hakata.io has had a presence since 2009 in Vietnam when it operated as Hakata Consulting. Hakata Consulting was made up of consultants from Japan, Vietnam and the US. In 2019, Hakata Consulting was rebranded as hakata.io focusing on providing IT consultancy, social media, and web solutions internationally.
Our core team of consultants have experience working with American, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Kazakhstani, Turkish and Vietnamese clients in various sectors.
The founder of hakata.io has been involved in many early technlogy networking events in HCMC, Vietnam, including initiating the first Barcamp Saigon and organizing the first events for Google, Mozilla and Rackspace Asia.
Kevin Miller Matsunaga is the Founder and Managing Director for hakata.io, a company he started in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2019.
In 2007, Matsunaga formed SLG Vscapeone Co. Ltd. (SLGV), an IT consulting and market advisory company serving American, Indonesian and Vietnamese clients including Vietmindo. SLGV was renamed to Hakata Consulting in 2009 serving clients in the US, Tunisia and Vietnam, until 2012.
After working in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Shanghai, China, Matsunaga returned back to Vietnam in 2017 to focus on IT projects in the country.
As of 2020, Matsunaga also serves as a AWS Scout for Amazon in efforts to develop the next generations of startups.
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Hakata is one of the oldest cities in Japan in what is now known as Fukuoka. Hakata was famous for being the location of two failed Mongol invasions of Japan in the late 13th Century. Hakata is used interchangibly with Fukuoka by Japanese people. The founder chose Hakata as the name of his company since his family has historical roots in the Hakata region.
Panaroma of Fukuoka (Hakata), Japan. Photo by Jason CS Chen (Unsplash).