research laboratories for advanced information science and technology

WIT Corporation

About WIT Corporation:


Wit Corporation is a leading research laboratory in deploying of advanced information science and technology in high-technology and key industries, which has been founded in 2003 by Waseda Univ. and the management team, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

The mission of Wit Corporation is to turn innovative technologies into successful businesses. Wit is focused on creating original businesses based on advanced technologies that have significant potential for sustainable growth.

 office:  Headquarters, WIT Corporation
 Waseda Univ Incubation Center, 1-22-3, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku,
 Tokyo, 169-0051, Japan
 founded:  2003
 description:  business development and research
 shareholder:  management team, individual, and Waseda Univ.
 map:  Waseda Univ. Campus map

management team:

Founder and CEO:
Kenny (Koichi) Kato
Kenny Kato

Executive, Entrepreneur and Investor - Business development, Life Science, Finance, Consumer, and Technology.

Kenny has business development and marketing backgrounds. From 1990 to 2001, Kenny worked at Microsoft, was responsible for Windows products, marketing, and partner/channel business for Japanese market place. Prior to Microsoft, Kenny worked as a strategic business planner at NEC in both Japan and US. Before founding Wit Corp. in 2003, Kenny co-founded MediaSelect Inc., a Tokyo, Japan IT publishing and consulting firm that focuses on IT, management and businesses.

Kenny is also responsible of Research. In this position he directs the  operations of Wit Research, with approximately 10 researchers.

Kenny received an Master of Science degree from Waseda Univ.

Kenny is currently also:
- Board member of Trade Science Corporation
- Managing Director of Executive Readers Forum*
- Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of Information Technology and Management, Waseda Univ.

Board Director:
Prof. Yoichi Muraoka, Ph.D.
Prof. Yoichi Muraoka, Ph.D.
Vice President of Waseda Univ., in charge of general planning, research promotion and information system
Professor of School of Science and Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Illinois
1965 - B.E. School of Science and Engineering
1971 - Ph.D. in Computer Science, Graduate School of University of Illinois
1971 - NTT (Nippon Telegram and Telephone Corporation)
1985 - Professor of School of Science and Engineering
Field of specialization: information processing and computer science

Board Director:
Daiya Hashimoto

President and CEO of DataSection Inc.  

Board Director:
Tetsuhide Akaishi

Tetsuhide spent 9 years (1990-1999) at Microsoft Japan, most recently as Sr. Director of Systems R&D for Server products teams.

Tetsuhide is responsible for Technology Group, which encompasses all aspects of Witís system software and solutions businesses.

*Executive Readers Forum is one of the biggest exclusive community for CEO and COO of F1000 type companies in Japan