Databricks Strengthens Commitment in Japan, Appointing Toshifumi Sasa as Country Manager

January 12, 2023
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Former Salesforce executive joins Databricks’ Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) leadership team to drive further adoption of the lakehouse platform in the region

Tokyo, 12 January 2023 - Databricks, the lakehouse company, today announced the appointment of Toshifumi Sasa as the Country Manager for Japan, one of the company’s key markets in the APJ region.

A tech industry veteran, Sasa-san brings more than 20 years of enterprise technology and leadership experience to the role and will be responsible for leading the local teams and driving lakehouse adoption for Japanese businesses across industries.

Prior to joining Databricks, Sasa-san spent over 10 years at Salesforce which includes his most recent role as the SVP and GM of the Digital Marketing business unit. He has also held leadership positions at technology firms including Infor Japan, SAP Ariba and J.D. Edwards.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Sasa-san to the leadership team and I have every confidence that he will grow our Japan business to the next level, helping more local customers realize the potential of data, analytics and AI on a unified platform like Databricks lakehouse,” said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at Databricks.

“AI is recognized as one of the key drivers for Japan’s future competitiveness and a key to Society 5.0, and data is at the heart of all AI. I truly believe that Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform will help Japanese organizations solve their data challenges and unlock the full potential of data and AI to transform businesses and accelerate innovation,” said Toshifumi Sasa, Vice President and Country Manager for Databricks Japan.

Databricks helps Japanese businesses such as SoftBank Corp and Nikkei generate data-driven and AI-powered insights to improve operations and customer experiences.

About Databricks
Databricks is the lakehouse company. More than 7,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, H&M, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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