EEA Regional Consultant Atsushi Ishii, CEO, Couger
The EEA not too long ago welcomed Atsushi Ishii as the brand new EEA Regional Consultant in Japan. Ishii will present native help to make sure that regional members are well-positioned to leverage the EEA’s applications, curiosity teams, working teams and assets to attain their desired enterprise outcomes.
His expertise with blockchain communities might be a worthwhile asset in his efforts to interact the EEA’s rising member base, as he works to encourage business-oriented Ethereum initiatives in Japan. Atushi is the CEO of Couger, a long-time EEA member and synthetic intelligence (AI) startup. He’s additionally a frequent speaker at Ethereum enterprise conferences on Ethereum’s position in accelerating Web3 enterprise and digital experiences (DX) use instances.
The next is a Q&A with Ishii about his background and expertise, his new EEA Regional Consultant position, and his insights on native and regional developments. To get in contact with Ishii, join with him within the EEA Member Portal or attain out through e-mail or LinkedIn.
Please inform us extra about your self and your organization.
As Couger’s CEO, I presently lead the event of a Digital Human Agent (VHA) known as Ludens, which makes use of a human-like interface, together with AI know-how within the background, to make communication, and human-technology interplay, extra human-like and pure utilizing AI, robotics, IoT, and blockchain. In my position at Couger, I leverage previous enterprise expertise together with the improvement of varied IBM companies; a number of large-scale search engines like google and yahoo at Rakuten and Infoseek; large-scale on-line video games; a studying simulator for Honda; and a Japanese government-backed AI-based cloud robotics analysis initiative.
How do you hope to positively have an effect on the EEA because the Regional Consultant for Japan?
That is an thrilling time within the business. I stay up for working with native EEA members and corporations inside our regional Ethereum ecosystem. The EEA is well-positioned to assist companies worldwide innovate their strategy to attaining enterprise outcomes with Ethereum.
Because the Regional Head of the EEA’s Japan workplace, I stay up for being the purpose of contact for EEA members and evangelists for Ethereum. I encourage corporations constructing on Ethereum and EEA members to attach with me in regards to the EEA assets out there to help their development. I’ll stay up for participating in native hackathons, workshops, coaching classes, and conferences to attach with companies innovating with Ethereum.
How can EEA member corporations in your area get entangled?
Any firm constructing on Ethereum or seeking to faucet into Web3 can join with me to study extra about how the EEA can help them. EEA members within the area can work collectively to disseminate Ethereum enterprise use instances with Japan’s distinctive traits. I welcome enter and communication from all within the EEA member group and am additionally planning to carry an unbiased EEA occasion in Japan to deliver the group collectively.
What present developments are you seeing in Japan, and do you assume they differ from different areas?
Japan has one of many world’s prime content material industries, together with manga, anime, and video games, and these corporations are accelerating their use of NFTs. The buyer electronics and car industries even have a lot of international manufacturers seeking to blockchain to advance their companies, and consequently, Ethereum utilization can also be advancing right here. By holding workshops and collaborating with a few of these main corporations, we are able to collaborate with them across the enterprise worth of Ethereum in a extra in depth, worthwhile manner.
What first introduced you to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and why did you resolve to turn into a member?
Inside the blockchain group, we heard in regards to the EEA from one other member and joined in 2017 to attach with the main enterprise adopters, innovators and leaders inside the Ethereum ecosystem. Because the world turns into more and more oriented towards digital experiences or “DX,” our workforce leverages the EEA group to debate the methods enterprise makes use of of digital belongings are anticipated to develop. On this context, we are able to all higher establish the ways in which Ethereum can leverage its operational monitor file within the public blockchain.
The EEA is a group the place we are able to share and talk about Ethereum initiatives and information amongst home and worldwide corporations. Because the EEA Regional Lead in Japan, I hope to broaden how information about enterprise adoption of Ethereum is shared and utilized.
What are you presently engaged on regarding Ethereum? How will end-users profit out of your work?
At Couger, I’ve been working with Blockchain EXE, a blockchain group with over 6,000 members at home and worldwide occasions, and ETHTerakoya, a group for extremely specialised blockchain know-how discussions and prototype improvement, in collaboration with the Ethereum Basis and different group operations involving Japanese corporations and abroad builders.
As well as, the Ethereum-based confidential protocol “zkCREAM,” initially developed by our firm Couger, has been chosen as an official program of the Ethereum Basis, and its use is increasing.
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