EXECUTIVE OFFICER ONLINE BUSINESS
Hiroyuki Watanabe started as a reporter for Nikkei McGraw-Hill, now Nikkei BP, in 1985, and has since become editor and editor-in-chief for vertical publications focusing on Management and IT. His move to the business side was in 2005 when he became responsible for Internet business development. In the era where most of the general real time news becoming a commodity, his theory is that vertical publications that provide precise and reliable analysis will have more leverage in the digital space. Hiroyuki joined Nikkei, Inc. in 2009 and was one of the key personnel responsible for developing the Nikkei, Online Edition. Since the launch, he is responsible for business operation of the Online Edition and business development for other new digital products and services.