Speaker Bio

Takafumi Takahashi

Takafumi Takahashi

The Representative Director of the The Japan DataScientist Society / Board of Directors, Society Digital Literacy Council
Takafumi Takahashi is the Representative Director of the The Japan DataScientist Society (DSS) and founder/CEO of BrainPad, Inc., Japan's oldest independent data analysis company founded in 2004. Through his business, he had a deep understanding of the situation of data professionals in Japan, so when the new profession of ‘data scientist’ came into the limelight with the big data boom of the 2010s, he recruited like-minded people for its healthy development and established the Japan DataScientist Society in 2013.
In addition to defining the knowledge and skills required of data scientists in Japan, DSS conducts awareness-raising activities by developing standards and assumptions that are essential for human resource development, as well as conducting various surveys, planning seminars, and hosting social events. In 2021, the organization also launched a certification examination program to further improve digital literacy in Japan.
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Friday, 16 September, 2022 / 12:55 PM - 01:40 PM JST
Panel Discussion: Leading the Way in Attracting, Developing and Empowering Data Talent

With the aim of accelerating digital transformation, many businesses in Japan focus on having digital and DX talent. How do we attract them or find and develop prospective employees to fill the high demand for talent such as data scientists and engineers? How do we create arenas where they can prove their skills, map out their career paths, and evaluate them to improve their workplace satisfaction? In this session, the panel of three leading experts will discuss the strategies and practices required to achieve the goal and provide insights that will lead to the next actions.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.