enterprise markets. His research includes market sizing, forecasting, and comprehensive analysis of various players. His major focuses of interest are hardware aspects of IoT field, leveraging his previous career as an analyst of client computing devices at IDC Japan.

Prior to joining IDC Japan, Ko 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.

Ko 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 burgeoning IoT field as a whole.

Ko received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Waseda University, Japan.

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