May 12, 2021
AI inside Announces Appointment of Three New Leaders, To Strengthen Management and Provide High-Value Platform (Informal)
Tokyo, May 12, 2021 — AI inside Inc., a provider of an AI platform, announces today (informal) appointments of three senior leaders: Yoshiaki Sakito, Executive Director; Kenichi Hoshi, Non-Executive Director; Kyoichiro Suzuki, Adviser. The addition of these three members to our leadership accelerates the achievement of our AI platform strategy to provide a high-value platform.*
*At the 6th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2021, Yoshiaki will be nominated as a candidate for a new Executive Director and Kenichi will be nominated as a candidate for a new Non-Executive Director.
“I believe that AI is not the one to create our future, but rather every one of us will create our future using AI. People will use this cutting-edge technology to not only make their lives easier, but also to enrich their lives. AI, in particular, expands our future possibilities, not narrowing them. Passionate people who genuinely believe in it are the ones who can create a world of infinite possibilities,” said Yoshiaki. “AI inside develops its business by placing people at the top of its priority to contribute to a prosperous future society. As I participate in the fascinating AI inside, I will pursue to create innovative products and services without compromise. Also, I am dedicating myself to achieving a company that can exceed people’s expectations with a creative and unconventional approach.“
“As the importance of digital transformation (DX) is gaining more and more attention, I am honored to join the management of AI inside. I found AI inside a company with great technology and services based on AI that can dramatically increase customer convenience and productivity,” said Kenichi. “I look forward to leveraging my experience at Amazon in building mechanisms for scaling and running its business to increase company value and have customers deploy AI without any burden or troubles.”
“I am honored to be working with AI inside as the company strives to solve social issues by bringing AI to people and things in the world. For solving social issues with AI, it is important not only to create excellent technology, but also to create a mechanism to ensure it is widely used and continuously create further value,” said Kyoichiro. “I am delighted to join such a company and excited to utilize my experience in management and intellectual property at domestic and overseas start-ups and global platform companies. I would like to contribute to achieving a prosperous future society by innovations, promotion of platform strategies, and building ecosystems.”
After working for Sony, Bain & Company, The Walt Disney Company, and AOL, Yoshiaki founded Livedoor. Steve Jobs entrusted him with the Japanese market, and he became Vice President of Apple’s U.S. headquarters and Representative Director of Apple Japan. With his unique marketing approach, he led the iPod mini to become a huge hit and revived Apple from the crisis. Yoshiaki was the only Japanese to attend the Executive Meeting at the U.S. headquarters. He is currently the CEO of REALDEAR and is involved in the development of a learning platform and consulting.
Kenichi joined the JUKI group in 1989 and worked in the Soviet Union, India, Singapore, and worked as Managing Director of the companies in Romania and France. From 2005, he was responsible as Managing Director for the Thai subsidiary of Misumi group. In 2008, he joined Amazon Japan G.K., where he served as Director, leading the Retail, Marketplace, and B2B divisions, and was a member of the leadership (management) team during the company’s early days and into its growth phase. Currently, he is the President of kenhoshi&Company, COO of Oisix ra daichi, Inc and an outside director of other two companies. Author of a book “amazon’s absolute thinking”.
For 13 years from 1991, Kyoichiro led and supervised software product development at start-ups and listed companies in and around Silicon Valley. After returning to Japan in 2004, he joined Microsoft Corporation (now Microsoft Japan). He served as Executive Officer of Developer & Platform Evangelism, Chief Information Officer for Asia and Japan, and General Manager of IT Division at the U.S. HQ. In 2013, he left Microsoft and founded Leftright Corporation, which provides intellectual property management consulting and innovation support. He is licensed as a patent and trademark attorney in Japan.
About AI inside Inc.
With our mission, “to bring AI to every being in the world and contribute to a richer future society”, AI inside aims to realize a society in which AI has spread to every corner of people’s life. We provide a platform for anyone to utilize AI easily through our services: Workflows for using AI and applications including our DX Suite, Learning Center for everyone to build high precision AI without code, and AI inside Cube for running various AI.
Company Name: AI inside Inc.（https://inside.ai/en/)
Location: 4th Floor, 3-8-12 Shibuya Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Representative Director, President and CEO Taku Toguchi
Founded: August 2015
Business details: Development and provision of artificial intelligence and related information services