Cogent Labs selected for the government project “Visionary Management 2021”

– Promoting the employment of highly-skilled foreign IT personnel as a company that engages in new management methods unrestricted by nationality –

Cogent Labs Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Eric Hideyuki Whiteway; hereafter “Cogent Labs”), developer and provider of Intelligent Document Processing (IDP), which uses cutting-edge AI technology, has been selected as a target company for “Visionary Management 2021,” a government project promoted by the Cabinet Secretariat’s Cyber Security Center (NISC) and entrusted by the Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) to Zenken Honsha Co.

Website for “Visionary Management 2021″ (

What is “Visionary Management 2021”?

This is a government project that aims to share the know-how and benefits of hiring IT professionals by selecting about 100 companies from all over Japan that are working on a new management method of hiring highly skilled foreign IT professionals, and publishing the interviews with the managers in the form of videos and e-books. The aim of this government project is to share the know-how and benefits of accepting human resources widely. The aim of this project is to improve Japan’s technological capabilities, revitalize the Japanese economy, and expand the employment of high-level foreign human resources to achieve these goals.

They have selected companies from various regions, industries, and corporate sizes that are hiring a wide range of excellent human resources without being concerned about nationality or Japanese language ability. We have compiled and published case studies of the management’s thinking, the reasons for their efforts, the advantages and disadvantages, and the specific ways in which they have proceeded, with the aim of providing a reference for many other companies that are considering building organizations with diverse human resources with similar guidelines.

Cogent Labs has been hiring talented people from all over the world, regardless of nationality, since its inception in order to conduct cutting-edge research and development in artificial intelligence, and has been selected as a “Visionary Management 2021” in recognition of its diverse international environment and open corporate culture based on merit.

Visionary Management 2021″ official website:
This project site is promoted by the Cabinet Secretariat’s Cyber Security Center (NISC) and managed by the Japan Information Service Industry Association (JISA) ( and Zenken Honsha.

About Cogent Labs Inc.

Cogent Labs is a company that is working to digitally transform knowledge work by developing and offering cutting-edge yet practical AI services that can be used from the cloud to the edge. It provides AI-based products and services to support companies that are dealing with such issues as improving productivity in the workplace or that are facing shortages of skilled labor. The company made its SmartRead IDP service available as it moves ahead with building its Cogent DX platform for realizing digital transformation in documents through recognition and natural language processing technologies. Currently, Cogent Labs offers Kaidoku SmartFind, an enterprise document search service utilizing its proprietary natural language processing engine.

Head Office: Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower 36F, 3-2-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Established: April 2014
Representative Director: Eric Hideyuki Whiteway 
Capital: 4,502.59 million yen (including reserves)
Description of Business: Research and development of advanced artificial intelligence and provision of related solution services.

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