Kota is a Software Engineer at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT is one of the biggest telecommunication companies which provide cloud services in Japan. Kota has worked on OpenStack Swift for approximately 6 years. Recently, he has worked on global distributed cluster efficiency and the area of erasure code stuff in the Swift community and he has joined Swift core team since Jun 2015. Since before joining Swift core team, he is working some Swift assosiated projects (e.g. Storlets, Swift3, PyECLib) as a core contributor.