Senseye appoints Wakako Yamaguchi to drive Japanese expansion


Senseye, a provider of predictive maintenance software, today announced that it has recruited Wakako Yamaguchi to expand its business activities in Japan. Wakako will lead Senseye’s sales activities in Japan and provide account management support to its customers in the country. 

IMG_WakakoYamaguchiSenseye, which already works with two major automotive manufacturers in Japan, is working in the country in partnership with Business Link Japan (BLJ), a consultancy that helps international companies enter the Japanese market. Wakako is part of BLJ’s leadership team and has 15 years’ experience working in business development roles for technology companies in Japan.

Senseye uses advanced machine learning algorithms to automatically identify emerging problems with industrial machinery and predict precisely when monitored assets are likely to fail. Leading manufacturers have halved their levels of unplanned downtime, boosted the productivity of maintenance staff by 55 percent and achieved maintenance cost reductions of up to 40 percent by using Senseye.

Simon Kampa, CEO of Senseye, comments: “Japan is a forward-looking market with many big industrial organizations operating in sectors where we have already proven our ability to reduce unplanned downtime and boost efficiencies. We’ve been very impressed by Wakako and the experience of BLJ’s people on the ground in Tokyo, and we are excited to work in partnership with them to expand our operations in Japan.”

Wakako Yamaguchi comments: “The Japanese market offers a huge opportunity to Senseye. Its automated predictive maintenance product will add significant value as part of wider digital transformation efforts and manufacturers here are looking to new digital technologies as a way of boosting quality, enhancing productivity and becoming more competitive.”

Partnering with BLJ is one of several international moves being made by Senseye this year. The company recently translated its predictive maintenance software into the French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages, and appointed experienced business leaders to establish new operations in France and Germany.