Akihiro Takahashi

HERE Japan

General Manager

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Speaker introduction

Akihiro was appointed VP Sales and Japan Country Manager in May 2020.
Akihiro is responsible for both Automotive business and IoT business in Japan, also driving Go-To-Market strategies with Mitsubishi Corporation and NTT, the shareholders of HERE Technologies to make Japan business successful and to enhance the customer and partner relatioship.
Akihiro was the Managing Director in Microsoft Japan for 13 years, and showed the strong leadership in its role as OEM Sales, SMS&P, and Digital Sales from 2007 to 2020. From 2017 to 2020, led Digital Sales Group and contributed to drive customer’s DX through Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365 through digital nurturing tools and transformed classic inside sales structure to be more digital centric methods.
Graduated University of Dallas in 1992 and hold Master of Business Administration.