Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit

Tokyo Financial information & Technology Summit (TFITS) is a leading event in Japan which attracts over 350 high level delegates working in trading technology, infrastructure, market data, reference data from key financial institutions


Financial Information & Technology



Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit

Welcome to Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit, the only event in Japan dedicated to IT, data, and operations executives from financial institutions.
Japan's financial market is undergoing rapid change, led by pressures to reduce costs and improve speed, the emergence of new technologies, and changing regulatory requirements. It is of vital importance for IT and data practitioners to stay abreast of the latest tools and technological innovation to optimize their business operations across front, middle and back offices, while stay compliant to the evolving global and local regulatory environment.


Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit, now in its 7th edition, will help you benchmark your current strategies with industry peers, gain new insights and learn success stories through case studies conducted by thought leaders in the data and technology space.


Join us at this one-day conference packed with practical insights on:

  • Formulate the optimal data strategies as Japanese institutions are going global
  • How to adopt a data governance framework that would create business value and achieve cost efficiency
  • Adapt your data strategies to global regulations such as MiFID II and FRTB
  • Moving from a closed, in house approach to an open, innovative post-trade operating model
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence in data extraction and providing predictive insights on trading
  • Cutting-edge technology disruptors available to automate processes and add value to customers
  • How the introduction of API would revolutionize the risk, trading and investment functions
  • Case studies on making the best ue of the unstructured and alternative data 
Makoto Shibata

Principal Analyst & Head of Global Innovation Team

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Mr. Shibata is leading the bank's R&D initiatives in emerging technology and planning of online/ mobile financial services. Being in the eBusiness area since 1998, he has been involved in a wide range of projects in new channels for both retail and wholesale customers. His previous career in banking includes Corporate Planning, Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Retail Customer Services. He participated as a judge in various innovation events, including EFMA-Accenture Innovation Awards and Future Ideas Worldwide Academic Competition. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and a Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.

Liam Griffith

Chief Information Officer

Standard Chartered Bank Japan

Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services


Takashi Hiratsuka

Trading Group, Group Leader Asset Management Division

Resona Bank Ltd

Eiichi Kashiwagi


Jibun Bank Corporation

David deGraw

Head of Algorithmic Trading

Daiwa Securities Co Ltd

Yoshiyuki Hoshino

President & General Manager

Broadridge Japan

James Marsden

Managing Director, APAC Business Development & Strategy

Broadridge Japan

Chin-Jen Chang

Head of the Global Data Management & Solutions Division

Nikko Asset Management Co Ltd

CJ (Chin-Jen) joined Nikko Asset Management in 2011 as Head of the Performance Data Management Department, and has since built the team into a truly global function, now known as the Global Data Management & Solutions Division.  This acts as the core to acquiring and processing all fund related data for the Firm worldwide.

The Global Data Management & Solutions Division leads implementation of several data driven initiatives, working with the key business functions, to utilize data as an integral part of the business. To this end, CJ constantly collaborates across the IT function globally to support a data warehouse and data driven applications, particularly for product development and marketing.

Prior to Nikko Asset Management, CJ occupied front, middle, and back office technology solutions roles with Merrill Lynch Asset Management and Barclays Global Investors.

Ewan Scott

Head of Sales, EMEA & APAC

RIMES Technologies

Ewan joined RIMES in 2018 as Head of Sales for EMEA & APAC, bringing over 15 years of financial software sales experience to his position at RIMES. Prior to joining RIMES, Ewan spent 8 years at IHS Markit; three of which were spent as the company’s Head of Sales EMEA for its Enterprise Data Management offering. During his career, Ewan has gained a wealth of experience in helping global financial sector companies address their data management challenges.

Ken Takamiya

Managing Director, Bank Analyst, Head of Asia-Pacific Banks & Other Financials Research, Equity Research Department

Nomura Securities Co Ltd

Ken Takamiya joined Nomura Securities in August 2009. He started his working career at the Bank of Tokyo (“BOT”, currently Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ) in1992, after graduating from Keio University (Bachelor in Law). At the bank, he worked in Yokohama, Madrid (Spain), and Tokyo, and also studied at the University of Salamanca and University of Barcelona in 1995. He mainly dedicated to capital markets business at the bank, such as securities brokerage & trading, derivative structuring & sales. He joined Nomura Asset Management in 2000 as buy-side financial sector analyst, then, worked at Credit Suisse First Boston Securities in Tokyo and Mizuho Securities as sell-side bank analyst. He was ranked No.1 (sector: Japanese banks) by Institutional Investors in 2016 and 2017, and also by Nikkei Veritus in 2016 and 2017. As bank analyst, he tries to distinguish himself with his global insight gained through his working experience in the industry outside Japan and vast knowledge of the industry from both academic and professional point of view. He also earned Master of Arts from the Open University of Japan, with thesis on Japanese banks’ low profitability.

Norifumi Yoshimoto

General Manager, FinTech Business Planning Deptartment

SBI Sumishin Net Bank Ltd

After graduating from Keio University, Norifumi worked at the Yahoo Japan Corporation and Nomura Research Institute Co Ltd respectively. In February, he joined the Sumishin SBI Net Bank, Ltd and was responsible planning for start-up business. Later in August during that year, he took office as FinTech Business Planning Manager. In March 2016, Norifumi was responsible for the planning of various API related business, including the opening of reference API for the first time in Japan.

Furthermore, Norifumi is currently additionally A member of Japanese Banker Association "Open API Investigating Committee", FISC "FinTech Experts Committee", Japan Bank "IT Driven Advanced Finance Workshop".

Tatsuo Ichikawa

Managing Director, Head of Quant Team in Investment Division

Japan Post Bank

Tatsuo is Managing Director and Head of Quant Team in Investment Division at Japan Post Bank since 2016, and he is a member of the ALM Committee. He is responsible for all quantitative analysis including asset allocation, front risk management and investment strategies as well as developing trading systems for the investment division. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank, his career started with Morgan Stanley Japan in 1999 as Interest Rate Strategist after graduating from Graduate School of Waseda University with a Masters Degree in Mathematics.  In 2005, he joined ABN AMRO Securities Japan, which was subsequently integrated into RBS Securities Japan, as head of Japan Research. 

Tatsuo rejoined Morgan Stanley Japan in October 2009 and became head of JGB/swap trading and sales desk.  He was promoted to Managing Director in 2010 and appointed Head of Japan Interest Rate Product Group.  He was named Co-Head of Japan Fixed Income and appointed to a Board member of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings in January 2013. His last role at Morgan Stanley MUFG was Head of Japan Fixed Income Trading.

While working at Japan Post Bank, Tatsuo is teaching fixed income investments and ALM strategy at Tokyo Metropolitan University where he earned PhD in Business Administration.

Yasuo Hamakake

Chief Technology Officer

Mizuho Securities

Yasuo Hamakake is Chief Technology Officer at Mizuho Securities from November 2017. Previously, Yasuo is responsible for the trading venue’s strategy and oversight of its business and operational functions at Chi-X Japan.

Prior to joining Chi-X in 2009, he served as Head of Information Technology Division at Deutsche Securities to oversee information technology services across Deutsche Bank Japan Group. Before joining Deutsche, he held several positions with NatWest and Morgan Stanley in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.