Dr Ryo Imura, President & CEO
Hitachi Ltd, Mu Solutions VC, Japan
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Ryo Imura was born in Mie prefecture on Aug 19th, 1951. He graduated the Master course of the University of Nagoya in 1977 and received his Ph.D in Material Science from the University of Nagoya in 1988. He was employed by the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. from 1977 to 2000, where he was active in the research of Information Data Storage for Magnetic bubble memories, Optical data storage (Digital Versatile Disc) and Magnetic recording (Hard Disc Drive). He was a chairman of DVD-Forum Rewritable media Working Group, achieving DVD rewritable (DVD-RAM) technology to be the international standard.
He was a President & CEO of Mu-solutions in-house venture company in Hitachi Ltd. established from July 1st, 2001 to promote the Mu-chip RFID system solution business, and at present he is an Chief Executive Managing Director of Mu-Solutions Division in Information & Telecommunication Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
He is a member of Academic Society of Applied Physics and Applied Magnetic Society in Japan.