Atsushi Yamanaka

Steering Committee Member
Japan Data Center Council (JDCC)

Ash is a General Manager in the President’s Office of IDC Frontier Inc., a leading Data Center, Cloud Infrastructure & Big Data Platform Service Provider in Japan, where he is in charge of business strategy, business planning, investment planning and external affairs. Ash also serves as a Steering Committee Member for Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) where he leads various industrial and governmental collaboration activities, and serves also as a Board Director at Basho technologies Inc. He started his career as a Data Center specialist at Japan Telecom (current Softbank Telecom) in 2000, followed by joining Softbank IDC (current IDC Frontier) from its foundation in 2005 where he led many multi-million-scale Data Center construction projects which received many domestic and international awards. Ash received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London, and also is an Associate of Royal College of Science (ARCS).