Kyoshi Okamoto

Kyoshi Okamoto

Kyoshi Okamoto

PwC Advisory

Summary of experience

Kiyoshi has more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience in supply chain, product development, and service operations. He has deep experience with high-tech industries including semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment, network and telecommunications equipment, computing equipment, data storage, and consumer electronics. Kiyoshi also has both industry and consulting experience with Japanese companies.

His prior project experience includes demand and supply planning, sourcing and vendor management, service supply chain improvement, supply chain network optimization, R&D productivity, product development improvement, product portfolio management, and organizational design.

Prior to joining PwC, Kiyoshi worked for Matsushita Electric Industrial Inc. (Panasonic) in a variety of engineering positions in both semiconductors and consumer electronics.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He also received his Master of Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Kiyoshi is bilingual and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

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Publications before joining PwC

  • "Best Practices in Service Operations Outsourcing", TSIA / Cisco Summit, 2010, (Area: Service Operations)
  • "Raising the Bar on Semiconductor R&D Management, Execution, and ROI" International Electronics Forum, 2009, (Area: Product Development)
  • "Integrating Environmental Compliance into Service Operations", Warranty Management & Reverse Logistics Summit, 2007, (Area: Supply Chain)
  • "The EuP Directive and Implications for Manufacturers" Green Supply Line, 2007, (Area: Supply Chain)
  • "SB20/50: An Update For Business-to-Business Companies" Green Supply Line, 2006, (Area: Supply Chain)
  • "Deadline January 1, 2007: Are you ready for California RoHS?" Green Supply Line, 2006, (Area: Supply Chain)
  • "A DSP for DCT-Based and Wavelet-Based Video Codecs for Consumer Applications", IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, 1997, (Area: Semiconductors / Electronics)
  • "A 100mm2 0.95W Single-Chip MPEG2 MP@ML Video Encoder", IEEE Solid State Circuit Conference, 1998, (Area: Semiconductors / Electronics)
  • "A Programmable Video Codec System for Low-Bit-Rate Communication", IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 1997 (Area: Semiconductors / Electronics)
  • "A DSP for DCT-Based and Wavelet-Based Video Codecs for Consumer Applications", Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 1996, (Area: Semiconductors / Electronics)
  • "A Video Digital Signal Processor with A Vector-Pipeline Architecture", IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, 1992, (Area: Semiconductors / Electronics)

Community involvement

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Fun facts about Kyoshi

What’s on your current reading list?
The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
Give and Take, by Adam Grant

What is your favorite way to spend free time?
Play golf
Spend time with my two daughters (6 months, 7 years old)

What are some goals you have yet to achieve?
Travel more including:
- Scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands
- Set foot on all continents

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be, and why?
Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef (from the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”). I would love to sit at his sushi bar while discussing his life’s work