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Brief Summary of Recipients' Careers

Group A

Keiichi Enoki

Current position: President, NTT DoCoMo Tokai, Inc.
Career History:
  1949 Born in Nagasaki Prefecture
1974 Graduated with Master's Degree, Waseda University
Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation
1979 Seconded to National Land Agency
1985 General Manager, Regional INS Sales, Kyushu Branch, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
1992 Moved to NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (currently NTT DoCoMo, Inc.), at the time of its establishment
1995 General Manager, Tochigi Branch, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
1997 Began development of i-mode as Managing Director of Corporate Sales Dept., at NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
In August, appointed Managing Director of Gateway Business Dept., NTT DoCoMo Inc.; dedicated himself to development of i-mode
2000 A member of the board, Managing Director, Gateway Business Dept., NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
2001 Managing Director and Senior Executive Manager of i-mode Business Division, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
2003 Executive Vice President and Senior Executive Manager of i-mode Division, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
2004 Executive Vice President and Senior Executive Manager of Product and Service Division, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
2005 President, NTT DoCoMo Tokai, Inc. (current position)
Major Awards:
  2000 The e.biz 25 (Business Week)
2001 Takayanagi Commemorative Award (Takayanagi Foundation for Electronics Science and Technology)
2001 Special IT Business Award (The Telecommunications Association)

Takeshi Natsuno

Current position: Senior Vice President, Multimedia Services, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Concurrently, Board Member at numerous companies, including FeliCa Networks Inc., I-Convenience, Inc., D2 Communications, and Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd.
Career History:
  1965 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture
1988 Graduated Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics
Joined Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
1995 Graduated The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
1996 Executive Vice President of Hypernet, a network business venture company.
1997 Joined NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (for startup of i-mode)
Media Director, Gateway Business Dept., Throughout this period, he was responsible for the establishment of i-mode strategies.
2001 Managing Director, i-mode Strategy, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
2005 Senior Vice President, Multimedia Services,
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (current position)
Major Awards:
  2001 The e.biz25 (Business Week)
2001 Stars of Asia (Business Week)

Mari Matsunaga

Current position: Representative, Mari Matsunaga Office, Inc., and Director, BANDAI Co., Ltd.; also a member of the Government Tax Adjustment Committee, the NHK Broadcast Culture Research Committee, and the Science and Technology Meeting Committee, and special invited professor at the Meiji University School of Information and Communication.
Career History:
  1954 Born in Nagasaki Prefecture
1977 Graduated Meiji University, School of Arts and Letters
Joined Japan Recruit Center (currently Recruit Co., Ltd.)
1986 Chief Editor of "Shushoku Journal" [Employment Journal], Recruit Co., Ltd.
1988 Chief Editor of "Travaille" magazine, Recruit Co., Ltd.
1995 Supervising Editor, Recruit Co., Ltd.
1997 Joined NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Manager of Contents Planning Section
Presented vision for i-mode development project, originating all ideas from the concept to the name and logo design.
2000 Left NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Opened Mari Matsunaga Office, Inc.
2002 Appointed Outside Director, BANDAI Co., Ltd.
Major Awards:
  1999 Woman of the Year (sponsored by Nikkei Woman)
2000 Most Powerful Women in Business: No. 1 in Asia (sponsored by Fortune Magazine in the U.S.)
2001 Takayanagi Commemorative Award (Takayanagi Foundation for Electronics Science and Technology)
2002 Best Dresser Award: Culture and Arts Division

