Our Team

Junichi Kosaka

Junichi Kosaka

CEO

Junichi joined Insight Edge in April 2022, assuming the role of CEO. He began his career working at a major telecommunication company, working there for over 20 years: proposing/providing solutions to many multinational corporations as an ICT Consultant. He joined Sumitomo Corporation in 2020, taking charge of the DX Center’s Teach Team. Since then he has led many projects while contributing to problem solving efforts for a wide range of companies across the Sumitomo Group. He has also promoted training and seminars to improve the AI/Data analytics literacy of Sumitomo Group employees.
Katsushi Fukui

Katsushi Fukui

CTO

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.
Toru inoko

Toru Inoko

Advanced Technology General Manager

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.
Hayato Chiba

Hayato Chiba

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.
Keiichi Suga

Keiichi Suga

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.
Keisuke Niimi

Keisuke Niimi

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.
Kajiwara Yu

Yu Kajiwara

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.
Akito Mori

Akito Mori

Strategic Planning General Manager

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.
Aaron C. Bell

Aaron C. Bell

Data Scientist

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.
Jumpei Tsutsui

Jumpei Tsutsui

Lead Engineer

Jumpei joined Insight Edge as a Lead Engineer in October 2021.Jumpei has extensive experience working at major office equipment manufacturer. During his time there, he participated in the launch of the company’s first cloud service, and was put in charge of the design, construction, and operation of IT infrastructure. He has led the development of multiple systems, including core system integration solutions and AI-based image conversion services.
His academic background is in Information Science and Technology, having obtained his Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at Hokkaido University. He also lectures part-time, at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University. Jumpei is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Hiroto Nakano

Hiroto Nakano

Data Scientist

Hiroto originally worked at a major electronics manufacturer. He was in charge of analysis of manufacturing planning and lead time at a semiconductor plant.At his last job, he was engaged in the development of algorithms for diagnosing the status of manufacturing equipment based on sensor signals and customer development work, and contributed to the launch of a new service using AI.He joined Insight Edge as a Data Scientist in November 2021.
Master of Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology at Kanazawa University.
Teruhide Kusaka

Teruhide Kusaka

Lead Engineer

He joined Insight Edge as a Lead Engineer in January 2022.He started his career at a major system integrator, engaged in software engineering projects: e.g. development and promotion of in-house common application frameworks, and system development processes. Later, as a system architect, he led several BtoB DX projects: utilization of manufacturing data, social media analysis, etc.
He completed his Master of Engineering degree at the Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Takehiro Koyanagi

Takehiro Koyanagi

Data Scientist

Takehiro joined Insight Edge as a Data Scientist in January 2022.
After graduate school, he joined a chemical company, where he engaged in process-data analysis; he trained factory staff to do the same.He was in charge of turning tacit knowledge into formulas, and the sophistication of operations.
Takehiro completed his Masters of Engineering degree at the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo.
Hiroto Date

Hiroto Date

Lead Data Scientist

During his PhD course, Hiroto worked on deep-learning-based analysis of brain imaging and signal data, developing a method for reconstructing images from signals, as well as a robust analysis method for dataset domain shifts. Following graduate school, he developed credit scoring models and data analysis tools as a financial engineer in the banking sector. Hiroto joined Insight Edge in March, 2022, as a data scientist.
He received his Ph.D. (Information Sciences) at Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University.
Hideaki Misawa

Hideaki Misawa

Lead Engineer

Hideaki joined Insight Edge as an Engineer in March 2022. Hideaki started his career at a research and development of object recognition technology for advanced automotive safety systems, and then analyze vehicle big data and development of cloud services and systems. Later, Hideaki developed IoT services and systems to support vehicles and drivers. Hideaki will contribute to Sumitomo Corporation’s DX promotion by utilizing his wide range of experience from data analysis as well as service and system development.
Master of Engineering, Waseda University, Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering.
Kazuki Ishikura

Kazuki Ishikura

Data Scientist

Kazuki majored in civil and earth resources engineering, researching applied geophysics technology for upstream oil and gas industry. He developed deep-learning empowered algorithms for the indirect prediction of subsurface structure and rock physics properties. He started his career at an E&P company, where he was in charge of analysis, interpretation and visualization of subsurface data for oil and gas fields in various countries. He has experience in academic-industry collaborative research at an overseas university. Kazuki joined Insight Edge as Data Scientist in August 2022.
He completed his Master of science degree at the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University.
Yoshiyuki Kajiwara

