Internationally known "creativity hacker". Masaaki actively participates in conferences. He has spoken at FITC, the international conference on creativity sponsored by Adobe from Canada, and joined WhiteBull, the European prestigious startup summit sponsored by Nasdaq and Qualcomm, and 3 Day Startup Madrid, as a mentor. Also, he has given a presentation to the President of Estonia at Finest, held at Microsoft Japan. Apart from commercial world, he has lectured in universities like IE Business School, IE University, and Rikkyo University (Japan).
He is the author of Yes Progressive, discussing about the creativity 2.0 through his unique idea of Progressive thinking, and the official contributor of IE's official blog, having interviewed more than 20 great minds around the world, including Ken Segall, who led Apple's Think Different Campaign.