Kazuhiro Gomi is the President and CEO of NTT Research, Inc. which is the global R&D arm of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The organization conducts basic research in Physics & Informatics (quantum theory and its application to information processing), next-generation cryptography & information security, and medical & health informatics. Before this position, he was a member of the Board of Directors for NTT Communications Corporation and led NTT America as its President and CEO for more than 9 years from New York City. Mr. Gomi has been an NTT employee for more than 30 years, engaged in R&D projects related to Human-Machine Interactions, business development activities in Malaysia and the U.S., and Global Internet business operations. In September of 2009, Mr. Gomi was first named to the Global Telecoms Business Power100, a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry. Mr. Gomi received a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Keio University in Tokyo. He now lives in the Bay Area, California, with his wife Lynda.