Director, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Currently, Director, MIT Media Lab. Member of the Board: New York Times Co.; Sony Corporation; MacArthur Foundation; Knight Foundation; Creative Commons; a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation. Co-Founder and Board Member, Digital Garage, an Internet company in Japan. 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).