Dataiku Welcomes Yutaka Sato as Country Manager, Strengthening AI Commitment in Japan

Sato Joins Dataiku With a Vision to Foster Collaboration and Growth Across Diverse Industries and Skill Sets

Tokyo, Japan – Apr. 4, 2023: Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, today announces the appointment of Yutaka Sato as Country Manager for Japan. With over a decade of experience in the field and a proven track record as a Senior AVP and Country Manager, Tableau at Salesforce Japan, Sato will focus on expanding Dataiku’s presence in Japan and fostering a culture of data-driven innovation and AI adoption among businesses.

With a vision to revolutionize and democratize data science, machine learning, and AI for organizations, Dataiku is making Japan one of its priorities for 2023. Key customer wins, JR TOKAI Information Systems Company and LIXIL Corporation, are a testament to the company’s recent efforts in the market. Sato’s appointment marks a new chapter for Dataiku in Japan.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to join Dataiku as Country Manager for Japan,” said Yutaka Sato. “Dataiku’s vision of democratizing AI and empowering organizations to harness the power of data through Everyday AI resonates deeply with me. I look forward to working closely with our talented team and partners to make AI an integral part of daily life in Japanese organizations and foster a data-driven culture.”

As the Country Manager for Dataiku Japan, Sato will act as an evangelist, leading the business’ growth in his market and sharing Dataiku’s vision and capabilities with Japanese companies. He will also work closely with enterprises, partners, and communities in Japan to enable them to transform and incorporate Everyday AI into their businesses.

Romain Fouache, Chief Revenue Officer at Dataiku, commented, “We are delighted to have Yutaka Sato join our team. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the Japanese market make him the perfect fit to drive our growth in the region. We look forward to working together to help Japanese organizations unlock the full potential of AI and data-driven insights.” 

Under the tagline “Everyday AI, Extraordinary People,” Dataiku envisions a future where the use of data, machine learning, and AI is so ubiquitous that it becomes a part of everyday lives. Sato’s top goals for his new role include making Dataiku the most attractive company in the Japanese market, supporting Japan in improving its international competitiveness, and helping organizations develop data talent and foster a data-driven culture. He envisions making the Japanese market Dataiku’s second largest market and establishing Dataiku as one of the standard applications and platforms adopted by large Japanese companies.

When not working, Yutaka Sato enjoys spending time with his wife, having fun with friends, eating, golfing, traveling, and immersing himself in the world of business. With a name that means “rich” in Japanese, Sato aims to bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to his role at Dataiku.

About Dataiku 

Dataiku is the platform for Everyday AI, enabling data experts and domain experts to work together to build AI into their daily operations. Together, they design, develop and deploy new AI capabilities, at all scales and in all industries. Organizations that use Dataiku enable their people to be extraordinary, creating the AI that will power their company into the future. 

Founded in 2013, Dataiku has proven its ability to develop its founding vision for Everyday AI, and to execute on its growth. With more than 500 customers and more than 1,000 employees, Dataiku is proud of its rapid growth and 95% retention of Forbes Global 2000 customers. Connect with Dataiku on their blog, Twitter (@dataiku) and on LinkedIn.

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