Yoshiyuki Kajiwara

Data Scientist

Yoshiyuki joined Insight Edge as a Data Scientist in August 2022.His first job was with Yahoo Japan Corporation, then as a new graduate. He developed recommendation models and data analysis tools for a video streaming service.He then joined Accenture Japan Ltd, where he was involved in digital transformation: leading the DX of a major electric power company, several AI solutions development projects.
He completed his Master of Applied Computer Science degree at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information, The University of Tokyo.
Kento Yamada

Kento Yamada

Consultant

After joining DX Center, Sumitomo Corporation, Kento was engaged in supporting operational efficiency/value-up of domestic media business, overseas EC business, real estate development business, etc. He was also in charge of digital business development in the Smart City Project, an industry-government-academia collaboration.
Joined Insight Edge Consulting and Sales Department in April 2022, and is in charge of creating new DX projects, consulting, project management, and promotion activity.
Master of Science, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University.
Kazuma Shiomi

Kazuma Shiomi

Consultant

Kazuma has based his career primarily on data consulting at think tanks and consulting firms. He has been involved with major telecommunications companies and securities firms, helping leverage their data. His main specialty is consulting using consumer data, and he is in charge of promoting personalization measures using machine learning, introducing BI and AutoML to promote self-analysis, and supporting DX human resource development.
He joined Insight Edge as a consultant in October 2022. Kazuma has also worked as a Part-time Lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 2019-2020.
Koki Igarashi

Koki Igarashi

Data Scientist

He has worked for several venture companies and has experience in machine learning projects in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance. He has led various projects as a data scientist and project manager, including system automation, demand forecasting, anomaly detection, image and video analysis, behavior analysis, speech analysis, state estimation, recommendation, and time series forecasting.
He joined Insight edge as a data scientist in October 2022. M.S. (Engineering), Department of Mechanical Intelligence and Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University
Hanako Goda

Kazuo Kumada

Engineer

After joining an accounting IT vendor, Kazuo was assigned to the department charged with implementing a fixed asset management package. During this time he developed and customized the company’s package product for customers in the logistics and manufacturing industries. He was became the Project Leader, introducing an IFRS accounting standard product.After that, he joined a general real estate company, before joiningInsight Edge as an engineer in February 2023.
Akihiro Shima

Akihiro Shima

Sales & Consulting General Manager

After joining Sumitomo Corporation, he was in charge of customer operations and CX management at JCOM, a group company; from 2015, he was in charge of media business such as film and animation production at Sumitomo Corporation; from 2018 to 2021, he was in charge of Natural Language Analysis and Image Analysis AI Business Development at SCSK. In October 2021, he joined the technical team of Sumitomo Corporation DX Center, where he worked on DX promotion activities to enhance the business value of the Sumitomo Corporation Group.
In April 2023, he joined Insight Edge as General Manager of Sales and Consulting Department.
Koyori Tsunashima

Koyori Tsunashima

Developer

After joining Sumitomo Corporation, she was assigned to the department in charge of corporate IT. She was engaged in implementation projects and operation management of company-wide system, mainly responsible for project management.
In April 2023, she joined Insight Edge as an Engineer of Technology Department, where she is engaged in system development and project management for DX projects.
Takafumi Ibushi

Takafumi Ibushi

Consultant

After graduating from university, Takafumi joined an IT group company of a major general electronics manufacturer. After working as a technical writer and UX researcher, he worked as a design thinker on co-creation projects with customers supporting social infrastructure. Utilizing interviews, workshops, and other methods, he took a human-centered, exploratory approach to business reform, new business creation, and the resolution of social issues.
In April 2023, he joined Insight Edge as a consultant.
Hanako Goda

Hanako Goda

HR Lead

After graduating from university, she joined a travel agency. After working in a wide range of areas, such as tour planning and arrangements, she moved to SaaS startup that uses AI. She was in charge of the back office during the phase when the number of employees expanded from a small number, and built up and operating the HR recruitment and labor flow.
In May 2023, she joined InsightEdge as HR Lead, and focused on strengthening recruitment and building the organization while involving engineers.
Hirotomo Suzuki

