Ken Sakamura (坂村 健 Sakamura Ken ), born July 25, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese professor in Information science at the University of Tokyo. He is the creator of the real-time operating system architecture TRON.
As of 2006, Sakamura leads the ubiquitous networking laboratory (UNL), located in Gotanda, Tokyo as well as the T-Engine forum for consumer electronics. The joint goal of Sakamura's Ubiquitous Networking specification and the T-Engine forum, is to enable any everyday device to broadcast and receive information. It is essentially a dusted-off TRON paired with a competing standard to RFID.
Since the foundation of the T-Engine forum, Sakamura has been working on opening Japanese technology to the world, unlike his previous brainchild, TRON, the universal RTOS in Japanese Consumer Electronics that had almost no adoption in other countries. Sakamura has inked deals with Chinese and Korean universities to work together on Ubiquitous Networking. He has also worked with French software components manufacturer NexWave Solutions, Inc.