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Confluent Appoints Koichi Ishii as Japan Country Leader

SINGAPORE, Singapore - February 7, 2024 - Confluent, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFLT), the data streaming pioneer, today announced the appointment of Koichi Ishii as the country manager for Japan. Ishii brings over 15 years’ experience in strategic planning and execution to help customers across industries win in the digital world.

Real-time data powers the modern world as it drives new customer experiences, improves business operations, and fuels innovation across products and services. This is the role of data streaming platforms. They serve as the foundation of a real time business, unleashing a virtuous cycle of innovation where real-time streams continuously flow across organizations to break down data barriers and power endless use cases.

At Confluent, Ishii will develop the go-to-market strategy in Japan to advance regional organizations’s data streaming journey with Confluent, the industry leading data streaming platform that streams, governs, processes, and connects real-time data.

Kamal Brar, SVP APAC comments: “Confluent’s northstar value is earning our customers’ love. Ishii is a transformational leader who is passionate about providing world class customer experiences and will enable our Japanese customers to thrive in the data streaming era. His strong track record in scaling growth companies and leveraging the partner ecosystem will play a pivotal role in accelerating our Japan business. I’m truly excited to have him join the leadership team in APAC.”

Prior to joining Confluent, Ishii was at Rubrik, a data security technology company, where he built the Japan business from the ground up and forged strategic collaborations across internal and external organizations. Before that, he was at Tanium, a security operation software company, and VMware, a hybrid cloud technology company, where he held sales leadership roles for Japan to scale the business through strong partner ecosystems.

“Confluent has proven that data streaming is mandatory for businesses to succeed in today’s world. I’m excited and honored to join the team behind the industry’s leading data streaming platform. I believe there is great potential for growth in the market and I look forward to helping our customers apply this technology and improve their competitive advantage in Japan and across the world,” said Ishii.

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Confluent is the data streaming platform that is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure that sets data in motion. Confluent’s cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion – designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital front-end customer experiences and transitioning to sophisticated, real-time, software-driven backend operations. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io.

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