Chief Executive Officer
As Fixstars Solutions' Chief Executive Officer, Akihiro is responsible for overseeing the planning, strategy, and execution of the company's sales and revenue growth in North America. Since joining Fixstars in 2008, he has put tremendous effort into promoting multi-core processors through his research and lecture activities. Prior to joining Fixstars, Akihiro worked at IBM where he was involved in developing Cell/B.E. based products for medical imaging devices and, as a project manager, the special purpose blade server for a CCD inspection machine. He holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Kyoto University. Akihiro also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Waseda University, where he graduated with first-class honors.
Director of M³ Business Development
As the founder of a start-up computer graphics company with extensive experience in high-end computing, Scott is responsible for the business development and trajectory of Fixstars' flagship product, the M³ platform. With prior work at Industrial Light & Magic and ESC Entertainment, Scott has earned credits on over 25 feature films, including Minority Report, the Matrix sequels, Synecdoche New York, Planet of the Apes, and many others. More recently he has created all-digital immersive planetarium shows, database-driven software, and 3D experiments in emerging web visualization, for which he was selected for recognition by the Google Data Arts Team. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Visual Effects Society, Scott is a creative innovator by nature and has a degree in Fine Arts from UC Davis, where he studied Fine Arts with Northern California masters, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, and Roy De Forest.
Linux Product Manager
Owen is responsible for Yellow Dog Linux and is the product manager of all Fixstars' Linux-based products. Before joining Fixstars, he was the Director of Engineering and an executive board member at Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. Owen gained his extensive Linux knowledge from his contribution to numerous open source communities for over ten years.
(The parent company of Fixstars Solutions)
Chief Executive Officer / Founder
As Fixstars' Chief Executive Officer, Satoshi is responsible for all of Fixstars' operations, as well as developing and leading the company's service offerings and technology strategy. He founded Fixstars in 2002. Prior to Fixstars, Satoshi founded and held the position of Executive Vice-President at SoftWorld in Japan and directed numerous software development projects, including online financial trading systems. Satoshi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Waseda University and has conducted research on Cell/B.E. software at Tsukuba University.
Chairman / Founder
As chairman, Tomohiko is responsible for leading the finance team which includes overseeing acquisitions, corporate strategy, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, internal audit and investor relations. Since 2002, he has served on the board of directors of Global Venture Capital Inc., where he invested in a biotech start-up company. Prior to Fixstars, Tomohiko conducted consultation for business plan development and evaluation, and new technology and business start-up at Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. He earned a degree in Master of aerospace engineering from Tokyo University.
Chief Operating Officer
As Fixstars' Chief Operating Officer, Yosuke is responsible for Software development service business which includes processional services for all industries. Prior to Fixstars, Yosuke was a researcher of computer network, especially sensor networks at Sony Computer Science Laboratory from 2002 after serving as a fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University.
Senior Vice President, Hardware sales
Toshiyuki is responsible for overseeing the planning, strategy, and execution of the company's hardware sales and revenue growth. Prior to joining Fixstars, Toshi was Senior Director of ADS information management at ALTECH Co., Ltd. Toshiyuki holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Chuo University.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise solution
Yukinori has been serving as a Senior Vice President since the foundation of Fixstars, and is responsible for overseeing Enterprise Solutions which includes simulation software and services in the finance and digital content creation areas. Prior to Fixstars, he joined SoftWorld since its foundation and led online financial trading system development project with Satoshi. Yukinori graduated from Rikkyo University with a degree in economics.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Minako is responsible for overseeing accounting and human resources section of Fixstars Corporation. Prior to Fixstars, Minako was Chief administration officer at AGASTA CO., LTD. Minako graduated from Keio University with a degree in economics.