GAKU UEDA

GAKU UEDA

CEO/Co-Founder

Gaku has held leadership roles in some of the most prominent technology firms in Silicon Valley, driving engineering of services that run on a massive scale. Prior to founding MODE, Inc., he was Director of Engineering at Twitter. At Google, he led the team that launched Google Maps in Japan and grew the service into a market leader. In his spare time, Gaku is an avid cyclist, electronics tinkerer and collector of vintage personal computers.

ETHAN KAN

ETHAN KAN

CTO/Co-Founder

Ethan is a software architect, coder and API designer. As the first engineering hire of ONElist, he helped create one of the first social networks of the Internet. He went on to become the tech lead of Yahoo Groups, overseeing both development and operations. Before co-founding MODE, he was Director of Engineering at social games company 50Cubes.

SATOSHI UENO

SATOSHI UENO

Japan Country Manager

Satoshi is a seasoned professional in business development, specializing in IoT and Digital Transformation businesses. He has launched several B2B and B2C initiatives at NIFTY and Fujitsu America. He also has experience in corporate investments and business strategies. With his motto, “with us, you can”, he is ready to help customers innovate and build their business.

TAKESHI SHINODA

TAKESHI SHINODA

Software Engineer

Takeshi is a true full-stack engineer. He is experienced in the world of enterprise software as well as that of web services. Through the years, he has taken up roles as engineer, engineering manager, architect and more. He enjoys catching up with the latest technologies. At MODE, he dreams of one day creating a system that collects data from space!

SHOICHI CHIBA

SHOICHI CHIBA

Solution Architect

Before joining MODE, Shoichi has been developing large-scale cloud systems for many clients of Hitachi. He went on to lead a number of IoT projects and was responsible in designing system architectures for clients. He joined the MODE team after seeing the possibilities of MODE’s technology. Besides being a problem-solver for customers, Shoichi is also a video gamer and movie buff.

NAOKI NOMOTO

NAOKI NOMOTO

Software Engineer

Naoki is a seasoned and multi-talented engineer. He has taken up roles as full-stack programmer, infrastructure/DevOps engineer, architect and tech lead. His experience spans a wide range of areas, including embeded system, enterprice software, ad services and web services. His interest in using software in unexpected ways led him to explore music composition by programs. And he is applying the same interest in building IoT systems.

YUTA SHIMAKAWA

YUTA SHIMAKAWA

Software Engineer

Yuta is a great software engineer. Before joining MODE, he has worked at several web-based technology companies as programmer, engineering manager and product manager. He loves to create and drive software products, and is particularly enthusiastic about improving DevOps process and building development teams. His Twitter handle is @banana_umai, or “banana is delicious” in Japanese, even though he actually doesn’t like bananas that much.

JUN TAKEDA

JUN TAKEDA

Software Engineer

Jun worked at a major system integrator for over 10 years, spending his effort mainly in the development of enterprise systems. After that he switched focus to web services and new technologies. Most recently he was involved in a number of MaaS projects as a tech lead. He enjoys the process of turning his ideas into actual products. He joined MODE in 2019 with the goal of making a better world with IoT.