Noriaki Takamura joined RealNetworks in 2017 as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Takamura lead the go-to-market strategy in Asia Pac for RealNetworks’ new growth initiative product SAFR™ —the world’s premier facial recognition platform for live video. In his role, Mr. Takamura oversees all sales and new business development activities for SAFR across the Asia Pac region, including exploring new geo markets.
Mr. Takamura earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kokushikan University, and then started his career at Fuji Electric where he quickly learned the importance of building relationships based on trust and understanding the customer needs. Mr. Takamura progressed to various leadership positions, managing large teams, often in multi-national settings, at companies such as Schneider Electric, APC, Rittal and Cisco Systems. Mr. Takamura has an Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management.