Rika Nakazawa

Group Vice President, Connected Industry & Head of Sustainability for Americas NTT Data

Austin (United States)

Rika Nakazawa

Group Vice President, Connected Industry & Head of Sustainability for Americas NTT Data

Austin (United States)

Rika Nakazawa

Group Vice President, Connected Industry & Head of Sustainability for Americas NTT Data

Austin (United States)

ReinventCities: Urban Futures Explored Through Smart Cities and Digital Twins by The City of Luxembourg

ReinventCities: Urban Futures Explored Through Smart Cities and Digital Twins by The City of Luxembourg

ReinventCities: Urban Futures Explored Through Smart Cities and Digital Twins by The City of Luxembourg

10:55 – 11:55 Skillsphere District Stage

10:55 – 11:55 Skillsphere District Stage

10:55 – 11:55 Skillsphere District Stage

June 27th

June 27th

June 27th

Rika is a technology leader, VC investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker industry transformations that are accelerated by digital innovation. She is a Group Vice president at NTT Data Inc, focusing on driving commercial and sustainable innovation for emerging technologies across space/satellite, edge computing, private wireless networks, and Gen AI.  

For 2 consecutive years, Rika has been awarded “Power 70” and “Power 80” recognition for the Women of Channel awards with The Channel Co’s CRN network. She has also been ranked as "Top 100  in Emerging Tech" by Women of the Future. 

Trilingual in Japanese, German, and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton University. Rika has since worked internationally in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and partnerships with Fortune 500 companies - NVIDIA, Accenture, Capgemini, Sony - and Silicon Valley startups.

She is a digital innovation veteran and has served on multiple boards in Next-Gen Computing, XR/VR/AR, Blockchain, and AI ecosystems.  Rika is a non-executive director on the board of Venus Shell Systems - a biotechnology enterprise, and a member of the technical advisory team for APAMAN group - a public Japanese infrastructure company.



Rika is a technology leader, VC investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker industry transformations that are accelerated by digital innovation. She is a Group Vice president at NTT Data Inc, focusing on driving commercial and sustainable innovation for emerging technologies across space/satellite, edge computing, private wireless networks, and Gen AI.  

For 2 consecutive years, Rika has been awarded “Power 70” and “Power 80” recognition for the Women of Channel awards with The Channel Co’s CRN network. She has also been ranked as "Top 100  in Emerging Tech" by Women of the Future. 

Trilingual in Japanese, German, and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton University. Rika has since worked internationally in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and partnerships with Fortune 500 companies - NVIDIA, Accenture, Capgemini, Sony - and Silicon Valley startups.

She is a digital innovation veteran and has served on multiple boards in Next-Gen Computing, XR/VR/AR, Blockchain, and AI ecosystems.  Rika is a non-executive director on the board of Venus Shell Systems - a biotechnology enterprise, and a member of the technical advisory team for APAMAN group - a public Japanese infrastructure company.



Rika is a technology leader, VC investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker industry transformations that are accelerated by digital innovation. She is a Group Vice president at NTT Data Inc, focusing on driving commercial and sustainable innovation for emerging technologies across space/satellite, edge computing, private wireless networks, and Gen AI.  

For 2 consecutive years, Rika has been awarded “Power 70” and “Power 80” recognition for the Women of Channel awards with The Channel Co’s CRN network. She has also been ranked as "Top 100  in Emerging Tech" by Women of the Future. 

Trilingual in Japanese, German, and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton University. Rika has since worked internationally in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and partnerships with Fortune 500 companies - NVIDIA, Accenture, Capgemini, Sony - and Silicon Valley startups.

She is a digital innovation veteran and has served on multiple boards in Next-Gen Computing, XR/VR/AR, Blockchain, and AI ecosystems.  Rika is a non-executive director on the board of Venus Shell Systems - a biotechnology enterprise, and a member of the technical advisory team for APAMAN group - a public Japanese infrastructure company.