Michiaki Ariga

Sales Engineer & Field Data Scientist


As Sales Engineer and Field Data Scientist, Michiaki Ariga leverages machine learning and data science to enable Cloudera customers to create value from big data using Hadoop/Spark and Python. Cloudera provides the world’s fastest, easiest, and most secure data platform built on Hadoop to solve the most demanding business challenges with data.

Previously, Ariga has worked on natural language processing (NLP) projects and development of a speech dialog system at Toshiba. He also used machine learning to develop a product recommendation service for Cookpad, the largest online recipe sharing service in Japan with 60 million users. With these experiences transforming web development teams to data-driven models, Ariga aims to help more companies leverage data to gain business value.