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Yoichi Tao

Visiting professor, Kogakuin University / Senior Advisor, SECOM Co., Ltd. : Japan

Social System Design

Born in 1941 in Yokohama.
He earned a master’s degree in physics (high energy accelerator physics) from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science in 1967.

In 1979, he established private-sector think tank Laboratory for Innovators of Quality of Life and became its president and CEO. He is also the exhibit/interior systems producer of the Yokohama Science Center and the RAM editor-in-chief for a computer magazine. In 1985, he established Videotex Center, a joint venture with SECOM, and became its representative director. Since April 1991, he was also the Information Strategy Department director of SECOM. From 1995 to 2005, he served on the board of directors for the same company, and in the meantime, he was also the president of Tokyo Internet KK, the president and CEO of SECOM Information Systems Co., Ltd., Entrust Japan Co., Ltd., SECOM Trust Net Co., Ltd., and the managing CIO/CISO of SECOM Co., Ltd.

He is also the director of Japan PKI Forum, the deputy secretary-general of the Millennium Project/GPKL Systems Exploratory and Management Committee, a member of the Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the chairman of the Partnership/Adjustment Department of JESAP (Japan Electronic Signature and Authentication Partnership), a member of the Office of IT Security Policy, a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society, and he is on the Information Security Policy Council, the Expert Panel on Technological Strategy, and the Electronic Government Evaluation Committee.

Publications / Translations:
  • “Sekai no Kagakukan wa Ima (update on the world’s science museums)” (Shinkigensha)
  • “Videotex e no Shotai (invitation to Videotex)” (Shinkigensha)
  • “Suchi Keisanho Gairon (discussion on numeric calculation method)” (Saiensu-sha)
  • “π no Rekishi (history of the π)” (Chikuma Bungei Bunko)

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