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Together with an outbreak of infections, the number of cyber attacks globally skyrocketed in 2020. Going fully virtual also created many challenges unforeseen by companies before. Forced to manage their operations remotely, businesses were faced with an array of threats that were not on their radar and were difficult to protect from. Even before the covid-19 crisis, cyber security was no longer an issue CEOs could leave for security experts to deal with. The accelerating business shift toward online post covid-19 makes cyber security one of the paramount issues executives need to focus on.

How have the cyber security strategies changed in the business world post-covid? Will the learnings from the crisis help companies become more successful in managing digital risks going forward? What is the role of senior business leaders in fostering the right attitude among employees and business partners so that your organisation is better prepared against the cyber security risk? How could private companies cooperate with the public sector in Japan to enhance the cyber security readiness?

Join us as we discuss the issue with a panel of cyber security experts, Japanese policy maker and a senior business leader.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


8 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and Networking
8:30 AM - 10 AM
Breakfast and Discussion


The Peninsula Tokyo, Grand Ballroom (3F)

1-8-1 Yurakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

If you have any questions please contact ECN NorthAsia

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  • Steve Glynn (Executive at Hakluyt & Company)

    Steve Glynn

    Executive at Hakluyt & Company

    Steve joined Hakluyt in 2018 and works in our cyber practice. Prior to Hakluyt, he was the global chief information security officer of the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group, and he has also held technology and cyber security leadership positions at RBS and ABN AMRO. Steve is a graduate of the University of New South Wales.

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  • Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation)

    Mihoko Matsubara

    Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation

    Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo, being responsible for cybersecurity thought leadership. She worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before her MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on Fulbright. Her most recent experience includes VP and Public Sector Chief Security Officer for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. She is Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu, and Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, London. She published a book on cybersecurity, attackers, defenders, and cyber threat intelligence in Japanese from the Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd. in 2019.

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  • Toshikazu Okuya (Director of Cyber Security Division at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan)

    Toshikazu Okuya

    Director of Cyber Security Division at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

    TOSHIKAZU OKUYA is the Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from July, 2017.
    Mr. Okuya has started his career at METI from 1995. He used to be stationed in the U.S. 2010 through 2013 as a special advisor to METI at JETRO NY. After his return to Tokyo, he drafted the 4th Strategic Energy Plan at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Then, he was in charge of security export control and inward investment control as the director of security export control policy division, and led the amendment of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to improve inward investment control regulation.
    Mr. Okuya has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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  • Satish Thiagarajan (Executive Vice President, Chief Delivery Officer at Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd.)

    Satish Thiagarajan

    Executive Vice President, Chief Delivery Officer at Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd.

    Satish Thiagarajan is Chief Delivery Officer and Executive Vice President of TCS Japan, assuming his current position in November 2019. He acquired a B. Tech Chemical Engineering at NIT Warangal, India in 1989. Following graduation, he went on to earn his CFA and MBA from ICFAI Business School-Hyderabad in 1997, whilst building a career across organizations in IT services, management consulting, and engineering services. In addition to diverse experience leading global IT service projects, he has a proven track record managing large IT application and infrastructure transformation programs, and driving service development initiatives. In 2013, he assumed the role of TCS’ Global Head of Cyber Security. In that role he helped TCS build their cyber security service catalog and go to market strategy, and helped scale the business before accepting the responsibility of Chief Delivery Officer for TCS Japan.

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  • Takuji Okubo (Director, Corporate Network, North Asia of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Takuji Okubo

    Director, Corporate Network, North Asia of The Economist Corporate Network

    Takuji Okubo is the North Asia Director of The Economist Corporate Network, managing the Networks in Japan and in South Korea.

    Prior to joining The Economist Group, Takuji was the Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, serving global fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in Japan and abroad. In his past career, Takuji was a Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and of South Korea, and a senior economist at Merrill Lynch and at Goldman Sachs. Outside his role at ECN, Takuji also serves as a non-executive director at Japan Risk Forum, an association of Chief Risk Officers among Japanese financial institutions.

    Takuji holds B.A in Economics from Tokyo University and while at the university he was a recipient of prestigious INOUE scholarship. He holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. Apart from work, he enjoys motor-cycling, scuba-diving, cooking as well as worrying about the future of the Japanese economy.

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