Hiroyuki Watanabe is the Executive Vice President and Member of the Board for New Business and Sales at NEC Platforms,Ltd.

Watanabe was born in Niigata Prefecture and graduated from Niigata Univ.

He has extensive knowledge and experience across various business categories, from networking infrastructure of carrier to small businesses. Among his notable contributions are his successes in architecture design for an exchange system, which resulted in $1B business in the 1990s. During the 2000’s, Watanabe has initiated an open source community called “Open DayLight” as a member of board with IBM, BROCADE, and CISCO among other for creating and expanding the market of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

His recent research interest includes revolutionalizing legacy Supply chain management, evolution of manufacturing industry using dual-use space defence technologies as a turning key from national security and economic statecraft point of view .