Yutaka SOEJIMA is a head of Fintech Center and Deputy Director-General of Payment and Settlement Systems Department in the Bank of Japan. He joined the Bank in 1990 and mainly worked in research sections covering financial markets, bank supervision, macro prudence, financial engineering, risk management, payment and settlement systems and economic developments. Some of his papers applied state-of-the-art technology like AI, high frequency data, Artificial markets, social network analysis, GIS and text analysis for the Bank’s current concerns. He engaged in the first issue of “Financial System Report” and “Market Review”, a forerunner of “BOJ Review”. He holds a MA in Economics from University of Washington and a BA from Kyoto University.