Interview: Shinya Ota (CTO of CTIA)

Shinya Ota utilizes distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence to create a brand-new digital transformation globally.

He founded his first company, an internet service planning and operation system when he was 13 years old, and he further acquired diverse knowledge and high expertise for various industries through EC website development as well as community development for producers and trading companies.Since 2017, Shinya has started to develop a Smart Intelligence Network with a high scalability of system development focusing on decentralized systems.

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: Tell us about you. Why did you start this CTIA?

Shinya Ota: By using blockchain technology, I wanted to simplify various transaction proofing methods and realize more accurate transactions, in short, traceability and provenance, so that more people can trade in a high transparency and trusted manner.[/box]

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: Tell us about CTIA. What platform?

Shinya Ota: CTIA is fintech consultancy company and currently we are using various blockchain platforms, from R3 Corda to Ripple, to realize the vision of providing traceability and provenance.[/box]

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: How do you support the agricultural sector?

Shinya Ota: By implementing blockchain-based traceability, we improve the productivity of producers and distributors, in addition, the enhanced transparency resulted from blockchain-based traceability enables them to access inventory financing since the banks will have more confidence of the inventory data as it is tamper-proof. [/box]

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: Most solutions come with closed source code and proprietary architecture, but do you offer an open platform? why?

Shinya Ota: CTIA’s solution is built with closed code and a unique architecture due to our proprietary knowledge and experience. Having said that, there are other parts of our solution stack that use open technologies such as Linux in the environment where the system operates.[/box]

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: What motivates you?

Shinya Ota: Garbage problems caused by mass production that lead to environmental destruction. We believe our solution could help to reduce waste and make our environment more sustainable.[/box]

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Newsdesk: What are your future plans?

Shinya Ota: I want to extend our traceability solution to enable a variety of transactions.

If a company use our solution, they can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.[/box]

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