FRONTEO, Inc.(“FRONTEO”) today announced a change to the US leadership of its subsidiary, FRONTEO USA, Inc. (“FRONTEO USA”). FRONTEO has appointed Naritomo Ikeue, Executive Vice-President Chief Operating Officer and Director of FRONTEO as CEO of FRONTEO USA effective September 1st.
As a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of FRONTEO, FRONTEO USA is a global technology and services company specializing in service and litigation consulting for the eDiscovery market in North America. Mr. Ikeue will be based out of the US while concurrently serving as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of FRONTEO. This change in leadership is aimed at accelerating growth in the North American market and achieving the overall business plan of FRONTEO.
Mr. Ikeue joined FRONTEO in 2003 and was appointed as Executive Vice-President Chief Operating Officer and Director on November 2017 and Director of UBIC North America, Inc. (now FRONTEO USA) on December 2017.
About FRONTEO, Inc.
FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, “KIBIT”. FRONTEO’s KIBIT technology is driven by FRONTEO artificial intelligence based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. KIBIT incorporates experts’ tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. FRONTEO continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. FRONTEO was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. FRONTEO provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, “Lit i View”, and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages. The company name was changed from UBIC, Inc. to FRONTEO, Inc. as of July 1, 2016.