EVP Carrier Network Business Unit, NEC

Botaro Hirosaki

Dr. Hirosaki joined NEC Corporation in 1970 and was initially involved in the research and development of high-speed data transmission systems and digital signal processing. After he moved to a business unit of NEC in 1992, his responsibilities were covering new networking product development, business strategy planning, optical system business management, and intellectual asset operations management. From 2006 to 2008, he was an executive vice president in charge of telecommunications carrier business for all of NEC. Then, from 2008 to 2010, he managed the R&D; and Intellectual Asset Unit of NEC as a senior executive vice president.

Dr. Hirosaki received his BSc degree from the University of Tokyo and his MSE degree from Princeton University in 1970 and 1978, respectively. In 1986 he received his PhD degree from the University of Tokyo for his pioneering work on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. In addition to his work in top management at NEC, he has also been actively involved in government committees and those of various industry organizations.

Dr. Hirosaki has been an IEEE fellow since 1996 and a fellow of Japan’s Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) since 2002.

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