Mr. Eiji Kasutani was born in Wakayama, Japan, in 1972. In April 1998, He joined NEC Corporation and worked in the field of research and development on multimedia content management, especially on video indexing, retrieval and MPEG-7 standard. He was in the Signal Processing Institute (ITS) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) as a visiting researcher in 2003-2004. He received his M.Sc. degree in electronics, information and communication engineering from Waseda University in 1998, and his MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in 2007.