Group B

Dr. Robert E. Kahn

Current position: President and CEO, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Career History:
  1938 Born in New York State
1960 B.E.E. from the City College of New York
1962 M.A. from Princeton University
1964 Ph.D. from Princeton University
  Between 1960 and 1962, worked on the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and in 1964 became an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT; he took a leave of absence from MIT in 1966 to join Bolt Beranek and Newman, where he was responsible for the system design of the Arpanet, the first packet-switched network.
1972 Moved to U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and subsequently became Director of DARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) where he started the Internet program, building on the work of Dr. Roberts and Prof. Kleinrock.
1986 Founded Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) where he is President and CEO. (Current position)
Major Awards:
  1987 Member, National Academy of Engineering
1992 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
1993 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGCOMM Award
1996 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
1997 National Medal of Technology
2001 Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Academy of Engineering
2002 Prince of Asturias Award
2003 Digital ID World award for the Digital Object Architecture
2004 A. M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery
2005 Presidential Medal of Freedom
American Association for Arts and Sciences member, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAI Fellow, etc. He holds numerous honorary degrees.

Dr. Lawrence G. Roberts

Current position: CEO and President of Anagran, Inc.
Career History:
  1937 Born in Connecticut State
1959 B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering
1960 M.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering
1963 Ph.D. from MIT in Electrical Engineering
1965 Took over the computer group at MIT Lincoln Lab and managed a DARPA contract to network the first two computers.
1966 Being recruited into APRA as Chief Scientist
1967 Began to architect ARPANET. Designed and managed the building of the ARPANET over the next 6 years. The first four computers were connected in 1969 and by 1973, 23 computers were connected worldwide.
1973 Founded Telenet, the first packet carrier in the world. As CEO of Telenet, operated a carrier network, selling service, and built the X.25 router required for the network.
1983 Founded NetExpress, a profitable switching equipment company, it was renamed ATM Systems, making ATM switches
1993 President of ATM Systems and designed advanced ATM and Ethernet switches.
1999 Founded Caspian Networks to manufacture a new concept in routing, flow routers.
2004 Founded Anagran where he is CEO and President (Current position). Anagran is building an advanced Flow Aware Router.
Major Awards:
  1976 IEEE Harry M. Goode Memorial Award
1978 Member, National Academy of Engineering
1982 L.M. Ericsson Prize
1982 Computer Design Hall of Fame Award
1990 IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award
1998 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGCOMM Award
2000 IEEE Internet Award
2001 International Engineering Consortium Fellow Award
2001 Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Academy of, Engineering (NAE)
2002 Principe de Asturias Award
American Academy of Arts and Sciences member, etc.

Professor Leonard Kleinrock

Current position: Professor of Computer Science Department
University of California, Los Angeles
Career History:
  1934 Born in New York City
1957 B.E.E from the City College of New York
1959 M.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering
1963 Ph.D. from MIT in Electrical Engineering
While a graduate student of MIT, created the basic principles of packet switching, the technology underpinning the Internet.
1963 Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles (Current Position)
1968 Founder and First President of Linkabit Corporation
1969 In September, his host computer at UCLA became the first node of the Internet. In October, he supervised the first message transmission over the Internet.
1976 Founder and Chairman of Technology Transfer Institute an advanced technology forum
1991 Chairman, Department of Computer Science, UCLA (till 1995)
1995 Co-Founder and Chairman of Nomadix, Inc. a high-technology firm
Major Awards:
  1956 CCNY Electrical Engineering Award
1971 Guggenheim Fellowship
1976 Operation Research Society of America (ORSA) Lanchester Outstanding Research Prize
1980 Member, National Academy of Engineering
1982 L. M. Ericsson Prize
1982 CCNY Townsend Harris Medal
1986 Marconi International Fellowship Award
1990 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGCOMM Award
1996 IEEE Harry M. Goode Memorial Award
1996 ACM SIGMA Xi Monie A. Ferst Award
1999 50 People Who Most Influenced Business This Century, Los Angeles Times
1999 INFORMS Presidents Award
1999 International Engineering Consortium Fellow Award
2000 IEEE Internet Award
2001 Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
2001 Okawa Prize
American Academy of Arts and Sciences member, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, etc. He holds numerous honorary degrees. He is the winner of numerous prize paper awards.

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