Customer Engagement Summit Tokyo
Making digital transformation real.
Why do some organisations get digital transformation right the first time, while others are still chasing success in the midst of digital chaos? Find out at our Customer Engagement Summit, where thought leaders and industry peers will show you how to cut through the hype and deliver real results.
- Learn which well-intentioned mistakes most companies make – and how to avoid them
- See how to deliver flawless customer experiences with AI, whilst still staying in control
- Test-drive powerful technology that lets you engage without limits, automate from end to end, and more
Kerim Akgonul is Senior Vice President of Products, responsible for the company’s suite of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, including Pega Customer Service, Pega Marketing and Pega Sales Automation, as well as our Case Management, Decisioning, Mobile, and BPM software.
Kerim began his career at Pega developing applications for customers in financial services and insurance, and he put his customer-centric perspective to work in establishing the company’s product management function. Early in the company’s history, Kerim recognized the power of connecting back-end operations to front-end, customer-facing applications and has focused the product management team on applications that allow business visionaries to innovate how their organizations interact with customers.
Kerim is focused on leveraging technologies such as mobile, cloud, social, IOT and analytics to support business users. He is an advocate for building software that makes the underlying technology transparent and serves the needs of the business. This focus on business impact has contributed significantly to the company being recognized as leaders in CRM, Case Management and BPM.
In addition to leading the Product Management function, Kerim also established the company’s eLearning Platform, PegaAcademy.com, which provides the courses and training necessary to become a Pega Certified Professional. To date, Pega Academy has delivered more than 1.5 million lessons to more than 36,000 students around the world.
Kerim holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Nobuhiko Watanabe has a Bachelor of Law from Keio Gijuku University in 1991.
Watanabe worked for Accenture for 23 years from 1991 to 2014 where he served for Japan’s Financial Services Practice. From 2006, he acted as the lead of Accenture’s Japan Insurance Practice and led numerous consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and offshoring engagements with major insurance companies.
2012 Accenture APAC Insurance Lead / Managing Director
2014 Started with Pega Japan with the current role.
Toranomon Hills Forum
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001