Mochio Umeda's visionary insights combined with
his firsthand knowledge and experience in Silicon Valley are highly
regarded among CEOs of large Japanese IT companies. As an opinion
leader in the industry, he plays a key role in introducing the "Silicon
Valley high growth mechanism" into the management thinking
of those companies in Japan.
Mochio is a co-founder of the Pacifica Fund and
the founder and president of MUSE Associates, a strategy and business
consulting firm to the Japanese IT industry established in Palo
Alto, California, in 1997. Before starting MUSE, he was one of the
founding directors of Arthur D. Little's Silicon Valley office.
Mochio is also a leading commentator on IT industry in the Japanese
press, with countless published articles in Japan's primary business
publications, including Chuo Koron, Nikkei Business, Nikkei Personal
Computing and Foresight. He is the author of the book "How
Silicon Valley Changed Me" (Shincho-sha, 2001) and a contributing
author of, "A Strategic Planning Roadmap" (Diamond Business
Press, 1991) and "The Computer Industry's High Return Revolution"
(Diamond Business Press, 1993).
Mochio holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
from Keio University and a Master of Information Science from the
University of Tokyo.