ThoughtSpot Appoints Keizo Arinobu to Lead Business Efforts in Japan

Keizo joins from MongoDB to support growing demand from Japanese enterprises for search and AI-driven analytics 

TOKYO, Japan. – March 11, 2019 -- ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics, announced today that industry veteran Keizo Arinobou has joined the team as the country manager for Japan. In his role, Arinobu will be responsible for all business initiatives for ThougthSpot’s growing business in Japan, including working with Japanese enterprise customers, expanding the ThoughtSpot partner ecosystem, and overseeing sales. Arinobu joins from MongoDB, where he led the company’s growth in Japan. Previously, he was the Japan Country Manager for Talend and EVP of Sales & Marketing for WingArc.

Arinobu joins as ThoughtSpot’s growth in Japan accelerates. Since establishing a local entity last year, ThoughtSpot has begun working with Japanese customers to aid in their digital transformation journey. Simultaneously, the company has established relationships with leading Japanese consultancies and solutions providers, such as NTT Data and Accenture, NS Solution, Zeal. The company plans to expand the partner ecosystem as interest in the company’s search and AI-driven analytics platform continues to grow throughout the country. 

“Enterprises throughout the Japanese market are looking for new, innovative ways to put their data to use to not only compete, but thrive, in today’s digital world. They need to arm their business users with insights whenever and wherever decisions are made,” said Seann Gardiner, SVP of Business Development, ThoughtSpot. “Keizo is the perfect leader to help ThoughtSpot scale to meet this critical need in the market and help organizations throughout Japan embrace the next generation of analytics.”

“I’ve spent my entire career helping organizations in Japan to adopt emerging technology to improve how their business operates. ThoughtSpot provides the ideal opportunity to continue this mission by bringing the power of search and artificial intelligence to enterprises throughout Japan,” said Keizo Arinobu. “The world around us is changing faster than ever before, especially when it comes to analytics. I’m excited to join a team with the right product, and perhaps more importantly, the right team to help Japanese enterprises navigate these changes and leverage their data in a fundamentally new way.” 

The news comes on the heels of substantial growth for ThoughtSpot around the world. The company was named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, raised $248M in new funding, substantially grew the executive team, received recognition as one of the top 10 places to work by Glassdoor, and was named one of the 100 most important cloud companies in the world by Forbes. 

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