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L: Shigeru Harasawa DataRobot
R: Tetsuro Ida Nauto Japan representative
“EGG JAPAN”, the business support facility for fast growing companies both domestic and overseas, located in world-leading business area Marunouchi. Many startup companies have achieved their business growthhere. We asked importance of working environment tothe representatives of EGG JAPAN’s two startup companies that are making remarkableprogress lately.
This content is the revised version of extract from “Nikkei Business Associe” August issue in 2018. All rights are reserved.
*This interveiw was conducted in Japanese,
the article was translated into English.
After graduating from Osaka University, he Joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 2006. He was responsible for sales strategy in the Central and South America region. After acquiring an MBA at University of California, Berkeley in 2016, as the only Japanese at startup ”Beepi” in Silicon Valley, he took part in planning the launch of an online used car marketplace. Then he took part in planning in Nauto US main office in 2017. In the same year, he returned to Japan in June to establish a Japan branch office, and assumed the role of Japan representative.
Established in Palo Alto, California in 2015, Nautodevelops real-time learning systems of driver’s driving condition by using artificial intelligence (AI). Nauto aims to increase the safety of autonomous mobility by using data and analysis gathered from the system. In June2017, they incorporated in Japan and opened an office at EGG JAPAN.
Since graduating from University of California, Berkeley and after working at Oracle Corporation Japan, he has been responsible for market development of Japanat companies such as Experian Japan, Japan Netezza Corporation, and DataStax. Accompanying IBM’s acquisition of Netezza, he transferred to IBM Japan, where he led the Big Data Analytics division. He has been in charge of business development at DataRobot since 2016, focused on business development in the Japan market.
Established by data scientistsfrom US in 2012. DataRobot provides a machine learning platform that allows anyone to create accurate predictive models that can implement to their businesses without needing any skill level or experience of machine learning. In December 2012 DataRobot opened an office in Japan, andmoved into EGG JAPAN.
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