May 10 2005
Title: "The Past, Present and Future of Google"
President - Google Japan Inc.
Murakami joined Google Japan Inc. in April 2003 as President. He has
all the responsibilities for Google's business in Japan, including
search engine service, Google Sponsored Link service, and Tokyo R&D
Before joining Google, Murakami was President at Docent Japan. He
established the Japanese subsidiary in November 2001. He built the
solid foundation of leadership position of Docent in Japan eLearning
industry through many partnerships including Accenture, NEC, and Works
Applications while he also put his effort to win lots of customers.
Between August 1997 to May 1999, Murakami was President & CEO of
Northern Telecom Japan. After he successfully merged and integrated
the company to Bay Networks Japan whose parent company had been
acquired by Northern Telecom, he was continuously positioned as
President & CEO of Nortel Networks Japan through July 2001. With the
transformation of the business from circuit switch centric to IP
oriented Murakami increased the revenue and profit to the historically
highest in 2000.
Murakami started his career as a system engineer for mini-computer
system at Hitachi Electronics K.K. in 1970. Before Northern Telecom,
he also played various management roles such as CEO Japan & VP
Corporate at Informix and Board Director for Marketing at Digital
Equipment Corporation(DEC) Japan including five years assignment to
its parent company DEC in Massachusetts.
Murakami graduated Kyoto University, and has BS in Engineering.