Takeshi Kondo is a Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2010–2011. He started his career in 1994 as a systems engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Kondo designed several IT/vision/telecommunication systems for road operation and
management agencies of Japan, and took part in a Japanese government and private sector study of electronic toll collection systems. Additionally, he designed a business-to-business web system for his company. He is currently a manager for the Strategic IT Business Planning Department of Mitsubishi Electric and he is in charge of research on new IT businesses. Kondo graduated from Waseda University with a BS and an MS in industrial and management systems engineering.