My name is Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Kano. I am the CEO and co-founder of ICT for Development Japan, which focuses on community development and information sharing on ICT4D in Japan
I obtained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Michigan School of Information, advised by Prof. Kentaro Toyama. My research interest is “How Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can affect economic development in developing countries,” which is known as ICTD (ICT and Development), ICT4D (ICT for Development), and Digital Development.
My research interests are built by his extensive practical experiences as (1) an economic development program officer at an international aid organization and (2) an IT engineer (programmer, IT architect, and project manager) at a private company.
Based on my diverse experiences, I am interested in approaching social issues, especially ICT industry and human resource development in developing countries (especially Rwanda and Bangladesh), from various perspectives such as psychology, computer science, information science, statistics, development studies, and development economics.
2019-present CEO, ICT for Development Japan
2019-present Visiting Professor, Kobe Institute of Computing
2018-present Visiting Professor, University of Miyazaki
2015-2021 PhD in Information, School of Information, University of Michigan
2021 EduTech Consultant, the World Bank
2020 October Adjunct lecturer (Sophia University)
2019 summer Web developer, GCare (medical startup)
2017-2019 ICT Sector Specialist, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
2017 summer Research internship, Rwanda ICT Chamber
2012-2015 ICT and Urban Development Specialist, JICA Bangladesh Office
2008-2012 ICT Sector Specialist, JICA Headquarters
2004-2008 System Architect, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
2002-2004 Master in Information Science (Yokohama National University)
1998-2002 Bachelor in Engineering (Yokohama National University)