Hirotomo Suzuki

Senior Manager

After graduating from a music college, Hirotomo started his career as a freelance performer. Drawing on his practical experience as a professional musician, he joined a music production company; there he engaged in copyright management, event production, artist branding, and management. Out of a desire to apply his skills to a wider range of products, Hirotomo moved to an exhibition sponsoring company. Involved in the launch of a spin-out corporation as a management department. During this time he was in charge of marketing, as the Exhibition Secretariat for Mobility and Lifestyle. Inspired by the concept of MaaS, he later transitioned to the IT industry, taking charge of in-house DX. Hirotomo joined Insight Edge in June 2023, as the Senior Manager of our Administration Department, where his mission is centered on strengthening the growth curve of our organization and systems.
Nhat Phan

Nhat Phan

Engineer

Nhat began her career by joining a semiconductor contract design company as a new graduate. Upon entering the company, she became a part of the IoT System Development Division. Her initial responsibilities revolved around the development of IoT devices and web applications tailored for in-house IoT systems. Following that, she participated in multiple PoC projects, focusing on the development of newly launched systems for other large companies. Nhat’s primary role involved designing and developing smart applications: encompassing the management of diverse sensor data streams within cloud services、 and ensuring effective data visualization and utilization in the web applications. In July 2023, Nhat joined Insight Edge as an Engineer of our Technology Department, where she is engaged in system development for DX projects.
Seiji Nemoto

Seiji Nemoto

Consultant

Seiji has been working in IT industry for more than 15 years right after graduation from the university, experienced various companies such as venture and foreign based company. Seiji has been enrolled in wide variety of positions like service/contents planning, customer service, and operetions. Most recently he was working at enterprise cloud vendor as a specialist, focused on productivity improvement of sales organizations and closing large private deals.He has strengths especially in opereation and improvement areas. Joined Insight Edge as a consultant on September 2023.
Hidehiro Kusunoki

Hidehiro Kusunoki

Consultant

After joining DX Center, Sumitomo Corporation, Hidehiro was engaged in supporting operational efficiency/value-up of domestic media business, automotive manufacturing business, think tank business, etc. He was also in charge of supporting business development in blue economy.
Joined Insight Edge Consulting and Sales Department in October 2023, and is in charge of creating new DX projects, consulting, project management, and promotion activity.
Master of science, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science.
Adrian Jimenez Pascual

Adrian Jimenez Pascual

Lead Data Scientist

While studying his graduate course in Mathematical Sciences (Knot Theory) he took part in a long term internship with Yahoo! Japan, where he developed and patented a new clustering algorithm. After earning his Ph.D. degree, he worked as algorithm developer and data science consultant for a variety of companies in many different industries. He joined Insight Edge in November 2023.
As a side business, he creates board games. (Currently he has published “Squadro” and “Marco Polo’s Map”)
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Masanori Tajima

Masanori Tajima

Engineer

Masanori engaged in elementary particle experiments T2K during his postgraduate studies, where he developed software for controlling accelerator beams. After his graduating, he began his career at a semiconductor manufacturing firm, where he was part of a new business division focusing on solution services. He worked on software design and implementation, including launching applications for international customers and building ML Ops services with edge devices. In November 2023, Masanori joined Insight Edge as an Engineer.

Advisor

Taketo Kokubo

Taketo Kokubo

Advisor

After joining Sumitomo Corporation, Taketo became engaged in the business development of multiple IT/Web services and the management of multiple subsidiaries. He joined Sumitomo Corporation DX Center in 2017 after working as a product manager of the cloud storage service “GigaCC” at Nippon Wamnet, and president director of Indonesia EC business PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia (currently PT Monotaro Indonesia). He established InsightEdge in 2019 and assumed the post of CEO. As of May 2022, he transitioned to the role of General Manager of Media & Digital Business Group, Sumitomo Corporation of America, where he will simultaneously continue to support InsightEdge as an official Advisor.
He also served as a Visiting Researcher from 2002 to2003 at Stanford University, USA, and was a FY2021 Member of the JFTC Special Study Group “The New Digital Era and Trading Companies”
Shunichi Aramaki

Shunichi Aramaki

Advisor

Shunichi has been 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., he was engaged in strategy planning and execution of big data strategic and in-vehicle software business at SCSK. He took charge of the Sumitomo Corporation Digital Solutions Division and Digital Business Planning Department, following his time at SCSK. Since 2018 he has been leading the Sumitomo DX Center as General Manger, promoting DX activities.
He graduated from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2005.