Takatoshi Okagawa

Vice President, General Manager of R&D Strategy Department, NTT DOCOMO

Takatoshi Okagawa

Speaker Bio

Mr. Takatoshi Okagawa has been in charge of the R&D Strategy Department since July 2020. He has responsibility over the R&D strategies of NTT DOCOMO, including Radio Access Network, Mobile Core Network, terminals, Mobile Edge Computing as well as new service creation.

Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH based in Munich from 2017, where he was in charge of creating new technical solutions for the future core network and reflecting them into standardization bodies such as 3GPP and ETSI NFV.

Mr. Okagawa started his career at NTT DOCOMO in 1994, where he was involved in the development and deployment of the core network. He supported and led several organizations responsible for network architecture, and system engineering, where he holds several patents in the fields of packet routing and mobile core networks. Throughout his career, he has covered various areas including network management, subscriber data management, location services, and standardization of the core network. He has assumed the role of Vice President of NTT DOCOMO in 2020.

Mr. Okagawa received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 and master’s degree in 1994 in the field of Science and Engineer from the Kanazawa University.