Naoki Tani

Executive General Manager of R&D Innovation Division, NTT Docomo Inc.

Mr. Naoki Tani has been leading the R&D Innovation Division since June 2020. He is responsible for the entire R&D activities of NTT DOCOMO, including radio, mobile core, terminals, and services, and for the creation of a vision of future mobile systems and services.

Prior to the current assignment, he was Managing Director of IoT Business Department from June 2014, where he was responsible for marketing strategy, service planning, business development, and technical support of IoT business for 6 years. While in charge of IoT business duties, Mr. Tani also assumed the role of Senior Vice President of NTT DOCOMO in 2017.

Mr. Tani started his career at NTT in April 1989, where he was involved in the initial development and deployment of mobile communications network systems. He has continued his responsibility for network development and deployment also after moved to NTT DOCOMO upon its establishment in July 1992, while shifting his focus of activity to international standardization, development, and deployment of 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE network systems.

Mr. Tani graduated from Tokyo University with a Master of Engineering in 1989 and from Duke University with a Master of Business Administration in 1997.