Kensuke Itoh is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2013-14. Itoh has over eight years of experience in the information technology arena at Sumitomo Corporation, one of the major trading and investment conglomerates in Japan, and its subsidiaries. His experience in the IT industry includes sales, strategy planning, M&A process and administration. While at Stanford, Itoh is researching the difference in the profitability and structure of IT businesses between the United States and Japan. Itoh is interested in applying his knowledge gained here to his work and overall helping to revise the economy in Asia. Itoh graduated from the Graduate School of Energy Science at Kyoto University with a degree in energy science and technology.