Takehiro Nakayama, Head of Smart Data, has been with AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. since 2016. He is responsible for making the organization more data-driven in its decision making and operations.
Before joining AXA, he was a director of Big Data Group at NTT DOCOMO, where he was responsible for the development and operation of its data analytics platform. He was also responsible for deriving business value from one of the largest data repositories in the world.
Prior to that, he was a researcher at Fuji Xerox and FX Palo Alto Laboratory, where he developed techniques for web data mining. He also worked on several research projects related to information retrieval, natural language processing, and image understanding.