Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit

Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit in its 13th edition is the only annual gathering of technology, data, trading, and operations experts working in Japanese banks and buy-side firms.




Senior end-user professionals



Leading international and local financial institutions from Japan



Experts from investment banks, asset managers and regulators

Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit in its 12th edition is the only annual gathering of technology, data, trading and operations experts working in Japanese banks and buy-side firms. The one-day agenda will dive into the latest innovation and best strategies in topics such as AI, trading operations, AML/KYC and tech infrastructures.

Shinji Kawamura

Former Head of Japan FCC

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Spent 22 years in US bank worked in corporate and retail banking. In 2001, moved to Compliance which the 9.11 happened and coincidently took step into AML/CTF world. Moved to HSBC to establish AML team in there. AML stands for All My Life to me.

Yuya Morooka

Senior Investment Officer, Equity Group, Investment Dept.

Nomura Asset Management

Yuya is a Senior Investment Officer/Head of Investment, Quantitative Active Equity at Nomura Asset Management(NAM). Currently he is heading the quantitative equity investment of NAM. As a quantitative portfolio manager, he has wide range of experience from financial theory driven factor investment to the utilization of AI and alternative data.

He is a CFA® charterholder.

Kazunari Ohashi

Representative Director

CLSA Securities Japan Co. Ltd.

Mr. Ohashi is a graduate of Tokyo University, later studied at Harvard Law School, and is an attorney at law from the New York State Bar. He started his career with the Bank of Japan where he was based in the Financial System Department. Following that he did a secondment as a Senior Economist at the IMF, before returning to the Bank of Japan as a Director of the Bank Supervision Department. He has subsequently held senior level positions within 3 other financial institutions before joining CLSA, Japan in 2018 as the Head of Compliance.

His publications include "Japan’s Distressed-Debt Market” (May 2004, IMF Working Paper), "A Case for Reforming the JGB Market” (July 1998, Bank of Japan Working Paper), "Experiences of Three Eastern European Countries During the Russian Crisis – An Analysis of “Contagion’” ( March 1999, Bank of Japan Working Paper)”.

Yutaka Sakurai


AI Finance Application Research Institute

Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc.  in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.

Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior analyst, financial services


Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.

Sim Yew Ng

Head of wealth and investment solutions and portfolio manager

Azimut Investment Management Singapore

Sim Yew Ng is the Head of Wealth and Investment Solutions and Portfolio Manager of Azimut Investment Management Singapore. He leads the wealth, investment solutions and business development functions. In his portfolio management role, he manages the Global Diversified Fund and discretionary/ advisory portfolios and insurance mandates for clients.

Conference topics include:

  • Construct a resilient technology infrastructure
  • Leverage the power of AI to optimise data delivery
  • Facilitate trading operations for efficient reporting
  • Trends and innovative strategies in AML/KYC 
  • Cyber security and regulations
  • Identify opportunities with standardised and reliable ESG data

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