About Unicage

USP Lab, was founded by Tounaka-san in 2005 Tokyo, Japan to develop Unicage. Unicage is a shell scripting development language operating in a cluster-oriented environment, with 200 proprietary commands, of which 60 are used regularly for simplicity, while utilizing UNIX-like OS fundamentals and standards.

USP Lab received exposure within the MIT community in Kendall Square, unveiling its outstanding history of solid accomplishments in designing and building honest, client-centric information systems and in programming and processing of large amounts of data, with outsized results.

Without similar technologies in Europe, and considering data processing and analysis a competitive advantage for the future,  Daniel Faria and Carlos Miguel Cruz decided to propose to Tounaka San the establishment of a branch in Europe and North America to develop Unicage Methodology in research, education and business development.

In 2016, Unicage EU was set up, with Delta Coffee of Portugal the first client of USP Lab outside Japan. In 2017, Unicage was selected for the banking awards in London for the MUFG project.

In the last years, Unicage has established several partnerships with consulting companies, and nowadays, our team is working with clients to perform complex integrations and customizations to accelerate the digital transformations in a variety of industries.

The Team

Carlos Cruz

Founder and CEO Unicage EU

Carlos Cruz has over 20 years of experience in managing the day-to-day areas of sales, operations, and data systems in organizations.

Carlos Cruz started his first venture while studying Business Administration at ISCTE University ( www.iscte-iul.pt).  “Fail but Fail Fast” was the first and most important lesson he learned and a headhunter once told him that he is off the regular career pathway – and he was right.

After that, he worked for Intel Security for  8 years as a Retail Manager and in 2014, he was selected for the MIT Portugal Program – Building Global Innovators, for a project in Big Data applied to Public Transportation and Payments. In 2016, he set up Unicage EU with Nobuaki Tounaka and Daniel Faria. In 2017, Unicage was shortlisted for the Banking Technology Awards in London with the MUFG Project in Japan. 

Nobuaki Tounaka

Founder and CEO USP Lab Japan

In 1992, he left the Ph.D. program in Information Engineering at Tokyo University to work for Daiei, Inc. and in 1996, he won the President’s Award for system improvements.

From 2000 to 2002, Tounaka-san was a visiting professor at the University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences where led activities subsidized by the Information Technology Promotion Agency.

He founded USP Labs in 2005 as CEO From 2009 to 2011, he was a lecturer at Cornel University Retail Management Program of Japan.

Buyanjargal Shirnen

CEO, USP MONGOLIA LLC, Director, USP Lab. JAPAN LTD.

Buyanjargal Shirnen is a director of Unicage evangelism at USP Ltd. in Japan and CEO of USP Mongolia in Mongolia, a subsidiary of USP Ltd. He served a founding principle and director of New Mongol college of technology in Mongolia for 5 years which is a college modeled on Japanese technology college called KOSEN.As the director for Unicage™ framework evangelism, developed by USP Lab. LTD., his role is to connect and make its best practices accessible to enterprises, new graduates and IT developers.

Miguel Ferreira

System Engineer

Miguel Ferreira is a Unicage System Engineer. He is responsible for developing software solutions that meet the challenges posed by big data pipelines. He received his PhD in Physics from Lisbon’s Instituto Superior Técnico in 2019 and carries the enthusiasm for understanding how things work into everything he does. He lives in Lisbon with his wife and likes to spend his free time reading books (preferably on a sunny terrace!).

Yuichi Inoue

Lead Development Director

Takaaki Sugiyama

Senior Unicage Engineer

Takaaki is a Senior Unicage  software engineer with over 15 years of experience in Java, C and JavaScript, and 8 years of experience in UNICAGE technology.

Also has knowledge about web-based solution technologies, computer architecture, middleware technologies and Linux/FreeBSD operation.

Sometimes, works as a technical writer that presents some IT news,  programing tips and review of new solutions.

Daniel Faria

Advisor

Tiago Mota

Non-Executive Advisor

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