Norihisa Wada

Norihisa Wada

Executive Adviser
Kayac Inc.

Norihisa Wada

Norihisa Wada is a business creator at the cross-section of where centuries-old industry and innovation meet.

His business career started as early member of Advanced Media, Inc. (company in the voice recognition industry which successfully went public in Japanese Mothers stock exchange market in year 2005) where he served as a Senior Manager of Entertainment Games & Education / Mobile Business Department and also as a Secretary for Business Strategy Management Department. During his years at Advanced Media, Inc. he worked closely with Carnegie Mellon University to develop and market the state of the art artificial intelligence driven voice recognition technology to video games industry.

He was also a Senior Vice President of IE Institute, a company well known for its unprecedented number of hit titles for nintendoDS & Wii setting the global trend of nintedoDS Study and Wii Fitness where he attended many international conferences as a guest speaker representing Japan in “Serious Games”, “Games for Health” and “Gamification”.

He is now an Executive Adviser of Japan-based Kayac, Inc. (online games and game fan networking platform provider listed in Japan Mothers stock exchange market) which recently acquired Japan’s prominent eSports company Wellplayed Co., Ltd. and a Business-Academia Advisor for Kyoto University with a passion for the behavior design.

His curiosity and scope of business extends to sports licensing, fan engagement design and SportsTech investment. With his vast network and connections, he hopes to support many sports, health + innovation projects globally.