Regional VP & Global Industry Leader, Financial Services & Sustainability
Junta Nakai is the VP and Global Industry Leader of Financial Services and Sustainability at Databricks. In his capacity, he is responsible for driving the world wide adoption of the Databricks platform across Capital Markets, Banking/Payments, Insurers and Data Providers as well as the advancement of ESG use-cases across all verticals. Prior to joining Databricks, Junta spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as the Head of Asia Pacific Sales for the Americas in the Equities Division. He is a contributing Business and Technology writer at several publications and speaks frequently about digital transformation in Financial Services at conferences and media outlets around the world. Junta's thought leadership has been featured in publications such BusinessInsider, Harvard Business Review, and The Times. Junta is bilingual in English and Japanese and holds a B.A. in Economics & International Studies from Northwestern University. He has been honored as the 2018-2019 Alumnus Fellow at Hopkins School and as an Austin J. Waldron Alumni speaker at Northwestern University. Junta is also the co-owner of Brooklyn Kura, the first sake brewery in New York.