Ryoji Miyawaki is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19. Miyawaki has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry as a business consultant with a background in digital technology, business strategy, marketing strategy and change management. He was head of the utility industry at Accenture Japan from 2011 to 2018 as a management director. Currently, he is the CEO at AAKEL Technologies Inc., a company for realizing decarbonization utilizing digital innovation in Japan. His research interests cover energy market trading, P2P trading with blockchain, distributed energy resource optimization and artificial intelligence.