Makoto is CTO at Empath. Prior to joining Empath, Makoto engaged in the project developing the third generation hard disk recorder at SONY. As a system integrator, he has developed enterprise systems and smartphone applications as well as backend systems. He held a variety of ICT project manager positions based on his experiences in system designs, infrastructure constructions, and implementations with advanced knowledge of multiple programming languages. He holds an M.A. in Computer Science and System Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology. He is a co-author of Android API Programming Reference (My Navi Publishing, Tokyo. 2012).