Hideyuki Sato is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2005-06. His research field is the management of technology in utility companies. He has been working as a system engineer in Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the world largest private utility company, for eleven years. His experience at TEPCO includes corporate systems development, IT business development, IT venture company evaluations, and IT compliance for deregulation. He received bachelors and masters degrees in information science from the University of Tokyo, where he specialized in computer graphics and modeling.