Takuya Kitagawa

Chief Data Officer & Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten

Dr. Kitagawa obtained his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and A.B. in physics and mathematics from Harvard College. As a theoretical physicist in condensed matter physics, he has published more than 20 papers in academic journals such as “Science,” “Nature Physics,” and “Physical Review Letters.” After joining Rakuten, Dr. Kitagawa established the data science team. As Chief Data Officer, he is responsible for the creation and execution of AI & data strategy, and manages a global organization located across the world including Japan, U.S., India, France and Singapore. He manages end-to-end value creation for data from data collection, data management, and data science product development, to consulting and sales of products. His current focus is the acceleration of core science for understanding customers and human behaviors, as well as the creation of new businesses based on a deeper understanding of customers. He is also a director of Rakuten Data Marketing, Inc. as of 2017.

Speaker's Sessions

Leadership in the Age of AI/Data 16:00 - 16:40
Utilization of AI/Data has been a key to business success. Today, many companies want talents who can lead the company's transformation which makes the one AI/Data oriented. In this round table discussion, leaders of AI/Data from various locations - US, India, and Japan - discuss leadership and talent in the age of AI/Data.


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