President and CEO, IDG Consulting
As President and CEO of IDG Consulting – a leading research, consulting and analytics firm in the games market – Yoshio has been a trusted advisor, angel investor, and thought leader to the top global companies in the space for 15 years. Client partners include market leaders in gaming, technology, media, and entertainment, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, Take-Two, EA, Activision Blizzard, Epic Games, Riot Games, Disney, WarnerMedia, Tencent, Walmart, and NIKE, among many others. Combining Fortune 500 management consulting and Wall Street expertise, Yoshio’s focus areas include Gaming, Esports, Live Ops, Cloud Streaming, VR/AR/XR, AI, M&A, and Startups. IDG has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Barron’s, and the Asahi Shimbun. Yoshio has been a guest speaker at the Robin Hood Conference, the Paley Center for Media, SXSW, and E3, and a keynote speaker at the Google App Summit, the Activision Global Commercial Summit, Take-Two Global PR Summit, and the Warner Bros. Product Marketing Summit, among many others.
Yoshio graduated from Stanford University, with Bachelor’s Degrees in International Relations and Political Science. He lives in San Francisco.