Yousuke OkadaFounder & CEO at ABEJA Technologies, Inc.
Born in 1988, from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Started programming at the age of just ten. Majored in computer graphics at senior high school and received the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award. During college, he presented his study of 3D computer graphics at international conferences. In 2011, he took a position of director and CTO of Hibiki Inc., with responsibility for its overall technology business including service development. Joined a venture company in Tokyo, got promoted to the youngest manager of the business headquarters only in six months and achieved the business development worth hundred millions of yen in a quarter. Then he visited Silicon Valley to research state-of-the-art computer science, and witnessed the revolutionary advance in artificial intelligence (particularly deep learning). After returning home he founded ABEJA, Inc., as the first venture company specializing in deep learning in Japan.
Founded in 2012, ABEJA group, a leading company specialized in Deep Learning in Asia, has a wealth of experiences in AI implementation with over 200 companies, especially in Retail, Manufacture, Logistics, Finance, and Healthcare, and provides end-to-end solution for enabling AI process through the ABEJA Platform. Powered by annotation tool and high performance ML/DL algorithms, ABEJA provides ABEJA Platform and ABEJA Insight for Retail to deliver state-of-the-art solutions on cloud infrastructure for a wide range of industries. Supported by Capital and Business Alliance with Google, NVIDIA, and Salesforce.com, ABEJA has just started business in the U.S. to realize our vision, “Implement a Fruitful World”.