Joichi Ito's CV

@ Joichi Ito is the founder and CEO of Neoteny (, an IT investment and operating company. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. In 1997 Time Magazine ranked him as a member of the CyberElite. In 2000 he was ranked among the "50 Stars of Asia" by Business Week and commended by the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications for supporting the advancement of IT. In 2001 the World Economic Forum chose him as one of the 100 "Global Leaders of Tomorrow" for 2002.
1970- Moved to U.S. with parents and educated mostly in the U.S.
1981-82 Nishimachi International School - Jr. High School (Japan)
1982-84 American School in Japan - High School (Japan)
1984-85 Tufts University (USA)
1986-87 University of Chicago (USA)
1990-91 Associate to the Executive Producer of "Indian Runner" a motion picture (USA)
1994 Established Eccosys, Ltd. (Japan)
1995 Established Digital Garage, Inc. (Japan)

President of PSINet K.K. (Japan)
1996 Jury of Interactive Media Festival '95 (USA)

Member of Ministry of Posts and Telecom study group on E-Money(Japan)

International Executive Board Member and Japan Committee Technical Producer of the Internet 1996 World Exposition
1997 Headmaster of "Bithaus" Digital Media School (Japan)

Ranked by Time Magazine as member of Cyber Elite 1997 (USA)
1997.5.1 Merged Digital Garage K.K. and Eccosys Ltd. (Japan)
1997-98 Member of Ministry of Posts and Telecom study groups on "International Policy Strategy", "Network Technology" and "Information Technology New Business Forum" (Japan)
1997-98 National Police Agency gtudy groups, "Network Security Vision" and "Unauthorized Access Countermeasures" (Japan)
1998.4 Established Bithaus Laboratory (Japan)
1998-1999 Computers Freedom & Privacy '99 - Program Committee Member (USA)
1999-2000 National Land Agency Study Group on Tokyo in the Context of Global Culture
1999.6.24 Established Infoseek Japan, K.K. Appointed Director and Chairman
1999.12 Began incubation business @ Neoteny Co., Ltd
2000.1-6 Member of Economic Planning Agency Study Group on The Center of Intellectual Activity in the World
2000.3-6 Member of Ministry of International Trade & Industry Working Group on e-Trade
2000.3-6 Member of Science and Technology Agency Study Group on Information Security Technology
2000.4-11 Ministry of International Trade & Industry Study Group on Private Equity Finance
2000.6 Commendation by Director General of Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications at Telecom Fair 2000/Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications
2000.7-2001.3 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Study Group on e-Quality
2000.12- National Land Agency/Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Study Group on The Context of Global Culture
2001.1- Cabinet Office Study Group on Economic Society in the 21st Century and the IT Revolution
2001.6- National Police Agency Study Group on Malicious Programs
2001.6- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Study Group on Disclosure Requirements for Listing Companies
2001.10| Cabinet Office National Survey on Lifestyle Preferences/Consumer Policy Committee Board Member
2001.12- National Police Agency Committee on General Security Measures
2002.3- Ministry of Justice Study Group on Japan's Position for the UN Electronic Contracting Convention
2002.6.26- Pia Corporation, Board Member

Positions currently held:

Neoteny Co., Ltd - President & CEO
Pia Corporation / Board Member
New Business Conference / Chairman of New Business Forum Committee
Internet Association Japan / Councilor
International Foundation for Information Technology / Councilor
Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) / Secretariat Member, Vice Chairman of IT Governance Committee
Enjin01 - The Cultural Strategy Council / Vice Representative Secretariat Member
Cabinet Office Consumer Policy Committee / Committee Member

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility / Japan Chapter Treasurer