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CEO Masayuki Ishizaki’s interview on the Journal by ACCJ

1Ascent Robotics CEO Masayuki Ishizaki was featured on the Journal, the American Chamber of Commerce Japan’s (ACCJ) monthly publication. His interview was part of a series of interviews under the title of “CASE: The future of mobility?” in which industry leaders, startup founders and ecosystem builders were interviewed about their visions of the future of […]

CTO Ivo Timoteo pitching at Forbes Rising Star

On July 19th Ascent’s CTO Ivo Timoteo took the stage at Forbes Magazine’s pitching event, the Rising Star, as the event’s only non-Japanese representative to give a 4-minute pitch to an experienced jury. Ascent Robotics was one of eight companies chosen to pitch at the event from a pool of 300 companies. Forbes Japan Rising […]

Ascent Robotics at Shizuoka Tech Beat

On July 24-25 Ascent Robotics attended Shizuoka Tech Beat, an event organized by the Shizuoka Prefectural Government and Shizuoka Bank. The event is dedicated to help Tokyo startups and established companies from Shizuoka to meet and exchange ideas. In addition to meeting people over 2 days at our own booth, Ascent’s Head of Sales delivered […]

CEO Masayuki Ishizaki at RISE in Hong Kong

One of Asia’s largest tech conferences, RISE, was held in Hong Kong on July 8-11. Leaders, investors and journalists from over 100 countries gathered to network, learn and discuss the upcoming trends of the tech world. Ascent’s CEO Masayuki Ishizaki sat down with Li Zhang (COO,, Olaf Sakkers (Partner, Maniv Mobility) and Mercedes Ruehl […]

Ascent Robotics on CNN International’s program “Innovate Japan”

Ascent Robotics will be featured on CNN International’s brand new show Innovate Japan. CNN’s award-winning correspondent Will Ripley explores the ways in which Japan’s most innovative companies tackle the country’s issue with its quickly aging society and Ascent was chosen to represent the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. Tune into CNN International on Saturday […]

Ascent Robotics to sponsor Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School

Ascent Robotics is proud to announce its sponsorship of Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School, a one-week summer school held in Bucharest, Romania from July 1st to 6th, 2019. The event’s organizers and lecturers include people from world’s top universities and companies such as DeepMind, UC Berkeley, Oxford and Google AI among others. Futhermore, by […]

Ascent CEO in panel discussion with Nvidia and Toyota Motor Company, Research Institute

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took part in a panel discussion at the International Conference on Machine Vision Applications in Tokyo on May 30th. Ishizaki joined the panel with Jose Alvarez (Nvidia), Yasuomi Takeuchi (Toyota Motor Corporation) and Koichiro Yamaguchi (Toyota Research Institute) to discuss a wide variety of fundamental issues of autonomous driving including safety, […]

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki’s Keynote at Microsoft Japan’s de:code 2019 conference

Microsoft Japan’s annual conference “de:code (Japanese)” was held on May 29th at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo. Ascent Robotics CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took the stage in the morning of the first day of the conference to deliver a keynote speech. Microsoft’s de:code is a technical conference tailored for IT professionals and engineers, including developers. […]

Engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visit to Ascent office in Tokyo

Several engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visited our offices on May 9th as one of the sites on their Poly-Monde mission to Japan. Their plan was to meet industry and government on the themes of urban mobility and robotics. We were delighted to host them and engage in a conversation on the role of Artificial […]