Hiroto Ebata is an experienced and well-recognized marketing professional in Japan. He teaches interactive marketing and emerging businesses in The Graduate School of Project Design. Also serving as CMO for IMJ Corporation who is the largest independent web integrator in Japan from November 2014. He also served as Senior Director, Central Marketing Organization Lead - Microsoft Japan, Vice President, iMarketing, Coca-Cola Japan.
He is a frequent speaker in various public events. He is popularly known as an opinion leader in Japan and has been writing regular articles on interactive marketing trends in various magazines and journals including in Nikkei Web Marketing, Advertimes – a leading Japanese online magazine. Co-Author of a novel "Coca-Cola Park's challenge for Eco-System Marketing". He is also the host of Next Marketing Platform Lab with more than 1400 registered marketers.
Ebata holds an MBA and Global Management Program (GMP) certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business USA.