Takaaki Sato

Excecutive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, NTT Docomo Inc.

Mr. Takaaki Sato has been leading the R&D Innovation Division since June 2023. He is responsible for the entire R&D activities of NTT Docomo, including radio, mobile core, terminals, and services, and for the creation of a vision of future mobile systems an services.

Prior to the current assignment, he was Senir Vice President of Hokuriku Reginal Office from June 2020, where he was responsible for business management in the Hokuriku area for 3 years.

Mr. Sato started his career at NTT in April 1990, where he was involved in the initial development and deployment of mobile communications network systems. He has continued his responsibility for network development and deployment also after moved to NTT DOCOMO upon its establishment in July 1992, focusing on international standardization of radio network control systems and protocols for mobile communications, practical application development of radio control equipment for mobile communications, and DOCOMO R&D strategy for LTE and 5G.

Mr. Sato graduated from Kyoto University with a Master of Engineering in 1990 and completed the MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011.