What’s Japan Got To Do with World-Class Success in AI and Data?


Data, AI and Machine Learning are finding expanding potential and expectations are rising in all facets of industries to reshape how businesses are conducted. In the past 5 or more years as CEO of DataRobot Japan, I worked with hundreds of companies on realizing transformational AI projects. The demand is ever more pressing in Japan due to shrinking and aging populations coupled with the lack of domestic R&D assets in this field. In this talk I will look at the technology and the market from the perspective of the foreign AI tech vendor and share the approaches that allowed for fast growth.


Akira is a renowned data scientist in Japan who led the growth of DataRobot Japan as CEO until June 2021. His background in entrepreneurship (Shiroyagi Corporation), strategy consulting (BCG), experimental particle physicist (LHC, CERN) gives him a unique edge to develop business potential of AI and data technologies. He has worked with over a hundred companies in deploying advanced analytics and digital transformation projects. His active podcast and blog can be found through the links.

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