Rika Nakazawa is a senior leader, investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker on technology-powered business transformation and the next generation of Augmented Reality in Enterprise. She is Group Vice President within the New Ventures & Innovation team at NTT where she is building NTT's Industry 4.0 co-innovation consulting practice. Rika is also co-founder and Chairwoman of Strides AI, a social impact venture, focusing on diversifying the board room and c-Suite by empowering women and underrepresented groups to build and leverage social capital with modern technology, ultimately delivering high-performance organizations. She is also
Trilingual in Japanese, German and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton. Rika has since worked internationally for over two decades in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and marketing with Fortune 500 companies - Accenture, NVIDIA, Capgemini Sony, American Express - and Silicon Valley startups. She is a Digital Transformation veteran and has served on multiple start-up boards in Next-Generation Computing, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence ecosystems.