Mr. Izumi Ota joined Balanced Business Advisors, Inc. (BBA) in February 2013 as Executive Vice President.á Mr. Ota has over 15 years of consulting experience advising senior management teams around the globe on strategic business issues.á Prior to joining BBA he held positions at Hitachi Ltd. (Tokyo), Arthur Andersen (NY), BearingPoint (NY) and Hitachi Consulting (NY).á During his career he has provided a wide range of business solutions including Market Entry Strategy, IT Strategy and Roadmap Development, ERP Implementation Management, and Organizational Change Management.á He has gained unique experience working on complex multinational projects involving entities and people with diverse backgrounds and cultures.

IT Strategy and Roadmap Development: Mr. Ota has helped CIOĺs and IT directors of multi-sized corporations develop IT Strategy and Roadmaps to achieve company unique business priorities. áHis industry and business knowledge and strong technology understanding enables him to adeptly translate business goals to IT needs (Strategy) and develop plans to execute and achieve (Roadmap).

ERP Implementation Management During his career, Mr. Ota has managed several cycles of major ERP system implementation projects involving Oracle EBS and MS Dynamics AX. áHe has served as both the project manager and the solution architect designing the business process by understanding business requirements and technical limitations.

Organizational Change Management (OCM)
: Mr. Ota has extensive experience focusing on OCM frameworks. áHe has designed a new IT organization for a global company accommodating technology change.á áHe has developed organizational transformation plans that included hiring/termination activities. áHe has also been the OCM lead on ERP implementation projects working closely with project management in the four key areas ľ stakeholder engagements, organization design, communication and training

Mr. Ota holds an MBA from Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Hose University (Tokyo).

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