To “Re-design” the world with the power of technology
We strive to realize DX by utilizing cutting-edge technology and contribute to solving various global issues.
Insight Edge, Inc. was established in 2019 as a technology company to accelerate the digital transformation (DX) of the Sumitomo Corporation Group*. It is composed of data scientists, IT architects, and related advanced technology engineers, in order to provide the one-stop solutions including data analysis, agile system development such as MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and incorporation and application of advanced technology, that is required for promoting DX.
We believe that the essence of DX resides in how can we “Re-design” the business strategy and tactics, how can we incorporate cutting-edge technology as a “business tool” to increase added-value to customers and build competitive advantage. It is necessary to combine “industry knowledge” and “advanced technology”, and the key to success is to have our engineers be part of the project from an early planning phase, including data strategy planning, to project realization.
Insight Edge will develop its business to contribute to solving various global social issues through the realization of the Sumitomo Corporation Group’s DX.
*The Sumitomo Corporation Group consists of more than 900 companies, including those accounted for by equity, and about 80% are companies operating overseas. Click here for more information on Sumitomo Corporation Group’s business.
From upstream to downstream within the value-chain, we are developing a wide range of businesses such as metals, transportations, infrastructure, media, retail, real estate, mineral resources & energy, chemicals, electronics and life sciences etc. Corporate groups with such diverse fields are rare, and the possibilities for transformation due to DX are endless. Insight Edge aims to solve on-site issues and increase the digital value of all businesses by utilizing advanced technology and in-house engineer power.
To increase the value digitally of all businesses
We strive to contribute to increasing the value of all businesses, by leveraging a core-problem-solving approach and the use of digital technology.
The very key point to success DX projects is to set the critical and fundamental issues appropriately from an “as-is” analysis with the management viewpoints. If we can set the issue right, then the goals and practical counter measures’ concept making and detailed planning phase will come next. These apply to all the businesses including the existed operational improvements, new business developments, and merger and accuisition cases.
We believe that how to prioritize multiple issues and make an impact in the short, medium and long term is in itself the definition of management strategy and business strategy. From this perspective, the understanding and commitment of the management team is essential. In addition to the traditional approach to business strategy formulation, and while taking into consideration digital strategy/data strategy and the utilization of advanced technologies such as AI, the key to success is to work together with members and engineers who are familiar with the business application of digital technology.
Insight Edge strives to contribute to increasing the value of all businesses, from issue and goal setting to realization.
After joining Sumitomo Corporation, he engaged in the business development of multiple IT/Web services and the management of multiple subsidiaries. Joined Sumitomo Corporation DX Center in 2017 after working as a product manager of cloud storage service “GigaCC” at Nippon Wamnet, and president director of Indonesia EC business PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia (currently PT Monotaro Indonesia). Established InsightEdge in 2019 and assumed the post of CEO.
2002-2003 Visiting Researcher, Stanford University, USA.
Is in the IT industry for over 20 years and has been active as a technology leader in various advanced projects such as mobile, cloud, and big data. Since 2016, he has participated in the Sumitomo Corporation DX Center as a lead engineer, leading internal and external data scientists and IT engineers, driving numerous demonstration experiments that make full use of digital technology.CTO and full-stack engineer.
2009-2010 Visiting Researcher, Stanford University, USA.
Engaged in various business planning and management activities at Sumitomo Corporation and its group companies. After working as President & CEO of US venture investment company Presidio Ventures, Inc, has engaged in strategy planning and execution of big data strategic and in-vehicle software business at SCSK. Since 2018, after being in charge of the Digital Solutions Division and New Business Investment Division at Sumitomo Corporation, he is leading the DX promotion activities as the General Manager of the larger Digital Business Planning Department of the company.
2005 Graduated from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, USA.
Joined Sumitomo Corporation after completing a master’s course at the Graduate School of Robotics at “Ecole Centrale”, one of the three major grandes écoles in science and technology in France. After joining the company, he participated in InsightEdge’s launch while driving various efforts within DX center including real estate business related DX activities, venture investment/growth support of investee companies, new business planning, and development activities.
2015-2016 Visiting Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara
2017-2018 Visiting Researcher, University of Paris, France. (Pierre & Marie Curie University)
After completing the master’s course at the Graduate School of Informatics, Hokkaido University, he joined Recruit Technology Co., Ltd. in 2014 after working for a major SI company. He has served as Tech Lead of the From A development team, architect, and team leader across multiple sites such as Townwork, PL, and SRE manager of Hot Pepper Gourmet. Participated as InsightEdge’s Lead Engineer in January 2020. While taking charge of a wide range of DX projects, he also focuses on cultivating the engineering team.
