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 packages, curiosity teams, working teams and assets to realize their desired enterprise outcomes.
His expertise with blockchain communities shall be a priceless 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 function in accelerating Web3 enterprise and digital experiences (DX) use circumstances.
The next is a Q&A with Ishii about his background and expertise, his new EEA Regional Consultant function, 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) referred to as Ludens, which makes use of a human-like interface, together with AI expertise within the background, to make communication, and human-technology interplay, extra human-like and pure utilizing AI, robotics, IoT, and blockchain. In my function 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 trade. I sit up for working with native EEA members and firms inside our regional Ethereum ecosystem. The EEA is well-positioned to assist companies worldwide innovate their strategy to reaching enterprise outcomes with Ethereum.
Because the Regional Head of the EEA’s Japan workplace, I sit up for being the purpose of contact for EEA members and evangelists for Ethereum. I encourage firms constructing on Ethereum and EEA members to attach with me in regards to the EEA assets accessible to help their development. I’ll sit up for participating in native hackathons, workshops, coaching periods, and conferences to attach with companies innovating with Ethereum.
How can EEA member firms in your area get entangled?
Any firm constructing on Ethereum or trying 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 circumstances with Japan’s distinctive traits. I welcome enter and communication from all within the EEA member neighborhood and am additionally planning to carry an impartial EEA occasion in Japan to carry the neighborhood collectively.
What present developments are you seeing in Japan, and do you suppose they differ from different areas?
Japan has one of many world’s high content material industries, together with manga, anime, and video games, and these firms are accelerating their use of NFTs. The buyer electronics and vehicle industries even have a lot of world manufacturers trying to blockchain to advance their companies, and in consequence, Ethereum utilization can also be advancing right here. By holding workshops and collaborating with a few of these main firms, we will collaborate with them across the enterprise worth of Ethereum in a extra intensive, priceless means.
What first introduced you to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and why did you determine to turn out to be a member?
Inside the blockchain neighborhood, 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 throughout the Ethereum ecosystem. Because the world turns into more and more oriented towards digital experiences or “DX,” our crew leverages the EEA neighborhood to debate the methods enterprise makes use of of digital property are anticipated to develop. On this context, we will all higher determine the ways in which Ethereum can leverage its operational observe report within the public blockchain.
The EEA is a neighborhood the place we will share and talk about Ethereum initiatives and information amongst home and worldwide firms. Because the EEA Regional Lead in Japan, I hope to develop 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 neighborhood with over 6,000 contributors at home and worldwide occasions, and ETHTerakoya, a neighborhood for extremely specialised blockchain expertise discussions and prototype improvement, in collaboration with the Ethereum Basis and different neighborhood operations involving Japanese firms 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.