In September, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its fourth “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the sixth in a series of 30 features about the impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
Upon joining Nikkei in 2019 as a full stack engineer, Go Takagi first made a name for himself by developing the Nikkei.com replica viewer app, which has 800,000 paid subscribers.
Since then, he has continued using his extensive skills across the back-end, front-end, and UI design to improve the company’s products and develop them into smartphone apps with high user satisfaction levels.
He has proven to be a valuable addition to the 140-year-old company, which enjoys a reputation as a reliable Japanese economic news media outlet but still wrestles with how to leverage the latest Web technologies. His forward-looking thinking has helped the company develop innovative products, contributing greatly to the company’s ability to deliver information to users in new ways.
Part of Go’s success can be attributed to his ability to consider how each product will be received by users and then thinking about how to deliver a consistent user experience. His insight has made him a sought-after speaker at conferences. Now, Go is organising internships for students and hiring new graduates at Nikkei, ensuring it will be an attractive environment for the next generation of talent like himself.