Michael King

General Manager, Data Science Consulting, Rakuten

Michael King is currently a General Manager within the Global Data Supervisory Department in Rakuten. He is responsible for all operational aspects within the department, as well as delivering world-class consulting services within Rakuten to improve the use of data.

Prior to that he spent a year in Autodesk in charge of Channel business for Asia/Pacific and held the Japan Country Manager. He was responsible for accelerating the transformation into a subscription model based business. Prior to that he has been the president and representative director of Citrix Systems Japan K.K for seven years. In that role, he was responsible for leading, driving, and expanding the Citrix business in Japan.

Speaker's Sessions

Leadership in the age of AI/Data 16:00 - 16:40
Over the past couple decades, software development efforts have progressively expanded in size. Initially projects were worked on by developers located in a single company headquarters, but this grew to encompass regional offices and eventually globally distributed teams.  On top of this, some projects are now worked on collaboratively through inner-sourcing and even full open-sourcing (with famous examples including the Linux Kernel, Android, Mozilla Firefox and OpenOffice).  Therefore, we would like to host a roundtable discussion to review the state of affairs for highly distributed software projects, the complexities of managing them and the tools that make it all possible.

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