GeoSpock an extreme-scale spatial big data platform company, opens its doors in Tokyo, Japan this month, backed by Japanese partners Global Brain, 31 Ventures by Mitsui Fudosan and KDDI.
GeoSpock says its expansion into Japan enables it to service local mobile operators, asset and logistics companies, automotive manufacturers and data tech businesses.
According to GeoSpock CEO Richard Baker, its presence in Japan will help drive rapid transformation potentially across all industries by leveraging the emergence of the Physical Internet powered by Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.
Baker says it aims to provide the necessary solution that enables local citizens, government agencies and partners to make sense of disparate, expansive data sets from a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
“The pace of innovation is breathtaking in Japan. We are already seeing the use and analysis of geospatial data benefitting citizens and businesses, and there is potential to do so much more. As cities like Tokyo become more connected, GeoSpock aims to simplify access to huge data sets and unlock sustainable and user-friendly benefits for citizens, businesses, cities and ultimately nations,” says Baker.
To drive GeoSpock’s growth locally, Motohiro Watanabe has been appointed as General Manager of GeoSpock Japan GK. GeoSpock says Watanabe is an experienced business developer with almost two decades of extensive experience managing sales of computer software solutions, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In his new role, Watanabe’s main responsibility will be to grow the GeoSpock business and team in Japan.
“Geospatial technology is a powerful emerging technology for smart nations like Japan. Many businesses are interested in adopting smart technology but are not quite sure how to reap its full benefits. With GeoSpock in Japan, we hope to bridge that gap and convey to partners and potential clients exactly how we can leverage geospatial data to go beyond deriving insights and analysis, to better understand and satisfy business needs,” says Watanabe.
In June 2019, GeoSpock announced its expansion into Asia with the opening of its first Asian office located in Singapore.
The Cambridge-based big data analytics company plans to add up to 30 people in commercial, technical and data science roles in Asia over the next two years, in response to the rapid growth in demand for robust data infrastructures that support innovation in the region.
(Ed. GeoSpock claims it harnesses trillions of data points in seconds, to discover hidden patterns and create meaningful new perspectives in markets ranging from maritime and logistics to smart cities and data technology.)