As President/CEO of IDG - a leading research, consulting and analytics firm in the games/esports markets - Yoshio has been a trusted advisor, angel investor, and thought leader in the space for 15 years, working with Amazon, Google, Facebook, EA, Activision, Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Microsoft, Tencent, and High School Esports League, among many others. Combining deep experience from Fortune 500 management consulting, II-ranked sellside research, and hedge funds, Yoshio’s focus areas include Gaming, Esports, VR/AR/XR, AI, M&A, and entertainment. IDG has been a data source in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Barron's, and the Asahi Shimbun. Yoshio has also been a guest speaker at SXSW, E3, and the Robin Hood Conference, and keynote speaker at the Google App Summit, the Activision Global Commercial Summit, and the Take-Two Global PR Summit, among many others. Yoshio graduated from Stanford University, with Bachelor’s Degrees in International Relations and Political Science.