Takahiko Nomura

Executive Research Fellow
Doctor (Engineering)

■Research Area
Information Processing (CSCW, Groupware, Social Network) Business Administration (Knowledge Management, Community of Practice, Innovation Management)

Doctor of Engineering from Keio University,CEO, Slow Innovation Inc.
Professor, Innovation Management, Toranomon Graduate School, Kanazawa Institute of Technology.

Professor Takahiko Nomura received his Master’s and Doctor’s Degrees in Open and Environmental Sciences from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University. After joining Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., he conducted research on CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) at the Corporate Research Institute, and worked in the Corporate Strategy Department to create a vision for the company’s business transformation from “Document” to “Knowledge”. At GLOCOM, he has been conducting research on how corporations and NPOs can create social innovation through their cooperative relationship. In June 2012, to test this research hypothesis, he launched Future Sessions, Inc. as a platform to drive social innovation across corporations, government, and NPOs. In 2019, he launched another company, named Slow Innovation, to transform Japanese society from ‘fast paradigm’ into ‘slow paradigm’.

From 2006 to 2008, he was a Specially Appointed Associate Professor of SIMOT (Institutional Technology Management) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and since April 2013, he has been a Professor at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Toranomon Graduate School. He is the co-author of “Sarasara no soshiki” (The Sarasara Organization) (co-authoring, published from Diamond Inc.), “There’s No Job as Delicious as Working Behind the Scenes,” “Let’s Create a Future Center,” and “Innovation Facilitator” (all published by President Inc.). He has also translated and supervised “Community of Practice” (Shoei-sha), “Game Storming” and “Connect” (both O’Reilly Japan), “Scenario Planning,” “Innovation Toolkit for Commercializing Ideas,” and “What Should We Talk About When We Can’t See the Future? (both published by Eiji Press Inc.).

Educational Backbround

Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed Doctoral program, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University


1992 Joined Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. and was assigned to the Systems Technology Laboratory, Research Institute
2000 Participated in the launch of KDI (Knowledge Dynamics Initiative)
2003 Senior manager of KDI
2012 Retired from Fuji Xerox Co.
2012 CEO, Future Sessions Inc.
2013 Professor, Toranomon Graduate School, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (to present)
2019 CEO, Slow Innovation Inc. (to present)

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