- Director, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Currently, Director, MIT Media Lab. Member of the Board: New York Times Co.; MacArthur Foundation; Knight Foundation; Creative Commons; a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. Co-Founder and Board Member, Digital Garage, an Internet company in Japan. Member, IT Strategic Headquarters of the Japanese Cabinet. Has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. Recipient, honours and awards, including: named one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web, Businessweek (2008); named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy Magazine (2011); Lifetime Achievement Award, Oxford Internet Institute, in recognition of role as one of the world's leading advocates of Internet freedom (2011); named one of the 100 most influential people for the future of Japan, Nikkei Business (2011 and 2012).