Kazushige Oikawa - President and CEO
The visionary driving K-Plex, Kaz is experienced in bringing new business concepts to reality. At Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., he pioneered the R&D efforts for award-winning software products for document management, distributed-document services and knowledge management. His technology leadership then expanded to encompass major operational and customer delivery responsibilities as General Manager of the Fuji Xerox Engineering Systems Division. And as a Fuji Xerox Executive Fellow for Corporate Strategy, Kaz built research, development and distribution partnerships with technology leaders around the world. The author of several books on object-oriented software development, Kaz also serves as Director of the Intelligent Pad Visual Object Interaction System Architecture Consortium.
Ken Jenkins - CFO
Ken is expert at setting technology start-ups on strong financial footing. Before joining K-Plex, he held General Management positions at Xerox Corp. and General Electric Co., managing start-up organizations in emerging markets for engineering document services, electronic design automation and process automation. While at GE, he played key financial roles in mergers and acquisition of technology companies. He also worked as a financial consultant to start-up operating units and led technology assessment teams for acquisition of business-critical intellectual property.
Yuzuru Tanaka - Business and Technology Adviser
National Hokkaido University, Director of Meme (Knowledge Media Laboratory)
Yuzuru is one of the world's foremost experts in synthetic media systems. A professor of electrical engineering at Japan's Hokkaido University, he was instrumental in developing the IntelligentPad technology on which K-Plex visual programming technology is based. Yuzuru has published and spoken widely on the subject of synthetic dynamic media systems. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo. Recently, IEEE Press published his book Meme Media and Meme Market Architectures. It is available at Amazon.com.
Makoto Naruke - Business and Technology Adviser
President of Inspire Corporation
Past President of Microsoft K.K.
Makoto led the explosive growth of Microsoft products in Japan, multiplying revenues nearly twenty times to $169
billion during his nine years as president
of Microsoft K.K. He continues as a special adviser to Microsoft and operates his own business consulting company, Inspire Corporation. Makoto has a strong technology background that helped him guide Microsoft's market share growth from desktop to enterprise-level applications. He also is a trustee of Prop Station (a social welfare corporation) and an officer of Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
Makoto is a graduate of Chuo University School of Business.
Yukio Okamoto - Business Adviser
Principal of Okamoto Associates Inc.
Yukio owns and manages Okamoto Associates Inc., a Tokyo-based consulting firm that advises companies and government-affiliated agencies on security, trade, management, investment and economic outlook. Previously, he served as a top official with Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, managing the bilateral relationship with the United States. An authoritative writer and media commentator, Yukio also has held numerous high-level posts, including Political Counselor of the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. He is one of only three people to ever hold the position of Special Adviser, the highest-ranking advisory position in Japanese government.