Selected as a member of Unexplored Youth in 2006.
Certified Scrum Master.
Lead UI/UX Designer
After graduating from the information design department of an art university, he joined a major restaurant group. After working in the production department of promotional materials such as menu books and leaflets and videos, he shifted to the IT industry. Experienced project management of the web production of major home appliance makers, as well as the development of smartphone applications of financial companies. After being in charge of UI/UX design for in-house media at a major IT group company, he managed service production, branding, and marketing for IoT/AI solutions. Joined InsightEdge as Lead UI/UX Designer in April 2020. Strives to increase the added-value by incorporating Design into DX.
Lead Data Scientist
Has engaged in AI / IoT system development at a major manufacturer. Since then, he has worked on various analysis projects, such as customer purchase data analysis, factory failure prediction, and later as an AI/IoT startup’s CTO. Joined InsightEdge as a data scientist in January 2020. Strives to increase the value of existing businesses by utilizing advanced technology, and manage data analysis for DX projects.
Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Lead Data Scientist
At a banking system subsidiary, he has been involved in the model design and development of derivatives as a financial engineer. After that, at an independent internet company, engaged in profit improvement work of FX service as a data scientist. Engaged in the development and operation of mathematical models and machine learning in a distributed environment utilizing large-scale data. Joined InsightEdge as a data scientist in May 2020. Strives to leverage data in order to realize DX in a wide range of business fields handled by Sumitomo Corporation.
2015 Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Computational Chemistry.
Lead Data Scientist
At a company specializing in data analysis, he has engaged in the promotion and support of PoCs related to the development of the analysis logics within business systems. He supported with logic design and model construction. Has been responsible for a wide range of projects such as access log time series analysis, mobile demand forecasting, network anomaly detection, device anomaly detection, and behavior detection. Joined Insight Edge as a data scientist in June 2020. Strives to support DX projects as an analyst from planning to realization.
Completed a master’s program at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Analysis, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.
Currently enrolled in a doctoral program (information science) at the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Lead Data Scientist
Joined a major SI company as a new graduate. As a member of a New Business Development division aimed at promoting data utilization, he was in charge of a wide range of tasks from business planning to PoC implementation, system development, and production operation. After that, at an AI startup, he drove automation projects of food processing machines using deep reinforcement learning as a PM and algorithm engineer. Joined Insight Edge as a data scientist in July 2020. Leveraging his wide range of experience, he strives to bridge between business and technology and contribute to DX promotion.
Master of Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
After gaining experience at a smartphone game company and an EC company, started working as a freelance software engineer. Joined InsightEdge in January 2021. Mainly specialized in data processing infrastructure, applications backend, infrastructure, Dev / MLOps and machine learning algorithms development. Also experienced in developement areas close to users such as web front ends and smartphone apps. Currntly supporting InsightEdge’s DX projects by delivering software to various mediums, from clients and servers to edge devices.
Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Joined a newspaper company as a new graduate and engaged in Natural Language Processing related research and development. Mainly in charge of research on automatic summarization and proofreading. In addition to publishing research papers, was involved in building APIs and developing models for sentence generation and prediction using deep learning. Awarded at national academic societies for 4 consecutive years. Joined InsightEdge as a data scientist in April 2021.
Masters at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Engineering).
Aaron C. Bell
Aaron originally studied biology, and then moved into the field of astronomy as his interests evolved. While researching the Milky Way, and the kinds of dust and molecules floating around between the stars, he took a strong interest in the analysis of large astronomical “all-sky” surveys, taken by cutting-edge space telescopes. After finishing graduate school, Aaron continued astronomical research for a time, and joined the short-term research accelerator program, NASA Frontier Development Lab. Loving this type of fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere, he decided to move to industry, first working at a Tokyo-based AI solutions startup as an engineer, and finally joining Insight Edge as Data Scientist in May 2021. He has experience with image analysis, machine learning, data processing, and anomaly detection. Aaron continues to be interested in space, computing, and solving social problems through a balance technology, curiosity, and empathy.
Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science.
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|Company Name||Insight Edge, Inc.|
|Representative||CEO Taketo Kokubo|
|Capital||48 Million Yen|
|Shareholders||Sumitomo Corporation 100%|
|Date of establishment||2019 July 3rd|
|Address||Otemachi Place East Tower 24F
Otemachi 2-3-2 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
|Access||・3 minutes walk from Exit A5 of “Otemachi Subway Station”
（Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Hanzomon Line）
・7 minutes walk from the Marunouchi North Exit of JR “Tokyo Station”