Hironobu Murata
President, Firm Alpha Co.,Ltd. Managing Director & Secretary General, Future Center Alliance Japan (FCAJ) Facilitator, Japan Management Association (JMA) Innovation Program Instructor, liberal arts regarding Japanese culture and philosophy at Waseda University
He has background in Industrial Engineering at Waseda University and has been working in the field of management consulting at SAP and managing a government-sponsored projects at a strategic consulting firm for 10 years. He set up the innovation consulting firm in 2009 and has been engaging in producing new projects for companies and managing the innovation workshop for business persons & university students. He is also responsible for planning and operating FCAJ, platform organization formed by about 70 institutions such as business, government, academic and NPO. Those institutions are researching, designing and practicing “place(ba)-driven” activities for new businesses, open innovation and societal innovation. FCAJ view environments such as future centers, innovation centers and living labs as an interlinked place: innovation accelerating environments.