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ABBYY appoints Tomohito Shimizu to lead and grow Japanese business

October 02, 2023
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ABBYY, a leader in intelligent automation, is pleased to announce that Tomohito Shimizu has been appointed country manager of ABBYY Japan Co., Ltd.

"The APAC region is demonstrating significant growth for the use of AI in automation and specifically for AI OCR and process mining, and presents great opportunity for ABBYY.
Tomo has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the intelligent automation market to effectively drive ABBYY’s growth strategy in Japan."

Neil Murphy, Chief Sales Officer at ABBYY

IDC forecasts the Asia-Pacific-Japan market for intelligent process automation (IPA) will grow to $5.5 billion by 20251 and the global market opportunity will reach $42.5 billion. IPA is a combination of technologies used to manage and automate digital processes and includes intelligent automation platforms such as robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent document processing, process mining, AI and machine learning. ABBYY is a recognized leader by industry analysts for its IDP and process mining solutions.

"We see massive potential in the combination of our process improvement and intelligent document processing solutions to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation goals and improve the customer experience. I look forward to heading the Japanese team and together expanding ABBYY’s presence in this region by acquiring new customers, rebuilding trusted relationships with our partners and maximizing the satisfaction of existing clients."

Tomohito Shimizu, country manager of ABBYY Japan Co., Ltd.

Before joining ABBYY, Mr. Shimizu spent more than 30 years at RICOH, being responsible for the company strategy development and overseeing the software development team. He worked in Japan as well as in the Silicon Valley, USA, and has extensive experience in both, hardware solutions and solution software.

1 IDC Worldwide Intelligent Process Automation Software Forecast, 2021-2025; July 2021 #US48015622


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