Wolf Bocanett is a senior technical staff member at IBM Japan and a regional leader of the IBM Garage worldwide team.
Currently Wolf is the Asia Pacific, Japan & China Development Leader at IBM Garage. In addition to that he is a member of Tokyo R&D Laboratory and a collaborator with different IBM R&D labs across the world.
Wolf specialize and mentor others in emerging technologies, human-centered design, agile development, gaming technologies and software architecture. Wolf help people create & realize novel digital experiences and solutions using the latest technologies along with user-centric design & agile development methodlogies.
Computer vision and XR (AR/VR/MR), Blockchain, AI, ML, gaming technologies, user-experience, design thinking, quantum computing, cloud computing, cloud-native development, software architecture, human-computer-interfaces (HCI), cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) and much more.
Beyond that sometimes volunteer in Japan in areas such as lecturing at schools, mentoring others in areas such as technology and professional growth, supporting local creators and groups and providing assistance in times of emergency and disaster management and prevention.
Publications, contributions and related work
- IBM SARS-CoV-2 Variant Browser
[Contributor and senior developer]
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, IBM has launched a web service called the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Browser on the IBM Functional Genomics Platform. The browser offers interactive web applications, mainly the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Browser which visualizes SARS-CoV-2 variants and provides statistics for researchers and public health officials. By using the browser, users can interactively explore SARS-CoV-2 variants with their own filter conditions and download the data. Users also can view phylogeny and data statistics in an easy-to-use graphical interface.
- Press release (Japanese)
- Application platform
- [Article/Press release] The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo and IBM jointly developed a SARS-CoV-2 genome analysis and visualization system to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 in Japan
- IBM Functional Genomics Platform
- Advanced Material Design (aka MolGX)
[Senior developer and contributor]
'IBM Molecule Generation Experience (MolGX)' released today is a free web application that automatically designs the molecular geometry of materials with desired properties, and partially provides IBM Research's AI technology. With an easy-to-understand user interface and operability made for general users, even without advanced IT skills, you can experience the cutting edge of materials informatics while learning the basics of AI. The background of this web application is an AI technology called 'molecular generation model', which is expected to shorten the development period of new materials and develop innovative new materials beyond the normal process & the imaginable.
- Press release (Japanese)
- Application platform
- [Article at IBM.com] IBM drives discovery of materials that make gadgets more sustainable
- [Aritcle at GizChina] IBM’s AI platform MolGX Can Automatically Design Molecular Structures
- [Article at IBM Research] IBM Molecule Generation Experience: Supercharging new materials design with AI and Hybrid Cloud
- [Article at VentureBeat] IBM launches AI platform to discover new materials
- [Article at Appedus] IBM launches AI platform to discover new materials
- [Article at Nikkei] 日本IBM、Webアプリ「IBM Molecule Generation Experience」を公開
- [Article at IBM Think Blogs] Futuristic Chemistry with Science: "A Sustainable Future through the Development of Unknown Materials by AI" (Japanese)
- [Article at IBM Think Blogs] The Urgency of Science (Japanese)
- [Scientific publication at arxiv.org] Molecular Inverse-Design Platform for Material Industries
- [Scientific publication at ACM] Molecular Inverse-Design Platform for Material Industries
- BLUE Plastics
[Development advice and contributor]
A plastic resource recycling project with IBM Japan and Asahi-Kasei (旭化成) focusing on the circular economoy of plastics and it's recycling.
Asahi Kasei Corporation has launched BLUE Plastics (Blockchain Loop to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy, Blue Plastics), a digital platform to realize a resource recycling society as part of its sustainability efforts as dictated by the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).- Press release (Japanese)
Through this project, Asahi Kasei and IBM Japan will establish a digital platform to visualize the recycling rate and recycling chain, and to encourage changes in consumer behavior to promote plastic resource recycling.
The prototype is designed for use by companies and consumers alike, with the aim of promoting behavioral change among consumers by displaying the percentage of recycled materials used in recycled plastic products and visualizing the companies involved in the recycling chain. Consumers can use their smartphone cameras to read the QR codes printed on the recycled plastic products and check their history through the traceability of blockchain technology.
- [Article at Ledger Insights] Asahi Kasei trials plastic traceability platform with IBM blockchain
- [Article/Press Release at Asahi Kasei] Asahi Kasei Announces Demonstration Trial in BLUE Plastics Project for Recycling at FamilyMart
- [Article/Press release at Asahi Kasei] Asahi Kasei launches "BLUE Plastics" plastic resource recycling project with IBM Japan.
Projects and Groups
- Augmented and Virtual Reality Research at IBM Watson
- Blockchain @ IBM Research – Zurich
- Blockchain and Finance Research @ IBM Research - Tokyo
- Blockchain and Smart Contracts, IBM Research - India
- Blockchain Solutions
- Blockchain solutions for the financial services and public sectors
- Computer Architecture (Computer Systems Design sub-discipline)
- Conversational UX Design
- Designing Mobile User Experiences
- IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab
- User Experience Design and Engineering
- Virtual World Accessibility
- Watson Visual Recognition